And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus.
Paul was such a nut for Jesus. He was wildly passionate about what he believed, and he lived only to further the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit tells Paul there are hard times ahead? Okay. And it means getting thrown into jail? No problem.
This guy was tough as nails!
He endured so much and still willingly went into city after city, knowing he was walking into trouble. Paul knew the great big WHY behind what he was doing. He saw the greater value in what he was accomplishing and that value was so great it eclipsed any other small human problems or inconveniences. It drove him.
When it’s tough to move ahead or do that energy-draining task—find the greater value! Connect with the WHY, and passion and drive will follow. You’ll be energized to tackle it.
Lord, show me the Big WHY in the challenges in front of me, and give me passion like Paul to tackle them.