The best way to ensure that you’re making progress is to make an effort each day to take a step forward. Take a step in the right direction in some area you’re working on. Refuse to vegetate or settle down. Stay stirred up by launching out into some new venture. Try something new, learn something new, do something new.

Every day can be filled with newness and challenges if you are faithfully attending to your spiritual life. If you find yourself getting bored or stagnant or feeling as if you’re in a rut, then it’s time to break out. Look around you: Is there someone you haven’t talked to in a long time? Is there something new I’d like to show you in My Word? There’s always something you can do to step up and grow.