Everyone experiences ups and downs in life. You get the new job, you lose that new job. You find your first love, you experience your first heartbreak. Changes in life are inevitable. As I have expressed in a past post, I’m not a huge fan of change. I like control so I want change when I make it, and only then. But what about when life stays the same? What about when you look over your past week and there was the same, boring routine everyday?
I’d like to venture out and say that some people don’t fear change as much as they do staying the same. Even myself, the one who hates change, really hates when everything is so predictable. Waking up at the same time, eating the same breakfast, going to the same job, working on the same project, coming home in the same rush hour traffic, eating the same leftovers, and going to bed at the same time.
Looking back over this year, I can easily say it has been the most challenging year of my life. There has been a lot of change that I have not been a fan of, but I’ve also grown closer to the Lord in ways I never imagined possible. I’ve found that, with the right mindset and heart towards lousy circumstances, worshipping the Lord can become almost second nature. But what about when all the craziness settles and you find yourself back in the daily routine?
That brings a whole new challenge to the table. Personally, once I have control over my boring, daily routine, I get out of my worship routine. I’m self-sufficient. My need for a daily encounter with my Savior seems to get lost in the mundane.
Now imagine with me for a moment if we worshipped the Lord in the mundane. If when we rose in the morning, our first instinct was to thank God for another day? Or when we ate that same breakfast, if we praised Him for another meal? Or when we get stuck in the traffic that has been sitting still for an hour, if we took that opportunity to just talk with our Savior? Maybe you already live like this, but I know I could be doing a lot more to worship Jesus Christ with my boring, everyday life.
In the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens, I want my life to cry out praise to the God who continuously showers grace and love on me.
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.