Okay with Being Bored

I know most of you grown-ups, especially moms, might be confused by the title of this post. Most adults and parents can’t even fathom the concept of boredom let alone being okay with being bored. Well, just recently I very unexpectedly found myself in the role of stay-at-home mom which in and of itself is not boring, believe me. But, 3 days a week my 2.5 year old is attending half-day preschool and I have no idea what to do with myself.

Today was her first day and as I dropped her off I thought to myself, “What the heck am I going to do for the next 4 hours?” I know it’s unusual to find yourself without errands to run and without chores that need to be done around the house, but that’s where I found myself this morning. And what’s even worse, I sat in front of my computer with nothing to write about.

So what did I do next? I start moaning and pouting about how I wish my life was more exciting or that I could find something “meaningful” to do with my time. In that moment of self-pity, God reminded me that there are seasons in one’s life and each season is a blessing if seen through His eyes.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

There have been and will be times in my life where the calendar will be full and life will be crazy. But, right now is not one of them and that’s okay. I don’t know what God’s doing but I know He has brought me to this point for a reason. My responsibility is to see this time as a time of preparation for whatever He has in store next and I just need to rest in Him, waiting patiently for the next open door.

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