Where do desires of your heart come from? Think about the desire; is it one that will build up the kingdom of God? These are the desires I want to talk about. So many times I speak with people and the share a desire that can promote the Kingdom, but finish the sentence, I am not sure if it is from God.
Let’s think about this, if you have a burden, burning desire that aligns up with the Word of the Lord and it will bring Glory to His name, hmmm – would the devil put that desire there? No, of course not; we do need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to His direction – not everything that seems “Godly” is from Heaven. We do have a will and the ability to dream things up that lead people to being “busy” in the Kingdom but not in what the Lord has for them to do.
Back to your desire – How long have you had this desire? Can you see it being a part of the purpose and calling the Lord has for you? What if your desire is to walk in just that – who God has called you to be! Anytime I have a desire that is towards the Kingdom –First I Pray, seek the Lord for some kind of conformation – at times we may get one, or there are times we need to walk out in Faith.
During my seeking, I will share this desire with close friends, those that believe that God has a purpose for all of us – If you don’t have such friends, ask the Lord to send them! Friendship / relationship are huge to walk out God given desires. We need support, guidance and a prayer team to see it unfold to what God intended to be!
It is ok if your desire is big – remember who your Lord is – He is all powerful and capable to bring such dreams to reality. Ultimately, He is the one that put that dream, desire, vision or passion in your life –so we need to stop second guessing His Will and intentions…We need to come to a place of freedom and say, Lord let’s do this so your Kingdom will grow. I want big desires – because I serve a BIG God. There are a few on my heart and I am starting to see them in the beginning stages – what joy and excitement I have in my spirit today!
One of the biggest things we need to do is protect that desire. Once we have come to a place of accepting and believing it is from the Lord – we need to hold fast to that dream and not let the devil or worldly situations steal that passion away. It is one thing to dream – it is another to have the courage to walk it out. By the cross we have the victory to walk out such dreams, desires and passion – it is time for us to make a stand in the spirit and say no to the works of the enemy.
Jesus had a desire and still does, to see all men come to salvation. That’s huge, if Jesus had big desires – don’t count yours out because it may seem too big. Think about the Lord we serve, He created light, spoke the earth into existence, by a word – created mankind, He knows all the stars in the Sky – and He knows right where you are at today!
That is the God we have to back up our kingdom desire and He is willing to help see it come to pass – remember, we in ourselves cannot have such a passion to do those things without the passion of Jesus within us – so let’s not ignore these desires any longer but bring them before the Lord daily!
If you are willing I would love to hear some desires you have for the Kingdom and I will agree in prayer with you to see the Lord have His way through you to bring them about in Jesus Name!