Hello, Beautiful Woman.
You’re likely here because you found me on Google, heard me speak, or read one of my articles about receiving your deepest desires. And your heart resonated with what I said.
I’m so glad that we have met.
I believe that every time this happens, it’s the trigger for a divine appointment—a “holy meeting,” that was set long before you or I were born. This article, this website and my coaching and courses, are the fulfillment of my own long-awaited desire to help other women unlock their desires.
What you’re reading on your screen, is literally living proof that our deepest desires can and do come to pass.
Let’s face it: you have desired something very much, for a very long time. Whether it’s a spouse to walk beside you in life, the children the doctor’s told you that you might never give birth to, a best-selling book, a new business, or some other deeply-cherished dream, you’re here because what you want hasn’t shown up yet. And you’re starting to wonder if it ever will.
I know that soul-sinking, gut-tingling feeling that the greatest desires and dreams of your heart just might pass you by. I worked hard for years and years doing everything I could to responsibly fulfill my dreams—but rejection after rejection, setback after setback, ultimately led me to stuff my deepest dreams into the darkest corner of my heart, lock the door, and toss the key.
Now, your deepest desires might have caused you so much pain that you might not even be sure you want those things anymore.
After that, I went after my “second best” dreams and made some headway. But in the end, these too failed me. And in one spectacular moment of failure, I lost everything second-best that I had left. (More on that in my bio, if you want to know.)
Though my life and my dreams ended up in the ash heap, they didn’t stay there. The journey back UP was long and difficult, but along the way I discovered a life-changing secret that transformed the way I approached desire. And it was this discovery that inspired me go madly scrambling to find that key to my dreams that I had tossed so many years before.
Can I let you in on this life-changing secret that took me more than thirty years to discover?
I believe God intends those who love Him and obey Him to enjoy greater ease, flow and blessings in this life than we could ever imagine possible.
Specifically, I believe He desires for you as a woman, His beloved and cherished and chosen daughter, to experience them in four key areas:
- FINANCIAL PROVISION
- ADVENTURE (travel, living your purpose, etc.)
If you look at those four areas, they pretty much encompass most of what we as women seek. You probably see yourself somewhere in that list—if you’re like the many women I speak with each week, that is.
Very often the root of our desire as a woman is to feel significant, valued, needed and wanted—and these four areas (love, creativity, financial provision and adventure) truly do make us feel cherished.
But wait, do you feel like I’m being audacious, saying that God wants you to enjoy an amazing life?
Does it go against the theology you were taught as a child, in which suffering was the highest value?
Does it sound too overly demanding, too materialistic, to announce that these amazing blessings are already yours?
Or is that you have simply been waiting so long, and your life seems so barren, that you wonder if blessing could even possibly be in His will for you?
Chances are, you’ve been waiting for Him to bless you for a long time in one or more of these areas (maybe all of them!). But your blessing has been so very delayed.
My friend, the Bible speaks about desires. Here are some of my favorite verses on the topic.
Even if you don’t currently believe in God or follow the Bible, you might have grown up in a family where they were honored (or more unfortunately, used to shame and punish, or force you into meaningless ritual). Either way, whatever your relationship with Christianity, I hope you’ll take hope and inspiration from these beautiful statements of truth:
“Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37: 4
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.” – Psalm 81:10
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:32
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21
“May he grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!” – Psalms 20:4
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” – Proverbs 13:12
You might be thinking, “Okay, Lisa, those are nice sentiments. But I’d have to study out the entire passage around those words to see whether or not God really delights in fulfilling my desires.”
That’s fair. I don’t have space to do an exhaustive study of these verses here—that’s for another day and another post (or series of posts)!
But let me ask you. Why are you so much more inclined to think God doesn’t want to bless you, or to be suspicious of teaching around blessing, that you are to think that He does want to bless you?
It’s amazing how much easier it is for us to believe that something amazing and positive towards ourselves isn’t true than to embrace the idea that it might be.
Which begs the question: “Why are we so afraid of the idea that God might really mean to give us our deepest heart’s desires?” In my own journey I noticed one fundamental truth that, if we catch hold of it, can radically reshape our willingness to believe our desires are meant for us (or not).
Is it possible for us to desire something or someone who’s not good for us? or who’s not part of the infinitely good plan for our lives? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean He is not eager and excited, as your good Father, to bless you with these things.
The problem in these situations, I’ve found, isn’t usually the root desire.
It’s the manifestation of the desire that we have imagined.
Beneath the situation that might not be right for us, a core sentiment that holds true. If we throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak, we’ll miss out on the chance to receive something even more beautiful and better for us, that God wants to give us in fulfillment of that desire.
You know what you desire, but only God knows what that desire is intended to look like.
Have you given up on your desires today? Even in the simplest of ways? Has it just been easier to believe you can’t have something than to believe that you can?
All that can change today. As you reach out and grab hold of the truth that God loves you, He is for you, and that He put your deepest desires in your heart … you’ll be amazed at what happens.
The hold-up on your blessing and your destiny might not be God or His timing. It might be you. And the good news is …. while you can’t change anything else in life (or God’s plan), by the power of Jesus at work in your life, you can make yourself open and available for God to change you—inviting the kind of transformation that truly prepares you to receive your deepest desires.
I’ve been through this process. I’ve seen the stunning results.
Let’s walk this path forward together—because if anyone is designed and destined to receive her heart’s desires, it’s you.
The journey can begin today, if you’re willing and ready.
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