- What college I go to
- Who will I marry
- What profession to pursue
- To have kids or how many to have
- Which church to go to
- Should we have spaghetti or tacos for dinner 😉 I jest.
- Fill in the blank……
Seriously though. So many things we ask God for His will, when maybe He just wants us to ask for Him. Hmmmmmmm.
Matthew 6:33 – a familiar verse – “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.”
Break it down. What is the Kingdom of God? Jesus. The reign of God in your (my) life. He wants us to SEEK the reign of God in our lives. Seek HIM.
What do you mean, ‘His righteousness’? Pursuing righteous living, God’s way of living. He wants us to SEEK His way of living, a righteous life.
And all WHAT things will be provided? Mark 10:29:30 says, “I assure you,” Jesus said, “there is no one who has left house, brothers or sisters, mother or father, children, or fields because of Me and the gospel, who will not receive 100 times more, now at this time – houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions, – and eternal life in the age to come.” So, what will be provided? Blessings in this life (but with persecution… that’s another blog post) and blessings/rewards in eternal life.
The thing is, God is NOT going to force His will on anyone. He gives us free will. He is not going to make you or me seek Him, pursue Him or righteousness – but He will reward you for it, in this life and for eternity.
So instead of fretting about what God’s will is, simply seek Him. He’ll take care of the rest.