How To Beat Boredom God’s Way

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QUESTION: One asked, “So how to you suggest I handle boredom? Or disappointment?”

ANSWER: The easiest way is to start by obeying the some 1500 commands in the Bible to give thanks, praise, rejoice, glorify and fear not. And all this is without feelings.

Here are two major commands sets and just one from the Psalms that cover every moment, of every day, all the time:

Phil 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful (fearful, anxious, or in depression) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your aiteo/requests be made known unto God.”

1 Thess 5:16 “Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

And how about this one?

Ps 150:6 “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. [Now you rise up right now and] Praise ye the Lord.”

Now what times of day or night are left out of “always,” “nothing” “everything,” “without ceasing,” or “evermore?”

So if you are in boredom, know you are in sin, because that which is not of faith is sin, and faith is the joyful expectation of coming good. And joy means exuberant jumping, shouting, yelling, arm waving, screaming, gladness, prancing, dancing and running behaviors.

So if you are in faith, then I can tell by your joy behaviors. If you are not in these joy behaviors, do not insult my or anyone else’s intelligence by claiming you are in faith. Your pompous religiosity that denies this may be the dominant force in your life right now, but know that attitude has been so condemned that God had Jesus suffer and die for it so you could get free of it.

And that deadpan life will not be in heaven. And since our job is to bring heaven to earth, we have been commanded to include that with the exuberant behaviors of biblical thanksgiving, praise, joy, glory and fear not, right now in this life.

You may say, “I’ve seen God do lots without those exuberant behaviors,” and I say, “What have you denied God by your willful ignorance and arrogance?”

I say you have been commanded by the Living God to always be full of Holy Spirit in every aspect of your life, and in the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy = jumping, shouting, yelling, screaming, dancing, arm waving and happy behaviors.

This is what it looks like, and it continues for a long time. So yes obedience to God will make you strong and healthy and disobedience turns your muscles to jelly.

So your lack of joy behavior means you are willfully denying Holy Spirit areas of your life and you still are in sin. Are you going to defend your sin and not rejoice in the grace of God?

Modern science has discovered that emotions are a result of what you think, speak and do first. You do not wait for the emotions, you start doing things that fit the emotions you want or have been commanded to produce. That you have not noticed this process means this is a subconscious mind or heart process where the results come a few minutes after you place the demand.

So if you want to feel the joy of the Lord, start doing joy thoughts, words and actions until your proper emotions arise. And keep doing it until it become the unconscious habit of your life.

But the other way around has filled our culture. “I can’t do it because I don’t feel like it” garbage that has filled the Western Christian Church. Or even worse, “Put on a fake smile and go to church – I will not as I am suffering now! If I do that I will not be true to my authentic self!” But putting on that “happy face” and doing joy behaviors is exactly how you obey these 1500 Bible commands.

That pernicious teaching calls God a liar in this command:

James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.”

So much of our common Western Christian Culture has been filled with this demonic advice and twisted views of reality that keep people in bondage, especially born-again Christians whose real self is made in righteousness and true holiness and only delights in being just like Jesus 24×7.

So which is more real, your momentary twisted emotions or the truth of God’s Word? And you majoring in that which can be shaken and foregoing that which cannot be shaken? What do you really want?

The reason you are suffering now in your “inner man” is because you are allowing your flesh-dominated mind to continually accept and repeat these demonic thoughts, and thus let the devil control you and find fault with the right ways of God. So you do that instead of recognizing you are calling God a liar.

The answer is to go to the Scriptures and find promise verses that fit your circumstances and proclaim them rather than those demonic boredom thoughts. And then go do thanksgiving, praise, joy, glory and fear not (i.e. bold courageous) actions until those are your emotions. Then go do some good to somebody if you are still bored.

This is summarized many places in the Bible, such as this one:

Phil 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

And if your mind is screaming what I am saying is not true, then you need the “OK, GOD, Now What?” heart magnetization refresher to operate in who you really are, an earthen vessel that houses the Lord God of All Creation. There are other ways, but they all take longer and thus leave in you sin longer. So how much corruption of the flesh do you want to keep planting? … and reaping?

