Ruts aren’t that much different . . . from graves.”
~John-Talmage Mathis …
Our complacency and acceptance of life’s ruts is on par with lying in our graves. Eek! Quite a sobering thought, wouldn’t you say? But when you really think about it, that is pretty much what we do when we become satisfied in a rut–we decorate it, we lie in it, and we adorn it and make it our home.
Being in a rut is not always a bad thing. Perhaps a particular one may hold exactly what we needed to help us to grow and make positive changes in our lives. But when we get too comfortable in them, and let them start to define us, that is when they are a problem… that is when they can keep us from growing and reaching beyond our current potential.
The difference between a rut and a grave is that a grave is permanent. With the adoption of a good attitude and healthy habits, it is fairly simple to get out of our ruts. Of course, we must first be aware of the ruts we are in.
Recognize any ruts you are currently in and make steps towards moving out.
Questions to consider:
What are some ruts have you been in? How did you get into those ruts?
How have any of your ruts held you back?
Why might we tend to feel comfortable in ruts and want to stay in them?
For further thought:
“The hardest thing to believe when you’re young is that people will fight to stay in a rut, but not to get out of one.” ~Ellen Glasgow