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.