I hope I find you all well. There is something on my heart
I would like to talk about. That something is the deep desires
God has put in our hearts. We all have desires, things we really
I believe we all have desires from God. There are some very
specific things He has put into our hearts which He wants
to bring to pass in our lives. They are real and not a figment
of our imagination.
I know I have deep desires in my heart. I may not be able
to articulate them but they are real. I can feel them!
The thing though is as the years have passed, something has
happened, life! A lot of life has happened and life at times
made me doubt the desires God put in my heart.
To this day there are people who keep telling me to abandon
the desires God has put in my heart. “That doesn’t make
sense” they tell me.
“What’s wrong with you?”
“Why are you making things difficult for yourself”
Then there is dissapoinment. How much dissapoinment can a
person take? There have been desires that have not come
to pass. That has been confusing to say the least. Why
have a desire when it won’t come to pass??? It’s almost cruel.
But as time has passed I have grown in my relationship with God.
I understand He created me and I am unique.
I am not some object you can understand by
reading a manual! God designed me and He is the only
One who really knows me, He is the only One who really knows
the desires He has put in me and what I need to do is understand
He knows what He is doing. He will bring to pass the desires
He has put in my heart. If a desire has not come to pass, then
there is a reason. That goes for you too. You life is unique.
Your life is not a book someone reads and is done with in an hour!
Your desires are not one dimensional. There is so much more than
meets the eye.
It’s much more complex than that if you understand what I
I want to show you a scripture that stood out for me that will
help paint a picture of what I am trying to say.
“And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite.
When he had called her she stood before him. “
2 Kings 4: 12
There was a woman who would feed Elisha everytime he passed
by her house. She and her husband made him a small chamber
so he could rest as he travelled. Elisha wanted to return her
kindness so he called her to ask what he could do
“And he said to Gehazi, Say now to her, You have been most
painstakingly and reverently concerned for us; what is to be
done for you? Would you like to be spoken for to the king or
to the commander of the army? She answered, I dwell among
my own people [they are sufficent]. “
2 Kings 4:13
In other words, she was okay and needed
nothing. But Elisha was not satisfied with her answer. So
he probed deeper and found out she had no child.
“Later Elisha said, What then is to be done for her?
Gehazi answered, She has no child and her husband is old. “
2 Kings 4:14
I really believe the woman wanted a child but couldn’t have
one. I also believe Gehazi was the one who spoke more
frequently to the woman and the husband. He was not
saying she had no child as a mere observation but I believe
she had tried and couldn’t have. It was a deep desire she
had which didn’t seem to come to pass. She had buried
it so deep that when asked what she wanted, it didn’t even
register. It must of been painful discovering she couldn’t
have children. So she did what most us do, she buried it deep
never to be unearthed.
I could be way off with that theory but bear me a little longer
as I show you why I think that was so.
Look at her response when Elisha told her she would have a
“Elisha said, At this season when the time comes round, you
shall embrace a son.
She said, No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your
But the woman conceived and bore a son at that season the
following year, as Elisha had said to her. “
2 Kings 4:16
If she had no desire at all and never thought about having
a child then the word spoken by the man of God would of been
good news! Instead, she reacted differently. It was like she
was saying, “don’t awaken hope again! I believed once but it
didn’t happen so please don’t lie to me. Just leave it alone. I ‘am
okay as I am. I don’t want my heart to be broken again.”
God granted the woman her deepest desire. That desire
she had buried deep. That desire that caused her pain.
He brought that desire to pass. That really encouraged me.
He will bring to pass the desires He puts in us.
If it hasn’t come to pass, He has a reason.
Trust God with the desires He has given you. He can be
Blessings to you all……