Over the past few months I have taken a break from writing and posting do to a season of business in my life. Honestly, I have enjoyed the break but I am now ready to get back to posting, sharing, and hopefully inspiring.
Why is it so hard to start something back up again? I think it has a lot to do with the reason why we stopped in the first place. Sometimes the reason we stop is simply because we get out of a habit and once reminded we start back up but what about the harder situations? Sometimes starting something back up takes great courage, effort, and often times comes at a cost.
Most people have heard a version of the phrase, “once you fall you must get back up again.” Last week I had an amazing opportunity to train and ride on the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, IN. I have always had a passion for cycling and riding on a bicycle-racing track (velodrome) has always been a dream of mine. The training and open track was amazing and left me wanting more. I was so anxious that I only waited a few days to go back to the velodrome even though my body was sore and exhausted. Needless to say my experience was less then desirable which included extreme exhaustion and me falling (unable to click out of cleats while stopping) in front of some really talented cyclists. My last experience has lead to having reservations about going back. Do not worry, I will be going back but to the point…going back can be HARD!!!!
It is summer time and many people are not thinking about going back to anything except the beach but take a moment, take a good old fashioned deep breath, and ask yourself if there is something you need to “get back to.” If you take the time to prayerfully consider what God is calling you back to I truly believe you will be blessed in ways that are yet to be revealed.
It sure feels good to be back and as always, thank you for taking the time to read my rambles
Rev. William G. Nickrand