“I told God recently that I was bored with him. Pretty gutsy of me, eh? I couldn’t believe my own audacity, and yet that was how I felt, and I figured I should at least be honest about my offensive feelings since God knows them anyhow. And I wondered, what would provoke me to tell the God of the universe that I was finding him uninteresting, ho hum, nothing to write home about? What brought me to this point? And did I really mean what I said?” more…
In case you are wondering, “Yes you can still be Jesus follower and relate to what Becky is saying.
What could cause this boredom? (weary, restless, dullness, doldrums, weariness)
Have you ever had friends or family visit and you become a tour guide and show them all the sights?
Last Fall, my sister and brother-in-law were visiting from England and our trip to Niagara Falls was a real eye opener to me. My brother-in-law could not get enough of the site he was beholding. While we were waiting for the People Mover bus he would run down and get a couple of extra glimpses. The weather was horrid for much of the day but he was fine with getting soaked to the bone just to take in as much as he could.
After you have been to the Niagara Falls enough times it’s just a lot of water falling over a big cliff. Hard to believe you can feel that way about one of the 7 Wonders of the World but it happens. When we become familiar with someone or something we often miss the awe and fascination that attracted us in the first place.
“When your spiritual life becomes comfortable and without challenge it becomes a commodity and no longer a spiritual adventure.” Henri Nouwen
What will it take to move your spiritual life back from a commodity to a spiritual adventure?
Counsellors and Pastors often suggest to couples who feel they are drifting apart they need to go back and begin again those things that held them together in the first place. This usually involves spending more time together and communicating more.
How would you judge your time with God these days? Maybe time to start a regular devotional life again. Start small and build from there.
How about time with God’s people? Is there a small group you can join?
How about serving in your church or in your neighbourhood?
Make one small change today can you make that will move you from boredom to adventure?