Rut or Groove?

I am a positive person. I’m an optimist. I always try to see the glass half full and the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel - because I know it’s there. Partly cloudy is partly sunny to me. I know better days are coming and rather than being in a rut – I choose to groove!

So what’s the difference between a rut and a groove? It’s all in how you look at it. A rut can mean a fixed or boring routine. We can easily grow tired and weary in our surroundings, which can cause us to stumble and fall – into a rut. To me, a rut means something that we don’t have much control over. Outside circumstances can move us into a rut. I think of being stuck in something that someone else built. We’ve been placed there, doing the same thing over and over. Unable to get out, change or redirect ourselves.

But another word for rut is groove. Groove can also mean a situation suited to one’s abilities or interests. A groove is something we can choose to get into. We can control it by making a strong choice and we have the ability to guide it. I think of carving it out myself, settling in and buckling up for the ride ahead. Don’t stay in a rut built by someone else. Use your muscles and God-given strength to carve out your very own groove and keep moving. Get your groove on! Choose to groove! Forget the rut!

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:30-31

Have a blessed day!

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