August 5, 2013

New Every Morning

Happy Monday friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. I just wanted to share a passage that encouraged me and I have a feeling it might encourage you too.

"The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. 
Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny." 
- Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)  

Steven Pressfield's The War of Art is a must-read if you are struggling to accomplish something in life that you believe you were meant to do. I've been reading and re-reading it for months now and it's just so great.

Maybe the above quote speaks to me so deeply because I'm a recovering procrastinator. As such, it feels so good to be reminded that every moment is a new chance to turn things around. In fact, every second is a new opportunity to do something I've been putting off up until now.

Maybe this sounds Pollyanna of me. Did you know I was recently accused of being Pollyanna and it was meant as a criticism? If keeping on the sunny side and trying to see the good in people and situations is wrong, I'm not sure I want to be right.

When I was growing up, we sang a song at my church about how God's compassion and mercies toward His children were new every morning. It was based on a passage from Lamentations 3:22.

Each new morning is a chance to experience God's love for you and each new moment is a chance to do something different you've always dreamed of. See, I told you it was encouraging.