Psalm 42: 1, ‘As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, o God’.
Really, the pertinent question here is, ‘what are you chasing’? There is someone you will chase and all other things will be added to you. While they are things you will chase which you may not even get and the things which you even had would have left. Which option seems like the more reasonable one? The first one right?
So why are most people choosing the second one. We really cannot do anything by ourselves. The only thing we can do by ourselves is to make the right choices. The Bible says in Matthew 6: 33, ‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you’.
What are the ‘these things’? In the previous verses, the people were being enjoined not to worry for food or cloth because by doing that, they are being no different from the Gentiles. In the same vein, Jesus is telling you not to chase after money, clothes, relationships etc. he knows you have need of all these things. But you’re not supposed to worry about these things by yourself.
I only just realized, but do you know why? Do you know why Jesus doesn’t want us worrying about all these things? Because it shifts our attention away from Jesus as our source and we begin to fend for ourselves. It also reduces the time we have to serve God. By the time you finish chasing after all of these things, God becomes an extra-curricular that you really do not have time for.
So instead, of trying to be in 4 places at once, let the person that truly has that ability do that on your behalf. All you have to do is chase Him. He’ll bring the other things.