Friday, June 27, 2008

Desire

Desire can be dangerous. I found myself watching the move “Alexander The Great” an awesome movie. While I was watching it I began thinking of all Alexander The Great did in his life, and I started dreaming of all the things I wanted to do and began diving into this world of desire. It was a hard thing because it took me down a path where all I could think about was attaining that which I desired. I spent the next day obsessing over my desires and lost sight of everything I was currently involved in. You see my desires began to consume me very quickly. I went outside and looked up into the sky and cried out “What am I supposed to do?” There are times in our lives when we can let desire get the better of us. When we do, its time to take a step back and begin to realize the things we wish to accomplish are good things, and its good to have desire, but we can’t let those things consume us, change us, transform us into someone else. I have learned that we have to be true to ourselves as we desire to reach out and change the world. There is definitely something within the human soul that drives us to reach out and do something, change something, become something, and to desire to achieve those things is good. It’s when desires begin to consume you that things get dangerous. What are your desires? How are they affecting you? I encourage you to “be” first and when you do that you’ll find yourself accomplishing your desires without sacrificing yourself.

3 comments:

Catherine Martin said...

So true Assad. Thanks for sharing. I can relate and I was encouraged. We just have to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. I think He does call us to dream BIG believing Him for His promises, especially Ephesians 3:20. But as you so aptly expressed, those dreams have to be given to the Lord, held safely by Him and molded into His plans and purposes. Then, they are not in the place of distraction but are given up to devotion to God. Blessings to you as you continue to run your race.

apologia3 said...

Hey Assad! I was trying to think of some “intelligent” thing to post on your thread…but sorry buddy…I couldn’t! Intelligent thoughts only happen once in a blue moon for me! LOL! Soooo…..I said, “Heck! I’ll just say hello to the fellow!” So there you go, “Hello!” Love your BlogSpot brother! Keep it poppin’!

Anonymous said...

From Israel's hymn book:

Psalm 37:4-5 "Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it."

If we will submit every aspect of our life to the Father, then He will give us the desires of our heart. The psalmist isn't writing that God will give us everything we want, he is saying that if we completely and totally commit ourselves to His Will, then the desires that we do have will have been put there by God Himself.

- Your friend, Eric M