When you say these two words they sound just a like, but their meaning is worlds apart.
We hear people say every day that they have a long list of wants. I want a better job, I want a new car, I want to go on vacation now or I want a big screen television. This is on someone’s lips every day.
This is human nature to think about what we want next that we think we need and will make us happy. And there is nothing wrong with wanting things, if we are not totally consumed with dreaming about what to buy next.
We should take time to mentally want to make a list of wants that are character building. These should line up with biblical teachings. Life is about living the good life, but with honest values and respect for others.
These are things to acquire that will bless us greatly and fill a void in our hearts that will make us complete and satisfied. Godly values give us hope, makes us blessed, happy, and content.
The scriptures records in Psalm 34:7-10 that the blessing of certain things, is to know Jesus as our Savior and to make Him be the Lord of our life. Also means that we are putting our trust in His Holy Word, acting on it, and then watching it happen.
Blessed is the man who wants to put His trust in the Lord and the fear of the Lord brings no want to them that fear Him. David said in Psalm 23 that The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want.
Another idea for us to think about is what I won’t do as well as what I want to do as I live a Christian life before others.
Listed below are some to consider.
A wise person wants and seeks godly wisdom and knowledge and won’t feed on foolishness. Wisdom fills the heart of the person who wants understanding and won’t fill the heart of someone who has no desire for it.
The lips of the wise wants to speak knowledge but it won’t come from the lips of the unwise. A person slow to anger sows peace but one who won’t, promotes more anger.
Humility is great gain and the more we have the more we won’t be self-centered. The one who sees the good in others, gains their appreciation and those who won’t will reap the consequences.
A righteous person is content with moderation and won’t allow anyone to tell him differently. A gentle tongue will speak truth and life and won’t let his mouth be full of empty words.
The godly person wants to do things that honors God and won’t knowingly do thing that displeases Him.
Know what you want and know what you won’t and walk in it. Your talk talks and your walk talks, but you walk talks louder.