Want more, won’t more

Published 4:44 pm Saturday, January 4, 2020

Demetrius Moffett

The new decade has arrived. 

There are several people who are very excited about this time in their life and rightly so. 

This is a time not only to celebrate but to catapult into a season of success. 

There’s nothing wrong with having goals, and visions. When we say we want something that statement is the result of something we desire. 

I hear people saying they want this, or they want that and never receive it. That’s because they have the “Won’t More” disease. 

Although the two words “Want and Won’t” sound similar, there’s a major difference between them. 

Want is to have a desire to possess or do something. 

While won’t is a contraction meaning will not. 

We must be very careful not to allow for our want to become won’t. 

The manuscript of the Master says that faith without works is dead. 

In other words, want without works is won’t. 

We must have the spirit of pursuit, be locked in, determined to learn all we can to achieve that which we want. 

As we look back over the course of the last decade for those of us who are at least twenty years old. What wants did we have that turned into won’ts? 

I believe that if we were to trace our steps, the lack of work is in the process somewhere. Work is the product of force and displacement. 

In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting, there is a movement of the point of application in the direction of the force. 

Work depends on the force applied to an object and the distance the object is moved. In other words, whenever an object is moved or displaced because of the use of a force on the object, you do work against the object. 

Our faith or want can’t afford to stay stationary if we have a desire to succeed. There must be a force that drives our faith to move toward the object of our desire and that force is called “will.” 

Will is the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action as well as control deliberately exerted to do something or fixed desire or intention. 

Will is the force that causes our faith to work solidifying that our “want more” will not turn into our “won’t more.” 

As we set our sights on our goals and visions, don’t allow for your Want not to have a Will, if it ever does your Want will turn into a Won’t and we will always Won’t More.


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.