Do you ever wonder why you desire the things you desire?
Much of the time, we have ambitions and desires that whisper to us that if they’re fulfilled, we will be happy. But then we ask ourselves – why is it that Mr X betrayed his unbelievably beautiful wife? Or why has Mrs X attempted suicide despite having a multi-million pound mansion and a husband who dotes on her every whim?
A great deal of the things we think we want are actually deceptions placed upon our psyches in a self-protective/defensive reaction to repair past wounds; they influence us in chasing the perfect person, idea, and/or material good, temporarily boosting ego/pride, but not actually fulfilling us long term or healing the wound; which is why they are a lie.
It is in humility that we can see the truth; humbly examining ourselves about our purpose and function with the things we do and want.
Reflection on Matthew 16: 24 – 25