They had gone to far, they had sinned and rebelled against God to he point that He would no longer be their God. Maybe they thought God would not deliver us again, it’s over. That is when they begin to remember the former things or past deliverances. Israel could remember past deliverances and past victories. They could remember when they were trapped by the Red Sea and had nowhere to go, how God made away for them. They could remember that when the enemy was about to overtake them how He provided protection for them. They could remember the former things, but they couldn’t see their future. That is why God said; “ I am going to do something new.

Maybe that is where you are this morning! You feel that you have made so many mistakes, you have failed God so many times and you have sinned it all away. Now God doesn’t want anything to do with you. You feel and believe that you have no future with God. The good news is, God is saying, “ It’s not over, I have plans for your life. I am about to do something new for you. ”

This morning I want to share with you, “ How To Make a Fresh Start? ”

I want to share with you a formula for starting over. S.T.A.R.T. I hope you’ll remember this and pass it along to friends when they have failures. Regardless of what kind of failure you had in the past. You may have had a financial failure, or maybe a relational failure, a failure in your marriage. You may have had a moral failure. You may have really blown it and you may have made some decisions you’re so ashamed of and hope nobody ever finds out about. Regardless of the failure you’ve had in your life, here’s how you start over.

S – Stop making excuses.

If I want a fresh start in life, I have to stop making excuses for my failures. I’ve got to stop blaming other people. I’ve got to stop seeing myself as the victim of my circumstances.

Other people can hurt us, other people can harm us, and other people can scar us. But the only person that can ruin your life is you. Nobody can ruin your life without your permission. You have a choice and that is you can choose how you’re going to respond to those hurts. The Bible says that the starting point is to just be honest and accept responsibility for my part in the problem.

Proverbs 28:13 “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confess and forsakes them he gets another chance.”

He gets a fresh start. He says the starting point to starting over is to be honest and face up to the problems, that most of the problems in my life, most of the failures, are my fault.

It is hard to get people to admit when they are wrong. People do not like to admit, “ I mad a mistake, and I blew it. ” God says, “ That if we admit the mistake, if we admit our failures, and if we admit our sin, then we get another chance in life.

· The number one reason we fail in life is we don’t prepare ourselves for the problems that we will face in life.

The Bible
Norman Tate
December 29, 2015
,Thanks for an awesome message. I was both blessed and challenged. With your message can I use the START acronym? As usual I will share where I received it. God bless you
Sara Brown
November 28, 2014
AS great New Year message. I've got the notes S.T.A.R.T. in the front of my Bible and I look at them often. I loved hearing this message for new years!
Clarence Lawson
January 12, 2014
Very good expository teaching
James Jackson
January 4, 2014
This message was right on point and a wonderful focus for the beginning of a New Year.
Andie Anablon
December 29, 2013
wonderful message... thanks for sharing.. May God bless you more with heavenly wisdom. Happy new year.
Abayomi Fajemifo
December 28, 2013
the message always relevant to this generation Bro... keep on with the anointing
Jimmy Little
January 3, 2013
Very well said Brother. Bless you for following God''s Word. Good advice for the coming year for anyone desiring to make a serious change.
Very Rev. Sam Aidoo-bervell
January 3, 2013
Thank God for the wisdom He gave you in presenting this article. I am really blessed.
Excellent message and well put together.
Blesson Varghese
January 7, 2012
Wonderful sharing Bro.. Keep it up.. I was blessed