“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” Billy Crystal
I believe I’ve been given a second chance – again. Each day is time to start over. We’ve been refreshed by sleep and God has renewed us, so this is the perfect opportunity to create a new life – to restore – to set another goal.
I’ve been given so many second chances, it must be close to a hundred thousand by now. God has spared my life many times. He’s granted me protection in illness, in relationships, in earthly dealings. He’s sent His angels to guard me from harm, anxiety, depression. I’m certain that each of those angels looks even more haggard than I do, for all the dilemmas they’ve retrieved me from.
I’ve been given the opportunity in the past to start over.n’t I’m now confronted with the same challenge. This week ends my coaching career as I watch ten young students do their public speaking presentations in competition. My theater teaching and after school programs have come to an end as well. I’m in a brand new town, in a brand new old house, with many projects to be done, but with an opportunity to be repurposed through all of it.
Life is a constant work in progress. I’m up to the challenge. I’ve always possessed a pioneer spirit and even though this old body is falling apart, my spirit is alive and well. As I repurpose some of the things we’ve brought with us from our old house, I’m also repurposing my life.
This isn’t a difficult procedure if we remember who is in control of every breath we take. God has a purpose for everyone. He knew us before our conception. He knows how many hairs are on our head and cares for each one of them. He has designed us for a reason and created us for a purpose.
Though life gives us many changes, we can turn them into opportunities, because each day is a new beginning when you walk with Christ.