Beneficial: (adj) favorable or advantageous; resulting in good.
- There is what I want.
- Then there is what I need.
- Finally, there is what I lack.
These three do not intersect at any point.
For instance, as a chubby tubby, I want ring bologna that has no calories.
On the other hand, I need a balanced diet with an occasional piece of ring bologna thrown in–with calories, but forgivable.
Yet I lack the will and discipline to achieve the balance.
The true journey to wisdom is understanding that these three parts of us can only be fulfilled by tapping into the beneficial portions available.
I can establish what I want.
I need honest friends to help me discover my direction.
And I do require prayer, repentance and sometimes a bit of consternation … to be convinced of my lack.