Have you ever wished that you could just start your day over? That maybe you could take a nap for a couple of hours and try again during your lunch hour? Unfortunately, I have felt that sensation many times since being in college. As much as we try to be in control sometimes, we are ultimately not the one calling the shots in our lives.
This is something I struggle with often. I am a lover of iCal, productive apps on my smartphone, to-do lists, anything that will make me feel more on top of my life. But when I take time to reflect on this lifestyle that I can so easily get wrapped up in, it reminds me of all of the walls I may be building around myself to limit God from using me in the best ways possible. I believe that it is only when we give everything (schedules, insecurities, needs, etc.) up for God to control that we can be shown the true power of his grace in our daily lives. It is, after all, our responsibility as ambassadors of Christ to carry reconciliation in our hearts not only for others around us, but for ourselves as well.
I’d encourage you to think about the ways in which you may be building walls between you and God. What’s stopping you from starting over? No matter who you are, where you are or what you may be carrying in your heart today, we are all granted the gift of beginning fresh. What are you waiting for?