ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. JOYCE: CHANGE IS PAINFUL. BUT I AM GONNA TELL YOU THAT
YOU ONLY HAVE THREE CHOICES AND HERE THEY ARE: PRESS PAST
THE PAIN NOW. JUST GO AHEAD AND SAY, “GOD
WHATEVER IT TAKES, I WANT TO DO THIS AND GET IT OVER WITH.”
PRESS PAST THE PAIN LATER AND BE MISERABLE UNTIL THEN. OR, YOU CAN HAVE A THIRD CHOICE,
KEEP THE PAIN FOREVER. [MUSIC] JOYCE: EVERYDAY, YOU CAN HAVE
A BRAND-NEW START. I WANT TO READ YOU
LAMENTATIONS 3:17-25. THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GOOD. “MY SOUL IS BEREFT OF PEACE;
I HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT HAPPINESS IS; SO I SAY, ‘MY ENDURANCE
HAS PERISHED; AND SO HAS MY HOPE FROM THE LORD.'”
WELL, YOU CAN–EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN SAYING YOU CAN SEE IT
RIGHT IN HERE. “MY ENDURANCE HAS PERISHED. I FEEL WEAK. I’M GONNA GIVE UP, I JUST
DON’T THINK I CAN DO IT ANYMORE AND IT’S BECAUSE MY
HOPE IS GONE.” AND HOPE IS A POSITIVE
EXPECTATION THAT SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU
AT ANY MINUTE. WHEN YOU THINK LIKE THAT IT
KEEPS YOU STRONG. EVERY MORNING WHEN YOU GET UP,
OR EVEN BEFORE YOU GET UP, WHISPER TO YOURSELF,
“SOMETHING GOOD IS GONNA HAPPEN TO ME TODAY.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “REMEMBER MY
AFFLICTION AND MY WANDERINGS, THE WORMWOOD AND THE GALL! MY SOUL CONTINUALLY REMEMBERS
IT AND IS BOWED DOWN WITHIN ME.” SO, HE’S SAYING, “I KEEP
REMEMBERING ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AND MY SOUL
IS JUST HEAVY, IT’S BOWED DOWN WITHIN ME.”
BUT NOW, WATCH THIS TRANSITION, “BUT THIS I CALL
TO MIND, AND THEREFORE I HAVE HOPE,” YOU CAN CALL THINGS INTO
YOUR MIND AND YOU CAN TELL THINGS TO GET OUT OF YOUR MIND. “THE STEADFAST LOVE OF THE
LORD NEVER CEASES; HIS MERCIES NEVER COME TO AN END;
THEY ARE NEW EVERY MORNING; GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS. ‘THE LORD IS MY PORTION,’
SAYS MY SOUL, ‘THEREFORE I WILL HOPE AND HIM.’ THE LORD IS GOOD
TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM, TO THE SOUL WHO SEEKS HIM.”
SO, AS LONG AS JEREMIAH KEPT THINKING ABOUT HIS LOSSES,
HE JUST KEPT GETTING IN A WORSE, AND A WORSE, AND A WORSE
CONDITION. BUT AS SOON AS HE DECIDED TO
CALL TO MIND THE GOOD THINGS IN HIS LIFE, ALL OF A SUDDEN,
EVERYTHING STARTED CHANGING. GOD’S MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY DAY. AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE GOD
PROMISES US? NOTHING IN OUR LIFE, NOT EVEN
THE DUMBEST THING WE’VE EVER DONE, WILL BE WASTED IF WE GIVE
IT TO HIM. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, I CAN HONESTLY
TELL YOU, WHEN GOD STARTED WITH ME, I DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING,
BUT EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED IT WAS A MESS. MY MIND WAS A MESS, THE WAY
I TALKED, THE WAY I FELT ABOUT MYSELF, HOW I TREATED OTHER
PEOPLE, I MEAN, EVERYTHING WAS JUST A MESS. I WAS SELFISH, SELF-CENTERED,
REBELLIOUS. I MEAN, IT WAS AWFUL. I DON’T KNOW HOW IN THE WORLD,
OR WHY GOD WOULD HAVE CHOSEN TO USE ME. ABOUT THE ONLY THING I HAD
GOING FOR ME, WAS I REALLY DID LOVE GOD. I DIDN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIM,
BUT WHAT I DID KNOW, I LOVED. AND I WANTED TO HAVE
A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, FROM THE TIME I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. EVEN WHEN I WAS MARRIED TO
MY FIRST HUSBAND, WHO WAS VERY ABUSIVE TOO, NOT PHYSICALLY,
BUT HE RAN AROUND WITH OTHER WOMEN ALL THE TIME, WOULDN’T
