Last week my teenage son had the flu. He spent two days on the couch. He just didn’t feel like doing much of anything, but sleeping. He even stayed in his pajamas both days. On the third day, he was feeling much better. He even put on real clothes. He was still on the couch for most of the day, but he was awake and vertical with no fever.
On the fourth day, he felt much better, but we were still out of school because of a snow day. After breakfast I asked him if he was going to settle in again on the couch. That’s where I had moved his computer and his drawing stuff earlier in the week. He looked at me and smiled and said, “No, I’m tired of that life.”
We laughed and I helped him move his stuff back upstairs to his work space. It’s a room where he picked the color. It’s a room where all of the things that inspire him are close by. It’s the space where he likes to work, create and play.
I chuckled about his comment several times during that day. I really couldn’t get it off of my mind. He had only been confined to the couch for a few days, but he wanted something different and took steps to make it happen.
I knew there was a life lesson somewhere in those words.
We are headed towards the end of January. How many of us were going to make some changes this year? Maybe it was losing weight or starting to exercise. Maybe it was eating better. Maybe it was looking for a new job. Maybe it was working on relationships or starting a new hobby. Maybe it was going to church or reading the Bible. It may have even been something like stopping drinking or getting help of some sort.
Whatever it may have been, how many of us at some time in our lives have reached the, “I’m tired of that life;” point? How often do we actually do something about it?
Thankfully, God doesn’t care what day it is on the calendar. He doesn’t care how long we have procrastinated or how many times we have failed. There’s not a day or date, that we can’t start over with Him. The Bile says: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Those words are beautiful reminders that if we woke up this morning, it’s not too late, for a fresh start, for a new beginning, or for that first unsteady step. Sometimes I need reminding. Perhaps you do too.
Have an awesome day!