So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
The Christian life can be understood as a journey. Some things are necessary to stay on the journey, some things we do as entertainment during the journey, but all that we do is to ensure that our journey reaches it’s destination. If the necessities of our journey become the destination, we accumulate more and more necessities, but end up going in circles without actually reaching our destination.
My life works the same way. Eating, sleeping, working and playing are things that are necessary to keep me going to ensure that I get to His kingdom (Colossians 3:17). But the moment any of these things become the focus of my journey or pursuit, I find myself going in circles. I might accumulate more play, more work, more money, more cars and houses, but never get anywhere in His kingdom. The destination is lost.
The absolutely magical thing about this pursuit is that if we keep a steadfast focus on the destination, we will always have more than enough to keep going. I must keep my pursuit steadfast, but not for the sake of the necessities, for the sake of the destination.