This post was good!! I say that because often times we're taught to have a love-hate relationship with our desires... when the reality is that it's usually more of a love-love relationship. We desire things that feel good, look good... help us cope good. But all in all, our desires removed from God's will are all temporary solutions to eternal hungers, unresolved trauma, pain, loneliness and even "Wait on the Lord fatigue". And most days, it's not the desire that's the problem, it's the context. And that's the battle.
So I love when you wrote "taking time to strengthen your relationship with God is key to winning your battles." I felt that. Heavy. Cause in a 24-hour time span of battles, temptation and desire, true inventory of how much time is willingly and longingly spent with God reveals sooo much. Plus training your mind, spirit and body to desire, pursue and consume the Word with the same fervor and willingness we pursued things of old (without getting trapped in the enemies mind game of guilt and shame) is def le struggle. So loved how you closed it out with "don’t let your frustration cut you off from the only One who can truly understand and help you." Because that's the secret the enemy wants to keep hidden... Grace and mercy is forever and "therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
Def also had a "who told you, you were naked moment?? "
Thank you for this and bless up!!!
Thanks so much for your response and insight. It so crazy how our fleshy desires can take control. You're right on point about our desires not being the problem -- they are just the symptom to underlying issues. But the great news is that God can completely pull out the root of our "challenges," and replace it with His seed.
I'm always going to be a work in progress, but if God can completely change me from the inside out, he can do the same for anyone. So glad that you were able to glean from my message :)