It is no surprise that even though our spirit is willing to receive the things of God, our flesh desires to reject them. When God gives us a vision or purposes seeds within our atmosphere or energy that transforms into desires, it is so easy to have momentary gratification from the notion but never move forward. Think about all the good ideas you thought just popped into your mind out of nowhere; most importantly, think about how many of those ideas you aborted.
Desire is meant to be nourished because desires turn into purpose, but so often because of the adversity we face or see, we determine that maybe God is not in the program. Take a look at Habakkuk....he knew indeed who he was but did not understand how God could allow His people's enemy to be raised up against them. I saw so many wonderful things in this first and second chapter.
First I saw a man question the only one who is able to give you an infallible answer. The old people use to say, "Don't question God", but what they should have been saying was, "You can question God but the reality of the matter is that you should put all of your faith in God. If you have faith in Him, you understand that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and that every trial is allowed to move you into position, break some things off that are keeping you from moving into position, and for God’s purpose to work in your life." Habakkuk was troubled by God's decision and when God answered, he realized that the decision was made due to God's judgment. Again, God allows some things in His permissive will in order to shake us back into position, which aligns with His purpose for our lives.
Then note how Habakkuk came back with a question that this time states the status of God in his life, but still questions His will in allowing the enemy to misuse His people. God sometimes wants us to recognize whose we are as well as who we are. Habakkuk was the prime example of someone who forgot who they were; when we remember who we are, we remember His word ascribed to or concerning us. Believers are more than conquerors and nothing or no one shall by any means harm us. So this time when God answers Habakkuk he says, "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."
See sometimes our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak, and in order for your flesh to attain the things of God you have to use a mechanic of your flesh (your eyes) to obtain what your spirit already has. So as you write the vision and make it plain, your flesh can come into agreement with what your spirit knows. For we all know visions fad away almost as quickly as you get them, but if you write it, whenever you begin to feel low or become discouraged, you can always refer back to what you wrote because the vision shall speak and not lie. And although it may take a while, keep nourishing and referring back to what you put in ink because eventually, it will come to past.
I have some promises from God that I often refer back to; especially when the Devil tries to plant seeds of doubt in my atmospheric energy. I often say, "Devil you a lie, God told me if I keep writing His word where His people can get the lessons, He will put my books on the shelves and in the hands of readers all over the world." I believe in this thing so much that I put the vision in ink. So regardless to how things look around you, believe in the promise. Your desires are small pieces to the promises of God being revealed in you and through you. Embrace them but most importantly….Put It In Ink! Be Blessed.
Have you ever wanted something so bad until it seemed to hurt? You did everything in your power to bring light to your situation but no matter how or what you tried, nothing happened. Then you decided to pray about the matter. After praying and crying, and crying and praying God still seemed to have turned a deaf ear to your request.
Then you say what comes natural for us, "Lord, it must not be meant for me!", or "If it was supposed to be, Lord you would have honored my prayer." And God is sitting right at the rim waiting to see if you are going to give up or hold to His promise. In all of this you have to understand that desire does not just float into your atmosphere. The seeds of desire are planted into your energy some righteous and some unrighteous. Your job is to disregard the unrighteous seeds by simply: Resisting the devil and knowing at that moment he will flee from you. Then take the righteous seeds, plant them, and nourish them.
Are you saying to me that desires can come from God? Did not the word say, "I will give you the desires of your heart?" Do you think God is going to give you something that does not align with His plan for your life and His purpose? So yes, the seeds of righteous desires are planted in your atmosphere and energy by a righteous God.
Hannah thought that her desire to have a baby was all about her. Little did she know, God would take the very child He would bless her with and make him the last of the judges and the first of the Major Prophets. He would prophesy to the same priest who blessed his mother, Eli. This same son would appoint two of Israel's most prominent kings: Saul and David.
It was Hannah's desire but God's purpose. So the moral of this story is that God can use your desires to usher you into His purpose! Remember this and hang on to the desires of your heart believing that God can make them happen. Be Blessed!