What are you passionate about?
What is it that you cannot imagine yourself not doing? Is there a thing that you know you will spend the rest of your life regretting not taking a chance on? For me, I was always interested in motivating and teaching, but more recently became interested in motivating persons towards living out God’s purpose for their lives.
My former interest in simply motivating others to be their best selves has developed into motivating them towards God’s direction for their lives. I want them to understand that God created them for a purpose and they can use their passions, interests and skills to fulfill that purpose.
Here’s one step you can take to connect your purpose to your passions.
- Write down the themes that have guided the activities you have pursued throughout your life
When working out your passions, focus on themes that have guided all the activities you have pursued throughout your life. Make a list of jobs that you have done that you genuinely loved doing. Write the theme next to each activity. For example, solving financial issues, fix behavioral issues, or create artistic pieces? This could be an indication of where your passion and purpose lies. If you feel a burden in your heart surrounding a particular issue then you know you are headed in the right direction.
Don’t worry about skills you may lack for what you may be passionate about
I wouldn’t discredit skills you may need to develop for an area you might feel an inclination towards. You may not have the skills necessary but they can be learnt. What is important is the desire to work in this area is persistent. Not just a fleeting desire but a genuine interest that no matter what you do it remains with you.
God is our creator and he intricately designed us. He knew who and what we would become. He created us to do good works. Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:10, “for we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. He created us with the passions and interests that would be useful to us.
• What general themes have guided all the jobs that genuinely interested you?
• What activities have you always been interest in?
• Is there any interest you have had since childhood?
• What activity energizes you?
• What do people generally say you are good at?
• What do people always ask your advice on?
• What could do for hours on end if time was not a problem?
Did you miss part 1&2? Catch up below.