Fig. an expression characterizing the activity or excitement that is just beginning; [we are] leaving for something interesting or exciting.
Most of the time beginnings excite me. The onset of a new season, the birth of a new friendship, pressing open the pages of a new book so a groove emerges in the spine.
Internal commotion begins when expectations loom large. I admit to trembling like a jello jiggler under the summer sun.
From where do my expectations come from?
- The family I cherish.
- Complete strangers that dictate what I should consume and possess.
- The conviction that I’ve failed before I’ve even begun.
The more relevant question is, where does my *help come from?
- My creator.
- My guardian.
- The One who gives me hope when I’ve failed.
- The One who holds 2014 in His powerful, loving hands.
*I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 NASB