• Toyosi Osinowo

Start Afresh!

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

~ Isaiah 43: 19

Hi there family,

I know that it has been months since I wrote on my blog. I'll be honest, I went through a phase where I lost my desire to write. I tried over and over, yet it did not come natural to me anymore. I almost accepted the lie that I did not have it in me to write. Thankfully, I have been blessed with an amazing husband who did not allow me to sleep on my assignment. He prayed me out of it and here I am writing again. Glory to God. (Take a break and praise God with me real quick. LOL).

So the month of August is the month of NEW BEGINNINGS. I want you to see this month as an opportunity given to you by God to start afresh. I do not know what this year has brought your way so far. For me, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs. I have had some doors slammed shut in my face and some unexpected ones have opened as well. I have had some setbacks in my relationships and new promising relationships have also developed. I have gained and lost weight. I could go on family, but I hope you get my drift. Life is not a smooth sailing ride. Things will happen. Mistakes will be made. Hearts will be broken. Tragedies will happen. Disappointments will occur. In all these things, God is still true and good and He still has a MASTER PLAN. Therefore, we have hope for tomorrow. We have purpose. We can start over. That is what I have finally come to terms with these past couple of months. I have also learnt that starting over is not a bad thing. Often times, we seem to confuse the idea of going back to the basics as the same as accepting defeat when in reality, they are very different. Starting over can actually be a good thing if you let it be.

You may thinking: "Toyosi, your year is a vacation compared to what I have experienced. There is no point in me even trying to reach for the stars. I'll just accept what cards life deals me." My response to you is this: "I refuse to accept that as the end of your story and I rebuke that mindset in the Name of Jesus. Life may not be perfect, but it can be BEAUTIFUL with CHRIST in it. He can give unto you beauty for ashes. He can work through you and in you. God wants to do a NEW THING in you but you have to let Him in.

In this month of August, I want you to apply this formula to your Starting Afresh:

REgroup - get up and out of that desolate place. Go back to the throne.

REset - change your mindset. Make up in your mind that it's not over. Begin the process of renewing your mind.

REcharge - plug in to things and people that edify. Most importantly, plug into the WORD of God and His presence.

REcover - begin to discover yourself in God all over again. Be empowered to do better and be better.

REinvent - come out as GOLD. Be the new and improved person God wants you to be. Go for Gold and don't settle.

I truly hope that this helps someone. It doesn't matter where you are coming from. Neither does it matter how hard life may have been to you. You are alive, so you still have PURPOSE. God does not waste His resources. If He had no use for you, you will be dead and gone. Rebuke the devil and stand tall. Pick yourself up and dare to Start Afresh.

Blessings and Love,


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