It’s passion and not just self discipline that will cause us to become the people we want, and were created to be.
I believe passion in life is God-given and when pointed in the right direction enables us to become amazing, inspiring people. Which is why passion must be protected to allow it to develop and mature within us.
It’s through our God given passion that we gain clarity and direction and it’s one of the things that the devil loves to steal from us. For when passion is aimed productively for good it can literally change the world. It gives us the fuel we need to overcome obstacles and enables us to rebound from disappointments or failure. Passion helps us to fulfill our God given purpose and to utilise our unique gifts. It motivates our hearts to operate in the realms of faith and belief.
The bible encourages us to do everything with passion and enthusiasm; not for others, but for God. (Colossians 3:23)
One of the ways God ignites passion is through opening up in us the ability to see possibilities. As we begin to “see” what’s possible God ignites our passion and the energy to live with purpose.
In a world where many people feel “under their circumstances,” where it is hard for many to get out of bed in the morning and where the enemy has being stealing, killing and destroying, it is crucial that we live with passion. That we take the time to remember what makes us smile, motivates us to get out of bed every morning and causes us to be glad we are alive.
Today take the time to dream; to imagine, to think about and “see” what you are passionate about. God made you with a purpose and something specifically in mind for you to do and be. Combine that purpose with your gifts and a God given passion and you will fulfil that for which you were born.
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. “ (Ephesians 3:20)
“For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.“ (2 Chronicles 16:19)
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will do it. “ (Psalm 37:4-5)
Prayer: Lord help me to dream again. Would you please light a fire in my heart, rekindle my passion and help me to live the life I was made for. In Jesus Name Amen.