How we approach life on a daily basis comes down to a choice. No one knows how long they have left on this earth. Between terminal diseases, tragic accidents, or untimely (and unexpected) health issues, the only guarantee we have is right now. As we are aware, life can change in a matter of one tick on the clock.
With this in mind, doesn’t it make sense that we choose to live each moment to the fullest that God intended.
Roald Dahl said, “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.”
Based on the conversation Jesus had with the church at Laodicea (Rev. 3:14f), we find a biblical precedent to avoid the middle of the road, lukewarm, half on / half off approach to our life as Christians.
Of all people, leaders must choose to live enthusiastically. It is contagious and it changes all who follow.