In a world generally allergic to any form of morality, most people think that being a Christian is boring, that it deprives you of having joy and fun. Most people would even say that being a Christian will prevent you from attaining self-fulfillment because of its many restrictions to the point that they will say that Christianity will restrict your freedom. All these lead to the common conclusion that being a Christian is really boring.
But is it really boring? Is there something wrong with this kind of thinking? In this post, I will share with you 5 reasons that Christianity is not boring, but in fact, it is interesting, enjoyable, and even fascinating. Please read on.
Reason no. 1: Real and lasting happiness is found in Christianity
“… I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
The problem with people is that they really want to be happy, but they always go the opposite direction. The Bible reveals to us the path to real happiness and if you just try to experiment your way to happiness, chances are, you will fail and will only come across with fatal mistakes – mistakes that will make you sad and frustrated. The things that they thought will make them happy are just temporary and will leave them empty at the end of the day.
Christianity is not boring, but instead it tells you how to really have a great time. If you will just read your Bible, live the way of life Jesus taught you will surely have a happier and more fulfilling life.
Reason no. 2: Christianity is a tough and challenging calling
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (James 1:2).
It might sound strange, but the Bible tells us that we should consider trials as something joyful. While this is totally contradictory with our human nature, Christianity is totally a challenging calling. If you are a TRUE Christian, you will face many challenges and trials. Personally, I consider these challenges as the spices in my life. A life of smooth sailing is really BORING. Being a Christian helps me to experience something that my classmates, neighbors, workmates and other people never experienced! So I say, being unique and when you stand out in a good way, it is NEVER a boring a life. J
Reason no. 3: Boredom is just a state of mind
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14).
People say that Christianity is boring not because Christianity is boring, but because of their preconceived thinking. Media tells us that being bad and going against the law of God is exciting and fun. But at the end, those things will only lead to temporary pleasure and it never lasts.
Yes, for some people, watching religious movies and listening to sermon may be boring, but hey, it’s just a state of mind. If you change how you think and see things in a more positive light, I am sure that you’ll see Christianity as something else other than being boring.
Reason no. 4: It’s fun to have Christian friends!
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits” (I Corinthians 15:33).
In my Christian life, I have spiritual brothers and sisters whom I can always go to when I am bored. Since we have the same mindset and kind of thinking, we find ways to have fun according to God’s standards. Having Christian friends is totally awesome. You can trust and treat each other with respect, love, and care. Now, tell me if that is boring.
Reason no 5: Giving up sin, not giving up “fun”
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17).
Most people think that if you become a Christian, you have to give up the “fun” things in life. But is it really true? Having fun according to the standard of the world will lead to destruction, but having fun according to God’s standard leads to life and blessings. It is never fun to have divorce, it is never fun when you get a positive HIV result, it is never fun when people suffer because of selfish ambitions. People will temporary have “fun” and wake up the next day sad. When you become a Christian, you need to give up sinful behavior and this will ultimately lead to genuine happiness.
If you think Christianity is boring, then you are missing a whole lot of benefits and blessings of being a Christian. The truth is, “boring” can happen anywhere and it is something that we need to overcome. Make sure that you “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalms 34:8) and you will find out that Christianity is really not boring; but instead, it is a way of life that will help you to experience joy and happiness even in the midst of trials!