Let me explain.
Your every thought, word and deed is creative. Now, if you have a thought of “wanting” something, you will produce that thought in your experience. That is, you will see that very thought made manifest in your reality.
Therefore, if you think “I want” something, that is the experience you will have: the experience of wanting it!
On the other hand, if you think “I have” something, then that is the experience you will bring yourself: the experience of having it. Do you understand?
Words are very important. Thoughts are creative. That’s why I always say, I choose, rather than “I want.” Choosing something is a much more forceful statement. It is a directive. It is a calling forth.
Some people have a hard time with this, because it seems as though they are giving God orders. Yet that is exactly what God would invite us to do. Stand in front of the smorgasbord of life and choose. Place your order. Tell the Universe exactly what it is you select. Announce your preferences. Command of God what you will.
This sounds like blasphemy, I know. “We should demand of God?”
Yet I did not use the word “demand.” I said “command.” Only if you were a God yourself would you understand this. For Gods command, and lesser beings demand. You have no demands, you have only commands.
Command the Universe. Go ahead. It has been placed there for you to do so. It has been given to you as a tool–the entire Universe–that you might recreate yourself anew in the next grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about Who You Really Are.
So, no, do not “want.” For if you say that you “want” something, you may just find yourself truly “wanting.”
Rather, choose. Command. Call forth. And what is the best way to “call forth” your next chosen reality?
Say a prayer of thanksgiving that it has already been given to you. This affirms the truth of the statement, “even before you ask, I will have answered.” There is much more about the use of gratitude–not arrogance, but gratitude–as a tool of creation in the Conversations with God books.