It Took A Lightning Strike Experience for Paul To Figure It Out
While some have had extreme, life altering experiences, many have grown to know what matters most through steady incremental progress. Paul (previously known as Saul) was enthusiastically passionate when he was persecuting Christians and showed the same vigor when sharing Christ’s message.
Paul had a purpose from the beginning, and it took a “board upside the head” experience (which I can identify with) to help him see what it was. Regardless of what has happened to get you to where you are, the important thing is to keep pushing forward to the purpose God has designed you specifically for.
There is so much to do and so little time to do it.
I remember when our kids were growing up and they would say, “There’s nothing to do. I’m bored.” This drove me crazy. I can’t ever remember feeling bored. I’m sure there were times that I did, but I don’t remember them. The definition of boredom is when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that something is dull or tedious. This sounds like someone who hasn’t found their purpose.
I find the opposite of boredom to be true in my life. I keep trying to figure out how I’m ever going to get everything done. I have to intentionally take time to slow down and enjoy life or I’m on the go all the time, this isn’t good either. Taking a day to rest and honor God is a part of His plan for us to accomplish our purpose. It worked for Him, it will work for us, but resting certainly isn’t the same as boredom.
Boredom is a big cause of people getting into trouble. They fill their time with things that are unproductive. These people haven’t found their purpose yet. I believe it is because they aren’t actively looking for it. Without a purpose they become bored and lost. Unhappy people are bored and bored people are unhappy? There are many worthwhile things to be done. You don’t have to be bored. It comes down to a personal choice.
We’re only bored if we choose to be.
Paul found the one thing that really matters. His life and death were lived proving this out and he wasn’t bored.
Following Christ will never be boring!