The dictionary definition of the Passion
1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2 .strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardour.
3. strong sexual desire; lust.
4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.
7. the object of such a fondness or desire: Accuracy became a passion with him/her.
8. an outburst of strong emotion or feeling: He suddenly broke into a passion of bitter words.
9. violent anger.
10. the state of being acted upon or affected by something external, esp. something alien to one's nature or one's customary behaviour
11. (often initial capital letter) Theology.
a. the sufferings of Jesus Christ on the cross or His sufferings subsequent to the Last Supper.
b. the narrative of Jesus Christ's sufferings as recorded in the Gospels.
12. Archaic. the sufferings of a martyr.
I was rather suprised with the many definitions of the word. It is good to be passionate about something, it makes you feel alive, it gives you hope, however it should not overtake you that , if you become obessessed about your passion. It becomes an Idol. That is why when you doing what you love, call in God to help and bless you with it, so it can glorify his name.
Our God loves creatiion and he loves people to express themselves with his creative gifts, when you both creation, together, you are in a different wave length, the impossible becomes possible, take a man like George Washington Carver, who was an inventor,
The passion I am referring to is the definition in number 6, if a person is passionate about music, or writing, or mathematics, the science of whatever. Most people's passion starts when they are very young, they may write or draw, or do what they love doing for hours at a time, and if it a something, they are talented like drawing, or chess playing, writing, poetry. They should be encouraged, if you always wanted to write or develop a craft or whatever go for it. You have nothing to lose and you are probably bringing out your God given talent.
All talent comes from God and many times, when you start to follow your passion, you find that you release several other hidden talents you didn't know you have. Age has nothing to do with it. Due to circumstances, because you may not have been able to start your talent, when you were a young person, but you have got a chance as an older person, go for it.
The thing with a passion, you have to protect it like an egg and tell only people who really can see you doing something like being a writer, or over the age of 40 going to medical school, or being a doctor, lawyer or interior designer or whatever. As long as you are alive, it is never too late, because you have this passion, you have to hang around with visionaires and dreamers.
Even though they may have a different dream from you, you can encourage each other.
Napoleon Hill talked about having a mastermind group in 'The Science of Personal Achievement'
CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein, were both lecturers at Oxford and would encourage each other when they were writing. CS Lewis was the author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and JRR Tolkein the author of books, such as 'The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings and they both wrote many other books.
God is God all by himselfand yet he has a network of angels. There are the nine choir of angels. Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
Angels of the north, south, east and west, angels of dawn, midday, evening and midnight, angels of spring, summer, autumn and winter, angels of war, (especially as you are fighting the good fight. When Joshua and the children of Israel fought their enemies, Joshua 10:10 - 14 angels were involved sending down hailstones. and they were involved in the sun not raising and the moon also not raising, hence that was the only time, they got an extra day and that is recorded in history, so it is a fact. God send down his angel in 2 Kings 19:35 and he killed a lot of Ayssyrians, one hundred, fourscore and five thousand. God send an angel to protect the children of Israel, during when they were leaving Egypt. Exodus14: 21-22, Psalm 91:11-12, by the authority of Jesus Christ, you can send them to get your money, or bring the right people to you, protect you and your household from any danger.
Even when there were storms in Kanasis, a man summoured his angels to protect his house and when the wind blow, his house was fine, while the others were badly to extremely damaged. As part of your covenant, you have protection, prosperity, good health, sound mind, peace, have dominion over challenges and restoration.
So there are angels of protection, your own guardian angel, angels of days of the week, months of the year, angels of music, dancing, singing, surgeons, lawyers, doctors, writers, communication, interior designers. birth, death, the home, finance, money, saving, bank accounts, heritance, trust funds, fishing, agriculture, water, earth, wind, fire, sports, determination, artists, painters, party (entertainment), gatherings, woods, trees, rivers, looking after the planet, horticulture, architectures, beautiful treatments, buildings, angel who are look after countries. Archangel Michael protects Israel. Patron saint of England is St George, patron saint of Wales is St David, Scotland is St Andrew and Ireland is St Patrick. Michael and all these men have one thing in common, battling evil. Champions of the right and the good.
God's angels cover every aspect of our lives, he has a whole network of them, Psalm 103: 20, in Acts 8 : 25 - 40, an angel took Philip to the Ethiopian officer in Queen Candace court, Acts 12: 7-8, the angel delivered Peter from prison, Acts 16:25 -26, God sent an angel for Paul and Silas released their chains. In Hebrews 1:13 -14, they are ministering spirits sent to us to help us, as we are heirs of salvation. Estimation of God's angels, very from several billions to a trillions. So he had got an extremely network and extremely is very conserve word. So we can say, God is the ultimate networker.
Even when Jesus lived on earth, he had his 12 twelve disciples, plus there was the inner four, Simon Peter, John, Andrew and James, and there were the 72 disciple, he sent out, plus the ladies, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus and his mother, Luke 8: 2 -3, they organised the meals, and his apppointments. Jesus's ministry was very well organised. Some of his disciples were married and had families of their own, some were single. Jesus had an accountant, which was Judas, estimation of people who Jesus looked after was at least thousand or more. Peter travelled with his wife, when he was preaching after Jesus ascended to heaven and he built up a network of followers. After Jesus was ressurected, over 500 people saw him and he thought the gospel for a month, before he went to heaven.
Now with Paul, even though he was chained to the Roman solidiers, he converted many of them, they protected him from hostile crowds, because he was a Roman citizen. He spent many times in jail, the jailers, and the prisoners, they converted to Christianity. Lydia, the businesswoman, she was one of his supporters and I'm sure, she also influenced a lot of her customers.
Long hair lovers, long hair care forum, or keep it simple sista, facebook, twitter and the various meet up groups or the national romantic writers association, are examples of forums, network of people who have the same interests, whether it be long hair, growing your hair long, or whether you are communicating on facebook or twitter, emails, blogging, writing romantic fiction, or whatever your interest is. You can talk to each other, swap ideas and keep each other focused, so that you can achieve your goals. So if you have friends or families, who do not share your visions or dreams, you need to be with people who do, if you don't they will kill your dreams, because of their own limiting beliefs. If you want to be successful in anything you do, you must be with successful people who have already achieved success or be with people who want success and they are as hungry as you are.
So networking, meeting up, are all important, if you have a dream, you write it down and you can run with it, until you achieve it.