Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Life can feel like a series of repeats over and over and over. Like the “Groundhog Day” movie! Wake up, go to work, repeat. Wash dishes, put them away, use them, repeat. Relationship is great, then bad, then healing, then repeat. Drop kids at school, pick kids up at school, feed them, put them to bed, repeat.

But life doesn’t have to be that way. One small change can change the entire trajectory of that moment, of the cycle and, ultimately, the course of your life. We are constantly making decisions in everything all day long. Mostly tiny, small decisions, but even a slight variation in those small decisions results in big changes. It’s those big results that break you out of the mundane routine  of wash, rinse, repeat.

When you’re washing the dishes, set aside that time to also be your prayer time with God. When you have a relationship going badly, use that phase to draw closer to God and pray that He would not only grow you as a person but that, through your growing, that relationship would be blessed. When you drop your kids off, speak a blessing on them as they run out the door. I always tell my kids “have a super-awesome-terrific-fabulous-stupendous-amazing-wonderful day.” They recite it with me knowing it by heart. We do it every day without fail. Make it a habit when you pick up your phone to check Facebook or mentally check out that you first open your Bible app and read 10 verses. Make it a habit that you only get to watch TV if you’ve read your Bible that day.

In the mundane routine repeats of life, make some small change and it will change the entire course of your life. Focus more on how the kingdom of God can be served in that moment of life instead of how you can be served. It just takes one decision to change your life forever.

The smallest decision with the biggest impact you could ever make is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Galatians 5:25 – Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Peter 2:21 – To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

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Mom of two with a normal, crazy, messy life. There's never a dull moment in the Allmand house and that's probably a dramatic understatement. Looking forward to sharing and commiserating with you over our successes and trials in life!

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