A little reminder to self- either people are in or out, there just is not time in our lives for people who do not commit.
Revelation 3:15-16New International Version (NIV)
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Say what you will about religion and politics, but there just isn't room in my life for people who are pole sitters, wind checkers, wishy-washy, or just plain uncommitted. Perhaps this comes back to the unrealistic expectations I place upon others- 'be 100% committed or 100% uninterested and stay out of my way.'
This is an issue that has vexed me for most of my life, I could never figure out why some kids would play for hours and others would drift away to something else. Similar events happened in my school years, either the topic amazed and consumed me or it was the most boring subject ever. Now, in my adult years, things are still moving along at a similar pace- there are things that raise my spirits high and fill my heart and mind with excitement, then there are things in which I just do not involve myself.
Are you hot, cold or lukewarm?
My suggestion- Do the things that keep you hot and full of life. Ignore those things that bring you down to lukewarm and the things that make you cold, face those with a smile.