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Weekly Devotional: Finding Meaning in the Mundane


By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)

Do you ever find yourself getting stuck in a routine? Maybe you feel as though each day consists of the same pattern. When this happens, it can be hard to find motivation and be hopeful about the future, and you may question what God has in store for you.

However, it is important to remember that when we make the decision to follow Christ, we leave our old selves behind. Our life becomes filled with purpose, and we can find meaning in the seemingly mundane tasks we complete on a daily basis. Rather than focusing on the things of this world, we can fix our minds on things above and see how God works through each minute of our lives.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Even when we feel like we do not know where we are going, God promises us that when we put our trust in Him, He will guide our path.

So how can we apply this truth to our lives and find meaning in our day-to-day activities? Remember that God has you where you are for a purpose. When we respond to His plans with obedience, He uses us to point back to Him, which is not something to be overlooked!

In addition, it is important to remember that God uses each of our experiences here on Earth to prepare us for something greater. Following God is a process, as He transforms our hearts each and every day, allowing us to develop a deeper relationship with Him.

If you feel stuck in a mundane routine, ask God to give you the eyes to see the purpose behind your life. While these things may not be easily seen now, trust that as His children, God has a plan for us that is greater than anything we could imagine.

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About Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lauren Abraham is a junior at Grand Canyon University. She was born and raised in Phoenix and enjoys living here. She has loved her time at GCU so far, as she has made many friendships and discovered what she is passionate about. Currently, she is studying communication with a minor in marketing. She has always loved writing and working with people, and one day hopes to become an editor or journalist. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends.

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