Nothing to say, and nothing interesting to read.
Those words come to mind at the end of a sermon that lacked creativity or novelty; or when someone says something that could have been found in an email chain letter; or after reading another post about why life hasn’t been working out for them, and the Bible is to blame. Sometimes, you’re really just uninspired by faith.
In those moments of boredom, it’s natural to immediately believe that God has abandoned you. That His promises are lies. Or worse yet, you might come to conclusions about Him that aren’t true. Perhaps, He doesn’t actually love you, or He doesn’t care.
What’s There To Do?
Don’t believe a word of it. What you’re experiencing is simply a lack of inspiration by faith, you’re not completely uninspired by faith. The solution to the boredom and dryness is found in 1 Chronicles 16:11. Here, David says: “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually.”
Note the words: seek His face. When we do this, we will come to know and understand who He truly is and for ourselves why we should serve Him.
God does not exist for our pleasure alone. If He’s going to bless us, then it won’t be because we’ve done everything right or that we’ve followed all the rules. He blesses us because He loves us, and it’s His nature to do so.
Just Trust God
God works in mysterious ways, which means that sometimes we must seek Him for quite a while before we can fully grasp what our path has been or where He is leading us next. Without inspiration by faith, it might appear as if God has abandoned you, but that’s not true.
The path to walking with God is one filled with dry spells and mundane experiences; there will be times when it feels like nothing interesting is happening. But eventually, those moments of boredom will make way for the truly inspirational – moments where we feel led by God or we discover something new about Him.
It is in those moments that we realize why we serve God and what He provides for us – not only does He bless us, but He keeps us from being uninspired by faith, too (Psalm 37:23-24).
And when the time comes to face temptation or hardship, we know who we’re going to rely on, and we know what we’re going to hold onto.
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