Your passion will always be related to people and not ‘things.’
Your passion may be buried so deep you may not even be aware of it.
So why not take the ‘Passion Test’ right now…?
Take a deep breath and ask yourself the following question.
“What grieves my heart more than anything else?”
Don’t be in a rush to answer; just let the question sink deep down into your heart.
Wait to see what stirs.
Keep a check on your spirit. What is going on deep inside of you?
Are there memories stirring? Perhaps injustices rising to the surface. Anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy even towards certain people or situations.
It’s ok to feel angry. God feels anger at injustice and sin. But we are to be careful not to trip over into bitterness, blaming and feelings of revenge!
The Bible tells us to be angry and not sin. We are to give our anger over to God for He is the Righteous Judge. (Easier said than done!)
God uses our passion so as to co-operate with Him in converting our anger to positive actions of justice, reconciliation and compassion.
Our greatest healing comes from taking what the Devil intended for harm and turning it to good.
The very act of forgiving others and repenting of sinful attitudes enables justice to be done by handing the situation over to the Lord.
“Vengeance is mine,” says the Lord.
Our part is to keep our hearts right with Him, whilst at the same time exposing the wrongs and confronting the sin. It won’t always mean we have to confront someone (or people) face to face. Often our part is simply to forgive others – maybe ourselves too – and repent of any ungodly attitude towards others, even to God or ourselves.
We are to recognise our ‘part to play’ in bringing about reconciliation where needed.
On the other hand, our part may be to take action in bringing about reconciliation or justice.
That’s how Charities came into existence. Someone, somewhere saw a desperate need to help others; passion arose within them and they took action to help.
Accompanied with prayer, ‘action’ can move mountains – both in our own hearts and in the lives and situation’s of others.
You may feel you want to explore this subject deeper. Why not talk it through with a trusted Minister or seek out a Christian Life Coach – someone who is trained to identify ‘vision’ and to help discover ways to fulfil them. Someone who will pray with you and seek the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
You will never be the same again!