Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Many have heard messages and devotions regarding this truth. Often, when something is familiar, we let it pass off our radar.
But being a seeker of God, His kingdom, and His righteousness is not about reaching a destination. It is about the journey. We often get distracted along the way by wants and needs that cry to be placed in higher priority than God.
Our needs, as children of God, are promised to be met.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
The process of seeking means we are looking for something specific. Once we know what we are looking for, we will also know when we find it. Seeking the kingdom of God is not a physical place. It is a state of being present with God in every situation and circumstance.
Being told to seek first the kingdom of God means God is setting our priorities. This is often a fluent task for most Christians. First place in our lives is often overtaken by the immediate and that which is screaming the loudest.
When we weigh whatever it is against God’s priorities, we can see more clearly what to do, how to think, and how to place things in order.
Our decision-making becomes muddled when our desires overtake those that God gives to us.
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
In these trying times, we must dedicate ourselves to continue seeking God in every aspect of our lives.
Seekers put God first in their day.
Seekers ask God to arrange their priorities.
Seekers set aside personal wants and desires to be replaced with what is God-given and God-approved.
Let us dedicate ourselves to making God the center of your decision-making and the leader in every area of our life.