Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hitting the Restart Button

Here we are, almost to the middle of March already and just when I thought it was starting to get warmer, it snowed today. I just want April to get here already! January till Spring Break, every year, is always the hardest for me. I don't really have any breaks at work and with the weather being colder during this time, I don't get out much. This is the season where I need most of my encouragement. That little extra push of motivation to get me through till Spring.

After thinking about it, I realized that I am probably not the only one who feels this way. I decided to write a short series, on 4 different areas that I sometimes struggle with. Hopefully, by the time I write the last post, the weather will be warmer and we will be close to Easter Break.

The first area I wanted to write about is starting over, and I'm not necessarily talking about huge changes in life, but rather the smaller restarts of everyday.

For whatever reason people love the start of a new year. It's our chance to regroup and refocus our thoughts and priorities. Tons of people set goals and make new resolutions. I would be lying if I said that I didn't partake in these rituals as well. However, over the past year or two I have be trying to shift my focus in terms of when I can start over. Starting over at the beginning of a new year makes sense, well because, it's just that, a new year. But what happens when months, weeks, or even days into working towards your new goals and resolutions, you mess up? And believe me we will mess up. We are humans, we all fall short.

I love this verse from Lamentations.......
Friends, I want you to just ponder this verse for a minute. The Lord is letting us know that we don't have to wait for the start of the new year to hit the restart button. His mercies are new everyday!! As long as we acknowledge that we messed up and ask for forgiveness, we get to start over each and everyday. And that is just amazing to me. You see, He knows that we are going to mess up even before we do and so he wrote this amazing truth for us. That's how much He loves us!

So don't beat yourself up when you aren't achieving those goals that you set back in January. You can hit that restart button whenever you want! And when we mess up again, we can rest assured that he is faithful in providing us with new mercies every day!

Many Blessings,

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