Before I started following Jesus, pleasure and amusement were my greatest desires. The one thing I didn’t want was to be bored. I hated stillness. When I found myself in solitude, I escaped by reflecting on a future adventure. My idea of life was lots of action so when I found myself inactive I pursued whatever I could to overcome the quietness.
The Lord has changed all of that. I have come to realize that the boredom I so greatly feared was the thought of not being in control. Now I desire the serenity of God’s presence and find tremendous pleasure in being still and knowing Him progressively more intimately.