THE PASSION OF THE CALLED
A number of people strongly believe that God doesn’t have their interest at heart as it relates to His Plan for their life. Their perception of His Personality suggests that He will probably instruct them to spend the rest of their lives doing something they consider boring.
Scripture Prophesying about Christ’s assignment on earth declares “Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end…The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this”, (Isaiah 9v7, AMPLIFIED emphasis mine). Isaiah also prophesied “For out of Jerusalem will go forth a remnant and a band that survives out of Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this”, (Isaiah 37v32, AMPLIFIED emphasis mine). The two verses of scripture above have one statement in common “The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.” The word “zeal” can be used interchangeably with the word “passion”.
One aspect of the word “passion” depicted in the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary defines it as “An ardent affection, a strong liking for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.” The Scriptures above clearly establish the fact that the Master never gives an assignment without the passion to start and endure until it is completed. An ardent affection for what you do is an indication that you are in the centre of God’s Intention for your existence. Passion takes the stress out of work, making it fun. It is the energy that fuels the flame of persistence in the face of mountains on the journey of destiny.
However like other emotions we are not supposed to be led by our passion. We are supposed to harness it towards the establishment of Christ’s Desire on our lives. When your passion doesn’t feel like doing what you love doing, compel it to do what you love doing. As a writer there are days I don’t feel like writing. However since I can control my passion for writing, I’m able to write on such days.
If you don’t know how to live without what you do, then congratulations you are one step closer to discovering your destiny.
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English perceives “Passion” as “A strong liking for something.” However the same Dictionary reveals another facet of the same word when it defines as “A very strong, deeply felt emotion, especially of …...anger.”
God is a problem solver. He had an intense hatred for the sin problem which He solved by sacrificing His Son Jesus as the Lamb that took on Himself the nature and effects of sin. Being partakers of God’s Divine Nature the least we can do is see ourselves as problem solvers. A society like ours is littered with numerous problems namely epileptic power supply, crime and employment. Some problems merely attract a statement of sheer concern. On the other hand certain problems engage our attention. When we think of them they strike a cord too deep to ignore. These are the problems we can’t help but hate intensely. They aren’t more significant than those that fail to leave a lasting impression on us. They are merely pointers to our destinies.
The Medical Doctor is well aware of the fact that the vicious cycle of poverty and unemployment describe the nature of our society today. However these problems are child’s play compared to the problem that confronts him every day, disease. No wonder to him the popular saying “When there is life there is hope” is not an adage, it is a conviction. His definition of an human being is “An individual who has the right to enjoy good health.” He hates it when a bread winner is robbed of the ability to provide for his family because he is indisposed. Sickness is the problem he has to solve as long as he’s alive.
There is a problem you were created to solve, a problem you detest so much you would devote your entire life to solve. Discover it and you would have discovered why you are still breathing.