Many times we go before the Lord and others telling God what we want. The list is long and detailed in many cases. That sounds about right; right? What could be the problem with that? That is what we are suppose to do. Well, in actuality, want is not the word you should use; especially when making request from the Lord. Giving the fact that your words are so very powerful you must be sure to use the right ones. The word “want” means to lack; to wish for. How can you want something you already have? Stop wanting a husband or wife you already have one. Stop wanting a car you already have one. Stop wanting more money you already have more than you need.
Philippians 4:11 (KJV)
“11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
You are only asking for what you already have because when you are in Christ Jesus every need has been supplied. STOP wanting = lacking. Be content to love God right where you are. Then more you love God the more God is going to pour His love in you! The more love that is poured into you the more of your needs will be met. The Lord (Jesus) is my Shepherd and I shall NOT lack (want) Psalms 23:1. We who are in Christ Jesus will not have any wants (lack). To be in the position of want is to be impoverished and those who are truly of the Kingdom of God are not by any means impoverished. God will supply your need; of that I have no doubt. You however must not have any doubt as well. The word “need” in the Webster’s dictionary means to have a necessity. The Greek meaning of the word “need” means to have requirements. You have necessities and requirements that God will supply so that you may complete your purpose in the earth. God will supply all of your requirements to get to heaven and all of your necessities here on earth. Our wants (perception of lack) sometimes cloud the view of our needs (necessities & requirements) being met. Present your need to the Lord and watch as it is supplied.