You Get What You Need

When you enter into any kind of Sabbath break, God brings you to a place where you’re forced to recognize the bankruptcy of your fallen desires and wants. Renewing in Sabbath lead you to discover that what you thought you wanted so desperately continually proves to be so desperately empty. You begin to recognize that you’re not even smart enough to know what will really make you happy in the end. As funny as it sounds, the Rolling Stones tell the truth when Mick Jagger sings, “You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need.”

We don’t always get what we want, and when we pause to look back over our lives we will find ourselves surprised at how grateful we are that we didn’t get all of what we once desired so desperately. We also realize that what we need has proved much better than what we thought we wanted. We find that in surrendering to and embracing what God knows we really need we begin to enjoy what we’ve really always wanted  – even when it’s very different from what we originally wanted so badly. Real living happens for those who can admit, “I don’t really understand what I want.”

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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