As a general principle in the Millennial world enthusiasm is not “in.” The “in” people are cynical. The “out” people enthusiastic. 

Observing who the achievers, the productive people are, those who are walking in the Spirit I want to be “out.” In fairness, there are some Millennials who are enthusiastic, some.

Thomas Huxley said the essence of genius is to carry the spirit of a child into old age — to maintain all of your life the enthusiasm of a small child.

Henry David Thoreau declared, “None is as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”

“The worst bankruptcy in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.”

The basis of true enthusiasm in found in the origin of the word. It consisted of two parts, “en” and “theos,” meaning “in or within” and “theos,” the god within. It means being one with God. When the Living Lord is the God within, there is reason to be enthusiastic. Being aware of God being with you gives warmth, sensitivity, freshness, and vigor to life.

Passion can have terrific advantages. A high spirited person can get work done more quickly, and use their energy to raise the morale of others. 

Enthusiastic persons normally channel their excitement into their work, they often do a better job than those who aren’t emotionally invested.

Avoid things that rob you of enthusiasm. One is the news. News is by its very nature negative. Discipline yourself regarding the amount of news you will watch. 

A sense of boredom robs one of enthusiasm. Fight boredom by staying current, fresh, and excited. Shake yourself awake, get interested in something worthwhile. 

Keep in mind the spirit of Scriptures such as the following to keep you aware that God is within you and you desire to please Him.

“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, or devise or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” (Ecclesiastes 9:20)

“…as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men….” (Ephesians 6:6, 7)

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness….” (Jeremiah 48:10 ESV)

Every day take your vitamins: Vitamin A for Affection, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Commitment, Vitamin D for Discipline, and Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!