Where’s the fun? How can sitting in front of a computer screen for hours writing about God and people and life – how can that be fun? How can you spend hours doing online seminary studies and consider it fun? How can you find fun in doing so many things you do all alone?
Well, foremost, I’m not alone. The Lord is always with me. And also, I am who God created me to be, and I’m more of an introvert and am comfortable being alone a lot of the time. I don’t enjoy shopping, so online shopping works great for me. I do love live theatre, not movie theaters, but rarely go. Eating out is okay, but only once in a while. I love people, I love spending time with them, but my loving people is not contingent on my being with them a lot. I used to be involved in all kinds of church activities, and it was a great time of growth in my life, but unless the Lord requires it of me again, I’m content to commit to one thing in the church above the normal activities, give it my best, have fun doing it, and continue living the life I consider fun.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17
We all get asked why in the world the things we do are considered fun. Sometimes people are earnestly trying to understand us better. Some are being sarcastic. Some are putting us in categories based on their own labeling system. Some are genuinely concerned because, in their lack of understanding, they think there is something wrong and feel a need to correct the very things in our lives we find fun.
Which is why it’s good to assure folks that what seems like a boring, dull life is really okay and that we are all parts of the body of Christ, and being an earlobe may not be as exciting as being an eye, but it still has a purpose.
I know my life may not be your life, and the things that you consider fun are worlds apart from mine. That’s more than okay. Please, have fun. God wants us to find joy in the life we’ve been given. Just remember, “Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak” – 1 Corinthians 8:9
And always give thanks for the good times you’ve had, because all good things come from God. All. Good. Things.
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