Studies from Proverbs
A desire is the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state. It is a want to have something or a wish for something to happen. Desires move us to action. If we have an unsatisfied desire, we have an internal motivation to satisfy it. We all have desires. Hunger is a desire for food which moves us to make breakfast or get lunch. Thirst is a desire for water which causes us to get a drink. We desire purpose, companionship, friendship and fulfilment.
But problems arise when we choose to satisfy our desires in harmful ways. We may satisfy our hunger desire with too much food or food that’s not good for us. We may satisfy our fulfillment desire by bullying our way to the top or the front so we get what we want. We have a desire for joy or happiness.