passion john 2: 16 -17 And to those who were trading in doves he said, Take these things away; do not make my Fathers house a market. Joh 2:17 And it came to the minds of the disciples that the Writings say, I am on fire with passion for your house. (BBE)
What carries people to the top?What makes them to take risk, go the extra mile And do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams?
• It is not TALENT, it is PASSION• Lets look at the scripture:• Nehemiah 4: 6(MSG) We kept at it, repairing and rebuilding the wall. The whole wall was soon joined together and halfway to its intended height because the people had a heart for the work.• So we rebuilt the wall, which was rebuilt to about half its original height. The people worked with determination. God’s Word version)
• A lot of us especially young people do not have so much problem in discovering our purpose and dream for life but not all of us have the intense burning passion that is required to make the dream come true.Purpose may point you in theright direction but it’s passionthat propels you.”– Travis McAshan,
‘ I am appalled at the aimlessness of most peoples lives 50% don’t pay attention to where they are going, 40% are undecided and will go in any direction, Only 10% know what they want and not even all of them have the PASSION to go towards it.’Katherine Anne observed …
Monty Robert story in chicken soup for the soulMonty Robert one day in class was asked to write apaper aboutWhat his dream for life is all about . That night he wrote aseven pagepaper of his dream and passion of someday owning alargest horse ranch in the U.S. He wrote about his dreamin great details he even drew a diagram of a 200 acreranch, showing the location of all the building, stables andthe tracks. He put a great deal of his heart into the paper project andhanded it over to his teacher the next day. Two days laterhe received his paper back. On the front page was a largered F with a note that read ‘ see me after class’The boy with his dream went to see the teacher afterclass and ask ‘ WHY DID I RECEIVE AN F ?’ THETeacher said this is an unrealistic dream for a boy likeyou. You have no money, your father is a poor itineranthorse trainer.So the teacher said if you will go home and rewrite a morerealistic dream for me ,I might give you a B .
After consulting his father and the fatherasked Robert to take his decision,The boy wrote .YOU take your F andI will hold on to my dream…
Do the things that will causeyour desired results to be a naturaloccurrence.
• How badly do you want your dream to come true?• Passion is the stamina that says I( am going to go after this no matter what happens) I followed my dream with passion…..
When the world and circumstances say ‘ give up’ PASSION says‘try it one more time ’ - unknown Author
• In life everyman is either running with a vision, going on a mission or burning with a PASSION- David Oyedepo
LUKE 7: 1-61.Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered intoCapernaum. 2. And a certain centurions servant, who was dear unto him, was sick,and ready to die.3. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseechinghim that he would come and heal his servant.4.And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he wasworthy for whom he should do this:5.For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.6. Then Jesus went with them….lessons1. The man was ready to die2. The elders besought him instantly3. The man is worthy4. Why ?5. He is passionate about our dear country and has built us a synagogue
NEHEMIAH 1 :1-5 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it happenedin the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan thepalace,Neh 1:2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and men of Judah.And I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who wereleft of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.Neh 1:3 And they said to me, The remnant left of the captivitythere in the province is in great affliction and shame. And the wallof Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.Neh 1:4 And it happened when I heard these words, I satdown and wept. And I mourned for days, and fasted, andprayed before the God of Heaven.Neh 1:5 And I said, I pray You, O Jehovah, the God of Heaven, thegreat and awesome God who keeps covenant and mercy for thosewho love Him and keep His commandments;
Nigeria is our fathers land lets be passionate about her…Don’t ask what the your will do for you, ask what can Ido for my nation. • Don’t ask what the nation will do for you, ask what can Ilets keep praying for Nigeria we will get there one day… do for my nation.Pray for Jerusalems peace! Prosperity to all you • lets keep praying for Nigeria we will get there one day…Jerusalem-lovers! ( Psalm 122:6 msg) • Pray for Jerusalems peace! Prosperity to all youNo matter how big a ( Psalm 122:6 msg) Jerusalem-lovers! mountain is, a drop of water on itwith No matter how big make it crack one day . • consistency will a mountain is, a drop of water on itBe passionate about this country and do your own part with consistency will make it crack one day .The story of my friend….. country and do your own part • Be passionate about this • The story of my friend…..
• My passion has overcome me; because my haters are away from your words. Psalm 119v139• And he said, Come with me and see how I am on fire f Lords cause. So he made him go with him in his carri 2kings 10v16
Take Away• Parable of a pencil….• A wise man said to the pencil I have 5 lessons for you to learn….• 1. Pencil, you are useless except you are passionately positioned in the hand of a skilful writer.• John 15v5I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.• 2. Pencil , it does not matter what your container looks like, your content is what matters . He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1john 4v4• 3. Pencil, make sure you make a mark any where you find yourself, that is the reason why you are created… ye are the salt of the earth
Take Away• Parable of a pencil….• 4. Pencil, sometimes you will be sharpened and it will be painful, don’t worry its for your good.• 2cor 4v17 …our light affliction is but for a moment…• 5. Pencil , it does not matter the mistakes you have made in the past, it is erasable .• Isiah 43: 25 ..i am he that blots out your trangression…