“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
As impossible as it seems, Scripture invites us to give thanks in everything. And to pray without ceasing.
Boredom is a constant threat of when life is in a season of routine – life on the plains. When we feel bored, it is likely an important signal that we are choosing a wrong perspective. When we are bored, we have no one but ourselves to blame.
Sameness and routine are not bad things in and of themselves. They are, in fact, fertile fields of opportunity – if we can see it.
In the seasons of sameness, we have the opportunity to choose thankfulness. It is in the thanksgiving we can discover the myriad opportunities we have to grow, to create, even to adventure. By choosing to be thankful, we gain contentment. We avoid depending on circumstances for happiness. That is to say, we avoid having circumstances reign over us.
Bored is a condition of fallibility. It is a result of not being able to fully see and know all that God is and all he is doing in the world. We are never short of relationships, circumstances, internal rumblings, and external evidence reminding us of the goodness of God. If we don’t see it, it is because we fall short not because they are not there.A great thing we can pray is for the Lord to open our eyes, to see things for which we can be thankful. Life on the plains is ripe with glory. Truth, after all, motivates and moves us more than anything else. Pray for the truth in all circumstances and see your life transformed by thankfulness.