Someone once told me that the greatest thing you can achieve in life is knowing what God’s purpose for you is and doing it wholeheartedly. Being in line with God’s purpose and will for you is where you will find peace and happiness, and where you will be most successful.
When I was unsatisfied with the person I was on the inside and on the outside I had a hunger for the world and the things in it. I wanted to look good, I wanted to go on dates, I wanted to make friends and meet new people. It’s interesting that now that I have grown into a newer and better version of myself, and I am satisfied with the person I have become, I’ve lost the hunger I had for the world.
This makes me believe that a lot of our desires come from dissatisfaction with who we are on the inside, and as a result, we look outside for ways to satisfy ourselves rather than looking within and dealing with the root of the issue. An example is modern-day women wearing less and less on social media sites. You may think it is done out of confidence but it is most often done from insecurities that manifest in the need for validation, especially from their male peers. Unless your job description requires you to be half naked on a social media site where the whole world can have a free unrestrained view of your goodies, there is no reason for a man or woman to be indecently dressed on a public platform. It screams of insecurities.
I’m not speaking from a place of judgment but rather a place of experience. I used to have an overwhelming need to look a certain way. However, I came to realise that it was coming from a place of insecurity and a need for validation from others.
The greatest change I made in my life was connecting to God and putting him first. By doing so not only did things work out better for me but the old feelings I had in me died out. It happened gradually till I became a new person with new desires.
I’ve come to a part of my work with God where I have lost the desire for worldly things. I was never big on the worldly lifestyle to begin with. It never made much sense to me. The things that women go crazy for I find fascinating. An example is a woman willing to trade her most valuable possession which is her body for material possessions. That is something I’ve never been able to wrap my head around. Perhaps I’m just a boring woman. Lol.
One thing I can say though is that the things I wanted in life came into manifestation after I closed the door to the world and put God first. All the rusty gears in my life have been replaced, renewed, and lubricated. I’m now on a heavenly budget that is limitless. Everything falls into place automatically and I’m the happiest I have ever been.
You have to love a God who makes you feel and look the best you’ve ever done and then takes all worldly desires out of you. If you are well versed in the Kingdom game you already know what this means.
If you want to have more of an understanding of the nature of God study the fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. It’s an accurate description of who God is. The one fruit that God displayed with me was forbearance aka patience. God is patient, and when he puts you on a journey of transformation he does it with patience. It’s not about forcing you to let go of the old you, your old lifestyle, and your old heart that harbored ungodly desires. It’s about him showing you step by step the unsatisfying, destructive, and chaotic effects of the old you compared to the peaceful, and prosperous new you as you journey with him.
Moving on from the worldly decisions we make and resting in God’s Godly decisions, I’ve come to realise that when God walks and works with you, he will remove that insatiable need for things that hold no value in the long run. You can’t take a Birkin bag with you past the grave. Do you know what goes with you once you are done on earth? Your spirit and your soul. All that matters is the adornment you have on the real you which is the spirit you. This is not to say that God is against his children becoming successful. It’s the opposite. His wish for us is to prosper. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:11-13). The issue is at what cost? This is one of the biggest changes God has made in my life. The ability to count the cost of having my earthly desires met. If it’s at the cost of my salvation and the peace that God has given me, I count it out.
If anyone is wondering what God’s purpose for me is all I can say is this, the Holy Spirit led me to the story of Mary and Martha found in Luke 10: 38-42:
38 Now it happened as they went that He (Jesus) entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
What I think the Holy Spirit is trying to tell me is that the only thing that matters is Yeshua and God’s kingdom, and as long as I have made this choice, it will never be taken away from me. Bye-bye earthly desires. I won’t miss you because I’m on a speed train to the Kingdom of my Father YHWH.