Good morning world.
I’m having coffee with Jesus and feeling very good this morning, full of energy, even before I’ve had my caffeine. I’m aflame and full of enthusiasm about my ‘winter/senior’ career as a novelist and teacher. Teaching and facilitating groups is a passion of mine.
Quite a contrast from last Saturday…
I thank God for the gift of teaching. Helping others to become enlightened and free from bondage is enjoyable. I thank God for the Holy Spirit dwelling within me and thank Jesus for the power to open blinded eyes, unlock closed minds, break yokes, break fetters, tear down strongholds and set captives free.
I am ENTHUSIASTIC!
Enthusiasm means to be inspired…
Webster defines enthusiasm as a belief in special revelations of the Holy Spirit; religious fanaticism; strong excitement of feeling. That’s me – I believe in special revelations of the Holy Spirit. I have strong excitement about my career as an author and teacher. I could be called a religious fanatic by individuals who don’t understand where my faith and passion come from and can’t comprehend that all of my gifts, skills, talents, education, and opportunities came from my Heavenly Father.
There are some, you know, who think one has to pull him/herself up by their bootstrap and anything they obtain – be it power, prestige, education or wealth – the person achieved it by their own hard work and sacrifice. I’m not saying we don’t have to work hard and make sacrifices. We have to do our part so we can receive the fruits of our labor. But even if we worked sixteen hours a day to attain our dream, I don’t believe it would be achieved if God was not in the plan. There are many things that could go wrong in our man-made plans if we leave Jehova out.
So yes, I could be considered a religious fanatic because I believe God is involved in every aspect of our lives.
I’m sure some of you are thinking about successful people that do not profess to be Christ-followers.
Matthew 5:45 says…“For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (NKJV)
God has spiritual laws that He will not break such as ‘you reap what you sow.’ I also believe Satan can create situations for his followers to be blessed. Remember when Jesus fasted for forty days and Lucifer tried to offer Jesus power, wealth, and prestige if He would fall down and worship him (see Matthew 4: 9).
Webster’s definition of enthusiasm describes me perfectly and I label myself as being full of enthusiasm. I have faith that my Creator called me to the task of educating and training his children and I do it by teaching and writing.
Discuss your enthusiasm for your calling:
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes