Don't confuse anger with passion and don't allow others to categorize your passion(s) incorrectly. The Bible says “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” – Mark 12:30. That requires passion. If they confuse your zeal for God as anything other than your love for Him and the things that He loves it's okay...He knows your heart.
Do you have a passion for God? Here’s another way to ask this question: “Is God your first love?” A “big” passion for God means that every fiber of our being is drawn to God and given to God.
Passion is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction; a strong liking, desire for, or devotion; ardent affection; love.
Don't allow anybody or anything derail you from the strong convictions that He has placed on the inside of you. What He has placed on the inside of you is unique and can never be duplicated by anyone. Therefore always keep the correct perspective and remember that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. There is no greater love than to lay your life down for another person. That's passion. When you learn how passionate God is about you it should ignite a passion on the inside of you to accomplish every purpose that God has put on the inside of you from before you were even placed in your mothers womb - refer to Jeremiah 1:5. ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.")
Allow God's passion to ignite your passion. If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. If you're ashamed of the Gospel of Christ in this dispensation He will be ashamed of you when you stand before God the Father. Be blessed and remember be passionate!
Dr. Larry Birchett, Jr.
Harvest House Restoration Center