You Do Want Your Passion Back, Right?
You remember when you were bubbling over like a freshly opened soda on a hot summer day? Something has changed and you’re feeling kind of meh! Not good, not bad, just kind of going through the motions. When did everything get so mundane? When did the music stop playing? Ever had a tire with a slow leak? Slowly but surely, it goes flat much like your passion has.
Regain Your Want-To
When your passion goes, it’s like running on empty and you’ll find yourself questioning how you got where you are, but the answers have been carefully crafted by the enemy as part of his strategy against you. He [the enemy] wants you to believe your bubbly has gone flat, never to fizz again. He wants you to believe it’s all your fault, somebody’s fault or [Shocker] God’s fault! This is a classic maneuver of the enemy, not once did you consider it was his fault. Don’t underestimate him because he’s a crafty liar.
Trust me when I say God has not left you. And guess what? God will help you regain your want-to. You need only ask in prayer.
Sometimes we forget what we know. Ever find yourself taking shortcuts when it comes time to pray? Well, after all, God knows what’s going on, right? Have you ever said, “I won’t go over all the details because He knows?” Or have you said, “This is a little thing and I don’t really need to bother Him with something so small?”
Don’t limit God. Just because our mere human mind can not conceive it, doesn’t mean God can’t or won’t make it happen. So, let’s P.R.A.Y.
Praise. Acknowledge who God is and express your gratitude. Need a few words to get you started? Think of songs and hymns you sing during worship service. Listen to Beautiful, Merciful Savior.
Repentance. It’s been said, confession is good for the soul. Search the corners of you heart and look for those areas where you resist. There’s a lot of room for growth in the resistance gap. I have found the things I resist (especially good things) are where I actually need to be. Most times we know where when gone off track, but also ask God to reveal those things you had not considered or remembered.
Asking. This is when you bring it. Lay it at the foot of the cross. Spill your heart. God has time to listen to you and you and you and so on. He’s good like that! And even better, He wants you to ask. This is part of obedience. This is one of those times where you do as He has requested. You don’t need to know why. Just do it.
Yes. The Bible tells us, “All of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!'” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT). Now you begin to apply His Word in your prayer. You can choose from the suggested Bible verses on pages 35-37 or select some of your own favorites.
Are you ready to write your first prayer strategy card for your passion?
For Monday, read Strategy 2: Your Focus (pages 39-54)
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