I used to tease one of my girl friends who spent a considerable amount of her free time hanging out with different guys by telling her “be careful, you might just get interested”.
Of course, she would swear up and down that nothing would happen— that there was no way she would ever have interest in any of these men. However, we know how us human beings can blindly believe we are immune to such possibilities.
So, naturally, she occasionally developed interest in some of these men. She couldn’t hep it. They were good guys whom she surrounded herself by and familiarity breeds liking (ever heard that before, hah).
Well, if you will allow me to make this leap, I daresay we could learn something from her. Now, what we can learn has nothing to do with friendships or dating (the disappointment, I know).
What I mean, is, we could learn about surrounding ourselves in good things in which we at first believe we have no inclination towards. For example, I never was a huge “Jesus music” fan. Until I started hanging out with it, though I swore I’d never be interested. Now, it is what I mostly listen to. See my point?
Never thought I would enjoy reading the Bible as much as a “regular” book, until I spent time with it. What do you know? Became interested. We’re in a steady relationship now.
I never was one for listening to lectures, but just the other day I sat through an hours long lecture on the book of Leviticus. I was sad when it ended.
We often begin to like that which we have placed in our lives, those things which we dedicate time and attention to. If we sit around bemoaning about how we wish we enjoyed reading the Bible more, then we accomplish nothing.
If we surround ourselves with things we know we should desire or we wish to desire, the desire will eventually come. God will find a way to capture our hearts with these ways of knowing Him.
Pick one thing and give it a try! Might seem boring at first, might seem a lot like my friend said “impossible to be interested”, but it IS possible and can be totally rewarding/amazing/all good adjectives and adverbs here.