It’s Not Too Late: To Begin

Alarm clock on glass tableIt’s Friday. Do you ever get to Friday and think, “Well, it’s the end of the week. I can’t get that much done now. It’s too late.” Actually, (you may not want to hear this!) Friday is just as good as Monday. It just doesn’t feel like it because our mind is already headed toward the weekend. And often, we’re tired from the four days that came before Friday. However, if we change our mindset (and find some caffeine!) we can accomplish plenty, even on Friday. Sometimes, we get that “it’s too late” mentality about other areas of our lives too.

For example, is there something in life that you want to do or accomplish, but you haven’t made it happen yet? You’ve tried. And failed. And tried again. And failed. And given up. And tried again. Or maybe you haven’t failed yet because you haven’t tried yet. Ever feel like you’re going in circles and not making any real progress? We all have things like this — or maybe it’s just me. (I hope it’s not just me!)

The Unfulfilled Desire

Many things can fit into this category. Perhaps you have a project you want to tackle, but just can’t get it done. Perhaps you want to develop more patience or kindness and then find yourself snapping under pressure. Maybe there’s an advancement in your career you want to make that hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it’s that fitness or weight goal that is so elusive. Maybe you want to write a blog, but after a few posts, life gets in the way or you get sick and are unable to be consistent. Oh wait, that’s me again. 😉

No matter what it is, I’m here to remind you — it’s not too late to begin again. It’s not too late to try again. You can accomplish what you set out to do. You have only to begin. Or begin again. After all, you are reading this blog right now, right? There’s “living proof” for you. Just be willing to try again. And then start. Take the first step. And the next. And the next. Over and over.

The Key to Success

Persistence is the key. Many have talent, but persistence is the difference between potential and success. Persistence is to continue on a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition or previous failure. The Bible puts it this way, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9.)

We must not give up. If we have given up, we can begin anew. Get back to planting the seeds that will bring about the harvest we desire. We are planting seeds into our life and future every day. Let’s make sure it’s the right seed. The time to start again is right now.

Today.

What step will you take today to “begin again?”

Pray About Everything

I’ve been thinking about prayer and reminding myself to pray about everything in my life, in my day. I’ve been saying to myself…

PRAY about everything…

  • Your home
  • Your spouse
  • Your kids
  • Your job
  • Your finances

Pray ABOUT everything…

  • Your self: body, soul and spirit
  • Your hopes
  • Your fears
  • Your concerns
  • Your worries

Pray about EVERYTHING!

  • Your friends
  • Your church
  • Your projects
  • Your opportunities
  • Your ministries

When we sit down to work or create or balance the checkbook, we need to take a moment and ask for God’s blessing, His guidance and His favor on every part of our life.

Prayer: the Path to Power

No wonder we are told to “Pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17). There are many things to pray for in our lives, but we must remember the power of prayer. God is just waiting for us to ask. He is waiting for us to acknowledge Him and to ask for all He has for us.

Pray first. Everything goes better when we pray about and for it. Prayer shouldn’t be our last resort, but our first tool to success.

Do a Prayer Check—have I been thinking about that concern/child/job/opportunity or praying about it? (See a post on this here.) We can mull something over and over in our mind, but it’s not prayer until we turn our thoughts to God and invite Him into the process and ask for His help.

Trying to make a decision? Ask the questions, “What does God want me to do? What has God already told me to do?” That’s where we find our answers and the confidence of knowing we are in the center of God’s will.

Prayer: the Path to Peace

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6,7).

There is peace when we turn everything over to the Lord. No matter how big or small the situation looks, it is worthy of prayer and peace that “transcends all understanding” will be ours.

Let’s Pray

Join me in praying about EVERYTHING. (“Lord, please bless this blog. Please use it to touch the heart of each person that visits with Your love. Please let each one sense Your Presence and know that You are right him.”)

Remember to commit things to the Lord throughout the day. We need to ask for His help, His wisdom, His favor.

We must not get to running so fast that we forget the One who gave us the legs and the will to run.

What needs more prayer attention in your life today?


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