Every human being is passionate about something. Sometime, our circle of influence can play a big role in our decision making. Our differences are what make our lives entertaining at time. However, I must admit that, sometime, I tend to lean more toward what many or the majority of people find amusing or interesting. For example, when I say/share something with people and they all laugh or comment, it makes me think that I am funny, or people want to hear what I have to say. We get hang up on it that we sometime feel like when everyone else opposes your idea, hopefully great, it means you should stop it there.
In other words, there are certain good things I want to do it in life but I sometime feel discouraged when my views on it are different from my friends’ or my circle of influence. It makes me feel at time that it is a such a bad idea since no one else is as excited as I am. When I thought about it, a verse came to my mind; this was one day when Jesus’ disciples and followers prayed for people and demons would leave those they prayed for. The disciples really got excited because demons were subject to them. When they returned, they brought their news to Jesus:
“17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10: 17-20 ESV)
I needed to be reminded about not necessary following the crowd or being led by people’s approval. Just because everyone is agreeing with you, it doesn’t certainly mean you should do it or vice-versa. Find something good you are passionate about and pursue it, even one thing. I have found my passion: people in need. I just have to rely on God, He who alone can sustain weary hearts. I need patience so that I can be able to wait on Him. I pray and hope that I get to be where God wants me to be, and I pray the same for you who reads this. Pursue your ambitions and dreams, do not settle for less. Put your trust in God, even if things go the other way. It’s life, things don’t always go the way we want, bit it is important to listen to God and follow His lead.
God bless you
I enjoyed this post. There are so many who are quick to question people’s dreams or goals and it could be quite disheartening. But knowing we heard from God in the matter is the greatest defense. If God is for us, who can be against us?
Thank you Harry. It is very true, sometime we hang on to what people think of us instead of what God is telling us.