I Want. I Have. I Need.

“I want a pair of red sandals,” I told my daughter. “I’ve been looking for a pair for awhile and haven’t found any.” While in Kingston we found a cute pair AND they were on sale. So, I bought them. A few days later, we were back in Ottawa, window shopping and I said, “I want a pair of blue sandals.”

You see, “I Want” is never satisfied.

Most of us in America have our needs met – food, clean water, shelter. Most of us have way more than we need but we are driven by the “I Want.” And if we aren’t careful, we can be so focus on the “I Want”, we don’t appreciate the “I Have”. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not of the opinion Christians should be poor and eke out an existence. I’m simply saying, let us be grateful for what we have. Let us be generous to all. Let us look for opportunities to lend a helping hand where we can. Let us not allow our “I Want” to dictate our joy or our happiness. Let us be content and thankful for our “I Have”.  And remember God will provide all of your “I Need” to accomplish what He has called you to do.

In summary:

Be content with your “I Have”.

Trust God for your “I Need”.

Don’t be driven by your “I want”.

“I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through the Anointed One, Jesus Christ!”

Philippians 4:19 TPT

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