Are you boring God?”
Whoa…talk about a punch in the gut! I read this question a week or so ago and I literally haven’t stopped thinking about it.
What a seemingly simple question to ask, but pondering the answer has been quite a journey.
I believe in God.
I also believe that there are many names that represent the
I grew up Presbyterian, but never felt a connection to the religious doctrine as such. I sensed these were people going through the motions of what they thought they were supposed to do, but I witnessed no passion.
There was no adoration or joy.
And I could never reconcile, as a young girl, why some people would be judged bad because they didn’t believe in or worship Jesus Christ. That didn’t feel right then. Doesn’t feel right to me now.
So after my dad died suddenly when I was just 16 years old, I began a spiritual journey all because I wanted to know what happens after death.
My curiosity led me into all things spiritual and to other like-minded people who were seeking to understand their place/purpose in the world
In the world of spirituality, the leading goal is always love.
It is inclusive. It is a world that sees all beings as connected and important because nothing can exist without God.
You are in God and God is in you.
As Marianne Williamson states in her book, A Return to Love, “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.”
It is FEAR that keeps people stuck and playing small, disconnected from the joy that is theirs for the taking…So now back to my initial question…
SO, ARE YOU BORING GOD?
I have thought about what this might look like and I came up with many ideas. Tell me if you agree or can think of others…
- I believe you are boring God if you are just going through the motions of your life.
- I believe you are boring God if you spending hours of your time on your device living your life through the lives of others.
- I believe you are boring God if you are stuck in some story of your past.
- I believe you are boring God if you blame others for your problems.
- I believe you are boring God if you believe it’s too late for you to…(fill in the blank)
- I believe you are boring God if you can’t find beauty in this diverse planet and the perfection of Mother Nature.
- I believe you are boring God if you continue to deny your unique gifts and live a life that showcases and shares these with the world.
You get my point…
Now this is an unusual, perhaps disconcerting way for you to think about God and what She might think of you and the truth is there is NO judgement coming down from the Heavens if in fact you could say YES to any of the above statements.
But it was a BIG invitation for me to look at what I was thinking about and doing when I read this question.
Up to that moment, I had been spending a lot of time alone, hibernating in my house (it was January after all) and feeling bored and unmotivated despite an art room to play in and countless drawers and closets to organize.
I was wishing for something exciting to happen.
But I was being passive and feeling disappointed when the phone didn’t ring or when I saw that friends had gotten together on FB and I wasn’t included.
Any of you been down that “rabbit hole”?