The inspiration behind this post came from a discussion with a friend of mine who is like a god sister to me. I can’t seem to remember what we were discussing before we switched to how so many unbelievers think being a Christian will lead you to a boring life. Have you ever heard No cinema, No party, No vacation, No sightseeing, No beach, and the likes because you are a Christian? There are many misconceptions about the Christian life, and one is that it is boring.
The truth is the Christian life is where we find true joy and lasting peace, hope and contentment. The difficulty is that, if you’re not a believer in Christ, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. These things, like all good and perfect things, come from God (James 1:17). Those who believe the Christian life is boring have never taken God’s invitation to “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). Instead, they selfishly pursue whatever they think will make them “not bored” or happy or content. The problem is, the things of this world are temporary and can never truly satisfy.
The Bible tells us that sowing to please our sinful nature will surely lead to destruction (Galatians 6:8). King Solomon, the wisest and richest person who ever lived, had everything a person could possibly want. He said, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure” (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Solomon had it all, but he concluded that it was “meaningless” and likened it to “chasing after the wind” (v. 11). In other words, he had everything this world had to offer, and he was bored.
What do you think we do all day just sit around fireplaces and read Bibles? We ski, swim, play sports, read, have friends and problems like anybody else. Christianity is not boring. It is an adventure.
Part of the problem may be how “boredom” is defined. Is it a lack of excitement? Nothing can stimulate perpetual exhilaration. Is it inactivity? If so, then the key is to find something to do. Is it uninterest? If so, the key is to be more curious. Is it a lack of “fun”? In that case, “fun” needs to be defined, since “fun” is itself a highly subjective concept. Some people assume that being a Christian is boring because they’ve heard that Christians have to give up all the “fun” things in life. It’s true that Christians give up some things, but it’s not the fun. Christians give up their sin, their self-destructive behavior, their addictions, their negative attitudes and their ignorance of God. In return, they receive “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). They “live as children of light” in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8). The mistakes of their past no longer have a stronghold in their lives. They no longer live for themselves but for the One who died for them. They serve others and make a difference (Romans 14:7; Philippians 2:4). They are becoming everything that God created them to be. It is virtually impossible to be bored in such a life.
The only thing in this world that has eternal value is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A growing, committed Christian will find that life is never boring. There’s always another step of faith to take, another relationship to build, another person to serve. Is the Christian life supposed to be “boring”? Absolutely not. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
I was flattered when Luski (a friend of mine) told me I’m the the silliest godly babe she’s ever known. Lol. I love to dress godly but also trendy, I love to do nice hair, I love to make up, I go to the Cinema, malls, and parties. I love to hang out with friends, I love sightseeing, I love to play pranks on people (I’m always happy when April 1st approaches), I love to catch fun, I love to laugh so hard till i feel my ribs are about to crack, I love vacations, holidays, etc. In short, I’m a very good dancer at least to an extent. Yet, I have a divine daily communication with my father, I study the word, I evangelize the gospel yet I’m not boring. Everything just has to be moderate. So i ask: Is being a Christian boring?
God, purpose and passion. #GPP