We know that death is inevitable, therefore, we need to take the gift that we have been given – LIFE – and make the most of every moment that we have on this earth. We were each created with a specific purpose. Therefore, each one of us needs to be the best you that God created you to be. We need to invest our lives in the things that matter most, loving God and others. The only way you can successfully live a life with no-regrets is to live a life with passion. It is the fuel needed to sustain this course throughout your life. However, in order for passion to remain and thrive in our lives, we need to have four key ingredients.
Love – Love needs to be the foundation of your life. It is what will fuel your passion. If you do not feel like you have the same fire for your relationship with God that you did at one time, then you need to go back to what you did in the beginning. Devote time everyday to spending with Him. By spending time together and focusing on His love for you, you cannot help but rekindle your own love, which will ignite your passion for living.
Integrity – We have mentioned integrity over the course of this study. It simply means to live what you believe. Putting action behind what you say you believe. Living it out!
Forgiveness – Nothing will drag you down faster than the weight of bitterness and unforgiveness. These will drain the passion from your life. The only way to get it back is to forgive. No one forgave more than Christ did, so what is holding us back today? Let go of the bitterness and hurt in your life and regain the passion in your life.
Enthusiasm – Enthusiasm actually comes from two Greek words meaning “God within.” If you want to live a life of passion, then you need to focus on your relationship with God. He is the only One who can satisfy the longing in your soul. Having this filled, you will have true joy in your life and will want to share it with others.
These four pieces, Love, Integrity, Forgiveness and Enthusiasm give us LIFE. With all of them working together in our lives, we will have a life of passion – living each day completely.
Christ is the ultimate example for us. He lived all of these out in the course of His life on earth. He knew what He was coming to earth to do and that His time was limited, but He still lived each day with passion. We need to take His example and apply it to our lives starting today. Make it a point to live passionately and completely. How are you filling the dash of your life?
Questions to Consider:
- I challenge you to continue to live a life with no-regrets, like we have been doing over the course of this study.
- Get some time alone and reflect on what you have learned over the course of this study. How has your life changed? What had the greatest impact on you?
- Sit down with a friend this next week and discuss what you learned with them.
In honor of completing the Online Bible Study, One Month to Live, and making last minute preparations for the She Speaks Conference next week, I am going to host a giveaway over the next couple of days. I am giving away this beautiful cuff Blessing Unlimited bracelet. It is one of my favorites and I would love to share the blessings with one of you. The words from my favorite verse, Philippians 4:8 are inscribed on the bracelet. It such a lovely piece because of the message behind it.
There are two ways to enter. First, you can comment on this blog post with your favorite scripture and something you are thankful for today. Second, you can subscribe to my blog. If you choose to do both, you will be entered twice into the drawing. I will be announcing the winner on Thursday at 9 am. Be sure to spread the word. I am looking forward to seeing your favorite verses and what you are thankful for.