“I not aware of any God-given desires or passions written on my heart. If I did, I don’t think I’d know what to do with them. What do I do?”
Several weeks ago, I did a live Q&A discussion with the Online Calling Course class on chapter 7 of It’s Your Call – Awakening Your Desires. Several people asked this question in various forms.
Though I offer various ways to interpret the voice of God and the voice of our heart in the book and course, God is the source, the revealer and the implementor of our calling.
So, I put out a challenge to the class that I want to challenge you with:
ASK and SEEK: For one week (starting today), ask God (each day) to reveal what He has created you to offer to the world – your glory, you splendor, your brilliance, your strength, your beauty…your effect.
For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him. (Phil. 2:13)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8)
WATCH / LISTEN: Then stay vigilant throughout the day for everything that captures or stirs you heart – things said to you or overheard, things you read, things you see, things that happened to or around you, “random” thoughts, etc.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. (Isaiah 50:4)
At any time in the next seven days, when God reveals something to you about the desires He has written on your heart, let us know through a comment on the blog which you can get to by click the GO button below.
Here are a few thoughts from It’s Your Call about God’s awakening and deepening process:
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4).
David’s expression, the desires of your heart, literally means “that which the deepest, truest part of you continually seeks or prays for.
Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor [glory].(Isa. 52:1)
God’s call to His people has been, Wake up and walk in your glory. Wake up because most of us have deadened our desires. Not deadened as in they no longer exist, but rather as in the expression “he’s dead to the world,” as when someone is in a deep sleep, oblivious or unconscious to what’s going on.
You cannot kill your truest, deepest desires, for they are written into your very being – your heart – but you can sedate them. Therefore, there is a universal process that God takes us through with our desires in the development of our glory: He awakens desire, then He deepens desire, then He fulfills desire. So much about our lives makes sense when we understand this process and so much clearer the journey becomes.
Share with us what God has revealed to you comment in the comment box.