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You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Want

"According to your faith will it be done to you."1

I read an interesting quote that said, "You can never get enough of what you don't want." I had to stop and think about this one. Why would I ever want what I don't want?

An over-simplification of what I believe this quote means is that if I have a craving for chocolate ice-cream, no matter how much vanilla ice-cream I get, it would never satisfy my hunger for chocolate ice-cream.

To apply this principle to a higher cause means that sometimes we settle for less than what is best for us because of the challenge to achieve what we truly want to achieve if we are determined to do so.

For the Christian, God wants the very best for us. The question for each of us is, Do we want what God wants for us?

God wants us not only to be members of his family, but growing members who are becoming more and more like Christ in every way, who don't settle for anything less than complete wholeness, complete recovery, a healthy lifestyle, a worthwhile work (either paid or voluntary) into which we can put our best efforts, loving relationships, and for us to discover and fulfill his divine purpose for our life.

It is no "chocolate ice-cream party” to achieve any of these goals let alone all of them. The half-hearted never make it. "Vanilla ice-cream living" is so much easier to achieve, but it has no “nutritional” (spiritual) value.

Are you and I settling for "vanilla ice-cream" when we could have the gold of God's "chocolate ice-cream” life?

Suggested prayer: "Oh God, please don't let me ever get satisfied with an abundance of what I don't want—anything less than all that you have planned and envisioned for me to become and do. Please give me faith and determination, and with your help, to achieve all your goals for my life. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name, amen."

1. Matthew 9:29 (NIV).


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