Re-Energize Your Passion

Re-Energize Your Passion

Here are things that can cause us to lose our passion:

An unclear purpose will cause us to lose our passion.

‘ But I said, “I have worked hard for nothing. I have used my strength, but I didn’t accomplish anything. Yet, certainly my case is in the L ord ’s hands, and my reward is with my God.”’ Isaiah 49:4

‘We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.’ Colossians 1:15-18

An unbalanced schedule will cause us to lose our passion.

‘ Everything has its own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven:’ Ecclesiastes 3:1

An unresolved conflict will cause us to lose our passion. The most mature is always the first one who should try to settle the conflict. We can’t control what others do, but we can control what we do and say.

‘Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.’ Job 5:2

An unsupported lifestyle will cause us to lose our passion.

‘Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. ‘ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

An unexamined life will cause us to lose our passion.

‘Let us examine our ways and turn back to the Lord . ‘ Lamentations 3:40

‘Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! ‘ Haggai 1:5-7

An undernourished soul will cause us to lose our passion.

‘But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”’ Matthew 4:4

An unapplied truth will cause us to lose our passion.

‘as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, ‘ 2 Peter 1:3

‘by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.’ 2 Peter 1:4

An unexpressed faith will cause us to lose our passion.

“Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times—speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly…”Ephesians 4:15a

‘ But you are God’s chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things he has done. The Scriptures say, ‘ 1 Peter 2:9

‘ “Once you were nobody. Now you are God’s people. At one time no one had mercy on you. Now God has treated you with kindness.” ‘ 1 Peter 2:10

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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