October 26, 2010
“Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” ~John Wesley~
The fuel gauge of any man is the passion in his eyes. The question is not, “What does he say when asked a question?” but is, “What is it that fills his eyes with passion and his mouth with words? What is it that he talks about often?” Discover this about the man, and you will discover the man. In his conversations, you find his passions; in his passions, you find his heart. There is no separation of the two. Passions equal heart-cry.
Consider this question: What was the common trait between such famous men as John Wesley and others? What was the commonality that made them so uncommon, causing their words to stretch far beyond their lifetime? I would submit to you that it was this: They not only talked the talk, but they walked the walk as well.
Sound too good to be true? Believe it or not, there are throngs of people in churches and ministries blurting out their opinions while not lifting a finger. Talking the talk and walking the walk may be a bit more uncommon than you think. If I had a nickel for every time someone told me what Christians need to start doing, I would be rich, but if I had a nickel for every time I saw a Christian committing his whole life to what he knows should be done, I would be a poor man inspired for a lifetime. What made men of the past uncommon is the same thing that makes men uncommon today: They did what they knew needed to be done, and they had the passion to carry them through.
Listen carefully next time you go to church or out with Christian friends and you will hear the masses saying, “The church needs some young men burning with passion!” Be that young man; burn with passion. “But how do I get the passion?” you may ask…
Prayer, and prayer alone, will grant it.