I 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.”
I have seen people start college with a full head of steam only to drop out and never graduate. 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 re-enter the competition.
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 are people who have come alive.”
Look at what Elijah did. He fell into the trap of looking at what other people were doing. Elijah accuses the Israelites of forsaking God's covenant, tearing down His altars and killing His prophets.
God had sent down fire and consumed the altar and the offering that was on it in answer to Elijah's prayer. All the people started confessing that Elijah's God was LORD and they killed all of the false prophets of Baal. Elijah needed to remember the victory that he had over the false prophets.
Elijah had forgotten this great victory somehow. He forgot what God was doing with him. All he could see is what is negative and wrong with the world around him. He is unable to see that God is in control.
When you and I fail to see what God is doing with us and that He is in control. Then it becomes easy to lose your passion.
Remember your victories and your passion will return.
If your passion needs to be restored today open up 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 are that one person with passion. You are better than forty people merely interested. Now turn your passion loose on the world with God's guidance and Watch For Future Victories.
Think on This:
"Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.” - T. McAshan
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.