Everything operates with the world's system or God's system, which we call His kingdom. Our marriages, our relationships, our cares, our ministries, our finances - all these are operating in one system or the other. If we want "all these things" - the promises of God - added to our life, then we have to seek the kingdom of God first. That is not as easily done as said, because seeking, in itself, can be very frustrating. Nobody seeks just for the sake of seeking. There must be a good deal of desperation to push us through the seeking process.
If we want the promises of God released in our life, then we must understand God's way of doing things.
But once we are determined to seek, what is it that we are seeking? "Seek ye first the kingdom of God." But what is the kingdom of God? The word "kingdom" is to be understood as "the dominion is of the king." So the "kingdom of God" refers to the way the King operates His system. Simply put, it is God's way of doing things. If we want the promises of God released in our life, then we must understand God's way of doing things. Only if we are desperate enough for what we are seeking will we endure the struggle and overcome the obstacles to find what we are looking for.
"Your desperation will enable you to press through the process of seeking."