Starting Your Best Life Now: A Guide for New Adventures and Stages on Your Journey
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joel Osteen uses his seven successful principles from YOUR BEST LIFE NOW to give readers an edge on new beginnings and to make their faith count most in important moments.
this place. When are You going to change this situation? But David understood God’s timing. He knew that if he would be faithful in obscurity, God would promote him at the right time. He knew God would bring his dreams to pass in due season. You know the story. God brought David out of those fields, he defeated Goliath, and eventually he was made king of Israel. ARE YOU TRYING TO FORCEDOORS OPEN? Perhaps you have a big dream in your heart—a dream to have a a better marriage, a dream to own
unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you” (1 Peter 1:13 AMP). When you are going through tough times, even if your situation looks impossible, stay in an attitude of faith. Before long God’s favor is going to show up, turning that difficult situation around to your benefit. Stay in an attitude of faith and declare the favor of God instead of being discouraged and developing a sour attitude. One touch of God’s favor can turn everything around in your life. NEVER GIVE UP ON
Quiet your heart and receive God’s Word: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). We must learn to love ourselves, faults and all, not because we are egotists, but because that’s how our heavenly Father loves us. You can walk with confidence, knowing that God loves you unconditionally. His love for you is based on what you are, not what you do. He created you as a unique individual—there has never been, nor will there ever be, another
weak, insecure, or inadequate, I can guarantee you that thought is not from God. You need to get rid of it immediately, or it will take root and create an enemy stronghold in your mind from which attacks can be launched. Quiet your heart and receive God’s Word: “Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]” (Ephesians 4:23 AMP). It’s not your circumstances that have you down; your thoughts about your circumstances have you down. It is possible
betrayed by a friend, walked out on by a loved one, it’s natural to feel remorse or sorrow. Nobody expects you to be an impenetrable rock. These kinds of losses leave indelible scars, causing you to want to hold on to your grief. It is easy to want to seek revenge. But you must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. Often, defeating disappointments and letting go of the past are the flip side of the same coin, especially when you are disappointed in