When Life Becomes Routine

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

Some days seem absent of purpose and motivation. On such a day, you might feel as this man felt:

When I woke up this morning, I said to myself that this would be a day just like every other day. And it was. I took same old routinethe same train as every morning, I read the same comments in the newspaper on an international situation which never changes. On my desk I found the same piles of papers to go through. 

The people all look the same and so does my supervisor. They had that blank expression which says that nothing new is going to happen today. For lunch I had the same old thing to eat. I went back to my desk until five o’clock. And then I just came home, knowing full well that tomorrow it will start all over again. “God, I’m tired of it all. I had hoped for something completely different. I had dreamed that some day I would lead an active and exciting life. I’ll never be anything but what I am. That was a dream.”

When you begin to experience this kind of fatigue and boredom, it is time to take a break! These are symptoms of oncoming depression, and depression will keep you from living the full life that God has planned for you. To defeat fatigue, boredom, and depression, turn immediately to the Lord for a change of attitude, strength, and wisdom. Admit your dissatisfaction and frustration, be honest – He knows everything about you anyway! Then listen for the answer. Chances are, you have fallen into destructive thought patterns and it’s time to “cast down vain imaginations” (see 2 Corinthians 10:5). God may also be nudging you to try something new, as a profession, in ministry, as a hobby, or as a family activity. 

One thing is certain, God does not want you to abandon the dreams He has given you. He wants you to fulfill the dreams He has put in your heart!


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