So many desires…
To be a loving, selfless husband.
To be a caring, sacrificial father.
To be a clear, effective communicator.
To be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
To be a leader whose life is worthy of being followed.
To have integrity.
To have compassion.
To have a faith that can move mountains.
To have an impact on the world that brings glory to God.
And my ultimate desire: To accomplish every purpose for which I was created.
So many desires.
Thankfully, there is a timeless truth written by King David that gives me insight into the key to seeing my desires come to fruition:
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
Simply Stated: Desire Jesus first. Receive other desires next.
I will be fulfilled in Christ.
His love. His presence. His grace.
I will be fulfilled in the pleasure of serving the King!
I will be fulfilled in the satisfaction that I will spend eternity with Him!
I will be fulfilled in the joy of having an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe!
I will anticipate that all other desires will soon follow.