Purpose/reason.

In society we grow up learning that it’s always important to ask “why?” – and it’s proven to be one of the most important lessons in our lives. Asking why, both to question and to understand the way things are, keeps us at a constant state of learning and growing. When we meet someone new, the curiosity attached to ‘why’ helps us build relations and strengthen communications. When we start a new job, knowing why they work the way they do prevents us from making mistakes and helps us thrive in the role. ‘Why’ is an important question.

Yet, sometimes we make the mistake of forgetting to ask ourselves this very

question of why. Why are we following a certain career path? Why did we choose a particular field in college? Why do we go to church every Sunday? Why are we here at this conference today? Why do we pursue our passions? Why are we devoting a weekend, a year, a lifetime to this cause? 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that everything we do – even what we eat and drink – should be for the glory of God. Colossians 3:17 echoes this, saying that all our words and deeds should be in the name of Lord Jesus.

In this, the Bible isn’t asking us to give up everything that doesn’t directly serve God – no more sports, no more movies. Instead, it is gently reminding us that a passion for anything in this world won’t get us very far unless we first have a passion for Christ. We may enjoy many things but what we decide to make our passion – what we spend time on and spend time for – needs to reflect back to Christ in some way, shape or form. When we place our passion for Christ above all else, this won’t be so hard at all! Our love for him will automatically overflow into all other aspects of our lives.

Take 5 minutes to think of three passions you currently hold. 

How could you bring Christ into them or bring Him glory through them?

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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