Baseball is boring. That’s why most people don’t watch it, or at least that’s what they say. There’s not enough action. Before I begin to argue the finer points of the game with people like that, I must admit that I remember lots of boring parts to the game. If you’re a current or former player, you’ll agree that the unending drill work on the smallest of skills gets boring from time to time.
Yet, it’s the boring, and how it’s handled, that sets the great player and coach apart from the average ones.
It’s in the boring where skills are honed and minds are sharpened.
No one ever sees the boring work required to become great, but no one ever becomes great without doing the boring work.
It’s the same in life.
Proverbs 8:17–“I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me.”
Wisdom is talking here. Wisdom is boring, but vital to life. There’s nothing glamorous about being wise, but without God’s wisdom, you’re a fool.
Wisdom is like those drills that bore you to tears. The more you practice them, the more freedom you have to be a great player. The more you seek wisdom, the more freedom you receive to become the person God created you to be.
Baseball and life are usually boring, and it’s in the boring where greatness is formed.
Lord Jesus, I need the discipline to endure what’s boring to gain the wisdom you want me to have. Help me to soak in the Scripture and spend time in prayer, even when it doesn’t seem to be getting me anywhere. Amen.