1. What makes you tick?
2. What makes your alarm go off?
3. What stops you in your tracks?
You will have different answers for each question, and also different kinds of answers too.
My answer for 1, which is strange for a reclusive type of person, is others. There’s nothing like a need to respond to, that I find, even if I feel reluctant, get the internal clockwork mechanism cranking up again.
And again, considering 2, for a fairly self-contained person, laid back and easy going, it is unfairness, particularly that affects people I know and love, that makes me sees red, and ‘pop’ goes the fuse.
And 3? Well, that one is harder to describe with a specific example, but it is being apprehended by the Holy Spirit. Something that arrests you because it is the God of surprises making himself known.
I think 1 2 and 3 are areas where we see God making his presence known in our lives, increasing our sensitivity, and where we find ourselves functioning out of what we thought was our character.
What’s your 1 2 3?