As we watheadshot Frances A Plusch small children play, they go from one thing to another just wanting to touch something because it is there in front of them. They see things with new eyes and nothing to them is old and boring. They love change and learning how to do things. They delight in showing off what new thing they have learned. They aren’t afraid of doing something that will help them learn and grow.

As we grow older, we begin to become comfortable. We get used to certain foods. We get accustomed to doing certain things every day. Our routine sets in and we enjoy the safety of doing thing the same way. It feels good. It feels safe. It feels comfortable.

What happens after that is we tend to shy away from new things. We shy away from change. We shy away from learning. We stop growing. We stop doing different things. We soon become boring and lazy. We soon lose that fun and spontaneity we had as children. Life sets in. Work is a hassle. Bills come. People get sick. Life gets hard.

If only we could return to that state and mindset of a child, where everything is new and exciting. What happens to us to make us turn from loving life to just living it.

We need to return to God. We need to look at every task we do as new – whether we have done it once or a thousand times before God gives us the ability to have a routine but He doesn’t want us to make it a routine that is boring and lifeless. He wants us to live life with purpose and know that all we do is for Him.

We can decide to get up every morning and believe in God. We can believe He will be with us through day and we can decide to take on every challenge and every boring routine task as an opportunity to praise Him and have true joy we are able to do what He has allowed us to do.

When we decide to do all we do as if we were doing it for God, we will have purpose. We will have meaning in life. We will have love and excitement to share with others. God’s plan for us is not to simply go through the routine of life. His plan for us is to have life and have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (NKJV)

What change can you make today that will give more meaning to your mundane tasks?