“DESIRE DETERMINES DESTINY”
We live in a world of “I want.” I may want one thing, you may want something else. Whether in the personal realm; or in the world of politics, business, sports, education or even in religion we learn to live with our differences.
In the Christian life, the question is not what I want but what does God want for my life? When our desires align with God’s will, our destiny is assured. In other words, desire determines destiny. Let’s take a closer look.
“Delight yourselves in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
When our desires align with God’s will, we can trust God to do amazing things in our lives.
When we open ourselves to God, the vision of a better life is instilled within us. Every achievement begins with a dream. There is an old proverb, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Yet it is never enough to dream. Turning dreams into reality requires determination.
I have always been inspired by the following verse. “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). In other words, with God all things are possible. Some call this will power. I call it God power … God working in us to make us stronger.
Spiritual strength does not come automatically. God always expects us to do our part. Spiritual muscles grow stronger with use. Thus, Bible study, prayer, worship and service make us stronger in the Lord. “Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes automatic reflex” – Norman Vincent Peale
Now we are on our way to a meaningful life, a life of faith and purpose which will follow us into eternal life. “Life on earth is just the dress rehearsal before the real production … It is the practice workout before the actual game; the warm-up lap before the race begins. This life is preparation for the next” - Rick Warren
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to grow into Your likeness day by day. Amen.