The moment a child is born, the instincts for survival kicks in and they begin to learn how to get what they need in this world. It’s in our nature to make our needs a priority and not care about other people, we just want what we think we deserve.
After David died, his son Solomon was crowned king and one of the first things he did was to build a house for God. When the building is being commissioned, Solomon sacrificed a thousand burnt offering upon the alter in the new temple. God was impressed and he asked Solomon to ask for anything and it will be granted unto him.
Solomon asked for wisdom to rule and lead the people that he reings over. God was pleased with him because Solomon asked for wisdom to lead his(God’s) people and promised to add unto him the wealth and riches he did not ask for (2 Chronicles 1:6-12). That is the right way to get all the things we need in life, by making the needs of God a priority then he in turn will meet our needs and even exceed our expectations.
Jesus also showed us the way in Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Living our lives based on our needs alone will only lead to a vain and frustrated life. That was the point Solomon got to eventually that made him declare in Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. His soul had been drawn away from God who is the source of his wealth and he no longer cares about the things God cares about. That is the point life looses it’s meaning and it’s essence.
All we need to do is trust in his ability to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ever ask for or need and put the father’s needs ahead of ours. Shalom!.