Mat 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Being a computer person, I couldn’t help myself but find means to really optimize the use of my computer. Same as with the internet. I wanted to have the best of my internet use. I want faster speed and great results. I just wanted to have the best output of everything. And I guess, it is also true for you.
While I search for ways of how to optimize the internet speed, I found out that one reason or perhaps the most profound reason for having a slow internet speed is because of the too many add-ons (Firefox and Internet Explorer) or extensions (Google Chrome )we have on our browsers. These things slows up the speed since they too sends thousands of bytes per second we don’t necessarily need at the moment. Then, wanting to have our search results and even webpages loading faster, we became frustrated because of the lesser speed.
That is also true on our daily lives. We wanted to have faster results on our lives and we wanted to have the best of everything, even on our daily walk with Christ. We noticed at some point that it seems like it takes us forever to learn a thing or two. At times, we get frustrated because we immediately can’t see the glory of God being manifested in our lives the way we want it to be. You see, the cares of this life – our work, bills, debts, finances and even our very self – are just like add-ons. We can’t focus on just having one result being displayed on our life screens because at the same time, we also wanted to get a result on how our jobs are doing, on whether our bills are near to over due or what to pay to the debt collectors, or where to find money to finance to the family’s needs or perhaps when could we find a time to sit and relax and have ourselves pampered.
If we really want to see God being manifested on our lives, then we should get rid of all those add-ons. We need to focus on just one thing – God. As we slowly remove those add-ons, we see that God’s revelation of Himself to us getting faster, just like when we minimize all the add-ons and just let the browser do its main purpose – view search results and webpages. As we do the same thing – doing our main purpose in life – we see that we become best at it. We then see faster results on the main screen. God then became more accessible to us when we focus on just Him on the screen and nothing and no one else.
How about you? Are you having the same experience and wanting to see God alone being displayed in your life screen and not those add-ons? Just come to God and let Him clear away all those add-ons that you may focus on Him alone.