The same God that blessed Solomon for choosing the principal thing tells us today that there is still a principal thing to choose, to seek. He asked us to seek first His Kingdom and its righteousness and that all other things (shadows) will be added. In my life, I noticed that things fall in place, not because of my dexterity or superior mind but simply because I choose God first.
Stop chasing wealth. Stop chasing health. Stop your pursuit of happiness. Stop chasing accomplishment. Stop trying to fit it. Simply put, stop chasing shadows. These things you’ve been chasing day in and day out are merely shadows. Wouldn’t it be better to chase after and attain the real thing? If you attain the object, you also attain it’s shadow as well. God is the object of our worship. Seek after God, chase after righteousness. Pursue godliness and a great relationship with God. When you chase after God, He gives you everything you need for life and for godliness. Did you get that? He gives you everything you need for life. Do you need a car to do life, He provides that. Do you need shelter to live? He provides that. Do you need food and water, He will never seize to provide. If you need it, He’s got it. Stop chasing things that ought to chase after you.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33