Colossians 3:23 (TPT) tells us to ‘Put [our] heart and soul into every activity [we] do, as though [we] are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others.’ In other words we are to be passionate in everything we do. Is this even possible? How can we be passionate about things we don’t even like doing?
In his book ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, Rick Warren guides us through a series of reflections on ‘What on earth are we here for?’ He helps us understand that we each have a God-given life-purpose. If we understand this, how could we NOT be passionate in what we do?
To be able to be passionate about things, they have to be things we are designed and gifted to do, so understanding what individual Spiritual Gifts God has given us is also important. If we do, we are then able to more effectively serve the church and each other.
This message looks at some examples of passionate people who have achieved monumental things, some good, some bad. We should strive to do good things, the things that we were created to do, enjoy doing, are gifted for, and that we can be truly passionate about.
By attempting to match our vocations and recreational pursuits to our Spiritual Giftings, we can live more fulfilled and effective lives, the lives we were created for, doing things we are easily able to be passionate about.