I’ve heard the term multi-passionate before and I have basically self identified with this description because I am multi-passionate. Adam gets exhausted hearing all my ideas, dreams, and ambitions. I can mentally make him tired from talking about ALL THE THINGS I HAVE TO DO BEFORE I DIE! (This is a regular occurrence and phrase I use when talking to him.)
But, I can’t help it. I have a lot bubbling inside of me, just under the service, begging for the time, energy, discipline, and drive to go at it. I am a serial brainstorm-er with a knack for put-off. I get so wrapped up in the details, and wanting to have EVERYTHING figured and planned precisely before embarking on the journey of experience. This is my ultimate flaw. I can’t just do the dang thing!
My perfectionism gets the best of me every.single.time. and DANG, it’s so FRUSTRATING!! I’m so aggravated with my easy ability to thwart my own ambitions and passions. I feel like I’m meant to share what God has placed on my heart. (Why would I have all this excitement, empathy, and literal pain in my gut to take action, if I wasn’t supposed to?)
Maybe you’re in a similar scenario. You’ve got something that is beckoning to be born. To escape out of your head and come into the world for others to benefit from. I believe with all my heart that God gives us the skills and talents we have to be used to their fullest capacity.
I know what I’m good at, but I’m not wanting to give it my all. Am I scared? Am I just too tired…too lazy? That’s not fair. It’s not fair to God. And I equally believe that we are given more than one “thing”. Maybe they will all intersect in some manner, but we are multi-faceted, and the odds are…you are good at more than one thing. You’ve got more than one way to make and leave an impression.
There may be a chance for them all to converge at once, or there may be seasons when one passion is more prevalent than others. But, let me get on my soap box for a minute.
DON’T BE AFRAID!
And I have to put that in all caps because I’m yelling at myself. I think a lot of times we hold ourselves back because we don’t think we are capable or qualified or popular enough to do the thing that’s tapping on our shoulder constantly.
I find myself thinking, “once I get this step done, than I’ll be ready” or ” I just need to spend time learning that, and then I can make it the way I want it before I share” or I think that “maybe I need to just think about this a little bit longer before jumping in”.
Now, don’t let me mislead you, praying and seeking guidance from God is a necessary and mandatory first step, BUT don’t let those put off’s manifest into excuses to slow down progress. Making a wise choice takes being still and listening to God’s directions, but we aren’t meant to ignore what is burning inside.
We are capable of anything because The Creator of everything is FOR US. He is on our side.
Our plans may be at one level, but God’s (I promise) are at another level. Our part is walking in faith and relying on His ability, not our own.
I have so many ideas and interests and desires that are making me excited and full of energy…I should be using that to move forward rather than being too consumed with the thought of something and others to take action.
God is capable. I’m a vessel for His plans.
I’ve been given these passions, and that’s all that really matters.
I don’t care if I seem flakey or overly ambitious. Who really cares what others think. You know what’s been tap, tap, tapping on your doooorrrr, yeaahhh. (see what I did there?).
GO FOR IT!
It doesn’t have to be perfect or precise. You can take steps, no matter how big or small, to bring your passions and skills into the light.
My desire to build a community focused on living a life with BOLD intention is my mission. I have ideas and dreams for all this message will be and ways in which it will exist and come together. I have a passion for living organic, helping myself and others take care of ourselves mentally and physically, helping others in need, imparting wisdom and advice on topics thru experiences that God has used in my life to prune and teach me, cultivating a home that creates and will leave a legacy, and living a life on mission.
I know God is working thru this with me because each day it becomes more clear, and I find my HOW in the things that He’s brought into my life and the passions He has placed in my heart. It’s a work in PROGRESS, which means I need to be making some and quit being scared or paralyzed by my own limiting beliefs.
What are you dreaming about? WHAT do you feel God is nudging you to do, learn, or act on? WHY do you think those are things that God has given you a spark about? And HOW do you think He can use you to do it?
Start taking steps, start making a move.
You are capable because He is. There is only one chance to live each minute we are given…what are you (me) waiting for?!