Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

What Do You Want For Christmas?

This morning I spent some time listening to Chip Ingram teach. He was talking about anxiety and offering Biblical guidance on how to deal with it. One of the points in his message was about telling God what you want. This is a question that has repeatedly come up for me over the past couple of years and the frequency has been noticeably increasing the last few months. Recently a wise woman asked me the same question and here is my “want” list answer.

Every time I come face to face with “What DO you want?” I freeze. I panic. I retreat. I hide.
And I realized that by not facing it head on I will never get what I want. So here goes…

I want to be physically healthy enough to do what I want.
I want to get out of financial debt and have enough to help others in need.
I want to be a published author.
I want to speak at one major event a month.
I want to go back to Greece.
I want to learn to read and speak Hebrew and Greek.
I want to run my own business.
I want to see my ideas become reality.
I want to make really good memories.
I want my family to miss me dreadfully when I am gone but be strong enough to go on without me.
I want to be known for healing.
I want to craft pieces of heirloom quality and meaning.
I want to be all God created me to be.
And I want to make what I want a priority.

So, my three readers…what do you want?

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5 Replies

  1. I want to grasp my new identity and walk in grace….

  2. lanavaughan

    I like that, Jewelz.

  3. I don’t know right now. What I want has been changing a lot over the past few years.

    I’m ok with not knowing for now, because it’s a kind of not knowing that comes with not yet having enough information to make a decision. I’m the process of watching things be revealed, and I know it’s going to change how I think and live. So not knowing is temporary and part of the becoming.

  4. lanavaughan

    Was it because you didn’t get what you wanted or because you did?

  5. What are you addressing, Lana?

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