Words of Hope: Heart Change or Change of Heart

I miss Dad’s amazing advice. He often had remarkable wisdom. He told me creativity is powerful work. The work, each one of us, are called to do for our lives is a gift and a calling. I asked him what he recommended if someone felt bored or didn’t love what they were doing. He suggested diagnosing the problem. Boredom or frustration are often thwarted quests for meaning. Perhaps you deeply desire to do something but are stuck doing something else. Dad said if you find you don’t love what you are doing, consider:

1. You don’t feel like you are making a difference.

2. You don’t feel like you belong.

3. You don’t feel like what you are doing is more significant than your self-interest.

Boredom may be a warning sign you need a heart change or a change of heart. Does your attitude need to improve and your mental toughness to stick through difficult times, or do you need to change your focus, mission, time, and attention? Dad recommended starting with a heart change—increasing gratitude, appreciation, and joy. If your boredom and lack of passion still exist, consider a change of heart and a new direction for your energy and intensity.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:10