This morning my husband and I contemplated visiting another church instead of attending our
own. Boy am I glad we didn’t. We had a guest preacher and his sermon topic was “how to get
The central theme was that we get comfortable in what we’ve always done. He talked about the
routines we have in the church and in our own personal lives. He then went on to talk about
how everyone has their own routine and they rarely break out of their habits. This got me to t
hinking about what has me stuck and what habits am I holding on to that keep me stuck.
We all get stuck at some point. We get stuck in heartache, resentment, disappointment and the
predictability of our lives. It can seem paralyzing to make a decision and then we remained
paralyzed by indecision. Being stuck can even lead to feelings of being trapped or in a hopeless
situation. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I like my routines and habits but I don’t want to
So as I continue this leadership journey, I find myself at a crossroad. Am I willing to risk an
unfamiliar path? Will that path lead to a steep difficult incline? A restful retreat? Or maybe even
a lowly valley? Will I bump into something that will alter the path of my life? Is this a way to get
For me I’m learning the following:
- I should try something new (I won’t rehash that. Just read http://leadership123.edublogs.org/2012/03/28/try-something-new/ for my thoughts on that).
- Start Now- We tell ourselves that we will start tomorrow or someday soon. Guess what? That day never comes. Do it now!
- Reward yourself for good behavior- That’s right! Set a goal and treat yourself to something you’ve wanted when you reach the goal (I’ve got my eyes on a stunning pair of earrings).
- Finally, don’t expect anyone to do this for you. You only have yourself. No matter how many people follow you, ultimately it’s up to you.
Change is hard. Routine is easy. If you are never challenged you will never grow. What do have
that causes you to reach? Are you bored? Then get off the beaten path. It will raise your view of
life. Enjoy life. Go on! Be happy!