1 Kings 19:10 - He said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away." NASU
I would imagine that we all have been zealous or passionate about something in our lifetime and then something happened and we lost our zeal.
People will start down what would appear to be a great career and in a few years they are no longer producing like they did when they started with the company.
Look at all the marriages that begin filled with love and passion and then end up in a divorce court.
I know athletes who were passionate about their sport and they get an injury and quit rather than spending the necessary time to recuperate, refocus and refuel their desire to enter back into the competition.
They lose their focus on what it was that caused them to be passionate in the first place.
Howard Thurman said, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Many times when we lose our passion it has to do with what we are looking at. We have lost our focus. We are no longer looking to God. We are looking at people and what they are doing or not doing and complaining about it.
Elijah forgot to remember what God had recently done with and for him. God had sent down fire from heaven and consumed the altar and the offering that was on it in answer to Elijah's prayer. All the people started glorifying Elijah's God by confessing that He was the LORD and they killed all the false prophets of Baal.
Elijah had forgotten this great victory.
Have you forgotten how God has helped you?
Sometimes we need to get away. We need some down time. We must refill our physical, mental and spiritual reservoirs.
We need to recharge our batteries by getting a fresh vision of God.
If your passion needs restored today open your eyes and see what God has done with you and what He wants to do with you right now.
E. M. Forster said, "One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."
You're that one person with passion. You're better than forty people merely interested. Now turn your passion lose on the world with God's guidance and watch out.
Think On These:
Purpose may point you in the right direction, but it's passion that propels you. - Travis McAshan
Giving it another try is better than an alibi.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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