There is nothing wrong with starting over. Whether you were forced to or choose to; the space between ending and beginning provides a place of rest. A resting place so you can refuel and retool; in order to revive and restore. A grace place where beginnings provide a reset, another chance, the opportunity to do something differently, and potentially the time needed, to make it better.
Who hasn't had to start something over? New job, new love, new life after the kids go to college, new ideas for a failed business venture. The new "normal" that our lives become after loss or any change. New cars become old cars, which means at some point, if you drive them long enough; and really drive it, putting in the miles; you'll eventually be back at needing a new car.
I don't know why we let certain things define our being in a way that is contrary to who we are called to be? We do it, because we are human. In our humanness, if we aren't careful that wrong turn you made will have you asking yourself: HOW DID I GET HERE? Not to mention, when all the right turns leave you with: THIS IS NOT THE DIRECTION I REALLY WANTED TO GO! It's ok, it happens; you end up somewhere you didn't want to end up. Back up, u turn and turn around. There are no dead ends. You are not stuck. Look at the word BEGIN AGAIN. If you notice, BE--gin is lightly scratched through, so we can unconsciously remove the notion that new starts are a negative thing. We you see it as BE AGAIN, it puts power and authority and dominion over the place that you're in. Sometimes we just need a reminder, that what happened to us, doesn't define us. Sometimes we just need a reminder that where we are now, is not where we have to remain. Sometimes we just need a reminder that who you are now, or what you've been through, doesn't take away from who you can be.
One of the blessings that I have been afforded with my life, is the gift of assignment. There are things that I have been called to do with my life and they are absolute. I found myself looking around and thinking: some of this I understand and get, but for some of this - am I qualified? Without getting all "deep" on who God calls He in fact qualifies, I'll say this...I took inventory and realized that I have strong, long, traceable relationships and experiences in life, with the kind of women God has called me to cover. The first one BEING GINA; me. If nothing else; I can speak about what it means, what it takes, how you plan, adjust and prepare for life when it becomes different from the one you knew and built. Beyond myself, I know, have supported and studied THE many women who have had to BEginAgain. Women who life invited to unemployment, women who are living life after divorce, women who have loss children or parents, women who have survived domestic abuse, women who are widows, and women who are living with terminal illness (MAY delete terminal and keep illness). Women who are empty nesters, women who are new to the dating scene, women who are facing retirement, women who must care for aging parents, women who want a fresh spiritual encounter, women who desire to have a deeper connection with their children, women who have to reinvent themselves over on the same job, women who have had to face relocation, women who feel they lack a support system, women who are facing bankruptcy, women who have gained control over their health and fitness goals, women who are ready for their next career, and women who want to get more from life. Women who want to find and BE CLEAR about their purpose so they can be engaged and passionately walk each day out.