The Christian Prepster is officially four years old!!!!!
These last four years have FLOWN by. So much has changed and so much has stayed the same but, I kid you not, I would have never guessed that I would be here, right now, writing this blog post.
Four years ago, I sat down and started writing a blog post. I didn’t know what it would be about or even why I was writing it. The truth is, this was my second attempt at starting a blog and I didn’t have much hope for sticking with it.
The first blog was BAD. Let’s chalk it up to a learning experience and move on. It was about 6 months later, and the new year was just around the corner. I really loved the idea of blogging and thought that I could do a little better the second time around. So I decided to try again, this time with an actual name for the blog and a promise to myself to blog once a week.
I am so thankful that I decided to give it another shot. I am so thankful I decided to give writing another shot. And I am so thankful that I decided to give myself another shot. Because failure sometimes makes it hard to get up and try again.
My mindset going into the new year exactly four years ago was to pick myself back up and try again. And, while so much has changed over the past four years, I am nearing a very similar season of my life. I’ll be moving into a new chapter of my life in four months and will have to pack up my things and start over. I am beyond excited. Yet, at the same time, I am aware of the times I have failed over these past four years and am committed to trying again.
I have found it more and more true as I have gone through these four years, that failing isn’t always bad. Now, for productivity, failing isn’t beneficial. But, in relation to growth, failing is a much-needed ally. I don’t know where you are as you kick off 2019. I don’t know what the last year of your life threw at you and I sure don’t know the times that you consider failures. But, what I do know is that nobody should feel inferior for needing to start over or try again. Second chances are not for losers, second chances are for the soon-to-be winners. Not many people succeed the very first time. Don’t believe me? Ask some of the successful people in your life and I promise they will agree.
The best decision I have ever made was to open up my laptop and try again. My love for writing, passion for the gospel, and overall self-growth would have never developed as quickly without a second chance.
I challenge you to take advantage of the second chance. Whether that’s for a goal you’ve released, an idea you’ve had, or even just giving yourself a second chance, take it. The savior of the world obviously was a fan of second chances… He sent His son to Earth with the mission of giving his people a second chance that would change their lives forever. There is hope, here. In the middle of the failures and shadows of your past. This is new and fresh and a beautiful time for you to try again.
Thank you so much for following along these past four years! I am excited for the next four and can’t wait for all the growth!!!
XOXO, The Christian Prepster