Desires aren’t prison bars

Is like
A fire.
You can
Enflame it.
Or you can
Tame it.

Having desires
In no way requires
That you obey them
And get stuck
In their briars.

Desires aren’t trustworthy. They can be true or deceptive, good or bad, right or wrong. They need discernment, not blind obedience.

Desires aren’t prison bars. They are enticements that can be accepted or rejected. When we’re led by our desires, we frequently walk into the trap of self-deception. If we were more conscious of our conscience and less focused on our desires, we could avoid a lot of evil.

If you’ve ever rejected a desire once, you can reject it twice. If twice, then there’s no limit on how often you can reject it. Every time we allow desires and feelings to direct us away from truth, we lay down our freedom and embrace bondage.

Earthworms were designed to be happy in an environment of dirt and darkness. People weren’t.

When kindness
Is embraced,
Is displaced.

Photo by Ron Lach on

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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1 Response to Desires aren’t prison bars

  1. Diane W says:

    This is powerful and definitely something to consider as we navigate the newness of our days and our world. Thank you for sharing!

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