“Our Daily Pursuit”
By Zach Wood
Proverbs 21:21 (NLT)
“Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.”
What have you found yourself pursuing in life lately? What are you striving for? What are you working so hard to accomplish? What has consumed your mind and heart lately? Are you working hard to provide a better life for your family? Are you working hard to achieve some goals you’ve listed in the past for yourself and your family?
These questions should fill our mind daily and be a reminder to us of what we work hard each day to achieve. We all want to achieve so many things in life. There’s nothing at all wrong with wanting to achieve and accomplish certain things in our lives. It’s great that we want to be the best in whatever we set out to do. God certainly wants us to do the best wherever we go and whatever we do.
Are we pursuing God and His Kingdom more than anything else in our life? Is it our daily goal to do what He wants to do in us, through us and with us? Do we awake in the morning and ask God to help us do what He wants to accomplish through us? Or do we awake and go through most days pursuing selfish things, only considering our needs?
If we want to live a life of righteousness and honor and love, then why would we not pursue God completely? Why would we choose to chase after other things in life that have no lasting meaning? This is a daily battle we all face. Do we long to fill our selfish desires or do we long to serve God and be used by Him to do what He wants? We know what the right answer is, but do we really live that way?
We definitely want to strive to pursue God and His righteousness. We want to strive to show His love to others in all ways that we can. I know this sounds cliché, but if we study His Word daily and let Him truly lead, then our lives will look more like Christ.
Are we pursuing Him each day?