You Need Some Attitude to Get Your New Beginning!

You Need Some Attitude to Get Your New Beginning!

by Olga Hermans


How is your year going? What is happening; are there some new things going on in your life? This is the year of new beginnings and the year of full restoration.

Sometimes when new things are happening and we sense that we are going to a new place in life, we feel that everything and everyone around us is strange. We are lonely and do not feel comfortable or “at home.”

Sometimes it requires that we give up everything we own and start all over. For some people it requires an act of obedience. My husband and I left everything behind to move to Canada in 2004. It’s a long story, but that is what we did and we had those feelings of loneliness and feeling that everything and everyone around us was strange.

We have people in our church that left everything behind just to be in our church; really! They left everything behind, stepped in their car and drove from Toronto to Vancouver and they are blessed beyond their own imagination!

Those acts of obedience pay great dividend, not only in personal happiness and contentment that comes from knowing we are in the will of God, but also in the material blessings that God provides according to the promises of His Word.

If you want a year of new beginnings and full restoration in your life then you have to be somebody with attitude. You need a little oomph, because Matt.11:12 tells us that we need to take the kingdom by force. You have to come at the devil and let him know you got some attitude.

Look at blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:48, he had attitude. This man is blind and poor—plainly speaking he is a nobody. Nobody cares about him and he’s reduced to being a beggar.

He’s sitting by the highway begging when he hears that Jesus of Nazareth walking by. He began to cry out, “Jesus, thou son of David, I know your lineage; I know you’re a covenant man, have mercy on me.”

This man decided that if Jesus, the walking Word is here—then his need can be met, his condition can be healed, and his life can be changed.

So he cried out, “Jesus, son of David have mercy on me.” Then the crowd told him to hold his peace, a nice way of saying “shut up, Jesus doesn’t want to talk to you”. Well, they may be telling you, you’re a nobody, or you’re just a member of the congregation, or you’re black or you’re white; He doesn’t want to talk to you, so shut up.

But this man had some attitude. The more they told him to shut up, the louder he got, and the more he said it. This man refused to stay in his condition; he wanted a new beginning. He wanted to break out of his poverty, his blindness—his bleak situation. He was determined not to let anybody get in his way.

How about you? Are you going to start this year with some attitude?

To have a new beginning you can’t let anybody get in your way. The more they tell you”you can’t have it”, the more you should say, “it’s my new year; it’s my new year.”

Well, blind Bartimaeus’ faith caused Jesus to stand still and command him to be brought to Him. Then those around him started saying, “be of comfort, He is calling you.” Now, weren’t these the same people who told him to shut up?

Well, that’s the way it’s going to be with you. The same people who told you, you’re a nobody, are going to be the same people who will have to acknowledge that Jesus is calling for you. In order to get your miracle you are going to have to show some attitude.

Jesus loves to be merciful; I can just imagine that scene. Bartimaeus was determined. That is what you and I need to be if we want this year to be different from any other year. We need to step up to the plate and know that it is our destiny to make a home-run in our life.

We need to discover what is on the inside of us and break through that power of resistance and take off those grave clothes, come out of that cave and show ourselves to the world that needs us. Yeah, there are people on the other side of your destiny that need your testimony, so they will be encouraged again.

You can be the very hope for them that they will know that they were born for such a time as this and there is a place for them to shine and give God all the glory!

We do not cry out for God’s mercy enough. We spend too much time trying to deserve God’s goodness. In Luke 17:12-19, lepers cried out for mercy, and they all received their healing, but only one came back to give thanks to Jesus.

In Matthew 15:22-28, a woman from the Canaanite district said with a loud and urgent cry, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon!” Her daughter was delivered. In Matthew 17:15, we see a man whose son had epilepsy, and he came to Jesus and said, “Have mercy on my son, for he has epilepsy.” Jesus stopped again and cured the boy.

What do YOU need from Jesus? Do you need to be healed? Do you need your bills paid, or maybe you are believing that your family will come to the Lord this year. THIS is that year for you; this is the year of jubilee, the year of full restoration in your life.

It seems wherever Jesus traveled, somebody asked Him for mercy. In response to them, He stopped, talked to them, and met their needs. Acts 10:38

You are NOT a nobody; you are valuable and you were born for this time with a destiny inside of you. You have an assignment. Get some oomph and an attitude to do what God called you to do.

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  1. so so blessed today..glory to God..

  2. Thanks for the boost and encouragement Olga.

    • You’re very welcome Bernard. That’s why I am doing what I am doing to encourage people and to be encouraged myself by people like you! Have an awesome day!

  3. Andrew Njuguna Maina says:

    I salute you for the wonderful job you are doing, I was introduced to your site by a friend and since then you have been a blessing to my life.May God Bless you.

  4. Sugiyanto says:

    Thanks for the boost Olga, I’m so blessed..

  5. Hi Olga … great title and great article, so true…one needs attitude, confidence and belief in our ability to step to the plate! Part of generating this attitude and trust in oneself is preparation …Thanks Olga, Hughie 🙂

  6. Thanks for the reminder to have the ‘oomph’, to remind the devil we got some attitude because we belong to the King, who is the Victor and Creator of all things.

  7. I love the way you present the fact that “attitude” can be a very positive thing…We can all use a bit more of the energy that prompts us to get up and go after what we want and is important to us! Thanks!

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