So many of us are trying to build our own kingdoms. When we look for ways to control our agenda, our money, our comfort, our career, and our security, we’re building our own self-sustaining empire. Sometimes we’re successful at creating this, sometimes we’re not. Regardless, the pursuit of such an earthly kingdom is endless and unsatisfying.
That’s why Jesus teaches us to pray, “Your kingdom, Your power, Your glory,” at the end of the Lord’s Prayer. We were created to live under God’s power. It’s only when we invest efforts into God’s kingdom instead of our own that we receive the strength, wisdom, creativity, and comfort that is fulfilling and eternally significant.