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Desires Matter

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Put aside self-serving desires but embrace those that fit His kingdom. And ignore anyone who would trample on them from a false sense of spirituality.

Life is all about God. He is the center of the universe as well as its Creator. So, when devout people remind us that “it’s not about you,” they are essentially right. But when they rebuke us for thinking our desires are significant, they are wrong. They are trampling on one of the greatest gifts the centerpiece of the universe has given us.

God does not cater to our selfish desires, of course. But He loves to stir desires within us and see them fulfilled. Your dreams matter. Your goals come from a deep and true place. They may get distorted at times, but He will help you sort them out, not insist on stamping them out. Rather than quenching the dreamer within, we have to remember that when we’re in a right relationship with God, He’s the one working within us to will and to work for his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). He doesn’t want us to deny everything within us. Some of what’s within us is Him.

According to God’s own word, it’s okay to approach Him boldly, to pray big prayers, to trust the Spirit within you, to do the works of God, to fully embrace His love, and to live in confidence of his grace and power. It’s perfectly acceptable to ask Him to stir the right dreams in you and then fulfill them. In the meantime, put aside self-serving desires but embrace those that fit His kingdom. And ignore anyone who would trample on them from a false sense of spirituality.

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