“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” – Matthew 6:33
When Jesus called the disciples to follow Him, the Bible says they got up and immediately followed Him. They were engaged in their everyday, busy lives. But there was something so amazing about Jesus that they followed Him at once. They chose to seek after the kingdom of God over their own previous plans. Surely, everyone Jesus asked would be willing to follow Him since He was the Son of God, right? When the rich young ruler approached Jesus and asked what he must do, Jesus told him to sell everything and follow Him (Matthew 19:16-22). But the Bible says he turned away sad and unwilling to give up what he had for what Jesus promised.
We would like to think we would be willing to give up our stuff to follow Christ, but would we? More importantly, do we? Are we seeking to further God’s kingdom first or is it further down the list of things to do? What has God asked you to turn away from in order to pursue His purpose for your life? Write it down. Pray for God to transform your heart and mind so you may discern what His will is for you.