Friday, April 21, 2017

live with passion

We lead in many different places and various situations.  Some of the places we lead are places we would rather not be a leader.  I mean some of the things we are passionate about surely are not from God.

Let me clarify.  Everything is from God, but some things have been twisted by people.  Being passionate about the wrong things is a really big deal.  For some this is extreme selfishness.  For some this is pure greed and materials.  For some this the motivation of having power and control.  Those places in leadership tend to sift out the people that truly have a heart for God.

Galatians 5:25  NLT
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

What fires your soul, as the Maxwell quote suggests?  The wrong fire leads in the wrong direction while the right or righteous fire leads in the right direction.  Too many people are using their passion to kill the passions and goals of others.

Listen to yourself and to God for a few minutes.  I honestly believe that true, God-given passion will fuel real passion in others.  Our serving will lead others to serve.  Follow on. 

Joshua 1:6  NLT
Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.

May we be the ones who lead people to live to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Building your kingdom really is building the wrong thing.  Misdirected passion and drive is often wasted time and leading others astray.

I often get to talk about my mission in life and what I am passionate about.  This week has allowed much of those conversations.  Share what you have heard from God and let God do even more than you have seen Him done before!

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