Doing a thing over and over and over and over again and again….
Eventually it becomes second nature…like breathing; you don’t even think about it, you just do it…
Piano lessons, Ugh! Did you ever sit at the piano or keyboard and practice over and over again…but each key was struck “off key?” Thinking to yourself, “I could be outside with my friends right now. Or I could be reading a mystery and discover, “Who done it?”
That all behind you now, and you’re all grown up, and you get to choose who, what, where and when, you want to do something or not.
So, you attend a concert and you hear someone like the following link…you think back to that time when you had to practice piano and hated it and so eventually you gave it up…it just wasn’t worth all that agonizing PRACTICE…no matter how much your mom insisted.
God loves order, he loves music and dance and song…he loves us…
When you have a passion for something it’s not agonizing to do it over and over and over again and again…it comes from your deepest being…when you rise up in the morning that’s what you think about and when you lie down at night you are thinking about it. You’re constantly thinking on how to improve your craft, gift, talent. It is your passion.
Your instrument doesn’t have to be strings or trumpet or drums…maybe your passion is painting or poetry or carpentry or driving a race-car or climbing a mountain…maybe it is caring for people or teaching or ministry, or writing…maybe it’s flying or going into places that are yet to be discovered…
Whatever your passion, practice comes without even thinking about it…it is something born within you and you must do it or cease to exist…
Maybe you don’t have a passion and wonder how in the world someone with passion has it…
You know when you have it…because you pursue it with all your heart, strength, resources…
I have a passion to write for God to tell of his love and goodness…he put that passion inside of me and when I pursue Him it is with all my heart…
It may not be perfect grammatically or make sense to anyone other than God and me. But I must write…it is who I am. Now of course I want what I write to be meaningful and bring praise and glory to God. We have to start someplace but it’s the continuing to keep going even when you are discouraged, even if no one in the world listens or responds…because we are not doing it for ourselves but for God. And “practice makes perfect.”
Although there are many people who don’t know God, yet they have passion for many things, it is still God who put that passion within them even if they don’t believe it.
When you know, Him, it is all the sweeter…
So, moms, dads, look for what hidden talents in children, who knows you may just have a Picasso or Yanni or Dave Earnhardt or Rudyard Kipling, maybe a Jennifer Lopez.
[Famous mountain climber, Sir Edmund Hillary joined the Everest reconnaissance expeditions on 1951 and 1952. Finally, he decided to go all the way in 1953. The expedition reached the South Peak in May 1953, after which all but Hillary and his counterpart, Tenzing Norgay, went ahead and reached the summit at 11:30 am on May 29. Standing at 29,028 feet above sea level, Hillary not only made his nation, but the world proud.]
Just maybe you’ll be an Esperanza Liverio, or Karen Clarkson Friday, or Michael E. Wells, or Charisse Sheppard, or Paul Phillips or Mary Harwell Sayler…David Pollen…Elias Liverio…Bryan Brazell… whoever you are whatever your passion…you have within you to be the best at whatever you set your heart and mind to do…So, do it, with all your heart!!
After all, Practice, makes perfect!! Passion makes dreams come true!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill-June 7, 2017
Psalm 33:2-5 The Message (MSG)
Good people, cheer God! Right-living people sound best when praising. Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs! Play his praise on a grand piano! Invent your own new song to him; give him a trumpet fanfare.
For God’s Word is solid to the core; everything he makes is sound inside and out. He loves it when everything fits, when his world is in plumb-line true. Earth is drenched in God’s affectionate satisfaction.
I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4