I have always said that, Ghana is an amazing country. In Ghana, one can be passionate about anything, except to do the right thing.
It’s even correct to be passionate about movies, soccer, driving on the shoulders of the road, throwing rubbish anywhere, passionate about insulting and disrespecting the elderly in society. But once you are passionate about the things of God, you are considered a deviant. I have seen the passion of people killed in the church because of negative comments they received.
Everything in life conspires to keep you from being passionate, and it dissipates your energy. In a polarised and highly politicised country like Ghana, even the things that should occupy our collective interest are politicised, killing the passion and enthusiasm of those who want to do the right thing.
Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious”.
As believers on assignment, passion is the only incentive that can help us fulfill our mandate. It is the only fuel that can carry us all the way to heaven.
Look up and evaluate yourself, your relationships, and your relationship with God. What are you passionate about? Many are passionate about insignificant things, others are passionate about insults, lustful pursuits, whilst others are passionate about satisfying their egos.
Are you satisfied with your passion for God’s work? I guess many of you are now even scared to mention the name of your pastor or church for fear of being attacked.
Paul once told the Galatian church,
“O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you,…..are you so foolish? Having begun in the spirit (with passion, zeal, love, enthusiasm; emphasis mine), you are ending in the flesh. (Galatians 3:1-3)
Be passionate about your vision, about God’s people and His kingdom. Let no one stop you. God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.