What is it about the new year that makes us all want to have a clean start - just like a fresh layer of snow? Everyone starts new goals - some are afraid of saying "resolutions", but whatever they are called it is still the same - "a fresh start". We want to start new habits, break old habits, develop new processes of doing things etc etc etc.
There is a big project that I want to try and am scared to death of it - literally like a deer in the proverbial headlights. I am scared of failing and therefore haven't really started. There are other goals that seem so daunting that I am not sure where to even begin.
So, I am liking this beautiful snow that we are getting. (For those of you who are not local - we have gotten so much snow in the last 3 hours that you can't see the tracks that my van left on the driveway when I pulled into the garage. It is coming down hard and furious.) I can't see the snow angels that the kids made the other day, but I know that they were beautiful. It reminds me of how God lets have as many do-overs as is necessary. I hate having to use a do-over, HOWEVER, I am so grateful that God allows them as I am so full of my own blunders and fear and clumsiness and awkwardness and.....
I want to focus on taking God up on His offer of do-overs and not on His forgiveness of being too afraid to follow Him that I sit still. Let me rephrase that. I would rather make a mistake in what God wants me to do than to be so scared of failure that I don't do it at all.
So let us make tracks in the snow. Let us do it big and BOLD. Make goals/resolutions/hopes - whatever you want to call them and if we fail we will keep going. Let us "do" what we are called to by God and do it with zeal and not fear.
The snow angels will be made again! :)