“Get Excited To Share”
By Zach Wood
1 Chronicles 16:8 (NLT)
“Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.”
We tend to get really excited about a lot of things that happen to us in life. When we receive a present from someone for Christmas, our birthday or for another special occasion, we get really excited. When we receive a raise or job promotion at work, that makes us feel good and we celebrate. When we play different sporting games with friends and family, we can get quite competitive and worked up over what we play.
We could list many more things in life that we get excited and worked up over. It’s great that we get so excited about different things in life. However, I cannot help but think of all the times in life when I’ve gotten excited about something going on, but then my excitement for sharing my faith with others hasn’t shown the same enthusiasm. When I realize this, it’s a hard pill to swallow. I am convicted that my love for God and excitement to do His Work isn’t as exciting as the next event I’m going to.
It is easy to get worked up and excited about different things happening in our lives and that is okay. The problem comes when our excitement for sharing God’s love with others is less exciting that some event we’re pumped up about. When this happens, we seriously need to check our priorities. Where is our heart? How about the song, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”? The words of that song describe this very well. Are we excited and worked up about our opportunities to share His love with others?
This is not meant to give any kind of guilt trip for when you or I get excited about something going on in our lives. God definitely wants us to enjoy the different things that happen to us. But I also believe He really desires for the most joy and most excitement in life to come from knowing Him. Letting the world around us know why we have joy. We need to be giving thanks in all we do and proclaiming His greatness.
I pray that we would become more and more excited about sharing His love and proclaiming His greatness each day. Then, the world will notice and see Him through us more and more.