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It’s hard to name some of our deep desires. Sometimes we’ve just not yet tuned into the deep movements of our heart. And, at other times, we hesitate because we don’t want to risk naming them and then being left disappointed if they remain unfulfilled.

It is clear God has placed many deep desires and longings in our heart. And often these desires remain hidden and operate as secret motivations in our life.

For instance, we pursue many jobs, relationships, and moves without really knowing why. Something is driving us, but it’s not clear what.

And these hidden desires can lead to much frustration when we attach them to surface particulars and miss the deeper heart behind our pursuits.

On the other hand, we often have desires we hide ourselves. Sometimes we’re embarrassed and fear what others might think. And at other times we doubt the possibility of actually having our desires fulfilled.

There’s a vulnerability here that makes it much easier to keep these desires in hiding. And occasionally we get so good at hiding that we forget about them ourselves, and they once again become hidden.

Whether we’re hiding them, or they simply remain hidden, our vitality is limited when we’re unable to tap into the deep movements and desires of our heart.

God has given us these desires for a reason. And part of their purpose is to motivate us toward daring and passionate acts of love and good works.

We need these desires to live passionately. And without them we’re prone to complacency and a life of stagnation.

Take the dive and discover the deep desires of your heart. And courageously take the risk to bring them to the surface. Don’t miss God’s best by keeping them in the dark.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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