More on “Desires”

Psalm 38:9
“Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.”

We need strong, passionate desires. It is desire that fuels us from complacency to doing something productive and meaningful in our lives. But we must question where our desires come from. Most times our desires are linked to thoughts we have meditated on. This is a key point in determining whether our desires are godly or ungodly. When we play a thought over and over on our mind, considering it in every way, either a good or destructive power is released into our lives. What type of power is dependent on whether the thought that has now become a passionate desire was a godly or ungodly one, thus, resulting in a godly or ungodly passion.

We should, therefore, examine our desires by asking where they come from. Are they a result of thoughts flowing from our natural evil heart, evil spirits, or God? Scripture tells us that the heart of man is evil and that we cannot even know our own heart. We naturally have an inclination to want for ourselves and ourselves above all else. In other words, our natural desires are selfish and self glorifying.  These desires and those born from a thought planted by evil spirits who possess the airways, always lead to destruction.  They lead us away from God.  Whereas meditating upon God’s thoughts and allowing those to take root as our heart’s desires, releases a power that transforms our lives from the inside out into the image of Christ.

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