With a new year comes new opportunities. Are you where you thought you would be in life? Are you who you thought you would be in life? It’s not too late to change. This week we start our brand-new series, “1st Things 1st.” Discover what it takes to be who God really wants you to be and go where God wants you to go.

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Show Notes:

Matthew 6:33 – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Life is _________________. 

Psalm 39:4-5 – “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. 5You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”


1. Focus on being __________ not _______________________. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 – This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

I Chronicles 16:11 – Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Have I become a _______________________________?

How have I become ____________________________?

2. Turn _______________________ into ____________________. 

2 Corinthians 6:2 – For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you! On the day of salvation, I helped you!” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

James 4:17 – Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Two words that will keep you stuck: “_______________________.”

3. Turn my __________________________ to ________________.

Psalm 119:10 – I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jesus is more interested in my ___________________________ than in my success.