day one.

Have you ever felt stuck? Like you want to change, but you don’t know where to start? Like you want something more for your life, but you don’t know how to get there?⠀

Well guess what today is?⠀

It’s day one of the rest of your life.⠀

I love this truth from Matthew West’s song “Day One.” The enemy would love nothing more than for us to believe that our past defines us and determines our future. And that’s just not true.⠀

God’s truth tell us that His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Each day we wake up is a chance to start again, to start over, to start walking one step at a time toward the future we want and into the person we want to be… into all that God has called us to be and says we are.⠀

The truth is we are made in the image of God who is creative, who is love, who is patient, who is powerful. Scripture tells us that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the grave is living inside of us (Romans 8:11). And if that Spirit can bring Jesus from death to life, then He can surely bring our places of death and darkness and despair to a place of life and light and joy.⠀

At the end of the day I often feel like I’ve failed. Like I’ve fallen short. Like I haven’t done all I’ve wanted to do and haven’t been all I’ve wanted to be. I cling to this truth and shine this light into the darkness of my soul.⠀

It’s day one of the rest of our lives. What a beautiful truth. What a powerful hope. I pray you cling to this truth today with me.

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