Why has God given me passions and desires???

This week has been a great one. Great because I have been thinking a lot. Thinking about next year, thinking about this year and so on. One of the thoughts I had though have been about the things God has given me. For example, my passion for kids. Not only my passion but the gift of being able to connect with children. It’s not something everybody has I know. I see now that it’s a gift from God. This is what I wrote in my journal yesterday:

20 December 2013

Lord, I have been wondering. What purpose do You have for me concerning children? I see the gift you have given me with children. It’s not normal. Does your plan revolve around kids church or is there more? I would like there to be more and not just with the kids in kids church but in the world. This gift you have given me is for a reason. You called me for something very specific concerning children and I want to be open to all that You have for me concerning children. I love kids so much especially  our kids at church. 

This is what I am trying to show you, the things you are great at, things you are passionate about that no one else is, God has a plan. The passions and interests and likes and desires you have are not for nothing. God wants to use them to do great things. Don’t take those things for granted. Ask God what He would have you to do with the passions and desires and likes He has given you. It is not an accident that you like what you like and love what you love and are passionate about the things you are passionate about. I take comfort in that. I am hopeful that God will show me what else He has me to do with all the passions and likes and interests He has given me.  And I pray the same thing for you. There is so much more God has planned for you. The gifts God has given you are for a reason. The desires and passions you have are for a reason. God wants to bring them to maturity. He is going to use them in your life to do great things….


Are You Fulfilling Your God-Given Purpose?

One of my passions is helping people find what God has called them to do and I have been blessed to be around people who have the same desires. And because of that I am constantly being exposed to purpose which is really amazing for me. I am constantly being challenged on purpose. I see people walking in their God-given purpose and I get inspired. I would like to see you walk into your purpose if you are not already and prospering in it if you are.
I was preparing for a lesson I was meant to teach to some young people when I came across a section on purpose that really shook me. I had never seen purpose that way before. So I would like to share what I read.

Why was the vacuum cleaner created? Why does it exsist?
It was created to clean carpets right? Everyone knows that.
But get this, the purpose for the vacuum cleaner exsisted way before it was ever made!
Let me say that again – the purpose for the vacuum cleaner exsisted way before it was ever made!!
The need for clean carpets exsisted before it was ever made.
So when the vacuum is being used it is fulfilling it’s purpose. It is doing what is was created to do.

What about you? Like the vacuum God created you with a purpose. God wants and needs you to fulfill that purpose but will you do it? It is your call.

What if I switched off the vacuum cleaner? How would that affect the purpose of the vacuum cleaner? It wouldn’t change much. The need for a clean carpet would still exsist!
Even though the vacuum cleaner has the potential to fulfill it’s purpose it can’t because it’s off.
Are you doing the same thing with your purpose? Are you turned off where you are or are you on? The purpose you were created to solve will always be there until you decide to rise and fulfill it.
It is your choice.

Don’t stay off but be on for God. You have a purpose to fulfill on this earth. It is time to rise and take your place. Amen!