April 16, 2021

Scarlett Kiowski
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6:28-33

About two years ago my discontentment and jealousy were at an all-time high. I spent weeks wrestling with God, drilling him for answers. Asking him, why did I feel this way? What do I need to do, to fix it? I didn’t like how I was feeling so I wanted to take matters into my own hands and make it right. After several weeks, maybe months, God gave me today’s verse, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness…” Turns out I didn’t need to take matters into my own hands but instead shift my focus from my discontentment and jealousy to His kingdom and righteousness. I was looking for the quickest way out of my discomfort when God was looking for me…all of me…all of my attention. He used these distractions to draw me back to Him and to help me refocus. When I seek first his kingdom it’s not about me it’s about him. What are you wrestling with? How does God want you to shift your focus this week?