So this is a question i do not fail to ask myself on a daily basis.. Dear God, are my heart desires Your will for me..? Do the things that i so badly want in this life reflect Who You are as my Father or do they reflect mere flesh??
So i have been privileged to have been raised in a family of TRUTH.. Where as i ask for anything from any of my folks, the response/question is: “have you asked God? and if so, what has God said about it? Growing up with my lack of understanding, this was the most annoying response ever because i so desire something that i harden my heart or i simply hadn’t come to terms with all that “asking and getting a response from God practice”
So let me testify a little bit.. we all love stories, don’t we?? I do.!! 🙂 A few months back, i was going to get myself an Iphone and so in order to be able to afford it, i decided to first sell my Samsung Galaxy on OLX Kenya. I posted the picture and details on the site and got a few calls that same day.. Super Excited!!! My Iphone Dream is coming to Reality pretty soon!!! Yaaay!!! So long story short, the next day i met with my first buyer.. but unfortunately, the guy was trying to steal the phone rather than buy it.. all he did was string me along for 2 days until i came to my senses. LOL
I didn’t get the Iphone, i ended up buying a much cheaper phone that i could afford without going completely bankrupt. LOL… So i began to ask God, why did i want an Iphone so badly?? I had a great phone and yet i wasn’t satisfied… why do i desire to have the things that are trendy to this world? IF I SAY THAT I HAVE GOD.. AND BECAUSE I HAVE GOD, I HAVE EVERYTHING.. WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN?? Most people do not understand what this means.. in fact i don’t think i fully understand myself.. But what i know, if God is truly all you have and all you need.. this means trusting His Divine Will for your life. If you are desiring anything outside of His will for you, you will know.. His ever present small still voice which constantly speaks to us will remind you that you are going too fast. I knew God didn’t want me to get an Iphone just yet and this is not because my phone was almost stolen.. i knew this in my subconscious as i made the decision to get the phone from the beginning.. but most times, we ignore that small still voice and pretend that we didn’t hear it.. Don’t ignore that voice!! Don’t!!
How then can i be sure that the desires of my heart are in line with the will of God for me? First, you have to purpose in your heart that God is truly all you have and you are solely dependent on His divine provision for you. Once you begin to live your life in line with this, sweetie, you won’t even need to ask anything of Him for He knows even the deepest desires of your heart even before you were born.. God takes care of His own.