What are your deepest desires? What goes beyond a mere want, goes to your most inner desire? Do you know what that is? Are you sure you know? Or have you lived on the surface for so long you can’t see the inner desire?
Often, we hear people say, “I really want to do _____.” It may be obtaining a master’s degree. Perhaps you want to travel to a foreign country and see the ruins of ancient cities. It could be buying a new home. Sometimes it is looking for a new job, one that you believe will set you up for success. For many, they simply want this pandemic to come to an end.
All of those are nice wants, but what is your deepest desire? Once we start looking a little deeper, we will find that we all need to be loved. We all need to feel appreciated. We need to have purpose in our lives. We need a sense of belonging.
Though those are needs and we have gone a little deeper, none of those are our true, deep desire. So, what is that deep desire? Whether we realize it or not, our true deep desire is to be with God. After all, He is our Creator. We all need to be close to Him, serve Him, and follow Him. We don’t recognize that desire most of the time because we are bombarded with the superficial and occasionally think about our real needs.
When we peel back the onion of our being and get to the very core, we find our deep desire is to know God. There is only one way to satisfy that desire. We must be born again. For many, that may sound like a religious phrase and may even sound scary. Yet it is what we are told we must do. To be born again, we must be born of water and spirit (John 3:5).
Being born into the kingdom of God is an exhilarating experience. It is the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of becoming like Jesus Christ by following His teaching and example. It is the beginning of filling our deepest desire. It is the beginning of discovering God’s peace, purpose for our life, and overcoming the world.
I pray each one of us will pursue our deepest desire. I pray each one of us will recognize our desire is to know God. I pray we all follow Jesus and seek His purpose for our lives. I pray we seek God’s kingdom every day. Be born again. Follow Jesus. Seek God’s kingdom. Satisfy your deepest desire.
John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”