I recently watched a sermon by Craig Groeschel about enthusiasm and it really got me thinking. Do we let our environment dictate our enthusiasm for the day or do we let our enthusiasm for life dictate our environment? When Pastor Craig asked us this question I really had to stop and think. If I am being completely honest with myself, I let my environment dictate my mood, and most of the time it dims the light that I am supposed to be shining for the glory of God.
En Theos means in God, or filled with God. The more we are filled with God the more excited we are to live life to the fullest in which we glorify Him. So if we are not filling our hearts with the word and with quiet time with Christ, then how are we to really be enthusiastic about our purpose driven life? Are we being En Theos with everything we do?
Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
Does any of this hit home for you? I feel so convicted about my motives and about my relationship with Christ, especially at work. Recently, work has just been quite frankly frustrating and overwhelming. My stress levels have met new heights and my heart is just not there right now. I need a major attitude change. The one thing that this sermon really said to me was are you working for you, or are you working for God?
How about you? Where are you at in this stage of life, in this moment?
There are three things that we do when we are on fire for God and full of enthusiasm.
We trust God daily – Are you doubting your circumstance, or are you truly laying your burdens at Jesus’ feet knowing that He will take care of them?
We walk with God daily – Are you keeping Him at the forefront of your mind during the day?
We worship God daily – Are you praising God for Him working in you daily? Are you in prayer and quiet time on a daily basis? Are you giving your whole heart to the one that loves you unconditionally?
If the answer to any of these questions is a no, or sometimes, then I challenge you to take the next step and commit to really devoting your time to God and seeing how you change from being just okay during the day to being En Theos; filled with God and enthusiastic about everything you do. Join me in reinventing our hearts and minds to better glorify our loving, heavenly Father.
Psalm 51:10,12 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me… Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.”