A friend of mine, a close friend, said she hadn’t been pursuing their dreams like she once was. When questioned why, her reply was “I’ve lost my passion for it”. That statement bothered me.I have seen this happen a lot. When we pursue our dreams and receive rejection or setbacks, that can be hard. And it can cause a momentary stall for us. But when we lose our passion, I mean, what’s that all about? I believe it’s because we have allowed the wrong people to attach themselves to us. And that causes us to lose our passion.
My lowest point in life is when I began to recognize, accept my purpose. My big sis sat me down to talk to me. She saw the strength I was beginning to feel, even in my pain. And she saw the leeches that were swirling my way, And she was not having it. I was talking to this guy, who was a good guy, but bad for me. I tried to make allowances as to why I should still talk to him. And she sent me this: I just want you to be careful. I’m expecting God to do great things in your life–as I’ve always told you I think you are on the right path…I just don’t want you to get distracted unknowingly. Not saying that you are going to faultless but you have to use wisdom in everything you connect yourself to or that try’s to connect to you.
SN: I had to read through 1 gazillion text messages to find what I was looking for so somebody better get something out of this…
When we stand before God one day, not only will we have to give an account for what we did, but for also the things that we were supposed to do…but didn’t. Who wants to stand before God and say “I didn’t complete the task because I caught up with the wrong people….”. Do not allow others to suck the passion out of you. Discern a leech…someone who sucks you dry. Someone who gets you so comfortable in your sin, that not only do you lose conviction for your sin, but you lose your desire to walk in your purpose. Your purpose is what helps builds God’s kingdom. It is a part of the body of Christ. And there are folk sent for the express purpose to attach to and attack your purpose.
I’ve learned that when you allow the wrong people into your life, your mind, your heart…you lose your passion, your drive, your focus….and your purpose suffers. The right person pushes you towards Christ. The wrong person is a Delilah…a Jezebel…a serpent offering you what you know you should not partake of. They pull you away from Christ, in such a gentle, manipulative manner, that makes it hard to even pin point when or how.
No one is faultless. We will all make bad decisions. But don’t allow a leech to be a bad habit. The world is counting on your gifts and talents, to draw them to Christ. You can’t afford to lose your passion! Sounds like a lot of responsibility, right? It is, but remember, you are graced for this!
SN: Married Sis, this is not to be used as an excuse to leave your husband. Don’t even try it. Sit down, eat some bacon and wait for the feeling to pass…