As an entrepreneur that is a Christian, I walk in a circle with a lot of other Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs.
A common theme seems to be “God wants to give you the desires of your heart.”
Well, yes. Sorta.
If you think this, you’re missing something HUGE, so please read to end!
It is all about CONTEXT!
Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Take DELIGHT in the LORD.
What does Psalm 37:3 say? Well, it says, “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” TRUST IN THE LORD.
What about Psalm 37:5? Here it says, “Commit your way to the Lord;trust in him and he will do this:”. COMMIT YOUR WAY TO THE LORD.
Do you see what I see? It all STARTS with GOD.
We can even hop over to Proverbs 16:3 and see, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” COMMIT TO THE LORD.
It has bothered me for so long that people flippantly say “God wants to give you the desires of your heart!!” Well, yes He does-BUT…and this is a big but….
IF it is in alignment with HIS WILL.
I reallllly desire chocolate but have no money. So I will take the chocolate anyways! After all, it is MY desire!! Well, stealing isn’t the right thing to do, right? Duh, we know that! So do you think God’s blessing will be on that? 🤔. Of course, this is just a silly example.
The point remains; you work for GOD, not the other way around. He isn’t a magic genie hidden in a lamp. You don’t just rub the lamp while saying you desire a Lamborghini and the next morning you go to get in your car and POOF-Lamborghini!!!
God IS all powerful and HE CAN do these things. But He isn’t a God of material things. He is THE GOD of the universe and HE wants YOU and YOUR HEART.
King Solomon, in 2 Chronicles 1, is asked BY GOD what he (Solomon) wants. Solomon says, “Knowledge and Wisdom.” So God gives Solomon that, PLUS riches and possessions.
If your heart is after what GOD wants, He will absolutely bless you abundantly. Keep in mind: there is way more to this earthly life than wealth and riches. These things are just resources to make our life a little easier.
Set your heart before the Lord and do HIS Will, and you will be amazed at how the desires of your heart shift. You will be amazed at how different your outlook on life is. If you are always chasing the next dollar and next big thing, you’re not seeing all the blessings God has given you in the right now. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Focus on today and what YOU can do for GOD.
Focus on what HE desires and not your selfish wants. See how big He shows up for you. I can’t guarantee He will show up in the way you expect, but I CAN guarantee you will be amazed!
Blessings and Love,