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Here is the Daily Dose for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me. Psalm 41:11
The Blessing of Boredom
I think reality television has had a terrible effect on the way that we see life. Anyone that has watched an episode of any reality television show knows that every episode is filled with drama. There is always some fight, controversy, major life and death decision or level of drama at work every time you tune it. Because we have seen so much of this on television, we begin to look at our boring, humdrum, lives and feel like they are not measuring up. There is no daily drama. There is no overwhelming excitement to get worked up about on a regular basis. So we begin to think that our lives are not living up to the excitement that is all around us, not realizing that there is a blessing to boredom.
Often what we fail to realize is that boredom can be a good thing. We sometimes fail to realize that we sometimes are bored because we are not going through anything right now. We are not in peril, danger or drama and everything is just fine. And sometimes fine, is good enough. Think of the last time you were having an exciting and drama-filled time in life. Your prayer was Lord save me from this. Now that you’re not having issues you’re bored. So which one is it going to be, Lord get me out, or Lord keep me safe?
Friends, there is a blessing in boredom. Sometimes you have to remember that the Lord’s blessing to you is that He is keeping your enemies away from you, steering you free of drama and keeping everything on an even keel. What you have to decide is if you want to accept the blessing of boredom.