WORK AND WAS ALWAYS STEALING WHAT LITTLE BIT I DID HAVE. AND I WOKE UP ONE NIGHT AND
CAUGHT HIM TRYING TO GET MY WEDDING RING OFF MY FINGER. HE’D GO SELL IT, AND IT PROBABLY
WASN’T WORTH TEN CENTS ANYWAY. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: SO…I MEAN, I HAD A
LOT A–A LOT OF PAIN GOING ON IN MY LIFE. I HAD A LOT OF THINGS,
A LOT OF MESSES IN MY LIFE, A LOT OF HURT, BAD ATTITUDE. I MEAN, I WANT YOU TO
UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT GOD’S DONE IN MY LIFE,
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT GOD CAN DO IN YOURS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, I REALLY DO
BELIEVE THAT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, AMEN? [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: I JUST DARE YOU TO
TURN YOURSELF OVER TO GOD. STOP TRYING TO GET GOD TO GIVE
YOU WHAT YOU WANT, AND TELL GOD YOU WANT WHAT HE WANTS. I’M GONNA HAVE TO SAY THAT
AGAIN. STOP TRYING TO GET GOD TO GIVE
YOU WHAT YOU WANT, AND TELL HIM TO GIVE YOU WHAT HE WANTS. “GOD, YOUR WILL BE DONE
IN MY LIFE. I’M JUST SAYING, ‘YES,’ TO
WHATEVER YOU WANT, AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS.”
NOW, YOU’RE MAKING A COMMITMENT. SEE, A LOT OF PEOPLE TODAY,
DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED, THEY JUST WANT TO LIVE TOGETHER. YOU KNOW WHY? THEY DON’T WANT TO MAKE A
COMMITMENT. THEY WANT TO HAVE AN EASY-OUT
IF THINGS DON’T GO RIGHT. WELL, WE NEED TO GET COMMITTED. WE NEED TO BE FAITHFUL, WE NEED
TO BE LOYAL, WE NEED TO ENDURE DIFFICULTIES AND COME OUT
ON THE OTHER SIDE JOYFUL. NONE OF THE JUNK THAT I WENT
THROUGH IN MY LIFE HAS BEEN WASTED. YOU’VE HEARD ME TODAY, USE LOTS
OF IT TO ENCOURAGE YOU. NOTHING IN YOUR LIFE WILL BE
WASTED IF YOU’LL GIVE IT TO GOD. NOW, LET’S TALK ABOUT EMOTIONS
FOR A FEW MINUTES. ANYBODY UP FOR THAT? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I GOT 25 MINUTES LEFT
TO TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: FIRST OF ALL, LET’S
TALK ABOUT THE NATURE OF FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS. BY THE WAY, WE’LL JUST TAKE
A PRAISE BREAK, 823 PEOPLE GAVE THEIR LIFE TO THE LORD
LAST NIGHT. [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: PRAISE BREAK, WHOO!! [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: 823 NEW BABIES
TO TRAIN UP. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: FIRST OF ALL,
FEELINGS ARE FICKLE. THEY’RE EVER-CHANGING. YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON THEM. THEY’RE THERE WHEN YOU DON’T
WANT ‘EM AND GONE WHEN YOU DO WANT ‘EM. AMEN? DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS VOTE
WHEN YOU’RE MAKING DECISIONS. ESPECIALLY, IMPORTANT DECISIONS. DON’T GO GET MARRIED
ON A GOOSEBUMP. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: ‘CAUSE THEY WILL
GO AWAY. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: OH, I CAN SAY SOME
STUFF, BUT I WON’T. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: EMOTIONS CAN’T
BE TRUSTED. YOU CAN’T MAKE YOUR DECISIONS
BASED ON HOW YOU FEEL, YOU GOTTA LOOK BEYOND THAT TO,
WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY? [PERSON CLAPPING] JOYCE: THANK YOU. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: LEARN TO TALK BACK
TO THE DEVIL. WHEN HE TELLS YOU, “NOBODY
LOVES YOU,” OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SAY, “GOD LOVES ME.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHEN THE DEVIL SAYS,
“YOU’RE NEVER GONNA GET OVER THIS, YOUR LIFE IS RUINED
NOW,” SAY, “LIAR! GOD’S GONNA TAKE THIS,
AND HE’S GONNA DO SOMETHING GREAT WITH IT.”
