Enthusiasm in a Can
Don't you wish you could bottle qualities. I know I do. I had thought that there were certain qualities that if you could bottle and sell, that you would become a millionaire overnight.
For example take the quality of 'confidence' - imagine being able to buy a dose of confidence for a few dollars and then be able to bunjy jump without fear, or address that crowd with a rousing speech, or anything at all that you are afraid of.
As an aside, of course some people would say that its possible to get confidence in a bottle of beer, but you do realise that's not what I'm talking about. And I certainly don't encourage anyone to obtain confidence that way, because beer has a way of taking way from mental reasoning ability and can kill people. Why else would there be a law restricting people from driving after drinking.
It would be great to be able to walk into a store, grab a bottle of Enthusiasm, down it, and know that during the meeting you are about to attend, that you will be full of energy and excitement and bring a lot of new ideas and envigorate everyone.
So here's the interesting thing to add to that idea... enthusiasm comes from 2 latin words which incluce the idea of en (meaning in) and theos (meaning God).... in other words "in God."
So knowing that, my thoughts are something like this. If you take the time to know God and He is in You, you will find that motivation rises in you and you become a more enthusiastic person. This is going to benefit you greatly and people around you will like it. However (word of warning) you might find that it actually takes away excitement for some things which you though you should be excited about and makes your excited for other things you previously thought were dull. That's because you'll be changing to be like Christ.
So if you want to be more enthusiastic... get more of God in your life. In just the same way it would be great to have enthusiasm in a can (because it would be easy) - you now know that enthusiasm is just as accessible because now you know where it comes from. You just need to want it and go get it.