Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday Morning, April 24
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
GETTING WHATEVER YOU WANT
James 4:2-3 ERV "You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God. Or when you ask, you don’t receive anything, because the reason you ask is wrong. You only want to use it for your own pleasure."
It is possible to have anything you want if you ask God for it with the right reasons.
One thing God detests is selfishness because selfishness is the opposite of love. Any desire or need born from a selfish heart can only be gotten by yourself; in other words, God will not do it for you. To receive anything from God; or, to get Him to do anything for you, your requests must be inspired by love.
If why you want to succeed is so that you can be bigger than your uncle who refused to sponsor your education, then you are on your own. However, if your intention is to use your success to make the world around you a better place and expand the kingdom of God, then God becomes your Senior Partner! Do you understand? To get whatever you want in life - promotions, properties, children, etc - ensure that you ask God for it with the right reasons. God is love.