“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33 (NKJV)
Life on earth must be lived with intensified focus in order to ensure godly success. It is so easy to get caught up in the humdrum of life– work, paying bills, dealing with traffic, and complaining about the statistics on the news. It is easy to think that we are completely responsible for meeting our needs. However our Heavenly Father has a better life for us.
Unlike what we have been taught in psychology and sociology, meeting our own needs is completely contrary to the plan of God for our lives. The Message of Jesus was called, “the Gospel of the Kingdom” and that gospel or good news challenges us to change the way we traditionally think. The Kingdom of God becomes our source of provision when we become disciples of Jesus Christ.
We are no longer to make our primary focus meeting the needs of our lives. We have been called to a higher priority. The priority of the Kingdom is finding and finishing the will of God for our individual and collective lives. When this priority is fulfilled all of the other things that we need will be provided.
Our Heavenly Father is not ignorant of our earthly needs. He is willing and more than able to provide for us, however we must express our faith and confidence in God and His word by putting His needs above our own. King David had the following revelations of this spiritual law:
Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)
9 Honor the Lord! You are his special people. No one who honors the Lord will ever be in need. 10 Young lions may go hungry or even starve, but if you trust the Lord, you will never miss out on anything good. Psalm 34:9-10 Contemporary English Version
Clearly God does not desire to hold anything back from us. I am not saying to quit your job or to stop looking for one. What I am challenging you to do today is quit SEEing your job as your SOURCE of provision. SEE God as your one and only source.
Every other avenue in which you receive provision is a resource. Why is it considered a resource? It is because resources can change. If your favorite grocery store went out of business, would you stop shopping for groceries? As disgruntled and inconvenienced as you may be; you would simply find another grocery store that meets your needs. Why? Because the grocery store is simply a resource, but God is the source of all things.
Declare this today: I SEEK GOD FIRST!! God is my Only Source!!