Have you ever wanted to just start over? Were your dreams stolen, your joy pummeled and your heart crushed?
Well today is your day one then. How can I just say that? I mean, let’s be realistic. All that crazy stuff that happened before today, yeah, we know, it really did happen. But today is your day to start over, today is when you draw the line in the sand behind you and start again.
There is a promise in the Word of God about this. It’s buried in a beautiful chapter of encouragement.
See if you can find it.
2 Corinthians 4:
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you. 15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.”
Today is day one. Today we have a chance to speak encouraging words into someone’s life. Today we have a chance to forget those things which are behind and press on towards the mark for the higher calling. Today, this moment, this chance, is ours to take. We can only gain a new perspective and move on. Press into your calling. Press into your ministry. ACTION CURES FEAR. LIGHT DISPELS DARKNESS! Just move.
Call that friend whose on your heart. Reach out and lift those around you. I take that back. Just do what God asks you to do and let the results be left up to Him. You see it is your ministry, your calling, but He who gave you the JOB. Who do you work for and what does He want? Find that out and then do it. Leave everything else up to Him. Let Him be the judge.
Just be true to Him.
“6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8
Watch your thoughts and their integrity. Then move on. Move, cuz this life is wayyyy too short.
Today is day one. Make your day one a tremendous day!