Thursday, January 3, 2013

Have You Ever Had The "I Wants?"

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
Psalm 3:3-4
At one time or another we have all had a case of "I wants."  We want to keep up with our neighbors, our friends, and even our family.  We want the better car, the bigger house, the awesome kids, and ladies, yes let us admit it, we want to be prettier, slimmer, younger looking, have the better clothes, etc.  The need to improve ourselves is not wrong but when we allow it to take over our lives we forget what life is about.  We forget to be thankful for the things we do have.  Take time to look around you, I mean really look, and be thankful for the home you have, the car you drive, the health you have, the beautiful children God blessed your life with and be thankful for yourself as you are a unique masterpiece created by God and there is no one like you.  Quit comparing your life and yourself to others.  Live each day in praise and thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father and the feelings of inadequacy will be chased away.  We will always want things but we need to be realistic and save for the things we really need.  Ask God to meet your daily needs and He will answer you. 


  1. I saw your post on Home Based Mom and saw your name of Shirley....and clicked on your name...since my name is Shirley. That's how I found you. I really appreciated this article on the "I Wants". It was an answer to my prayers and helps me keep things in perspective!!

    1. Shirley I am glad you found me and I'm glad that my little post helped you today. God bless you Shirley as you move forward in your life and live each day to its fullest.