Apathy – indifference. “I don’t care”, half-hearted, emotional anesthesia. It happens to all of us at some point, but it’s a dangerous place to camp out. God loves us too much to allow us to “not care” for too long and the Kingdom of God advancing depends on us being engaged and active.
Apathy thrives on excuses. We hold firm to all the reasons we can’t do something or can’t commit to things and apathy wins. It is sustained by excuses. If we starve the excuses, apathy is crushed. We must press on, keep going.
Apathy is one step away from giving up. If we linger there too long, it leads to dangerous deception. We must recognize it and make quick steps to turn it around by the help, love and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Ignored apathy can lead to sin, a cold, hard spiritual heart and indifference to the Word and to the Holy Spirit. We have to repent for forgetting our first love, renew our mind so that it mirrors the mind of Christ and refresh ourselves in Him.
There are so many ways to do that – pray, meditate on His Word, worship, journal, write, sing, etc… The best remedy for sin? Be too busy with the Lord’s business. When sin comes knocking, we can say, “Sorry, I’m busy! Me and Jesus aren’t doing that today!”
Starve the excuses! Crush apathy!
The Pastor’s Wife