To Pursue Your Passion
by Gloria Thomas-Anderson
What is it that stirs a penetrating surge of energy in
you? What ignites an intense fervor of enthusiasm within
you? THAT thing is called PASSION. Passion is simply gusto!
When you know your purpose in life, passion moves you from
the boring and routine to the exciting and fulfilling experience
called living your life.
There are 7 Things to Know in order to pursue your purpose
You must KNOW your God.
Theres a place within you no one else can go, regardless
of how important they are to you. No one but God can commune
with you in the way you yearn for most. Allow faith to open
your mind and heart. God cannot be explainedonly experienced.
You must KNOW yourself.
This begins by becoming transparent and accepting the fact
that no one is perfect, not even you. Accomplishments, achievements
and good deeds do not always reveal the character or motivation
of the true self. Hear your own heart speak and listen to
what it says. Be true to yourself and accept your own uniqueness.
You must KNOW what you want and what you need.
Do you need lots of attention? Or does that irritate you?
Have you thought about whats important to you in a
relationship or career? Too many people live in denial of
what they really want and settle for so much less than what
God intended for them. Its okay to acknowledge what
matters to you without making excuses.
You must KNOW why you were created and what you are
What is your dream? Is there a place in your thoughts that
just wont go away? It is likely you will find your
passion there! Your personality, talents and spiritual gifts
connect you to your God-given purpose. Its not enough
to just do good things with your life. You want
to do the right things!
You must KNOW the fatal distractions and
vital attractions in your life!
Are there people in your space who sap your energy and
steal your joy? Those are fatal distractions. Choose to
surround yourself with those who edify you. Whoever gets
your time determines what you get in life.
You must KNOW what can help or hinder your passion flow.
The greatest blockage is FEAR. Fear of change. Fear of
rejection. Fear of criticism. Fear of failureto name
a few. Whatever you fear most, you attract to you. Faith
forces fear to go and allows your passion to
You must KNOW when to release the past.
Theres a chronic disease that paralyzes purpose known
as comfort zone-itis. (my own terminology) This
occurs when someone refuses to move on and let bygones be.
Even if you do all the other things to pursue your passion
and get stuck in what was, you lose. It may
be a little scary to take that first step, but pursuing
your passion is worth it! Living your purpose IS living