During these seasons of unexpected busyness, I need God more than ever.
At times I feel like I am just trying to keep up looking for the moment when I can “just breathe.”
It is then I hear or read where someone has posted “I’m bored.” What?
How can anyone be bored?
I would pay to be bored.
Maybe he needed a bored break.
Maybe he just wanted to be with his Father.
Time alone with the Father is like a reward of freshness; a natural balance or a gentle breeze.
The truth is we don’t know how much we need it until we start doing it.
Somehow boredom doesn’t fit in the life of a disciple.
There is always God’s college to attend; he is opening new classes every day.
The amount of knowledge and wisdom required is infinite; and best taught by the Holy Spirit.
Your desire to get to know the Holy Spirit is a pre-requisite to learning the ways of God.
Once you graduate which takes years, you have an internship with a seasoned disciple.
The internship can be teaching, preaching, evangelism, childhood education, prayer warriors,
or whatever your elected call may be. God will make the needed arrangements for any one
of us to fulfill months or years of tested work.
After the education, you are given the go-ahead for field work.
Matthew 9:37 “The harvest is plentiful but workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Day to day life, along with the apprenticeship God extends to us alleviates any ideas of becoming bored. Again, we may be seeking that hideaway of silence.
Igniting the fuse of God’s wisdom and knowledge is like fireworks. Like a sponge, you begin soaking in the vastness of information and insight you can only acquire from knowing God.
Knowing God on a personal level is the best advice I can give to anyone. The privilege we have to deeply communicate with the Creator of the Universe is the branch he extends to us. All we have to do is reach for it.
Relationships take time, effort and continuity. Expressing ourselves to God from the heart is what he is looking for. Once we do this, he begins to reciprocate with that which you would never expect. Most likely it is different with everyone; and that makes it difficult to describe or explain. It also shows the ingenious originality of our God.
For me, my relationship with God stems from many branches. Adding to the nature of God, I found he is not at all what I thought he was; or who I was taught he would be.
The branch of boredom was more of a void; an emptiness that never seemed to get filled. The puzzled pieces of who I was taught God was, what the world has made him out to be along with my emptiness, had to be filtered and sifted out of my life.
It wasn’t all wrong, but I couldn’t make sense of God until getting to know him intimately became a priority.
Still very far off from all he is, at least I left the podium of the fixture of God as I viewed him for so many years.
He is unexplainable.
He is mysterious.
He is exciting.
He is not boring. In fact, he is the opposite.
If God isn’t the centerpiece of your life, nothing fits; nothing works, nothing exists.
There is no point in anything.
If your life lacks meaning, is full of deep empty pits or boring, get God.
You will never be bored again.
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