I don’t know if it’s because school is starting or what, but like 20 times this week I have just felt this overwhelming sense of boredom with my life. I want things to be happening and for me to be doing interesting things and for something to shake up the routine.
It’s not the same as the 5 year old me whining that I had nothing to do as I sat next to my pile of toys. I have lots to do and I do it. Instead, this is a yearning for something more, a feeling that I am settling, the feeling that a hamster must get in its wheel.
The problem with this mood is that it keeps me from getting things done, it makes me discontented, and it makes me forget that this is the life God has called me to right now.
So, I turned to the Bible to remind myself of a few things. If, like me, it feels like your life is a bit bland, here are 10 verses I found that will hopefully help put things back in perspective:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” -Ecclesiastes 3:1
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:6
“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:14
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” -Romans 12:1
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. -Isaiah 26:3
“But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk.” -1 Cornithians 7:17
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” -Matthew 6:33
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” -Psalm 118:24
These verses reminded me that where I am is where God has called me, that God has blessed me beyond measure, and that He has a plan for my life far beyond this moment. Just because it doesn’t look to us like God is working in our lives right now, doesn’t mean that He isn’t. Our little eyes can’t at all see the big picture that God has already painted for us (Psalm 139:16).
So let’s trust Him to work in us and through us right where we are planted today!
P.S. Besides reading through these verses, I did a lot of praying and also reread this post from a few weeks ago. Maybe it will help you too.
What helps you when you are feeling discouraged or stuck?