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Pick Your Passion

Built into the DNA of humanity is a consuming desire to make our lives count.  We long for our brief existence on this earth to somehow matter and make a difference.  Such a quest is hard coded into every human being on the planet.Pick Your Passion

When compared with the unfathomable vastness of the eternal life that we have already begun and that still awaits us, our duration on earth is like a tiny dot on a line that stretches on and on, endlessly.  “My life is no longer than the width of my hand.  An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath” (Psalm 39:5).  “Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.  The wind blows, and we are gone – as though we had never been here” (Psalm 103:15-16).  “How do you know what will happen tomorrow?  For your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone” (James 4:14).

Everyone invests their life in something.  Everyone gives their time and energy and passion to one thing or another.  It may be advancing their career, raising their children, growing their financial investments, lowering their golf score, seeking fame and fortune, upgrading their sports car, serving in their church, pursuing pleasure, or advancing their favorite cause.  For most, it may be a blending of various pursuits.  But God gives us the privilege of picking our passion.

Paul made known the one consuming passion of his heart: “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love” (Acts 20:24).

You will have only one life, so pick your passion carefully and wisely.  C.T. Studd, the British cricketer and missionary, once penned the words:

                Only one life, ’twill soon be past;

                Only what’s done for Christ will last.

What are you spending your life on that will outlast it?  What is the single greatest passion of your life?