Life is made up of desires that seem big and vital one minute, and little and absurd the next. I guess we get what’s best for us in the end. —Alice Caldwell Rice—
It is often said that we will be granted our heart’s “pure desires.” When we have many unmet desires, maybe we should be grateful. Wants, ultimately not for our good, can open the way to many unneeded and painful experiences. How often we sit, wishing for a better job, a more loving relationship, a different weather forecast. How seldom we take positive advantage of what is at hand, not realizing that whatever is, right now,
is the ticket to the next act in the drama of our lives. We have before us a very limited picture. We cannot possibly know just what we need to travel the distance that’s in store for us. Our desires, when they are pure, will carry us to the right destination. They are inspired. But the desires that are motivated by our selfish egos will lead us astray. Many times in the past we did not give up those desires. And the painful memories linger. Desiring God’s will is my most fruitful desire. It’s also what is best for me; thus, what I need. All things are working for good when I let my higher power determine my desires.