17 August 2014
We often get asked the question – what are you passionate about? As if to ask if we are pursuing our passions and succeeding in them. This applies to our jobs and whether we are passionate in what we do. Some people are passionate about what they do for a living, others like me, just happen to stumble upon it and are making it work.
But whether we are passionate about something or simply doing it because it is what we do – the Christian must also believe in what they do. Believing in what we do is not always the same about being passionate or being diligent in it. We can be passionate and diligent, but if we do not believe it serves a higher purpose in our lives and the will of God – the passion is just a hobby and diligence is just obligation.
God never intended us to just have a hobby or do things out of obligation. God has a destiny for each of us. We are called to a living hope and the bible even says that we are God’s elect. An heir and co-heir with Christ. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.“ 1 Corinthians 2:9
What we should believe is that God will do far more in us and through us than we can imagine or comprehend. That we are not just blessed because we have a hobby we can call work or that we are faithful because we work diligently in our jobs. More importantly, we must not miss the higher purpose of being called by God to do what we do. We are far less likely to give up on something that we believe in. Believing and seeing God’s calling unfold in our lives is a far more powerful form of motivation than just having a passion for something and this will far exceed anything that we can accomplish by just sheer diligence.
We should seek this and claim our birth right as sons and daughters of God to receive the gift and destiny which God has called us into.
Lord Jesus, I receive, I receive the calling and the destiny that You have prepared for me. You have made me uniquely and you have called me specifically for Your good works. You have prepared the good works in advance for me and i now receive them in the name of Jesus. Open my spiritual eyes to see and to believe my destiny. Help me to resist the temptation to seek other ways, and may i focus on You and You alone.