What do you want? Do you know? When I first began coaching LDS women I discovered that many of them didn’t allow themselves to want. They felt like wanting might mean they were not grateful for what they had or that it was not keeping their priorities in check. Other times I work with clients who find the wanting to be painful because they don’t believe they can have what they want. Today I am going to teach you why I believe that wanting, when done from abundance, is a virtue. I’ll teach you how to get to abundance and why this is an important part of your existence.

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  1. Gini Olson says:

    I have to tell you… I listen to your podcasts quite frequently, and love what you have to say. You have helped me greatly in my personal journey of bettering myself, especially since my family’s recent move to Texas.
    This podcast in particular though, I really feel like you were definitely inspired to say what you did about virtuous wanting. I’m sure many others feel this same way, but it really touched my heart, and I would like to say part of it was meant for me personally, as I believe we have a loving Heavenly Father who knows Each of our needs personally.
    The piece you mentioned about having 2 children and longing for a 3rd, that this was a righteous desire and not selfish in any way… Thank you for saying that!!! I truly needed to hear that!!! I have 2 children. A 9 year old girl and 6 year old boy. My son was diagnosed 5 years ago with a genetic syndrome known as Dravet. Due to this awful epilepsy, and health struggles of my own, my husband and I have been unable to have any more biological children. Our son’s health is stable for the moment, and we are finally in the long-awaited and joyous occasion of trying to adopt a beautiful 3rd child!!! We couldn’t be more excited, but I will admit I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy as a mother to the two I have, and feelings of selfishness in desiring a 3rd, when I have 2 beautiful kids already. I felt the spirit burn in my heart when you said that it was a virtuous want, and that it was unselfish and I had more love to give. I have often cried in my prayers telling Heavenly Father I was so sorry for wanting a third, and asking for Him to take this desire from my heart and let me heal if we were only meant to have 2. Instead. Our wonderful Father in Heaven he gently guided me and led us down this wonderful road to adoption. We finally have the financial means to do so, and I feel stronger than ever that a 3rd spirit is meant to be in our family, regardless of the age difference of our kiddos.
    So this was a long way of saying… thank you from the bottom of my heart for saying OUT LOUD, and being close enough to the spirit to say what my spirit wouldn’t let myself hear.
    I know I don’t know you personally, but I know you have a good heart, and I love your heart. With love and gratitude, Gini

    • Jody Moore says:

      Gini I love you mama. Thanks for sharing this and for listening. These messages mean the world to me. So happy for you and your family. 🙂

  2. Andrea Jay says:

    I love your healthy description of wanting more, that this is a divine attribute. I just wanted to say that I really agree with this statement. We are meant to be like our Heavenly Parents, all the goodness and all the knowledge, why wouldn’t we want more? I long to hear more about what that progression looks like, with Mother’s Day so recent, I want to know my Heavenly Mother desperately. An eternal mother figure feels so necessary to me.

  3. S says:

    Beautiful perspective on wanting, the shift it creates takes such a burden off of those good things I am trying to achieve and obtain. What about when you want something good that you just can’t “have.” Our son, who is now 15 was diagnosed with a degenerative disease at the age of 2 1/2, we have done really well for many years – but now his health and his physical abilities are declining rapidly and so many of the things we had hoped and dreamed for him and for our family are changing. At the same time our 17 year old daughter is battling some tough demons and has been diagnosed with a mental illness. What do you do when what you want most – health and healing for those you love, clearly isn’t in the Lords plan?

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