What Do You Want?
When I have a decision to make, I turn the issue so as to see it from many sides, analyzing it for risk, potential, profit, benefit to my family, and so on. By the time I'm done, I'm often exhausted and make a decision based on my analysis, only to realize it's not a decision I really enjoy.
It can be easier to make a decision based out of what is expected than what we really desire.
In Mark 10, Jesus encounters a man who has no sight and is begging for help. Jesus asks him, "What do you want me to do for you?" It isn't that Jesus lacked empathy or awareness. Jesus wanted the man to name his desire.
Can you name your desire?
When it comes to money, what do you want? In work, what do you want? In relationships, what do you want?
It's a question that's okay to ask and contemplate because until you learn to ask that question, you'll never be of benefit to others who also do not know what they really want and use you to meet a need they cannot name.
Consider how much time and money is wasted because we cannot really name what we truly want.