Updated: Jul 14, 2018
Hello gorgeous people, I want to believe everyone is having a splendid day so far. If you aren’t I am sending hugs and prayers your way and then you probably need today’s post (haha). Wisdom Weekly is a section of the website where I share insights that can make your life go a little easier than it already is. It may be the point of view from someone I find interesting and wise, or it might be inspired by a conversation I've had with others or maybe with just myself, in my head (guys I am not crazy I promise). The goal is to bring wisdom to your forefront and for you to begin to consider things that may not have crossed your mind before. With that being said, let us get to the gist of today's matter. Let's Talk!
Why we need to Put Him First
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
When I evaluate certain situations, and conditions that take place in life, when I begin to do a root cause analysis on each problem I encounter, I can almost conclude that a circumstance went awry because I failed to involve God from the beginning. (Yes the “Him” I am referring to is God). I was joking with my family recently and told them that I have come up with a new strategy for dating, I went ahead to say- When I meet someone new and for instance he asks for my number, I am not going to give it to him, I will ask for his instead and then take one week to pray about it, asking God if this is a friend, business partner, potential future partner, enemy or just an acquaintance. Depending on the answer God gives me, then that is how I would approach the relationship. And they went ahead to ask what if God doesn’t answer within one week? to which I responded, then I will wait for however how long it may take (haha), well except the guy is fine, tall, and nice then what am I waiting for? I know I like fine guys, (just kidding).
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and every other thing will be added to you” Jesus (Matthew 6:33)
Involving God from the beginning of every situation will save us from a lot of heartache if we really think about it. From choosing a spouse, to a job/career or a house that a realtor maybe be trying to hide the real damages from you, just to get you to purchase it, or choosing your child’s school (with the rate at which students are being killed in high schools these days, you need God’s direction), or a business deal or business partner and the list is endless, we need to get the go-ahead from God before we make any major decision. Because God sees the end from the beginning, He knows what is going to happen before they actually occur, what better person do we need to partner with if not Him? This reminds me of a story in the Bible about the israelites; the children of Israel went to fight a battle that they had no business fighting. In fact God had warned them not to go, because if they did, they would be defeated.
As in true children fashion, they ignored Him and went ahead to battle with their opponents and wound up defeated. Then they had the audacity to cry out to God (don’t we all do this), and He told them, I warned you guys not to go, I told you my hand wasn’t going to be with you if you went, but you disobeyed me, now see what has happened (I am totally paraphrasing here). If we just harken to the voice of the Lord in the beginning of things, He would save us from many sorrows. I think sometimes the issue is because we don’t see what He is trying to save us from, we think that we know better, so we flat out ignore Him or maybe we don’t trust Him enough to believe that His ways are way better than what we can ever come up with for ourselves. If that is the case, just have it at the back of your mind that God loves you more than you can ever love yourself, hence wants the best for you, so you can go ahead and trust Him.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
Another example to drive this point home, I was watching a documentary on the ID channel not too long ago (yes I am obsessed with Investigation Discovery); this man had seen an ad for a job on craigslist and was excited about the opportunity because he had been looking for a job for a while. After a few conversations with the prospective employer, he was offered the job and had to pack up and move to the city where the job was located. He went to church and thanked God with his friends who had believed for him to get the job, and then he left for the opportunity of a not so lifetime. Only to get to the said location of the job and the prospective employer lured him into the woods and killed him. He was found because some other guy was also offered this same job, and went to meet the employer as well, and when they got into the woods, he also shot him, but thankfully guy number two did not die and was able to escape and report the case to the police. Now I don’t know if guy numero uno sought the face of the Lord before accepting this job, all I know is that he thought the job was a blessing from God or the answer to his prayers. Sometimes we allow desperation and lack to lead us to the things that are not for us to begin with, and then we slap God’s name on it when He has nothing to do with it in the first place.
God is more concerned about what will happen in our future than our present “discomfort”. God is seeing 10, 20, 50 years down the road, when that man who is wooing you right now, may become abusive in the future and vice versa, God is seeing 2 years down the line, when your boss would fire you suddenly for no reason and He is whispering at the moment, hold on my child, the best is yet to come. God is seeing 6 months down the line when that relationship would pull you away from Him, God is seeing 8 years down the line when that "friend" would betray you with a kiss, and He is saying my beloved don’t be friends with this person, they are not good for you. There is no way that we may want to spin this, that putting God first isn’t going to be the best option for your life.
Putting God first simply means trusting God with every intricate detail of your life (Proverbs 3:5). God may not reveal the whole picture to you at once, all He wants you to do is for you to trust Him enough to put Him first, and then you will not be easily misled by the opportunities that present themselves to you. If you seek God first, every other thing will be added to your life. He will begin to show you things before they happen, He will be very happy to be the captain of your ship, and you will save yourself from a lot of heartaches if you give God the rightful place in your life.
I hope I didn’t bore you guys with this short post oh haha, I thought it was a good insight to share, and of course, God is awesome and I love talking about Him. Have a lovely day, and don't forget to like, share & subscribe to never miss an update. Thanks for sharing your day with me, xoxo.