I saw these words on the Instagram of Lara Casey
and I slapped them onto a chalkboard that was still rocking our November goals.
January 1 wears an undeserved crown
but the truth of it is that goals can be made
for 365 days from TODAY.
I am 10 days past the cover pages of my bible.
Sitting strong and determined in Genesis
likely my fifth or sixth attempt at cover to cover.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"
I've read these words so many times it hurts but today they sound different.
In the beginning God created...
It wasn't the beginning because it was January 1st
it was the beginning because that is when God created.
Everything had been nothing but then God created,
and beginnings took root.
Beginnings happen when we dare to start,
dare to step forward,
dare to create.
10 days ago I began the journey of reading
my bible in a year.
I was so discouraged by the days that had passed,
the time that had escaped,
how behind I already was.
But when we sit and look back on accomplishments
we don't focus on when we should have began
but when we actually stepped forward.
Step forward on the thing.
Let go of could have,
should have, would have
and embrace the beautiful freedom
of beginning today.
What are you hoping to begin?