When it comes to starting over and starting fresh there’s so much to consider. Often, the thought of revamping your life can seem complex and troublesome. So much so that we sometimes don’t start over because we’re discouraged in the mental process. We talk ourselves out of the very thing we desire the most: progress.
We seek progress to increase, and to thrive in areas where we feel stagnant. We want all the perks with no hard work. We often forget that nothing comes without a struggle and nothing is easy when it comes to starting over.
It’s so easy to become frustrated when we’re dealing with life’s issues. We wonder why we’re struggling, why our faith is being tested, why it seems as though we’re having to deal with past issues, or even why we don’t feel as fulfilled as we once did. There’s no simple explanation, as it varies from person to person, but one thing for sure is to know and understand that you’re being prepared. You may not understand what you’re being prepared for, but you’re certainly being prepared.
In your preparation, you’re getting a better understanding of you, your situation, your inner self, etc. You’re becoming a better person, friend, steward, etc., and that is required for your new! There’s no way you’ll be able to maintain your blessing with underdeveloped muscles! We must get free of the complaining and griping during the preparation phase. Relate it to boiling an egg. It has to sit in boiling water for at least twelve minutes. It doesn’t matter the pot, stove, temperature, etc. If it comes out too early, it’s undercooked. At first look, it appears done, but when it’s sliced open, the yolk appears discolored, the consistency is off, and the taste is unbearable. This is because its readying stage was interrupted. Don’t interrupt your preparing stage because you’ll miss the new. Once missed, you’ll have to start the process over again.
Here’s something to consider:
To the core of you, you’ll always be revamping. There’s no value or purpose to resisting because change is inevitable. You’ll always be looking to grow and excel. There’s nothing wrong with the struggle. In fact, the struggle alone is what changes you inside. Think about working out and transforming your body: the process starts within, way before it’s reflected on the outside. You may struggle daily to stick to the plan, but you’re aware that the outward result will reflects the inner change. This is similar to growth and starting over. What seems painful at first eventually becomes habitual and logical. The actions you take to change your course may not create immediate tangible results, but you instantly begin to feel better. Once you course correct, that change begins to take place and the route becomes easier.
Be and stand confident in your changes, your lifestyle, and your decision to revamp. Don’t be discouraged by the process because the results will reflect the inner revamping process. Know that starting over and being refreshed is what will allow you to be liberated! Remember that a revamp is vital to success and forces you to learn, which inevitability produces growth. You can do this!