Sorry for Being Me Part 1 – Begin Again
I was scrolling down my Facebook timeline and I saw a friend’s post. He talked about how he tried to make his life better and just be better in general. He ended his post with “Sorry for being me.” I was touched yet saddened by his post. The first post I scrolled down to see after my friend’s post was from Joseph Prince. His post said, “One moment of God’s favor can turn your life around. Be conscious that His favor surrounds you today. (Ps 5:12)!” I shared this post with my friend. I don’t know if it meant anything to him. He never responded or acknowledged the message.
What I do know is that it is so important and beautiful to know that God does turn lives around. We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve done and said things we wish we hadn’t but at the end of it all God can still turn our mess around. We don’t have to stay there. We don’t have to drown in seas of sorrow and regret. How sad is it to not know that you can always begin again with God. Not only can you begin again but you should make it a life long habit to always begin again. Begin again each day with new grace, new appreciation. Begin again in relationships, career, finances. Beginning again simply means not staying stuck where you are. It means starting anew with a fresh perspective. We can begin again in areas of our lives that aren’t even “broken.”
Beginning again is all about growth and reflection. I believe in the quote from Joseph Prince. Psalms 5:12 says “For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.” We’re surrounded with God’s favor and that’s means we’re always equipped to Begin Again.