And if you by the grace of God do start to obey these 1500 Bible commands that cover every breath you take, and your mind is still screaming at you, command that voice to be gone in the name of Jesus and start seeking the Lord to help you clean out your heart as you have become offended in God or others, and that is now controlling you. So again, that resistance in you is not of God, but the devil and your job is to work with Holy Spirit to root it out.

For the born again Christian the only authentic you is the one made a new creation in Jesus, any other is a lie of the devil.

And the longer you tolerate those lies in not renewing your mind, the longer you are building death into your life. The neurons that support these wicked thoughts are pumping toxins into your body while you argue or find fault with me or others, including God. You control how much toxicity you walk in. And that includes boredom and your lack of thanksgiving, praise, joy, glory and fear-not behaviors.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are making now, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)

Discovering Our Redemption

Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

2 responses to “How To Beat Boredom God’s Way

  1. Mate Milinkovic

    How do I know I have the holy spirit living in me after accepting Jesus. I still have some habitual sin in my life and some areas of my life have not changed much. I look at my life and the lack of change in certain areas and wonder if I am indeed a christian as a result. How can we know for sure we are christians and saved. Isnt God supposed to give me his holy spirit and change me. I am bored alot and when I am not working just sit around on my computer, read Gods word and play chess with my friends and or study chess.

    • Hi Mate,
      Thank you for asking. Rest assured your problems are not unique. They are the result of not knowing what it means biblically to renew your mind in the gospel of “Christ in you the hope of glory.” How to do this is the subject of our Power Trilogy book, “OK, God, Now What.” There we go into the background of what causes some of these problems and how to defeat them in Jesus.

      Since I do not know your background I am keeping this general. For some this will this will be radically new and even threatening. For others it will be a glad reminder. So hold onto you rhat, buckle your seat belt, reserve your judgment, and read on.

      How you know anything of God is by knowing the Word of God is the prime authority. Like any contract it is not based on feeling, but facts. You can ask the Lord to make Himself more aware to you, and He will. But at the end of the day you still have to rest in Scriptures, such as
      1 Cor 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

      And,

      Eph 1:13 “(Christ) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your soteria/salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

      And,

      Eph 4:29 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

      Notice that while it is possible to make His ride in you miserable for Him, Holy Spirit is sealed to you and cannot go anywhere. So even if you do not know it, He is sealed to you forever. You did not make the seal, and you cannot break it. God made the seal and He will not break it.
      So the real question is, once you have believed that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessed with our mouth, Jesus as Lord (Rom 10:8-13), and especially after you have asked Jesus to baptize you with Holy Spirit.

      First let’s define what believing is. Believing is a verb not a noun; that means you have to be doing something to exercise believing. While I have also another book on this, suffice it to say, believing (verb) and belief (noun) and faith (noun) are words like run (verb or noun) and running (verb). If I say, “I am going on a run (noun), then I am going to do the verb, run. If I say I am running, I am doing the verb run. Believing and faith are the same. They are not static but define a set of actions.

      The actions of faith or believing are: thanksgiving, praise, joy, aiteo commands, acts of agape love, right Communion, etc. Just like run means to move your legs quicker than walking, believing means to be dong these acts until you are in the attitudes of thanksgiving, praise and joy over the promises of God. Just as in running, if you are in shape, you may start off slow, but once you get going you now enjoy and are one with running. In the same way as you start your mouth into gear with thanksgiving, praise, joy, aiteo commands, etc. you do them until they are your true attitudes.

      Or to say it another way, based on a weaker and less biblical understanding of the word believe, “It is a law of the human mind that I can act my way into believing quicker than I can believe my way into acting.” Or for a more biblical version, “I may start off in the flesh but I keep at it until in end up in the Spirit.” So for faster results to the right godly emotions you do the actions of the desired emotion until you operate in that emotion.

      How long will this flesh-start-end-in-Spirit process take? It all depends on where you are starting from. If you mind is already renewed into these truths it may take only a few seconds, others it could be much longer. By the biology of how the brain works, we know the process requires something like 3-6 hours per day for a minimum of 90 days for results. So the quickest from a “dead” start with a normal modern mind, it will that that kind of effort over at least 90 days.

