What really counts for achieving the success, the goals, aspirations and dreams that God has put in your heart for your life?
“Without passion, purpose and persistence, no amount of confidence talent and ability will lead to outstanding success.” (Hilton Johnson, business Trainer)
The only thing I might add to that statement is the phrase, “in anything.”
King Solomon wisely advised,
“Whatever you do, do it with thy might.” That means, put your strength into it. Put your passion and heart into it. My father taught me one of my most memorable impressions, saying: “If you’re going to do anything, do it well.”
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Remember that the Apostle Paul also said:
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”
Does that mean, “with all your heart?” Do you think that suggests we should do what we choose to do with ‘gusto’ and vitality as well as with vibrancy and energy? Where are you going to get that? It’s vital for us to identify what the deep-down desire in our heart from God really is. When you know there is something bubbling up from your inner most being, that God is giving you a passion to do, and if you pursue that, it will make all the difference in the world. And that’s the key to provide the energy that will make a difference in your daily work. Whatever it is that you do, find something in it that will give you delight in doing it. Even if you’re in a difficult situation, just think of others in the world you may have heard about who face difficulty. Is it possible for them to have Godly passion and delight in the midst of their trying circumstances? If it weren’t we would understandably tend to be hopeless. But I’m reminded of the story of Viktor Frankl. He reported after he was released from a Nazi concentration camp for Jewish people during World War II that he discovered there was one thing his captors could not take away from him – the freedom to exercise his own attitude. Here are some of his quotes. (more…)