How to receive Your hearts desire

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Prayers

Pro 16:1 We may make our plans, but God has the last word.

  Pro 16:2 You may think everything you do is right, but the LORD judges your motives.

 Pro 16:3 Ask the LORD to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out.

 Psa 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.


 In most of our lives there is a desire that we may have expressed or perhaps not.  It is so deep within us that it seems beyond our capacity to understand it, and it seems  illogical to even consider it…..because it is just beyond our reach. (or so we think)

  It is the “thing” we want so strongly, and yet it is unreachable.  We see no way for this “desire” to ever come about in our life. It is just too big for us!

We hear almost from the time we are born that we should not expect “”too much”  because “who said life was fair” .  It is a place where only “some” people accomplish their plans.

We hear words like….”that’s stupid”  or “you will never be any good”  or “you are not as smart as”.  These are terrible words to get into our brain and worse yet into our heart.  These are lies.  They come from Satan and are intended to “cripple” you for life.  They are intended to steal your hope and your future.

The really unfortunate thing about these words, is that as children….well, even as adults we hear them over and over in various forms and we “believe” them.  Just because we believe something ….DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE!

Most of us operate with a distinct disadvantage because we have believed a lie.  What and who we believe in and about something can determine our journey through life, unless we figure out that what we DID believe,  really is not truth, when it isn’t.

There are many truths that we know and believe that really are true.  We can believe the Bible.  We can believe most scientific facts…gravity, the sun rising in the East evry day, Spring follows winter.  When choices as to what we are to believe arise, we need to choose to believe the Bible over some other piece of information, and if it is contradictory to the Word of God, it is not true.

Those desires you have deep within you are important to access.  Don’t let someone tell you that those desires are impossible to fulfill.  They are not.  With God all things are possible.

We often hear that “God gives us the desires of our heart”  and we think those desires are ones that we made up.  We can’t imagine why God would give to us the things we want most……  Those deep down desires were put there by God and when we are delighted by the Lord and His goodness, His mercies, His plans, then he has also placed within us the very thing…..our most passionate desire, which we will need in order to complete our work here on earth.  Those desires didn’t just come because you thought them up…they came because God places those desires deep within us.

Your passion for something is where you belong, It is the direction for your life.  It is the hope of your life.  It is the light in the darkness, because when God puts a desire in our heart, he expects us and wants us to pursue it with all the strength and courage we have.  That Desire is what makes us who we are, and points us in the right direction to accomplish all that God has for us to do. (Jeremiah 29:11) He know the plans he has for us…plans for good and not for evil……plans with a future and a hope.

When we recognize that not only did God place those desires within us, he also planned for us to complete them….They belong to God and they belong to us.  Once we understand that, then we are free to also understand that the completion of those desires will be accomplished, because God answers Prayer.

There are desires of the heart that don’t come from God!  You will recognize them, because they are filled with selfishness, lust, evil intent.  Those you just say NO to.


Selfish reasons never get us anywhere.  God is not selfish, and he doesn’t expect us to be either.  He expects us to be like Him.  He expects us to be faithful with what we have and what we do.

He created us in HIS own image….so our task for today is to look in the mirror and see if you can see God…you will catch a glimpse of him…….then pick up that desire you have left laying idle, ask God how to use it, and what to do with it, and then….proceed with courage and expectation, asking God to lead you and bless you and bless the desires of your heart, to accomplish HIS plans for you!








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