I was reading this morning in 1 John and came across a verse that caused me to pause and examine my life. It simply reads, Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your life. (1 John 5:21)

I am asking myself the very probing question, “Is there anything in my life that I have allowed to take God’s place?”

And of course, God’s place is position one. Numero uno. First priority in everything I do. Every decision I make. Every motive. Every thought. Ummm, perhaps the question isn’t so simple.

It’s easy for me to put Greg Nettle in God’s place. My wants. My needs. What I think should be my priorities.

How about you? Is there anything in your life that you have allowed to take God’s place?