Wednesday, June 7, 2017
In the Lord Jesus’ words to us today we are given the key to being successful in life, and how powerful they are!
You see, true success is not found in obtaining every educational degree, nor in meeting the right people and getting into the right circles. It is not about having the right look or living in the right neighbourhood and driving the right car. The key to living a fulfilled, purpose-driven and love-giving life is simply this:
seek God’s Kingdom above all else.
Some translations say “Seek first the Kingdom of God”, and in essence it says the same thing… put God first. Pursue Him with the best of yourself and give Him top priority in all that you do.
It’s not that God doesn’t want us to have material things and to enjoy them…He wants us to seek Him FIRST. God must be our FOCUS in life. When we are focused on Him and on doing His will, He teaches us how to view and understand life correctly – just as He does – and we will in turn experience less stress, worry and anxiety.
When we focus on the things of the earth, all the material things that we run after, we are led by our flesh (our selfish desires, ambitions and goals), and we end up stressing out about everything and bringing glory to the devil and not to God! But, it must not be so. Our lives are designed to bring glory to God and we do that when we choose, among the many options and things vying for our affections and attention, to seek Him and His Kingdom first.
Let’s ask ourselves today: Is God first in my life? What am I honestly giving to Him? Is it the best of myself, or what is left over after the world and everything in it has taken it’s piece?
May the Holy Spirit burn within us a desire to seek God with everything that we have and help us to cultivate a heart’s position to always put Him first. That’s the only position that He deserves.