Why we don’t have

What it do

So I’m sitting in my car looking at YouTube videos and literally dozing off to sleep. A thought just popped in my head of why we don’t have. By no means are any of my blog post going to promote or reference money. Why because knowledge and understanding is more lucrative and better than all the rubies, silver and gold and none shall compare. With that being said, one of the scriptures in the Bible states,

James 4:2-3

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts

Let me break down what this is saying. The reason why some of us if not most of us walk around feeling a sense of lacking and unfulfillment is because we don’t ask the heavenly father for that wisdom, knowledge and understanding. As humans we spend more time looking at what others have instead of going to the heavenly father asking him to reveal to us what he has already blessed us with. We spend more time strategizing how we will obtain what others have. Never being satisfied with the stuff we have and never going to the heavenly father asking him to reveal this to us what we have. Also asking him to show us how to utilize it to the fullest. We walk around just wanting and wanting, but avoiding the knowledge and understanding of how to obtain and maintain. We want what others have. We pay attention to what others got. In our eyes the purpose for life is quantified through how much assets a person has and can obtain. So we consume, and consume, then consume some more. Never really filling the void, but rather left with the feelings of unsatisfaction.

Now the funny thing about all of this is that most people can say, well Fisher of men I ask the heavenly father and still receive not. Why is that so? Well, simple. As people our hearts are not in the right place for the things that we are asking for. See when you are desperate to have you become oblivious to the purpose that these things should serve. Now there is nothing wrong with wanting stuff, but let’s be honest about 85% to 90% of the things that we desperately want. They do not serve any purpose. We just ask for things so we can be able to say, “I got that” and show off to people. And listen I feel it because most of the commercials on TV is telling you what latest gadgets, apperals and equipment that we should have. They make us feel left out by saying, “if you don’t have it than you’re probably missing out.” Also, “get it before its all gone.” However the heavenly father is not in the business of granting wishes. He’s not a genie in the bottle. You can’t rub him and he’ll grant you three wishes. I know that we would all love for him to be that way, but he has a certain way that he does business.

The heavenly father is not interested in granting us with things so we can brag and showoff. He wants to know can he trust us. When we come and ask him for things or reveal to us what he has already supplied us with. He wants to know what purpose will it serve in building up his kingdom. Once he gives it to you can he trust you to do just that help build his kingdom. I mean when Earth passes away the only thing that will remain is the heavenly father anyway so why place so much emphasis on establishing wealth and having assests. Those things will eventually perish.

Now does this mean you can’t have? No, you can have. This just mean the stuff that you are asking for. Take a step back and ask yourself what purpose will it serve.

For example, a scenario

Think about this. All of your friends have businesses. You see that the public holds your friends in high regard. Also, you watch the respect that your friends have amongst themselves. You being the friend with no business want what they have. You plan to go to a bank and request a ten thousand dollar loan to start a small business. You imagine your friends catching word of this and they start speaking highly of you. You imagine your friends bragging to other people about you. You imagine going out with your friends to dinner and that same respect your friends have for each other, they now have it for you. You imagine the public now holding you in high regard. You go and ask the heavenly father to support you and please make it come true. He tells you, no. He ask you what purpose is this business going to serve. You don’t have a answer. All you say is that all of my friends have businesses. All of my friends are a success. I want that too. Mean while, across town there are homeless people. They need food, water, shelter, clothes, and programs need to be created to give them a fresh new start in life. Now you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want to impress your friends and get their praise and approval. However the most high is looking for a willing participant to bless the less fortunate.

So you want a business to be like your friends. The most high let’s you know that he is not interested in fulfilling the desires of your heart, because it is wicked. So now you have a choice.

Which one is more important to you, lusting for what others got or taking what you have and giving the heavenly father what he want?

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Fisher Of Men