Don't Let the Boredom Break You

In Today’s society, it seems like you always have to be busy doing something. We see people on Instagram traveling around the world. Or we see the boss babe quotes popping up all over Pinterest. It just seems like if we are not jam packing our schedules with activities, then we are not doing enough. We are not achieving our goals if we are just doing everyday activities such as going to school or working a 9-5 job. But, the truth is everyone goes through these boring moments, these stuck moments that feel like they will never pass. They just will not admit it because it doesn’t fit with their ‘image’. We try to avoid the boring phases we have in our lives. But what we fail to realize is that God uses those boring moments to teach us and prepare us.

The things we need the most for our end goal is usually learned during boring stages. Boring stages teach us patience, appreciation, hard work, and, most importantly, it teaches us that we need to enjoy where we are. I usually get so restless when I stay at a place for too long, and the same goes for when I am at the same stage in my life for too long. I end up praying for God to give me something fun and exciting. I try to convince Him that I am ready for the next stage, as if I know what is better for me than God does. But the truth is, I have been placed in this boring stage for a reason. And the only way to get out of this stage is to continue to pursue your goals, but you have to appreciate where you are at now. It is far further than where you started. And, the boring parts are usually the most comfortable periods. You will wish for them back because moving to the next stage is always uncomfortable.

God has bigger and better things in store for you. Just because you are going through a boring period doesn’t mean the rest of your life will be boring too. You’re not stuck, you are exactly where God wants you to be. The most important thing to do is not quit. Don’t let the boredom break you. All the stories in the bible, all the miracles, they happened to ordinary people going through their own boring, ordinary, stages. Miracles wouldn’t be miracles if they didn’t have their own spotlight. They’re not going to happen when you’re expecting them. Miracles are what are going to be what disturb your boring, peaceful, stage. They are going to be what throws you off course. You just have to wait for it, and don’t forget to praise God in the meantime.