Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind
By Joel Osteen
Review by Rebecca Johnson
"The real battle is taking place in your mind." ~ Joel Osteen
A lot of Christians are defeated because of what they let in their minds and Joel Osteen has the message that you should shut out the bad negative thoughts and fill your mind with positive messages from God himself.
Have you ever felt that your thoughts were making you feel physically sick? Thoughts really do have that affect on humans sometimes. It happened to me today and I remembered I had this book sitting in my shopping cart. I was literally feeling nauseous due to some of the thoughts swirling in my head and the decisions I had to make as soon as possible. So I read the Kindle version all in one afternoon and night and I feel great. It was just what I needed to get my heart, mind and soul all on the same track. Things like using a "delete button" on negative criticisms will be useful in the future. Just as long as you replace the negativity with positive words from the Bible you can't go wrong.
Joel's main thought is that you have a destiny to fulfill and you can't let someone take away your crown. He says we have a supernatural God and he can do anything he wants if we ask him for what we desire, especially if it will help other people.
One thing I think he could have emphasized is that a relationship with God is way better than a life of sin. God makes you happy, sin makes you sick and ineffective. So before you start asking God for big blessings, make sure you are in God's will and doing the right thing. Ask God to
forgive your sins before you start asking for blessings. I think it works better that way.
So if you want to really frustrate the devil, read books by Joel Osteen and maybe even Joyce Meyer. The devil doesn't give you a day off in this fast paced life and you need all the help you can get to defeat his plans to harm you financially, morally and emotionally. Life is filled with temptations, financial setbacks, illness, death and challenges. How are you going to fight back?
Joel Osteen gives the best advice to read the Bible and keep God's words in your mind and heart. You will then be like a tree by a river of water and bear fruit.
The first thing I ever remember Joel Osteen saying was that when he gets a parking space up close by a store he says something like "I have the favor of God." I can't count how many times I've said this to my husband as we drive into a close parking spot. It provides a moment of joy to think that God thinks of us that much all the time.
So if you think your mind is not in the most productive place, get out some 4 X 6 cards and write down some of the affirmations throughout this book. It is easy to read this book and then forget all the verses and positive affirmations. So write them down and memorize the scriptures. You will feel spiritually empowered and ready to fight to keep your crown. Don't give up too soon...read this book and you will be renewed spiritually.
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