H for Heart


What did you love to do as a kid? What did you play when no one was looking? Researchers believe a child’s natural play is a reflection of their hearts true desire.

When I was a kid, I spent hours teaching my dolls how to read or add. Other days I created a congregation of pillows and stood behind a fireplace screen preaching to a make believe church. I even passed the offering plate. Sadly, there was no return on the attempt. In my mind, I was the best teacher/preacher ever.

My cousin, on the other hand, loved make-up, clothes, jewelry, and shopping. At her house, we set up clothing boutiques with our old worn out clothes. I shopped while she showed me the latest and greatest fashions. She could mix and match clothes, shoes, accessories, and up-sell me on outfits I didn’t even like. She was the best clothing saleslady ever.

Here is where research makes you wonder. I give my life daily to teach women, leaders, parents, teachers, and children. It’s my job! It’s what I love. My cousin, on the other hand, became a shopper for Neiman Marcus and started her own clothing business. It’s her job! It’s what she loves.

What about you? What is your job? What do you love? Better yet, what is your passion? Reflect on the following.

What did you love to play as a child?

What would you do for God if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What moves you so deeply you would do it regardless of pay or time?

What cause are you most passionate about?

How could you make the greatest impact for God?

God created you to do what only you can do. You have a heart for people, causes, issues. Only you can make a difference in your world because of the passion burning in you. Don’t let day to day routines, time constraints, over commitment, or financial frustration, keep you from leaving a mark with your heart!

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4

Text your SHAPE partner, answers to the above questions. Discuss what you would do for God if you knew you couldn’t fail.

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