Where has your passion gone?

Where has your passion gone?

At some point, most athletes hit a point in their sports life where they lose their love for the game. A time where playing isn’t fun anymore and participation feels more like “I have to” than “I love too.” Spiritually, a loss of passion can be directly related to a decrease in consistent personal time with God. The quiet moments you share with Jesus are strength for your soul and fuel for your service. They are the secret to bringing yourself near to God. The Bible says, The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (Psalm 145:18) A God who is near is a God who is difficult to remain passionless towards.

Go back to the Savior. Not in a book, but on your knees. Return to the one who saved you and talk with Him. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8) Come home to your first spiritual love and ask for His spirit to be re-ignited within you. Beg for the passion to return. Plead for your eyes to see the weight of your apathy. And then wait. Wait and watch as the God of the universe renews your strength.

The prophet Isaiah writes, but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) Our passionless performance will never improve by restlessly trying, but in patiently waiting.

The good news is what you believe to have lost, can be found. The love that once overflowed from your life can be refilled. Jesus is waiting. In the silence of your room, He is waiting. On a hillside with a cool breeze, He is waiting. Alone in the locker room of life, He is waiting. Jesus is patiently waiting to hold you, love you, and fill you with a life of greater passion.

Where has your passion gone? The answer is no where. He’s been present all the while.