We love things we can set and forget, don’t we?! Why else do we want electronics with multiple user settings and pre-sets on our radio? It’s one less thing we have to think about. Just set it…and forget it!
But not everything is made to set and forget. Like US, for example! Living day to day on autopilot isn’t healthy. Yes, it’s important to maintain good habits; but even good habits may need to be tweaked from time to time. What’s good for us at age 20 may not be the best for us at age 40. Setting life goals is excellent but without taking time to re-evaluate things regularly we may end up way off base down the road.
Making time to evaluate and re-set our routines is critical to the fulfillment of God’s plan for our lives. Because LIFE happens. Relationships shift. Jobs end and new jobs begin. Health crises arise. Financial situations upset the bank account. Anxiety. Loss. Unforgiveness. All of these are life situations that create change. Some forced. Some necessary. But change requires response. Even ignoring these situations (aka doing nothing) can cause us to drift or move away from where we need to be.
We all need a “re-set” moment. The moment we recognize where we are and where we need to be…and set a determined course to get back to center. Not necessarily to the place we were before but always to the place God created us to be. Exactly in the center of God’s will for our lives. That’s our sweet spot!