“Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless. I have seen all the things that are done under the sun, all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2a, 14
Have you ever been asked the question, “I’m sorry…am I boring you?” The question quickens us to sit up straight while groping for words to explain why our mouths were like that of a sleepy lion in the jungle. Every filling, cap, tonsil, and the uvula has now been exposed to eyes waiting for your reply. The jolt is enough to zap you back into the moment, isn’t it?
Solomon, the wisest and richest man in the world at one time, is the writer of Ecclesiastes. In spite of all his wealth Solomon grew tired of his luxurious mundane. Think of all we go through in a day to acquire a speck of what Solomon owned and yet he was bored out of his mind with his stuff. However, if we were honest…we would admit we have those days too.
Boredom is dangerous. Its shadow is temptation who softly whispers two words, “If only”. Daydreams soon lure us into searching for alternatives to satisfy our cravings for greater peace and happiness.
As a lack of sleep or nutritional neglect can cause me to yawn so can a soul that chases after the wind for more satisfaction. What stops my meaningless madness is to replace it with a grateful heart. That’s when life becomes exciting, again, and I sleep like a baby at night.
“What may be causing you to slump and yawn? Something lacking? Start today with an attitude of gratitude and see if you hear the voice of God leading you out of the mundane.”