1. strong and barely controllable emotion; an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
synonyms: fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, eagerness, zeal, zealousness, vigor, fire, fieriness, energy, fervency, animation, spirit, spiritedness, fanaticism
2. the suffering and death of Jesus.
synonyms: crucifixion, suffering, agony, martyrdom
Lately, I’ve been reading several books about entrepreneurship and business. You know, getting pumped up to take my business to the next level.
There is one theme that keeps recurring in every, and I mean every-thing I read. From blogs to books to magazine articles, there is one word that I can’t escape. That word is passion.
The key, they say, to a successful business, is in discovering your passions and pursuing them. So, I’ve done the workbook exercises and the journaling in my quest for the passion of my life. This is what I discovered.
I love vintage clothes and the thrill of the hunt for amazing antique treasures. I get great satisfaction from seeing a house become a home – arranging things just so, to reflect our family’s personality. Creating art and jewelry and placing my creative stamp on the world gives me an incredible rush. But, as I drilled down to the core of it, I discovered there are really only two things that would evoke the word Passion in my heart.
2. My family. I am passionate about my family. We were placed together for a reason, this crazy band of misfits, and I am devoted to them fully.
1. My relationship with Jesus Christ. The thing that evokes the greatest level of Passion in my spirit is my relationship with Him. The ‘strong and barely controllable emotion’ is what makes this relationship so hard to put into words. How can I express, with my limited vocabulary, how much Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has meant in my life? I can’t begin to describe the times his Spirit has brought me comfort and peace.
I struggled writing this post because my words seem so inadequate. Yet, not sharing with you the single thing that is the driving passion of my life would be disingenuous. My prayer for you, this Easter season, is that you would encounter the One who so passionately loved you that he lay down His life (Romans 10:9). That you would find purpose and meaning in your own life, as I have in mine, through relationship with Jesus Christ.
Remembering that the story didn’t end on the cross, but continues because of the empty tomb.
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!
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