A new start is always good.
Sometimes we need a new start because we’ve failed, slipped up, or messed up. Sometimes we need a new start because we’ve walked in the wrong direction. Sometimes we need a new start because we’ve done things in a way that hasn’t worked, perhaps over and over.
No matter what a new start feels good, refreshing, exciting, inspiring and uplifting. A new road is ahead of you. A new journey awaits you. A new challenge is there to be met. A new atmosphere is there to be delved into. A new inspiration is there to spur you on. A new time has come. A new chance is there – for you. You have a wonderful gift, a new start.
Today I’ve had a new start in one area of my life, and it’s been very good to feel I’ve had a new start.
Today I needed to ask God to forgive me for some things I’ve done wrong, and I needed a new start, and I’ve got it, because God is faithful and just and forgives me for my sins when I confess them to Him, and he then always gives me a new start. He doesn’t punish me or keep on reminding me of my failures, but he forgives me in His grace – a free, undeserved gift – and he helps me on my journey, after having given me a new start. I’m forgiven by God, and I’ve got a new start! Thanks to God!
Today I also needed to ask my husband to forgive me for some things, and also my husband has forgiven me and given me a new start today. My husband, Jonathan, is very kind, caring, loving and forgiving. He’s the best husband for me.
In the Bible we can read:
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”
God has given us Jesus and forgiveness for our sins through Him. He loved us so much that He gave us His only son Jesus – who died for us – so that we could be reconsiled with God and receive forgiveness for our sins, and God tells us also in His word, the Bible, that if we don’t forgive others He will not forgive us.
When I’ve messed up and done mistakes it’s always good to be forgiven, and it can feel humbling and make me grateful to receive forgiveness, because I know that forgiveness is something I don’t deserve. I also want to forgive others around me, like God has forgiven me.
I want to walk in the way of love, as God is telling me to do in the Bible:
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
(Ephesians 5: 1-2)
I want to be someone who walks in the way of love and who is kind, compassionate and forgiving towards my husband and everyone else around me. I know God will help me with this, and His grace gives me strength to do what is right.
It is always good with a new start.
Perhaps you’d like to have a new start too? What do you then need to do? Well, it depends on what kind of situation you are in and what kind of area of life you want a new start in, but here’s some ideas for you if you need a new start in your relationship with a close person:
- Admit to yourself and to the person you’ve wronged that you’ve done something wrong towards them.
- Tell the person you’ve wronged that you’re sorry for what you did that was wrong.
- Ask for forgiveness, and receive it when it is given to you.
- Decide you are not going to keep on doing the same mistake as you’ve done before.
- Make a steady commitment to walk in a different direction than before.
- Enjoy your new start and focus on the new direction in your life.
- Keep on walking in the right direction.
Lastly, I want to tell you that if you struggle with any of the steps above, a good idea could be to share it with a close friend or support person and ask that person to help you, support you and maybe advice you in your process. It is good to not keep your struggles to yourself and reach out for help from others. We all need others to contribute to our lives.
Finally, when you’ve just started on a new start, like I’ve just done, I’d like to encourage you to let it inspire you and to keep on moving forward, in the right direction, even just with small steps, but no matter what, also if you slip up again, then never give up! Usually you will find it’s possible to have a new start all over again.
A new start has been given me, and I’m blessed.