ig-seekfirstSometimes I get busy and crazy looking for the next big thing, the right thing, the wrong thing.

As I work in social media for clients I’m often researching trends and what is happening but it can easily become an obsession or a distraction.

We can get so busy following trends, trying to copy what other people are doing that we never check in where we need to first and foremost.

Jesus told his disciples and those gathered around him one day in Galilee, seek the kingdom first. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 KJV.

What is the kingdom? If you read the book of Matthew starting with chapter five and into six, you get to learn what the kingdom is. It is not a location either of this world or the next where we aspire to go to. As Jesus said, the kingdom is in each of us. It is the practice of living out chapters five and six daily, and allowing our lives to be the manifestation of these kingdom principles.

I am reading it and rereading as I want to practice the kingdom and not spend my time wanting to copy someone else’s version of life but to be the manifestation of the kingdom of God in mine.

Nerissa Golden is Media Strategist and Business Coach who helps her clients accelerate their business growth by leveraging high impact communication solutions and income generating strategies. Follow her on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter. Need more personal support? Ask about joining the Lady Maverick FB Group.