God has had a lot on my mind lately. God’s been constantly bringing it to my attention that it’s not about us it’s all about Him. Matthew chapter 6:33 says,
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
You see, the problem that people are in is believing they are seeking first the kingdom of God when truthfully, they are worried about the things that shall be added unto themselves. Now, I don’t know about you but when I hear “seek ye first the kingdom of God” that means let Gods will be the first and main priority on our mind. If it’s not Gods will on our mind, if it’s not to promote Gods purpose, if it’s to promote self and we’re worried about the things that we get by seeking God. Then we’re not seeking God we’re seeking self.
The question is why are we truly doing what we do? Are we going to church for what everyone else might think of us, or are we going to church because our primary focus is to further the kingdom of God? Are we mentioning the name of God to promote self-image or are we truly trying to further the kingdom of God? Are we reading the word to impress another or to learn how to further the kingdom of God?
Now, I have no doubt that there are many people who really truly love The Lord. How can you tell one who truly loves? See love is a sacrificial thing. It is going without so someone else can have. For instance, me and my lovely wife we go to the store for some food of some sort for dinner. Now, she knows I don’t really like coconut, and she really likes coconut, in my wife’s choosing of the food she would get nothing with coconut, she will go without willingly so that I can have. In the same sense, I know she’s pregnant and has been wanting coconut, on my way home from work I might stop in and pick up a coconut pie for her. In a small scale that’s how we should love God.
See, we know He gave up His only son, Jesus Christ, for us. He did that out of love. A mother will go without eating to make sure her children eat first. That’s sacrificial love. See, you give up something, why? Because you love someone else more.
So, the point I’m trying to make:
What is the motive behind the thing we are doing?
Here’s a Scenario:
Church service is going on and someone’s leg is hurting and they want prayer for healing. Now, what is the motive behind the healing? What will they do with it? Will they go dancing and partying and living a life of sin? If so why would God want to help you work for the enemy working against His kingdom? Or will you use the healing to further the kingdom of God in some way? If you’re seeking the kingdom first it shall be added unto you. See, God doesn’t want nothing but good things for his children. He loves His people He’s going to give his children good things. If we as humans know how to give good gifts to our children how much more so can God the heavenly Father give us good things.
Most of the time we can’t even see what good is. We must make sure in whatever we are doing we are doing it for Him and know and believe that He has all our needs in His hands. It’s really easy for people to get confused on whether they are doing things for themselves or for God. Am I saying you shouldn’t ask for things that you want? No, I’m saying you should ask for all your heart desires. What I am saying is in everything that we do and in all things, we ask our first priority should be to seek ye first the kingdom of God. Because it’s not about us it’s about Him. It’s all about Him.
I feel like people get a little mad at me when I say it’s all about God it’s not about us. Until we get to that point that we realize this we are really living in vanity. God alone is all that matters. He told Moses I AM and He alone is what matters. So, in all things ask yourself this, are you doing it for God or self.
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” — Exodus 3:14 KJV
† Mathew Quinn