The Best Part of Getting What You Want

19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. -Matthew 6:19-20

I was listening to this series by Keith Moore, and it’s been blowing me away! Keith said he talked to a friend who got a sweet sports car. He asked him, “What’s the best part about having that?” The man said, “The day before I got it.”

Isn’t that true about the things we want in life? We want something so bad, we dream of it everyday, we believe God for it, and can’t wait until we finally get to have it.  Then we get it, and after a few weeks, it loses it’s luster, and we’re onto the next thing we want.

I’m learning that: The Best Part of Getting What You Want is Not Having it Yet!

It’s the dream. The possibility of having it. Having to believe God for it everyday. Saving the money. Not knowing how you’ll get it. Researching it. Seeing it become a real possibility! It’s an exciting journey.

Whether it’s a job, a house, a car, a set of clubs, you name it, it won’t satisfy you nearly as much as you think it will before you get it. It’s great to want some things, it’s great to have some things, but let’s see what we want  from the right perspective: It’s just stuff. It can’t make you happy.

Bottom Line: We’ve got to replace our desire for stuff for a desire for God. Prov. 10:22 says that the blessing of God makes a person rich, and He’ll add no sorrow with it.

Pursue the one thing that enables you to enjoy what you have, that never gets old, never stops satisfying, and never disappoints: God.



One Response

  1. Bubba this is a good insight. We can also desire things but seek FIRST His kingdom… One thing I’ve learned in this is in addition to the ‘best part’ being before you get something is the opportunity to thank God for it (where it came from) and to grow in understanding of His faithfulness and goodness. I think this is what helps make us a better witness. It is easy to lose sight of this, but it is very important. This helps to govern our faith and actions, to better direct what (who) we should seek going forward (in what order of priority). It is to His credit that we bear much fruit!

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