Wanting Is Not Seeking

There is a difference between wanting and seeking. It’s the distinction between desire and effort. Many people like the idea of something, but aren’t willing to put the effort in to “seek” it.

In school we all wanted to graduate, but none wanted to take tests or do homework. Many want to be fit, but few want to exercise or diet. Some aspire to cross the finish line but aren’t willing to train for the race. Everyone seems to want the maximum paycheck for minimum labor. Christians often say they want to know God, but how many of us are willing to seek Him?

Only sincere seeking will be successful. Do I genuinely desire God or do I simply like the idea of knowing God? Is my pursuit reality, or merely perception? My success in finding God depends upon it.

But if you seek the LORD thy God, you shalt find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

{Deuteronomy 4.29}

The Lord is with you, while you be with him; and if you seek Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

{2 Chronicles 15.2}

And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

{Jeremiah 29.13}

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