By Lysondra J Hardy
I could start off by saying "Get ready for the greatest turn around in your Life"! I also could say God is about to show great favor on your life and make every problem seemingly disappear. But that is not where I am going with the title of this blog. I will ask the question "How many of you are ready for a Fresh Start? A begin again?. Well surprise!!!! A Fresh Start begins when you make up in your mind to receive or desire nothing less than a fresh start!
Our fresh start begins when we want it too. Countless times we shout, run around the building, pass out because we hear the speaker say God is getting ready to give you a fresh start! But the problem still occurs when we have not renewed our mind to accept and do what it takes to walk in our Fresh Start. If we are claiming fresh start but are unwilling to change to maintain that fresh start we will re-live our past time and time again. We must become relentless and stubborn in refusing to go back to the way things were that only gave us countless visits to the cemetery of our old and dead mindsets.
Be careful when you claim fresh start because it means you must become committed to putting the time into what it takes to walk in your new. Otherwise you will run the risk of making your old attractive enough into thinking that it still deserves a candlelight celebration. Fresh Start means not previously known or used. SEE your Fresh Start does not come recycled or slightly used. Fresh Start is something recently created and new. You are not using worn out methods to produce new ones.
If you are praying for new opportunities, new relationships, new investments and new businesses, you must be willing to take on the mindset of fresh start and THINK NEW! Otherwise you will be held hostage to your iniquitous thought patterns of failure, defeat, rejection and pain. Fresh start requires accountability and responsibility; without it a vicious cycle of repeat which brings defeat, continues to occur and once again you find yourself back at the same place of wavering and making familiar decisions, that you absolutely know renders the same unproductive passive results.
How can you have a Fresh Start you might ask? First the desire to change and want a fresh start is priority. You can't just say Fresh Start and not become it. It's time to put faith and action to it. What can you do differently? As a leadership and image consultant one thing I tell leaders do not become predictable. This will cause you to become routine and comfortable and not take risks which will lead to extinction. You must be willing to re-vamp and re-innovate to remain attractive to the masses and not become an old voice to a cluster of cubicles which close in and cut off new growth.
I encourage you to not be afraid to embrace the process of Fresh Start. It will require hard work, hard effort and a new plan not to go back to the familiarity of yesterday. Is your Fresh Start here? Yes at any given moment you desire for it to be and you take ownership of it. If you want new , you must think new and become new. You must be willing to shift in order to receive new information and revelation. Fresh Start will require sacrifice and a way that is new and unfamiliar.Many may not choose a Fresh Start because it does requires change within oneself, but for those who are ready and committed to a Fresh Start will have the GREATEST TURNAROUND OF YOUR LIFE!
Lysondra J. Hardy, MA, Ed.
Author of "The Seven Vitamin C's- Seven steps to keeping a Healthy Mind"
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QUOTE: No great achievement is ever made through a mind of mediocrity, THINK HIGHER! ~Lysondra J. Hardy~