The Word of God says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Now, what is the kingdom of God? The apostle Paul tells us in Romans 14:17 that the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
When you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and pursue the kingdom of God, which is Jesus’ righteousness, His peace and His joy, God’s Word promises that “all these things” will be added to you. “These things” refer to what you will eat, drink and wear. Jesus tells us that you do not have to be consumed by these concerns.
If your Father feeds even the birds of the air, even though they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, how much more will He take care of you, who are of much more value to Him than the birds!
Beloved, just keep your eyes on Jesus and His finished work on the cross. Not only will He add the things that you need in this life to you, He will also cause you to become safe for success.
Now, turn with me to the Book of Jeremiah to see what the Lord says about having riches, wisdom and might. “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises loving.
The Lord knows greater what is best for you than you do. When you lean on your own wisdom, understanding and merits we get what our finite mind understands and knows what is best for us. These self understandings, wisdom and merits end us unfulfilled and constantly searching for joy, happiness and acceptance.
However when you focus completely on His wisdom, understanding and righteousness He will add it to your account. When you rely on yourself you make yourself very vulnerable but when you rely on Jesus fully He will give you the kind of success that He wants to give you which never fails.
When you rely on Him and Him alone you are safe for success because the blessings are more than enough and great things are put to your name.
When you have a greater revelation of Jesus righteousness, peace and joy and realize that He will put it to your account you suddenly have less worry and stress and fear. What Jesus gives you for success may not be what you have planned but it is best for you and it never disappoints.
Every failure I have had is based on my own knowledge but every success I have can be pointed toward the Grace of God. I often say that I just stop trying to make plans because any plans I set never end up happening as I think.
Why is that? Because God knows better than me and directs my steps, puts things to my account and grants Grace and Favor in my life when I never deserve it.