“What’s your passion?” I remember asking someone. Her facial expression confirmed my thought. She had a blank look on her face. Blinked a few times. And responded with, “I don’t know. I never thought about it.”
That conversation happened a few years ago, and I will never forget it. I was shocked to know someone didn’t have a passion for something. Through the years, I have learned some people don’t have a passion – excitement for doing something.
Many people just live life. They get up, go to work, come home and get ready to do it all again.
For me, that’s not how I want to live my life…again.
I’ve lived that life.
I lived with responsibilities, not passions. My responsibilities are what drove me to make decisions.
That life may be great for those who like to live by checking things off the list.
Got up. Check.
Went to work. Check.
Came home and fed my family. Check.
Did laundry and dishes. Check.
Set alarm and went to bed. Check
Happy checklist person lays in bed, smiling, knowing they got everything on the list done. Happy checklist person falls asleep.
You may love checklists, even more than me, but I doubt you lay in bed smiling because your list was completed and you get to do it all over again tomorrow.
I love my lists, I have even made a checklist for my kids to complete before they can play on electronics. I’m one of those strange people who will write something down just to check it off. But I will never be able to fully check off everything on my list, because my passion is something I work on every day.
Living a life by a checklist is not a life, it’s more like a robot. We can program robots to complete tasks, they are even replacing people in the working world. However, you can not program a robot to have passion and work towards that passion.
My passion is to share God with others. He changed my life from a life of responsibilities to a life of passions. Until Jesus comes back to earth and everyone will know God, my passion will not be complete.
My responsibilities no longer drive my passion, but my passion drives my responsibilities.
Do you live by responsibilities? Prayerfully ask God to show you an area you can be passionate about for Him
Do you have a passion? Have you made it a priority in your daily responsibilities? Do you set aside time to support your passion?
Lord, you have made us in your image. You are a compassionate God and have a passion for many. Help each one who reads this to find a passion and work towards that passion to be complete. Thank you for promising to be with us always. I love you, Amen.