What do you REALLY need?
by JohnBagwell
 Faith & Family
Jan 27, 2013 | 7281 views |  0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Walk up to the average person and ask them what they want.  With reasonable certainty, I could guess that they would say they would want money, a new home (or current mortgage paid off), a new car, or to be debt free.  There are a few others out there I know who might say something like World Peace, or to rid the world of hunger, disease, or some other worldwide problem.  However, that is not where I want to go with this question.

What I want you to think about is your inner personal life.  When thinking about you, your life, personally speaking, answer the question: What do I want?  Set aside externals, think internally.  What do you want on the inside?

Whether you have something in mind or not, keep reading.

You see, many people are pursuing things they think they need, and their pursuit has nothing to do with getting their physical needs met.  They are in pursuit of something missing.  They are seeking to fulfill physically a need that has not been met on the inside, spiritually.

Christians like to say "Jesus is the answer" to these needs, and I would agree; however, in my estimation, the very people who say that do not understand the meaning of those words.  Strange, no?  Christians, who are saved and have Jesus Christ in their hearts, will say "Jesus is the answer" and still fall into the trap of pursuing physically something they need to fill a void they feel on the inside.

Sometimes these pursuits lead people (Christians included) to drink alcohol, have extra-marital affairs, fall into drug abuse, gambling, or some other form of addiction.  People who did these things before they were saved still have the capability to fall into these snares again, but with a difference.  Those who are saved have the answer they are seeking, but are not applying the answer.  The answer is "I AM" but they do not really understand that as an answer no more than I did as a 7 or 8 year old little boy.

When I first heard "Jesus is the answer" I was about 7 or 8 years old.  In my mind all I could think of is the grade I would have had if I had tried to write "Jesus" on all the answer blanks on a particularly hard test I'd had the week before.

What does that mean, really?  Jesus is the answer?

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