Remember Billy Graham (1918-2018) in His Most Inspiring Quotes

Asking for the Wrong Reason

If I wonder why my life is going haywire, it's because I don't ask. If I don't have, it's because I don't ask. Or if I do ask God in faith and I still don't have, it's because I'm asking for the wrong reason.
Seeking after “all these things” as the nations of the world seek after just puts us in a place where we ask God in faith, but for all the wrong reasons.
And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. Luke 12:29–30 (NKJV)
It's when we pursue “all these things” first and foremost that they turn from needs into lusts. It's when we use faith in God in order to get “all these things” that they become a sort of perverted priority. Instead of developing our relationship with Him and making Him the priority, we use our relationship with Him to pursue a different priority—our own selfish interests.
But when we passionately pursue God above all else, we somehow lose much of our passion for “all these things” and, strangely, a transformation occurs: What was once our lustful, passionate pursuit of all the things everybody else seeks after, cools way down. And what we thought we just couldn't live without becomes merely something that God knows we need—and something that God will provide.

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