Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, has written an outstanding book entitled “Enthusiasm makes the Difference,” and it does in the work of our Lord.
The word enthuse comes from two Greek words, “en” and “theos.” It means “in God”
Enthusiasm is being in God and God in you. Enthusiasm is a faith attitude of trusting that God is in me, and I am in God. God is working.
There are basic ingredients for building enthusiasm. First involvement is people are enthusiastic about the things in which they are personally involved. Every believer should be involved in doing something in the Lord’s work.
Secondly, repetition - to maintain enthusiasm about our priorities, we must be reminded of them constantly. Repetition builds enthusiasm. The more you do it the more you are excited about doing it. If it is singing, preaching, praying, witnessing, worshipping, or doing mission work the more you do it, you build enthusiasm.
Lastly, reporting and sharing-excitement builds, as people understand what is going on. The book of Acts is a reporting and sharing book. The Christians dispersed to do the work of a witness of our Lord Jesus, then they came together reporting and sharing what God has done.
As you build enthusiasm, I am reminded when I played basketball in school. My coach gave the team what is called a pep talk before and after the game. Each letter in pep gives you enthusiasm. “P” is for preparing, “E” is for every, and “P” is for person.
My coach was preparing every person on the team to share in the victories and struggles they experienced.
A great motto verse is Colossians 3:23-“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and unto men.”