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This weekend, we are continuing our “Deepest Needs” sermon series. One of the deepest needs we all have is getting out of the ruts we find ourselves in.

Do you ever feel stuck? Like your days are starting to blend, or you’re just doing the same thing every day? If you were to compare that feeling to physical activity, it would be like treading water or jogging in place. It’s a fine line, but dependable routines can often turn into ruts.

When we get into a rut, we feel like we’re plateauing on our way towards a goal – which can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction or discouragement. When we repeat something too many times, our brain’s habitual electrical patterns can cause us to go into a rut. Past experiences shape present and future behavior, so when we’re faced with a new situation our brains will often apply rules based on those experiences. This means that we might not be able to change our thinking patterns and approach things with newness.

If every day seems the same, you may be stuck in a rut.

  • If you are just “going through the motions”, you may be stuck in a rut.
  • If you feel unmotivated, you may be stuck in a rut.
  • If you want to try new things but don’t know where to begin, you may be stuck in a rut.

Getting out of a rut requires changing things up. Routines can be helpful, but they can also drag us down. Small wins can make you feel like you’re getting out of a rut and give you that sense of accomplishment you may be lacking right now. Switch up little things in your day to bring back some excitement and newness. Whether it’s asking a new friend to a virtual coffee or trying a new workout in the morning, try to do it different. 

To learn what God says about getting out of a rut, join us for worship this weekend – Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00 and 11:00am. We look forward to seeing you!



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