IS YOUR PASSION HOT?
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
Passionate people never work for money. This is not to say that they do not earn a great deal of money. But the likes of William Shakespeare, Thomas Edison, Estée Lauder, Walt Disney, Sam Walton, and Bill Gates, who all became wealthy, were inspired not by money but by a drive to fulfill an inner longing to make a difference in this world. Passionate people don’t just get a job. A job is something one does for money. Passion is something one does because he is inspired to do it. And passionate people would do it even if they were paid nothing beyond food and the basics. They would do it because it is their life.
Call it what you want, urge, burden, compulsion, force, passion originates with God. Passion is the birthplace of a dream, the trailhead of a new path God calls us to follow.
Significant passion originates with God and takes root in receptive and obedient hearts. Passionate people have their hearts engaged in their work. Their work moves them like a lover ignites their soul. Passion comes from the heart of God to embrace our hearts, and it compels us to act. Passion without action is just a dream, and action without passion is drudgery, but passion with action is sheer delight.
Passion is not a privilege of the fortunate few; it is the birthright of every human being. You can show the world all you are capable of — all that, deep down, you know you can be. Decide now that you are going to let passion into your life. ♦
Lord, enliven my life with passion that I might …