Restoration Is Yours!

 

 

Restoration Is Yours!

by Olga Hermans

 

Have you ever gotten out of bed one morning with a good attitude and a smile on your face, feeling great, looking forward to the day ahead and suddenly everything turns around? Or what about waking up in the morning thinking you can’t do this any more; everything is too overwhelming.

Let me encourage you to NOT give up and to NOT quit. It’s time to pick yourself up, rebuke satan and declare that there is something great about to happen in your life. You have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to wait for it?” No matter how devastating the attack might be, or how overwhelming things might look right now, God can turn things around and cause the blessing to equally overwhelm you.

The blessing can wipe out everything, seriously!! The blessing is no respecter of persons. Deut 28:2 says: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee … The Brenton Translation says it like this: “All these blessings shall come upon you and shall find you….The Heb. says: all these blessings shall reach you…”

There are times that we think we have missed opportunities or blown chances. We can look back and think, why did I spend all those years running with the wrong people, partying, when I should have been getting ahead?

It’s true that some of you missed out on opportunities because you were raised in an unhealthy environment or grew up in poverty. Whatever the reason, when things don’t go our way, it’s tempting to think that you missed all your chances and your seasons. But the good news is that God always has another season in store for you.

He says in Joel 2:25 that He will restore the years that have been stolen. I have experienced a lot of rejection in my own life and on top of all that both my parents died within 2 years before I was 20. My mother in law rather saw me going than coming. It always felt there was no break in my life with people around me that really loved me. But God brought my husband in my life that stood with me through thick and thin. I don’t want to relive my whole childhood, so I want to leave it with that for now.

You probably have gone through things that have you wonder, why am I here on this earth? Wasn’t that what Job asked God? After he started praying for his enemies God turned his whole life around; He will do the same for you!

I am sure that God can make the rest of your life so rewarding and so fulfilling that it makes up for lost opportunities in your past. There are times of restoration. You are entitled to it; it belongs to you.

Let’s have a closer look at Joel 2:25 “And I will restore to you the years…” It talks about years. God says that He wants to restore YEARS that have been stolen from you. Now, be honest, has the devil stolen anything from you over the last five years? Do you want it back? Are you entitled to it? Yes, you are! Let that sink in deep on the inside of you! Everything that the devil has stolen from you.

Start believing God for everything that satan has stolen from you sevenfold!

Joel 2:26 says, and you shall eat in plenty! This is your condition immediately after your restoration. See how your lifestyle will change immediately after God restores everything what the devil has stolen for years; you shall eat in plenty.

Plenty is the nature of God. That has been the plan for you and me since the beginning. It never was the plan of God that we live in the land of “not enough” nor the land of “just enough,” but God has always intended for us to live in the land of “”more than enough,”

Have you ever lived under the shame of not being able to pay your bills? I have and it is not the nicest feeling either! God says in that same verse of Joel 2:26: “My people shall never be ashamed.” The shame of not being able to provide for your family like you really want to. After a while you feel terrible when you can’t do something that you really want to do because you’re limited and restricted.

God said, “When I restore the years, you shall eat in plenty. You will be satisfied. I will deal wondrously with you, and you will never know shame again.”
It is time to make a choice to remove everything that holds you onto your past. You can’t drag your past around with you and expect to enter into God’s destiny for your life.

So let me encourage you and challenge you today. Whatever has been stolen from you, you can get it back – and then some. Don’t get offended by God; it will only delay you restoration. What’s the bottom line of Satan stealing from you? To get you offended at God and delay your victory.

Why? Because when you’re offended at God, you’re not in His presence. And if you’re not in His presence, then you’re not in position for restoration. If Satan can steal from you and get you offended at God and keep you out of God’s presence, then he doesn’t have to repay you.

God is saying to you: “If you will persevere even though it’s difficult and believe even though you don’t see anything happening, then I will step in and do what you can’t do. I will make up for lost time. I will propel you to new levels. I will bring supernatural opportunities. I will put the right people in your path at the right time.

God will make up for your lost time. Every opportunity you’ve missed, every chance you’ve blown, all those years you may have wasted, I declare over you: restoration is coming your way.

God will restore those years. Things are changing in your favor. Your latter days will be better than your former days; I declare the rest of your life will be better than the first part of your life. So choose to receive it by faith!

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Comments

  1. I was looking for a PERSONAL THEME SCRIPTURE for 2012 and found one now Joel 2:26. May God bless you for this inspiration article?

  2. This is an extremely important message Olga…”PLENTY is the nature of God.” God will always provide for his children and hearing God’s guidance regarding our vocation in life is paramount…Thank you for sharing Olga…Beautiful!! …Hughie 🙂

  3. Thank you so much Olga. This is a message I really needed right now. God does want us to have an abundant, joy-filled life no matter what has happened in the past and no matter how much we think we’ve (I’ve) messed up. It’s believing that and holding on to it that I sometimes struggle with. Starting today I’m holding on to your restoration declaration…thank you.

  4. Thanks Olga for this encouraging post. I like the verses you have included and the reminder that He is the Restorer and Giver.

  5. Love that Scripture Olga-He will restore the years that have been stolen from you! What a great encouragement we have, knowing that He will not only restore us, but turn every situation into something good! Thanks for the reminder. Many blessings to you!

  6. Thank you Olga for this encouraging and inspirational article!

  7. Thanks for this encouraging post!

  8. This article gives all great hope that at any moment life can change…it has been my experience that those times in my life that have seemed the worst have later turned out to be the exact thing that needed to happen …it is all in God’s plan…my job is to have faith. Thanks for all you do Olga. You touch my heart with every article you write.

  9. Another powerful article, Olga! This reminds me how I felt yesterday at work. Nearly everyone who walked through the door stopped at my desk to thank me for working so hard… even strangers. Two couples came up to with smiles, shaking my hand and introducing themselves. One stranger brought in a box of chocolates… among many other such encounters, all on one day. I normally find people to be nice… but this was just over the top! Anyway… it caused me to feel what the world might be like when God brings restoration on a world-wide basis… how happy we will all be, and how contagious that happiness is!

  10. Always encouraging Olga:)

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