Start Again

I think it’s one of the best parts of being alive …
We can always start again.

Let’s face it.
We’ve all messed up. Made mistakes and unfortunate choices.
We’ve said things and done things that make us wonder … Really? Why did I think that was a good idea?

And yet, we can get up the next morning and start again.

Sometimes it’s helpful and encouraging to remember these truths …
• Everybody’s got something. Nobody has it all together all the time.
• We can change our story by changing our actions or changing our reactions. We don’t have to be the victim of our circumstances.
• There is something good in every single day. Look for it.
• Where we are right now? We don’t have to stay here.
• It is OK to get professional help to get things back in synch.
• We are loved unconditionally by a God who wants the very best for us.

So then.

If you’re kicking yourself because of something you said or didn’t say. For that “roll your eyes moment” you wish you could take back. If you’re stuck or spinning or spiraling…

Get up.
Brush yourself off.
Take a deep breath.
Start again.

And … if that just feels too big?
Reach out to someone. Now.
Talk to a friend. A pastor. A counselor.
Get the help you need and deserve.
You don’t have to do it alone.

In her wonderful book, Breathing Room, Leeana Tankersley writes, “The secret is to get up every morning, and, with intention, step into the broad grace we have been offered for this mercies-are-new day. And then do it again tomorrow. Like a ritual. Like a practice. Like recovery.”

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

You and your life matter.

It’s never, ever too late.
Today. Let’s start again.

You are Extraordinarily Significant!