Something that God has continuously put on my heart lately is the word passion. While there are several different meanings of the word, these best describe my opinion:
1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.

When I think about passion two things come to mind. The first being basketball. Odd, I know. I can remember when there was a time in my life that everything I was, everything I longed to be revolved around basketball. I was devoted in every aspect. I spend countless hours practicing, memorizing plays, thinking of new plays, anticipating my next game. It consumed me. It was the passion in my life.
Fast forward a few years. While my love for the game is still somewhere in my soul, I’ve come to understand that basketball just wasn’t in the cards for me. I’m a 5 foot nothin white girl, and let’s face it….I couldn’t even touch the net. Today a different word comes to mind when I hear the word passion. It’s the word Christ. I don’t have the time to being to describe how futile my passion for basketball compares to my new found passion. There will be a time in my life when I look back over all these years and I’ll be able to say- He was everything I wanted to be, and everything I longed for- except this time, it will be in the cards for me. His love will remain. Today, He is the passion in my life.

Do whatever it is that you do, find whatever it is you’re looking for, be whoever it is you’re called to be….but don’t do it without passion in your life! Life is too short.

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