PASSION! Do you have it? Do you want it? How do you keep your flame passion from going out, or how do you find it in the first place? Are you like most people and after the fireworks/bang of the New Year comes a flicker of passion in your heart to do something? We always plan to be better~get to the gym and work out, eat healthier, find more time for prayer or maybe a purpose for why we are here. Then, it happens again. The dullness creeps back into our lives, and takes us back to that place where the flicker fades out. Once this happens, the flicker doesn’t stand a chance to ignite into a flame!
How can we find our passion to begin with? It starts with what brings you joy. What gifts were you given that you love to do? Perhaps you like to build things so you build homes, or you love to sing and create music for others to enjoy so you’re a singer/song writer. Whatever gifts you were given, are gifts that should be used not only to help you find fulfillment in life, but to share that joy with others. Try taking a self assessment test from your church, or find one on line. These tests help you determine your spiritual gifts, and will help guide you to your passion. Once you determine what your gifts are, then test them out. Which ones make you so excited, and full of life, you wake up ready to do it again each and every day? Which gifts make time fly by where 6 hours of work feels like 1? My Dad has a flame in my eyes. He’s 77, and still works over 60 hours a week doing what he’s done his entire life, and still loves it!
Once you find your passion and flame you’ll know it.. It is that place where you find excitement in what you’re doing, it is a place where creativity flows from your maker, a place where you pick yourself back up when discouraged, and a place where you hear music without any noise.
Fan your flames or seek and find them… Flames are fueled by oxygen, and passion is fueled by our gifts that were given when used for goodness. The flames begin to grow until it is a roaring fire that can never be put out. Fan the fire~ Unite for a good purpose~ For eternal flame
Your Passion. From the book FerVent by Priscilla Shirer/War Room.
If I were your enemy, Id seek to dim your passion, dull your interest in spiritual things, dampen your belief in God’s ability and His personal concern for you, and convince you that the hope you’ve lost is never coming back–and was probably just a lie to begin with.
One definition of FerVent – having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, hot, burning, glowing. (like a flame).
Start your fire inside yourself, and find your passion if you’ve lost it, or discover it for the first time! Song from Unspoken–Start a Fire