      The Bible usually uses the word “thanksgiving” to summarize all of these faith actions. In the Bible we are told some 1500 times to give thanks, praise, rejoice and shout the decrees of God, and not once are we told to feel these as emotions first. All of these words describe actions that may or may not lead to the feelings. But it is the actions that count, not the feelings.

      So you can start the process of renewing your mind into believing the Word of God on Holy Spirit by repeating the above Scriptures followed by lots of believing or faith actions until you are thankful, praiseful and joyous. For mind renewing this takes a lot more work than most will tell you. For lifestyle behavioral changes (discussed elsewhere in this blog and especially in the Power Trilogy books with full biblical and modern scientific explanations) that is 3-6 hours a day for at least 90 continuous days.

      Here is a quick process for attacking lust or how to get free of being tormented by sexual or lustful thoughts and pornography. This process also works for anger and a lot of other negative habits.

      How to get free of lust (or anger) in your life. This is a biblical process, which in today’s language is called thought replacement. There are several steps. This is a process of mind renewing and it involves lots of diligent repetition. Do these every time you are attacked with lust thoughts or feelings.

      1) For each one you have lust thoughts for, bless them, pray for them all the good things you can think of to their benefit, including God providing a spouse who will love them like Jesus would. Not just them but their family members, the children they now have of will have, the spouse they have or will have, jobs, income, friends, etc. Do this whether it is a person you see, a picture or on TV or Internet, or a memory. [Keep blessing and praying for the person until you start to experience the goodness and love of the Lord for them. Most important is to be diligent in this every time you are aware of these lust or anger attacks.]

      2) Command the spirit of lust, selfishness, false power, using people, anger, witchcraft, and fear to get off of you, then repeat step one above. If the person is enticing you, do the same for them as you run away. Note: many get nauseous as they do this the first few times.

      3) Avoid as much as possible people who talk lust-talk and make rude jokes. Avoid all pornographic input from media of any kind. Avoid temptations as much as possible. If you cannot avoid them, pray the same prayers and blessings for those who are encouraging you in your temptations.

      4) Read all of Proverbs every month for the next 6 months, at least one chapter a day.

      5) Read out loud the entire chapter of Ephesians every day and memorize it.

      6) Recognize that as you do this process your past-corrupted subconscious mind, the devil, and evil influences will tell you this is impossible, too hard, takes too long, will not work, etc. They will attack you as you do this process and in the meantime when you are not. Ultimately this will not stop until either you go to heaven or the devil is thrown into the Lake of Fire. The more and longer you do this you will enter the mind of Chirst so fast that you will not notice the attack, but are glad to be reminded you have work of the Kingdom to do. And then you will start the process knowing you are kicking some serious dmeonic butt!

      The fight of faith is doing faith actions unto joy with everything around and inside you telling you this will not work.
      Doing these actions will keep you busy and in the Scriptures. Write these steps out and put them on a card you can carry with you wherever you go. Notice what you are doing is replacing lust thoughts with godly thoughts and filling your mind with truth. These step work with many people related problems.

      Consider getting any of our Power Trilogy books to help in this. They are found in our Book Store in this blog and at the top of the Covenant Peace Ministries Facebook page in the SHOP. A better foundation is to also start the program found in the Power Trilogy book, “OK, God, Now What.”

      I hope this helps. What I do know is that it works if you do it diligently and with gladness in the Lord.
      Please let me know if I can help you more.

      Here are some more “facts:” If Jesus spent 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often arose early in the morning for Scripture prayer and faith actions, and Peter, James, Paul and other disciples did the same, and all taught their disciples to do the same, why not you? So if you wonder where your answers from God are, now you know.

      If you did not spend the time and “Jesus-effort” before the battle, do not be suprised if you have to spend it in the battle to get victory. Otherwise learn to accept defeat, and blame it on something else.

      A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the earth is there, but rarely a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

      The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life.

      Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

      God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

      Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

      Don

      Donald C. Mann
      Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:
      OK, God, Now What?
      Discovering Our Redemption
      Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2
      http://www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com
      BLOG.CovenantPeace.com
      Twitter.com/CovenantPeace
      FaceBook.com/CovenantPeaceMinistries
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