God First: How God Can Be Your Chief Planner!

Many responsibilities such as academics, family, work etc. calls for your concentration every day. Have you taking fast actions on some issues and later backfired? Did you ask why? Not putting God first can be a strong reason for the loss.

Today’s message would enlighten you on how to put God first in all your plans and how to be saved from distractions during critical moments.

What does Putting God First really mean?

To put God as your Chief Planner means nothing should be more important than the Lord’s contribution to your matter. You don’t prioritize the thought or comments of people above God’s message to you.

When God is your Chief planner then your love for His instructions would supersede that of your parents, boss, friends, spouse, children or anyone.

Jesus knew you would go through many tough and happy situations which require critical decision to take. He knew how people or circumstances could be misleading.

So, He says: “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”

5 Ways to Put God First in Your Plan

1. Knowing His Word for You

Reading the Bible and studying the scriptures through the help of the Holy Spirit are vital ways to know the Will of God for you. When you know His Will then you would find it easy to make Him first in all your actions.

2. Exercise your Spiritual Gift

If you don’t know your spiritual gift then it would be difficult to put God as your Chief Planner. Read first Corinthians chapter 12 and Joel chapter 2 verse 28… and see if you can identify your special spiritual gift.


God gives a spiritual gift for you and others to benefit. For instance, I don’t joke with my dreams because the LORD speaks to me through visions, so I allow God to be my Master Planner.

3. Respect the Holy Spirit

Some people disrespect the quiet voice in them because His opinion is different from the decision they love to take. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of GOD, so one of the vital ways to put God first is to respect and not to shun the gentle voice.

4. Regular Communication

If you always browse the internet, ask friends or visit the fortune tellers before taking your final decision then you may not be far from missing the Will of God for you.

Consistent prayer is a good practice that opens your eyes to see and your ears to hear from the LORD. It’s easier to put God first when you communicate always with Him.

Regular Prayer was the secret success of Jesus which made it easy for Him to insist that the Will of God should prevail that night He was arrested at mount Olives.

5. Act of Obedience

Moses obeyed God’s command, put the LORD first and he led the Israelites out of Egypt. Joshua put God as his Chief Planner and he led the Israelites to the promised land. Your act of obedience to Jesus’ commandments would make it easy for you to put God as your Chief Planner in all your dealings.

10 Benefits of Having God as Your Chief Planner

1. God does not make mistake, so you can’t make mistake.

2. You won’t miss your target of brilliant success in life.

3. The journey might be slow but you would arrive gloriously.

4. No loss for you but big gains.

5. You won’t find yourself in trouble!

6. Confusion won’t be your share but clear understanding of life.

7. No false prophets can dupe you.

8. God would be proud of you on earth and in Heaven.

9. Everyone would finally celebrate with you.

10. You won’t miss Heaven!

It is wise to put God first in everything you do by obeying God’s commandments and receiving personal confirmation from the LORD before you go ahead on your plans. I tried it and it works, you would enjoy life forever if you do the same.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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