Once, my mom gave me a plaque showing different facets of the meaning of my name; it was uncannily accurate. One of those things was that I have a good day when I’ve learned something new. I consider myself to be someone that is driven by the quest to learn new things, to blaze new trails. Sometimes I forget that and am lulled into complacency to ride the rut that has been set before me by circumstances and the way things have ‘always been done’.
Dictionary.com defines a rut as a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising. That is not my idea of the good life – the abundant life we’re supposed to be living. Often times it seems that many of the ruts we get stuck in are the remnants of someone else’s path. It might have been right where they were supposed to be, but not where we are called to be. I don’t want to get stuck in living someone else’s life, in taking the easy route because it’s been done before. Cutting a path and leaving our own trail is harder, but worth it in the end because it’s what we have been created for.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
Thankfully I have a God with a plan and I’m determined to be the pioneer that He’s purposed me to be! So here’s to escaping the rut, learning new things, and figuring out this thing called life in a new way!
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” –Jeremiah 33:3