What Do You Want From God?

Mark 10:51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi, ” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

“What do you want?” is a fabulous question. It includes all the things that we wish and desire for. It often stimulates discussion that expands into another inquiry, and that is,“What do you need?”

You see, not always what we want is what we need. If God were to provide us everything we wanted, for most of us, it would lead to a fiasco.  That’s probably why God doesn’t promise to provide us everything we want but rather to provide us all that we need. Can you actually imagine if God, for even a week, provided all of us who are believers everything that we wanted without regard to what was in our best interests?

The man that approached Jesus was blind, and he could have well responded by saying, “I need food. I need money. I need a new pair of shoes. It would be great to have a new camel.” These all could have been things that the blind man wanted, but he recognized his real need that would change his life.


We saw the nation Israel for much of the time they were in bondage in Egypt as a failure to recognize their real need. They were often interested in better food, better accommodations, better treatment, and possibly better hours at work. They asked God to help them get by and make the best of their circumstance.

Today, don’t ask God to help you make the best of your circumstance. Surrender to God’s focus and recognize your real needs.  Only then can God take you to the new place where you should be living: out of darkness and into the light.

Have a blessed day.

~Dean Burnetti


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