This is an impatience or reckless enthusiasm that needs to be balanced with some of the implications and cost involved as, when the novelty of any venture diminishes, it requires on-going discipline and persistence to see a successful conclusion to that which we commit to (Lk 14:25-33; 2 Cor 8:11). Do I have the determination to keep the momentum going after the initial flush of excitement and keenness

Am I eager to know God in a deeper way?

has waned? David was not reluctant but volunteered to confront Goliath, confident with God’s help he would win(1 Sam 17:48). One passionate person is worth several whose hearts are not committed to a project. When Jesus called the disciples they eagerly accepted (Mt 4:18-22). The Israelites “sought God eagerly, and He was found by them” (2 Chr 15:15). What an encouragement to us. God wants a deep relationship with us and if we wholeheartedly seek Him we will find Him (Jer 29:13). The Berean believers “received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true” (Act 17:11).

Jesus told two parables about people who were so keen to obtain what was of great value they sold everything to acquire them (Mt 13:44-46). Paul was so grateful of the salvation he had received and said, "I am so eager to preach the gospel" (Rom 1:15). Am I eager to tell others about Jesus?

Jesus Christ gave Himself for us to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good (Tit 2:14). Does this describe me?

See also: cost, courage, enthusiasm, excitement, passion, volunteer, zeal.