WHY? BECAUSE HE WORKS ALL THINGS
TOGETHER. HE CAN TAKE ANYTHING AND MAKE
GOOD OUT OF IT. WE HAVE TO LEARN TO DO WHAT’S
RIGHT WHEN IT STILL FEELS WRONG. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED,
THAT’S ONE OF THE BEST STATEMENTS GODS EVER GIVEN ME. IF WE KEEP WAITING FOR
EVERYTHING TO FEEL RIGHT, BEFORE WE DO RIGHT,
THE ENEMY’S ALWAYS GONNA BE IN CONTROL. BAD FEELINGS COME WHEN WE
DON’T WANT ‘EM, AND GOOD ONES LEAVE WHEN WE DO WANT ‘EM. YOU KNOW, YOU GOTTA LEARN TO
PRESS PAST THE PAIN OF FEELINGS. “YOU HURT MY FEELINGS.”
“I FEEL OFFENDED.” “I FEEL…I FEEL…”
WE’VE ALL BEEN HURT. THERE’S NOT A PERSON IN HERE
THAT HASN’T BEEN HURT BY SOMEBODY. AND MORE THAN LIKELY,
WILL BE AGAIN. I’M NOT TRYING TO JUST
PROPHESY DOOM AND GLOOM, BUT IF YOU’RE GONNA DEAL WITH
PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ‘EM AND
WE CAN’T SEEM TO DO WITHOUT ‘EM. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY,
EVERYWHERE YOU GO. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: SOMEONE OR SOMETHING
HAS HURT ALL OF US: ABUSE, REJECTION, ABANDONMENT,
BETRAYAL, DISAPPOINTMENT, JUDGEMENT, CRITICISM. WE ALL HAVE TO START MAKING
RIGHT CHOICES WHILE WE ARE STILL HURTING. AND SO, YOU MAY BE HERE TODAY,
AND YOU MAY BE WOUNDED, AND YOU’RE HURTING, AND YOU JUST–
YOU JUST WANTED ME TO PREACH SOME NICE MESSAGE ABOUT,
I DON’T KNOW, SOMETHING THAT WOULD COMFORT YOU AND JUST
MAKE YOU FEEL WARM AND FUZZY ALL OVER. AND HERE I AM TELLING YOU,
“NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL, DO WHAT’S RIGHT.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “WHILE YOU’RE HURTING,
DO WHAT’S RIGHT.” I’M TELLING YOU THAT BECAUSE
I KNOW BY THE WORD OF GOD AND BY EXPERIENCE, THAT IF YOU EVER
WANT TO GET OVER… AUDIENCE MEMBER: RIGHT. JOYCE: COME ON, SOMEBODY
AGREED. I GOT YOU. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE
GONE THROUGH SOME TERRIBLE STUFF IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU NOW
HAVE VICTORY? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WELL, LOOK AT YOU,
AWESOME. FEMALE: THANK YOU, JOYCE. JOYCE: YOU’RE WELCOME. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WE HAVE TO START
MAKING RIGHT CHOICES WHILE WE ARE STILL HURTING, MMM. IT DOESN’T FEEL GOOD NOW,
BUT OH, LATER ON. HEBREWS 12:11 SAYS, “FOR THE
MOMENT ALL DISCIPLINE SEEMS PAINFUL RATHER THAN PLEASANT,
BUT LATER…” DOES ANYBODY IN HERE, CARE
ANYTHING ABOUT LATER? ‘CAUSE YOU KNOW,
LATER WILL COME. AND, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE 20 NOW… [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I LOVE WHAT THE
PSALMIST SAID, “ONCE I WAS YOUNG AND NOW I’M OLD.”
