The software of your soul consists of three parts moving in a continuous cycle: memory, desire and action. Memories generate desires which generate actions which leaves memories and the cycle repeats. When you consider acting on your desires make sure you are fully conscious in the present moment, not the past or the future. Consider the consequences of your actions. If your heart feels comforted plunge ahead. If your heart is in doubt, lift the issue up to God and go into meditation until you receive guidance.
Some people confuse spirituality with passivity. Allowing yourself to be used as a door mat or speed bump is low self-esteem, not spirituality. Others hide their irresponsibility under a cloak of spirituality. As sheep they wait passively for someone who will look out for their welfare. They are quick to latch on to cult leaders or saviors on horseback only to end up loosing their freedoms and drinking the poison Kool-Aid. The truth is that as you grow spiritually you become empowered. You soar on wings like eagles. (Isa. 40:31) You assume responsibility for your life and act to relieve the suffering of others. You speak and act with conviction and others feel your presence. The universe is a flow of energy. If you desire something you have to put yourself in motion, flow with the universe and act on your desire. Just sitting at home and desiring something won’t cut it as the following story illustrates.
Joe was one of millions of Americans recently laid off during the recession. Being a man of great faith he began to fervently pray that he would win the lottery. Each night from his heart he asked God to give him the jack pot prize in one of the weekly drawings. After six months of intense prayer he called out in desperation, “Why God won’t you answer my prayers?” God answered back, “Come on Joe. Meet me half way. Buy a ticket!” The universe rewards action.