Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Wonder If I Bore Jesus

Last night, I was working on the last paper for a class I'm taking online when I received a phone call. The person who called me always seems to call at the most inopportune times and seemingly never has anything interesting to say. It's always something about work or their spouse. My end of the conversation usually consists of a bunch of "Really?", "No Way.", and "I heard that."

I don't think there is anything wrong with being bored in conversation, by phone or face-to-face. After all, can we help what interests us and what bores us? I think the only thing we control is how interested we can act. I try my best, when I'm seriously bored in conversation, to at least act like my attention is undivided. I'm not always bored and a lot of things interest me but with a touch of ADD, you should say what you want before you lose me.

So last night, I got off the phone and returned to my paper when began thinking about some of the things I could do to stop losing interest in people so easily. At that point, I stopped dead in my train of thought and said to myself,

"I wonder if I bore Jesus."

Now, a lot of people would say, "There's no way that Jesus would lose interest in His people." So you're telling me that Jesus gets angry, heartbroken, interested, satisfied, happy, and jealous but He would never get bored? I don't think Jesus gets bored with me personally but I am not completely convinced that He never gets bored with the things I do and the way I do things.

I guess above all, whether Jesus gets disinterested in the way I do things or not, I want to make sure that the things I attempt for God are fresh and out of necessity rather than just doing things because that's the way they've always been done.

I may bore all of my friends but I want to make sure that what I do for Christ receives His genuine interest.


  1. I'll be honest, the title of this post had me thinking in a completely different direction.

    I don't think you bore Jesus, nor should you ever try to.

  2. I want the same thing man. To keep it fresh and clean. (Outkast is now in my head) And I'm fairly certain I bore nearly everyone.

  3. Hmmm... Really interesting question.

    I'm still not convinced Jesus can get bored with us. You're right, my actions might "bore" him, but it's not me He's bored with.

    But does He get bored? That's got me thinking.

  4. I may be wrong here, but I think as long as you are sincere and pour your heart out to God, he won't be bored.

    However, if I go to him not being sincere and not seeking him with genuine effort, he may not give me the time a day.

    His word does say that those with a broken and contrite heart He will not despise. I guess those get his full attention.

  5. I like this. I can just see Jesus saying, "Ok, you've tried that before, it doesn't work so now you're boring." Step it up a notch." Maybe Jazz hands and all....

  6. Do my actions bore Jesus? Never thought about that. I have to think sometimes I do. I mean, it's not like I ever do something and He says, "Wow. I've never seen that before."