Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers –
Have you ever wished for a second chance at life? A do-over, in the sense of the word? Have you ever wished that you could go back and do things differently? Well, have ya?
I have… so many times I wished for second chances at life and for the ability to do what was right the second time around. I was just relaxing when I began to think about my life in the past year. I believe that I am living in my do-over, my time to do things right the second time that I may not have necessarily done before. Last year around this time, I was hearing back from law schools gearing up to graduate from college. I had a clear plan, but then because I wasn’t ready for what was to come and I was afraid; I placed my life on hold. I needed a year to grow as an individual. I’ve destroyed relationships out of ignorance, I’ve harmed people out of spite and out of bitterness and resentment I became my own hindrance in being used by God. The world says that hindsight is 20/20…. we come to see clearly as we reflect on the past, but I would like to say that if we employ wisdom- we would see clearly in that moment as well.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
This year is my do-over. I am doing some of the same things, but I am not the same person. It’s crazy, even my appearance has changed. My hair is shorter, my glasses are different, my taste in clothes has varied…I have changed. I didn’t seek to change, but as I grew as a person- I changed. My heart grew bigger, I became filled with compassion and mercy toward others and I learned to love with no conditions. It is in our times of pain and hardship that we grow the most, and this year has been a place of growth for me.
So… I’ve been divinely given this second chance and I don’t plan on wasting it.
What will you do with your do-over?
Until next time,
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