Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your….” Desires of your what? “Your heart.” Wait a minute. Doesn’t God give us desires from heaven? Yes, He does. Our desires originate there, but remember that God has placed His desires for you within your heart.
He put the plans for your life within you when you were born, and they have never left you. The heart, in this case, means your subconscious mind. Sometimes His ideas come in multiples.
God may put five or six things in your mind that He wants you to do, each one for a different season of your life. Whether He gives you one idea or six ideas, the thoughts of God are consistent, and they will be present throughout your life.
No matter how old you grow, the same thoughts will keep coming back to you, and the desires will never leave you. This is because the will of God for you never changes.
The Bible says, “God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). The specifics of your plans may change as your purpose unfolds, but your purpose is permanent. I have found that people are constantly waiting for God to tell them what to do when it has been given to them already.
At times, Christian people look for God’s will everywhere except within themselves. It’s necessary for them to realize that they don’t receive their purposes after they are born again; they were already given their purposes when they were physically born. You’re not saved for the sole purpose of going to heaven; you’re saved to finish your assignment on earth.
Father, thank You for placing Your desires within my heart. You saved me so that I could complete my assignment on this earth; please help me to do this. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Vision is the idea that never leaves you—the dream that won’t go away.
Reading: Psalm 74–76; Romans 9:16–33
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)