What are you seeking?
Throughout our lives, there are many different things we seek. Career, relationships, friendships, money, education, lots of different things. My life certainly isn’t any different. I’ve spent a lot of time seeking a lot of things. Sometimes it was something personal I was seeking. Sometimes it was related to my career or education. Other times it was something for my family. Sometimes it was for ministry or Journey Church.
Many times in my life, as I was seeking one thing or another, I have prayed for direction from God. I remember one time, as I was praying such a prayer, God said, “Stop seeking direction and seek me.” Wait, what? Is there something wrong with seeking direction? No, but what God was telling me is that my first priority should be seeking Him.
In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
With this Jesus is telling us not to worry. Not to worry about our bills. Not to worry about how we will feed our families. Not to worry about what direction my career, education, or ministry will take. He’s not saying that these things are not important. Rather he is saying that we should not WORRY about them. Rather, we should seek GOD.
I’d love to say that the first time God told me this that I got the message and never looked back, but that wouldn’t be true. Truth is I’ve prayed this same prayer many times since then and had God remind me many times, “Stop seeking direction and seek me.”
Still, what does that mean? What does it mean to seek God? I mean I know what it means to look for something, but what does it look like in my real, day to day life, to seek God.
Well, that is what I have been talking about the past few Sunday’s at Journey Church. Check our Facebook Page for all those videos.