Passionate Determination

“I have…determined to do his will.”  Isa 50:7 NLT

Isaiah said, “I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will.” You’ll never have real success with anything until you become passionate about it. The Psalmist wrote, “My heart is steadfast” (Ps 57:7 NKJV). The word “steadfast” means to have a commitment that’s as strong as rock.

Henry Ford was passionate about automobiles.
Thomas Edison was passionate about light.
The Wright Brothers were passionate about flying.
Paul was passionate about evangelism.

We will only be remembered in life for what we were passionate about. When Jesus stood before Pilate He said, “For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world” (John 18:37 NIV).

Eight inches of thorns would crush His brow.
A spear would puncture His side.
Spikes would be driven into His hands.
Thirty-nine stripes would tear His back to shreds.

It’s good for us to note here that the thing He felt most passionate about could only be achieved through pain. The same will be true in us in our lives. We may feel insignificant. We may have to start out small. But when what we love begins to consume our mind, our thoughts, our conversation and our schedule—then we are headed for success.

Do you dread going to work?
Do you watch the clock?
Does your mind wander to other places and things you would rather be doing?

If that’s the case, you won’t succeed. Find something you feel passionate about, something that energizes you, something worthy of building your life around. Jesus did, and He won the world.