Desire vs. God....

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"The Dynamos of progress (Eternal Life)"
Desire vs. God....
*Arti Nehru
It is inevitable, no matter how much faith one has, there comes a moment in our lives when we want something so badly and we may even believe it is God’s will for us, that we cannot understand why God won’t fulfill our desire.

In my limited experience I have come to realize a few things:

God has ways of getting things done that we as mere mortals could never think of. He can do in a single moment with ease what we can struggle with our entire life and still not accomplish.

We bring the burden on ourselves when we try to do what only God can do. When we struggle with something, there can be a few reasons for that:
1) It is out of God’s Will
2) It is out of God’s Timing

If what we desire is God’s will, then His Grace will be there. As saints, we have to learn to discern if God’s will is in something or not. That can only be done by spending time in meditation with Him.

The question arises, How do I know for sure when I’m hearing from God?

I believe we can find the answer to this question by praying about it, keeping our mouth shut, and then waiting to see what God does. I personally believe if it is God, then He will make it happen. If what you desire is truly God’s will for you, have faith He is big enough to take care of it.

Put simply- If He wills it, and you seek His will, it will be done.

Sometimes we want something so badly and we wish it to be God who is putting that desire in our heart, but it isn’t. A good indication is if we encounter struggles.

When we align our desires with Him, things automatically fall into our lap. And even when they don’t, He gives us the strength and direction to follow through. But sometimes we climb outside of God’s will and try to make things happen on our own --- but those efforts don’t have God’s grace on them. And when God is not in something, it will not work.

Once in awhile God puts a desire in our heart, but it is not the right time to fulfill that desire. God’s delay is not always His denial. Sometimes He even has us wait for that midnight hour to stretch our faith.

“If God answers our prayer, He is increasing our faith.
If God delays, He is increasing our patience.
If He does not answer, He has something BETTER for us.”

When we realize God and His magical ways, we can let go and enjoy life without trying to figure things out on our own.

God knows what needs to be done in my life, He wants to do what needs to be done in my life, and He knows HOW to do what needs to be done in my life. As saints, we can lean on this understanding.

Prayer is a very powerful tool in life in every situation. When prayers go up, blessings come down. I always tell myself- “I don’t know God’s plan for me, but I know He loves me. Whatever He does will be good and I will be blessed.”

Born and raised in Southern California, this reporter is so happy to be back in her home state. Arti's curiosity for life and her passion for writing are what fueled her desire to become a reporter. She loves the daily rush and getting to do something different everyday.

Arti dabbled with her first major print and broadcasting assignments while she was in graduate school in Chicago. This included reporting for the PBS affiliate. She later got the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. as a correspondent for 7 CBS affiliates in Montana in 2006. From there, Arti joined WKAG and covered news along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. Besides news, Arti enjoyed being a big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She was also given the "Key to the City" by the mayor of Clarksville for her commitment to the community.

Arti received her BA from UC Berkeley where she completed a major in Mass Communications and a minor in English. She also has a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. In her free time, Arti loves to travel, volunteer, write in her journal, and spend time with her family.

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