“Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want” (Psalm 37:4 NCV).
What are my longings? When we submit to God’s plan, we can trust our desires. Our assignment is found at the intersection of God’s plan and our pleasures. So what do you love to do? What gives you a sense of satisfaction? You are a custom design; you are tailor-made. God prescribed your birth. Regardless of the circumstances that surrounded your arrival, you are not an accident. God planned you before you were born.
The longings of your heart, then, are not incidental; they are critical messages. The desires of your heart are not to be ignored; they are to be consulted. As the wind turns the weather vane, so God uses your passions to turn your life. God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate.