Foremost or For Most?

By:  Lara Dela Cruz


Take a second, step back, and examine your life. Look closely at every detail and aspect of every thought, word, and action. Is God foremost in your life? Or is He there just for most of your life?


My life, like anyone else’s, goes through varying seasons. There are weeks when I consistently spend time with God, and He’s number one in my everything. On the other hand, there are weeks when I don’t even open up my Bible, and I doubt He’s there for me. I realize my seasons are heavily dependent on circumstances or feelings, and not on God’s truth.


With summer coming to an end and my last year of undergraduate college right around the corner, I could say that I’m in a season of busyness. I’ll be honest admitting that I have let some of the stresses and distractions get to me. Whether it’s working more hours at the hospital or needing to study for boards and exams, I’ve deviated my focus from God.


Instead of turning to the Word and trusting God with my situations, I try to handle things on my own without relying on His strength. I would be quick to recite Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me,” but would I apply it appropriately? Most likely not. I worry more than I pray.


As a senior in college, I feel as though I’m at a huge crossroad, and there are so many decisions to make moving forward. Do I listen to my immediate worries? Do I listen to the voices around me? Or do I listen to God alone? The answer is simple, but it can be difficult to drown out the noise.  I don’t want to just include God in most of the choices I make. I want God to be the reason for every choice that I make.

I don’t want to just include God in most of the choices I make. I want God to be the reason for every choice that I make.

Although easier said than done, I’ve decided to trust God with my future. Maker Fun Factory VBS even reminded me that God knew me and the plan He has for my life while I was being knit in the womb. With God being for me, I’m learning that I have nothing to worry about concerning what’s ahead of me. I know He has the number one plan for me as I keep Him number one in mine.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
About The Author
Lara is a member of the One Desire praise team and she is also one of the adult leaders for Downpour Student Ministry. She enjoys ice cream a lot, regardless of the season. She enjoys worship and walks and workouts.

4 Responses to “Foremost or For Most?”

  1. Ariel Juje Agustin Arandia says:

    I praise God for your life. Your insights on God and His power in your life shows your spiritual growth.
    I’ve known you since you were a baby and as your ninang (godmother), your faith confession makes gives me reason for rejoicing. I’m sure your parents are blessed with your choices especially by putting God first is everything in your life. Rest assure I will follow you with my prayers.
    Ninang Juje

  2. Tita Pearl says:

    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” And God will always be there at your side every second, every minute, everyday of your life, because He loves you so dearly. Trust Him with all your hearts. Love you Lara. God bless you always.

  3. Tita Cecil says:

    Well done Lara!

  4. Tita Cecil says:

    Well done and thanks for this!

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