More – Blog Carnival

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I Want More!


I think it’s part of the human condition to want more. We yearn for it, we strive for it. We lust after it.

It doesn’t matter what your ‘more’ is, it’s different for different people but there’s always something we want more of.

Society today is increasingly centered around the concept of more being better. Advertising tells us we ‘deserve’ it and companies are always looking for ways to help us to get it – although we often find we have to pay for it later.

The idea of wanting more is not a new thing though, look back through history and you’ll see a constant, often bloody fight for more. More land, more money, more slaves, more glory, more food… the list goes on.

In fact, the American Declaration of Independence even describes it as an inalienable right. What is “The pursuit of happiness” if it’s not people striving to be happy… or put another way, people striving for MORE happiness.

I thought then that today, for this ‘more’ blog carnival, I would turn the lens on myself and force myself to look at what ‘more’ I want – because hidden therein is who I really am.

Here’s what I came up with. I want more:

  1. Time to work. I desperately want to do MORE for my clients and having more time to work would let me do that.
  2. Time with my wife. My wife is AMAZING. If you knew her, you’d want to spend more time with her too!
  3. Money to give away. There is so much need around the world and even right here in our town. I would love to have the money to be able to bless people financially when I see that they need it.
  4. Motivation. My depression has robbed me of my motivation. Forcing myself to do anything is a struggle.
  5. Patience. My kids need a dad whose fuse is, well, still there. I sometimes feel like I don’t even have a fuse anymore.
  6. Desire for God. I want to yearn for a deeper relationship with him in a way that I don’t do right now.
  7. Technology. If I’m honest, this is a major thing for me. I love technology and ALWAYS want more of it!
  8. Wealth for myself. Yes, I’m greedy. I fight it, but I want a nice house, nice car and to actually have some disposable income.

As you see, my list is varied. Some of these things I’m proud of wanting more of, others I battle against because the ‘more’ that I want is just selfish greed and lust.

How about you?

What are the things that you (secretly) want more of. What is your heart REALLY yearning for?


About PeterP

I am a blogger, author, stay at home dad, speaker, web hosting trainer and geek (I was so excited to get an iPad that I actually made up a song and dance about it). I am English by birth, but currently live in California with my wife and our three children. I ran a web hosting business for nine years and found that many, if not most of my clients had never learned how to use any of the functions associated with hosting so I wrote a book to try and teach just those skills. I must admit to having fallen in love with WordPress (possibly a little TOO much) and I honestly find it hard to understand why anyone would use anything different to build a site! WordPress is wonderful! My passion is to help others achieve their goals with their websites/blogs. I believe that, with a little help, anyone can have an awesome site.

18 thoughts on “More – Blog Carnival”

  1. Thomas Mason says:

    If I’m honest, I want more money but for selfish reasons like paying off debt and having money to do home improvement projects around the house and the like. Spiritually, I too want more desire for God and not just say or think that I want it but actually live in such a way that it’s really happening through my actions and behavior.

    1. PeterP says:

      When I wrote this, I was wondering if I should say I want more desire for desiring God more. I wasn’t sure if people would understand that though.

      1. HisFireFly says:

        I truly DO understand — the same as saying “I believe, help my unbelief”

        Lord, stir up a hunger in our hearts to want to want more of you!

      2. Absolutely. It’s a good thing to want to want more of. I think He’d like to hear more of that.

  2. Frank says:

    I relate to most of these. Personally, the thing I want more of most is time. Time for family, time to finish all my to-dos, time to catch up on work. Hmmm and time to write, time to read, time to devote to drawing closer to God. But because of our lust for more, we fail to see what we do have. And I have enough time. So how am I using it? That convicts me.

    1. PeterP says:

      Yeah, I have enough time but I waste it all.

      I hate it!

  3. Amy Nabors says:

    Secretly I want more camera equipment, but really I think I would take more time right now.

    1. PeterP says:

      Oooo, camera equipment…. I want more, more, more!

  4. This is real and honest, Peter. Thanks.

    I want less. Less stuff to get in the way of my more.

    Oh, and I want to learn to use the camera equipment I have more better.

  5. Lindsey says:

    I definitely agree with you, I want more time. More time for anything and everything that I need to get done.

  6. i would just like to HAVE a camera !
    but my ‘More’ is about gaining ‘more’ family..

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