“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
What do you seek first? What if we always sought God’s kingdom and God’s will first in all things?
You are feeling overwhelmed…but seek first my kingdom.
You have all these ideas of things you want to run and do…but seek first my path.
You are confused by culture’s definition of right and wrong…but seek first my truth.
You are feeling weary and broken…but seek first my righteousness.
You are in need…but seek first a supply of my word.
You are heartbroken…but seek first my comfort.
You have an important decision to make…but seek first my wisdom.
You don’t feel like you are enough or have enough time, energy, resources…but seek first my power.
…and ALL these things will be added to you.
C.S. Lewis says, “Put first things first and we get second things thrown in; put second things first and we lose both first and second things.”
Or as Jesus is saying here, put God first and all these things will be added to you. Seek all these other things first and you will have no time for God…and on top of that, you won’t achieve those things…they will still be there. You lose both.
How often does God take second place to things we think we just HAVE to do first, and then we are left feeling like we have fallen short at everything. Seeking second place things first leaves no time for first or second place things.
Challenge: Make it a goal today to keep pressing on to put first things first; to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness. Reflect on it at the end of the day. How did it impact your decisions and your attitude toward things and people?