Passions = Purpose… “not really”

Everywhere I look,  all I see is  “find your passion – live it –  and you’ve found your purpose”.  Sorry, this does not work for me!  I believe your passions are important pointers to purpose, but they’re  not the full answer.

Let’s analyze this for a moment.  We generally feel passionate about the things  we do well or come easily to us.  These come from somewhere.  I think they are factory installed,  or we develop them as a result of  our life experiences or early childhood environment.  The are given to us  (or allowed to occur)  by our creator, thus giving us the skills, attitude and tools necessary to live on our assigned purpose.  In summary, we like what we are good at.  We are good at things we have the skills and talents to perform well.  These come from our creator and point us in the direction of our purpose.

Now for some personal examples:

I get very excited and passionate when I have the chance to  fly business class to Europe on Virgin Atlantic.  If you have not experienced this you are missing a real treat!  But just because I am passionate…this definitely is not my purpose.

My father encouraged me to study accounting in college and become a CPA.  While this is a worthy profession, I quickly discovered it was not for me.  I did not have the skills and talents to work with numbers and spreadsheets all day long.  Not my passion…not my purpose…but still something to be learned.

What I am good at is dealing with people, overcoming problems and building businesses with other people.  I feel passionate about this because I’m good at it, but it this still is not my purpose.  Close…but there is more to it than that.

So what are your thoughts about passion and it’s relationship to purpose?

Let me hear from you.

Tom

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I seeks to help others discover their purpose and find a message of hope through Identity and Destiny. God is allowing me to use all of my story – even the trials and pain. The kind of hope that can only come from finding a way to walk victoriously through the hard places in life. And what I have learned is this…if you will allow Him…God wants to use YOU to help others – not in spite of your past – but because of it!!!
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I seeks to help others discover their purpose and find a message of hope through Identity and Destiny. God is allowing me to use all of my story – even the trials and pain. The kind of hope that can only come from finding a way to walk victoriously through the hard places in life. And what I have learned is this…if you will allow Him…God wants to use YOU to help others – not in spite of your past – but because of it!!!

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2 Comments

  • Jack Haughee

    Reply Reply January 19, 2010

    I have been reading a very good book titled “The Man in the Mirror” by Patrick Morley. The kingdom of God is an unseen realm, while the righteousness of God is the seen. We are instructed to seek both the seen and unseen. God has an eternal purpose for us which is part of the unseen kingdom of God. He also has an earthly purpose for us as we live in the tangible, seen world. As the chief end of man, this means we are to give priority above all else to the knowing and the doing of God’s eternal and earthly purpose for us.

  • maka pelnoziarnista

    Reply Reply October 11, 2011

    I’ve observed that in the world these days, video games include the latest rage with kids of all ages. Often times it may be unattainable to drag your kids away from the activities. If you want the best of both worlds, there are lots of educational gaming activities for kids. Great post.

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