Whom Are You Seeking?
John 18:7 (NKJV)
Then He asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
It’s a question that should be heavily pondered, “whom are you seeking.” There’s a lot today to grab our attention. There’s a lot of things enticing indeed but only one gives life. Jesus said as recorded in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life…” This scripture obviously isn’t just talking about living and breathing because there are a lot of people who do that without Jesus. What it is referring to is real life, blessed life, life with purpose, life as God intended. See everything made is made with a purpose. If what is made doesn’t operate accordingly it becomes worthless to its creator. You have a God given purpose and you will only get there by seeking Jesus.
So many people, Christians included, have this idea that the purpose for their life is just to figure out who they are. The problem with this is that it creates a uselessness in people that is hard to see past. Our God has spelled out what it is to be created in Christ, making it plain in the scriptures. The good news is we don’t have to find who we are, we just need to seek Him and let Him guide us into what our specific role is.
Seek Him. This is the answer to all the questions we face. James 1:5 tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” God is not mysterious. He wants you to know exactly what to do. The truth is, and something that many don’t even realize, He hasn’t made it hard to know. The problem is not that God is withholding pertinent information, it’s that people all too often are so distracted by things that don’t matter that they cannot begin to receive God’s direction. Either that, or they reject His direction because it’s not what they want. Do you have ideas about things that you can’t give up? Is your way of thinking so important to you that you won’t see the truth? As a Pastor now almost five years I have seen this over and over again. Our problems are never that God won’t come through. Our problems aren’t even necessarily the devil. Our problem is generally a certain way of thinking that we won’t allow to be corrected. After all, if you know everything then you will never ask God for the wisdom. The Bible tells us to ask for wisdom, not mull it over in your brain and figure it out. Your solutions are not what will help you, His are.
Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness or way of thinking and living. These things are not what you can come up with in your own mind, they are clearly spelled out for us in Scripture. They are not what you can imagine them to be, they are His and they are not hidden from us.
Follow God and His plan not what you want or think. The end of pursuing only desires always leaves people empty and still searching. This is because these things are not sufficient to fill the God void in your life. You think it’s things or people you need and the whole time it’s been Jesus. Who are you seeking? Your answer should be Jesus of Nazareth. In Him are all the answers to every question. In Him is the fulfillment of abundant life.