“A Different ‘Want’ List”
By Zach Wood
Like any human being in this world, I have things that I want. It’s been hard through the years to determine sometimes what should be a want and what should be considered a true need.
I’d like to share with you a different type of “want” list. These are true desires from my heart and I would like to show the list to you.
I want…to be a better servant devoted to God.
I want…to be a better, devoted husband to my wife.
I want…to be a better, Godly father to my kids.
I want…to be more devoted to reading God’s Word.
I want…to be more disciplined in my prayer life.
I want...to be a better leader everyday in my ministry.
I share this with you to say that it’s good when we focus on wanting to be better about things in our relationships with other people and our ultimate relationship with Jesus Christ. We want so many things in life and when we talk about “wants” it’s usually in the negative sense as in wanting earthly things.
The Apostle Paul was a human being, just like we are. He had to learn to be content and see what needs he truly had from his wants. He did truly become a man who desired and “wanted” to be, more than anything else, a man dedicated to the work of God’s Kingdom.
I encourage you to create your own “want” list and ask God to help you to grow in those areas in which you “want” to be a better servant. Our ultimate desire should always be to further God’s Kingdom and not our own.
How can we “want” Godly traits more than anything? When we allow Him to work in us and through us to truly meet our needs and when our desires line up in serving Him.
What are you going to put on your “want” list?