We should never allow ourselves to become stagnant in life wishing for a
change, but doing nothing to achieve a change. Many times because of
setbacks in life, we believe the lie that our life is on a course that can
never be changed. What we must always keep in mind is that change is
constant. The weather is always changing, the seasons are always
changing, our physical bodies are always changing whether we notice it or
not, so our life can also receive a positive change if we set our mind to
it. In order for there to be a change, our desire and want for change must
increase. We have to be more dedicated, more determined, more inspired and
more steadfast that no matter what may come our way, we will reach the
goals that we have set out for. It can be compared to a horse having
blinders put on so that they will not be distracted by what is going on
around them, but they will be focused on the goal ahead of them.
If you are one who is easily distracted and quickly lose your zeal, then I
would encourage you to put on 'blinders' and look straight ahead. Do not
allow the naysayers to discourage your heart, do not allow negative
thoughts to hinder your stride and mainly do not allow slow progress to
discourage your spirit. Change takes time. Nothing happens overnight.
You may need to work at it for months until you see any positive results,
but if you do stay with it, positive results will come. This is where
being steadfast is most important. (Romans 12:1-18) (Galatians 6:4-10)
What are the dreams in your heart? What was so vibrant in your being that
you can almost touch it? If you haven't reached those goals, it is not too
late for you to start again. Be encouraged to believe in yourself as God
believes in you and know that you are on this earth to accomplish
something special. It may not be easy, but nothing worth achieving ever
is. Know that you and God are a majority and if He is by your side, then
nothing shall be able to stop you from achieving change and reaching your
goals. (Psalm 91:14-16) (Psalm 61:1-4) (Isaiah 55:8-11)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to believe that you
can make a change in your life. You're never too old to make a difference
that can never be erased.
I'VE GOT A PASSION FOR...
“Passion. How else can I explain it?” he said. “I have a passion for what
He naturally caught my attention when he used my favorite word...“Passion”.
There are times in my presentations when I say that word and stop dead in
a sentence. I often times have the audience repeat it back to me. Usually
the first time they say it, they might as well be saying “automobile.”
There's never any excitement in saying the word the first time. But then I
stop them and explain the importance of the word. Finally, with every vital
emotion they can muster, I have them repeat it.
“Passion.” It sends chills up their spine.
You see that's the difference between wanting something and REALLY wanting
something. If you develop a passion for it, you are driven by the thought
that you can have it. That it's really within your reach.
This all came about because I was reading a book on “Creating Character
Emotions” in my writing. They stressed the importance of creating desire
in particular characters. In fact, they went as far as to say “desire” was
superior to “passion” in a person. I totally disagreed.
I have found that when I am speaking with someone who is sharing their
dreams and plans for the future, there is little drive in the “wanting to
be,” “planning to be” or certainly not in the “wishing to be,” goals set
for becoming happy and successful in their life.
Wanting, planning and wishing are words for children. “I have a passion
for...!” is a powerful statement. It says “I want it bad enough to work
for it,” “Do whatever it takes to get it,” “It is a part of who I am.”
Wow! Which one of those people do you think will succeed? The “wisher” or
the one with a “passion” for it?
My friend Mark has a passion for what he does. I could hear it in his
voice. He wants to teach people to venture inside themselves to find what
they are looking for. I knew what he was talking about. It's what I tell
you. Everything you need you have already. It's inside. You know the right
thing to do, but it takes work. Your search for outside answers is a
feeble attempt at trying to find an easier way to get there.
Outside solutions are pacifiers for internal desires. That's why we turn
to drugs, alcohol, smoking and possessions. They are external tools to
bury the internal voice that's telling you, “There's greatness inside. Tap
into it. Find your passion. It will fulfill your life and connect you to
all the joy and abundance you need.”
But we fail to listen. We most likely fail to believe we can.
So, I know my passion. I live my passion. I act on it and it fulfills me.
Do I want more? Yes! More opportunities to reach more people. More chances
to awaken a spirit that lies dormant within another human being. I want to
see more of the world. I want to sing my songs of hope for you. I want to
write more words that touch the hearts of those who are struggling. I want
to speak to audiences in such great numbers that merely walking out on
stage overwhelms me.
What is your passion? What one thing do you want to do with your life that
would fill the empty parts of your heart and soul?
Say it. Go ahead, say the word and feel it, mean it. “Passion!”
If you are saying it correctly you are connecting that word with a
thought, desire, dream for your life. Say it again. Make the connection.
Play with the words until you know you've tapped into the right one.
Now work with it . Work on it. Develop it and create a plan for it.
And do it with “PASSION!”
By Bob Perks
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for
in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”
Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”
Psalm 145:14-19 “The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those
that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them
their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the
desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and
holy in all His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him,
to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that
fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: ENRICHING THOUGHTS
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD HEALED ME FROM EPILEPSY
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry