Passion is a strong amorous feeling or desire.For example, the desire to pursue something no matter what it takes or cost. Passion is what makes you wake up in the morning despite how you feel, yet you find so much joy in doing the things you’re passionate about. Is apart of you and no one can take it away from you, not even yourself.
Pain is physical suffering or distress. For example, a feeling of hurt that someone did to you physically, emotionally, or verbally. It’s an uncomfortable feeling that makes us cry.
Passion is something that we’ll have, while pain is something that we all go through. Passion and Pain are the two P’s that has a lot in common. Often time they both work together for our good, for example, passions give us the drive to strive to achieve something better for our lives, like a career or a special skills. While pain, on the other hand, makes us want to give up. Becuase it can be unbearable and hard to endure.
In my own life, I have experienced a series of painful situations. Some of it wasn’t pleasant at all, however, It was those circumstances that God used in order for me to discover my passion. So even though pain is not something we all like to go through sometimes it comes to help us break out of shells, Break walls that seem unmovable and to help us let go of things that are bad for us.
I discover my passion for singing and writing when I was going through so much pain. At the time I found it very difficult to let those feelings out. I was going through a tough period in my life. I remember saying to myself why life has to be this way? around this same period of time, I had been praying to God to reveal to me my passion. Praying that He will reveal to me what is it that I love to do, perhaps that will help me to ease my pain or at least distract me from focusing on it. After few months I start journaling, it became a strategy that I decide to use to let my thoughts and emotions out. However, It became a habit that I fell in love with it. I got better at writing my thoughts, over the course of time I then discover my passion for writing. I became writing lyrics, poem, and poetry. Out of the three, I was better at writing lyrics.
I have a great love for music, it helps me hide my emotions. I find it alluring that you can actually connect with a person, from them telling their story through a song. So I decided to try it, at age 19 I wrote my first song called’ Tell me you love me”. It was mostly a melody. At the time I didn’t know nothing about constructing a song, but over the course of time I got better and now I have more than 30 lyrics of songs all written by me. Writing songs became a way I learn how to express myself. Words I don’t have the courage to boldly speak out or story I don’t have the confidence to tell about myself I can sing it out. And hope in my heart that someone out there feels the same way, and my story could bring them healing just like someone else’s did. So that’s how God used my pain to help me find my passion.
So whatever your pain maybe I’ll like to encourage you to seek God in those moments. Ask Him to bring you healing, moreover, ask Him to reveal to you ways that will help you find comfort. Your story or path won’t be the same as mine, just remember sometimes you can find your passion in your pain.
Remeber that God loves you and He has a plan for you!
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Facebook. Jessica Kitson Thomas