"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you." (Matthew 6:33)
One of the quickest ways to build a better life - perhaps the only way - is to do it with God as your partner. So here's a question worth thinking about: Have you made God your top priority by offering Him your heart, your soul, your talents, and your time? Or are you in the habit of giving God little more than a few hours on Sunday morning? The answer to these questions will determine, to a surprising extent, the direction to your day and the condition of your character.
As you contemplate your own relationship with God, remember this: all of mankind is engaged in the practice of worship. Some folks choose to worship God and , as a result, reap the joy that He intends for His children to experience. Other folks, folks who are stubbornly determined to do it "their way," distance themselves from God by worshipping such things as earthly possessions or personal gratifications...and when they do, they suffer.
In the book of Exodus, God warns that we should place no gods before Him (20:3). Yet all too often, we place our Lord in second, third, or fourth place as we worship the gods of pride, greed, power, or lust.
Does God rule your heart? Make certain that the honest answer to this question is a resounding yes. If you sincerely wish to build your character and your life on an unshakable foundation, you must put your Creator in first place. No exceptions!
Rick Warren says: "We become whatever we are committed to."