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Desiring more

God promises an extraordinary life but how much do you want to live that extraordinary life?

Often the difference between people who excel in life and those who do not, is not in their ability alone. The difference is in their level of desire.

When you have a strong desire for something, you will dig deep within yourself and give more effort than you ever thought possible.

If you watch the Olympics you would see men and women participating that have pushed beyond what they ever thought they could do.

In sports there may be better players on the team but when you have the desire to make a difference, you will do whatever it takes to get on the playing field.

There are many 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, Psalms 37:4 shows you how to achieve that level. It says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

You may ask, “How do I delight myself in the Lord?”

Simply, by seeking Him. The criteria is to read His Word, communicate with Him in prayer, and learn to meditate on His thoughts. This will give you the advantage to begin seeing things happen that are beyond your natural capability.

Do you want to be successful? Are you willing to do what it takes to make it happen?

Grab hold of the opportunities God gives you and begin developing your natural abilities and talents. But above all, delight yourself in the Lord and worship Him and as you do, the desires of your heart will come to pass.

If you have found yourself slacking, I encourage you to attend church on Sunday and make it a point to begin your extraordinary life.

Eric Hopkins is an associate minister of Growing Branches for Christ Ministries. He wrote this article as a member of the Fayette County Ministerial Association.