But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Jesus tells us that we are to seek first the kingdom of God. This means we are to keep our focus on God and spiritual things. We are to be obedient to God and serve His plan first above our own desires or worldly desires. We are not to put our energy into worldly matters before we give God our energy. Jesus tells us that when we seek the kingdom of God first, then God takes care of us. God must be first in our lives.
When we put God first in our lives, other things fall into place. When I’m not putting God first, I can’t seem to get things done like I should. I get overwhelmed with the amount of work that I have to accomplish and I get stressed out. When I give my time to God first, and I put my time, energy and effort into being obedient to God and seeking His will, I become far more productive and I get much more accomplished with God’s wisdom. When I put God first, I start crossing things off my “to-do” list.
I have often wondered how I am to accomplish the things that I have been called to do. When I’m obedient to God, when I seek His wisdom and His revelation and His will, I get wisdom on how to be more productive. I get wisdom on how to accomplish the things He has called me to do. God doesn’t give you a vision without giving you provision.
If you lack peace, if you are overwhelmed, if you are stressed out, if you are worried about worldly concerns, then seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will fall into place.