Today is the first of November, and therefore the beginning of a new month. When I woke up this morning, one of my first thoughts was, “Awesome! I can restart!” This is the same thought I have at the beginning of a new year, or even the beginning of a new week.
Why, however, do I have to wait until the beginning of something new to have a brand new start? We wait on new weeks, new months or new years to start creating a new habit, stop doing something, start a new routine, et cetera. Why not start now?
After all, every day is a new start, another day to be alive. Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 continues with this thought: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” The Bible makes it clear that God has created a new start in every single morning we wake up alive.
So let’s embrace that! Why wait a single more day to work on killing that sin, start that workout plan, or begin writing a book? This is hard for me, because I am one who likes to wait until the calendar looks all neat and tidy and shows the beginning of a new period of time before I start something. We can keep procrastinating and waiting for the calendar to show us the best time to begin or change, or we can embrace the fresh start God gives us every single morning. The choice is ours.