Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
I have had many jobs in my life: agriculture laborer, guard, machinery cleaner, butcher, meat cutter, janitor, pastor, IT specialist, School CIO, computer trainer, and now a sort of writer of sorts. All involve both the physical and the mental. Each required learning and unlearning, and relearning. Nevertheless, they were not the greatest things I have done in the years I have called earth my dwelling place. Sure, I provided a roof over my family, and we were relatively comfortable. Yet the greatest thing in my life was not survival. I did not carry the weight of the world on my back just to endure. I have discovered, now, late in life, that seeking more than existence, but seeking the Kingdom of God was my goal from the beginning. My job was to seek. God’s job was to provide. I can’t do God’s job for him. All the things I have endured, enjoyed, fretted about, and had peace about, were just my way of seeking God.