Need vs Want

There are two things in life that really drive us. The need and the want. As a parent I have tried to teach my children the difference between needing and wanting. As I have started to dive into my reading I started to think last night, am I living by the same teachings?

As I move forward in life I have to remember that there is only one thing in my life I truly need. That one thing is God. The need greatly out weighs the want. God will provide everything I need, He will provide me the necessary tools for the things I want. The things I want in life should place focus on Him in the end.

We too often place the wants in front of the needs and forget that through His grace and love that those things we want will come with our continued commitment to Him.

In 2008 I gave my life to Christ. At the time I knew what it meant, but didn’t know what it was truly going to do to me. What it would change me into. Since, the life of a believer hasn’t been easy. In times I have wondered, why me Lord, I gave my life to You. Why have you forsaken me. This is when the want outweighed the need. I looked back and realized that what I was asking for was obtainable through my own actions and not through God’s.

Even through my ups and downs, my time away from the church, my many days of doubts, my fight with my medical condition and the everyday fight to stay a believer, I have not wavered my love for Him. The one thing I really did learn through it is that as I was blaming God, I forgot that its not God’s fault for the things that happen in my life. The choices I make that weren’t the greatest fall on Satan’s ears and I allow him into my heart. God can’t dwell within the heart of one that allows Satan to live there. There are always two sides to every story, so when you blame God remember, its not God, its you allowing Satan into your heart.

The need over the want!!! Need God, Need His love, Need his guidance, Need His comfort, Need His devotion, Need His wisdom, Need His word, and dwell in the house of the Lord. God doesn’t want your love, He needs your love. He doesn’t want your devotion, He needs it. It makes Him stronger within you. It allows Him to surround your life with His love and protection.

Devote your needs to God and He will bless your wants. Its never to late to accept Christ as your savior and never to late to wonder, what can He do for me? I am here to tell you, He doesn’t just move mountains, but he can change a sinners heart to a believers heart.

Need God!!!


Published by Brian J. Gibbs

I am a 9 year US ARMY Combat Disabled Veteran who loves this country and works hard to keep this country as great as I have seen it. I served this country to better myself and be apart of something greater than me. I have a greater purpose and it is to serve others and help those that other wise can't.

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