February 03, 2019

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: Starting Over

There are times when starting over is the only answer for an artist.  They may attempt to remove or cover over a troublesome portion of their work.  They may try to incorporate the mistake into the piece as if it were meant to be there all along. They may even rework their initial concept to balance out the issues they are having.  However, these solutions may cause the work to fall short of the artist's original vision.  Starting over allows the artist a fresh start....a new beginning.  There is something about a black canvas or new piece of paper. The possibilities are endless. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here. 
2 Corinthians 5:17

So often in our life we try to fix, cover up, or justify our mistakes. Sometimes this is because we are haunted by our past.  Though trying to make right for past wrongs is not a bad thing...we must be careful not to try earning God's grace & love by our own efforts.  If we are believers, we are like a blank canvas or new piece of paper.  We have the opportunity to start over without past mistakes dictating our direction and skewing our God given vision for our future. It is by His grace and not our efforts that starting over is a reality for all who are in Christ Jesus. 

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