Renewal is about making things new. I like that word better than starting over. I don't like the idea of going all the way back to the starting line and rerunning the race. I don't have the time or the energy for that. I have learned things I didn't know the first time I ran the race. I am not the same person. I am different. I am new. But, I am not brand new green around the gills new. I am renewed. continuing on with knowledge gained through experience.
As big and overwhelming as it all seems this renewal of mine, it is also challenging and exciting. I trust that I have what I need within this renewal to keep on running the race. I hope to run smarter, not harder. Everyday I picture Jesus calling out to me--Come On. Let's GO!