1. absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit
OR my personal favorite definition...
2. any various forms of extreme religious devotion, usually associated with intense emotionalism and a break in orthodoxy.
People who know me - know me to be a Jesus Freak or "very religious" as my non-church going friends always say. I would say my enthusiasm for my relationship with Jesus is pretty intense and is a break in orthodoxy in today's world - especially for folks in my generation, who at an alarming clip are RUNNING from churches or any thing related to God. But that is another post - tonight I am writing about my authentic enthusiasm for my future.
You see, last week I made a few decisions that absolutely will change the trajectory of my future for the better. I don't want to elaborate just yet but I can say that I am in the scary territory now.
In my life - things sort of happen like this:
Uninhibited Enthusiasm (where I am today)
Execution of Plan
Once I am in Phase III - there is usually no turning back and it is a faith-filled whirling into the future I go. This pattern has played out over in over in my life and those who have known me for longer than a year knows this to be true.
The only reason I am scared is because I need to find the additional time in my life to incorporate the plan for this new passion. I already dropped piano lessons - which were an impromptu addition to my life in February. Once my current plan is in full force - I will be back in piano lessons. For sure.
The next week will be critical for moving into Phase IV - Building the Plan and I hope to be full throttle into Phase V - Execution of the Plan within 30 days. Ouch. My brain hurts thinking of it but my hearts skips and THAT is what will carry me.
By the end of 2009 (7 short months from now) - I will be having Ruby dreams come true.