We plan our lives as if we have hundreds of years in front of us. We work hectically to achieve more, earn more, travel more, do more. And somewhere in between the race we are in, we try to make time for God. It’s the wrong way around.
We need to seek God’s kingdom first, then the rest will come. If we serve God, His favour will rest on us, meaning life will be easier. His Spirit in us will help us to bear the fruit of the Spirit, meaning we will be much more lovable and likable to other people. In short, we need to stop our nonsense and start serving God. He is a jealous God who wants to be the first love in our lives. Stop worrying over trivial things – serve God.
Matthew 6:33 says 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.
Life could be over at any moment. There is no guarantee that you will have a warning that the end is near. We need to make sure we are ready. At any moment, we must be ready to appear in the front of God’s throne. Stop indulging in sin. There is no time for that. Stop fighting with people over petty issues – it’s not worth it. Make peace with the people that you are angry with. Forgive all of them. Ask forgiveness from those that are angry with you. Get your life in order and serve God. He will take care of the rest.