What is desire? Desire is the basis of motivation, whether it is to fulfill a responsibility or to achieve a goal. But, let’s go deeper than this, what gives birth to desire… the idea of a perceived need.
At this point you may be thinking ya, so what, why is this important? Well on the surface we operate daily based on fulfilling our perceived needs or wants which are based in the desire to be safe, happy, productive, content, satiated, healthy, loved and yes even desired, (to quote an old song, “I want you to want me”). Notice though, that desire most often is birthed with,”I” being the central theme, in other words desire usually has little to do with what others needs or wants may be.
I say all this as a tie in to last weeks post Purpose , where I made the assertion that our purpose has more to do with others than ourselves. Given that belief, is why I now say dying to desire is important. If we operate on a level where we base our own needs above others, by default it seems our ability to live out our purpose would be negatively affected.
I would also like to explore this in relation to needs priority. In other words we have various needs that we subconsciously prioritize, and therefore, following this logic there would be the most important need at the top of our list, and then the next most important and so on. Based on this thinking I have asked myself, and now, I am asking you, what is your most important need? Don’t give in to the urge to run a mental checklist and casually throw out an answer, think about it, seriously, take some time to really dig deep and identify what the single most important thing is at the very core of your life that you need and want fulfilled!
Let me know what you come up with and I will share mine in part 2.