Proverbs 11:27

The one who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
but the one who searches for evil—it will come to him.

What drives you? What pushes you? When you’re all alone with your thoughts, where do your thoughts end up? What is the vortex of your mind that sucks you in when you have nothing else to think about?

For too many of us, those thoughts are evil. They may not be along the lines of Murder and vengeance. But our thoughts are of ourselves and what we can get for me. They’re of how we can build up the Kingdom of Me. That’s not seeking good.

Seeking good means…that when the day settles down for the night, when the kids are in bed, when the TV is off, when we’re laying in bed thinking about tomorrow – dreaming about our future…our thoughts go to the good we will pursue tomorrow. Our thoughts don’t go to our to do lists and tasks – they go to how we are going to help someone. Our thoughts don’t go to our bank accounts and how we can get more zero before the decimal point – they go much good can we do with the zeros we already have.

Seeking good means our motivation for doing things is good. We’re not doing things for attention – we’re doing them because they’re the right thing to do. We don’t choose to do things based on what we can get out of it, we do them based on what we can give away through it.

When we seek good we are seeking favor. But when we seek for evil and go searching for it – well we will find it. And finding evil will always disappoint. Greatly.