I want money, but I don’t want to work. I want time, but I don’t want to schedule. I want to cut corners, but I don’t want to be a bad person. I want to get buff, but I don’t want to work out. I want to be fit, but I hate to control my diet. I want a nice house and car, but I don’t want to pay for it. I want good infrastructure and safe streets but I don’t want taxes. I want a delicious meal and I want it now. I want to be affirmed of who I am, but I don’t want to grow to be more than I am. I want to realise my dreams and I want it to fall on my lap. I want it all.
None of us are exempt from wanting it all in this life. None of these things are necessarily bad. Having a house, owning a car, marrying a wife, being Godly, keeping fit are all good.
The problem with us is not that we haven’t got enough time in our 24 hour day or that we haven’t get enough money. The problem is that we want it all, we want it good and we want it now. We want to have our cake and it eat too. We want time, money and godliness with no effort. Anything that can bring comfort to bodies, anything that we can envision and anything that will affirm us as unique, extrodinary and beautiful individuals (1 John 2:15-17). Anything that can give us more of everything, bring it on!
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:10-13 (TNIV)
I want to be content with this semi-charmed kinda life.