Work and Passion

Matthew 6:21 – For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be

 

Read in context this verse says you must not lay up treasures on earth where they can decay, but you should rather lay up treasures for yourself in heaven where they will be eternal. I’ve heard a few explanations and I have had a few theories myself regarding this verse. Then I started thinking. What if I give away everything I have and decide to trust God for food, clothes and shelter? Will God provide for me? I’ve heard a few people say that that’s what you should do to prove to yourself that God will provide for you. But, the bible also says in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “If you don’t work, you don’t eat”.  So, in other words, we are actually expected to work.

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My next point is: Does it matter what work you do? Is there some divine plan that goes something like, “If you don’t do the work that God had in mind for you before the creation on the world, its going to be futile and you’re going to lose all the rewards that you would have got in heaven …” ???

 

I do believe that God puts dreams into our hearts and that there is something that is perfect for every one of us. I really believe that with all my heart. I do not think that it will necessarily be our job that we get paid for. I also do not think that everyone will only have one thing – one passion – that they will follow all their lives. Some are lucky enough to know what drives them from a young age, and others take a number of side roads in their search for their passion. Some people never find it.

 

I decided last year that I don’t want to be an old woman who lives with regrets. I must decide on what it is that makes my heart beat faster while I still have the energy to follow it. I prayed and I thought and what I decided was that I want to write. In fact, I remember that ever since I could read I have wanted to write a book. So I took action and enrolled in a creative writing course. This was at the beginning of December and I am having so much fun.  I wake up in the middle of the night and think about characters, lots and scenes. I am very motivated to get my assignments done because it doesn’t feel like work.

 

I just want to urge anyone who hasn’t found that elusive “passion” not to stop searching for it. It does exist and you will be so happy when you discover it. In the meantime, carry on working, you don’t want to starve!

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