There are times I wonder why I even bother… Why do I bother writing this blog, why do I bother working so hard, why do I bother cleaning the house… Each of these things I am sure we all have asked ourselves, and yet we continue on bothering with them.
We are a people created in the image of God. We are created to long for Him, to seek Him out and to desire His love. But often times we just don’t bother or better yet, can’t be bothered with it all.
I have had the opportunity over the years to be on the receiving end of peoples rant on why they can not be bothered with Church or religion itself. The conversations are mostly the same…
“I know I should go to Church, but Sunday is my only day to….”
“I believe in God, I just don’t feel I should have to go to Church to show it”
“God and I have an understanding”
And the list could go on and on, but three is as good as three thousand. They all are excuses on why they can not be bothered with God. For the most part I just sit and listen, answer any questions they may have and than go on my way… But not always, sometimes I will dive in to the deep, take the questions and excuses and use them to educate them, use them to convert them, but in truth not very often do I do this, you see, I really can’t be bothered. I have this and that to do, I have to be here and there, and well to tell the truth, ain’t that your problem, I mean after all, I already do believe…
I have to admit that sometimes I feel that way, that I just can’t be bothered I have issues of my own to deal with. But I think it’s only human, by our very fallen nature we are selfish and self-centered. So it comes naturally to use to not want to be bothers by anyone, even God.
But it’s for that very reason that our faith life is so important to us, the fact that we have to be bothered that we have to make an effort, that is why Faith is so important, why Church is paramount to our salvation. It’s the simple fact the we bothered, the simple act of taking the time to pray, to help the helpless and offer it up.
So, yes sometimes I get the feeling that I just cant be bothered and sometimes I act on that feeling. And sometimes, just sometimes, I learn my lessons…