I am posing this question (the one in the title) to those who have placed their faith in the person and work of Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins; to those who have traded in man-made religion and tradition for the joy that comes from seeing the Gospel of God as sufficient in its salvific efficacy.

I would hope your answer to this question would be a hearty “No! Not at all!” but I know how the mundane-ness of life and the cares and worries of this world conspire with the flesh and the enemy to form, for many, a perception that life is nothing but a blasé carousel ride that leaves human beings jaded.

Been there?

If you have been there, or are there now, I hope this exhortation will encourage you.

Below are three reasons why you should not be bored if you are a Christian. Granted, there are probably one hundred and three reasons that could be easily rattled off as to why Christians shouldn’t be bored; but nonetheless, for the sake of brevity, and perhaps potency, we’ll consider three.

Christians shouldn’t be bored because…

1. Even the mundane has meaning. Several years ago I was working full-time at an accounting firm and doing close to full-time ministry as well. So, during a given week I would be entering bank-statements into QuickBooks and then preaching and teaching on the weekends. I loved thinking that, although my preaching and teaching could have a greater impact on more people than my QuickBooks work did, my QuickBooks work was as precious to the Lord in so much as it was done unto Him. That’s an amazing truth.

Particularly for those of you who work as employees, remember the exhortation that Paul gave to bondservants in Colossians 3:22-24. [Substitute “bondservants” with the word “employees” and you will see how readily this text has application to you]. He wrote,


22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:22-24)


Therefore, you shouldn’t be bored because every moment that is lived and every action that is done unto the Lord counts for forever.

2. There is always something to do. There exists the possibility that the Christian who is bored is either looking for thrills in the wrong places or is abandoning their post. Either they have equated fun with entertainment or video games or sports, and when the movie is done, or the game is over, they feel as though their vacation from the boredom of life has ended. They’ve become accustomed to equating thrills with the fictitious life of entertainment and it became a cheap substitute for the desire of their hearts. That’s one possibility.

Or, they have simply abandoned their post. God has provided them with spiritual gifts and people to whom He would have them minister and they have wandered from their designated assignment.

Let me encourage you: Do not be bored. There is always something to do. Ephesians 2:10 says that you are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God has prepared beforehand for you to walk in.

3. Things are always more enjoyable when you know the best is yet come.Granted that’s my opinion, but I think you’ll see why I say that. Let me illustrate that for you negatively: imagine what life would be like if there were no cross.  Everything you or I did in this life would be done with a sense of foreboding judgment. It would be hard to enjoy anything knowing that was our appropriate and inescapable unending end. How much more then should the Christian rejoice in everyday life, even amidst the mundane, knowing that joy and peace and love, in inexpressible measure, is their promise for all of eternity in the presence of Christ?

May these, and whatever other Biblical reasons come to your mind, help you see the “right now’s” of life as eternally precious and not merely mundane.