“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." ~ Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
We were created to put God first in everything. Before sin, man had it all. Adam and Eve lived in paradise. All of their needs and wants were fulfilled. They were happy and peaceful with God and God alone. Sin took that focus off of God and broke that perfect relationship with God. Adam and Eve tried to handle their own needs, ignored God, and failed. When we ignore God we fail.
As we know Jesus came to give us another chance at success in life. Accepting Christ is what gives us eternal life, but following Him is what makes us truly successful in this life. We were made to live under God’s complete direction and protection. He leads and we follow. He is to be at the center of all we do. Make a resolution this year to fulfill your created purpose. Follow God’s direction.