Seeing the Kingdom

Just because I have been born of God, and have become capable of seeing the Kingdom, I cannot expect that I will see it if I have no desire to. This is what Yahweh said through Jeremiah:

Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind,
who makes human flesh his strength
and turns his heart from the Lord.
He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence indeed is the Lord.
He will be like a tree planted by water:
it sends its roots out toward a stream,
it doesn’t fear when heat comes,
and its foliage remains green.
It will not worry in a year of drought
or cease producing fruit.
(Jeremiah 17:5-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible®©)

By trusting Yahweh, I am placing myself in a position to know when He blesses me. By trusting humans instead of Yahweh, I am casting my life into a wilderness, where a blessing can happen right behind me that I need desperately, but I won’t even notice that I missed it.