Is it wrong that I want to have ALL of the advances of a relationship, be married and have a family? Is it wrong that I want to be a successful writer, spoken word artist, therapist, entrepreneur and so on? Is it wrong that I want to travel, see the world as well as see and experience the different cultures?
Is it wrong that I want to live?!?!
*falls on knees and rips garments*
After some self evaluation I have concluded that nope it’s not wrong…
Its okay to have desires, hopes and wishes; that is not wrong, but when it comes to a point that your desires surpass your desire for Christ that becomes the issue.
Psalm 37:4 says, “delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
Delight also means great pleasure; the scripture blatantly tells us that first we should obtain great pleasure in the Lord and following we shall receive the desires of our heart.
This is not saying that He is a genie but what it is saying is once our delight and pleasures are found in Him and we engulf ourselves in His divine will and His overall beauty, our focus then adjusts to a more bigger and better scenery. Our perception then gets altered and the desire to live for God surpasses our desire to live for things or individuals that can easily pass away.
Yes, our reliance on God may get weakened due to the distractions of what is happening around us but we must not forget that, “the joy of the Lord is our strenghth” (Nehemiah 8:10).
How can that be?
It is because He is forever! He said He will never leave us or forsake us(Deuteronomy 31:8). So when all else and everyone else fails He will remain and He can and will fulfill our every need!
I encourage you,
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”