1. Sometimes we choose to be indifferent because it is an easy simple answer that keeps us out of hot water.
2. Sometimes, in a very subtle manner we become indifferent as a result of our life experiences.
But…either way it is a threat to the core of what we believe rendering us useless in our honest decision making.
I saw it in the last presidential election. People don’t want to talk about it. Believers were literally torn on whether to vote for Barack Obama. They liked him as a person, felt him to be very charismatic; but they knew that the Democratic platform which he represented was anti some of the most important core values of the Christian faith.
Indifference is a very dangerous thing. It is taking the middle ground. It seems harmless, but it is a very harmful thought pattern or path. It is easy to be tricked by such a seemingly harmless stance.
You see, in our Christian walk, God doesn’t look for our indifference, He looks for our commitment.
In your faith walk or for whatever you are believing…you cannot be indifferent and expect things to go your way. You cannot be indifferent about your healing. You cannot be indifferent about your bills that are due. You cannot be indifferent about your children. You cannot be indifferent about your loved ones. You had better not be indifferent about that problem with your car. You cannot be indifferent about any matter that concerns you. You cannot afford to be indifferent about your faith, when you pray, your ability to praise God or any commandment.
Indifference is an enemy of the believer. It is a chosen path; one that we cannot walk down.
Indifference is a comfortable answer in difficult situations. Indifference will often allow you to compromise your values and when you do…you slowly lose a little of yourself.
Who are you? What do you stand for? You should be able to readily answer that.
Perhaps you are really into the things of God and this is not a challenge to you…or so you think.
You might be indifferent about certain matters that concern you. Perhaps they are distant and have posed problems in the past so now you say: “I don’t really care about that or those people and their feelings.”
Or maybe you never said it…but you are indifferent about it or them.
When we say that we are indifferent …we are saying we do not value something or that we do not devalue something…but maybe it is something for us to value or devalue.
Indifference can be subtle and before long; that sentiment left unchecked will permeate to other parts of your life and affect what you believe; what you value. It happens everyday.
There was a time that the public would have never accepted some of the things that are shown on television but many…have become indifferent.
When we watch things on television that are different than what we believe; we allow ourselves to become double minded and …indifferent.
We are saying that we are neither hot or cold and that is a dangerous place. You see everything in this life…in some way is connected to God’s plan so you believer must take a stand whether that stand be popular or not!
Revelation 3:15, TLB. “I know you well—you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were one or the other! But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth!”