AND I THOUGHT, “YEP, HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: NO MATTER HOW YOUNG
YOU ARE NOW, LATER ON IS GONNA COME AND LISTEN TO ME, LATER
ON YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO REAP THE SEEDS THAT YOU SOW NOW. SO TODAY, IS THE DAY FOR
A TURNAROUND. TODAY IS THE DAY TO MAKE
A DECISION. AND, IF IT FEELS LIKE IT’S GONNA
RIP YOUR FLESH IN– APART, DO WHAT GOD IS ASKING
YOU TO DO. IF YOU’RE IN SOME KIND OF
A WRONG, RIDICULOUS RELATIONSHIP THAT YOU KNOW IS WRONG FOR
YOU, GET OUT OF IT. AND, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT
WALKING AWAY FROM A MARRIAGE. SO, DON’T GO HOME AND SAY,
“I’M LEAVING YOU ‘CAUSE JOYCE TOLD ME TO.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: THAT IS NOT WHAT I’M
TALKING ABOUT. I MEAN, THERE ARE PEOPLE IN HERE
TODAY, YOU ARE ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED WITH OTHER PEOPLE
THAT YOU KNOW ARE POISON IN YOUR LIFE. COME ON, DON’T SLINK DOWN
UNDER YOUR SEAT. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “WELL, I’M JUST
TRUSTING GOD TO CHANGE HIM.” OH, HONEY. I’M NOT SAYING IT CAN’T HAPPEN,
BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF EVIDENCE
BEFORE YOU… YOU KNOW, JUST EVEN A LITTLE BIT
OF EVIDENCE. WE MAKE UP ALL KINDS OF
EXCUSES, TELL OUR SELF ALL KINDS OF THINGS SO WE CAN DO
WHAT WE WANT TO DO. DON’T DO THINGS THAT YOU KNOW
ARE POISONING YOU. YOU’VE ONLY GOT ONE LIFE TO
LIVE AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE RIGHT CHOICES FOR YOURSELF. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: DOES ANYBODY NEED TO
HEAR THIS TODAY? [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: IF YOU’RE THE ONLY
PERSON YOU KNOW, WHO’S DOING WHAT’S RIGHT, YOU KEEP DOING
WHAT’S RIGHT, AND YOU’LL BE THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL END
UP HAPPY LATER ON. NOW, CHANGE IS PAINFUL. I’M NOT GONNA TELL YOU THAT
IT’S NOT. DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN
YOU’RE HURTING IS PAINFUL. I’M NOT GONNA TELL YOU THAT
IT’S NOT. BUT I AM GONNA TELL YOU THAT YOU
ONLY HAVE THREE CHOICES AND HERE THEY ARE: PRESS PAST THE
PAIN NOW. JUST GO AHEAD AND SAY, “GOD
WHATEVER IT TAKES, I WANT TO DO THIS AND GET IT OVER WITH.”
PRESS PAST THE PAIN LATER AND BE MISERABLE UNTIL THEN. OR, YOU CAN HAVE A THIRD CHOICE,
KEEP THE PAIN FOREVER. OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT HELPED ME
TO PRESS THROUGH THE PAIN? OH, MY GOSH, IT WAS SO HARD
FOR ME TO LEARN HOW TO HAVE A DECENT ATTITUDE. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT A WRESTLING
MATCH I HAD WITH SELF-PITY. I MEAN, I JUST FELT SORRY FOR
MYSELF BECAUSE I’D BEEN ABUSED. AND WHO WOULDN’T FEEL SORRY
FOR THEMSELVES IF THEY HAD THE STUFF HAPPEN TO ‘EM THAT I HAD
HAPPEN TO ME? BUT SEE, WHAT I WAS DOING,
WAS I WAS USING WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME AS AN EXCUSE
FOR BAD BEHAVIOR. COME ON NOW, I’M TALKING
TO SOMEBODY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND I KINDA HAD THIS,
“EVERYBODY OWES ME SOMETHING, MENTALITY.”
