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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What are you passionate about?

Your husband? Hopefully.
Your kids? Yes.
God. YES!

What about the stuff you do in your daily life? Can you honestly say you're following your passions?

This is a quote from Debbie Macomber's book Knit Together. If you haven't read it I highly recommend it. It's about Debbie's journey to becoming a NY Times Best-selling author. The thing I loved the most was seeing Debbie's heart for God.

“Passion shouldn’t always be equated with fun. But if what you’re doing doesn’t spur you to experience joy or a sense of accomplishment, or provoke something inside you that makes you want to keep going, it’s time to take a step back and reexamine what you’re doing and whether the purpose you’re pursuing is really the purpose God has in mind.”

If you take a step back and examine your pursuits, what do you find?

Think about the things you do day-to-day. Are there things you're doing because you didn't want to say no? Are there things you could pass off to someone else in order to pursue your passion?

I can't tell you I LOVE 100% of my moments writing. Or LOVE 100% the business part of writing. But I'm passionate about spreading God's Word through words. I love it! How about you?

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God's Servant, Kellus' Wife said...

WOW! This is an "on time" post for real. I totally agree and feel the same way that you do. I don't love writing 100% of the time, but I get so excited knowing that God is being glorified and that what he's giving me to say will impact, motivate and encourage someone else to get closer to Jesus! Talk about a Passion for spreading the Gospel! Awesome!

God Bless,

sapphire said...

Ooh- I've got this book on order! The title grabbed me but I haven't read any reviews about the book yet. I'm glad to hear that you recommend it. I'm can't wait until my copy arrives.

I'm still trying to learn about my own writing process and I pray that God will share his love through me.

Tricia Goyer said...


I know you'll enjoy it!


Heather said...

Finding what you are passionate about sometimes isn't as hard as finding your passion, period. Sometimes I just don't "feel" about anything. So, I force myself to get passionate about prayer!!