Saturday, March 26, 2011

Starting Again – This Time for Real

Every morning we wake for one special reason. Life begins again at a conscious level. All of what has been is history, and the rest is a mystery.

Our present mindsets are likely to be influenced by how we feel about that history — lovely or blighted — and the mystery — hope about or estranged.

At the present moment we can look both ways and see them positive or negative.

Starting again is either a simple or determined reality for us.

If change compels itself toward us then we’re we’ll want to start again determinably.

Thought of a Teasing – As Yet Unachieved – Goal

We can achieve this goal that seems just out of reach. Yes, and we know it. But what stands between us and it, is the matter of weakening resolve — choices to justify differing behaviour.

Being secretly ashamed of ourselves is nothing to do with it.

This day is the same in its make-up as yesterday was, or last Thursday, and the same potential surrounds us. God will favour us if our resolve will meet with situational determinants.

Overcome some initial temptation and we’re blessed with a redeemable confidence. Keep overcoming and — with God’s help — we’re creating the new us.

Reaching Goals

Reaching goals is — we have to admit — the practice of maintaining resolve until the last day... so often we achieve goals and then go back on our word. Not this time.

This time we understand the consequences.

Reaching goals is hence a finite concept. Never again do we rest on our laurels as we commit this day to remembering, first, there is a special commitment that underpins all goals and all resolutions.

This is to have the elephant’s memory; to remember the vividly where we came from and why we’re here; yes, every day. It’s the only way that success will make itself known.

Establishing Our Own Ground Zero’s

“Today is begins.”

These are likely to be familiar words to most of us. Given the aforementioned, it bodes itself upon us to listen to what our lives have been telling us, God speaking through our circumstances and the consequences of our actions.

Any ‘today’ can be a fresh Ground Zero, as we recognise the grace of God in the concept of the new day.

“This is the day that the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

~Psalm 118:24 (NRSV).

It is our day to make of what we choose, dictated only by the context with which we’re placed — a context we must accept.

The theory of achievement is not as threatening as the reality of temptation to give in.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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