Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Funday: Passion

What lights your fire?
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Last week's Friday Funday post was about the importance of being aware of your core values.  Did you  do the values exercise?  What did you find?

Today, I wanted to us to talk about PASSION!  Pure, fiery, engaging, uniquely-yours passion.  

I love this quotation by Harold Whitman:

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.  Then go do that because the world needs people who have come alive."

What makes you come alive?

A friend of mine recently brought up the movie Chariots of Fire, in which the protagonist (a runner) says, "When I run, I feel God's pleasure." 

Fill in the blank:  "When I ________, I feel God's pleasure."

Three more tips for honing in on your passion:

ONE: Ask someone who knows you intimately to define what you are passionate able.

TWO: Ask your parents, "When I was young, and you could not find me, what did you assume I was doing?"

THREE: What were the moments in your life when you felt genuinely excited and alive?

FOUR: Pray, read the Word of God, and ask Him to light your fire with a unique passion!

What are your passions?  What lights your fire?

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