I had heard that Joyce Meyer's was coming to Long Beach, CA. for a three day conference tour. I first learned about her from my husbands ex-wife. She gave me some CD's to listen to while I was driving my "taxi" around~taking the kids to school, practices and games.
At first I wasn't sure if I liked her. She had a raspy, deep voice, and "told it like it is." I liked what she was saying though and I continued to listen. I eventually went and bought her best selling book...Battlefield of the Mind (Devotional~100 Insights That Will Change the Way You Think).
It was perfect for me. I read one short little devotional story each day. I slowly began to have a different outlook on my life, finances, marriage, and relationship with my kids. It teaches you how to change your old negative way of thinking.
Once I finished it, I wanted to give it to someone else. But before I had a chance to, I found myself opening it up and reading it all over again. I'm now on my 3rd read through. Instead of giving mine away, I've just bought copies of it to give as gifts. I can't part with it. I also started watching (well really listening to her) every morning while getting ready. She has a program called, "Enjoying Everyday Life." It's on every day all over the world. I watch it on Discovery channel 31 @ 8:00 a.m.
I took my husband (yes, he went willingly) to the conference with me and we spent Friday evening with Joyce Meyer. It was free and I wanted to check her out in person. From the moment she started talking, I felt as though she was speaking directly to me. She talked about stepping in and getting your feet wet. Basically, to stop waiting till you FEEL like doing what you were meant to do and start doing it. Step out in Faith! She also said to take some time to celebrate your victories (the small accomplishments.) We get worn out trying all the time. If we stop and take a day to celebrate our victories then we will be more likely to continue pursuing our dreams.
This hit home for me (ie. my book). I always put off writing as often as I should because it seems impossible to finish. Well she kicked me in the butt! I'm going for it and taking time to celebrate at the end of the week. If you want to change your life, get Joyce's book.