Needs & Wants

Giving the people what they want is not nearly as powerful as teaching people what they need. (Seth Godin, author and marketer)

It’s often a difficult dilemma when we have to choose between wants and needs. It might be easy for parents to choose when their children beg for something they want that is not good for them. But, when we adults face those decisions, we too often give in to the “wants.” Discipline in choosing requires discernment and the commitment to choose what is best for the long term.

Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. (Proverbs 30:8)

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6)