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Looking for the Next New Thing

newThe last couple weeks I have been struggling with not wanting to do homework. Why? Because it’s what I always do! It goes on and on and on. It never ends and there is always more.

So . . . I search for something else to do. There are about a million other things I should be doing but for some reason I don’t want to pick up a single one of them. I feel like this happens all the time but in different ways to different people .

 

You know those friends who never commit or are quick to bounce off to the next new and exciting person, place, or thing? It’s so frustrating!! Then I realized this morning — while I may not be doing that to a friend I am doing it when it comes to my daily life and responsibility.

Upon further reflection I think of how easy this is to do with my own prayer life. It is easy to get bored saying the same prayers over again.

dad's hands holding babyWhy do we get so sick of our constant routines? I believe it’s our daily outlook. If we look at each day as a new day with new experiences and blessings then how we interact throughout our day will be different from the last. I may see and talk to the same people, but my attitude can change my outlook. If I put myself fully into each situation then I experience people in new ways, I ask new questions, and I think of new things.

Attempting to change the outlook:

Every day is a new day with new blessings — even if we go through the same thing whether it’s another day of school or working nine to five. Commit and put yourself fully into everything you do. If we keep going through the motions of life we’re going to get bored and look for new things.

Talk to people with passion and interest.

Pray as if you never said the prayer before.

“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17

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    Jason Alcantara

    Nov 13, 2013

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    Wow. There is a lot I could say about this. I have a feeling that you and I could make this into a lengthy discussion over coffee or tea. But for now I will just say that I love how you tied it all together at the end and included the perfext Scripture verse. Also, I am glad that you wete able to recognize this in your life. God bless! :-)

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      Timmerie

      Nov 13, 2013

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      Thank you Jason!  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  There were so many directions I wanted to go with this blog.  It was easy for me to see this in other people's lives  and talk about it but once I realized the same thing was happening for me then it really turned the tables.  

      Working in a crisis pregnancy center we see girl after girl get herself into the worse situations with men, friends, family, work, and so forth.  From the stories we hear it can be seen how people just bounce from one thing to the next because they're bored.  I think that this is especially seen for many people in the sexual life and is part of the reason so many people exepriement with homosexuality.  It's like the next new thing.  

      What do you think? 

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    Jason Alcantara

    Nov 13, 2013

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    I agree. Like you said, it is all about looking ay things from a new petspective. People have made their feelings into an idol. When they no longer feel like they used to, they look for something else to reproduce that feeling, even if that means sacrificing other people or what ot is they should be doing. Humility and love are needed to make things new again.