This month, the ChristianWriters.com blog chain's topic is New Beginnings.
This got me thinking about all the "new beginnings" in my own life. I'll be 29 in a few months, and over the last decade or so, I've seen a lot of them:
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- Learning to deal with life after my parents' divorce.
- Getting married and moving away from my dad and sister.
- Starting new jobs.
- Failing at projects.
- Becoming a mother.
- Writing new stories.
New beginnings, like a new year, give us a chance to change things about ourselves or our situations that need to be altered, or you want to stop or start doing in your life. Sometimes it's in the form of a rude awakening: a job loss, financial difficulty, the loss of a close loved one. Sometimes, it's just a situational change, a new baby, for instance.
How you face your new beginnings tells others a great deal about you. Are you bitter about what's happened, or do you accept it with grace?
Many people don't get the chance to start over; many choose not to do so even when given the opportunity. There's many things in my life right now that I feel like I'm back to square one on. They're out of my control (as so many things in life are--that's a really important lesson to learn) so I have to accept them, deal with them as best I know how to, and move forward.
I'm blessed that my new beginnings are easier by having Jesus with me every step of the way, as well as TMOTH (The Man Of The House--my husband).
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." -- Jesus in Matthew 11:30No matter what new beginnings I have month to month, year to year, I find great comfort in this passage, knowing my Lord and Savior is right there with me.
How about you? How have you handled the new beginnings in your life? Are you faced with any new things right now?
Until next time,