What is your first thought when someone mentions the word desire? Most of the time, it comes with a negative feeling. We usually think of something to do with lust and or greed. Even Webster’s Dictionary leans towards the negative when defining desire. I had to read through three definitions before finding one that felt more positive.
Desire: a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
Those in religious circles have been told to be content so often that it has made us feel like desire is bad. In reality, it’s a tool for growth. Yes, it is good to be content in whatever stage of life, but contentment doesn’t mean the absence of all desire.
While everyone is trying to prove their contentment, society has slowly started shunning excellence and celebrating mediocrity. All of a sudden, no one tries to strive for perfection anymore. It’s easier to follow the masses into the abyss of mediocre living. We don’t push forward and excel in life because we fear being labeled greedy. We don’t want to offend our limited-mindset friends, so we don’t dream of bigger and better things.
What would happen if all humans gave up the desire for greatness? Would we have the lightbulb if every inventor had shouted their contentment with the candle? Would we have automobiles if everyone remained content with the horse and buggy?
Desire is an expression of the innermost being of humanity. It’s the onward impulse of an ever-growing man. Desire is what makes us grow to our fullest potential. Have you ever thought that maybe the desire you feel burning in your chest was placed there by Universal providence?
“You don’t achieve goals. You GROW into them.” – Bob Proctor
What if you were meant to achieve great things in your lifetime, but society has pressed you down into conformity?
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