Desire is a funny word. It means something different for everyone. For some it means wealth and success, while others it could be just someone to love and for them to love them back. Over the years I have had a desire to be wealthy, but for some reason God had other plans for me. Looking back on my past and where I am now, I realize that I am a very wealthy person. This did not happen by a quick fix, but only by Gods provision. You see I do not own an airplane or a luxury car, I do have food in the pantry and a roof over my head and clothes to wear, is not, all that is needed.
When I was really, I mean really poor I learned the difference in wanting (or desiring) and needing. Being divorced and having two children I learned how far my paycheck would go and what I could afford. If I wanted something that I could not obtained out of my monthly check, I would cut back on something and save until I could pay for it out right. Other times I would work out a deal with a local merchant to pay it out over a short (usually three month) time period. I slowly acquired credit without having a credit card and no debt.
near deaths door
In my life I have come close to death twice. Both times it was health related. When God brings you to that point where you must examine your life, it makes you realization what God’s purpose is for your life. We have such a short time on this earth, but a lifetime of living in His presence. This is why I never want to be out of His Will for my life. Reflecting on the desire to be wealthy I have come to the conclusion if I had all that money that I desired, I could have gone to hell so very easily. It has been wonderful to see Him work things out where I relied on Him to be my provider.
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM or DESIRE?
Is your dream or desire on the same path of His? Most would say NO! The sad fact we equate money and success with how much people like us or the things we have accumulated. The fact is we are not here to please people or get as many things before we leave this life, but to serve and please the Lord. I know I’m preaching but consider Him and your family. Are they getting the best of you or just what’s left over.
After my divorce it took a long time to love again. In that process God brought me to an understanding of what true love is. It was hard on my children because I could not get everything that they desired at that time. I will say it brought them also to a better understanding of the relationship one has with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Desire OF LOVE, WEALTH & SUCCESS
I came across this saying on love, wealth and success. It holds allot of meaning to what is most important in our lives.
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat”.
“Is the man of the house home?” they asked.
“No”, she said. “He’s Out”.
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.
Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success, “I only invited Love, why are you coming in?”
The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other 2 of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”
All sorts of life’s riches come to those who love…
Jesus said in John 13:34-35 to Love one another. What a GREAT commandment for us.
so what is your desire now?
Mine is to Love with all my heart, soul and spirit. Love the lost, love those who have more than me, love though they might be unloveable, love when they hurt me. Remember Forgive and Love.
May your day be blessed.