Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26
As an athlete, a worker, a servant, even as a Christian there has to be a driving force behind what we do. We have to have a passion for our calling. For me, baseball and other sports where my passion. I loved them, and longed each day to wake up and play. That is probably a lot of the reason I pursued a career in coaching. I know it’s an old cliche, but if you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life. I know that holds true for me.
Your passion is a lot of times the driving force that gets you up out of bed each day to go to work. You feel that it's your calling or your “why” in life. Your passion to do something can cause you to become a workaholic or sometimes to a point obsessed with something. Let's take a minute and reflect on our “Passion” level for our relationship with Jesus Christ.
I recently returned from camp with the Youth group where I saw a handful of kids from some other groups accept Jesus Christ in their hearts for the first time. Let me tell you, there came a “passion” over them to have more of Christ. They wanted to get closer to Christ and have the experience over and over again. They became hungry for it. Is our Passion level the same as it was when we accepted Christ into our hearts, or when we were baptized? If not, lets ask ourselves what's keeping us from our Passion. Mark 12:30 tells us: Love the Lord you God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. As I told the youth group, your passion has to be so strong for Christ, that you live it, and breathe it, and pour it out on the world with every breath you take. Don’t waste a moment of life, be passionate for Christ as he is so passionate for you.