Too often in our lives we encounter mundanity. We begin something and it it lasts longer than we had anticipated. Or perhaps circumstances in our life have changed causing the need for the existence to last but a little longer.
- How about the job you thought you would retire from and the economy changed and retirement is not on the table?
- Or the child that encountered illness and required you to stay where you were?
- The job promotion to a new city that did not come through after you sold your house?
This are but a few. Each person probably has their own set. Essentially what you may be saying is “life did not turn out the way I thought”. I get it! Yet each day I find myself extending comfort to others who going through something.
Many people view the mundane in life as “not exciting”. While others view life as too exciting.
Our world experience whether mundane, boring, “not happening” is somewhat not if not all on us. Many people look to “boring” because the excitement they have encountered is not the “excitement” they want. Child goes to jail, spouse has cancer, loss of job and more. No one wants that kind of excitement. So in light of those experiences, wanting a boring life is desirable.
But there are two things I notice. Too many have been caught up in seeking others to fulfill their “excitement” or entertainment phase. Movies, TV, music, videos, Facebook and more. Now, not a one of those is evil or wrong in itself. What amazes me is how many are caught up in the death, destruction and NEED to be…entertained. To have excitement enter through another realm.
Maybe, just maybe, my life experiences have left me desiring something more than entertainment. A walk, for me is better than a TV program. Time with a child or grandchild better than a movie or a carful of music. (Unless it is them singing. ) Seeing someone healed better than watching videos of beheadings and destruction. Watching a reconciliation, greater than watching the end of a relationship.
The increase in entertainment has left people without “real life experiences”.
And mundanity can happen in the job place. I understand that too. My recent time in a new company, making 60 dials a day, being on the phone two hours or more and calling in to people I do not know, is not “really where I live”. But I do it, for the sake of my family and the enjoyment of a roof over my head. But honestly, if that was all I thought I had to look forward to… So, I share my faith and I watch people change. Exciting. The job is what I do, not who I am. I am just as prophetic as I was when I started though in a totally different realm.
I write this, this morning because it is time for believers to change the world they live it. Do you want excitement? Change the world with healings and the raising of the dead. Like movies or TV? Ask the Lord to show you His! No death, no sickness… Music? Ask the Lord to share His songs over you! Excitement? Find a person and change their life. Get caught up in their excitement. And stop looking for people to fulfill you. That is what the Lord has done. When we realize He is our all in all, boredom will shrink away.
Live life on your terms. Recognize that if it is boring it is up to you to change it.
Let me leave you with this. Imagine a place where people come to have marriages restored. To see children healed. To see death sentences overturned. To see the restoration of all things. To see brilliant colors and the flash of angels. To see economic prosperity and favor. To see grace uplifted.
Now I do not know about you, but to me that is exciting! Do you remember a favorite trip, where you could not sleep because you were so excited about going? That is me…all the time. That little snapshot I just laid out? On my heart…all the time.