Step 3: Seek First His Kingdom
Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. This is the 3rd step to keep us from being a two-souled believer in our Seven Steps to Freedom series. Matthew 6:33 tells us that in all things we must first seek His kingdom.
How do you live for His purposes first? Ask yourself: What is the Lord’s desire? If you’re seeking Him and His kingdom first--really first--you will seldom find yourself stuck in the two-souled mindset. You’ll seldom find yourself wavering over what is best to reflect His will for a situation. No matter how often you live in the double-minded domain, this step works every time you’re faced with ambiguity in following Him.
Righteousness is the ‘rightness’ of God: right position spiritually and right attitude emotionally. Living from this position will always produce a righteous harvest. At least 4 times in the new testament (2 Cor. 9:10; Phil 1:11; Heb 12:11; James 3:18) the Word speaks of a harvest or fruit of righteousness. Seek Him and His kingdom purposes in your situation and you will receive the harvest of His will.
Seek Him, His will, His heart, His mind for the situation. Find a place in your heart where you are completely focused on Him rather than on an outcome. Declare with your mouth AND your heart that you will put him first even if bad things happen. Thank Him for a harvest of righteousness.