God will always lead us to the things that we are passionate about from the very beginning because they are our calling. We don’t lose our passion, we just abandon it on our way to search for comfort. Most of the time, the road to pursuing our passion is not easy; for if it was, we wouldn’t develop perseverance—which is the very thing we need to be able to go further. But take comfort in knowing that everything you pursue with passion, though hard, is always a delight to do. You will never get tired of doing it, with or without pay, with or without recognition. That’s the magic of passion.
How do I discover my passion?
Passion is that deep desire burning in your heart to do or pursue something that is mostly in line with your innate abilities and the things you are naturally good at.
What were you called to do that kept on pursuing you? What burdens kept on pressing into your heart no matter how many times you walk away from it or talk yourself out of it? What gets you off of that couch? What makes you get out of bed in the morning? What inspires you to go the extra mile in your work? These are clues that point to your passion.
There’s this Japanese term called IKIGAI which means “a reason for being”. It usually refers to the source of value of one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. It’s a mix of one’s passion, mission, profession, and vocation.
There is nothing better than knowing one’s purpose and being able to fulfill it. Pursuing our call in life brings us peace, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction that we cannot find elsewhere.
I have worked in three different fields for the past 9 years. I’ve been a Human Resource staff, a Guidance Counselor, and a Camp Director before I decide to enter the church ministry. But I would say that my best and most meaningful years yet were spent serving the Lord in the ministry—no monetary earnings but definitely one that gives me great fulfillment and one that brings great impact to the lives of others. As soon as I started to pursue my passion, I also started living a life filled with breakthroughs and miracles.
Pursuing what you are really called to do will benefit many. There is a certain calling that is tailored-fit just for you. There’s no one else that can do it the way you do because you were born with unique talents and skills. Do not throw excellence away and settle for what just pays the bill when there is a better and happier life out there waiting for you.
However, it is important to note that pursuing your passion entails a lot of sacrifice. You have to swim against the current. Sometimes, you’ll be left behind and won’t catch up with the flow of the world. But always keep in mind that you are just IN the world but not OF the world, therefore, there is no need to catch up. God’s timing will always be right. Your obedience to God’s timetable will always be your security that you are still on the fastest route like what Google Maps would always say. So...