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Beware of your desires

SOMEONE said: “There is more danger in our desire than in what we fear.” We should be more afraid and watch out for our desire than what seems to threaten us.
Desires are strong feelings that seek for satisfaction in things, actions or individuals.

Desires are inborn or acquired inclinations that find satisfaction in longed for actions, relationships or possession.

It is commonly said that we should follow our hearts and passions but these can sometimes mislead us.
The results, whether negative or positive, depend on the nature of our desire. Desires are powerful inclinations that do not only lead us towards satisfaction but also come with consequences of satisfying them.
Therefore, desires bear consequences, which if not well checked, may lead to disaster.
It is therefore important to check our desires by assessing the impact of the possible consequence of gratifying them.
There are many people in the world today who are victims of following their passions or desires.
James 1:14-15 says: “Each one is tempted, when, by his own desires, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”
Each gratification of the desire has its consequences that should be considered before getting carried away.
All of us, for as long as we live our lives, will not go unchallenged or untested. However, the way we respond or react to the challenges life throws at us matters most.
As a living faith in God passes being challenged, beware of the evil desires that may drag you into sin.
The reward is for those who do not bow and lose faith because of what they are passing through, but for those who rise to the occasion and triumph over any given situation.
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