Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life
The focus for this week concerning this scripture is ‘’longing fulfilled’’.
When you have a passion for something this can turn into a longing. A longing for something is to feel a strong desire for it. This means that it becomes your drive, your passion. Whatever it is this is something that you know that you were created to do. Think about it, if you could do ONE thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
To have a longing fulfilled, one must know and understand exactly what it is they’re longing for. You can go around the world, searching for but you can stumble by longing for the wrong things. Be careful about what it is you long for because when you receive it, your longing for the thing could die down and then what? You start complaining to God about him giving you what you asked for. What you long for is a manifestation of your character.
Does what you long for demonstrate how much you love God?
This one thing is what you long to do, it is what keeps you up at night. You wake up and it’s the only thing you want to do for the entire day. God is filling your heart with this desire. One thing that I have realised is that your desire will be unique to everyone else and that is okay. In fact, it is better that everyone has a different desire because it means that more people can be reached and get to know more about Christ. You cannot live in someone else’s desire because it won’t fit you. God created you for a specific reason and until you seek him and find out what this desire is you will constantly feel lost.
You are not on your own funnily enough there are people out there with similar desires but because we live in a generation that chooses to have a lack of communication this prevents us from networking and getting to know more detail about how about how to fulfil the desire you have. Fellowshipping with people that have a similar desire is very beneficial because it allows you to realise that you’re not alone in this and that it can be done. One thing to not do is look and compare at how well others are doing and see your situation as a negative thing because you haven’t got the ball rolling. Comparing is a very dangerous thing to do because it can lead you to begin doubting yourself and then you can slowly isolate yourself from others because you don’t feel like you’re good enough. Know that you are God’s best and that wherever you are in life, he loves you regardless.
For your longing to be fulfilled I have a few steps:
- Talk to God and ask him what your longing is
- Once you know what your longing is, map it out
- Research what is out there based on your longing
- Begin to make movements with your longing
Peace & Love