When we first come to Christ I think most of us are very excited and “fired up”, ready to do whatever it is that God has called us to do. It’s sort of like when we get a new job or get into a new relationship; everything is so fresh and new and we love it! However, once we get past that initial excitement and settle into a routine we get into this DULL, MUNDANE, BORING funk. Things don’t seem as fun anymore as we continue to do the same things over and over, even having to “press through” on days that we might be completely exhausted. We get so sick of the routine and dullness that we even consider moving on to something different. I’ve been there before-I’m actually the type of person who is always looking for that NEW and FRESH feeling. I love starting new projects and doing new things-that initial excitement keeps me going!
However, walking with God is about much MORE than that initial excitement. God wants persistence and diligence, meaning He wants us to stick with Him even on those days that we are not so excited about our callings. Even when things are not so fresh or new, He still wants us to obey Him and fulfill the callings He’s placed on our lives. Now according to the Word, God does do NEW things. However, until God does that new thing in your life I encourage you to stick with what He has already told you to do. If you need a little “spice” in your life: try a new food, get a different hairstyle, learn a new skill, or travel to a place you’ve never been; but DON’T stop serving God. Escape the mundane but DON’T escape God’s will or plan for your life because it’s the safest place for you to be!
Isaiah 43:19 (New King James Version)
“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.