Last night was really one of its kind. After a long day at school and the ongoing strike, all I wanted was come home, fix something for supper then retire to bed. After pacing around the house and settling on nothing particularly,I recalled the ease with which I prepare my ugali and eggs. Not to mention the delicacy I make out of that simple recipe. (But that’s a whole blog on its own). I thus decided to get busy and assemble all my tools. With my sufuria set on the fire ready to go, ooh no! This was too painful to bear! I had run out of cooking gas that previous night!To label what I felt as frustration would actually be an understatement of what I truly felt. What happened later is a whole blog on its own, but one thing is clear, I just couldn’t go on with my cooking plans in the absence of fire. This scenario is real even in our lives. Our dreams are that meal that I set out to prepare. However, even with the lucrative and greatest of dreams we get nowhere without passion. We may have a purpose, like I had the purpose to cook, but that is just the reason why we journey. Passion is the fire that lights up our journey.
To be a passionate person is to have foresight. You most likely have seen how certain people seem to be really satisfied with what they do. They might not be named in the Forbes or the popular top – under -. That not withstanding, these people still always seem to enjoy what they do. The reason behind this is because they possess a fire within them. Never will you see them fatigued or simply getting through life. Rather all they demonstrate is energy and more energy. They actually feed us with this energy so much that all we want is to be around the task they set to undertake. All this is possible with passion. This fire is innate, within. Rather than being driven by outer rewards, a passionate person is driven by inner satisfaction.
Supposing I had not actually decided to cook, then I would not have discovered that my cooking gas had run out. The same case with passion and purpose. It is until you have discovered your purpose that your passion is ignited. Many a times, as humans we attempt to live our lives backwards. We want to have more money or wealth in order to do what we want, so we will be happier. However it works in the reverse. We must first be who we really are, then do what we need to do, in order to have what we want.
It has come to my discovery that passionate people achieve all they do mostly by the help of others. I have had the privilege of being taught by this very passionate and purposeful lecturer. He is really good at his job that all we want to do as his students is to excel in whichever unit he takes us through. Not really for ourselves, but also to make him proud. Whenever you execute your assignment passionately, while putting your mind where your hands are, then you infuse those around you with the same desire so that they actualize your success. Thus be this kind of person that people trust, can count on and enjoy spending time with. Show respect and honor to whatever assignment you decide to undertake, give yourself wholly to it, and you will be amazed at how many people will want to work with you on these things that matter to you.
To wrap it all, remember human strength is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to following your purpose with passion. Divine fusion must be present. Achieving something without God being the center is truly frustrating. Thus live beyond the present sight onto a higher level. Let the strength of Christ infuse into you as in Phillipians 4:13. You are self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.