Great discussion, all, on nurturing passion. Here are some other things you can do to rejuvenate that creative, passion-filled part of your spirit:
1. Surround yourself with friends who encourage your passion. Remember, "a wise king is surrounded by wise counselors." Share your passion, what you think God's planted inside you, with those who love you, with those with whom you’re safe. With those who keep you accountable. Seek their guidance. And listen to them!
2. Disconnect from technology. Okay, don't hyperventilate. But think about it. We have to be the most connected, available, interruptable people ever! Give yourself a break--literally. Shut off the phone, the computer, and anything else with an on/off switch. Focus on the silence. And what God has to tell you in the midst of it.
3. Regain Perspective. Remember, it's not about you. Sure, it feels like it is, but it's really not. It's about what God wants to accomplish. So step away from yourself. Got mountains close by? The ocean? Anything bigger than you? Look at it. Let the sight of something truly huge and majestic remind you of your place in the world. Then look to Scripture. And let that remind you of your place in God's economy.
Okay, that's enough for today. More to come soon!