Needs are different to wants. Wants are luxuries. Needs are necessary.
A few years ago I was in the Gulf on a work trip. Travelling between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, I needed the loo – and I mean needed! My thighs went numb and started an ominous trembling. The situation was desperate.
‘Do you know if we’ll be stopping anywhere soon?’ I asked my boss.
‘Yeah, they’ll be doing their evening prayers in about ten minutes.’
Ten minutes felt like ten hours right then.
Oh the relief when the coach finally stopped and my colleague Stanley escorted me to the rickety wooden shed housing a hole in the ground. Not the best facilities I’ve ever used but probably the most welcome.
I have more fundamental needs in life: to be loved unconditionally for who I am, to be needed.
God has fulfilled both of these needs. He loves me like He loves Himself; I am loved more than I can comprehend. And He has specific things planned for me to do. In Christ, I have all that I need.