There is something deep inside of us that stirs us up when we do the things we love. There is an emotion that lights up in us when we feel strongly about something. Sometimes it feels like excitement or pure enjoyment. Sometimes it feels like a fire rising up in the inside. Whatever the feeling is, we all experience this something that lifts us up and keeps us doing the things we love. This something is called passion.
I’m not talking about the passion that involves bad things. I’m talking about a pure, good passion that we all need a touch of to keep us going. According to the dictionary, this type of passion means “a strong emotion” or a “great enthusiasm for something, or the object of this”.
This emotion or enthusiasm is what fuels us to do the things we love or to speak up for things we believe in. Passion is a source of inspiration and the desire to leave our mark somewhere in this world. Though passion can get you worked up and fiery, it can also move you to do things. Passion is something that burns and blazes inside of us. It’s a part of who we are.
There are many things that I’m passionate about. I don’t think I could name them all. What I’m most passionate about, however, is God. My passion for God leads me to be passionate about other things too, such as living for Him, bringing glory to Him and serving Him with what talents and gifts He’s given me, and that list could go on for a long time. Something else I’m passionate about is writing. Passion about a topic is often what fuels me to write. It gives me inspiration and loosens up the words inside of me to write down (or type). Passion, as long as it’s noble and pure, is a good emotion and one we all need.
What are your passions? What are the things that stir you up inside and cause passion to blaze? I believe God puts a passion for certain things inside of us for a purpose. An amazing thing about passion is that it usually coincides with our talents and gifts. And when it comes to our career choice or what we spend most of our time doing, our passions, talents and gifts usually have a huge role to play.
Never get rid of what you’re passionate about, as long as that passion doesn’t harm you or anyone, and is a virtuous and worthy passion. Keep those kinds of passions blazing inside of you. What we are passionate about is part of who we are; it’s what energizes and motivates us. Let that kind of passion kindle a fire that will blaze and cause you to change the world in some way, whether small or big. Never let it die. Keep your passions blazing.