Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Break out of a Rut

Yesterday morning at church, Bro. Heard's sermon was one that he has preached on before, but was one that was definitely worth repeating.  It's happened to all of us at one time or another, and I'm sure it will happen to each of us again and more often than we would like.  It was titled "How to Break out of a Rut" and he listed seven steps to getting out.

1.  Assume responsibility for your own life.  If you step out in faith, God will take care of you.  Don't depend on someone else!

2.  Believe you can change.  If you don't like your life, change it, do something about it, and break out of your rut.

3.  Clarify what you need.  Be careful who you hang out with.  Go where you are celebrated.  Don't say or do anything today that you wish you hadn't of said or done tomorrow.

4.  Stop worrying about what other people will say.  When you start to succeed, others will be jealous.  Get rid of your past and walk a new way.

5.  Quit waiting for ideal circumstances.  The circumstances in your life are what they are until you change them.

6.  Do something bold and dramatic to get out of your rut.  Quit blaming other people for your mistake. Call out to Jesus for your help!

7.  Make your move and do it now!  Today is the day of salvation!

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