When we want God’s direction for our lives, we should get our desires out of the way so that we can honestly say, “God, I’m willing to go either way-whatever you want is what I want”. Then we say, “God help me to know what you want by giving me a desire one way or the other”.

Some people don’t want to do that, because they think if they desire something, then God must be against it. That’s not true! God can use our Spirit-controlled desires to direct us. Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (NIV).

If you are really trying to do what’s right in God’s eyes, then your desires are going to be in line. How do you know when you have the right desires, “If any  of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously…and it will be given to you” (James 1:5 NIV). You say, “Lord, give me the right kind of desire to do the right thing”.

When you are facing a difficult decision, first, you confess your sins and get right with God. Then, you commit the decision to the Lord and keep praying until you “get in neutral” about it. The third step is to ask God to reveal His will by giving you a desire. “Lord give me the desire to do tOurhe right thing”. Remember: “It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13).

How  do you know if the desire is from God? One good test is time. You can tell if a desire is from God by sitting on it for a while and praying, “God, if this desire is from you, make it stronger. If this desire is not from you, please take it away”. It’s a legitimate request-just ask God to do that for you!

Knowing that God will give us the desires of our hearts, only if it lines up to His will has given me a sense of direction in life. I’ve learned that whatever we do in life, must align with His will. We should want what God want for us. I am striving daily asking God that whatever His will is for my life to let it be done and if my desires don’t align with His will to take it away from me.

Let’s continue to stay focused on what God wants for us in our lives! God Bless!

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