Summary: We have all done it, (Got what we wanted, and didn’t want what we got ) This message will show you how to be sure you’ll want what you get when you get it.

How to get what you want, and want what you get.

Thats really the full title to this message

At first glance that may sound crazy, of course I’ll want what i get, but if the truth be known every single person who reads or hears this message will be able to identify at least one time and probably many many times that we got what we wanted and wished we hadn’t.

Let me give you a couple illustrations from my own life,

When I was about 18 I had a real nice guitar, for those who know anything about guitars they will appreciate knowing that it was a moserite, it was a classic, it was beautiful.

the color was what they called sunburst.

Well there was an old gentleman in the church who had an old guitar that was not even a tenth of the quality and worth of my moserite, but it caught my attention.

Well I wheeled and dealed until i talked that old man into a trade strait across.

He was probably jumping up and down on the inside, thinking what an idiot, but thank you jesus anyway.

Anyway, I left church that night feeling like I had won the grand prize at the state fair.

Then I went home and plugged it into my amplifier and started playing it.

It was a piece of junk,

That was one of the worst deals I have ever made in my life, I started kicking myself that night, and haven’t stopped to this day.

I got what I wanted, but I didn’t want what I got.

Another Illustration from my own life was this old 65 Cadillac I wanted ( This neighbor of mine wanted to sell it) to me it was beautiful, it was big as a freight train, and as heavy and used more gas than five cars put together,

but it was pretty, and it had everything automatic, and it was only three hundred dollars.

Well I bought it, there was no power steering, so it was like driving a logging truck, I had nothing but trouble with it from the day i bought it.

I had to tear the ignition out just to put a toggle switch in to be able to start it.

I drove it about two weeks and sent it to the junkyard

just to get it out of my dads front yard.

I got what I wanted, but didn’t want what I got.

You have your own story, I’m sure.

Maybe it was that house that you wanted so bad, and you finally got it and it turned out to be a money pit.

Or maybe it was that man, or that woman that you were just sure they were the one, the one and only, the sun rose and set in thier eyes, you chased them and wooed them and finally won the prize.

And then you said to yourself (boy is he a prize, or boy is she the prize).

I don’t know what your story is but suffice it to say, we have all been there.

But wisdom is to learn from your mistakes, and do things differently the next time.

I personally don’t feel like I have enough time to waste on wrong choices, I would rather get it right the first time,

Get what I want and want what I get.

The Bible Says:

Mk 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Asking is more than just mere words, it’s an attitude. For asking to qualify you for recieving, it must be in the attitude of faith: God has in essence given us a blank check and said that it is up to us to fill in the blank.

Every single promise of God is just waiting for the claim of faith.

Salvation, healing, deliverance, prosperity, etc.

The design is that we seek first the kingdom and every other natural or earthly need will be added to us.

Some would say, that only those who please God and follow his directions can receive answers to their prayers, or get what they want from God., but that is not entirely true.

A promise is a promise and God has bound himself to his word, and he will be faithful to his word.

“ Be careful what you ask for, you might get it. - You will get it”

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Steve Shepherd

commented on Oct 22, 2009

Terry, This is very good sermon. Great spiritual insight. The Lord be praised. Steve Shepherd, Jonesboro Christian Church

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