Ultimately all desires are at their root a desire for God. The desire for love, respect, acceptance, pleasure, comfort–all desires are meant to be fulfilled in our relationship with God.
But for many of those desires he gives us foretastes of himself through his blessings. We find love from friends and family. We get respect from colleagues and children. We are accepted by friends and organizations. We find pleasure in food and play and (marital) sex. We are comforted by music and hugs and nature.
But all these things are meant to reflect and point us to the true answer to our heart’s desires: Jesus Christ.
Take note today of how you have your desires met and think about how it is only a picture of your relationship with Christ.