Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 6 of the Virtual Blog Tour for FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits by author Alyssa Avant. On the last stop of the tour, Alyssa visited Heather Hart’s blog at Servant, Wife, Mother.
Below is the great interview I did with Alyssa about FaithLeaps.
What exactly is passion?
As I say in the book, “According to Dictionary.com, passion is a noun meaning any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling. When we’re passionate about something, we feel such powerful emotions toward it that we cannot help but talk about it and promote it, even if we don’t get anything in return.”
How can someone define their passion?
As I share in the book the best way for a person to find their passion is to look at three specific areas of their lives: things they enjoy doing / are good at doing, their spiritual gifts, and their personality. When they are able to discover these things and where they intersect they will better be able to locate their sweet spot.
How will defining your passion be helpful?
If a person wants to discover what it is that they will truly be fulfilled in doing, then they definitely want to discover their passion. When you live out your passion you will truly know what it means to live life to the fullest, which is what God wants for us.
I don't believe that it is possible to not have a passion. I believe God gifted each of us with gifts, dreams and passions that He wants to see us enjoy.
Is a dream or goal the same as a passion?
No, a dream or goal is different from someone's passion. A passion is something that you would do or pursue even if you didn't get paid for it. Your passion will influence your goals and dreams.
How is your passion tied in to your relationship with God?
As I mentioned earlier, our gifts and passions are God-given. God placed those gifts inside of you. I believe that it is very difficult for a person to truly find their passion and live it out apart from a relationship with God. This helps us to fulfill our passions, God works in us and through us.
...I hope you enjoyed this interview with Alyssa Avant and that you’ll check out FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits.
Be sure to follow Alyssa at her next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour over at Mary Bernard’s blog at Look Into Your House.
**********And the Winner is..... Lori @ Everyday Truth!! Congratulations Lori! I'll be emailing you soon.************
I'm giving away one free copy of the Faith Leaps eBook to a lucky reader! Simply leave a comment sharing what you believe your purpose or God-given passion is. I will pick a winner by random.org on Monday, March 25th.
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