Our Desires

When I was a little boy, I always longed to have a toy tank. There was a toy shop near where I lived. Every time I stopped by, I stepped in and browsed all the tanks on the display racks.

One day, a new tank grabbed my attention. I wanted it, but my parents refused to buy it for me. Of course, I was disappointed. The next time I went to the shop, the tank was gone. I was upset.

Recently, I took my boys to ToysRUs. Ah, I saw a remote control tank. What did I do? I bought it and played with my kids. Now it’s on my bookshelf because I treat it as my treasure.

Oftentimes, when we want something to satisfy our desires, we don’t want to wait. We want it now. But is it God’s will for us to have it in our own time? He may give it to us right away, say no, or want us to wait until His purpose in our lives has been fulfilled.

Waiting on the Lord is essential to our Christian walk, for it will help us grow in our faith and produce spiritual fruits such as perseverance and endurance. Once the Lord has granted us our desires, we will be joyful like a little kid jumping around.

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

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10 Responses to Our Desires

  1. Ellie Glaeser says:

    It is sometimes difficult to understand, but God’s timing is just perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. It made my day start out on the right note!

  2. Oh so true, and yet I still need to learn the lesson of patience. Whenever I’m in a hurry and hit a red traffic light I look up and ask, ”God, this lesson again?” He answers, ”Yes. You still need it.” And He is ever faithful!!!

  3. Susan Michaels says:

    What a wonderful truth, Dicky! 🙂 thank u!

  4. Loree Huebner says:

    God’s timing is always perfect. Glad you enjoyed playing with the tank and your boys! Double the joy!

    Love the lesson here.

  5. Jean Sapinski says:

    Excellent writing Dicky. Thank you for sharing it.

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