In my last blog, we looked at how vital it is to have passion. Jesus said He came to earth to give His followers an abundant life John 10:10 but He also warns us the devil has a plan to keep us from experiencing that life. The devil uses”passion killers” to steal our passion.
The Good News is God is taking you by the hand on a journey to Full Recovery. To recover your passion you must prevail over “”. The first is Purpose and passion go together. The clearer your purpose, the greater your passion because purpose creates passion. God created you for a specific purpose so do not just go though life waiting for things to happen. It is your responsibility to locate God’s purpose for your life. Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning.
The second passion killer is . We were designed to need other people. “Two people are better than one… Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Without support, it is difficult to run very far as you will most likely burn out. God’s way is iron sharpening iron. And when iron sharpens iron, there will be sparks because of the friction and heat.
Most people do not want to deal with “sparks” so they isolate themselves – spiritual solitary confinement. None of us is as strong as all of us. You need to connect with people. You need community. The word “encourage” in Hebrews 10:25 literally means to put fire, courage, and zest into one another. An unsupported lifestyle burns passion easily.