Platforms, Purpose, and Passion

Colossians 3:17  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Passion produces effort. Purpose is what fuels our passion. So much of what is being done in our lives has earthly purpose rather than eternal purpose. Why win a game? Why achieve the scholarship? Why the career? Why are we doing whatever it is we are doing? We must ask ourselves whether or not it is in the name of money, the name of stuff, the name of social status, the name of recognition, or in the name of Jesus. Is our purpose to bring glory to God or to bring glory to ourselves? Our passions are driven by our purpose, and our purpose directs our efforts.

Everyone that follows Jesus is given different platforms, but they are also given a common purpose. The purpose is to bring glory to the name of Jesus. We are to perform in the name of Jesus. We are to work in the name of Jesus. We are to serve in the name of Jesus. Whatever we do we are to do it in the name of Jesus, no other name but the name of Jesus.

In order to do this it will require a total reconstruction of our thoughts and intentions. To do this in the name of Jesus will require a reevaluation of our goals. There is a surgeon general warning that comes with this. It comes with a heart of selflessness. It comes with a mindset that it may cause you to change careers, lose relationships, and reevaluate lifelong goals. It may change your life completely. It also comes with an eternal fulfillment that is unmatched by anything imaginable.