Many women today come before God and try to understand Him with their own natural abilities. God imparts gifts and abilities in your life by first of all creating in you the desire to operate in those gifts and abilities. Desire is one of the ways to discern the will of God for your life in a particular season.
“Therefore I say unto you, whatever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.” Mark 11:24 KJV
“[Not in your own strength] for it is God who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Philippians 2:13 AMP
Why do I connect faith and desire? Simply because many women have made several attempts to exercise their faith for things that never come through for them. The truth is that, they mistook their presumption for faith and got frustrated when they did not see the results. Many people expect God to fit into their own personal agenda.
God is absolutely good and He will never deny Himself by giving you a serpent instead of bread (Luke 11:11). God has blessed me with a perfect gift, my son Shawn Junior. When I play with him, there are times that he asks me for the things that could hurt him. Although I love him, I do not allow him to use what was not meant to be played with. This is because I do not want him to get hurt.
One of the answers to women who have apparently not received the results of their walk of faith is that they have used the principles of faith in connection with corrupt desires. God will bless you as much as He can. He does not want to refuse you anything that is rightfully yours in Christ but He cannot also deny Himself by giving you what is contrary to His nature of love. This is why your faith must continually be redirected to operate in the context of the purpose of God for your life. Once your desires gear towards the purpose of God, you will be pure and free from worldly contamination. Your desires will be spotless and as a result, you will experience what you are believing for.
“Your personal convictions [on such matters]–exercise [them] as in God’s presence, keeping them to yourself [striving only to know the truth and obey His will]. Blessed (happy, to be envied) is he who has no reason to judge himself for what he approves [who does not convict himself by what he chooses to do].” Romans 14:22 AMP
Walking in the purpose of God means that you are to discern and judge all things according to the truth of the gospel, to approve what God approves and desire that which is His will.