My text read something like this: “It’s been a router morning with ______ but ending well. I love you. “
The response back was this: “Unplug reboot! 🙂 got to love spell check! I love you.”
What I had meant to say was ‘rougher’ not ‘router.’ Spell check decided to correct my work. The response was exactly what I wanted and needed though, I wanted a reboot. A restart. It had not gone the way I wanted and I knew that I had to choose to make the day head in a different direction.
The morning started out as it normally does. News playing in the background. Waking up by sitting on the couch next to my husband before he heads to work. A freshly brewed cup of coffee in my hand, sitting at my desk reading my bible and writing in my journal. Music playing in the background. Then the boat rocked and spin tailed the morning.
My heart cries out for a reboot. Can we try this morning again?
While I can not restart the day, I can choose to pause and intentionally restart the day.
We each have experienced a rough morning and wished that we could have a restart. I love the fact that God gives us a new start each day. Each day I wake up I am given another opportunity to work at following Jesus. Another opportunity to love. Another opportunity to give grace and experience grace. Another opportunity to make the most of the day.
“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.” Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
My husband made me laugh with my spell check typo but it also was a potent reminder to make the choice to pause and restart the day. My restart consisted on me doing a couple of things.
- Confess. I have to confess my sin to the Father and accept his forgiveness.
- Turn. I need to consciously turn from what was making my day rough. Emotions. Unmet expectations. Wrong expectations. Selfish heart.
- Move forward. Rest in the fact that God says my sin is forgiven.
- Let it go and move forward.
“as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
Ps 103:2 NIV
Let’s try this again.
Today…..learning to follow, listen and obey; trusting in the ONE who loves me and HE loves you too.
Scripture quotations taken from the The Holy Bible, New International Version
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