If you were to ask me to describe myself I could give you several adjectives that I think do a pretty good job, such as hardworking, creative, a people pleaser (I'm working on it!), loyal...but apathetic is not one that I would
choose. When I think about it though, I think a lot of the time I believe it does describe me.
1.having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
2. not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
(thank you dictionary.com)
When I pull off the interstate and there is a man standing with a sign asking for money I avoid eye contact and put him out of my thoughts. When my husband suggests we make a meal for a family I nod but take no action. When I hear of nations going through war and famine I do not pray.
There was a song playing on the radio the other day and this one line caught me
"Why don't you break my heart til it moves my hands and feet"
Big Daddy Weave, Love Come to Life
So what have I let the Lord break my heart for? I don't want to just choose one cause to champion but I want to let my heart be soft so that it can be moved to take small actions that show His great love. So many times I wish I would have give that man some money or something to eat, or offered an encouraging word to someone but my heart was too hard and I did not act.
When I was little I wanted to change the world! Now I know that I may not be able to bring world peace but I can love and love changes things. His love changes things. I am small but He is not and if I let Him, then He can do work through me. How amazing is that?
So on Wednesday's I will be posting one way to make a difference, it may be offering a kind word to someone, praying for something or taking action. So today I am giving up apathy.