I once heard a pastor say that the way we do one thing is how we do everything. I really didn’t like him for a few days after that particular message because I didn’t want to accept the truth contained within that powerful statement. I didn’t want to have to change my unhealthy behaviors because in some areas of my life they were working for me (or at least I thought they were working for me). One of these behaviors was apathy.
It’s so easy for me to become apathetic, uninterested, and unexcited by life. I can grow unhappy with how things are going and instead of taking steps to change what I dislike, I check out. Trying somehow feels overwhelming and just too difficult, so instead, I retreat. I isolate and insulate and opt-out of whatever is going on. I put myself on auto-pilot and let myself go.