“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
Everyone wants to be successful. Everyone wants to be healthy. Every Christian wants to grow and mature in their faith.
That’s fantastic! It’s good that this is what everyone desires. Imagine a world where everyone lived into these wants and made them realities.
If everyone wants these things, why are so few actually succeeding? What are the biggest factors that differentiates those who succeed and the rest of us? Two things: Priorities and Discipline.
First, has to do with priorities. Those who succeed choose what is best over what they want now.
Seek first. Pursue what is best with every ounce of your being. There will be plenty of times when you won’t want to be disciplined, to work out, to study, to practice. There will be plenty of times when you will want to cheat on your diet, your character, your promises.
Seek first. Choose what is best over what you want now.
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. The second quality of those who succeed is discipline. Successful people do consistently what others do occasionally. This has to do with discipline. Now only do they know what is best, but they have the discipline to do consistently what others do occasionally. Key is consistency. Key is discipline.
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. And when we do, all these things will be given to us as well.
- Choose what is best over what you want now – priority
- Do consistently what others do occasionally – discipline