Posted By Aaron Marcelli on November 29, 2011
In my experience, the people who are most successful in life are extremely driven individuals. They have a deep sense of passion or calling. There is a cause (whether social, political, or religious) that compels them to give of their time, money, and effort. They make a difference, rather small or large, because they are dedicated.
Is there anything you have that sense of passion for?
Do you have a calling that calls you to action?
If not, I would warn you against laziness and apathy. At some point, something must move you enough that you get up and take action.
If you don’t feel your work is important, you will only do the minimum to get by. If you’re not passionate about your relationships, you will have few close friendships. If you don’t sense a calling to work toward a social, political or religious cause you will likely waste your time away rather than do volunteer work or take part in a public movement.
Living life without anything you get this excited about does not sound appealing. It sounds like a waste.
That’s why I would encourage you to ask God to bless you with a burden.
The word burden may not sound like a good thing. The word implies weight or responsibility but it can be the kind of productive responsibility that provides something you can give yourself to.
We all need a cause. We all need some way of contributing to making the world a better place. We need that thing we can give ourselves to. Whether it’s music, parenting, missions, or the environment, find your burden. Find that thing you feel like you must do!
Ask God to bless you with a burden and then give yourself to it. It’s the better way to live.