December 6th, 2022
FROM PASSION TO PASSION
The things that we are passionate about are woven into the essence of our wholeness. In addition, our passions can certainly change as we experience new things in life. One thing that remains as we move from passion to passion is a thread that is ever abiding with our sense of purpose.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”Colossians 3:23
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”1 Corinthians 10:31
I starting playing softball at the age of five. I grew up playing on teams and loved the competitive nature of the sport. I loved the team atmosphere and the self discipline toward excellence both for self and team. I was blessed to play a sport I loved for over three decades. I was fortunate to have played in college and for years after with friends on a local team. Softball was my very first passion.
Life lessons from my softball passion can be seen in my every day life now, I am competitive in my work environment, I hate making mistakes (errors), I love working with others and supporting them and encouraging their passions. Just as in my pursuit of being a great player, I strive to be a great employee, coworker and friend. I continue to challenge myself to learn new skills while working to improve the ones I already have.
I also had a second passion early in my life, I loved going to church and learning about God. I was very fortunate to have been raised in the church with loving and caring adults that taught both by words and actions. I have always been interested in learning about the Bible. When, I was in my teens, the pastor of my church gave me the opportunity to deliver a sermon on “love,” what sweet memories! I will admit there remains a passion within me for ministry and I’ve even considered seminary. This blog is an opportunity to pursue such things and to share my passion for Christ with all of you.
Lastly, I would like to mention another passion of mine; Flintstone memorabilia from the 1960’s, ‘70’s thru ‘90’s. I have a fairly sizable collection and with my recent move, they are still all boxed up. I think I’m most fond of Fred, he’s always trying his best but makes mistakes; and his friends all love him.
Thanks for listening to my passions!
What about you? I urge you to think of the passions within your life, look for that common thread woven into each one and I’m sure you will see the connectivity.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”—Unknown
“Our passions are not too strong, they are too weak. We are far too easily pleased.”—C. S. Lewis
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.