I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a massive fan of the generic “life” books (ironic because I’m writing one). I love novels and I love biographies, but I’ve never really gelled well with this specific genre – other than the odd book here and there.
This book has been sat on my mum’s bookshelf for so long I don’t even remember a time that it wasn’t there. It’s a 1995 edition – which is two years younger than myself.
A few Sundays ago my pastor was preaching about thinking and thinking about what you’re thinking about. It spoke straight into my heart. When I came home, I finally picked up this book and started reading it.
Over the past two weeks, Joyce Meyer has taken me on a journey.
I’m a worrier. I’m an over-thinker. I’m an over-analyser. I’m a stresser.
Because I’ve been doing all of the above for the my whole life, most of the time I’m completely unaware of the fact that I’m doing it. My mind is so busy with all of these negative thoughts that I have no space for God speak to me.
“The ways of the Holy Spirit are gentle, most of the time He speaks to us in a still, small voice. It is therefore vital that we learn to keep ourselves in a condition conducive to learning. Satan knows this, so he does everything he can to attack your mind by filling it with wrong things.”
The book tackles worry and anxiety and how to overcome it.
“God’s grace is on you to handle whatever you need for today, but tomorrow’s grace will not come until tomorrow comes. Don’t waste today’s grace.”
I could sit here and write out hundreds of quotes from this book, but none of them will do it justice.
What I love the most is how Joyce always refers back to the Bible – linking everything she says to the Truth. It’s made me fall in love with God and His Word all over again.