Psalm 37:4 says: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." (NIV)
Lately I have been struggling with who I am. I know that I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a sister, an employee...just to name a few. My struggle comes in prioritizing these roles and responsibilities. Some days I want to be a mom and wife first, other days I want to be a friend first, and still other days I want to be an employee first.
I was asking myself last night: What does it mean to "delight" in the Lord? How do I delight in the Lord so that I can get the desires of my heart? I was really only interested in MY desires.
Then, this morning, I got to thinking: What are the desires of my heart? First and foremost, I desire to be the best wife and mom that I can be (with the help of the Holy Spirit, of course). I realized that I have confused my PLAN for my life with the desires of my heart. The verse does not read: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will make your greatest plans a reality."
Regardless of what role I am in at any given time, I will try my hardest to seek God and "delight" in Him! Although I am still seeking for the true meaning of "delight," I can rest knowing that God has a plan for my life that includes giving me the desires of my heart, even those desires that are uknown to me or have yet to be awakened.