Have you ever worked so hard and it amounted to little or nothing? Or have you expected everything to go well only to see the very opposite happen? It may be because you didn’t put God first. For you to enjoy success in life, one wise and right thing to do is putting God first in all you do in life.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you – Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, For as much as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die – 2 Kings 1:16 (KJV)
Many people now don’t have regards for God, not to talk of putting God first for them to enjoy success in life. They consider Him as one of those religious things talked about in the past and not relevant now or in the future. Some even, over time, have convinced themselves that there is no God and are proclaiming it. But they will NEVER change the fact that God remains God, creator of the whole universe and architect of everyone’s life. God does not change; He remains the same yesterday, today and forever.
Put God first at all times and your life will change tremendously for good. Indeed it is a wise and right thing to do. Putting God first provokes God to show forth His glory in your life. He would manifest His awesome wisdom and power for you when you consider Him first before any other thing. God will not share His glory with anybody or thing, therefore considering Him as a second thought does not move Him to act on your behalf.
You may say that you have done pretty well without putting God first but the truth is that if you had done so, you would have enjoyed more success in life. There is a limit to what YOU can do. Inviting your maker in all your decision makings is a wise thing to do and it makes all the difference. He knows the future from the very beginning and sees all the other paths you can’t see, therefore He is in a better position to advice you.
I heard a God story of a pastor who had a challenge with his throat and had arranged to operate on it when God spoke to him about putting him first. He didn’t ask God to heal him before consulting a doctor until the morning of the scheduled operation. While reading the story of a king who did not put God first concerning his healing, during his family devotion, God pointed out to him that he had done the same. And so repenting, he and his family asked God to heal him and instantly God healed him.
Now, I am not saying that consulting doctors is wrong but it should be a second thought. It is a wise and right thing to do if you have not built your faith enough to receive your healing from God without the help of doctors. God will meet you wherever your faith can carry you but put God first. In any case, there is no way you can build your faith without exercising it.
Also, I heard a God story of a man who never lost money in any business deals because he always consulted God before sealing any deal, even when the deals sound very genuine and promising. He would wait until he was certain of God’s direction before giving an answer to the proposer of the business deals. Sometimes, God directed him to sign for deals that don’t look promising, that other people don’t support. At the end, he always profited tremendously from them. Therefore, no matter your field of profession, putting God first is a wise and right thing to do to enjoy success in life.
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