Thursday, July 24, 2008

Desires of the Heart

Have you ever wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? Well, I've never considered myself a "material girl" and have for the most part been content with what I have. But not too long ago I found something that I want so badly that I cannot stop thinking about it. It's almost like, "I have to have this!" I sit and think about what it would take to able to possess this desire of my heart and what the cost would be. It is exactly what I've wanted and always dreamed of having, yet when I think about the cost, I realize that it would cost much more than I want to pay. But at times I am almost willing to pay the high price plus all the extra expense that would come along with satisfying my desires. My dream house on six secluded, peaceful acres, with 3500 square feet, four bedrooms/three bathrooms, a pool and a hot tub, and covered porch all the way around the house is so very enticing! But what I have to remember is that I have a daughter in college and we're trying to keep from borrowing money for that, and my husband is not yet tenured at his teaching position because he changed counties two years ago. Also, this house is farther away from my job so I would have to pay a lot more in gas expenses to drive to work and to my church job. Plus, the house is almost twice the size of my current house which means heating and cooling costs would be much higher. So, what can I do? Pay the high price to have my dream come true, or wait and see what God has in store for me? I know what the right answer is. But why is it so hard to wait?

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14


Amel's Realm said...

GREAT post, Kathy! It's true that it's not easy to resist temptation. Waiting is one of the hardest things...I've been doing a new training and even though it's a different type of "waiting", but it IS tough.

BP said...

As i started reading I was wondering if you were going to post what dream item you're talking about.Waiting is SO hard. It is fun to dream and imagine and then when the answer is no or wait, it is disappointing.

Lori said...

Awwwww, yes indeed, I have felt this way many times in my life. Your dream home sound wonderful.

I can't wait to see what comes of this if anything.

I guess there is always the other things to ponder. "THE DOGS"



Kentucky Bound said...

Our dream was always to live in a rustic cottage-type house on several wooded acres where we could have a garden and a couple of cows and where we could just sit and enjoy the blessings the Lord has given us. Now don't get me wrong! I'm not complaining - or at least I'm trying not to complain - but in hindsight, I wish I'd have been a little bit more specific in my prayers. In my dreams, the house was beautiful and ready to move into. In reality . . . . not so much - yet. Sometimes the Lord has a way of giving us what we need in lieu of what we think we need/want.

Your dream house sounds beautiful. If it's the Lord's will, I pray that he will grant you the desires of your heart.

Blessings and hugs!

sister sheri said...

Dear Sis - Thanks for sharing! I've always wondered which is the more difficult... having dreams that we must wait for or not having any dreams at all?

Daniel said...

Every time I jump the gun and race ahead of God, focused on what I want, I ALWAYS get into trouble. Sometimes I think Psalm 23 should read "and I will dwell in the doghouse of the Lord forever", but no....God had blessed me in spite of myself. Only He knows why. But I urge you to pray about it before you act.....and to be open to the answer

Kay Day said...

Sounds like y kind of house. I struggle a lot with that stuff, too. But God has ways of making dreams come true - or of changing our dreams.

I tagged you on my blog!

Sindi said...

Hello my wonderful friend. I have been very busy but wanted to stop in and say hello. I just love it every time I come here.

I love knowing that someone else feels the same as I do. Sometimes I feel bad for wanting the little extrasin life. Then I think if I just wait then maybe, just maybe God will let me have what I have been wanting.It is wonderful to think I just might get it.

I hope you do get your dream house Kat. God Bless :-)