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Transformed by Your Boring Life

Updated: Mar 30

two women looking at a new bonnet
The New Bonnet (Ashcan School), by Eastman Johnson (1876).

Transformed by Your Boring Life

The reality that we often work against as Christians in our self-obsessed culture is that God has us where he wants us right now.

With promptings from social media, TV, and motion pictures it is all too easy to get caught up in the mindset that we need to be great, and exceptional, we must get out into the world, and seek greener more productive pastures.

We of course are not in control of our lives. We foolishly think that we are and subsequently make many foolish and sinful decisions based on our false perceptions. Many of us have learned the hard way that going somewhere else or seeking to be known can take us outside of God's geographical will for us leading to misery and suffering.

By avoiding hurry and intentionally looking at our boring routines and the mundane patterns of our life we begin to notice God at work. We all live in the here and now. What we don't want to admit is that Jesus’ call to faithfulness in the small things prepares us spiritually and mentally for the bigger things he will send our way.

Things like being to work on time, doing a good job in the name of the Lord, showing kindness to others, and going out of your way to help, to name but just a few.

Jesus demands radical discipleship.

But that discipleship, your very transformation into Christ-likeness begins right where you are. Before Christ works in and through you for his good pleasure, he forgives you, and clothes you for you are indispensable in his eyes.

"On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together." 1 Corinthians 12:21-26

The only person you must look to is Christ. He will ultimately satisfy all your yearnings, hopes, and dreams. So be intentional, and make daily prayer the centerpiece of your day. Abide in Christ for he makes the most boring life glorious!

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