A couple years ago I was asked to speak at my little sisters graduation. It was a huge honor to get to speak into these kids lives before they set off in the great wide open. So in my attempt to share some wisdom I gave them the things I felt no one EVER told me before I jumped head first into adulthood. I’ve linked the video in case you wanna laugh and see what I look like when I am not eating my feelings! LOL
Tonight I head back to share again with the graduating seniors. And if I learned anything from the last time I shared its that, they are probably gonna do whatever they want so keep it simple. My message tonight is titled it SEEK FIRST.
Is it weird that this sermon started out as a blog post? Well, either way my points are below…believing God to really move and for them to have open ears and hearts. C’mon Jesus!
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33 NLT
I love that in the message version this verse breaks it down like this…
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
This world is full of fillers and things to chase but ONLY one leads you to eternity and has an eternal impact. And that’s what I am gonna share about tonight …
//The importance of rooting yourself in a GOD-REALITY is the game changer. Because the reality is we are daughters and sons of the most High God. Knowing who you are early will set you up for wins later.
// Knowing that there is always a GOD- INITIATIVE, a purpose for your life that is authored by your creator will keep you walking forward when the world tells you to stop, or veer off the path that God has planned and purposed for you. No matter how many storms or voices enter and exit your life the God-Initiative will never change. You are born for greatness, and greatness resides in you!
// The world will tell you provision is on the mountain peaks of success and can only be accessed through what the world deems as successful. But GOD-PROVISION is an open chest of treasure for those that seek Him with all they are. Remember that at the end of the day He has named you, chosen you, and purposed you for great things…you just need to believe it.
Listen to Me, O Jacob, Israel whom I’ve specially named, specially chosen, and not without purpose. I Am the first of all things, and I will be the last. It is by My power, My desire, My doing that the earth was anchored. My hand flung the skies. I established them, And when I call, they pay the strictest attention. – Isaiah 48:12-13
God is a BIG God, and no matter what you will face in life His plans and gifts are unshakable. So seek first His kingdom, be a Kingdom person focused on the eternal impact of your life and all these things will be added unto you.
I’ll let you know how it goes,