Did you know that we have all been created with needs?
The 5 Needs
We have been created to need love, security, adequacy, acceptance, and worth/value.
Our feelings about ourselves, can be influenced by how those needs are met or not met. Those feelings lead to emotional responses which can be either positive or negative. When these needs are met, we experience positive emotions. When these needs are not met, we experience negative emotions. Ultimately, those emotions can impact how we react to people and the situations around us.
The good news is, our needs have already been met. They have not been met by anyone or by anything. Our needs have already been met by God, and we have been set free. In The Gospel According to John, Jesus says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32). We are set free when we know that apart from God, our needs can never truly be met.
When we know and believe that Jesus is the only one that can meet our needs, we are set free from Satan using the perception that our needs are not getting met to influence what we believe about ourselves and thus influence our emotions. Realizing our needs are only met by God also frees those around us from trying to have to meet those needs or from us putting the expectation on them that they have to meet those needs.
As we rely on God and live moment by moment in the Spirit to meet our needs, we are able to live victoriously!