When I write about beginning again, I like to think it is because I am endlessly positive, loyal and determined. That’s what I think most of the time and some of the time it’s actually true.
Beginning again seems like a positive thing- relentless optimism in every day life or during hard times. This means waking each morning with the idea that you can make a difference. Here’s the truth: it is a good thing, as long as your starting point is coming from a place of strength, not desperation.
But what if your starting point is from:
the feeling of never being enough
the persistent need to do more
the idea that there is only one right possible outcome
the desire to control the process and situation
Then, that isn’t so good. That kind of desperation is hard to live with. That place, of never enough, is not from God and it is not truth.
but-with faith- we want beginning again to be from a place of VICTORY
a place of trusting God
seeking just the Next Right Thing
trusting God with the outcomes
The starting point does matter and I think we can be so focused on moving forward that we don’t stop and think about where we are starting from. That starting point makes all the difference to how the journey will be. Am I going forward in faith, or fear?
Just something to think about on this quiet Tuesday. How are you beginning again?