June 17

Happy Monday. “Choose your rut carefully for you will be in it for a long time.” –Sign on a remote road in Alaska

Have you ever said, “I’m in a rut”? We do have a tendency to choose bad habits at times and seem “stuck.”

Every day we have the opportunity to write a new chapter on a clean white page which lies before us. We can take another path, a better rut.medium_2801002857

Particularly, I think many are holding on to the “what if’s,” carrying baggage of hurts, failures, defeats of the past.

It’s hard to get to tomorrow if you are stuck in yesterday.

You’ve had failure? Or someone has failed you? You are identified with the human race. Congratulations!

I’m so glad God used those in the word who failed! He told us of their lives—warts and all.

Though God doesn’t condone sin, He remembers that we are dust (Psalms 103:14). Dust isn’t stable, nor are we.

To move to the future in a better way likely means forgiving—yourself and anyone else to whom you might be bound. To forgive is to set a prisoner free—that prisoner is you.

You have 86,400 seconds today and every day to choose a different rut. What will the chapter written June 17, 2013 say of your choice? I hope you are closing the last chapter.

Forward, march!

“Lord, lift me up and let me stand
By faith, on Heaven’s table land.
A higher plane than I Have found
Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”

11 thoughts on “June 17

  1. Wow!! This was so timely for me! I have had this very topic on my mind lately; what a help your thoughts are! God bless you!


  2. Thank you so much for being so “real” Mrs. Hyles!!! Your relating and revealing your “human-ness” is such a blessing and sooooooooooo helpful!! Thank God for His doing so too!!!! 😉 and again, as always, I’m so grateful to God for YOU and your caring and sharing!!!!!!!!!! Philemon 7..Heb.6:10…Gal.6:9,10 love you too!! 😉 Have a wonderful day!!!!! Sincerely, Jan Romans 8:26-39 😉


  3. Again, thank you for your fantastic insight. You have been one of my counselors for almost 30 years, and have never failed to give your best. Thank you. Much Love.


  4. Thank you for all of your years of faithfulness. I have been listening to you speak since I was a little girl and have enjoyed my times in services. The Lord really has used lessons he has given you in my life. Thank you for your testimony! As a young wife, mother and pastors wife I am blessed to have an example such as you! May God bless you and your family!!


  5. Thank you for your gracious words. You continue to be an inspiration to many. I love you and I am grateful for the Godly influence you have had on my life.


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