Desire has gotten a bad rap.
Parents, Schools, Society, Churches, Communities – you name it – has basically slapped your hand every time you desired something that desire itself is now considered a BAD thing.
It’s crazy because the only way you will ever accomplish something great is if you have a burning desire for something.
If you don’t, you’ll quit.
Desire is crucial to going after your dreams.
And yet, we are all so quick to push our desires away.
We PUSH them hard.
And to make it worse we are filled with so much shame, guilt and unhappiness for even having the slightest inkling desire for something.
You are made wrong for wanting love, good looks, fame or lots of money.
We push desire away from us instead of allowing it in.
This is key.
Allow your desire.
Your desire is from God.
***I’m not saying everyone is connected at this level, but you and I know that when you get right down to your deepest desire – past the ice cream, fast-food and sex with George Clooney, that’s where your deepest desires from God sit – sadly, we know most people won’t dig deep enough and most people spend their whole lives fulfilling instant desires and never explore their deepest desires.***
Your REAL desire is from GOD.
The problem is that most of us were programmed not to ALLOW our heart’s desires.
I realized last week in a conversation with my girlfriend that we as women are so quick to dismiss our desires and think they aren’t good enough.
The reason you have regrets in your life is only because you didn’t allow fully for your heart’s self-expression.
You denied God.
You denied yourself to be all that you can be and deep down you know that’s true.
But here’s the good news.
You can change that.
You can choose to listen to your hearts desire.
You can choose to allow what God placed on your heart to manifest in your life.
From wanting to be a ballerina, to being a singer, to running your own business, to having your dream relationship, to running a vineyard and making wine, to opening a B&B, to being a mom, to being a famous author, to being a famous Hollywood director – whatever that desire is for you.
It’s never too late.
It’s just not.
If the desire is there – it’s your responsibility to listen to it!
Take it seriously.
Don’t ask for others opinions.
State your intentions between you and God.
Don’t let others or even yourself talk you out of it.
You are on a mission.
Follow that desire.
The thing that completely lights you up.
Know that your desires are good enough.
I’m going to tell you a secret.
Your life will never be AMAZING, AWESOME, FANTASTIC until you do the thing that turns you on.
Lean in to your desires.
Are you doing the thing that’s turning you on?
‘Cause that’s when you….
Live Your Legacy.