Tonight in my Life Group, we talked about our passion. We tried to identify why certain people respond to God’s call in certain ways. Some people had a passion for the homeless while others did not express much felt passion for working with that group. Some felt passion towards a certain age group while others stated that they did not hold that same passion and did not won’t to work with that particular age.
What I learned from this is that God has the same general call for all of us as Christians but he has given each of us a different passion that we will work within to get us to that same outcome. It is that which drives us on toward the end goal.We can not excel in all areas, but we can excel in our area of passion.
I know without a doubt that my passion is for my students. I am always thinking about how to get them to see the truth and to come face to face with God. I want them to find ‘their’ passion as well. We as a Christian family are many parts each working together to run the whole machine. We each have our particular role that we are specifically designed by God to work within. It is our niche. Once we find that niche and are working within it, we experience joy. I have friends who speak of looking for that which fills them with energy and gives them that sense of purpose. One of my good friends called it the ‘sweet spot’. Guess what brother, you have found your niche now live and thrive within it!
Sometimes it takes a while to get where God wants us to be and serve. It took me many years, but I have found it too. Many people ask me why I don’t do something that makes more money. I could accept work that makes more, but do I forsake my passion for money? NOPE! When we are working outside of our God- given passion, we will be miserable. We will always be seeking for the missing pieces of the puzzle.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 Corinthians 12:4