As adults we often learn lessons the hard way. And we have learned that the lessons born out of pain stick with us the longest.
New beginnings are not always exciting, especially if you were just forced into it, or it was brought about by your wrong decisions.
A loved one dies. You were fired from a job. A broken relationship. And the list goes on. We all have had our share of heartaches and sufferings in one way or another. And I don’t want to rain on your parade, but the fact is, there’s actually more to come.
Truth sets free so let’s learn these facts about new beginnings, no matter how ugly they may seem:
1. New beginnings respect no one.
It could happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. It knows no boundaries as to how much disaster it could cause. It’s no respecter of status: young or old, rich or poor, single, married, divorce, or widowed, we all get to experience new beginnings whenever and wherever.
Tip: Let go of entitlement. It doesn’t mean that being the son or daughter of whoever makes you excused from the sufferings that come with new beginnings. Let go of the past and move on with what’s at hand. The faster you release resistance, the better you can embrace change for your good and those around you.
2. New beginnings are challenging.
Learning new skills could be fun; but it’s not as easy as others would want to make you believe. Being in a new situation or an environment causes anxiety, and maybe even depression.
Tip: Embrace the challenges that comes with your new start. Acceptance is the key to healing and reformation. Whining or resisting the change that’s taking place now won’t do you any good.
3. New beginnings could be arduous.
As you learn to cope with your new set of circumstances, you realize that it will require all your best efforts, time, and often resources to get through it. Positive changes do not happen overnight. Desired results often take time to be realized.
Tip: Network with people who have expertise knowledge on the field you’re trying to master. You’d always get by with a little help from friends. Why go solo when you can do it better and faster with other people?
No matter how difficult your new beginnings may be now, or however unpredictable the future may be for you, fear not because the Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
New seasons usher in change, and change must begin in you before you could change your situation. New challenges call for new strategies.
Welcome the new season with a new you. But most important of all, trust God in His sovereign guidance and timing.