Five Minute Friday – Routine

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Routine –
commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly
regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative,
performed as a regular procedure rather than for a special reason


When I try to meet with routine
instead of greeting with open arms.
I lay down and die.

No one knows how hard it is for me to have
a getup – dress-wash-make bed routine,
a weekly to do it list, or
time to stop and get ready for bed stuff.
I still have to think about doing all the little things;

I’ve thought:
it is rebellion
but I’m not a rebellious person
“when I feel like it, I will”
but some things just don’t come with feelings
“I’ll do it later”
I’ve been crowned duchess of procrastination.
“I’m not worth the effort”.
What kind of lie is that!

But as I read the definitions
I realize I was looking at the
regular… commonplace… ordinary…
as having little worth or benefit

What if I did none of the routine chores?
My life and I would look like chaos.

Big things,
Important things,
I see as being for the Lord.
I ask for His special help and grace
but for the little things
that need/should be done daily
“they are of little consequence”
“no one will know if I don’t”
“no one comes over so why bother to”

What does God’s word have to say?

Luke 16:10
He that is faithful in that which is least
is faithful also in much:
and he that is unjust in the least
is unjust also in much.

Stand up
Dust off your clothes
Take a deep breath
Begin to routinely live for God’s glory today.

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do [whatever your task may be],
work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort],
as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men]
that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward.
It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.
Amplified Bible

Remind me, Lord.


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