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New Life Daily Devotion - August 17

Stop the Insanity

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. - Colossians 1:10
 
In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a character who finds himself living the same day over and over again.  At first he thinks he’s going crazy! But in time he decides to identify his shortcomings, address his faults, and make better choices.
 
The movie’s moral is basically this: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, all-the-while expecting different results.  And if you’ll accept that working definition of insanity, then you’d probably admit that, from time to time, we’re all a bit off kilter.  
 
Everyone has areas of their life in need of change.  When you recognize a problem and sincerely desire better for your life, that’s a good start—yet genuine change requires more—and that can be intimidating.
 
You can stop the insanity of your own Groundhog Day, and live differently and better. Ask God to help you stop the insanity, then take the first step to do so. 
 
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever—the one who recognizes the challenge                                         and does something about it.” - Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)
 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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