I think this post is going to be an exciting one to dive into! So I hope you have your printer ready, fingers geared up to screen shot, or your journal nearby to take a few notes, because this one will be thought-provoking and motivating. The whole point is to get you MOVING in God’s direction! So what is it, sis? What are you passionate about?
Think about it for a sec and write it down.
Biblically, God was passionate for us when He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to save us from our sins to give us eternal life. Talk about PASSION! Remember, the #1 Blockbuster hit Passion of the Christ? Anyway, I think (and hope) you’re getting the point.
Now…what gets you going in the morning (besides our Heavenly Father waking you up and the alarm clock - Oh, and maybe the coffee pot)? Do you get up anticipating your next move towards doing God’s will for the day or this season? What do you feel a burden for? Has God shown you your purpose or given you a dream or vision for something? If so, are you working towards laying out the ideas as He gives them to you?
This may seem like a lot of questions, but these are the inquiries that will get you moving forward. Remember my motto, “Nothing happens until you start moving.” So as you lay in bed, put off the important things that need to get done, or brainstorm for months, you won’t see progress or success until you start moving.
Fact is - you can’t move a parked car. You have to get motivated and start moving towards your passion, sis. If God stopped at just the idea of sending Jesus, we would still be lost and spiritually separated from Him forever. Thank God that idea didn’t just sit there dormant. He is indeed a mover and a shaker!
So what are your ideas?
How are you working towards getting things done? What have you done so far? You see, God has the plans already. Our job is to be sensitive to the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit. He will lead us to do the will of God.
And if you don’t quite know what you’re passionate about or your purpose, I always encourage women to pray about it. I believe God will reveal it in His perfect time. But in the meantime, keep growing closer to Him and stay passionate and on fire for Jesus! Keep shining bright in a dark world and do what you know to do. We all should be doing this part regardless of knowing or not knowing God’s purpose.
Personally, I’m passionate about Jesus and my purpose! And I LOVE Mondays! The reason why is because it kicks off another week to move further in what God has called me to do. I look forward to seeing how He is moving and going to lead me to accomplish His tasks. I call them God-ordained assignments.
Remember, we can do nothing without Jesus as John 15:5 states. So ultimately, we have to make sure that our passion is His passion. And our plans are His plans. Amen!
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Also, Proverbs 16:9 states, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” In other words, lift up your work to the Lord and He will organize everything for you and order your steps. Don’t try to do anything on your own.
Another thing I want to mention before I close this post is this. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate about something. If you are lit up about something awesome, surround yourself with the Word of God and people who will encourage and motivate you to do what God has called you to do. Also understand that there will unfortunately be those around you who will not believe in what God has predestined you to do. Instead of staying hurt or upset about it, pray for them, and move forward as the Holy Spirit leads you.
As you move forward in faith, I encourage you to enjoy the companionship of those who will love and support you as you accomplish His plans. Remember, everyone will not always be excited about what God is doing in your life (biblical examples: Joseph, Nehemiah, Daniel, etc.) Let’s not forget about Satan, nor the religious Pharisees who were NOT excited about what Jesus was about to do for us on Calvary. He had to press pass the opposition, adversity, ridicule, and pain to accomplish His Father’s will. And so will you.
So again, what are you passionate about? Write it out today and get MOVING! 😉
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!
QUESTION: What are you passionate about, sis? I’d love to join you in your excitement and lift up any prayer needs for you in your area of calling. Write it out here or you can email me directly to join you in prayer on it @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and praying for you.
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Thanks ! I’m passionate about helping people. I’m passionate about finishing grad school that would place me in a better position to help others. I really want to start an organization for girls, but doesn’t know how to go about it. So l need to get passionate about positioning myself to hear from God.
Awesome timing for this message in my life. Praise The Lord.
Courtnaye you are a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed reading your article about what we are passionate about and if we don’t know, we need to find it. It goes along with the messages the last few weeks at church from Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Thank you for your personal testimony. Your charisma is contagious. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.
Awesome Fran!!! Thanks so much for writing in with this fresh encouragement! So glad that this post blessed you. We’ve got work to do for His Kingdom and glory. 😉
I’ve watched a passion for helping people bloom inside my heart, far outside I could ever imagine. The plans that I would like to accomplish are great and I couldn’t wait to see them come to fruition. Yet, those ideas had become just ideas. I’ve been in a slump after being out of work a bit and my focus has been way scattered. Sometimes when you’re going through something it can be hard to find focus. But today I felt a push in the right direction. I was led by God to read through your blog and have become quite encouraged, especially to start writing down the plans He has given me!Sometimes it’s easy to think our problems are bigger than God, when they truly are not. I could focus on my lack of finances or the lack of employment and see that as a hindrance to God, but He can conquer all. I look forward to God continuing to position me where I should be and how to make the plans come to life! I choose to follow Him, His guidance, and rest that He has it all worked out. Thank you so much and please pray for the new adventures that await me!!