Are you bored?
Annie E, our yellow Lab, is bored. It’s summer time and she’s supposed to be on vacation. But, she loves to work. Annie is a registered therapy dog and visits two schools: the local elementary where I used to teach and a residential school for children with mental health or behavioral problems. Because school is not in session, Annie and I take the summers off.
Annie’s job is to bring love and joy to the children she visits, and she is very, very
good at it. When she enters the classroom her tail is going in huge circles and
she actually wears a smile on her face. She stops to greet each child and then
lies down so everyone can pet her. Now Annie is almost ten. Translate that to a
human – she’s seventy years old. Plenty old enough to retire and take it easy.
But I think Annie knows she was gifted by our Creator to do her job. And when
she isn’t working, she misses it and gets bored.
What has God gifted you with? Are you using your gifts for Him and for His glory? If
we are not using what He has given us for His glory, we are guaranteed to become
bored and unhappy.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.