You Can Begin Again

“The Lord is my portion…therefore I hope in Him.”                 Lamentations 3:24 NKJV

When you haven’t accomplished what you’d hoped for, regret can become a major pastime. The computer analyst wishes he’d become an accountant, the accountant wishes he’d become a doctor, etc. Maybe you planned to leave a legacy, but to date all you’ve left is a trail of unfulfilled aspirations. It’s not too late; you can begin again! You just have to be prepared to pursue your dream and pay the price. “To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best” (1 Corinthians 9:25 TLB). Don’t listen to the critics and complainers who’ve settled for less. Your goal shouldn’t just be to live long, but to make a difference in your world and glorify God.”

Charles Lindenberg said, “I feel I lived on a higher plain than the skeptics on the ground… Who valued life more highly, the aviators who spent it on the art  they love, for these misers doled it out like pennies through their antlike days?… If I could fly for 10 years before I was killed in a crash, it would be a worthwhile trade for an ordinary lifetime.” Look at Moses. Look at Paul. they both begin again. Look at Winston ChurchilI: Instead of retiring after World War II, he went on to win the Nobel Prize in literature. When Heinrich Schliemann retired from business to look for Homers legendary city of Troy — he found it. Here’s a Scripture you can stand on: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions  fail not.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion … Therefore I hope in Him!'” (Lamentations 3:22–24 NKJV). That means you can begin again.

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today