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Do "Boring"

That's right, paint the town!

I hope I didn't confuse you with a blog post title that says, "Do Boring" and I turn right around and say, "paint the town." If I did I can clear that up right away. My intent is to tell you that you can and should spice things up, make your mark, and do it in a way that brings honor to God. That doesn't mean doing stupid things and doing things that bring you down. It just means you will be able to indeed paint the town, but it may have a delay with it. It may mean you will have to wait for the blessings and the opportunities, but they will come. They usually come after we have put in the hard work by actually working, praying, reading, seeking the Lord, worshiping, serving, having a positive attitude (throughout the negative), and starting the process all over again until we are able to have fun and paint the town. It's a process that never ends -- boring, paint, boring, paint... Just realize that the hard work is never-ending. You work, get the blessings/opportunities, and continue to work work work. Yet having fun is in that mix too. It's not all boring.

Are you willing to weather boring? Some people can't stand it, so they don't get the blessings. There are no free rides for any of us. It's an expensive cost to living large for God, but we can all do it if we're willing to go through the process to getting to the great and lasting blessings. Part of that process involves doing the tedious and sometimes cumbersome things that people don't want to do. Remember David out in those dirty fields (1 Samuel 16:11)? Remember Esther in preparation for a year, for the king (Esther 2:12)? Remember the woman bleeding for 12 years (Luke 8:43-48)? Remember Daniel who persevered throughout a dumb rule that people couldn't pray and being thrown into the lions' den [and rescued] (Daniel 6:16)? Remember Jesus dying on the cross for us and being raised from the dead (Mark 16:6)?

Like Jesus, they all went through what some would call the boring and mundane in order to get to their promised land. You will too if you're willing. If you are, you will be able to choose any color you want in order to paint the town. In Jesus name.
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