Remove everything unnecessary in your life in order to
put first things first.
(1 John 5:21) says,
Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. The Amplified Bible says:
Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods), from any sort
of substitute for God.
Essentially we're being told to fill our lives with
the true, living God, not a phony substitute. It's vital that you
prevent any sort of substitute from becoming more important than God.
You can tell what is important to you by simply
examining how you spend your time. If you are spending to much time
trying to make money that you don't spend any quality time with God,
then wealth is more important to you than God. Likewise, if you
are always spending time socializing and don't have any time to
spend with God, then your social life is more important to you than God.
How you spend your time is so important, because you
can either invest it or waste it. However, if you waste your time,
you'll never get it back. On the other hand, if you invest your time
into forming a deep, close, personal relationship with God, then you
will reap the rewards of such an investment for the rest of eternity.
(Mat 22:14) For many are
called, but few are chosen.
Make your relationship with God your priority.
Put God first: spend significant, quality, personal time with Him and
everything else will fall into place.