You know the problem with many of us? Our faith is something tacked onto our lives. To the apostle Paul, it was his life. Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24). Do you believe that?
I’m going to say something that you may disagree with, but I believe it with all of my heart: You are to have but one goal in your life, and that is to know Jesus Christ personally, powerfully, passionately, and to know Jesus Christ preeminently. Everything else will flow out of that.
You say, “But wait a minute. I’ve got other things to do! I mean, I’ve got a job. I’ve got to rest. I’ve got to have recreation. I’ve got to have friends. I’ve got to do this and I’ve got to do that. I can’t just narrow my interests to one interest.”
Oh no, friend. When you bring your life into a burning focus, all of these other things contribute to the main thing. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”