You see that anxiety that’s gradually building up? God doesn’t like it at all. Yesterday I taught you that God’s program for us is that we all mature to a point where we want nothing, yet all good things are added to us.
Psalm 34:10 unveils to us that young believers suffer when they pursue after their wants, but that those who seek the Lord do not want or lack any good thing. Isn’t that a mystery? The things that others are pursuing after are now pursuing after you, just because you understand a simppe principle.
While in fellowship yesterday, I took a moment to ask members what they wanted God to do for them, and you’d be amazed by their responses. Some said they wanted money to eat, some said they wanted a breakthrough, some said they wanted more blessings, while some said they wanted more of God – even though I knew deep down that they also wanted something material.
As soon as they were done expressing their wants, I told them that their wants is probably the reason why they still struggle. That scripture says, “the young lion do want and suffers hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing”. Those who seek God would not feel the burden of wanting any good thing because seeking God adds all those things to them. But those who decides to pursue after their wants will still suffer God’s training in the process. That’s right! Even while you pursue your wants, God will not alter His program. He’d take advantage of it to train you until you begin to want nothing. Until you want nothing, God cannot entrust you with all good things. You have to understand this.
Let me show you a few scriptures:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
I referenced this scripture in my previous counsel, but this time I’d put those three verses into perspective.
Think about it, people who don’t want anything don’t suffer temptation. And this is what God is trying to deal with. So while you pursue after your wants, God would orchestrate challenges and resistances just to see if you’d maintain your joy when your wants are not coming forth. So He tells you to count it all joy when you suffer divers temptations. Temptation in this cases does not necessarily mean deception by the devil, it can also mean struggles and resistances that can make you deny or lose your Christian principles.
The next verses makes it clear that the reason why God does that is to workout patience within us, which will eventually mature us to a level where we want nothing. In other words, you can’t escape God’s program.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Notice that the word “seek” is also used in this scripture. Those who seek the kingdom as a priority would enjoy addition of all the things others are wanting after. They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Do you see the connection now?
Now it’s important I create a balance; I’m not saying you shouldn’t have needs. Ofcourse you can have needs, but when you begin to desperately pursue after your needs – despising the principles of God, then your needs have become a want.
I’ve taught you that the way God meets our needs is by having faith in His word. And most of the time, people who pursue after their wants lose sight of faith in the process. Instead of pursing your wants, the wisdom would be to pursue His will that meets your needs.
As I conclude, it’s never too late to get married, especially when you’re dealing with God. If He decides to settle you at sixty, then it’s because He wants to make a statement. He’d do things with you that would enter history books. So relax, and cool off from that anxiety. A thousand years is only but a day in God’s sight. In God’s eyes, you’ve not even lived up to a day yet, so who told you time is going?
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!