By Keiara Beverly
A fire does not start on its own!
Whether accidental or purposeful, there was fluid, lightning strike, or manual labor that caused a fire to ignite. Not only are there elements that start the fire, but also agents that feed the fire to keep it burning.
Our passions can easily be related to that of a physical fire. We find excitement and fulfillment in our passions. In fact, something sparks our passions and we do everything to fuel that fire within us. Personally, my passion is helping others. The circumstances of my life, having albinism with a visual impairment, have allowed me to center my future career on improving the welfare of others. I want to ensure that their future is a successful one. However, our earthly passions aren’t the only ones that require fuel.
In comparison, our walk with God also appears to be a passion. We find a sense of joy and peace through a relationship with God, and we continue daily to improve it and strengthen it. Unfortunately, we fall short sometimes and get distracted by the ways of the world which causes our burning passions to die out. Luckily, through His word, God directs us back on the right path so that we may continue to follow Him and with more enthusiasm than before. When you find that your walk with God is not filled with the fire you once experienced, the bible tells us:
- This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8 ESV)
- Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 ESV)
By following God’s written and oral directions, you will find yourself back on track. Always remember, though, to continue to feed the fire.