Want vs. need

wants needsOne good thing about God is that He gives us what we need, not what we want. As human beings, we are destruction-bent. It’s part of our sinful condition that humanists vehemently denied but is being shown more and more in the news (look at the proliferation of massacres in our secular society).

Our generation is one that can’t distinguish want from need. Want is a right. Want is good, justified, unassailable. How dare you question my desires?

As Christians, we sometimes miss God’s best because we interpose our desires. It’s such our pursuit of wants that we miss needs. We pursue blessing more than the Blessor, the creation over the Creator. We miss destiny for dinero.

God just smiles. We pepper him with petitions, and He gently, patiently demurs. Thank God that He does. We would kill ourselves.

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7 responses to “Want vs. need

  1. LOL! You have touched on what is always in my heart. Why oh why are we always so destruction-bent??! I am the same way. Romans 7:19 always sums it up for me, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” My desires never seem to have anything to do with going jogging and eating kale. I’d rather have a plate of cookies and take a nap even though that always leaves me with a headache. 😉

  2. Our tendency to always destroy ourselves stems from sin. That is why God hates it with passion and is calling His children to be holy and obedient. 🙂

  3. Amen!

  4. Reblogged this on awomansaved.

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