Ann—Boredom, or Peace?
As the midterms approach, I’m suddenly feeling panic. Why do I feel like midterms and finals always pounce on me? I am currently running on about 4 or 5 hours of sleep. I definitely did not ready myself enough this time…I cannot wait for spring break!
So as I’m reflecting on how busy the past few weeks have been with school and all, I realize that I really, really miss…being bored. First semester, there were a lot of times where I felt like I had nothing to do. I had finished all my assignments early, and my classes weren’t too challenging. I would complain about how bored I was. And now here I am, looking back and wishing I was bored.
All too often, we take free time for granted. When we have nothing to do, sometimes our first instinct is to open up a laptop and watch a TV show or something to keep the boredom away. But instead of calling boredom “boredom,” can we call it “peace?” I feel like us as humans are constantly looking to be entertained. TV, video games, magazines, and other forms of entertainment exist merely to take up our time. We rarely take the time to just be still.
I admit that I’ve been slacking in my relationship with God. I forget to have my quiet time with Him because I’m either doing work, watching shows, or going out with friends. I’m robbing myself of time with my Father. Through all the loud clutter of our daily life, God is asking me to just be still. Listen to Him. Stop being so anxious about grades and relationships. The boredom I feel is supposed to be felt as peace.
So as spring break quickly approaches, I hope you guys are motivated to spend some time with God. Whether it’s going on a run outside and appreciating nature, or just talking to Him about your day, I hope you get to spend some time with the One who wants your time the most.