Desire is often the most honest and vulnerable expression of who we are. To search out desire is to mine the hidden intentions of your heart.
As frightening as the truth may be, around the corner of transparency is potential transformation. "How blessed is the person...in whose spirit there is no deceit" (Psalm 32:2). "Delight thyself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4).
God is not troubled with our human-ness. The Holy God prefers anything but pretense, that way, He gets all the credit and not us (In Touch, Charles Stanley, March 2015 Publication).