Summary: The secret of successful life is to cast all our burden unto the Lord and make Him first in every area of our life.
Topic: Putting God first
Scripture Reading: Mt. 6: 31 – 34
“Therefore do not worry, saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For after all these things the gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (NKJV)
Its for you to ease yourself dining in new things, when God is taking you to new place children of God initially it might look as if its not good, but He knows where He is taking you to, our God specialises in how to bring good out of bitter things; take for example the Israelites when they left the Red Sea and came to river Marah , they were upset and angry, and complained to Moses because the water was bitter to drink asking Moses why he brought them to this place and what shall they drink but God is a God that transform things instantly and He told Moses to cast a tree into the waters immediately the Lord transform river Marah, a bitter water into a sweet water. So I’m telling you today that whatever is bitter in your life, don’t look at God and ask him why did He bring you to this place, God is going to bring happiness, joy, blessings out of them in the name of the Lord Jesus Amen.
Now I want you to go into the word of God with me in the book of Matthew, we are going to read from Matthew chapter 6, and we shall read from verse 31 to 34: “therefore do not worry, saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For after all these things the gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (NKJV)
Today I would like to minister on verse 33; and the scripture says in Matthew 6 verse 33; “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you” The bible says do not worry about what you are going to eat, do not worry about what you are going to drink, do not worry about what you are going to wear, do not worry about things in your life but what the Lord wants you to do is to seek first the Kingdom of the Lord and every other thing shall definitely be added unto you. This is the statement that determines everybody’s success and wellbeing, this is a statement that determines your breakthrough, this is the statement that determines your blessing, this is the statement that determines your victory in fact, everything regarding our life, but the problem with people is that we never ever take this statement to heart.
We don’t take this statement to heart, everyone wants to be successful, we all strive for success, going all over the place for one reason; we want success in our life. The main reason why we wake up in the morning and go to work is because we want success. We work late chasing business deals ignoring what is important in our lives; God. We push God out of our day-today life eagerly seeking wealth and the adulations that come with it. But I want you to know that people have failed in every area of their lives because they are not putting God first in their lives, let God be first in your life.
The bible says seek God first in all the things you do meaning that before any plans or wants in your life let God be first in everything. We all want to be successful, have happiness, have a good happy marriage see our children doing well but all these things can be successfully achieved by placing all our trust and hope in God. The secret to successful life is to cast all your burdens unto God and live in hope and expectation that the Lord will accomplish all that is good in your life. A lot of awful and terrible things are happening around the world right now because people have left God out of their lives; God doesn’t dwell in marriages anymore, we’ve left God out of churches; out of our businesses and out of our relationships with each other.