August 12, 2010
I’m back!!! Something I have come to know about myself and am willing to admit is that I am GREAT at starting new things…but (if I’m not intentional) not as great at maintaining them! The most recent example would be this blog! :) When I launched this blog I was full of great intentions and great ideas (that I still have) for posts, and somewhere along the line the number of days between blog posts grew and grew!
But it’s a NEW DAY!!! Starting today, I am going to start fresh with marthafry.org. As I press the ‘re-start’ button on the blog, I know that there will likely be another season where the days between blogs increase, but I’ll make the decision to start again!
This idea of starting fresh with our intentions goes way beyond blog posts into all areas of our lives. If you are like me, we can start with great intentions, whether it’s a New Year’s Resolution or if we just wake up one day with a desire to change, but when the excitement of starting wears off the idea of maintaining isn’t as fun!
Here are some examples…
Date Nights w/ our Spouse
Serving in Church
Cooking Meals at Home
And the list can go on and on…. What about you? What did you start with great intention, but have stopped doing? What would you like to re-start today?
Philippians 1:5-6 encourages us that “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Instead of getting discouraged and thinking that because you stopped, there is no point in starting again, let this verse encourage you. Every day is a new day. If God gave you that desire, He will enable you to finish it!
It’s a new day!