Look at the things that you are seeking first–what do you care most about?–and go to the bottom line: How lasting are they? How permanent? Can you depend on them?
And when we answer that question, we come to the conclusion that the only thing worth pursuing is not popularity (what people say and think about us) because we know that changes. And it’s not money because we know that goes away and we always want and need more. And we know that it’s not some kind of physical pleasure because that only lasts for a moment and usually leaves us with more regret than before…
The truth is we are all going headlong after something. We’re really intensely pursuing, seeking, worried about something…What is it we are so passionate about? …
Let’s passionately pursue God. Let’s seek Him first. Let’s give Him all the zeal that we give our sports team, and let’s give Him all the love that we give our families, and let’s give Him all the time that we give our stuff. Let’s let God have it all. ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.‘
I just received a message that a friend of mine’s mother passed away this morning. He already lost his wife and children in a tragic car wreck years ago.
Saturday I’m going to a candlelight memorial for a young couple who were killed while riding a motorcycle last year. They were on their way home from a bible study about marriage and were excitedly making plans for their upcoming wedding.
We often live like life is guaranteed…but it isn’t. We waste time, we ignore loved ones, we stay busy with things that aren’t truly most important to us because we plan to do all those important things “later.”
Here’s the point I’d like you to consider:
If you knew for a fact that you were going to die tomorrow, how would you change the way you live today? Those changes reveal where your priorities should be.