But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Sometimes in life we struggle with what with our needs because it’s not what we really want, our needs become second best to the things that God really wants for us to have in our life. I can’t tell you how many times in life I went after my wants to only get dissatisfied, disappointed and discouraged by the choice – I never really had the patience to wait on God for what I needed; because what I needed wasn’t what I exactly wanted.
A lot of times we settle on our wants until our needs come into place. But I have to say A NEED & A WANT cannot be in the same room together, you’re going to have to choose one and let the other GO! Otherwise they will be competing with one another, with one pulling your right arm and the other pulling at your left arm; that’s confusion – 1 Corinthians 14:33 (Amplified Bible) says – For God is not a God of Confusion and disorder but of PEACE and ORDER.
So if your situation is dysfunctional, trust me; God is not a part of it – God is only a part of situations and circumstances that he ordains or has called us to partake in, complete and do. If it’s not ordered by God or if he didn’t give you the go ahead to do it, then he’s not a part of it and whatever circumstance or disruptive situation that comes from it will be on you, not him.
It’s very important to take time and listen to the voice of God; Yes! We all want microwave answers and popcorn results – I know I do sometimes, but the answers and results that come too quickly and fast are usually the ones, that cause the most damage and harm to not only our spirits but our lives in general. Learn to allow your needs to slow roast, put them on 350 degrees and let them simmer for a while, trust me it’ll be worth it in the end.
Are you in a power struggle today with your wants vs. your needs?…If so, listen closely to the voice of God and follow it, I promise his answer may not yield what you wanted, but it’s guaranteed to be exactly what you needed.
Declare this Today:
Father in the name of Jesus, You say in your word to wait on you and be of good courage, therefore to wait on you. God I am struggling today with a decision of what I want vs. what I need; Father I don’t have the knowledge nor the ability to see long-term of how either will affect me in the long run, but God you know what’s best for me and I trust you to give me just that. Help me to listen to your voice and help me to choose your way vs. my way. I Love you; In Jesus name I pray. AMEN!