Pursing God

“And those who know Your name will put their trust in you; for You, oh Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” - Psalm 9:10 What does seeking God look like in your life? For me, seeking God means running boldly and whole-heartedly toward his promises. And, quite honestly, it’s a daily struggle that requires constant focus.

Seeking God and focusing on his promises also requires self-sacrifice. This means surrendering what we want for what God wants. As college students and human beings, that’s hard. Sometimes we’re selfish but we don’t know we’re being selfish. Other times, we just want to be comfortable. Selfish living is dangerous and painful.

If I live in a Jessie-bubble, thinking only of my wants and my needs, and spout out my beliefs to the people, both Christians and non-Christians, what good am I doing, and for whom? Thinking only of my needs limits my thoughts and ultimately my actions. Even deeper, it limits my relationship with God and his people. Self-surrender is intimidating. But as Psalm 9:10 says, “God does not forsake those who seek him.” We may be worried about our plans and our futures, but when seeking God is at the forefront of our desires, we will ultimately be satisfied and fulfilled.

Fall into God’s arms. Surrender your wants for his. Trust in his promises for you. Seek his name, and you will find him, along with the peace, joy, and purpose that come hand-in-hand with a relationship with your heavenly Father.

“…give up self,

take up the cross,