Last time we looked at how Nehemiah’s passion led him to complete the tremendous undertaking of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days, but he didn’t do it alone…..
How often have you had an idea, a vision, a passion you wanted to pursue, but it never went beyond an idea in your head because you had no idea how you would make it happen? Yeah, its sounded like a good idea, but that thought of trying to accomplish it was overwhelming. The good news is that if your passion is “big” enough that you could accomplish it on by yourself…then it probably isn’t big enough at all. In order to make big things happen, you need people. You need others to see your vision and get motivated by your passion. Inspiring others is not as difficult as you think. If you are passionate about your vision, people will follow you.
- Define your mission clearly. Put into words exactly what you are passionate about and what you want to accomplish.
- Seek confirmation. Through prayer and seeking counsel of others look for confirmation that this is what you should be doing. Accepting that there is no such things as coincidences see what messages are being left for your confirming or redirecting your mission.
- Make plans. One of the reasons Nehemiah’s mission was a success was because he planned for it. When the king asked him “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” (Nehemiah 2:6) he had an answer. When people see you have plans it will help bolster their belief in you.
Last time I asked what were you passionate about? Today, I wonder, what are you going to do about it?