2 Chronicles 7:14
“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The word picture for seek is: "the house behind destroy".
Most of us consider our house as a place of security and comfort.
When we find ourselves in a place of security and comfort, which is of our own making (house), we are generally not inclined to "seek" anything else.
To truly "seek" after God we need to destroy the house of our man made comfort and security, putting it behind us.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.