More than Enough
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be added to you.
Seek first his Kingdom.
“It’s that crunch time of the semester.” I feel like I’ve been saying that for the last month, at least. But nevertheless, it’s still crunch time. There’s always something to do–whether it’s a paper, some reading, class, a meeting. That being said, there’s plenty of things to chase after in this life and plenty of things to be concerned about. Good grades, relationships, material things, etc. And while most of these things aren’t necessarily bad, I’ve found that in my life they can easily become distractions. I gotta do this. And now this. Ah, panic. Go, go, go. Not enough hours in the day. The struggle is pretty real. It’s easy to seek those things: success, approval, or whatever, instead of seeking the Lord and knowing Him more.
In Matthew 6, Jesus reminds us not to be anxious about anything, or what we will eat or drink, because we can trust that He will provide these things for us when we are pursuing Him.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” He provides.
Amidst all this craziness, I’m reminded the importance of being intentional about taking time and prioritizing to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness– in a way that everything else should pale in comparison. That is, really chasing after God with everything inside of me, more so than I’m putting into anything else. And sure, the ways I do the other things can and should be glorifying the Lord. But through everything, how can I learn more about Jesus, be more like Jesus, be stretched more by Jesus?
If we say God is our goal, our highest, our utmost…our actions and our time should reflect that as well. Worrying about all the other things is meaningless. Reflect on the beauty of Jesus’ promise in Matt. 6: when we truly seek the Lord, everything else is added to us as well. Challenge yourself to trust that seeking His kingdom first is the best place to be, and pray that Jesus would show you what it really means to seek Him. And revel in the truths that Jesus is sufficient. He is enough. Everything we need is in Him.
Here’s to hoping you had a wonderful Monday 🙂