Funny how sometimes you could be holding something and the next thing you’re looking for it and someone asks you what you’re looking for and they give you this ‘’you are crazy look’’ before they tell you ‘’are those not your keys in your hand?’’ you’re allowed to feel stupid afterwards,its okay.
I’m going to state three versions of what Matthew 6:33 says, the king James version, message version and of course my papa’s version, Bishop David Oyedepo who is kinda my case study for this write-up.
What exactly does Matthew 6:33 say, ‘’But seek ye First the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and All these things shall be added unto you’’. Message version says ‘’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, and my favorite of all by Bishop David Oyedepo, ‘’seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things others are dying to get shall be added unto you.
This brings me to the question what are those things others are dying to get? Riches? Power? Education? Status? name it.
Everybody wants the good things of life but some people don’t know how to get them. Making God the center of your life brings them automatically. Isn’t that amazing?
I’ve seen the realest example of a Matthew 6:33 man ‘’Bishop David Oyedepo’’ What else can make God tell a man that even if he doesn’t want to be rich anymore it’s too late? Woah! Hollup hollup, let me do a little biography on this great man. Bishop David Oyedepo is one of the wealthiest men in the world, he’s not just loaded financially but all round, beautiful family, peace of mind, good health, growing ministry etc. This man has a burning heart for God and everybody knows. What about you and me? Have we made God an option? Have we put all other things before Him? Or are we chasing Him with all the strength we have, making Him number one in our lives? (not just pasting it everywhere on social media) but really living for Him?
Serve God with your talent and your skill, and do it heartily, never make decisions based on what you think is right but on what God says. Stop chasing things of this life because you may never catch them, even if you do you might be too worn out to enjoy them. When you’re all about God and His Kingdom here on earth these blessings, whatever you need, will surely run after you and overtake you. Without stress you’ll just find yourself basking in the goodness of God and when people ask you ‘’how did you do it, how come?’’ you can confidently say ‘’its God ohh’’ because it’s actually Him
It’s never too late to follow God, His hands are wide open waiting for you, are you not tired of struggling and hustling too hard? Cast your cares upon Him and He will give you rest.
Just say this short prayer in your heart ‘’ Dear God I’m tired of trying too hard, I want you to be the center of my life, help me to truly believe and understand that once I have You I have everything I need, Give me the grace to love and serve you unconditionally all the days of my life, Amen.’’