Be Diligent in Your Pursuit of What You Want

“What we ever hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”

Daily Devotional

Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

It is what you seek that will come to you. Your dream or goal will not come to you simply because you want it; typically it comes to you if you pursue it. David said in Psalms 27:4, one thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after.  He desired to see the beauty of the Lord, but did not sit down expecting it to come to him, instead his response was to pursue it. What is it that you want? And what has been your approach to making it your reality?

The attitude of David was also exemplified by the Patriarchs. Abraham wanted the seven-fold promises of God so he sought after it by leaving Haran, the place of comfort. In Genesis 26, in the midst of a famine, Isaac wanted an increase and so he sowed seeds and reaped a one hundredfold harvest. Jacob wanted a blessing so he wrestled with the angel all night until daybreak, uttering these words – “I will not let thee go until thou bless me.” Pursuit qualifies you for the dream.

Matthew 7:7 gives us 3 dimensions of pursuit. The first phase is to ask God for what you want. He is the source. The second phase is to seek for what you want. You cannot stop asking. In most cases, at a minimum there is something that you will need to learn, you will have to seek for knowledge. Additionally, there are some relationships that you may need to form to get to where you want to go, you will have to build and strengthen the right relationships. Furthermore, there might be a divine instruction that you must complete. All of these are part of the seeking phase. The final phase is to knock. Seeking will take you to the place where you can see what you want, but there is an obstacle to overcome. You must knock or keep believing that the door will be opened. The assurance given by the word of God is that if you knock the door shall be opened. It must happen. Your responsibility is to knock, leave the rest to Him.

Don’t stop at asking; be diligent in your pursuit of what you want. 

Life Application: Pursue what you want by asking God, then make a list and seek out all the things that are vital to your success and in the midst of obstacles keep knocking.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to diligent in my pursuit. Help me not to give him after until I have accomplished what you have set for me. In Jesus name, amen.

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