Sanctification is the refinement of desire, not the removal of it. God wants to purify us and make us holy. He wants to take what is in us and refine it so that it becomes good and pure and true. People fear sanctification because they think it is the removal or denial of desire. It is not. It is the refinement of it. It is to take what is unholy and to make it holy, to bring it into a state of goodness, love and life-giving wholeness.
When we seek God through Jesus Christ, He sanctifies our desires, making them pure and life-giving.