PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER Week 2 – PASSION

We’re already on Week 2 of my PROMISE. PASSION. PREPARE. POWER series

So, here’s 3 things to help keep your PASSION alive

Now, before you start getting a hot flush

With all this talk about PASSION

PASSION is what’s needed for your promise to flourish

Without having PASSION for your promise/dream

You won’t make it through the sometimes long and tough journey ahead

And you’ll probably never see your promise realised

1, PASSION IS WHAT THE DEVIL STEALS FROM YOU

Have you ever asked someone, “What are you passionate about?”

And then you watch their face light up as they talk about what they love doing

For me, I find it inspiring

True, I may not be into sky diving, wrestling crocodiles or knitting

But I can admire their passion for it

And passion is what the devil wants to take from you

Remember John 10:10?

The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy?

I believe, if the devil can “steal” your passion for your promise

He’s already “killed and destroyed” your future

He’ll make you think that you maybe didn’t really hear from God at all

That your promise was completely made up

Because, if it’s hard and tough and painful (at times)

Then surely, you’re going in the wrong direction, right?

*spoiler alert, devil*

No amount of hiccups, wrong turns

Paralysing lies, stuff ups

Unpleasant things or interruptions

Can stop God’s promise on your life from being fulfilled

The truth is, God uses everything to help you learn, be equipped and ready

For your promise to be realised

2, STOP WAITING FOR PERMISSION

The biggest hurdle to overcome, I believe

Is waiting for permission from someone, so you can become passionate about your promise

That’s the trap I fell into

If the devil can get you to waste precious time

On waiting for someone else’s permission to be passionate about your promise

He’s made you lose the most important thing you’ll need – your confidence

The only permission you need is God’s

Let’s get one thing clear about your promise

Not everyone is going to be in your cheer squad

So, suck it up and get on with what God told you to do

Because, the only words that are important to you are

“Well done good and faithful servant” 

I hope your encouraged, my friend

Please, don’t lose your confidence and don’t you dare quit on your promise

It ain’t over until it’s over

Remind the devil that he can, “yip yap and blah blah” all he wants

But, IT’S GOD WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY ON YOUR PROMISE

3, PASSION REQUIRES BIG THINKING!

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 makes it clear

‘I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!’ (The Message Bible)

Don’t miss that

‘The smallness comes from within you’

The devil loves to leverage our small thinking and fence us in

He’s already done the maths on your passion

Think small + becoming small + passion dies = promise shrinks  

We need to understand that our promise requires us to live openly and expansively!

A confidant, bold and spacious life!

Because the Promise-Giver can ‘do more than we can ever ask or think’ (Ephesians 3:20)

So, chillax and own your promise…like a boss

‘Cause the devil can go take a hike

Let God blow on the flames of that passion

That’s burning in your heart

Passion is the rocket fuel that will keep you going towards your promise

And it’s that passion that God loves and will use

Remember this

Passion = Promise

*Challenge accepted! *

 

Wendy xo

How passionate are you about your promise? I’d love to hear from you!

Don’t miss next week’s post in the series. Week 3 – PREPARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wendy Parker

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