Why your personal relationship with God matters more than any relationship you have


There will never be a relationship in your life that's more important than the one you have with God in Christ. You could say that you're a friend of the president or prime minister of your country, or perhaps even the heads of all states, yet, nothing compares to being the friend of the Creator of the universe.

Your relationship with God is more important than any other relationship that you'll ever have in your entire life. Here are some reasons why:

1. Your relationship with God determines where you will spend the whole of eternity

Having a relationship with God, or not having it, clearly says where your will spend all of eternity after death. This relationship can only begin by repenting of your sin and turning to Christ for salvation. It simply follows that having a real, genuine relationship with God means that you have done that and are saved (see John 3).

2. Your relationship with God powers you up for daily living

Your friendships and other relationships will drain you, but your relationship with God will power you up so that you can live a full life daily. When you give more importance to other relationships, you give away all that you have, including your time, attention, energy, and resources. When you prioritise your relationship with God, you receive more than you can ever give to Him.

The effects of relationships are even more visible when one is in the wrong relationships: "Bad company corrupts good morals" (see 1 Corinthians 15:33).

Having good friends influence you towards the good. Having bad friends influence you towards the bad. Having godly friends influence you to be godly, but having God as your Father, your friend and your everything transforms you into Christ's likeness.

3. Your relationship with God will last for all of eternity

Everything we have in this earth will fade away, be it riches, friendships, connections with big people, and even ourselves. Yet, one thing that will not fade away is God Himself (see Matthew 24:35).

Because of this, we should choose to invest ourselves in Him. Christ said, "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be" (see Matthew 6:21). If we invest ourselves in worldly relationships, we will only reap worldly benefits. If we invest in God who is in and for all eternity, we will reap eternal harvests.

Choose to prioritise the real deal

Friend, choose to prioritise your relationship with God more than any other relationship you have or you'll ever have. He is worth all the pursuit. In fact, He's the one pursuing us (see Hebrews 12:2; Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8).