Wants vs. Needs

Yesterday I wrote on my Facebook status: “Sometimes you want what you want but it’s not exactly what you need. 

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  God knows what you need and is willing to supply. Sit tight because He has it all!”

This week plus the weekend has been a trying time for me. (Yeh, I know, it’s ONLY Tuesday!) I usually write about things that I have gone through and the lessons learned, but today, I really can’t say that I’ve gone through this. Yes, I’m coming out, but seemingly stuck right smack dab in the middle.

There’s a transition taking place and I feel super uncomfortable. I feel as though God has something great in store, but when will it come? At times, I feel like I’m standing in my own way blocking my blessings, while other times I’m wondering if it’s even for me to have. I guess right now the lesson is simply learning needs from wants.

I think we always crave and desire things that aren’t necessarily good for us, from personal to professional lives all the time, which is a good thing in the end. God has everything you need, but is protecting you from your selfish wants. Anyone can say, “I want 10million dollars”, but the question is, do you really need it? What will you do with it? Will you have the same mentality you did before you got it? Spend, spend, spend, without any investments? 

Now, time for me to open up my eyes and see what’s really a want versus a need. Assessment time!

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6 responses to “Wants vs. Needs

  1. This is so true. I feel the same way a lot of the time. I have now trained myself to just take it as it comes and know that it is His will, he will send what I need. 🙂

  2. Isn’t that thr truth! Great post as usual Lakia.

  3. Heh I’m honestly the only reply to your incredible writing!?

  4. Margarita

    I definitely am going through the same thing. I constantly go back and forth asking, ” Lord is this what you want? Can I have this? PLease, Please.” lol. Honestly thats been happening. But I’ve just learned to trust Him. I’m open for correction and just want Him to be pleased. So I believe He will definitely show me wht I need to do. Whether he shows it spiritually, in the natural, or through His word. It will definitely come. So be encouraged and know that He will keep you from your wants and desires (the bad ones). Everything works together. Just be open and seek after Him. Much Love and I loved the article.

  5. Most people look to serve their own fleshly needs instead of what will sustain them. This is why people will stand in line all day for the iPhone 4. Plus, people define themselves by the things they possess. Sadly the world equates the value of a person by what they own and how much they have. Sometimes we will jump through a hoop of fire to have people complement us on our clothes, cars, and other worldly possessions. There is nothing wrong with possessing things, but they are not the definition of who you are. “Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” If you look at Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 19-34 it talks about giving value to the wrong things. What happen to the desire to serve God without the lust for rewards? You can also read Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 Verse 10-12 about how riches are meaningless. I could go on but I do not want to go on a rant. God bless!

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