Published the First and Third Mondays
by Kirk Byron Jones
"Possess Your Desires"
First, think of something you truly want to happen in
your life. Please don't read any farther until you have
something specific in mind.
What you are holding in your mind is a desire. Wholesome
healthy desires are some of the most precious and powerful
realities in all of life. Without desires, aspirations and dreams,
life would soon become aimless and boring.
In my book, Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing
Your Divine Purpose, I offer God's perspective on our desires:
"In the fourth verse of Psalm 20, David prays, "May [God
grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans."
What a gracious prayer? There are no magical beings
who can grant us our heart's desires, but there is the savory
truth that we don't have to live with our heartfelt desires off
in the distance. God, the loving Creator of all, cares about our
heartfelt desires and, with our help, will bring about their
Notice I wrote, "with our help." How do we help God bring
our desires into existence? By possessing them. By seeing,
thinking, and feeling what we want as having already been
New age thought? No, biblical theology: "Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
"Substance" and "evidence" are here-right-now words. Having
a here-right-now attitude about our desires shortens the
distance between imagining what we want and having
what we want. Such an attitude unleashes potent creative energy for us to discern and do what needs to be done to fully realize our desires. It's not magic and it's no secret; it's God's gift of Abundant Life.
Now, pick up that desire you held at the beginning of this article,
and imagine God having already granted this desire of your heart.
Do the same thing tomorrow and the day after, and, well, you'll
"I always believe in my game. Losing never really
crosses my mind."
I will be on vacation during the month of August.
B.R.E.W MONDAY will resume in September.