“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

— Lamentations 3:22-23

As long as you’re alive and able, it’s never too late to start again. Every day you wake up, you get another chance to start again. Perhaps you fell behind on your New Year’s resolutions before January was out. Perhaps you procrastinated and missed your target or maybe you’re at a standstill and are wondering if it’s worth going on with your plans. If you really want what you hoped and planned for at the beginning of the year, don’t quit, but start again. That’s right, start over.

Don’t waste any more time bemoaning your failures or beating yourself up for your inconsistency. Everyone gets knocked down at one point or another. The important thing is that you get back up, brush the dust off and start again if you have to. It may not mean that you must start from the very beginning (although that’s okay), but you may just need to pick up from where you left off and continue to work towards achieving your goals.

Whether it’s an exercise routine and healthy eating plan that  you started to implement or a book that you started to write, you can start again. Maybe you wanted to improve your spiritual life and decided to spend more time reading your Bible and praying. Maybe you endeavored to read more books this year to further develop your intellectual mind. Maybe you started a business or began taking classes to improve your financial outlook. If things are not going as you envisioned them or your plans are not working out the way you want, don’t throw in the towel.  Start again and strive towards your success. Did you already quit? Reset yourself and start again if you want to.

Each day brings with it new grace, new mercies, and new opportunities for you to start over. Even if you have to start over a thousand times, do it. You are not a failure if you keep trying. Instead, see yourself as persistent and strong to weather the storms (or fight off the demons) of procrastination, doubt, and fear. You can do it! So, get back up and start again, today!


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