Wanting More


I hear people say, and confess I have said it myself, “I want more out of life”. Where and how do I find more? Is it more money, more meetings, more stuff, doing more? Yet, do I understand what will fulfill the hole of “more”? I know my heart now tells me that “more” is Jesus and His Spirit.

So…maybe “more” is less?

So…maybe “more” is less?

I’m sure it’s less of me, my wants, my thoughts, and my own doing. More is actually about giving away more of myself for Jesus and His glory, more relationship with Him. Jesus has a way of taking the things that I gather and then asks me to lay down my “more” to receive His more. This type of exchange is where I am the recipient of a trade that was all in my favor.

God hands us true joy for our sorrow (John 16:20), our mourning for dancing (Psalm 30:11) and peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7)

I want to live this life well but with a purpose, asking God to guide me in my plans.

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

It’s not bad to have a desire but what is fueling that desire of “more” and where is it really going to take me? Will it lead me to righteousness or regret? I love thinking about how Jesus went from town to town healing and preaching, all the while, He never desired to have the most educated follow Him or live in the best neighborhood. Those things make me laugh, yet I find myself being saddened all at the same time.

I often feel like a failure when I rank myself according to the world and its standards. I have listened to the lie that the world knows what’s best for me, and I’m sure you have too. But here is what I found…”more” does not equal a better life. Trusting Jesus with your “more” equals a fulfilled life, because He is More!