Adopt: New Patterns
Updated: Dec 8, 2018
What did you dream of being when you were young? A veterinarian? A teacher? A wife? A mom? I bet you never planned to be overwhelmed, frustrated and on a perpetual quest for purpose.
Patterns of this World
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The word pattern popped off the page from the passage in Romans. The world has patterns that keep me off track, busy and feeling hopeless, but God has provided a pattern for success if I just follow Him.
Lately, God has been telling me to get back to following the pattern He established. Do you hear that too? He makes me aware when I am walking in my own direction.
I have been hearing Him say, “Do life with me, child.” He wants me beside Him. He wants YOU beside Him.
Today, think about what patterns of life you follow in the areas below:
What pattern of prayer do you engage in?
What pattern of forgiveness do you pursue?
What pattern of communication with your spouse do you act upon?
What pattern of parenting do you align with?
What pattern of busyness takes your time?
You have heard the definition of Insanity, right? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Don’t let that be you!
If you realize your pattern is lacking eternal significance, set some new goals right now.
Set a timer for prayer until it becomes a habit.
Pray for those you need to forgive.
Do something special for your spouse, just because.
Get a babysitter for a much needed date or just to refresh from an overwhelming schedule.
Pray out loud with your spouse.
Read a new parenting book together.
Change your patterns.