Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Routine, Schmoutine.

So I don’t know about you, but I’m a routine kinda gal! I always catch myself following the same patterns throughout my day, taking the same steps over and over again to complete my day to day. But there is one part of my daily routine that I can’t quite seem to get a handle on. Yes, I know all you girls know what I am talking about: our worrisome, wandering minds.

If any of you know me, you would know that I am not really the dancer type. Ok…..I’m horrible at dancing! But I will tell you that my brain has become quite the dancer. Through my adolescence, my teenage years, and now my young adult years, my mind has become accustomed to dancing and prancing from one topic to the next. There seems to be a choreographed flow and rhythm to it sometimes as I contemplate my life. It sways and moves from one plan to the next and dips and bows with the worries of this world, and the fears and doubts that have also become a part of my routine.

The mind can be a tricky place and as young girls even more tricky, sticky, complicated and so many other things. This world we live in and the places and things that we find ourselves surrounded by are only making it more difficult to keep our strength up and our minds focused on what is really important and Who really has the power to turn our tricky, sticky mess of a brain into something that is good, powerful and capable of changing this world we live in. That is Jesus Christ.

Here are some verses that really stick out to me concerning the problem we face with our female minds!

- “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

- “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8 )

If you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts and confused by all that is around you, find rest and shelter in theses verses and in who God is. We don’t need to spend or waste anymore time, or anymore of our daily routine thinking negative thoughts, worrying about what tomorrow will bring or focusing on the things we just can’t figure out. God has it all under control and if we give our minds over to him he will renew us with an overwhelming sense of peace and the power to live our lives focused on Him and all that he wants for us!

As young women we have the chance to use our intelligent, beautiful minds to share God’s peace with so many people that could sure use a little extra stillness as part of their daily routine!

So, now, What are you going to change in your routine?

In Him,

Amanda Johnson

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