what you desire and what you need are 2 different thing! think about it you desire something you get it and you are not satisfied or you lose interest and your desire change to something else! and what you need is often what you will get even if you do not realise it! example many people desire to be millionaire but not many people achive that desire! but many people need money and many people will achive it! would people be much happy to appreciate that what they need is given to them then be sorry because they do not have what they desire? so what is your view on this?

asked 10 Jun '11, 02:06

white%20tiger's gravatar image

white tiger

edited 11 Jun '11, 08:36

Barry%20Allen's gravatar image

Barry Allen ♦♦

I agree, we may pray for a vehicle to take us to where God needs us, that will be answered but to pray for a million dollar sports car that is not what we need. So yes our need prayer gets answered quicker than our want prayer.

Needs are taken care of with trust and faith, wants take more effort because it is beyond need.

Not that God ignores our wants, they just take more. No father gives his son a rock if he asks for bread, or a snake if he asks for a puppy. Our father God will not either.


answered 10 Jun '11, 22:13

Wade%20Casaldi's gravatar image

Wade Casaldi

I can recall a story that is true, a person bought a lottery ticket to support a foundation, and she bragged about winning one of the Million Dollar Houses, and of course she did win the Million House, only to find out that she did not really want it, because it was too expensive for her to live in, and to afford the cost for maintenance.

So, she had to decide to sell the house at a loss to get rid of it, therefore, I agree a need, and a want given the situation are two different things!


answered 11 Jun '11, 02:25

Inactive%20User's gravatar image

Inactive User ♦♦

You dont need much, air, water, food, and a place where to be. Anything above that is a want. You learn to play the games of life and all of these are to acheive wants.


answered 11 Jun '11, 03:38

Whieber's gravatar image


I think that your needs and wants/desires are the same or at the very least have similar meanings. I dont seperate myy needs and wants because if i feel I dont need something the desire because stonger to obtain it, but if i feel i dont want something the desires usually goes away.


answered 10 Jun '11, 21:26

Hj%201's gravatar image

Hj 1

if you dont want something is because you have seen that you don't need it so that desire became vain that is why it went away! is it not hj?

(12 Jun '11, 13:51) white tiger
Click here to create a free account

If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website

Related Questions