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New Beginnings

August 16, 2018

It's that time of year again when the start of school begins a new season in life for all of us. It can sometimes be a bit awkward or even exhilarating when you meet new teachers or school mates or parents or becoming acclimated to new classes, subjects and books. But I'm certain we'll all adjust and get into a great pace.


Speaking of new seasons, I think one of the best life lessons I have learned is the fact that God often gives us the opportunity to start something new. Thank you, Father!


I am thankful because, like many people, I have made plenty of mistakes in life and the chance to have another go at it is a blessing I do not take lightly. To take it a step further and at the risk of sounding like a big idiot, I've had more than one additional opportunity to do the same thing because I made either the same mistakes or invented new ones. Again, thank you, God!!


But the point of this post is to hopefully help you stave off potential recurring mistakes before your next new beginning begins. I know I'm taking some liberties here by assuming you will have one or more. But my guess is that you (and I) will probably have more than a few new opportunities to start again in life and, hopefully, get things right the next go around.


So after you've made a mistake and you once again experience God's amazing grace by giving you another new beginning, remember these things:


Be thankful!

The bible tells us to enter His gates with thanksgiving. The gates represent entrances. Essentially, it's the first thing you come to and we should not overlook the importance of starting things out by thanking God for the new beginning.


Stop and take stock of the lessons in your past mistakes.

Before you haphazardly begin going about thing