Live From The Heart (LFTH) posts are all about things or people who share their hearts with passion and courage. They inspire me to be real, to live out loud and follow my own heart.
So far this year I've been focusing a lot on developing God Reliance. To me, we can never really realize a state of God Reliance unless we are first willing to act on our passions and desires in harmony with what we know is loving. This requires trust and faith in the Goodness of God and the reliability of His Laws. I've struggled with it for a long while.
I've been shaking things up lately, taking some action, but I still know that there is a ways to go. There are fears that will only be proven unreal once I challenge them with actions that bear out their falsehood. I know it will take dissolving some more fear before I truly begin to live from the heart myself.
The people in the articles below inspired me. They are/ were young people who didn't allow fear, 'what-ifs' or 'not-good-enoughs' to mar their desire. They took action towards their dreams without money, resources or external help. They got busy creating - something I believe God designed each of us to do.
They also reminded me that when we are truly in our desire and passion we don't wait for others to join us, to be involved with what we dream, to make it right or to help us. We do it because it fascinates us, it excites us. When we are truly in our passion, our love for the thing we do is all we need to make it worthwhile.
But usually - and it may take some time - that pure passion we display ends up attracting the hearts and attention of others. I just love that about passion.
I firmly believe that God created each of us as unique individuals with unique personalities and passions, and when we discover and embody those things in harmony with love, whatever they may be - we end up serving the world - sometimes without even trying.
The story of Jadav “Molai” Payeng (click on the name to view - thanks to Mon for sharing this one with us) and of Caine's Arcarde (below).