Fire cooks our food, warms our houses, keeps the wild beasts away and gives light. There are many many good uses for fire. Fire also destroys. The trick is to use it properly.
Desire is our own personal interior fire. If we use it properly we derive great benefits. If we loose control and it takes over our mind and life we loose.
Every faith that I am familiar with has techniques for controlling desire. Might I be so bold as to suggest that whatever your path is you should learn to use and not be abused by desire?