It’s a new day. It’s also a new month. The month of March presents a fresh opportunity to keep attempting to making MORE progress from the month before but sometimes…
Sometimes, God calls for you to start over.
As a recovering perfectionist, I’m learning to be okay with this concept. Before, I would think of all the headway and progress made in what I was doing though it was a struggle. Starting over was out of the question. I can’t digress (at least not right now anyway).
If you’ve read my previous blog post, Christian Blog Confessions: I Almost Quit Blogging (AGAIN), you know that keeping this blog that God has called me to have been a difficult journey for me. I somehow I lost sight of what God was calling me to do and the direction of this blog while getting caught up in comparisons, metrics, and other shenanigans.
I was blind and now I see.
While fasting this past week, God reveals to me that it’s okay to stop and start over especially when it comes to this blog. I’m learning that starting over doesn’t necessarily mean failure. It’s another chance to experience His new, fresh, grace and mercy to do His will BETTER.
Starting over gives even more clarity and focus. It’s another shot to be more intentional. Sure, this may require me to go back to square one with some things but the lessons learned previously gives me more solid ground to build back on. I learn from the mistakes and triumphs.
In my quiet time with God, He reminds me about the times He starts over. For example, God gives me a day to start over every day. My bad days of my screwing up, making a mess are graciously and faithfully replaced with another 24 hours to get it right.
It is the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed; His compassions do not fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Starting over is not the end of the world. It really isn’t. God reminds me during my time with Him how He even had to start over with humanity. Humanity was madly wicked the first time around. Sorrowful, God had no choice but to wipe out almost all humanity leaving only a remnant to build upon (see Genesis 7:13-24).
Talk about a MASSIVE do-over.
Yet, God wiping humanity out and giving the Earth a clean slate was part of His perfect plan. It’s needed. It’s necessary.
Maybe there are some things in your life that definitely need a do-over. You may have got off course with the New Year’s resolutions workouts while bingeing on the brownies instead. Like me, you may have to stop, refocus, and get back to the basics in working to fulfill God’s calling for you. Whatever the case is, it’s totally okay to start over.
I was often told,
Good things sometimes fall apart so that better can come.
With God on your side, as you start over, there’s no doubt the best will come. So, go on. You have a new day, a new month, a new opportunity to start over if need be. It may be part of God’s perfect plan for you which makes it TOTALLY okay.