Saturday’s Life Application Word ~Want~ Why “R” We always Wanting?

Philippians 4:11 says” Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Question: What is it that we always say we want?

I don’t think that a moment goes by that we utter these words, ” I want.” What is it that we want? Do we really need what we think we want? Where does this word want comes from?

Several things comes to mind when I think of the word want. When we say we want I do believe it’s out of what we see others having that we crave it. We have allowed others wants to become our wants. It is a proven fact that the moment we get that want the want of wanting it no longer appeals to us any longer. Which means it never was a want that we wanted we had no desire for  at all.

Remember when you were a little child and you told your parents that you wanted that certain toy for Christmas, or your birthday? You would do anything to get it toy, you dreamt of that toy you told your friends how much you wanted that toy. And finally, when that day came your parents got that toy you wanted. But after a week your parents asked you how to come you aren’t playing with it? Your response was “I’m tired of that toy, see what happened?

We as believers of God can’t get caught up in the want cause; we must not want what others have. Therefore, we as Christian aren’t content in life because we want something that is not for us.


8 thoughts on “Saturday’s Life Application Word ~Want~ Why “R” We always Wanting?

  1. This is an excellent post, sister! My daughter is 7, and I can count the toys she reliably plays with on a daily basis on one hand. The rest she absolutely had to have, and likes for a few days, then moved on. We developed a habit with her, she always bring little toys she doesn’t play with (I don’t know if you’ve heard of shopkins but they’re tiny! What’s with the tiny toy craze now?) and so long as she hasn’t painted on or colored them she hands them out to other children everywhere we go. Thank you for this post, it’s a wonderful reminder. God bless you, grace and peace to you!

    1. Thank you for sharing. And no I haven’t heard of that craze now. When we didn’t play with our toys my parents stopped buying us kids so many at a time. When we only had one we appreciated that one so much that when we did get more we knew to play with it.

  2. Amen. Wanting is another word for lust. It causes a lot of heartache for ourselves and others. My husband told me a man at work is always upset because his wife wants more and more. First an expensive house in a posh neighborhood, then a newer car and now a boat. In order to pay for all this he needs to work overtime and gets angry at work if there is no overtime. His life is a wreck because of his wife’s lust for things.

    1. It really is lust as you said. That is so sad about what married couple. Unfortunately that is what happens when we crave lustful things.

      The only person to blame is ourselves. I do pray that this couple marriage get resolved and that these lustful elements be broken.

      Keep praying for their marriage my friend.

  3. One way to tempt this is by staring into the troubles of others. I can’t wait to get my kids on a mission trip so that their eyes can be opened to they pain of others and actually do something about it. Thanks for sharing!

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