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Andy Stanley — What I Want to Want



Most of us don't become Christians with the intent of following Jesus. We become Christians because we are told obedience pays and disobedience doesn't.

We become Christians hoping that spirituality will fill the holes in our souls. We become Christians hoping God will fix us. Eventually, our agendas clash with Jesus' agenda, and we have to decide whether we'll abandon him or follow.

It’s better to follow God’s will than to try to impose our own. Following God’s will means wanting what he wants more than what we want. For most of us, that begins with wanting to want what he wants more than what we want.

So, before you turn your back on God, before you dismiss him, before you allow your disappointment with him to drive you to a decision you most certainly will regret later, pray: Heavenly Father, I want to want what you want more than what I want.
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