Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:33
So often in our lives we go after things we believe are for us and the belief is often misguided. The belief comes from familial obligations and overcoming strongholds as well as societal values and standards; rather than focusing on what The Word says is for us. Different perspectives play different roles into the beliefs since not all individuals walk according to faith; they walk according to their faith. See, there is a difference between God’s definition of faith and what we, as human beings, try to call faith. Faith only works for us when we understand it, when we see how it will work out, when it works with what we have already believed to be ours. We cannot have faith and doubt simultaneously because doubt strips faith of all hope that something is about to happen.
So then, where does our belief need to come from? Our belief needs to be aligned with our priorities in life. What do you believe is a priority of life? Where do you place God in your life? Is God at the top of it all, or is money at the top and God is after the money, because with money now you can tithe; now you can give to church? Does God come after your career? The talents that God has given to you, do you see them as God-given gifts or do you believe that you developed those all on your own? Yes, you went to school, yes, you paid for the classes, yes, you applied for the job, and yes, you interviewed for the job. But you see, God allowed for you to have a brain that functions the way that it does so that you can learn the skills you learned. God knew the gifts He wanted to give to you and knew the purpose for your life. He lined up that job, He prepared you for that opportunity; yet, without a physical being in your face, it’s easy to miss the help you’ve received from Your Father. It’s so amazing how God uses our beliefs to test us, to test our faith in ourselves and our faith in Him.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. ~ Matthew 6:30-33 MSG
Go after God first. Put God first in your life. Build your relationship with Him and in doing so, you will see how the closer you get to Him, the things that once mattered; the misguided beliefs are no longer the priority of your life. They are just extra blessings on top of what God has already entrusted you with. What do you believe to be true? While you walk around trying to please your parents, friends, colleagues, and spouse; priorities must be realigned to place God first and all of those other relationships will work themselves out. The Word is the truth; it is the walk and the talk. Let God use you. Stop stressing over your misguided beliefs and turn to The Word, if all you have is your faith; stay strong it in and do not waiver.
Do you trust in God? How do you define trust. . . .