Sometimes people think, “Well, I’m a little afraid to become a Christian because I’m going to have to stop doing all these things that I really want to do. It’s going to be boring being a Christian. I have a friend who once said to me, “Kerry, I get drunk as much as I want now that I’ve become a Christian. I take as many drugs as I want now that I’ve become a Christian. I run around with as many women as I want now that I’ve become a Christian. But I don’t want to. God just changed my want to’s.” That’s what God does. He changes our desires. He says, “If you put Me first, I’ll change your desires to be My desires that are for your good and My glory.” Then you can follow the desires of your heart.
That’s why in Matthew 22:37 Jesus said the greatest commandment is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart.” When we commit my heart totally to God, then life gets real simple and everything is less complicated. It doesn’t mean we’ll never have conflicting desires, we will. But if we look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, our desires come into focus. A great man of God once said, “Love God and do as you please.” It’s as simple as that.