Whenever we hear or read about someone being wanted, it usually has a negative connotation.
There is a wanted list on the post-office wall — or at least there used to be. There is the popular FBI most-wanted list that we hear about, and then there are wanted persons who we are told about in the local news. These persons usually are being looked for because they have committed some crime, and when apprehended will go to jail and possibly to prison.
What I am saying is that it is not, for the most part, a good thing to be wanted.
However, there are cases where being wanted is a good thing. If you are a child in foster care and someone wants to adopt you, this is a good thing. If you are missing and someone wants to find you, this is a good thing.
Most of all, above everything else, we need to realize that our heavenly father really wants us to be his children. He wants to start a relationship with us. In 1 John 4:10, we are told that God loves us so much that he was willing to send his son to earth to be a sacrifice for our sins, knowing that the end result would be a loving relationship between us and our heavenly father.
But the truth of the matter is that for this relationship to happen, we must have a desire to be found.