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There comes a time in every person’s life when the desire to be greater than where you are, take you by surprise. It is in these moments we should take the time to find out the root of our desire. Here are some questions to ask yourself to distinguish if your desire is coming from a healthy place.
Do I want more because God wants more for me?
Do I want this because some else wants this for me?
Do I desire to be greater because I want someone to see me as great?
Do I want something someone else has because I feel less than?
Always check your motives when a desire hits your hurt. Take a moment to reflect and focus on where you are and where you’re going. There is nothing wrong with your desire to be in a better place as long your motives are right. Write down what’s valuable to you and center your goals on your values.
For example, I value a healthy relationship with Christ. Therefore, my goals are going to be centered on what he has for me. This was not always the case. I used to make goals based on where I should be by a certain age, but everything came to a halt when I allowed God to change my plans. My desire at that time was centered on being seen as great because I felt less than. Faced with these feelings I would try to control everything in my atmosphere. Disillusioned to the fact I could not control anything or anyone, but myself. Failing helped me faced my reality.
Our desire to be greater in him is the best desire we can hope for or dream of. God will always take us to great places if we allow him. If you are not where you would like to be; check your motives and realign your focus. Whatever you give the most attention to is the thing or person that is driving you. Remember nothing or no one can take us higher than God.
If you need help learning how to realign your focus I recommend reading The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson. It continues to be a blessing to my life. I read it 5 times and passed it forward to bless others. Every time I read this book I learned something new about my journey.