What is it about new beginnings that inspire you? The prospect of starting fresh really appeals to me. I have often tried to accomplish many things over the years. Sometimes success reigns, and I am glad I decided to push past my feelings of doubt or inadequacy. Sometimes the new thing excites me in the beginning, and I have every intention of following through to its conclusion, but I do not make it to the finish line…Epic Fail. Do you see yourself at the beginning of the same journey and wonder if this will be the time it will be different? I find myself in this place this morning. I know that the task ahead of me is great. I know that if I can push past the doubt, and let fact not feeling dictate my mindset, I know I can succeed. The fact that I am clinging to is that in whatever I am facing, God is there! He is my biggest cheerleader! God wants me to have abundant life in Him. (He says so in His Word!) I cannot measure my success by the world’s standards because they have a whole other set of rulers to measure success. So I must ask myself, who are you going to please with this one life you have been given. At the end of the day are the choices I made today going to please or displease my Heavenly Father.
Galatians 1:10, “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” My husband is fond of saying He is serving an audience of one. The more I think on this statement the more I believe it to be true. May God be pleased with me today, and as I face this day may He be pleased with every effort. May God be pleased with my new beginning!