What do you want more than anything?
I guarantee, what your heart hungers for?
You will go after it.
It will probably be one of the first things you think about when you wake up in the morning, and it will be there when you close your eyes, at the end of the day.
Created for worship
We are creatures of insatiable hunger.
But, we decide, what we hunger for.
We can spend our lives in the endless pursuit of the things of this world.
The Bible identifies this hunger as, “… the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life…” 1 John 2:16
Or, we can pursue God and His Kingdom, which the Bible identifies this way:
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy.” Romans 14:17
We were created to hunger for MORE…
And we are the ones, who choose the MORE, we will pursue.
You have to know what matters; you have to know who you are; you have to know what your life is to be given to. For in the end, the one thing where you must never settle for less is the calling God has on your life, the purpose for which he has created you, the impact he designed you to make in the world.
The great tragedy that I have witnessed over and over again is that we keep underestimating how much God wants to do in us and through us. Too many of us have believed the lies we have been told: that we’re not good enough, we’re not smart enough, we’re not talented enough, we’re just not enough. One of the facets of God that makes him extraordinary is his ability to do the impossible through ordinary, everyday, common people like you and me…
Is it possible that God is waiting to do more than we could ever ask or imagine and is looking throughout the earth for someone who refuses to settle? Maybe it’s time for you to pick up your bow, grab your arrows, and begin to strike. After all, what’s the point of saving your arrows? You can’t take them with you after you have taken your last breath. You have one life to use everything you have been entrusted with, so you might as well save nothing for the next life.
-Erwin Raphael McManus, The Last Arrow
“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” Matthew 6: 33 TPT