Want vs. need …

“They throw their money into the gutters. Their hard-earned cash stinks like garbage. They find that it won’t buy a thing they either want or need on Judgment Day.” Ezekiel 19-27

I love my new iPhone 7 plus. If you told me someday I would pay twice as much for a phone as I did for my last laptop, I would say you were delusional. I am willing to spend the money because I utilize a great deal of the functions of this phone as I do my ministry and communicate with friends and family. The other day while taking a walk, I dictated four morning meditations and stored them for a day when I needed one, such as when traveling.

I understand I really don’t need this phone. Frankly, I wanted it. Life is about wanting versus needing. I use this theory when purchasing larger ticket items. A car, for example. I don’t need a new car, but some days I want one without the dings and dents and the warranty package my old Toyota doesn’t offer at 198,000 miles. But at the same time, I don’t want a car payment, nor do I need one.

The only things I both want and need are a roof over my head, food for my belly, and love. More importantly, I need and want a relationship with my Lord and Savior. My faith won’t grow with just one or the other.

Thank you, Lord, for helping me sort out wants and needs. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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