Your Choice

Yes, many of us are bored right now. Life is not the same. We can’t do what we want to do, when we want to do it. Some of us spend the day whining about our boredom. “There is nothing to do; there is nowhere to go. I am bored.”

Boredom is a weariness, a lack of enthusiasm or interest, sluggishness, a lack of excitement.

But try on this thought. Isn’t boredom really freedom to choose? Think about it. I can continue to languish in my chair or I can play with the kids, walk in the park, read a book or bake a cake.

In my childhood home, we quickly learned never to say we were bored. The minute you used that word, a parent gave you a job. “If you are that bored, go wash the car, the carrots need weeding; wash the dog.”

I searched several versions of the Bible, but I couldn’t find the word boredom anywhere. The closest I come to the thought, was David with Bathsheba.

One late afternoon, David got up from taking his nap and was strolling on the roof of the palace.

(2 Samuel 11:2-5, MSG)

David’s army was a war. He should have been with them. Instead, he took afternoon naps and spied on his neighbors.

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So, take your stand!

(Galatians 5:1a, MSG)

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