Real passion is usually something that comes from a place deep inside that holds personal meaning and relevance. When we think about finding our passion, we most often think about something that we love. That’s not always where passion comes from though. If you are having trouble figuring out what you are passionate about you may want to consider this…
Passion is defined as: Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
We don’t often hear passion talked about in terms of hate, but there you have it. Your passion can come from something that you love as well as soemthing that you hate.
When I think about my passion, which is the Word of God – The Gospel of Grace – I also think about why I am passionate about it. What has it done for me personally that makes me feel so strongly about it?
For starters it set me free from myself and the world around me. It gave me the freedom to be myself and not live with the weight of having to be who others want me to be. Jesus gave me a love so deep and unconditional that it changed me forever. These are things I love.
On the flip side I hate to see others placed under legalism. I hate to see the Gospel of Grace preverted and taught in a way that brings people into a deep, dark place of bondage and self-loathing. I hate to see people live in condemnation because soemone has pointed out all their faults and flaws rather then turning them to the who sees them as perfect.
My passion is full of love and hate.
If you want to find your passion, look deep. What do you love? What do you hate? What has changed you? What do you want to protect others from?
Most importantly, pray and ask God to show you what it is that makes you tick.
That’s my two cents for the day!
Keep It Real,
Being Loved By Him, With You,
BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a speaker, teacher, author and former pastor who is passionate about the Gospel of Grace. Her message is sincere, encouraging, simple and profound. Her words will set people free from condemnation and will help usher them into a deeper revelation and understanding of God’s great love.