Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Absence of Apathy

It is the death of ambition, and the silent killer of dreams, and although simple to diagnose,  it's complexity renders it indistinguishable in the realm of greater reasoning.

Apathy: 1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement. 2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. 

We've all been there, mainly because it's an easy place to go. Life moves along in a daily routine, and we find ourselves accepting the good as it is, without an effort to make it better, or accepting the bad as a fact of life without striving to change direction. 
The question is. How do we become passionate about the course of our lives?
Firstly, passion is ignited by vision, and vision is driven by faith and effort. 

2 Corinthians 5:7 

7  For we walk by faith, not by sight

James 12 14:17

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

The fact of the matter is that if there has to be a real desire to do better, or else applying these biblical principals are in vein. I cannot impassion anyone or spark a flame that will spur their ambition. All that I can do is impart the principals. After all, there has never been anyone who has been a catalyst for change through osmosis. It begins with the absence of apathy, and the essence of effort.


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