Reset! Definition: to set again or anew. New beginnings inspire us, motivate us, they increase our sense of optimism in our selves and others. Maybe that is why God has built into our lives many new starting points.
- Every 24 hours He gives us a new day.
- Every seven days He gives us a new week.
- Every four weeks He gives a new month.
- Every 12 months He gives us a new year.
- Every 10 years He gives us a new decade.
- Every 10 decades He gives us a new century and many of us experienced this just 20 years ago.
At the beginning of each of these stages of life is a gate that opens up to new possibilities and potential. But, it is up to each if us to walk through that gate.
There are other opportunities in our lives to reset. I have been on a new eating plan of low carbs and no sugar for seven months now. BUT, I am still quite tempted by pecan and raspberry pie. And other things occasionally. I have learned that it doesn’t end my plan, I just need to reset and start the next meal back on plan. The same thing goes when we sin. We reset by keeping short accounts with God, repent and seek forgiveness. And know that He is faithful and just to forgive our unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
King George VI in his Christmas message in 1939, a time when England was at war with Germany, included this line from a poet named Minnie Louise Haskins: “I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied, ‘Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be better than light, and safer than a known way.’” Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Ephesian 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
At virtually anytime you can reset and get a clean slate, a fresh start, a new beginning, etc…