The Desire after God!
“For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
Desires are the heartbeat of our heart. It is the force that either drives us forward or backward in life. That’s why what you desire can either make you or break you. It is a self-conscious process that we must take care of and not just anyhow. It is a process that requires our attention and effort, but unfortunately, many people are unaware of this process. That’s why we must ask ourselves if what we desire every day is worth pursuing or not.
I will tell you this, that what you desire is in God’s hand, the helper of our destiny. He knows what befit your needs and wants at the right time of life. Remember, He took care of you from your mother’s womb, sustained you from birth till now, and he will continue to be your benefactor if you allow him to do so. Therefore, you must first understand God’s purpose for your desire in life to fulfill your desire.
Proverbs 2:3-5 says, “Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
When we desire to pursue something, we can be doing it in a way that is pleasing to us, or we can be doing it in a way that pleases God. It can be worthy or unworthy. That’s why Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” So, seeking God with all our desires gives us the advantage of sorting the good out of the bad. It gives the opportunity to do what is right and bring about the best outcome.
Remember, By God, all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him (Colossians 1:16). So, seeking him first and foremost makes us better equipped with the knowledge of his will to accomplish great things than expected. So, as Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
1. Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your mercy and grace.
2. My God, give me the intense desire to know you more deeply in Jesus’ name. Amen.