This is emotional enthusiasm, an all-consuming eagerness about something that is new, about to happen or that has caught the imagination, causing the human body to produce adrenaline and endorphins, making us feel more alive and engaged in the world. The mind visualises or conjures up a vast array of scenarios that could become reality as our creative minds are stimulated by an idea. Yet it is wise to pause and responsibly consider with discernment and wisdom the path before us (Prov 4:26, 19:2). The eagerness to bring it into reality can lead to reckless abandonment of rational thought and sound principles, as often experienced by impetuous youth who later regret some of their choices as they live with long-term consequences. Don't let the excitement and endless possibilities offered in your teenage years to crowd out the eternally significant experiences (Eccl 12:1). We should commit our way to the Lord in prayer, and especially in major areas solicit the input of independent, mature, Godly people who can offer valuable common-sense insights. If it seems we are to proceed, do so without undue haste, thoughtfully, with logic and wisdom. Be open to the unfolding of ongoing guidance and refinement of the goal by keeping an open heart to the Lord.

Zacchaeus was delighted when Jesus noticed him and said He wanted to come to his house (Lk 19:6).

Excitement is a powerful motivator that stimulates enormous energy and drive to passionately accomplish things we might not have thought possible and so unlock our full potential and achieve our goals as we overcome obstacles and push past our comfort

What Godly vision excites me?

zones. However, from the mountain top experience of ecstasy where boundless opportunities are seen, we will come down into the valley of realism with its problems, where patience and tedious, hard work are required to outwork the dream seen on the mountaintop. Reflect on the initial vision to keep you inspired, utilizing the necessary quality of endurance to see the venture through to completion.

The Bible says, "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord" (Rom 12:11). This requires the inner stamina of endurance; to continue the hard slog when the novelty and excitement of something new and exhilarating has worn off.

See also: anticipation, attention, emotions, endurance, enthusiasm, flesh, motive/motivation, passion, zeal.