When You Want a Do Over

Ever hit the pillow at the end of the day and think, “Do over, please?” If you’re anything like me, you can find it hard to put a bad day to bed. The highlight reel of what you wish you hadn’t said, or done, or could have handled heaps different can keep you restless and regretful as it runs through your mind.

Satan loves to set us spinning over past mistakes. The longer he can keep us focused on ourselves, the further removed we are from our target destination…Jesus. When we process the past over and over (which ps. you can’t rewrite) it grows larger, and if we’re not careful, it will entirely diminish God’s grace.

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Rather than focus on what we’ve done, we can hand Jesus our past and focus on who we will become. How can we grow? What did we learn? What misstep are we sure to never make again? Can we make amends, seek forgiveness, or extend it to other folks just as perfectly imperfect as us?

The break of a new day is certain and so are God’s unending grace and plentiful mercy offering us a fresh start. Don’t focus on the fall. Instead fix your eyes on the rise. Today is brand new. β˜€οΈ

“Let us throw off everything that stands in our way. Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us so tightly. And let us keep on running the race marked out for us. Let us keep looking to Jesus.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NIRV

Today’s post is a sample of the real-time refreshment I’m sharing over on Facebook and Instagram. A micro-blog for the busy life, if you will. Life can feel hectic and harried and often all we have is a minute to infuse ourselves with a much needed faith boost. If what you read today encouraged you, I’d love for you to join me on Facebook or Instagram for some real conversation throughout the week.

10 thoughts on “When You Want a Do Over

  1. Thank you for this encouraging reminder, Tiffany. I too often focus on the fall and there are so many things in life that I wish I could do over. I was just thinking again today that I have to learn to be more gracious to myself and forgive myself. God is so much more gracious and forgiving than we are of ourselves, isn’t He? I need these reminders to keep fixing my eyes on Jesus. The hot air balloon pic with the bright sunshine in the background is so appropriate. :) Yes, let’s focus on the rise! Blessings and hugs to you!

  2. I’ve learned verf the years the importance of getting my proper rest Tiffany. It is much easier for me to become irritable and let my guard down as I say something I shouldn’t have or in the wrong tone. I’m glad that it bothers me in those few occurrences because it shows I am growing in Christ. We have to break the habit of looking back at the wrongs and keep our eyes on Jesus remembering He has forgotten those bad things too as we confess, repent, and turn away. I always enjoy your refreshing perspective every Tuesday. Such a blessing that you share your gift with us! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Have a fantastic week and blessings to you and yours!

    1. So true, Horace…being rested and refreshed in Christ makes all the difference. I love your point that catching ourselves stepping out of line is a sure sign of our growth and obedience.

  3. Not only is the photo and the words lovely, but your words are so true and what I must remember. I shall be recalling, in my mind’s eye, the rise of those balloons and see all that rises, rather than that which falls, that which is behind me.
    You have blessed me today.

    1. When I found that hotair balloon pic, I knew it was right. You’d never know I cropped out a balloon with some wierd pharmaceutical on it. ;) So glad that you are focusing on the rise and leaving the past in its place. Blessed by your visit today.

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