The Big Reset

The harsh reality is that we all experience hardship and face struggles that must be overcome. Sometimes, the cause is life just happening, we can’t even envision the oncoming train. However, more often than not, the cause of these struggles is the result of our own destructive thoughts and habits.

Unfortunately, we likely don’t see these thoughts and habits as destructive until consequences arise and it’s time to pay the proverbial piper. We rationalize and justify our behavior, failing to address our faults, because we look all around us and see others dealing with struggles of their own that we deem “bigger”, “more important”, or “worse than ours”. The reality, though, is that our struggles are each unique to ourselves and our loved ones and if not addressed can often spiral out of control leading to destruction.

It is therefore critical we draw a protective circle around ourselves and actively address these destructive thoughts and habits before it’s too late. For me, that protective circle came by surrendering my life to a higher power. That strategy may not be for everyone and I definitely never thought it was for me. I had tried to do everything my way for thirty-seven years. Sadly, my way had jeopardized my freedom, my marriage, and had left destruction in its wake.

The first step to achieving that Big Reset in my life was to admit that I was powerless over my addiction, recognize my brokenness, and accept my sinful patterns – that under my own power, my life is and was unmanageable.

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

It’s never too late to do a Big Reset, but there’s also no need to wait for life-altering events bringing calamity. Be mindful, open-minded, and deliberate in your actions. Think before doing and take measured steps. Consider potential consequences before they arise and affect changes when needed for a course correction. Your life is your own as are your choices. Choose wisely with a Big Reset for a happier and more fulfilling life.