Here’s the song if you want to play it.
Get Back On That Pony
Today’s Old Testament reading from Isaiah shows us that even our Heavenly Creator starts fresh.
“Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind.”
You can’t expect spectacular results every time you do something. Especially when you are brave enough to venture outside your comfort zone. Every time I throw my leg over one that has never been ridden, it’s a new experience. Of course, for the colt, but for me as well. Every single one of them reacts different than the last one. And if I did the same thing to every one of them every time, I would end up on the ground half the time.
But here’s the deal: Let’s say I did end up on the ground half the time. Is that failure? Is falling the failure?
Nope. Walking away is the only failure. If you’re back up and riding again, you’re creating something new. A new experience, a new opportunity, a new you. Failure makes us grow in ways success can never compare to.
Be a creator. The picture is a real photograph from the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. Now that’s creativity. We can’t even come close, but who better than God to inspire us?
Trust in yourself and trust in the fact that even our Creator started anew and banished the thoughts of the past.