You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis
Being a creature of habit has its strong points, to be sure. We don’t have to think much about how to drive the familiar path to work or to drop a child at school. Brushing teeth isn’t something we dwell on and set timers to remind ourselves to accomplish. Even habits of the heart, once ingrained in their trenches, stay with us until a great effort might uproot them and cause them to slide away.
Still, habit-driven living can have a downside. We get into what we know and stay there. Our “normal” becomes a box, keeping us contained into what is good and familiar, but also presenting us with some perceived limitations that may not be real. We end up going through the motions … laundry, grocery shopping, routine commitments, personal care, church … week after week like a hamster on a wheel. The sameness of checking off our to-do list can prevent us from something bigger, something different, something new. The old adage, “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll keep you busy,” might contain more truth than we want to admit. Being full of routine activity and obligations can keep us from realizing the greater purposes of our lives.
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