Rhythm vs Routine

Raise your hand if you have already broken your New Year resolution? Hear me, you are not alone. Only 8% of people actually see their way through those goals and I truly believe it's because of the goal itself. Or they are an Avenger and we just don't know it.

I have failed miserably at resolutions in the past. For example: stop biting my nails, stop being on my phone, eat the perfect diet, etc. etc.

The only resolution I have ever seen through was the one I made last year. Weird right? 2020 had me in that 8% Avenger category. But it wasn't will power or a perfect routine that got me there, it was the actual "resolution" itself. I wanted a deeper relationship with Jesus and that's what I got.

I realize now that my success came because I did NOT structure, plan, or perfect my goal. I simply LIVED in the rhythm of wanting a relationship and it came.

So I'm here asking you WHAT your goal was and if you can change it from a routine-with the all or nothing mentality-to a rhythm that ebbs and flows?

You see, I'm an all or nothing girl. 110% effort or failure. Sounds lovely, right? But as my relationship with Christ got deeper, the more my identity shifted. His grace covered me in a way that no structured plan or routine could. The desire to be perfect and accomplished, transformed to the desire to be the best of version of myself-the imperfectly perfect woman God created me to be.

And that's why I love the idea of having more RHYTHM and less routine in my life. Rhythm allows grace, while routine brings me guilt. Rhythm allows that grey area when routine is black or white.