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The Wrong-Pursuit …

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near”

In life there are 2 paths. Most go through life never realizing the path they are on and where it leads to. The bible talks about the narrow door, and the wide door. The path we are on is determined by our steps and choices that we choose every day. These choices turn into a lifestyle, and this is seen and understood by the fruit that it bears.

The outcome has been created over years of walking in the same direction. 

There are two paths before you; you may take only one path. One doorway is narrow. And one door is wide. Go through the narrow door. For the wide door leads to a wide path, and the wide path is broad; the wide, broad path is easy, and the wide, broad, easy path has many, many people on it; but the wide, broad, easy, crowded path leads to death. Now then that narrow door leads to a narrow road that in turn leads to life. It is hard to find that road. Not many people manage it. (Matthew 7: 13-14 Voice)

The wrong pursuit can easily be described as the way in which most travel. Unaware of the destruction that awaits them. Have you ever given much thought as to why people do not pursue a relationship with God? The answer is actually simple. Most people pursue a blessed life in all the wrong places. Most are on the roller coaster of when and then. This is a cycle of never-ending ups and downs, all in the pursuit of the blessed successful life. When I get those things, I am after then I will be happy. It really is that simple … fill in the missing parts.

Most people pursue a blessed life in all the wrong places.

We pursue love, money, fame, and relationships all because we are seeking out happiness … the blessed successful life. Solomon realized that his pursuit for happiness was futile, it was useless, pointless, ineffective, senseless. He came to this understanding, that a life lived apart from God was meaningless.

When we lose our focus on God, all our efforts, toils, energy, including our thoughts is compared to a grasping after the wind. Those areas that we put all our energies into, our dreams, plans, goals, our hard work, our alliances and successes, will not last here on this earth. Solomon’s conclusion was that apart from seeking Gods Kingdom and what mattered to him was meaningless.

So, as long as we are in pursuit of things that have no eternal significance, we are in pursuit of the wide door, the path that leads you down to a path of destruction. “Chasing after the wind”, is a metaphor for futility totally meaningless.

And, when all is said and done, here is the last word: worship in reverence the one True God, and keep His commands, for this is what God expects of every person. 14 For God will judge every action—including everything done in secret—whether it be good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Voice)

As long as we pursue love, money, fame, and relationships as our whole focus in life excluding God’s Kingdom we are on a slippery slope. Many lives become ship wrecked, because of the wrong pursuit.

“What you think is the right road may lead to death” (Proverbs 14:12 GNT)

Remember to lead in a culture that is going in the wrong direction you need to stand out with clarity and understanding that is infectious and attractive. Why? Simply, the world is looking for true leaders who are not swayed to the culture of the day. They have a lifestyle that matches their walk and talk.

Day in Day out they are a strong force, who seek His Kingdom and His righteousness.

Prayer: Dear Lord, today we see clearly, but that is only because you are showing us the way. Please give us the ability to see clearly, with an understanding heart that is open to your guidance, and correction. Help us to discern our way forward. Help us to be a life that seeks your Kingdom. Give us understanding that will enable us to build upon your foundation that very few find.

Verse: But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. (Matthew 6:33 AMP)

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