I am completely bored with life.

I have the weirdest problem. I come from a very privileged family. both parents are very attractive and successful. my father is unbelievable. 57 years old, is in unbelievable shape. anyways, I on the other hand am a bum. seriously I don't won't to do anything. I really hate this. if I had some potential I would use. I certainly didn't get the good looks either. I am 33 years old. I am completely bored with life. This scares me very much. I am healthy. easily could live 80-90years. I am presently suicidal, because of this. what do I do?

My response is in Green:

At least you are honest about yourself, that is a good starting place. Your problem is not all that weird, many people face the same problem as you.

The very first place you need to start is with God. I don't know what you believe, but there is a God and we have all fallen short of what He demands of us, this is called sin.(Romans 3:22-23 NIV) This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, {23} for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God God because He is holy demands death for our sins. Not just physical death, but spiritual death in hell. Yet God loves us and does not want us to have to spend eternity in hell, so He sent His Son to die for us.(Romans 5:8 NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Now if we will believe that God loves us and sent His Son to die for us and if we will ask Him to forgive us He will and we will not have to spend eternity in hell. If we refuse then there is nothing we can do to keep ourselves out of hell.

Part of accepting the free gift of salvation is accepting Jesus not only as your Savior but as Lord and Master of your life. That means that He takes control of your life. We were all created to have this kind of relationship with God, until we do we will not feel fulfilled or worthwhile, we will not know what our purpose in life is. Secondly if and when we do accept Jesus as our Savior then we allow Him to show us what He wants out of our lives. You may be a bum now, you may be worthless and taking up someone else's air, but if God allows you to take another breath it is for two reasons: 1. He wants you to come to know Him. 2. He has a purpose for your life which He will not reveal until after you get a right relationship with Him. When those two things are no longer true, you will assume room temperature whether you want to or not.

You said if you had any potential you would use it. Well I am here to tell you that you have the potential to change the world. Let me give you an example. In the 1800's there was a man who loved God. He was a nobody and I don't even know his name. He used to buy his shoes at a certain shoe store. One day he was getting a pair of shoes and he felt that he should give the salvation message to the shoe salesman. The salesman was a very uneducated man, but he listened to the message and accepted Christ as his Savior. What could God possibly want with an uneducated shoe salesman?

The shoe salesman's name was D.L. Moody. He is now known as one of the greatest preachers of our time. He has a college named after him and he brought thousands of people into God's kingdom. My point is this, you have all the potential of God, because God is the one who gives us potential. So you have no excuse. God is reaching out to you, will you reach back and grab a hold?

Maybe you didn't get the good looks, so what. Look at how Jesus is described:(Isaiah 53:2-3 NIV) He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. {3} He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. This was a prophecy about Jesus.

So quit feeling sorry for yourself and start realizing that you can serve God if you are willing. You can be someone, maybe you will never be anyone on this earth. Maybe no one will ever know what you did for the Kingdom of God, but God will know and He will reward you. But before any of that can happen you have to get a relationship with Him and that can only be done through Jesus Christ.

You will remain bored with life until you find out what your life is suppose to be and only God can tell you that. Just in case you think I am full of it, think about this. What happens when you die? What will suicide get you? What if hell is even more boring than this life. I doubt that it is, because it is hard to be bored when you are in torment, but just for argument sake, what if?

Nothing other than Jesus can satisfy. Thing may help for short periods, but nothing else will last. I hope you will check out God and see for yourself. Get a Bible and start reading it. Start in the New Testament and just read it and ask God to open your eyes.

If you want to talk about it more, feel free to write back.


Ralph

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