What do you think of when you hear or read the word pursue? I'll be quite honest, my inner 80s child beacons Rosco P. Coltrane shouting, "I love it, I love it. Hot Pursuit!" Or Michael Knight belting out to KITT, "Super Pursuit mode!"
In life, however, are there things that you pursue? Do you pursue wealth, fame, love, friendships, or obsessions? God reminds us that we need to pursue after Him. In that pursuit, Solomon gave this piece of wisdom in Proverbs 21:21 (NIV), "Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor."
Did you catch that? If you pursue after righteousness (doing your best to obey God) and love (agape love, to love one another as Christ loved us) the result will be that we will find life (a well rounded and fulfilled life), prosperity (not just in money but with friends and family), and honor (we will be well respected).
God wants us to always seek Him. We will stumble, we will still make mistakes, we will still miss that mark of perfection, however if we willingly and diligently ask for forgiveness, "He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." -1 John 1:9 (NKJV)