Unlocking the Power to Live Your Passion

I’ve wanted to write since my life was changed by God years ago.  I want people to see the positive side of what I consider true spirituality.  I’ve had a few things published in the past which encouraged me.

Yet honestly, writing this blog challenges me every day.  Deciding what to write, developing the focus, editing to make it readable.  Some days I really struggle with the flow.

Then other times I wonder, “Is anyone even reading this?  Am I making any difference?  Should I devote this time to something more productive?”

But every time I think about quitting it feels like something would die inside of me.

So I press on.

Each day I pray about what I’ll write.  Then I anticipate God showing up.  If I’m doing this for him and to help others he loves I expect his guidance.

And I assume he’s given me the gifts to accomplish this.  Frankly though at times I look at other writers who are so much more gifted and wonder, “God are you sure?”

And I expect him to bless the time I’m giving him as a gift.  I can’t control the outcome.  Yet, I can control the input.

And you know what?  Somehow it seems to work most of the time.

Thoughts come.  In fact I’m even surprised sometimes reading a post later.

And as I write I feel a peace that somehow I’m in my zone.

And on days when I’m most discouraged I receive a comment or email from someone touched by what I wrote.

And though I may question it all again tomorrow for today it seems okay.

Paul writes of his own life, “I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.”  (Ephesians 3:7 NIV)

He lived out his passion by the gifts given to him and by God’s power working through him.  That encourages me.

 

We can have power to live our passion but it’s not our own power.

 

When have you seen God’s power working through your passion?