Our failings often occur when we take a God-given need and try to fill it with the world’s answer. We most often trip over our wants—the want to be loved, the want to be needed, the want to matter or make a difference. We usually only attribute things we consider to be “good” as God-given. Talents are God-given. Bodily attributes like strength, intelligence, and beauty are God-given. We seldom consider that God also gave us our needs—but he did. In fact, they’re gifts. It is a gift to want to be loved. Why else would we pursue and give love? It’s a gift to want to be needed. Why else would we reach out to others to fill voids? It’s a gift to feel the need for significance. Why else would we pursue excellence and God’s plan for our lives? Yet we sabotage God’s intentions to meet our needs when we pursue our own answers and the world’s shortcuts. Those who wait on the Lord’s timing are the ones who mount on eagle’s wings. They are the ones who thrive.