Do you know exactly what sets your heart on fire? Do you know why you get up for in the morning? You know what your calling is in your life?
If you are someone who said yes to that question, you probably live life with intention, adventure and purpose because you know what sets your heart on fire and it is an exciting way to live, right?
However, if you are not sure, it can be discouraging! You wonder why you don’t know and you question where you can find it.
Let me take you back to where I was six years ago. I was living in Seattle. I had no real passion, no real goals or dreams. I was basically just existing and living to get by. But, I know I was longing for more. I was longing for something to change.
The one night I was talking to my friend and she mentioned a bible study her women’s group was starting. It was called,” Becoming a Woman of Prayer.” Something in me clicked. I knew what I needed.
I didn’t need to take another quiz. I didn’t need to attend another workshop. And I didn’t need to watch another webinar. You know what I needed?
I needed more of Jesus. I needed an intimate relationship with my Creator.
Once I started seeking Jesus, guess what happened? Passions and dreams started to ignite in my heart. Ones I never knew I had.
I started having a passion for non-profits like St, Jude and Make a Wish. I started having a heart for children with special needs and pediatric cancer. I started desiring leading women in ministry.
I finally felt like I had purpose in this life.
Listen to what Paul says in Acts. He is speaking to a group of philosophers who were questioning His teachings on Jesus as Christ.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:24-27
It can be easy to turn to worldly assessments to find our calling instead of seeking our Creator. The only One who knows our passions because He placed them there!
I believe the only thing we need to do to discover our passion is seek God. Only then, we will find our purpose, passion and calling.
When you seek Him first, He will start to move on your behalf, rearranging people and circumstances. Maybe even relocating you.
He will open your eyes and doors to the purpose He has created for you, for such a time as this, in this time in history.
We are supposed to keep growing, learning, changing and advancing. We are called to be fruitful during our time on this planet. It is to our Father’s GREAT GLORY that we bear fruit that will last! So if your past looks better than your future, get on your knees, open your Bible, begin to confess the promises of God over your life and pray until your passion, vision, mission and purpose return. Your greatest days are ahead of you, not behind you!”
– Christine Caine