I’ve always said that if you are bored, you are not in the will of God. After all, if we are doing what we are supposed to do as Christians, we don’t have time to be bored. If someone says they are bored, ask them if they have prayed, read their Bible, talked to someone about Christ, helped the needy, visited the widows, etc. I think we all know what the answer will be.
As I think about boredom, it’s not just that people are failing to do the activities they should be doing; it’s that people are filling their lives with the wrong kind of activities. Their days are spent pursuing insignificant activities, entertainment, and self-fulfillment rather than living their lives for God and others. They pursue meaningless activities like playing video games for hours on end, watching endless amounts of television, and spending inordinate amounts of time on social media rather than pursuing relationships with God and others.
For an increasing number of people, their “relationships” are mostly virtual. Having a relationship with people has been reduced to posting pictures of yourself online and waiting for your “friends” to like and comment on them. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against entertainment or social media, but if that’s where we are spending most of our time, and that’s where we seeking meaning for our life, we will be bored.