WELL, I WAS DUE SOMETHING, BUT ONLY GOD COULD PAY ME BACK. AND SEE, THAT’S THE THING YOU
GOTTA REALIZE. IF SOMEBODY STOLE SOMETHING
FROM YOU, THEY STOLE YOUR CHILDHOOD, THEY STOLE YOUR
JOY, THEY STOLE SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOURS, DON’T
TRY TO GET THEM TO PAY YOU BACK. THEY HAVE NO ABILITY TO PAY
YOU BACK. GO TO GOD AND ASK HIM TO PAY
YOU BACK. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, I JUST FELT SO
SORRY FOR MYSELF. AND YOU’VE HEARD ME SAY IT,
GOD SAID TO ME, “YOU CAN BE PITIFUL OR YOU CAN BE POWERFUL,
BUT YOU CAN’T BE BOTH.” THERE’S ALWAYS CHOICES. DO YOU WANT TO BE A VICTIM OR
DO YOU WANT TO HAVE THE VICTORY? YOU WANT TO SIT AROUND AND
FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF DAY AFTER DAY AND JUST KEEP LOOKING
AT ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO POOR OLE YOU? OR, DO YOU WANNA GIVE ALL THAT
MESS TO GOD AND SAY, “NOW LET’S JUST–LET’S SEE YOU–
COME ON, I WANT TO REALLY SEE YOU SHOW OUT IN MY LIFE.”
BUT THAT PROMISE OF REWARD KEPT ME GOING. WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH THE
HARD TIMES OF TRYING TO GET OVER THE ABUSE THAT I WENT
THROUGH, MAN, I HUNG ONTO ISAIAH 61: 7 AND 8, “INSTEAD
OF YOUR SHAME THERE SHALL BE A DOUBLE PORTION; INSTEAD
OF DISHONOR THEY SHALL REJOICE IN THEIR LOT; THEREFORE IN THEIR
LAND,” I LOVE THAT PART. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO WAIT
TILL YOU DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN. GOD’LL START BLESSING YOU
RIGHT NOW WHILE YOU’RE ALIVE. “IN THEIR LAND THEY SHALL
POSSESS A DOUBLE PORTION.” DOUBLE, DOUBLE FOR YOUR
TROUBLE. “AND EVERLASTING JOY SHALL BE
THEIRS.” WHY? “FOR I THE LORD LOVE JUSTICE;
I HATE ROBBERY AND WRONG.” GOD HATES IT WHEN PEOPLE
MISTREAT YOU, AND HE HATES IT WHEN YOU MISTREAT OTHER
PEOPLE. “AND I WILL FAITHFULLY GIVE
THEM THEIR RECOMPENSE,” WHICH MEANS REWARD. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING
FORWARD TO THE REWARD? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SEE, WHEN YOU’RE
HURTING THAT’S WHAT YOU GOT TO REMIND YOURSELF OF. “THIS IS NOT RIGHT, IT’S NOT
FAIR. IT IS SO HARD, BUT GOD HELP ME
ACT RIGHT AND I KNOW THAT I WILL HAVE A REWARD ON THE OTHER END.”
ARE YOU WITH ME? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: BUT SEE, IT’S SO HARD
TO NOT JUST ACT THE WAY YOU FEEL. GOD HELP US. HELP US BE NICE TO PEOPLE THAT
AREN’T NICE TO US. IF YOU HOLD UNFORGIVENESS
TOWARD PEOPLE, YOU ARE DOING NOTHING BUT HURTING YOURSELF. YOU’RE NOT GETTING THEM BACK. HEBREWS 11:6, “GOD IS THE
REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.”
