Monday, January 24, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Start Over"



What do you guys do when it's been "one of those days" or "weeks" or "months" ?

I recently received a message via email that I was so grateful for because last week was "one of those weeks" where everything that could go wrong was going wrong and the devil was working overtime to trip me up.


I had to really focus and give thanks to God during the midst of it all because I know that as a servant of God, the closer you get to him, the harder the devil will try to get you down. So this past week, I guess I was super duper close to God because the devil was a piece of work. Nevertheless, I had to smile about it because I felt safe, secure and loved by God because he never let me fall and everything worked out in the end.

This message helped me feel so much better about all that went down...

Start Over

"When you've trusted Jesus and walked his way
When you've felt his hand lead you day by day
But your steps now take you another way,
start over.

When you've made your plans and they've gone awry
When you've tried your best and there's no more try
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why,
start over.

When you've told your friends what you plan to do
When you've trusted them and they didn't come through
And now you're all alone and it's up to you,
start over.

When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone
When you've done your best but it's turned out wrong
And now your grandchildren have come along,
start over.

When you've prayed to God so you'll know his will
When you've prayed and prayed and you don't know still
When you want to stop cause you've had your fill,
start over.

When you think you're finished and want to quit
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit
When you've tried and tried to get out of it,
start over.

When the year has been long and successes few
When December comes and you're feeling blue
God gives a January just for you,
start over.

Starting over means "Victories Won"
Starting over means "A Race Well Run"
Starting over means "The Lords' Will Done"
We need not just sit there ... START OVER."


Special thanks to Tony England from the FB group "Jamaicans for Jesus" for this wonderful and poignant message.

Happy Monday everyone!

Have a blessed and prosperous week!

Ciao! :)

2 comments:

  1. I think I will copy this and put it on my frig...I had one of those weeks too. It helps to think we can take a Monday and start over,or a January to begin a new year!

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  2. I'm extremely grateful that we have the option to start over. So glad you'll be able to put this to great use. Have a great week Marlece! :)

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