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How Strong Is Your Desire?

1 Aug2016 KWH H2H// Kenneth W. Hagin

How badly do you want to live the extraordinary life God has for you? Often the difference between people who excel in life and those who don't isn't in their ability. The difference is in their level of desire.

When you have a strong desire for something, you will reach down inside yourself and give out more effort than you ever thought you could. Just look at the men and women who are participating in the summer Olympics right now! Their desire has pushed them beyond what they ever thought they could do.

When I played sports, there were a lot of people who might have been better players than I was, but I had a deep-down desire to play. I would do whatever it took to get on that playing field. I didn't just want to be on the team. I wanted to make a difference.

Sadly, there are a lot of people who, in their spiritual and natural lives, are there just to be on the team. But if the desire of your heart is to live on the extraordinary level God has for you, Psalm 37:4 shows you how to achieve that. It says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart" (NIV). How do you delight yourself in the Lord? By seeking Him. You must read His Word, pray, and learn to think His thoughts. This will give you the push you need to begin to see things happen.

Do you want to be successful? Do you want it badly enough to do whatever it takes to make it happen? If the answer is "yes," begin to develop your natural abilities and talents. Grab hold of the opportunities God gives you. And above all, continually delight yourself in the Lord and worship Him. As you do, the desires of your heart will come to pass!

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