It was Super Mario Brothers 3, and my cousin and I were determined to beat it. The problem, however, was that it was Sunday night and time for church. We begged to stay home. We were so close to the beating the game! It was unfortunate timing, but we had to shut it off and start all over at a later time.

Sometimes I feel like this is my journey through life. With family, friends, finances, and even more, my relationship with God. I feel like I’m right on the verge, but suddenly it gets shut off and I’m back at the start. Sometimes we just want to get to the next level.¬†So what does it take to live a next level life? Here are three key components:

1. Passionate Desire
Having a passionate desire means you are hungry for Jesus. And, I don’t mean Panera Bread hungry, I mean Golden Corral hungry. When there is a passionate desire you will do what it takes to get more of Him.

2. Passionate Faith
Having passionate faith means saying Jesus all you have to do is say the word (Luke 7:7). Faith is releasing your inabilities and relying on His abilities. Walk in faith that is founded on the truth of His word.

3. Passionate Commitment
Having passionate commitment means doing whatever it takes to see it through. We quit our jobs, our marriages, our churches, and anything else that we decide to give up on. Don’t back down. Don’t give up. See it through and give God a chance to blow your mind!

Remember that a passionate God deserves passionate people. Let’s be passionate about the life He has given us. Let’s be passionate about the relationship that He wants to have with us. Let’s live next level lives.

Life on Purpose



Brandon Matthews

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