Passions and Expectations
What are you passionate about? What gets you excited about life and the day.
We all have passions things that we just really love about life. But what are we doing with theses passions? How are we using them to shape and influence people around us? I know, I know you are only in middle school, and who really expects you to shape and influence anyone. What good is it to have a passion about something if you don’t do anything with it. Your passion and the things that you are good at lead you to be a part of life. Think about the things that you are really passionate about. Go deeper than a t.v. show, or a video game. Dig deep and think about your passions. We can spend hours talking and arguing about things that really don’t matter. These things can sometime consume us and we miss out on sharing and living out our real passion. I have heard people have lengthly conversations about t.v. shows or sport teams and sometimes the more and more that they talk I just want to scream. I listen and to be honest I act interested, but in the end I just want to scream who cares! What I want to know about and talk about is what are you really passionate about! What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. What makes you feel alive and a part of the human race. I can be a driven person, but we are all driven, it really comes down to the point of expectations what do you expect from you, and your passions. In the Bible Paul had a friend who he was mentoring and raising up to be a leader. Paul encouraged him in this verse
1 Timothy 4:12 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
Paul is encouraging his friend to live out the passion that is in him to be all that he could be. Now Timothy was not as young as you, but does that really matter? What expectations do you have for yourself? Do you believe that you can make a difference? Do you believe that your passion can make a difference? Our expectation of what we have to offer the world around us is key! You can make a difference when you believe in you passion! You can see people effected by you and all that you do. You simply have to believe in your passion and act on it. Lets face it the world looks at you and they only see teenagers and kids. They don’t have great expectations for you, they want you to do well in school and in sports, but they see their expectations paying off in the future. So what are you going to do? How are you going to follow your passions and allow your passions to impact people around you? Start dreaming today and rise up and live the life you were meant to live. Write the best story that your life could ever imagine.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders