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What is Passion?

I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddle

This Olympic runner felt genuine pleasure when he ran. What makes you feel the happiest? The most alive? What will you keep doing, no matter how hard it gets or how many obstacles you have to go through? That is your passion.
Passion fuels your purpose. Here are some indicators that you are working with passion:
• You are not aware of time
• You want quality
• You feel a lot of energy
• You think properly
• You are creative
What else does it feel like to work with passion? It is a rush of pure pleasure that satisfies the deepest places of your heart. A favorite author, bell hooks, gives the best description for writers I have ever read. Place your passion in these words: “I have not yet found words to truly convey the intensity of the remembered rapture—that moment of exquisite joy when necessary words come together and the work is complete, finished, ready to be read. I do know that I return again and again to that place, that moment—the rapture. That written words offer me this gift, is an endless blessing.”
Experience this rapture and your purpose will begin to unfold.