Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday is "Apathy" Day.

 Apathy (also called impassivity or perfunctoriness): is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. 

Last year when the Invisible Children campaign was launched, it was met with two very different responses. People either were on board and made donations. They cared about the cause and wanted everyone to know about it. The other side said it was a scam and a sign of the times in that people wanted to do their part by sitting behind a computer screen and giving money to feel better about themselves. It was a true sign of how much our society had become the microwave society, where we want things now and quickly, and sometimes something for nothing.

This post isn't about what I thought about KONY/Invisible Children.

I'm just so struck by how much of the latter argument rings true for our society.

I've spent the last few months trying to figure out why people in general are so rude and cranky. You know, what is their problem? What happened to common decency and caring about the community around you?

More often than not, I find that people want to put their name on something, but when it comes time to actually doing work and getting sweaty, they want no part. If an event doesn't go their way or how they thought it would based on their life experiences which are limited, then they throw a hissy fit that would make even the chillest moms cringe.

When did we as a society become so indifferent? When did we become okay with cheap talk and doing nothing to back it up?

I mean seriously, people can talk and talk and talk all they want about their ideals and what they believe or think  and then walk out the door and do nothing about it. Somehow, this has become acceptable.

When did we stop becoming doers?

And then in the middle of this gripe session inside my head, I was struck with my own indifference.

Since around April, I haven't had too much of a relationship with God. I've just been really quiet on my end of the deal and it seems to be the same for the other end as well. I don't really know what to say to God right now. I'm not mad at Him. I'm not irritated with Him. I'm just quiet. You would think right now is when I'd be tight with God considering that major life changes are coming at us in just a little over a year now. Instead, I'm quiet. I haven't been to church in a month and I know that I need to be in there.

We've really been spending a lot of time with friends from school since we'll all be graduating soon. If I'm honest, that time has been great and yet a setback at the same time. Some are believers. Some aren't. And I've found myself becoming complacent with where I am instead of striving to be set apart. I'm all for having a good time and I think that God wants us to enjoy this one life He has so graciously given us, but at the same time I don't think He wants us to get lost in it either.

I have to work at this relationship and lately, I haven't been. I can't read the latest devotional that everyone is buzzing about on The Twitter/IG/the blogosphere and expect to be at the same level, if I'm not willing to put in the time or work.

I enjoy all of the community service projects I've been a part of recently and find myself easily annoyed when others aren't as passionate. Hell, I just wrote a tirade about it above, but why am I not as passionate about my relationship with Christ. Why am I not getting fired up about that lately? And also, why do I care so intensely about what others think of me, when my only concern should be what Christ thinks of me.

I don't have a real stopping point for this post because I'm still in the middle of experiencing this whole whatever it is. I also kinda find it fitting to just let this post sorta float out there and let it be for now.

Happy Wednesday.


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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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