If you are desperate, you are in such a bad situation that you are willing to try anything at all to change it. That’s what makes it dangerous.
“The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.“
When you are full or “not desperate” you can “loath” or say no to even “glorious opportunities” whereas desperation can force you to accept things which are “bitter” or not good for you.
Desperation for love can end you in an abusive and exploitative relationship. Desperation for money can make you sell your conscience, body and your very soul.
The end result of desperation is a life with a bitter after taste, left behind by poor choices and decisions.
One thing that drives us to desperation is the belief that, this is my only chance. If I don’t marry this person, or get this job or make this investment, I’m finished. You must believe God can and will create another opportunity for you, and this will create faith in your heart and melt the icy hands of desperation.
Peter asked Jesus, how many times should I forgive my brother? And Jesus answered, seventy times seven; thus four hundred and ninety times. You have four hundred and ninety opportunities in God’s books, how many have you used?
Take heart, relax and make a good decision because God will do it again!