“Remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers on the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)
“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2 NIV)
Google defines ruts as, “A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.” Webster defines it as, “A usual or fixed practice, a monotonous routine.”
We all have times where we feel like we are in a rut, just going through the motions or coasting along. You feel like everyday is the same thing. But you feel like something bad might happen if you try to change things.
Have you ever been driving and find your following ruts made by someone else? You try to get out of them but they are too deep? I have. I almost tore a car up once trying to get out. This is how our walk with God can get. We just go through the motions. Not really committing to anything. Just phoning it in.
God doesn’t like that. He wants us committed. To Him, not the funny farm. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of our ruts. They get comfortable and you don’t want to do something different. But it’s time. Time to recommit our lives to God. Time to leave our ruts and get out there telling people about our God.
But Kathy, COVID has us isolated. We can’t go tell others. Why even the Jehovah Witnesses don’t go door to door right now.
Ok. But you get out to go places. There’s people in stores, restaurants, and gas stations. You don’t have to go door to door unless you want to. So let’s pull ourselves out of the ruts and recommit ourselves to serving God. You won’t regret it.
Have a blessed day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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