Without passion life becomes boring. It becomes monotonous. It becomes routine. It becomes dull. God created you with the emotions to have passion in your life and He wants you to live a passionate life. Passion is what mobilizes armies into action. Passion is what causes explorers to boldly go where no man’s gone before. Passion is what causes scientists to spend late night hours trying to find the cure to a dreaded disease. Passion is what takes a good athlete and turns him or her into a great athlete where they’re breaking records. You’ve got to have passion in your life.
We are not by nature passionate about God. It’s something that we must choose to do. We get distracted and everything in life conspires to keep us from being passionate about God. So He says keep the passion going. Keep the fires going. It’s a discipline.
I had a birthday party and I was given a helium balloon. It flew up and hit the ceiling, what now? Simple answer, "Wait." The truth is, it wasn't even that long. In just a few hours the balloon began to deflate, lose its buoyancy and come back down.
A lot of times we’re like that. When we first become passionate about anything we really understand what a good deal we have. We say, "I now have a purpose for living." But as time goes by we begin to lose our steam. We begin to lose our zip, our zest, our enthusiasm. What happens? Why does that happen?
The real question is why do we lose the energy and let the passion die? I did some research and I found a reason. Actually it was not just one reason, there are multiple reasons. Each of these reasons are easy to understand and address; but, they need to be identified.
Have I piqued your curiosity? If I have, leave me a comment letting me know if you want to know the answers. I will post them in my blog next week.
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