Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Beginnings for When You Feel Like You've Blown It

New Beginnings...

Seems like we tend to talk about that a lot in January, huh?  Anyone else feel like they already have screwed up 2016?

I know I do.  I am entering the third trimester with baby #4, and I feel every week of it.  I can't seem keep track of everything any more.  I am tired all the time, and well, if we're honest, I am a bit low.  I keep washing the same dishes, why aren't they clean yet?

I feel like I've already blown the new beginning of 2016.  You know, those good intentions and all. We're going to be on top of packing nutritious, yummy lunches.
We're going to have a great after school routine.
We're going to do better at keeping up with the laundry.

Except we haven't.  There have been some days when I've come close, but most days, not so much.   And the really sad part is it's only 21 days into the New Year.

And then the Lord reminded me, "Every morning is a new start. Remember?"

So that's where I'm living. Trying to remember that each morning when I wake up, that yesterday's list should just be thrown away and we start fresh.  To take each day as it comes. To remember that my worth isn't in the check list, but in that I am a daughter of the King.

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail. 
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness."
-Lamenatons 3:22-23

How about you?  Where are you living right now?

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, Liz! I definitely remember the 3rd trimester with the fourth child feeling. SO EXHAUSTING! I am so excited you're having a little girl though!! Yea!

    And I can also relate to best intentions going awry. I didn't actually make any resolutions this year, so I guess I've saved myself a bit of guilt perhaps?? Actually, our year is kind of weird and the kids' break goes all the way until mid-January each year. Then there were some unusual events for the next couple of weeks, so this week will be the first week that I feel like I am actually starting normal life again since we left off mid-December. I feel like I need to think about my priorities but haven't even gotten that far! I love your reminder about the Lord's mercies being new every day. What a great thought as we think about our resolutions and our successes and failures in that regard!