Her world turned upside, unexpectedly, and little did she know that God was leading her to a different beginning. Some of the relationships she had for years were now over. Her heart ached and her soul was shattered. The heart that once felt alive and was full of people she loved, was now left in broken pieces. She did not always have the guts to work through the emotions she felt because she was dealing with the emotions of being reminded of her different life: a life without the people she once held so dearly.
People left her. Friendships were broken. Emotions were undealt with.
God had given her a new beginning, a beginning she never saw coming. New beginnings look vastly different compared to others. New beginnings can mean a new occupation, a baby, marriage, relationship, or purchasing a new home.
Yet, her new beginning was about moving forward. She had to move forward, which meant she also had to let go of the people that were only meant to be in her life for a season. It was about healing from the past and letting go.
Yes, I’m moving forward. Yes, God placed me on a new beginning, one I did not see coming! I know from experience, that for new beginnings your previous ending is the stepping stone for a new chapter.
Even if that stepping stone was hurtful and left you feeling broken, your past experiences help create a new chapter.
Here are 3 things to remember about new beginnings. Write them on a sticky note, and place them anywhere you look numerous times a day. They are essential keys to ensuring that your new beginning is not affected by negativity.
1. Fear is a Killer to New Beginnings
Comfort stumps growths. Let’s admit it, we love our comfort zones. Yet, new beginnings require fearlessness. In order to walk into a new beginning, fear must not grip your heart because fear is a killer to new beginnings.
Check Your Pulse: Fear can become a comfort zone in our life because fear allows us to make excuses toward new steps in our journey.
Although we may have uncertainty, we serve a God who is certain. We can be certain that God knows exactly what he is doing and we can trust Him.
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”
Psalms 23:4 NLT
2. Past Experiences Are The Foundation of New Beginnings
Your experiences become an avenue toward a new beginning. Everything you have learned from past experiences, are essential because they are what have brought you to your new chapter. Sometimes, it seems easier to try and forget the past, but remembering the past reminds you of where God has brought you from. It can also help others by sharing your personal experiences, so that they may overcome them too.
The Bible says in Revelation 12:11 in the New Living Translation:
“And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.”
3. Trust The Process
I know you may read often about “Trust the Process,” but it’s a motto in my life. Everyone’s journey is distinct from another’s, but trusting the process God has you on is vital because what God has laid out for you may look completely opposite compared to someone else. Trust God’s plans. As you embark on a new beginning, whatever that may look like for you, trust Him. His ways are perfect, and He is with you.