The mantra of teenage girls… and disillusioned people everywhere.
What does an apathetic heart look like? It doesn’t care for anyone else’s issues, let alone its own. This is the reason why it’s passive nature is detrimental in the walk with God. The lack of passion and zeal for life will translate directly into how you behave in the inner dialogue with Jesus.
The apathetic heart stems from a trauma that either made them lose trust in people, or affected it in a way that the person couldn’t cope outside of disconnection, (a psychology term… split personality disorders and the like). The disconnect separates reality and perception, skewing the things that are obvious, and oblivious to the things that are negative.
However, this mindlessness bleeds over into the positives of life, including duties and responsibilities. In Christ mind you, this is unacceptable. The mind of Christ is to be worshipful, alert, aware, and filled with the word of God. Those who are not “forgetful hearers” (James 1:25), are blessed.
The dilemma however is when the mind is not doing what you want it to do because your heart is out of alignment. Due to the sin nature within us, (Romans 7), there are times where we cannot find the strength to do the will of God because the spirit has been malnourished by our bad habits. Jesus said “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matt 26:41)
Now we’re getting to the REAL heart of the matter. Could it be that, the reason why you are finding no progress in your spiritual life… is because you don’t want to change?
REBELLION is equivalent to WITCHCRAFT its so evil (1 Samuel 5:23). Rebellion can cause confusion, lack of blessing, disconnection from Jesus. Rebellion is due to the fact that “No man also having drunk old wine STRAIGHTAWAY desireth new…” (Luke 5:39). The old wine is revelry, (TURN UP!), but the new wine is one of covenant and sacrifice.
But a stubborn soul will come across some fiery trials that will burn that hard head right out.
Perhaps, it wasn’t INTENTIONAL rebellion, (God Forbid, knowing that willfully sinning is just flat out disrespectful to Christ and to God), but habitual neglect. Bad habits that piled up from a sinful life, made in comfort, sown in ignorance, reaped with regret, and prayerfully concludes into a godly sorrow that will bring you into repentance (2 Cor 7:10).
The Solution: You must care about yourself enough to change, start putting God first and others ahead of you, and worship God ALL THE TIME!
“I will bless the Lord at all times…” (Ps. 34). When you decide to give God your life for real, and obey ALL his word… you will find that the thoughts you were holding on to were really the source of you problems. Putting God first kills selfishness. Meditating on the thoughts of God builds connection.
But don’t be deceived. Flesh will challenge. Evil will challenge. Spiritual wickedness in high places will always try to drag you back to square -10,000. “New wine cannot be put into old bottles” (Luke 5). That means sanctification is no easy trip…
But “If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7).