Have you ever noticed the effects of passion? Passion is truly contagious and jumps on everyone it comes in contact with. Passion is bold and cannot be contained by anything. Fear of what people think can't stop it. Fear of failure can't stop you either. Failure is part of succeeding. When you fail, thats just an indicator of an avenue that doesn't work. We don't stop, we just try the next avenue and go full speed ahead because our passion fuels us to never give up.
Fear of success can't sabotage you either. Thats because you understand that its not your selfish ambition that drives you. Its this burning passion to make a difference in this life. Its the unwavering conviction that you are here for a purpose and that when you tap into it, you are completely fulfilled. No matter how big or small, it is IMPORTANT and when you find it you will effect your whole sphere of influence to greatness.
You are basically unstoppable!
That is the power of passion, and as you can tell, thats what Im talking about today.
Its not until you tap into your destiny that you will have this passion. Its not until you understand the very reason you are breathing that you will be consumed with a fiery sense of purpose.
Maybe you don't feel that way today, but I PROMISE YOU, you have something inside of you that is waiting to be unleashed!
So why do we really want or need passion? Well, with passion comes zeal for life, with passion you wake up with an excitement for life. In this place, you are in whats called "the flow." You are so caught up that you lose track of time.
If we think about it, thats what makes a really good movie, PASSION.
Passion is defined as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
We always have a choice. We can always chose to live in boredom, monotony, depression, or every other vile thing out there. Not my cup of tea though.
Its going to get super passionate ahead.
In my life, I have read many books on passion, leadership, motivation, all that stuff. I was very inspired to find that thing that brought me passion.
I thought I found it in many places in my life, only to be let down. The tricky thing is that many things that your good at may not really be your destiny.
I thought football was it for a while, then business, then this and that. Even my bootcamp business that I TRULY love was not my deepest passion that would sustain the zeal for life I was looking for.
I still didn't wake up with excitement.
The reason is simple, I was searching in all the wrong places. You see, I believe we were all made to burn with a fire that takes us beyond places we ever thought possible. How do we find this out? Maybe you feel like you aren't passionate about anything. Thats only because you have yet to find the answer. How do we know the way since there are so many roads to travel? Use religion for example, there are a TON of religions out there, how do you know which is the right one?
I will say this, religion can bring morals and a decent life, but real passion from God will transform your life and everyone around you.
I believe this passion comes from LOVE. No matter what denomination or religion, when you wake up zealous for life, its not money that motivates you, its true love. The most successful people are not motivated by money but they have a deep conviction of what their purpose is. Bill Gates' passion wasn't to be a billionaire, it was to see a computer in every household. Or maybe thats Steve Jobs... Either way, the principle is the same. :)
Look at Braveheart, my favorite movie. William Wallace was a sold out man for FREEDOM. He was willing to die for the freedom of his people and his country. He could not be bought. He was a bold warrior with a cause. Failure didn't scare him, just look at that face!
Ever wonder why we are so drawn to these types of stories and movies?
Its because 2,000 years ago, the greatest love ever known to mankind was displayed in the earth. Jesus came to earth and was the ultimate sacrifice. He endured torture, pain, and ultimately gave his life so that all of the earth can walk in unity with our creator. He is the greatest Hero of all time.
Ever since then, we have been making movies based on the characteristics of God.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Movies that depict heroism, romance, sacrifice, boldness, and chivalry are the best out there. Thats because we were created with these things inside of us. These movies tap into that very thing that is inside of us.
I believe the Lord wants to fill us with His passionate love all day every day. And out of this place we will find our purpose.
The problem is that our cups are already filled.
We are filled with the busyness of life. The idea that money will bring us happiness. Our selfish ambition of living for ourselves. The need to control, the need to be in the spotlight, the pride of life, a lack of belief that God really wants to bless you, the idea that this life is all about you, or whatever it is for you. It is different for everybody.
The simple fact is that how can we be filled with true happiness if we don't empty our cups? We can't.
I tell you the truth, there is one place that I have found TRUE PASSION.
Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There are many ways to have a good life, but only one way to have eternal life AND abundant life here on earth. This person is the answer to sickness in your body, depression, disease, or every other dark thing. He is our healer, our peace, our righteousness, our prosperity, our purpose, our destiny, He is the answer.
