Searchers, Not Needers, Find

Ever feel like you’re on the cusp of something special. You know there is potential inside of a particular situation, but don’t know how to get there from here? I feel that way every time I look in my fridge and my pantry. 😉

I’ve found some really great speakers I like to listen to from time to time. One such person is Jim Rohn. He’s added a ton of value to people from all over the world. I listened to an old talk Jim Rohn gave a few nights ago.

He said ideas have the potential to change our lives. Those powerful ideas are in reach. They’re in listening reach. They’re in reading reach. The Bible says if we search we will find.

Rohn observed that the finding is reserved for the searchers, not the needers. We don’t find what we need. We find what we search for.


Bam! I could take this teaching in a really mean direction as I think of a man standing in front of a open refrigerator asking, “Where is the milk?” Uh, I don’t know. Have you checked the roof????

But I’m not going in that direction.

I don’t know about you, but I have felt like in certain times of my life everyone owed me something because I was in some kind of a crisis, be it real or perceived. I don’t know if it’s my personality or what, but it’s easy for me to want to run to other people to solve my problems instead of going straight to God via prayer or through the Bible. If someone else would solve my problem for me, then it became easier and easier to just latch on to that person for many of the other challenges I would face. I believe there are moments in our life where we absolutely need to lean on another person’s strength for a period of time in the midst of an overwhelming circumstance. I am 100% all about being in community with like-minded people.

That’s not what I’m talking about here. It’s not a good thing when I choose to give up my opportunity to grow, become more skilled, work hard and overcome a challenge because I’d rather put my outcomes in other people’s hands when I can MAKE A CHOICE to put my big girl panties on and hustle.

It’s crazy, but that’s what I do when I consistently run to other people to whine about a hardship. If other people are responsible to solve my problems, then when I don’t get the outcome I want, I don’t have to take responsibility. I just blame someone else. That is a weak position to always be at someone else’s mercy. That’s not the kind of person I want to be. I am an overcomer. I am a leader. Leaders find a way to get the job done. That doesn’t mean that they have to do the job alone. Great leaders enlist a team. They recruit help to achieve a goal.

So what do I do when I realize I’m being needy and life-sucking?

Repent. Change my mind. Remember who I am in Christ. Get what I need most from God. After I get my emotions under control I think it’s great to ask some of the following questions:

Do I know someone who has the skill set I need to improve in this area of my life?

If so, how can I add value to that person while I learn the skills from them I need to be successful?

If I don’t know anyone with that particular skill set, then which books do I need to read to learn what I need to know?

Then GO DO IT.

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  1. Great post!

  2. That’s good stuff my friend! YOU are an overcomer- your favorite word!

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