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What people want most?

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If we were to ask people what they wanted most, the answers would be as varied as the individuals answering the question. Needs and wants sometimes get a little fuzzy. We, as Americans have been so blessed that we have trouble distinguishing between needs and wants. We need food; we don’t need smart phones. We need shelter; we don’t need the latest technology gadget, although watching commercials, it’s not difficult to see where the confusion can potentially come from. We need water; we don’t need Olympic size swimming pools.
Watching television, reading magazines or newspapers, going to the movies, participating in social media can influence the wants list. People can easily get dissatisfied with the many things already in their lives by listening to or watching what others have or do.
When standing in the grocery store lines and reading the cover stories, one can quickly surmise that money does not buy people happiness or bring about what a person most desires. Some celebrities seem to live the most miserable lives, although many believe otherwise. It seems that once they have everything they worked so hard for, they find that it does not bring about the fulfillment they once believed it would.
Some people look to the government to supply their needs and/or wants. Many counted on the government takeover of healthcare, most frequently referred to as Obamacare, to fix the healthcare problems facing the nation, but it has proved to be nothing short of a fiasco. Thomas Jefferson explained the American form of government in this way, “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”
while others to their jobs, while still others to their jobs or careers, many look to their spouses, and some dare to look to God. Some think that by driving the right car, living in a certain neighborhood, or finding that special someone, their needs and wants will be fulfilled.
But what people need or want most is to be loved unconditionally. People can have noble intentions, but try as they may, no one can satisfy the deepest desire of every individual to be loved and accepted like God can.
We are all flawed. We fail, falter, have good days and bad, get tired, and the list goes on and on. No one can fulfil the deepest want of being loved; only God can. It’s who He is. “God is Love.” It’s not what he does, it’s who He is. People can demonstrate love, and we are commanded to, but with God, it is His character. It’s who He is. He is love.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)
Because of our sinful nature, our greatest need is salvation, and it has been provided for by God through His Son, Jesus, the Christ. Everyone is free to receive or reject it, but it most certainly is available.



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