Sometimes we might find ourselves in so called “dry places” where nothing new or exciting is really happening. I must admit I do like new things-they’re fun and exciting. However, much of the kingdom work we do for Christ requires consistency and diligence, meaning we show God our faithfulness by continuing to do the same thing (what’s right) over and over again. This may involve faithfully serving at a church or working on a job for years, even when the task has become boring or not so pleasant. Or this may involve continuing to volunteer your time to a particular cause, even on days you could be out doing something thrilling and enjoying your own leisure time. As someone who loves new things, I know that overwhelming feeling of wanting something new to spice up your life.
However, I must warn you-don’t abandon the work of God just to get into something new. If you’re on the right path and doing what’s right, keep doing what you’re doing! Show God your faithfulness and diligence! If you find yourself getting bored spice up other areas of your life-get a new hairstyle, travel to a new place, or try a new food. But whatever you do, don’t let this so called dry or boring period of your life cause you to quit the assignment God has you working on right now. Even when it gets boring or difficult, keep doing it without complaining. God will give you a new task, a new setting, and a new thing when the time is right! God already said He would give water and newness to dry places; but it’s only according to His perfect timing and will!
Isaiah 43:19 (New King James Version)
“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.