I have had MAJOR writer's block recently. But, last night Bill and I went to my aunt's house for a Super Bowl party and as he put his arm around me on the couch and I leaned in to him something suddenly came upon me. I felt a sense of peace and contentment that I had not recognized in a LONG time. I think that we sometimes value drama (mistaken as passion) over these God-given blessings. Why? Because it causes our emotions to go into overdrive instead of simply resting in them.
This man KNOWS me in ways that I wasn't even aware that I had shared with him. God really knew what he was doing when he introduced us on that Father's Day that I will forever be thankful for. In the past, I mistakenly thought that drama (my version of passion) was the definition of love. I could have never been so wrong. At that moment, I realized that what I felt when I leaned into him was everything I have ever needed. Peace and contentment. As I sat there, not paying attention to the game at all, I began to realize that there is PASSION...true, pure passion that is to be found within the peace and contentment that God longs for us to seek out in Him.
Passion is not drama. It is a reaction to being fully enveloped in who God created us to be and how He meant for us to be loved. Don't chase the high of drama in your life. Chase peace, contentment...and TRUE passion that can only be given by God.