The definition of excitement
What is excitement? When it comes to excitement, people tend to think about excitement of the opposite sex, or excitement of love. However, that is not all.
The Holy Spirit said,
“It’s not only the physical love that will give you excitement. If you think and do something while liking it and being happy about it, then you are excited about it.”
Pastor Jung Myeong Seok further explained in his sermon, the state in which you like something, or the state in which you are happy about something is the excited state. Excitement is a driving force that motivates people to take action.
If you think of excitement only in terms of excitement from the opposite sex, or excitement from the physical bodily love, then you cannot use it extensively and in a more profound way. Therefore, you need to learn properly and think well.
There are hundreds of kinds of excitement in life.
What happens when you are excited?
Excitement can make your heart hot or cold.
Excitement can make you like something; it can make you happy, worried, or nervous.
Excitement has the power to move the state of your heart and thoughts. When it comes to excitement, you will not be excited if you just sit still. You need to think, take action, and do work.
Use the excited state well to do various works with hope, joy, and happiness. When you become excited, you can even do difficult tasks because you will like it and be happy about the task.
For example, if you want to be excited with songs, what should you do?
You need to keep liking them and be happy about them, and frequently sing them. Then you will be excited by the songs. If you don’t do anything, there will be no feeling.
Pastor Joshua Jung shared: “If you want to be excited about the work you need to do, you need to keep thinking about it and do the work. If you sit still, then all day long you won’t be excited about work. Since there is no excitement about the work to be done, you won’t want to do anything, either.”
Liking something and being happy about it is truly significant. In order to like something and be happy about it, you shouldn’t sit still but you should think and take action. Then you will be filled with excitement, and you will do what you must do.
This is the case with everything in faith.
You need to like and be happy about the work that you are responsible for. Then you will do it easily without much difficulty.
If you take action on something that you like and do it joyfully, you will do it properly because of that stimulation. You will do it with hope and thanksgiving. Those who are willing to do the work they have to do try to do it at any cost, even by making snippets of time. You can do everything—whether it’s difficult, hard, good, big or small—only if you do it while liking it and being joyful and excited about it.
(Extracted from Jung Myung Seok’s sermon delivered on January 28th, 2018)