Bible teacher Joyce Meyer came to a realization in her life that if she wanted a fresh start and a new life, she can't make it happen on her own.
"God, I need a fresh start. You are the only one who can give that to me."
That was what she had said. She realized that He is the only one who can walk her through the mess that she had made.
Every step of the way, we need to trust God. Yet, we always want a blueprint of everything and we want instant gratification. But we need to realize that we did not get ourselves in a mess overnight and we cannot get ourselves out of the mess overnight either!
We have to have some patience.
We are the ones who have frustrated ourselves by rushing to change.
Instead, we need to come to a point where we can say, "God, I see what needs to be done, but I just don't know how to do it!"
That is when we learn to let God's grace take over and be willing to do what God shows us to do.
That is how we can take a step into the fresh start.