A New Season

by Lee Buford on August 1, 2011

Any new season in life is usually filled with much optimism. Sure, there are likely a few nervous anxieties associated as well, but we’re far better off focusing our energy on the positive things ahead.

I had lunch today with a group of friends who’d all gathered to celebrate a new season in the lives of some friends who are moving to another state. Our church met in a new location for the first time today as well, and we’re super-excited about all God has in store for us in the days, weeks and months ahead. And everywhere you turn the buzz on the sports scene is all about NFL training camps opening up after an extended lockout. Teams are signing new players and everyone is optimistic about the season ahead.

They should be. And you should be too!

It’s often easy to get distracted by the negatives, the concerns, and the potential potholes in the road ahead, but a new season brings new energy, new hope, and new opportunity. A new season brings a fresh start, a new horizon, and/or the chance to do something you’ve never done before, or at least to do it better than you’ve ever done it before.

Embrace it. Make the most of it. And whatever happens, strive to maintain the excitement you had going into it. We’ll never accomplish much as long as we’re looking in the rear-view mirror.

Today is a new day, a new season. Be optimistic, commit for the long haul, and put in the work. Channel your enthusiasm toward the purposes to which you’ve been called. Your family, your friends, and your teammates are all counting on you. We all are.

It’s a new season. Go be a champion!


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