Are you bored? It’s okay. We’re all going through it. If you’re a Christian, then you might feel like there’s not much to do when you’re bored as a Christian. After all, there are plenty of things that Christians aren’t supposed to do: they can’t watch movies or play video games (depending on the type of movie or game), they can’t drink alcohol or smoke weed, etc. But what if it’s still raining outside? What if your church group is in full swing on Sunday nights? What if the only thing on TV tonight is football? In this article, we’ll explore some ideas for how to fight boredom as a Christian, whether it’s at home or out in public with friends.
What To Do When Your Bored As A Christian
- Pray for others.
- If you’re stuck in a rut, praying for others will help you find something to be thankful for. When we’re grateful, our hearts are more open to God’s grace and goodness, which is one of the most important ways of finding happiness and fulfillment in life.
- Pray for yourself:
- Even if it’s only a short prayer or thought during your day that you say silently to yourself, putting yourself first isn’t wrong—it’s actually very healthy! We all need time away from the hustle and bustle of life sometimes so we can reconnect with God and ourselves on a deeper level than usual; so don’t feel guilty if all your prayers seem self-serving sometimes!
2. Read The Bible
- Read the Bible every day.
- Read the Bible in the morning and at night.
- Read the Bible in a group.
- Read the Bible in a language you understand.
- Read the Bible with a friend.
- Read the Bible with your family. If they don’t want to, though, don’t force them (and vice versa). This can be good for both of you!
- Think about reading during breakfast or lunch break at work or school (but not while driving).
3. Watch a sermon
Here’s another way to get inspired: watching sermons.
There are so many options for this! A few things you can try:
- Search for “sermons” on YouTube. This is a great place to start because there are so many recordings available and they’re often free. The only downside is that you’ll find a lot of older sermons that don’t necessarily reflect what’s happening today, but if you’re looking for inspiration and not just information, then this should work well enough.
- Search for “sermons” on your local church website or app. If there are any streaming services associated with the church (like iTunes), those will likely appear here as well since they’re tied together through Apple ID logins or something similar like that.
- Go watch live services in person whenever possible! Most churches have an archive where old sermons are stored so that people who missed out on them can still hear them later—even if it’s been years since someone gave the actual sermon itself (that may sound strange but I promise it happens).
4. Listen To Christian Music
- Listen To Christian Music
There are many great Christian artists who make music that is both uplifting and encouraging, such as Hillsong United and Matt Redman. Sometimes when you’re bored, it’s hard to find anything that makes you feel better about yourself or your situation. A simple solution is to put on some Christian music in the background while doing other things around the house or workspace. This can help you focus on something positive instead of wallowing in feelings of boredom.
5. Join A Group Course
Group courses are a type of online course that allows you to join in the learning process with other students. There are plenty of them available, from Bible studies to learning languages and more. The benefit of group courses is that you can interact with other people who have the same interests as you. They also help you stay motivated by giving encouragement and advice on the course material when needed.
Some examples of great groups you can find on Udemy include:
- Bible Study Groups – These are led by pastors or ministers who teach about different scriptures and topics
- Music Lessons – Learn how to play guitar, piano, or drums through this course!
To find a group course that’s right for you, just search for “group” in their search bar!
6. Serve At Church
- Serve at church. If you are not busy serving in the church, it is a good idea to start right now. There is always something that needs to be done and someone willing to teach you how to do it! You can find out what opportunities are available in your area by asking around or reaching out on social media.
- Volunteer at a charity/soup kitchen/missionary organization/homeless shelter, etc… This is an easy way for people in our generation (especially college students) to serve God without having time on their hands, but this option also helps those who are looking for something more specific than helping out with the Sunday morning service that tends not have as much impact as helping others who need it most does!
7. Read Christian books
- Read Christian books
Reading a good book can be an excellent way to pass time when you’re bored as a Christian. But, there are certain types of books that are more likely to help you grow in your faith than others. When selecting which books to read, consider:
- Books that are relevant to your life. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, try reading some self-help books on those topics. If you’re considering getting married soon and want some advice on how best to prepare yourself for marriage, then pick up some titles like “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman or “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R Covey (both available for free on Amazon Prime).
- Books that will help you grow in your relationship with God. Reading the Bible is an obvious example here; most Christians find that reading through Scripture regularly helps them stay connected with God even when they don’t feel like spending time praying or attending church services regularly. But there are other ways of deepening our spiritual connection too! For example: if someone has been convicted by the Holy Spirit about something specific—maybe it’s an addiction or something else—then I’d recommend reading up on how others have dealt with similar struggles before seeking out professional counseling; this way we can get a better idea of whether this person needs professional help right away (which would be expensive) or if they just need encouragement from family members over time so they eventually seek out professional counseling after their personal problems have resolved themselves naturally through natural recovery processes within one’s own body/mind system (this process takes longer but costs less money).
So, you’re bored as a Christian. Good. Boredom is a sign of inner restlessness. You want something new and exciting in your life. But it’s important to know that boredom is not something God wants for us—it’s actually part of the human condition, like guilt or loneliness or anger. The good news is Jesus came to help us with those things! He has the power to transform our lives if we let Him have His way with them (Psalm 23:6). In the end, boredom may be more about our own doubts than anything else; if we can just trust God enough to get through this difficult time together with others who are going through similar struggles then maybe someday soon we will find ourselves back on an even keel once again—thankfully with no more distractions from what really matters most.