By Allen White
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts
of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:31-33
“Jesus didn’t do orientations. He did disorientations. Sometimes God needs to disorient us so He can reorient us,” says Mark Batterson in his book, Wild Goose Chase.
We often apply these verses as if Jesus is saying, “Don’t worry if you will have anything to eat or anything to drink or anything to wear.” In North American culture, the issue is not scarcity for most. The issue is being caught up in too many choices. Jesus is saying not to worry about what choice we will make in eating, drinking or wearing. Unbelievers are caught up in that kind of thinking, but believers have better things to think about. Our thoughts should be directed at the Kingdom of God above all else. God will give us everything we need.
Here’s the disorientation: Jesus directs us to think about the Kingdom, which no one else is thinking about instead of food, drink and clothing, which everyone is thinking about. What is disorienting you right now? Maybe an unexpected situation. God can use that to reorient you to what He wants in your life.
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