While God does give us the desires of our heart, He also gives us wisdom and understanding. There are no short cuts with God in determining His will. It takes time with Him to bring forth wisdom and understanding. His wisdom is a hidden treasure to be searched for.
The ‘desire’ is the entrance into the purposes of God, but a wise man mines out the wisdom and understanding needed to build. By wisdom a house is built, by understanding every room is filled. Wisdom was with the Father in the beginning. Wisdom was daily his delight as he created. Hosea reminds us destruction comes because we lack knowledge and yet the Father tells us in James, if you lack wisdom, just ask. The Holy Spirit living within each of us, fills us with the knowledge of his will with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Since the Father is withholding nothing from us, we are assured as we seek, we will find. As we knock it is opened. He freely gives us everything needed for life and godliness.
Verse three of Proverbs19 reads ~ the foolishness of man subverts his way (ruins his affairs) then his heart is resentful and frets against the Lord. AMP
NLT ~ People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.
ESV ~ When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.
The book of Romans gives us a principal to govern our lives - whatever is not of faith is sin and from 1 John 3:20 we find if our conscience condemns us God is greater than our hearts. Every step must be rooted in our confidence that God has said- this is right. That confidence sustains us as we move. The just shall live by faith. When circumstances arise, as they always do, our faith is challenged and if we have not taken the time to build our steps from wisdom and understanding, we will falter.
"Perverse mankind! whose wills, created free,
Charge all their woes on absolute decree;
All to the dooming gods their guilt translate,
And follies are miscalled the crimes of fate."
Homer from Odyssey Book 1.
We would never equate secular writings with the scripture of Life, but isn’t it interesting to note that even the best philosophical minds see the folly of man-albeit it through a glass darkly.
It would serve us well in our relationship with the Father, if we could simply allow the Spirit of Truth to work in us and show us any place we walk in presumption.
He who willfully separates and estranges himself (from God and man) seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment. Proverbs 18:1
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21.2
Our desire is to walk in His ways and rest in the blessings He brings. Culture breeds impatience. The Father works in us to rest in Him laying aside the ways of the world The knowledge of His will and His understanding works His peace in us in the midst of our circumstances to keep us stedfast in Him.