Seek First the Kingdom of God- Haggai 1:3-11
Sometimes, we can fall into the trap of minding our own business first, and then, after that doing the things of God, or for God.
Jesus said that we should first seek the Kingdom of God, and all other things after that.
God wants to take the first place in our lives, because he deserves it. He is the First and the Last, and he wants to be first always.
He is either Lord of all, or not at all, in our lives. It is up to us if we give him the first place or not.
Of course, we are not perfect, and many times we give place to our own ideas, plans, desires and schedules, instead of God's, but our aim, is to give God the priority. It is not easy to do that, but by his grace he can help us to let him take the first place in our life.
If we give God the first place in our life, then there is going to be a blessing for us, in our daily activities.
We can see very clearly, in Haggai 1:3-11, that because people neglected taking care for the house of God, but did not neglect their own houses, God restricted their daily blessing in various areas of their lives. They had put the effort to their best in the various areas of their life and work, but there was a little result.
Unless there is blessing from God, the rest is just human effort, regardless of the activity or task.
May God the Father help us to put him first, always in our daily life, as he deserves, in the name of Jesus, because only by his Holy Spirit in us, and by his grace, we will be able to do that.