Passion is different from purpose
Unlike Christ’s passion before His crucifixion, which actually means “painful suffering,” human passion is defined as: “emotions as distinguished from reason.” Sometimes we chase one passion after another. We see someone doing something great and we want to do it too so we jump on the bandwagon only to find out later we were being led by emotions. Many times we’ve already invested time, energy, and $$$ before we realize it wasn’t part of God’s plan. Purpose on the other hand, according to the Scriptures means: “single or same intent” as/with God, as John 3:8: “For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
Understanding makes all the difference
When you understand your purpose and stay focused therein, only pursuing the things that are in accordance with the will of God for YOU, (assignments may change but your purpose remains the same – some things yet to be revealed) fruitfulness will always be the outcome.
Passion outside of purpose will fizzle out, purpose without passion will become stale and mundane, but being passionate about your purpose will sustain you and take you places you could never imagine. “As it is written: ‘
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, n
or have entered into the heart of man t
he things which God has prepared for those who love Him,'”