is the emotion of feeling very strongly about a subject When we think
about passion several different things come to mind. There is the
passion of soldiers who have to fight to survive. Then there is the
passion known as
causes people to be attracted to one another in a sexual manner. Then
there is the passion that some have for God like King David in 2
Samuel 21-22. Then there is the greatest of all passions when Christ
went to the cross for us. His passion for mankind drove Him to the
cross to complete the greatest mission ever. If you look at any
individual that has made marks of accomplishment on society behind
that person you will find passion for whatever it is they have
accomplished. Nothing falls out of the sky and just happens. All
accomplishments have to be dreamed of, thought out, and driven by a
of the spiritual gifts God has allowed me to share is the gift of
discernment. This gift can be challenging at times but it also has its
rewards. One of the rewards is witnessing someone who has a heart and
passion to accomplish what is laid before them. It thrills me to watch
these people move forward and to see first hand one of Gods creative
principles at work. At the same time it is troubling to see
individuals who do not have a dream or a passion driving them. In
times past the concept of creative passion was passed down by parents
to their children. Today we count on the schools to teach everything
to our children that they need in life while we go on and work at just
trying to keep ahead. I want you to know it is not the schools job to
teach our children Godly world building principles. It is our job as
parents who love our children to share with them what they need. Today
many people, especially young people aim at nothing but education for
their lives. We somehow have surrendered to the concept that if we can
get a bunch of education then we will have it all together and
everyone will be provided for and happy. I say that is a bunch of
bunk! If you follow that line of thinking you may have money and
success but true happiness will escape you if you don't live according
to the way you were designed. Think about this!
In my earlier blogs
(What is Identity?)
in Humanity) the concept of people being created in the image of God
If you missed them I encourage you to go back and check it out.
Basically it says that God created people with some of His
characteristics and abilities. God instilled in each of us the ability
to create our own worlds in the same manner that He created His world.
How did He create the world? By thinking it into existence that's how.
Now God gave us the ability to make choices, have vision, dream
dreams, and develop passion. All of these are powerful world building
tools. I want to share an example with you. Let's take the light bulb.
When the light bulb was invented it was absolutely incredible for
anyone to think that you could flip this little switch a few feet away
from the light source and suddenly have light. Before that folks had
to use kerosene lamps for light. By the way that wasn't so long ago. I
heard how incredible the invention of the light bulb was from both of
my Grandmothers. Now what was the light bulb before it was invented?
It was a THOUGHT! Thomas Edison envisioned it, dreamed about it, and
then developed a passion for it. Gods plan at work! Thomas Edison
created his own world by thinking about it. Once his thoughts had
passion it was just a matter of time before we had the light bulb.
Look around you right now, Everything you see started out as a
thought. Isn't that cool?
principle applies to everyone. Whatever you think into your world will
eventually become reality. I know a lot of men who are dealing
with addictions, aimless living, sorrow, unhappiness, and despair
without understanding that they have created it themselves. I'll
talk about women and their world building in another blog.
Even those who are truly victims of some situation that was not of
their choosing can use the mind God gave them to change their lives
for the better. One of the happiest people I have met had been
handicapped through a foolish mistake but still built a world for
himself and his family that reflects joy and happiness to this day.
That is how each of us is made. With the power of thought as our
greatest asset on earth. That power is the greatest tool we have and
it was given to us by God! Wow! Another great gift!
are not using your mind in a constructive manner to build your world
then I have a warning for you. Consider this. If you aim at
nothing in your life but just getting by, then that is what you will
experience, just getting by. Even more serious is, if you are living
in a fantasy world in your thought life then beware! Your fantasies
will become reality through the power of thought but I assure you it
will not be as much fun as you thought it was going to be. More
on that later. Anyway, If you can not describe your passion
then I want to encourage you to pray and ask God to help you develop a
passion that you will hold on to.
I will close with Joel 2:28:
And it shall come to pass
afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your
sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream
dreams, your young men shall see visions
This is the
promise of the Spirit
Until Later: Dave