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Today on Purposeful living we will begin a series on Relationship Economics.
Relationship Economics has to do with the study of relationship using the economist parlance.
Our topic today is:
Understanding the difference between needs and want in a relationship.

Most people don't know what they actually have to go for in a relationship. They tag anything as their need and want, they pursue their wants more than their need in a relationship. This week we will be looking at what  needs and wants are in a relationship; also which to go for in a relationship.
Related: The difference between love and lust

What are Wants: A want is anything you desire that you can provide satisfaction for as far as you have the purchasing power.
In economics , a want is something that is desired. It is said that every person has unlimited wants, but limited resources (economics is based on the assumption that only limited resources are available to us). Thus, people cannot have everything they want and must look for the most affordable alternatives. Examples of wants are your desire for a car,a phone, Brazilian hair, luxurious lifestyle etc.
What are Needs: According to Wikipedia "A need is something that is necessary for
survival. It is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life . Needs are distinguished from wants in that, in the case of a need, a deficiency causes a clear adverse outcome: a dysfunction or death." A need is anything that you can't do without, it is not optional  in your life. You must have them to live... Example you can't do without relationships.
The difference between a need and a want:
A need is anything that you have to have( necessary for survival) while a want is anything you desire that you would like to have ( it can be optional) now or in the future. In other words, a need is something required for a safe, stable and healthy life (e.g. food, water, shelter) while a want is a desire, wish or aspiration.
Humans have basic needs such as food, shelter, environmental security, water, air, health care; but more  so there are other needs such as spiritual need, the need for self actualization, emotional needs, social need, security need and physiological need. A man has the ability to be effective and efficient in life when his needs, not wants are met.
Relationship is a need in itself and meeting needs is the basic requirement for the survival and building of a healthy long lasting relationship not the meeting of your wants.
Before most people begin a relationship their major focus are on how their wants are to be met more than how their needs are to be met. The inability to meet needs is one of the reasons for the high rate of divorce, failed relationship,  emotional insecurity, heart breaks etc.

On Wednesday we will be looking at the wants and needs in a relationship.
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Don't forget also to keep living a purposeful life in Christ Jesus.

Until your spiritual need is met every other need is counterfeit to your eternity.
Do you know that God can provide for your wants and needs?
Do you know you need God?
Do you know you can't do without God?
Do you know that He is the supplier of your needs not even man, man can only be His agent? If your answer is "Yes" then This is His word for you today "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" ( Philippians 4:19).
You can connect to the All Sufficient God today, by surrendering your life to Him and inviting Him into your life right now by saying this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
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