My passion is helping hurting women have hope.
Do you know your heart’s passion? Knowing your passion empowers you to make a difference in you own life and in other’s lives.
Quickie Q: What gets you out of bed other than coffee caffeine-fix? This is one clue to your heart’s passion so you do change good.
We Christian women often balk at the notion God has designed us with a special purpose. We think we’re just moms, or just wives, or just this or just that. Rather than embracing the blessing of our passionate purpose, we mutter, “Yeah, sure, whatever.”
Decades ago as the darkness of depression strangled me — yes, I was a Christian at the time – I believed I had nothing good to give. I doubted my worth. As I grabbed onto God’s hand and as He pulled me from the pit, He taught me many truths, including “you matter.”
He gives you and me purpose and a purpose. A passionate purpose.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph. 2:10, NIV).
These good works flow from our love for God. These good works fit our passion. Knowing your heart’s passion helps you:
- invest your time wisely.
- avoid burnout.
- live your purpose.
Here are snapshots of Christian women who serve according to their heart’s passion. See which resonates with you.
- Kim teaches Sunday school to preschoolers, showing them the love of God through simple Bible stories, songs, and Jesus “tea parties.”
- Dora has a decorative flair. She beautifies her church’s worship center, making it inviting to regular attenders and visitors.
- Tanya cleans the homes of elderly folks in need of a helping hand and conversation.
Figuring Out Your Heart’s Passion
To determine your heart’s passion so you can do change good, jot answers to these questions:
- If I could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
- What do other Christians say I’m particularly good at?
- Which of the following classifications of people tug at my heart? Homeless people; women who’ve had abortions; impoverished families; couples in healthy marriages; children with learning disabilities; substance abusers; families of prisoners; the elderly; the ill; women (or teens) in emotional pain; gifted children, other: ___________.
Look over your answers. Do you see a theme? Write down: I bel
ieve my heart’s passion may be _____________.
Often your heart’s passion flows from your story of hurts to hope.
Consider the tough times in your life. For instance, a woman whose parents had a rocky marriage or who divorced may be called to encourage children from broken families. Another woman whose father made the military his career may ache to comfort lonely wives of servicemen.
Another great way to discover your heart’s passion is jump in and try a variety of ministry experiences, in and out of church.
Ask, where am I. . .
receiving affirmation from other Christian?
Most important, ask God to reveal your heart’s passion.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
When you live you heart’s passion, you do change good in your life and the lives of others!
Blessings of Hope!