“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13 ESV
Cattle trails fascinate me. (It doesn’t take much! Haha!)
So does the human brain.
Here’s why: they show habits that have purpose. See, even cows create pathways that lead them to water and then, travel over time creates a groove in the earth. God created our brains very similar to a cow-trail: we do something over and over and it creates a neuropathway in our brain like a groove. These habits that groove in can be good or bad, and just as you had the power to create them, your Maker gives you the power to change them! Sometimes, He calls us to lay down new grooves.
Bad habits have their own kind of rush and thrill. That’s why we hang on to them. But, in the end, that just locks us into victim mode. And, when you’re there victimhood is like a security blanket…except it is threadbare and has holes. It no longer has purpose and won’t keep you warm.
What’s yours? A vice? A relationship? What’s toxic? Ask yourself … ‘Do I really need it?’ Let’s say you see others at fault for your situation, and get stuck there in blame-mode or victim mode, the reality is that we have NO control over what others choose to do in our lives … even the people we love. But, God Most High stands ready to unleash in you the power to choose how to respond. That’s the place where you reject auto-pilot mode, stop repeating the old, the negative, and take bold steps to groove new trails to new potentials. This is a good day to leap into your Light.
Start a new groove.
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