Strive for the Kingdom and all else will be given to us as well!
One of my favorite Bible verses is in Luke 12:31where Jesus tells us to “Strive for his Kingdom and these things (the necessities of life) will be given to you as well.” First of all it suggests that we can find the Kingdom of Heaven anytime we look reassuring each one of us that the fullness of God is always present. It also helps me to remember that when I strive for the Kingdom, I strive for God. As I desire only God Jesus assures me that everything else will fall into place.
I often like to replace the word God with the qualities of God. So, instead of striving for only God, I can choose to strive for love or beauty or wholeness. All of these qualities define the Kingdom for me. In that moment, I recenter myself into the reality of God knowing that no matter what the outer circumstances, the fullness of God or love prevails. And it works. When I can remember to shift my focus to wanting only God, my outer world really does have a way of changing in ways that I could not begin to imagine!