There are so many things I could be doing, but I’m not sure which ones to do. I remember having ideas, and dying to do something with them, but now they’ve left me. That motivation has left, as well. I’m not really sure what the purpose of being in a rut is. I have an idea, though.
Often, when I’m in a rut, I simply want to sit around and do nothing. I sit there and look out a window, or sit outside and feel the wind blowing. I’ll just feel. I wonder if the point of a rut is God telling us we need to reset. Telling us to take a step back, observe, and maybe try something new. I personally love the days when I can sit and observe. I have all the time I need to just see, but I usually feel guilty about not doing something productive, so I don’t take advantage of it.
Being in a rut reminds me of when my cousins and I would get bored. When we were bored we did one of two things:
- Fight and usually get ourselves in trouble
- Or, make up some of the best games we’ve ever played
I think, if channeled correctly, being in a rut can help you make up the “games” you need to get yourself moving. You just need to know how to use it correctly (which I do not… yet).
Everyone has their own ways of dealing with a rut, and I’m just making this up as I go, but, if you’re in a rut of any kind, I definitely encourage you to just stop and think. Take a step back and observe what’s going on. Look at the earth. Smell the cool autumn breeze. Maybe what you need has been right in front of you this whole time, you just didn’t know that you were supposed to look.