Renew Your Passion

"If you want to renew your passion about something - anything - do what I did. Nothing."

“If you want to renew your passion about something – anything – do what I did. Nothing.”

Passion . . . leads you to thoughts of romance, love and hot and heavy sex. For me, those were my first thoughts as well. My husband is in Germany right now, so I didn’t want to write about passion. Pick another topic.

That wasn’t an option so I did what comes natural.

“Lord, you gotta help me!” Well that’s what I said on the inside – not out loud. The Lord sent me this:

“If you want to renew your passion about something – anything – do what I did. Nothing.”

I had to look at that a bit closer before I got it. And, then it was like being hit with a brick. Whenever Jesus had to renew himself; he retreated, alone and did nothing. He didn’t build any tents, or visit relatives, have tea with friends, finish a project that was left for a better time, read books, watch TV–well you get the picture.

He was still. He was prayerful. He was resting. He was renewing–his mind, his body, his spirit, his energy, his soul.

If you feel like you need to be more passionate about a new business venture, your marriage, your church activities, the book you’ve been meaning to write, the curtains that haven’t been hung yet; Just Stop!

Take a real break. Not a fake break; the “I’m-gonna-take-a-few-day-off-and-do-some-laundry-and-get-this-house-together-so-I-can-really-rest-break, or the “I’m-sick-so-I-will-rest-now-break.” No kids, no TV, no spouse, no friends. Sleep. Eat. Think. Pray. Laugh. Cry. Shout. Repeat. And, yes you DO have time to take a break. Take sick days, vacation days, or I’m gonna hurt somebody days. Make the time.

Now you have the energy to jump back in the game. After a few days of rejuvenation, you will get that spark or creative idea and energy to go another round.

I’m off. I think I’m going to take a nap!

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Evelyn Ransom

Evelyn Smith Ransom is still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up! For now, she is: a wife of 24 years to an Army colonel; a mom to two boys, 24 and 18; two girls, 17 and 13; a kindergarten teacher, an avid reader; a lover of scented candles; and an ever-developing Christian.

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