"To be alive is to find your passion and pursue it with all your heart."
Passion can be defined in many different ways, and we show it through our own unique gifts, emotions, feelings, and/or desires. It has always been my passion to organize and plan my day so that I can get the very most out of it. I enjoy being productive and having lots of energy, and at the end of every day, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have accomplished everything that I set out to do? I think that deep down we all have a desire to make a difference and to know that we are fulfilling a purpose that is bigger than ourselves. It gives us the strength to get through any day with a feeling of genuine appreciation and accomplishment. Many of us can make a difference through words of encouragement, our testimonies, planning a fun event, or just taking the time to sit share, and listen. Whatever we love to do or whatever we are good at becomes our talent. It has always been my belief that when we help others, we are helping ourselves and living the life and character that God has created us to live. God wants us to live as Jesus did, loving one another and sharing our love especially with those who don't know a passion for Jesus. This will create in us the strongest, most emotional passion of love possible; and we should continue to search within ourselves to share His love daily.
“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:2 MSG)
What are you called to do? When you’re passionate about something, you don’t mind working hard at it. I love what Louis Giglio wrote in his book The Air I Breathe..."No wonder the whole world is filled with worshipers. Every last one of us has been created with a searching soul designed that way by God so that we would find no rest until we find our rest in Him." Our genuine beauty comes through our passionate desire to live a life with purpose, and we are fulfilled when we live out God’s plan for us. We must be willing to be exposed to many trials in order to discover our greatest passion. He knows what passions lie undiscovered, and He knows how deeply He must go to refine us. He has a call for each of us! When we believe that we are here for a reason, we can release and let go of any doubts, reservations, or fear and grab hold of the talents we were destined to have. The end result is a life of peaceful love and accomplishment. We all have a passion within us, and we must allow God to reveal it!
“If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” (2 Timothy 2:21 NLT)
Linking up with Joan to "Share His Beauty"