Passion inherently is not bad and is even necessary. But, when our passion becomes misguided, it can be extremely detrimental! To combat misguided passions, we must stay rooted in God’s truth and strive to follow His guidance at every turn. If we aren’t intentional in this, the enemy could use our passion against us and even against God’s Kingdom. Misguided passion is extremely dangerous!
When our passion is misaligned, we get angry with those we are supposed to love. We get jealous of others’ successes or blessings. All in all, we’re not operating in love, and we’re not operating under God’s guidance. The real danger of misguided passion though, is it often feels like the right thing at the time—but that’s our misguided passion speaking!
Jesus is the perfect example of passion that is aligned with God’s guidance. Jesus was extremely passionate about God and His Kingdom, but He was without sin! This means He never let His passion get the best of Him, He controlled it and made sure it was always in line with what God the Father wanted! We must strive to do the same!
Misguided passion has the potential to hurt people and make us operate outside of God’s guidance. We must do our best to defend against this—stay rooted in God’s Word, pour into Him in prayer and worship, and strive to follow His guidance in your life at every turn. Don’t let your passion throw you off course—stay aligned, and keep your passion aligned with God’s purpose for your life!
Dr. Derek Grier