A Fresh Start

by Frank

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
      Because His compassions fail not.
      They are new every morning;
      Great is Your faithfulness.

Every year people all around the world make New Year’s resolutions. Their goal and intention is to make the current year that they are entering into the best year of their life. They sing the New Year’s song that talks about letting old things be forgot. They throw grand celebrations with falling confetti, food, music and live entertainment. The year begins with a bang.

At least for a moment, nothing seems impossible. A new year brings a new chance, a fresh opportunity, and a sense of optimism. But, why wait for a new year to have a feeling that you are entitled to daily.


Photo by Stephanie Berghaeuser

Each and every morning, when you open your eyes and drag you and your morning breath into the bathroom, you have been given a new start. Have you ever looked at your life in this way? How does it feel to know that each and every day you have been given is another chance to try to get it right?

Who cares what happened yesterday? Use today to take the necessary steps to make your life magnificent. God loves you enough to give you chance after chance, moment after moment, and breath after breath, to get this thing right. People make mistakes. Accidents happen. But this is not the end of you it is just your awakening. Every accident is an opportunity in disguise. It is a chance for a new start.

Your past does not define you. Why? Because His grace is sufficient.

So with that in mind I want you to make the decision that is necessary, the decision that is right, and the decision that will change your life. I want you to give your life to the one who gave you life and also gave you a chance for a new start.

Don’t put off for tomorrow something you can do today. Make a new or renewed commitment to make this day the best day of your life.