Loss of Enthusiasm
I think about Moses going to the mountain to speak to God and get direction. Forty days and nights he was listening and downloading divine intelligence. Scripture says that he was gone too long so the people built a golden image to worship instead of waiting for Moses to return. Their excitement over the water coming from the rock and the food raining from heaven had dissipated. So often in our culture today we start out strong. We have all kinds of ideas and joy when we begin but the real test comes later. Getting a new outreach or project off the ground has a lot of buzz around it and is exciting. But the real power comes when the day to day details and drama does not extinguish the joy of the journey. One or two years into doing it over and over again. How are you dealing with your loss of enthusiasm?