What If It's You Standing Between You & Your Deepest Desires?


I have become part of a new small group since this semester started at State. We meet on Sunday nights, and being a group of girls, we talk -- as you can imagine -- a lot!

A lot of thought-provoking questions were asked this past Sunday night, and I haven't been able to shake what shook inside of my heart in those moments.

What is the deepest desire of your heart?

She asked, and I sat. I sat, and I tried to sort out all of the thoughts going through my head. I thought, and I thought hard (because I really can't think of anything I love more than the questions of life that make us slow down and share true moments of humanity together).

I believe we were created with these desires -- desires inside of us that run deeper than our education, jobs, four walls around us, and errands to run. These desires are part of our DNA, yet we allow the education, job, four walls, and errands to take dominance over our divine desires.

So, there I sat. The education, job, four walls, and errands on hold. Because for that hour's time, we just get to sit together and spill our guts and think.

So, I thought. What is the deepest desire of my heart? Putting away all of the things waiting for me when I leave this room, what is the deepest desire of my heart?

The more life I live and the more people I get to talk life with, the more I believe that we shove these beautiful desires back down our throats before giving ourselves a chance to dream around the reality of them.

And just like that, our desires are drowned out by the life-sucking things we allow to dominate our lives.

And just like that, we are dominated.

It was me standing between myself and my deepest desires. It was my fears and my to-do's and my choices and my doing.

It was me.

I wrapped my mind and energy around the deepest desire of my heart Sunday night.

Why be dominated when we can dominate?

3... 2... 1... Dominate.


Madeline Burdine is a Communications major with PR concentration at Mississippi State University. As Editor of Mississippi Millennials, her passion is to push people to higher heights within themselves, thinking more and doing more. Pursuing a career as a writer, Madeline enjoys running, reading, and learning.