Episode 270: I’m Talkin. . .Excited

I’m talking episode 270 for June 18th, 2023.

This is Joel from the I’m talking microcast, where I share my thoughts on a topic that has piqued my interest this past week.

This week, we’re talking excited.

Excited is a pretty cool word.

I don’t think we really need a definition.

People know what it is and the feeling that ensues from that word.

And you think of things that cause you to be excited, news or events or other things in your life that may be happening.

And some other things that go along with being excited.

It’s like you are upbeat.

Things are going great.

There’s some anticipation maybe even in the word excited.

There’s joy.

There’s happiness.

The person who is excited always has a smile on their face.

The person who is excited is not fighting posture.

The person who is excited is not fighting boredom or laziness.

They are motivated.

They are ready to go.

And therein lies the challenge for those of us who call ourselves Christians.

All of the descriptions that I just used about the word excited and what people look like, feel like when they are excited should be regular marks of a person who calls on the name of Christ.

That should be how we live.

We have the greatest story ever told.

And it is available for us to share to the world.

We have a hope.

We have a future.

We have an eternity with the perfection of the Son of God, His Father and the Holy Spirit.

We have so much to look forward to.

So much going for us.

So much that has been given to us without any work having to be done on our own.

That excited should be our natural state.

How do we draw people to the love of Jesus Christ if we say, well, I would, but tomorrow I have to go to church.

We say have to, not get to.

Or, yeah, that sounds good, but I’m a Christian, so I can’t do that.

You can sense the frustration in my voice.

There is nothing about being a Christian that should be anything less than exciting.

There is nothing about being a Christian that is equal to doldrums or boredom or laziness or the un, any un you want to put before any other word.

Unthankful, ungrateful.

All of those are opposites of what it means to be a Christian.

We have been given life and we are to live it abundantly.

Until next week, this is Joel from the I’m Talking Microcast.