Or you can
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.