“If people don’t know what your passion is you probably
don’t have one.”
THE SPIRIT OF A LEADER—-Passion
Scripture tells us that God created us as triune beings—beings made up of spirit, soul, and body. The spirit is that part of us that connects with God. Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” (Also, John 4:24.)
The spirit of a leader is the center of all he will be and all he will accomplish. If we were to study leaders in the Bible, we would probably discover many traits of their spirits but in the next few posts I want to focus on three—passion, strength, and authority.
It has been said that “if people don’t know what your passion is you probably
don’t have one.” Passionate people are so consumed to the point that they expend their efforts, time, and resources pursuing the object of their passion.
Hebrews 11:24-28 paints a picture of a passionate leader named Moses. Look at the verbs that describe the actions Moses took because of his passion: refused, chose, regarded disgrace as great value, looked ahead, left, persevered, kept. Moses passion was the core of all that he thought, felt, desired, and acted upon.
The opposite of passion is apathy, an unconcern that leads to inaction. As leaders we must constantly evaluate—am I growing in passion or am I allowing apathy to consume my spirit?
To become passionate:
• Know what God’s Word says about the dreams He has placed within your heart.
• Become intimate with God so that He can create passion within you.
• Surround yourself with men and women who are passionate to bring God’s kingdom down to earth.
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