The only true man's desire: our sin is not desire, but weak desire!
“Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are 'half-hearted' creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased”-C. S. Lewis
Most of us have been corrupted by our culture, family and even church leaders (I mean our religions) that our desires bring us to sin and thus we need to fight against them. While so many people have drowned i n this preaching, I do not think it is the truth that Christ taught us. Jesus Christ and the whole bible tell that we should come to God, the true provider for our desires. The whole basis of God's creation is God's glory.
What am I saying?
But then what happened to Adam and Eve, was it not the desire?
But to forget that God who had created everything to serve man, made a wife just to please him more, and made him in his own image, was losing the bigger fish for a small one-the only fruit that God had forbidden them to eat. Yeah, maybe it looked better to Adam and Eve, but the truth is it was not better than how they were living; it was a mistake of accepting to be little, to be less, to fall for a small thing, and accepting mediocre life.
What happens as we chase after those fake desires?
What is the point today?
That is why we have chased money, sex, power, education, influence and fame but have remained empty. We have trashed our true desires of our heart and lost the way to satisfaction. What did Jesus mean when he said that those who hold onto their life will lose it? How about those who keep riches on earth where insects destroy them? It was all about our weak desires.