I just read a blog at lunch today written by Melissa Taylor from Proverbs 31 Ministry and it opened a whole new door for me! It is called “I Prefer To Mix It Up”.
I learned something about myself! I prefer to mix it up too and I’ve never given myself the privilege of doing that! Buried deep within my brain, I have always thought that if you commit to a certain type of exercise you should do only that type of exercise at that given time! I’ve believed if you are a “Jesus Girl” you should only listen to Christian music, work friends don’t mix with church friends or personal friends, and the list goes on. Why did I ever think that way, and how boring is that? I guess you could say I “was” routine orientated!
This weekend is a new me! I am mixing things up!
I love Christian music, but I also love country music. If I mixed up my exercise routines, maybe I’d have a better chance of sticking to it! I’m going to stop letting the clock dictate what time I go to bed, my body will decide! I’ve had a desire to visit a new church……this just may be the Sunday I mix it up!
I may go from being extremely independent to very needy and not feel bad about it. It is just the new “mix it up” me!
Haven’t you wanted to bring in some new summer colors to your great room, but they really didn’t match anything in there? Mix it up! It is OK! If you like it, who cares if it does not match!
Stay in your jammies all day and watch the cooking channel or old movies – mix it up!
Doing new things, seeing new places, and allowing myself the time to take “the scenic route” revive my spirit and renew my enthusiasm for life and work.
Now, I understand when you have children you have to be on a routine or schedule to make life less hectic and children need routine, but once the kids have flown the coop, maybe routines should too!Now how does this new “mix it up” affect me spiritually? I believe to live for Jesus challenges us to change our lifestyle and to live our life differently. I want to strive to live with a merciful attitude, loving the lost, seeking to win souls, to make disciples of those who chose to follow the Lord. Even in the Bible, Jesus consistently broke routines for the sake of revealing the Truth. (John – Chapter 4)
So come on, get out of that boredom and “mix it up”!
Have a great weekend and God Bless!