How do you react when you examine your life and compare it to the lives others are leading? You may wonder why some people seem to lead a charmed life and you don’t. Or realize there are lots of people who wonder why their life can’t be more like yours. This endless cycle gets you nowhere, and it’s the reason you need to spend a lot less time comparing your life to others and a lot more time embracing the one-of-a-kind life God wants to help you cultivate. Because that’s what God can do even when you’re struggling, sinning or suffering. It happens as you grow closer to God than you ever imagined, see things you can do for God you never thought possible, and experience healing, transformation, compassion, generosity, hope and joy. So go ahead and go all in. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Routine is the stuff of life. There’s something very comforting – even sacred – about doing the same thing at the same time in the same way on the same day week after week, month after month and year after year. Yet there are moments when you find yourself craving more than just doing the same things in the same ways. That’s a sign God may be nudging you to do something new. It’s also a sign you may be more ready to do God’s new thing than you realized. Which means it may be time for you to go ahead and ask what God has in mind. When you do, you’re going to hear something you never thought you could do, something that challenges you to do something brand new or something so amazing you literally can’t imagine it. But most of all, you’ll experience that holy realization that God’s call is always better than your comfortable routine.