Heart’s Desire

At church recently our pastor was talking about the desires of your heart. He told us that it’s something we really need to think about. Since then, I have been thinking about what I truly desire with all of my heart. A desire is not something that in passing you just say or think that you want to have or do. It’s something more than that. You’re going to talk about, pray about it, pay whatever price you have to get it, and wait for as long as you have to, until it’s yours.

When he first asked everyone what we desire the most, I first thought about being a singer. It’s something that I’ve always really wanted to do. But, when it comes down to it, I’m not willing to pay any price to get there, so it must not be something that I truly desire. I started thinking beyond what are just normal desires but deeper down.  I prayed and asked God to show me what it is I truly desire…the deepest desire my heart holds.
I thought my heart’s truest desire would be for God to send me my perfect soul mate who would love me the way Jesus loves me and honor me and love my kids. But, no, that’s not it either, and God is never wrong and I have never been so sure in my life.
God revealed to me that my heart’s truest desire is to just let go and let God.  I really want to live my life for Him and lead by example and let His light shine through me (Matt 5:16).  I want to be a testimony to God’s greatness and grace.  I have always been afraid of standing out and possibly being called a “Bible-thumper” or a “Jesus freak”, but what is so wrong with that?  God’s opinion of me is the only that truly matters.  I am going to sell out to God and let Him take the wheel and lead me through this life.  I want to do His will and come when He calls.  This is my destiny!  I can feel God pulling me to something greater that what I’ve been doing.  My life is fully His.  I am rededicating my life to God.  He gave His life for me, the least I can do is live my life for Him!
I know if I fully release control and let God fully lead my life, then my desires will line up with what His will is for my life … and that is when I will be truly happy! And how I do that is by praying and listening … stop doing things my way but doing things His way – even when it seems hard or impossible. I’m excited about my new journey and I know it will be a wild ride!
For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested.
{Psalm 21:2}
Take delight in the Lord and he will give you your heart’s desires. {Psalm 37:4}
Do you know what your heart’s desire is? Have you really thought about it? It’s an amazing feeling when God reveals to you that deepest desire. It’s an even better feeling knowing that He can give that to you. I challenge you to talk with God today and find out what it is that you desire. You may be surprised or may just be reassured!
 Written by Lauren Smart

3 thoughts on “Heart’s Desire

  1. Thanks for sharing that Lauren! It was the perfect day for me to read it. 🙂 we have to give our lives to God everyday for his use! I feel like I have a bigger calling that he’s getting me ready for too. I’ll pray for urs!

  2. after y’all you ladies have thought about this…i would love to hear about y’alls desires so that we can all pray for each other.

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