Matthew wrote “seek and ye shall find”, implying that a person knows what it is to look for. The first step in finding what you need is knowing what it is you need.
Each day thoughts run through our minds on what it is we want: one of those delicious cupcakes displayed in the window, the red flashy car that has driven past, the latest fashion magazine that has just hit the shelves. And yet, do we know what it is we need? As I reflect on what I need, I think on things such as love, security, work that is fulfulling, my health. And has God given me these things? Yes He has – but I had to go and find it.
“Seek and ye shall find” suggests that we actively look for what it is we need. I think of my need to have a satisfying job. I could have continued working in an office environment answering phones and doing bookkeeping transactions. Instead I pursued my desire to teach again in a school board that promises, not only to offer job security, but a chance to work anywhere in the city. If I had not volunteered, spoken to people, applied many times and put myself forward I would not be where I am today – teaching in the school that I wished to work in.
Love does not come to you if you do not open yourself to others; work does not come to you if you do not apply for it; contentment does not exist f you do not work towards making your life stress-free. And if you do not know what it is you need, you are unable to work towards your goal.
I do seek in order to find – and I do so with intent. I have reflected on what it is I need and I work towards it. And as I do so, I remember what my mother always said to my sisters and I while we were growing up: “God helps those who helps themselves.”
Do you actively seek what you need?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Find)