Monday, January 30, 2012

The Powerful Effects of DESIRE

Isn't life interesting? I find it to be like a scavenger hunt with clues that can make our journey more successful, more courageous, more insightful, and closer to God.  The key seems to be applying those clues to every-day life!  

Several months ago, I discovered a 'clue' that has done wonders for my life in terms of daily motivation for all aspects of my life.   It's a concept that involves prayer, something I've always done; but with a little extra 'twist'.  

Have you ever considered the STARTING POINT for any goal?  The latest craze in motivation has been visualization and positive thought.  But what comes before that?  What makes us decide to create something in our life?  The answer is DESIRE.  We must have the DESIRE to make things happen.  So, what if I don't HAVE a desire?  What if I would love to have a clean house, but I just can't find the DESIRE to make it happen?  Well, here's the clue that I learned:   PRAY for a desire!!  

In a message by Dallin H. Oaks, he asserts:
"Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming."


If we have even just a GLIMPS of what we want to become, we can ask God for a daily desire to achieve it.   Just think about the opportunities... Friendships, parenting, work ethic, the possibilities for change are endless.  And it all starts with a simple prayer for desire!