I know I am not alone in wondering this question, i feel it in my bones. And the answer is actually very easy, but sometimes the things right in front of our cute noses we just do not see.
As I enter 2020 and I am secure in myself, but I find I still desire to fine tune what my purpose is on this earth God created and along with that, continue to be happy. Remember it is not those around you that make you happy, but it is YOU … and only YOU that can create your happiness. Note: If you wait or demand someone else to create your happiness, that is just not gonna happen, more on that in another blog.
But, back to my humble thoughts on how we obtain the desires of our hearts. There was a time I would ask God and pray for success in my art business, healing of my fibroymalgia, more attention the way I WANTED from my husband, etc. These are not wrong as God loves us as his children to talk to him and be specific, but I honestly I realized I was missing one very important point that should precede these other requests.
I realized that I need to be praying and asking God for ONE THING…. instead of all of those other things that I needed.
The key is in Psalm 27:4
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
You see, the key is …. if we seek the Lord, He will give us the desires of our hearts. It is such a beautiful thing. God knows what we want, He knows our desires and our down deep cherished needs. With the fast pace of our culture today, there seems to be so many “things” that pull us away from truly seeking God. We also can be too self-absorbed in trying to seek one detail we think will make us happy that we miss seeking God as the bigger picture.
I have tried to describe this thought like a donut. If we seeks Gods path and HIM, He will in turn give us the desires of our hearts. If we do it the other way around, we might miss for years what God truly has to make us happy. Does that make sense?
It is my firm belief that, second only to salvation, seeking God is the most important aspect of the Christian life…to truly know God: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
As we enter into 2020, think about this concept, think about seeking God first and allowing Him to give you each one of your desires. I am going to refocus on this concept. It sounds simply but … well, lets make it simple!!!