When is the last time that you took a leap of faith and followed your passion? When we’re children, it seems that our passions are endless and ever-changing, as we still have a strong sense of optimism about the world that tells us that we can make all of our dreams come true. Maybe you dreamed of being a rock star, or a doctor, or even an astronaut. So, why is it that as we get older, we start to let our passions fall by the wayside, as we stop believing that they are worth our time to pursue?
Well, life happens. We become stressed out, we start to feel pressures from the outside world and we start to err on the side of caution that prevents us from putting ourselves out there and setting big goals. And so, that inner child becomes silenced, as we distance ourselves from that which we are most passionate about.
But, when considering God’s word carefully, we learn that those passions are meant to be used in a way that serves Him. Now, surely, we should think before abandoning them, shouldn’t we?
Those Passions Didn’t Come from Nowhere
In Romans 12:6, we are told that, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them.” Therefore, it’s clear that the passions that we develop, often from a young age, aren’t just random. God instills those passions in us, so that they may be used for the greater good, and in a way that glorifies Him. We know that through God, all things are possible, so why do we doubt our own abilities, even when those abilities were implanted inside of us by our very own creator?
The Bible repeatedly tells us to use our talents, because it is through them that we give back to God. Many preachers believe that they were called by God to take on such a profession, and that the idea didn’t come from them. This is true of all types of passions in life, whether they be related to music, medicine, social work or something else completely. In short, God wants us to see these passions through. Further, God has made it so that when we truly follow our passions, our lives will become less complicated, because we are more aligned with what he has planned for us in our lives.
How to Reignite Your Passion Using God’s Help
We know that it’s normal for passions to fade when we get older. Think of how many friends you know that dreamed of being famous when they were young. Then, maybe they experienced a major setback in life, or maybe they determined that pursuing their dreams wasn’t the most financially secure option. And so, they feel unfulfilled in life, bogged down by stress and an underlying sense that they’ve abandoned a part of their soul.
Well, the good news is that reigniting those passions isn’t just easy, it’s guaranteed. Why? Because it’s part of God’s will. If God gave us these passions, than it is in His will that we are able to use them in a way that makes our lives better, and brings us closer to Him. In other words, abandoning our passions is resisting the power that is the will of God.
#1: Be Prayerful and Ask God for Guidance
Of course, whenever we are struggling, the first thing that we need to do is improve our prayer habits. When you are ready to reignite that passion, ask God for guidance, and he will provide it. Maybe he’ll suddenly open up a door of opportunity, or maybe you’ll feel a strong message that helps lead you in the right direction.
#2: Minimize Distractions
Many of us make excuses for not realizing our true passions, saying that we’re too distracted with the demands of day-to-day life. Since God has created a way for us to fulfill these passions, then it’s up to us to minimize daily distractions that get in the way, so that we can follow his guidance and hear what He is trying to tell us.
#3: Take a Leap of Faith with God as Your Guide
God supports and provides, but he doesn’t necessarily coddle. He can create favorable circumstances for us and tell us what to do, but it’s up to us to take that leap of faith and trust that he will have our backs.
If You Have a Passion in Life, Try to Pursue It
However, you should not pursue it alone. Our passions come from God, and so we need God to see them through. If you’re ready to reignite your passion and live a life that is more rooted in purpose, use the tips above to do so through God.