Half-hearted

In every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. 2 Chr 31:21

Hezekiah prospered because, in whatever he did, he did it with all of his heart.

Today we are distracted by so many things.  Our world consists of so much entertainment and indulgence that our passion for doing ANYTHING is diminished OR our passion is for some carnal thing that is close to useless for any good at all. For example, if your passion is for movie watching, sports, playing video games, or some silly hobby, then your passion is being wasted uselessly. I’m sorry if that offends you, but it’s true. Now, I engage in each of these things, but they don’t consume my thought time.

When you do something with all your heart it means that you are completely focused on what you are doing and it means that you are putting every available physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual resource behind it.  What it doesn’t mean is that you are thinking about something else, or that you are frequently engaging in other activities during your work time.  You aren’t focused on work with all of your heart if you are checking your facebook every five minutes. You aren’t praying with all your heart if you are distracted by constant thoughts of what you will do afterward.

But don’t be discouraged if this is you, because this is me more often than not. I’ve realized, though, that any bit of useful passion only comes from Christ and that by letting his love flood your inner being.  When the light of His love shines in you, it will shine out as well.