How Boredom Can Make Or Break You.
90% of our actions come from boredom. It is crucial to make use of our God-given moments. It is easy to self-indulge ourselves with lofty entertainment and self-gratifying activity. In the end, they leave us empty and seeking for more. Those who succeed in their calling are not only those who believe in Christ but SUBMIT to his will to discipline oneself.
Our culture was built on a self-suffecient spirit. When arriving to the New World, we mastered our aguralcutlure, social, military, industries, and technological skills. It is the reason our American ancestors called for 'independence' from Great Britain in the first place.
We are more advanced than ever as a society. Major changes in technology and scientific instruments, have helped us live more comfortable lives. The issue lies in the self-indulging distractions this has caused. We have become more concerned with the next ppv event than our own personal lives and relationship with our Higher self, Christ.
Here is a link to a graph of the word usage of 'boredom' through the year 1800-2010 and up:
No matter what journey you are walking towards, you will have to take your time seriously as if your life depended on it. For it does. The journey to success whether you want to live healthier and hit the gym, start a business, move into ministry,Have a happy relationship etc. You must develop the discipline of making boredom your best friend. How? Like a basketball legend once said "When Im sleeping someone is practicing" You must develop a sense of urgency and take actions 'Today' that bring you closer to your desired future.
Boredom is a 'state' of mind where an individual feels dull and lifeless. At least he or she believe so. The graph shows how as the years increased from 1800 up to 2010, The term gradually grew and keeps increasing. The irony is, our conditions and state of living have dramatically improved throughout the years. The things the early Americans never even thought was possible to attend, we now do so. If that is the case, why do so many fall prey to boredom and get sidetracked from their True life's purpose?
The real root is within ourselves. The 'pressure' and temptation to, as Author Robert Greene put it, "run away from ourselves." The majority of us are afraid of our own thoughts, fears, and even aspirations. For every fear, our culture promises a temporary escape. Whether it be drugs (prescription or non-prescription) entertainment, events, games, etc. We escape our own individuality by either ignorantly joining a club, cult, religious church, or a gang. We self-indulge in temporary escapes, not realizing that the key to a great livelihood lies in the present. We go to school on Monday longing for Friday. Instead of putting our focus and energy in the present moments of our lives.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with entertainment and other activities. But we must learn to make our moments count and consciously sow seed into our moments 'today' so we may reap purposeful futures. A child who plays basketball for his school team is most likely to succeed in his personal life then the child who wanders around with no specific goal, hobby, or purpose. Those who succeed in whatever calling make use of their God-given time and privilege to create the life they desire. The enemies greatest weapon is to cause us to drift and wander like zombies. When we drift from one useless or over-indulged habit or idea to the next, our ambitions lower as well as our sense of alertness. Keeping us able from understanding what the Holy Spirit is instruction us to do in our current season.
Matthew 24:42 "Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming."
Luke 21:34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap."