Christian Counseling on Holy Indifference

Holy indiferance may sound like an oxymoron but we can’t confuse it with apathy.  Apathy means , I don’t care.”  Holy Indifference means, “I care a lot about God’s will.”

Holy Indifference is a special gift from God which greatly enhances discernment.  It’s a very noble state and means the discerner has devastated themselves of free will, and genuinely has trustful surrender to divine providence.

Holy indifference is so essential to discernment because it gives us the freedom to accept God’s outcome.  The more a person can be holy indifferent, the more they are able to correctly discern because they don’t have their own agenda.  If we give any outcome intrinsic value, we are now outside of holy indifference.

For example, we might all insist that we want to do God’s will, but when it becomes God’s will that we be punished, we whine and cry because we do not want to be punished.  Holy indifference is satisfied with God’s will, whether blessing or punishment.  It’s an openness to God’s will despite the mortification or disagreement from our own fallen nature.

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