Passionate Leadership

You cannot talk about passion without also talking about purpose, because they both work side-by-side. Purpose is the discovery of a reason for your existence and is defined as “the original intent for the creation of a thing” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).


Every human being was created for specific purpose and when that purpose is discovered, a leader is born.


Passion serves as the driving force of motivation that sustains your focus throughout this journey of life . Without passion, you lack energy, and boredom will easily set in your mind and life. For anyone to become productive and fruitful in life, you must find a purpose that produces a passion for living. Every great man or woman became great because they discovered their destiny and possessed the spirit of passion. That's why many are followers rather than leaders - they lack passion.

Why is passion so important?
In Psalms 20:4, we read,
“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”  (NIV)


Your plans will be successful if you truly desire to accomplish them. Desire is not a casual interest in life, but a deep craving, a drive for a desired result.


Every human being was created for specific purpose and when that purpose is discovered, a leader is born.

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What is passion?

Passion is the stamina that says, "I'm going after this no matter what happens. If I have to wait 10 years, I'm going to get it." If you want to go all the way to your dream, you cannot sit back and expect everything to be easy.

Many people are interested in doing certain things, but they're not really committed to accomplishing them. Some people say that they will get a better job, lose weight, or change their lives in  someday. The world is filled with people who are merely interested, but not passionate.  The guy who jumps out of a perfectly good airplane, trusting that the parachute will open, is committed. It is not talk, but action. Passion makes you jump in, no matter what.

A minister friend once said to me, "The thing about life is that it is so daily. Jonathan, don't get caught up in the same old same old." Passion helps us rise above our daily routines.

If you are not motivated, then you'll become a weight or burden to others. You will pull on their energy. Passion is a source of motivation. When you have passion you don't need the right conditions to move forward. Passion is internally generated and is not affected by external conditions.


When you have passion you don't need the right conditions to move forward. Passion is internally generated and is not affected by external conditions.

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Where does Passion come from?

It comes from a sense of purpose. You are pursuing something that gives your life meaning. Passion comes from a sense of destiny. As long as you are living for something on earth, your passion won't last. It has to be connected to something bigger than your own existence. If you get your passion from something on earth, when it stops, you will stop. If you capture a sense of destiny that existed before you and will continue to exist after you, then you become involved in something that is bigger than yourself.

Passion comes from a "deep conviction." Some people have no conviction about what they are doing. Passion is a deep certainty that you need to do something. Your convictions have to do with your beliefs. If you believe that you have discovered what you're supposed to do, this creates passion. It makes you stand against and overcome opposition, resistance, criticism and all other obstacles!

The Bible tells us in Romans 12:11 “Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.” (AMP)

God has given each one of us, as leaders, impossible assignments that we cannot do in our own strength and ability. Our assignments will require us to dig deep from a source that can only come from God Himself.

Make up your mind right now that living out your purpose passionately is your only option. Nothing else will ever satisfy.


If you capture a sense of destiny that existed before you and will continue to exist after you, then you become involved in something that is bigger than yourself.

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