What Do You Want -------------To Do?

You know the Bible says that God is at work in you “to will and to act according to His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13

He’s actually trying to adjust your desires. He’s trying to fix and heal and focus your heart so that you desire the right things. God’s ultimate desire is that your heart desires the right things so that He can lead you by the desires of your heart.

I see our heart acting like a compass, it points in a certain direction. You follow in the direction that your heart is pointing.

Years ago I saw some movie where these guys were in this warship and they were trying to navigate by the compass. But their calculations were not coming up accurately. So the captain went and opened the lid on the compass and found that someone had placed a magnet next to the compass so the needle would always be pointing toward that magnet. So the ship was totally off-course.

It’s often so easy for desires or distractions to come up and suddenly we set our hearts on these things and begin to pursue them only to find out later that we are totally off-course and we wonder how did this ever happen? You may be married but that other woman looks soooo fine. That is a distraction! You may be dissatisfied with something and then set your heart on a wrong desire. Don’t do it. You’ll end up where you do not want to be.

The enemy is after the cleanness of your heart. He would like to dirty that thing up so that you can never really get to the core of what God is trying to get you focused on. Get alone with God. Ask Him to forgive you. Ask Him to heal you. Ask Him to put His desires into your heart. The devil will lose His grip on you.

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