Did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? I’m not making it up! It got me to thinking about how some people think Christianity is boring. Is there a cure for boredom in the Christian life?
Taking a Leap of Faith as a Cure for Boredom in the Christian Life
Jesus came to give us “life and have it to the full” (Jn. 10:10), exceedingly abundant life. So, why might Christianity seem boring? Perhaps we get bored because we aren’t taking any risks for Jesus. Let me illustrate:
Somebody doing a bungee jump might dive off of a bridge plummeting toward the river below. Just before impact, the elastic cord yanks him back. He/she put total faith in that bungee cord.
As “bungee jumpers for Jesus” we wouldn’t be bored! We would be willing to leave our comfort zones and step out for Jesus … to take that leap of faith. We would obey Him in all situations, especially those that are out of our control. We would trust Him fully. We would act on what we say we believe.
Think of the “bungee jumpers” in Scripture: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, etc. I highly doubt if they were bored. They went to the edge and took the plunge, being confident that God would hold on to them even though they didn’t see or feel like it.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Heb. 11:1-2)
Think about these questions:
- What are some low risk plunges for you as a Christian?
- What are some higher risk plunges for you as a Christian?
A sure cure for boredom in the Christian life is to take some faith risks, to make a difference. If we never take risks, we will have little need for faith. We can start with the lower risk plunges. As we do, we will find God to be totally reliable. We will find Him to be all-sufficient. Then we will be ready to take some higher risk plunges for Him . . . and be bored no more!
What plunges have you taken recently?
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