Often times you’ll find that I write about hope. I truly am convinced that hope is the springboard that launches us into our desires. When we talk about relationships, dating, marriage and even journeying through singleness, hope is the catalyst that propels us to what we truly want. The tricky question is “What do we want?”
Desire is huge, it’s also the same thing that we turn off, down play and minimize. ”Oh I really don’t care if he’s smart, as long as he has a great personality.” ”I know she has a boring personality, but she’s super hot so I’ll take that.” When we cut off our real desires, we’re basically sawing off our legs. We never get to where we truly want to go and stump our growth as a person in the meantime. Our desires can define us, they speak aloud whats inside, they reveal to us who we are. Grant it those desires can get tainted with fear, false perceptions, etc., but when desires come from our purest self that’s when we are able to glimpse what really lies within.
Frustration, now this guy can get into the mix and really screw things up. Frustration is usually the vehicle we ride around in and hope that he’ll take us to our desires. How often do you hear people gripe and complain about their singleness, their marriage or their relationship? They’ll go on for our hours sharing how miserable they are, but will only give you 5 minutes, if that, expressing what it is that they truly want. Frustration can be healthy when we allow it to provoke within us the voice of “this isn’t enough… I want more!” However to dwell and camp there will only sabotage us from meeting our fulfilled desire.
When the frustration comes, don’t silence it and say “Lalalaa, I’m going to pretend you’re not there.” No that’s silly, instead listen to it and allow it a voice to express what it is that you truly want or that what you’re currently doing is not bringing you in the right direction. Once you identify your real desire that’s the time to shout it from the mountains “I want_____________, when I have _____________ I feel amazing, I feel so alive, I feel exhilaration!!”
While frustration can awaken us, like hot spilled coffee on a white shirt on the way to work, ultimately desire is the strong force that when coupled with hope can lead us into a place of fulfillment. So what is it that you truly desire? Ignore your current circumstances that say you’ll never be able to have that which you want and allow hope to have it’s way. The moment you feel excited, you find yourself breathing easier and there’s a jump to your step, that’s when you know you’ve truly tapped into your desire tank!! C’mon and give Desire a chance!!
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