Pr. 21:25-26: “The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”
The first example that comes to my mind pertains to losing weight. How many times have we heard people wish out loud (or perhaps done it ourselves) that they would eat better and lose weight.
“Oh, it’s frustrating being overweight.” “I need to start eating better.” “I wish I could wear clothes like that, run a 5k, or have that much energy.” The list goes on and on.
Stating the desire out loud can cause deep sorrow or depression when the one speaking it knows they will do nothing to achieve that goal. It may seem like dreaming the impossible dream.
The reality; however, is that by making the decision to put forth the labor, the weight could in fact come off. Deciding that the desire is worth the effort, one could finally begin to say no to unhealthy foods and yes to healthy choices.
There are lots of examples of this: saving money, getting out of debt, reading the Bible more, taking time for ourselves each day, spending more time with family, learning that hobby we’ve been dreaming about, beginning a foundation, joining a ministry…the list could go on and on.
What is it that you’ve been desiring, but feeling as if it were an impossible dream?
Ask The Lord to help you. Nothing is impossible for God, and with Him all things are possible. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
As Christians, we must remember that God did not give us a spirit of fear. There is nothing we can’t do with God on our side. God gave us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind.
A sound mind. When we decide our desire is worth the labor, and we ask The Lord to help us, we can grasp that desire with hands full of power. We do not have live under the heaviness of unfulfilled desires. We can reach out, through God, and see our desires come to life.
Today is the day when we can begin the labor that will see our desire fulfilled! Ask God to help, and let’s get to work.