Get Unstuck and Fulfill God’s Plans for Your Life

 

Get Unstuck with “Power Thoughts” by Joyce Meyer
At Christian Books Direct (Christianbook.com)…Author Insider gives you an opportunity to get better acquainted with some of your favorite female authors. It is a section of Christianbook.com where women authors discuss a topic related to their book or speak about what’s dear to their hearts. I hope you enjoy this article from Joyce Meyer. It is based on her new book, Power Thoughts, a followup book to Battlefield of the Mind

                                   Bonnie, Women’s Editor

 
What do you see for yourself? Do you have dreams and goals you’re reaching for? How do you feel about your life? Are you happy or do you have an “I hate my life” attitude? Is the devil stealing the dreams, hopes and plans God has for you?Everyone faces problems in their life. We all have disappointments, shattered dreams, people who don’t like us, and people who even come against us. And the devil wants to use these things to discourage us and keep us from moving forward with our lives and the plans God has for us. He’s a dream thief, and if he can get you to focus on what’s wrong or what you don’t like about your life, he can defeat you.

How you think, the attitude you have, what you say and how you act determines whether you live in your problems or you move forward in the plans God has for you. Because our thoughts prepare us for action, we have to be determined to think like Jesus and agree with God’s Word. Let me give you an example…

In the early years of our ministry, we had our TV program on a particular station once a week. At the time, this was a really important station for us to be on. One day, they called and said they were cancelling our contract with us because of programming changes they were making. I was so upset about it and wondered how they could just tear up our contract. It’s so frustrating when there’s an injustice and you feel like something needs to be done but there’s nothing you can do about it.Shortly after this happened, I was in a church service and felt God speaking to my heart about forgiving the people who made this decision and releasing the situation to Him. The devil wanted me to believe that nothing would change, but the truth was, if I would trust God and let it go, He could take it and do something with it. By His grace, I did, and about a year later, this same station contacted us and asked us to come on their station every day.

The devil wanted me to get stuck in my anger about the injustice that had been done. And if I had, it’s likely we wouldn’t have made much progress in God’s will for us.

You see, until we agree with God, He can’t do anything in our life. We have to learn to recognize the lies of Satan and stop believing him. We need to glance at our problems and stare at Jesus. Then we can have the mind of Christ and think like God thinks.First Corinthians 2:16 says, “…We have the mind of Christ” (NIV). We also have the Word of God to teach us about God’s promises for our life. When our thinking lines up with the Word of God, we are in a position to walk by faith and do what God is leading us to do.

When the devil lies and says you can’t, remember that God’s Word says you can do all things that God wants you to do through Christ who strengthens you (see Philippians 4:13). When he says it’s impossible for you to do what God has put in your heart, remember that all things are possible with God (see Matthew 19:26 and Luke 18:27).

Make up your mind to shake off the lies that hold you back and have a good attitude. If you will, the devil can’t defeat you. Remember: Nothing is too hard for God!

                                                             Joyce Meyer

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