“Break my Heart for what Breaks Yours”

20 Mar

Passion is defined as “any powerful and compelling emotion.” Compel means to “force or drive”

To have passion is to have such strong emotion that it forces you to move!

Break my Heart till it moves my hands and feet”

How do you go about finding your passion? I read once that passion is easily found by first discovering what breaks your heart. My heart breaks when I see commercials of children in poverty… when I see their beautiful faces amongst those terrible conditions…. I picture all the beautiful children I have the privilege to know and try to imagine them in that situation and my heart breaks… you see it is easy to push the visuals out of your mind and dismiss it when you believe these children are of another world…One removed from your own. Reality is…They are a part of this world; the VERY one you are living in. Sure their country is a thousand miles away, but by plane you’d be there in a few hours….Think about it!

Unfortunately Poverty is a VERY real situation in North America as well. In 2009, 43.6 million people (14.3%) were in poverty…We are lucky to have a government who aims to support these people, but people still fall between the gaps…And here we assume since the government is “taking care” of them we don’t have to…WRONG! 

John 21:15-20 Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord he said, “You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you now that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” A third time Jesus asked, “Simon son of John do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him a third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you!” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”…..”Follow me!” 

Why would Jesus ask Peter 3x’s then proceed to tell him “Feed my Sheep” three times as well? I believe the Lord was trying to get Peter to understand that if he truly loved the Lord he would follow Him and take care of all that are His. Why sheep? Sheep are the dumbest animal created. Literally! They are animals who will wander aimlessly with out fear of any danger. Hmmm…. sounds a lot like humanity…(Interesting fact…I dissected a sheep brain for a Psych class. We dissected a sheep brain because it was most similar to the human brain…CRAZY! ) Humans are prone to wander. The Lord knew that we could be easily swayed, He knew we needed someone to show us how to live. That is why He sent His son Jesus for us.

But NOW until the Lord returns, as Christians we have to be more than just a statement of faith….We have to be Followers of Christ….We have to show others how to live, how to keep moving forward, how to hold on to hope when there is nothing else, we need to feed, clothe, and provide a home for ALL of God’s Children! Which by the way….Is EVERY person He Created!

While I am on the path to discover my passion… I will aim to Love, Take care of, and Lead the Beautiful people God has placed in my life.

Break my Heart for what Breaks Yours…Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s Cause…”

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