“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalms 37:4-5
For many years my desires seemed to go unfulfilled. I sweated and worked hard to achieve my goals; many countless hours spent in the ballet studio trying to perfect skills to get me where I wanted to go.
It took several tries and fails. Sometimes accepting lesser achievements than I wished… until finally I surrendered all. I told God I was willing: to do what He wanted, to go where He wanted, to serve how He wanted. All of me for all of Him.
He answered that prayer and gave me new desires that quickly were fulfilled and fulfilling. I had the opportunity to travel the U.S. dancing with a Christian ballet company… sharing the Gospel, giving my testimony. I was living with and learning from other dancing believers. Amazing years…
Then “Prince Charming” showed up and swept me off my feet quite literally, carrying us away to a life of love, children and adventure! Such joys I had never even considered or imagined for myself. God’s plan was so much bigger than mine.
What if it’s not our desires that God grants… what if it’s that He puts His desires in our hearts. His desires actually become ours as we delight ourselves in Him? Any “loss” for me has always meant gain in the hands of my LORD. His plans are greater, therefore I will trust Him.