The world is constantly trying to fill your heart. Look at all the advertisements, the news, the media, religion, they are all trying to dictate to you what to believe.
It may sound like I am trying to tell you what to believe when I say Jesus is the way. But far from it. I could care less, I am just here to proclaim the good news and testify to how He has transformed my life. You can ask Him if He's the way or not. Just ask, He is longing to answer you.
|"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7|
See, all you gotta do is ask the right questions.
Today, you may be in that place of asking but haven't found the answer yet. Check this out:
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Mathew 7 13-14)
In order to live this life to the fullest, we must trim the fat. We are made so fat by our worries about life, fears, busyness, and all kinds of other things that prevent us from receiving the ABUNDANT LIFE.
We are so fat that we can't walk this narrow path that so few people find.
I used to take all the easy roads, that didn't end up to well. :) I used to think that people that walked the straight and narrow were "goody goodies" "prudes" or people that just did what they were told.
Its usually the ones that claim to be so" good" that are hypocrites.
I was rebellious and still am. I just shifted my rebellion towards the normal way of doing things. We think we are rebellious when we get drunk, get tattoos, disrespect our parents, and live immorally, but the truth is that everyone is doing that. So how is that rebellious?
The straight and narrow is the way the leads to exuberant life. Its a road that leads to your destiny, its a path that leads to true power and love, its an avenue that leads to fulfillment, it is the way to the deepest desires of your heart.
To walk this road we must trim the fat. Excess fat is useless in the natural and supernatural. All those fatty worries, fears, pain, pride and hard hearts are preventing you from stepping into greatness.
There comes a point in life where you are tired of the norm, you get to a place of stagnancy in life where you just accept it, roll over and die, or you get hungry to know what opportunities are out there to live the amazing life everyone else is living.
Just spend years in a "religious" institution and you will see how they will take the zeal out of life by controlling you.
When I say religion, I am not talking about a real relationship with God. When you enter a healthy church, you will not feel controlled, you will be empowered to walk in your destiny. You will be truly FREE!
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
There is power in being HUNGRY! In this place of hunger we will get what we are hungry for. Just ask a starving man what he would do for a juicy in n out burger. But once again, how can we be hungry if we are constantly full of all the crud.
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:31-34)
THERE IS NO POINT IN WORRYING, it won't do you any good, it won't help you plan better, it won't do anything but destroy you.
When we are at that place in life of wanting more, we get to a place of surrender. We just cry out "Lord if your real, show me your way, because what I have been doing isn't working. Theres gotta be more than this!"
In this place you are truly blessed. You are hungry for righteousness. Righteousness is what God really intends for your life. Righteousness= Healthy, strong, filled with truth and glory, humble, prospered, happy, and any other good thing.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
He longs to give you all good things!
He knows that when you walk the narrow path, you will be beyond happy, He wants to give you the passion you so desire. He is waiting to fill you with power and glory. He is pursuing you more than you even know
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. (REV 3:20)
Sounds pretty easy to me. Just open the door to Him because he is already passionately pursuing you. He's right at your door waiting to eat with you and be your best friend.
I don't know about you, but I'm sure He cooks up a good meal! :)
My hearts desire is for you to meet Him, and if you already know Him, return to Him, pursue more of Him, know that His glory is ever increasing in your life. That means that your joy is always increasing, your prosperity is always increasing, your love is increasing, ITS ALL INCREASING.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Cor 3:18 NKJV)
We are actually carriers of His glory when we BELIEVE in Him. And we go from glory to glory, that means the next glory is always better than the last. We get to live a life full of glorious adventure.
Ill leave you with this:
He is the way, that means He is your direction, when you seek, seek Jesus, and you will find your path. He is the Truth, He is the answer to every question you have about life, about relationships, about God, about EVERYTHING. And He is the LIFE, He is the zeal that you seek, He is the glorious passion you desire, He is the exuberant joy that pours over you.
We must try everything once right? Whats the hurt in trying Jesus? How is it working for you right now? Call on Him and watch what happens.
I mean what if all I am saying really is true? Suspend your disbelief for a moment and imagine what life would really be like if this is true. Empty your cup, and stay thirsty my friend.
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