April 5, 2017

Find Your Fire

There are moments in life where we lose the passion to continue giving our all. It happens in our walk with God,  our workplace, our fitness journey, and  even within our relationships. We become less excited or less passionate about pursuing the best version of ourselves in that area of our life.  The goal can be very clear- the purpose can be well worth the effort- however, we wake up and it becomes harder not to push the snooze button on life.

I remember being in college and having passion for school, there came a time when I threw my whole self into being the best student I could be. I’d be proactive and write out lists of all my assignments due for every class, with due dates of course. I’d call my friend Jaleen and ask her if she had the Starbucks ready cause the library was going to be our home for the next few weeks. This passion I had for being a student in that season helped me navigate what was going to take my time and what was going to have to wait. I knew my end goal and purpose at Millersville  was to graduate, and my passion carried the vision when my purpose felt so far away.  However, there were times when my passion lagged. My papers had more errors than my blog posts- and my classes did not feel as important.  I was almost at the finish line -near the end of the semester and I couldn’t find this passion that was my antidote for success in those ending weeks.

Passion is a pretty word. It’s also powerful gift to hold. Passion is what wakes us up in the morning and meets us at the bathroom sink reminding us of the urgency to make a difference. Passion is the driving force behind our everyday motivation to be the best version of ourself there is to offer the world. Passion is contagious and it doesn’t care about the past , it’s optimistic and looks towards the goal which is purpose. And Passion- your passion’s job is to help you lock eyes with your purpose.

Passion is a fire, a fire that has the ability to consume yet give light to dark places. When we lose our Passion- we lose that umph! We lose that pull and push to make things happen. When we aren’t sure of our passion- we tend to wander, procrastinate, and lose focus of our purpose. So what do we do when we lose our Passion towards our walk with God, our job, our health, or even our relationships? Do we give up and call it a loss. Do we do nothing and hide?

No- we find our fire and keep going, and here is how:

We ask God to help us in this season of drought concerning our passion!

God is fully aware of the things that make our hearts leap, he knows what makes our eyes smile, and what our vision once was. God knows we become discouraged at times which can cause us to lose our passion- but He is compassionate and will take time to hear you and see you. If you stick around him long enough- He will fill you.

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

We push through and keep going!

Emotions can be a tricky thing. While we were created with emotions and they are needed- sometimes they lie to us and tell us we just need to move on from what we thought we was our passion. Emotions come. Emotions go. While pushing through may be tough to practice (trust me I know), it will be the key experience  the outcome of what enduring looks like.

The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful,
    a puzzle that no one can figure out.

Jeremiah 17:9

We strengthen what remains! 

The awesome thing about passion is that it leaves a trail of what has been done already! If you’ve done it before- surely it can be done again. When we push through our emotions and walk in our passion even when we don’t FEEL like it, we will soon pick up the rhythm and our emotions are bound to catch up with our actions.

Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.

Revelation 3:2

My hope for you is that you FIND YOUR FIRE and keep it burning!! Please comment below and share your passions and thoughts!! Also, don’t forget to subscribe- my passion is to connect with you!

xoxo,

Jannelle

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