Posted on 2/04/19
Let’s think for a moment about someone who wants to be slim. If that is truly your quest, it will influence not only what you eat, but how you spend your time, your money, who you hang out with. You will spend time exercising and working out. You would spend money joining a gym, taking fitness classes or buying workout clothes or equipment. You would avoid friends that maybe want to eat pizza all day, and you would make friends with others who shared the same goals. You would adjust you eating habits to help you to reach that target.
Let’s think about another example, let’s say you want to be a doctor. You will study hard at college, maybe not going out with friends so that you can study. You work to gain a place at a good uni, even if that means relocation to attend it. You may put on hold relationships and houses in order to really focus on your studies. You will work any job, no matter how tedious, to support you while you are training.
I was listening to a preacher and she said. “What ever you seek after will organize the rest of your life.” Thinking about the examples above, you can see how this is true. The things we truly pursue are never really in isolation, they spill over into every area of our lives.
In Matthew 6:33 it says “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”
Sometimes I have met people that are so focussed on getting healing or getting a need met, that it consumes their life, but the word is clear: when we seek God’s Kingdom, all the rest of the stuff of life will be added (added: to add to, give more, increase, proceed further) to us.
Today you can see what you are seeking after, by looking at what you life is organized around. What is the thing that spills over into every other aspect. What is at the heart of your life? If it’s not the Kingdom of God, don’t be condemned, but ask God to help you seek first his Kingdom, and show you those areas, and to help you repent (have a change of mind) and change direction.
Have a great weekend.