I have my desires in life.
I believe that we all have.
Even when we were still a child, and growing up, we desires something; it may be as small as a toy or big as a profession. Though it changes in time, while we open our minds to greater wisdom and purposes in life, we have it.
And its a good thing that we have those. That means that we are still pursuing, asking and living for something.
But I’ve learned that not all desires are good, some may place you in your real purpose here, but some may not be healthy or may even destroy you.
Let me share to you some guidelines to ponder on your desires.
You got to ask of it.
Ask of it on yourself… If you have your desires but you don’t ask yourself to work hard for it, to have that motivation to go for it, with what you have, with the potential that was given you, it may come to waste. It may only be a dream for you, and may not come to fruition.
Ask of it on God… It is said in the book of James:
“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”
2. Check your motives
Why you do something in your life has a great impact on how you do it and what do you do about it. You got to know the root of your motives. What was the heart behind it. And if you go deeper on your motives, you’ll have wider understanding on yourself and it may direct you to your real purpose.
“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
Once you have realized that your motives are right, you got to work on it. You got to:
3. Get all the knowledge as you can
It will requires you to take action for you to go to a place you want to go. And you must realize that everything starts with the mind, with the belief that you have. So you need to get all the knowledge as possible that you can to go to that place where you wanted to go. It will open you up to greater opportunities and you’ll be amazed how powerful our mind is.
Jim Kwik says: “If knowledge is power, then learning is a super power.”
What a great mindset that is!
“Desires without knowledge is not good- how much more will hasty feet miss the way!”