“Created equal” doesn’t apply to desires . . .

All desires aren’t equal. Cultivate and follow the desires that make your life better, not worse. Desires that bend toward evil lead to inner torment, guilt, and bondage.

Your focus will determine your desires. They will rise or fall as you feed them or fight them. If you won’t control your desires, they will capture and control you. Desire for more can extinguish the joy and appreciation of what you already have.

When you truly appreciate what you already have, you’ll have enough for great joy. If you have freedom, food, shelter, and clothing, you have enough stuff for a happy life.

Many human desires are disguised longings for God and can only be satisfied by Him. Christians are called to be led by the living Jesus, not dominated by desire.

Forgiveness is too often the missing ingredient in relationships.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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