“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.” Ernest Hemingway
A few weeks ago, I told you about a novel I’d started t 4 years ago. It somehow disappeared from my computer and I was left with nothing but a blank page. I still remember who the characters were and have a clear memory of the story line, but all the accumulation of those nifty words and phrases are now lost to cyberspace.
I stewed about this dilemma and realized there was a reason for it. Over the past four years, my husband and I have been trying to figure out how to retire and live only on our social security investment. We had to re-evaluate how we could downsize our home, the clutter and collections of 52 years and make it happen. We did it. We began again. We now live in a smaller home, I’ve retired from my hectic work schedule, I’m spending more time with my husband and still wondering in the back of my mind if it will all work.
When we let go of things that hold us back, it allows us to move forward and do even better things – not only for ourselves, but for others on the way. My book will be rewritten someday and it will probably make more sense. I’ve had to mull it over in my mind for four years anyway.
So as we go from day to day, we must always remember that God has mapped out a perfect plan for us. It doesn’t mean instant success or wealth beyond measure. It isn’t a promise that we won’t have problems. It is the opening of a new door. The hardest door we have to open is the one which leads to the next adventure.