GUESS WHAT? YOU CHOSE TO TAKE YOUR
SATURDAY AND BE HERE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: COME ON NOW. AND YOU’RE GONNA HEAR SOME
STUFF AND ARE HEARING SOME STUFF THAT’S GONNA KEEP YOU
OUT OF TROUBLE NEXT WEEK. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: COME ON. HAS ANYBODY–
SINCE YOU BEEN HERE LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING–
AND I’M NOT JUST TRYING TO GET YOU TO MAKE ME FEEL GOOD,
I WANT TRUTHFUL ANSWERS. HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE MADE SOME
KIND OF A DECISION BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT YOU’VE HEARD
THAT YOU KNOW IS GONNA BE LIFE-CHANGING FOR YOU? WELL, THEN IT’S WORTH EVERY
BIT OF EFFORT THAT I PUT INTO THIS TO COME HERE. NOW, YOU’VE MADE THE DECISION,
NOW, YOU GOTTA GO HOME AND FOLLOW THROUGH WHEN THERE’S NO
PRETTY MUSIC AND NO LIGHTS AND THE PARTY’S OVER. ABRAHAM WAS PRESENTED WITH
A VERY HARD CHOICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A REWARD. AND, I THINK–I THINK THIS
COMES TO US ALL THE TIME. I THINK MORE THAN WE REALIZE,
WE’RE BEING PRESENTED WITH CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES. GOD SAID, “I SET BEFORE YOU
LIFE AND DEATH, GOOD AND EVIL, CHOOSE. CHOOSE LIFE THAT YOU AND YOUR
DESCENDANTS MAY LIVE.” WHY DID GOD GIVE US A CHOICE? BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT
ROBOTS. HE DOESN’T WANT PEOPLE THAT
HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LOVE HIM. HE WANTS US TO LOVE HIM
BECAUSE WE WANT TO. HE WANTS US TO SAY YES TO HIM,
BUT THAT REQUIRES SAYING NO TO OTHER THINGS. AND I LOVE THIS STORY THAT I’M
GOING TO RELATE TO YOU OUT OF THE BIBLE, IT JUST–I GET SO
MANY DIFFERENT MESSAGES OUT OF THIS BUT IN GENESIS 11:31,
TWELVE THROUGH TWO. ABRAHAM WAS NOT THE FIRST MAN
THAT GOT OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE LAND OF CANAAN
AND DO SOMETHING GREAT. “TERAH,” WHO WAS ABRAHAM’S
FATHER, “TOOK ABRAM HIS SON AND LOT THE SON OF HARAN,
HIS GRANDSON, AND SARAI HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, AND HIS SON
ABRAM’S WIFE, AND THEY WENT FORTH TOGETHER FROM UR OF THE
CHALDEANS TO GO INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN.”
OKAY, SO, THEY STARTED OUT TO DO SOMETHING. BUT, WHEN THEY CAME TO HARAN,
THEY SETTLED THERE. HOW MANY PEOPLE START OUT FOR
THE BEST AND THEY SETTLE SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY ‘CAUSE
IT GETS TOO HARD? I’M NOT DOING THAT. IF THERE’S ANY BLESSING TO BE
HAD, I’M GOING FOR IT. AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: THEY SETTLED IN HARAN. I’M ASKING YOU NOT TO SETTLE. WHY DID THEY NOT GO ALL THE WAY? I DON’T KNOW, THE JOURNEY GOT
HARD. THEY GOT TIRED. MAYBE THE DEVIL WAS TELLIN’ ‘EM,
“YOU’RE NEVER GONNA GET THERE. THIS IS TAKING TOO LONG.”
FOR SOME REASON, THEY MADE A CHOICE AND THEY SETTLED. AND I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THIS. THIS AMAZES ME. “AND THE DAYS OF TERAH WERE
205 YEARS, AND TERAH DIED IN HARAN.”
SO, WHERE HE SETTLED, WAS WHERE HE DIED. AND CAN I TELL YOU THIS? IF YOU SETTLE FOR LESS THAN
WHAT GOD’S BEST IS FOR YOU, YOU MAY NOT FALL OVER
PHYSICALLY DEAD, BUT THERE WILL BE A TYPE OF DEATH THAT
WILL COME TO YOUR SOUL BECAUSE YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE
LIVING LESS THAN THE LARGE LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU. COME ON. DON’T SETTLE. DON’T SETTLE. GINGER: LIKE HEBREWS 11 VERSE
6 SAYS, “GOD IS THE REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY
SEEK HIM.” AND WHEN WE REALLY PRESS INTO
GOD AND HIS WORD, WE WILL FIND A WONDERFUL LIFE THAT HE HAS
IN STORE FOR US ALONG WITH PURPOSE, AND JOY,
AND SATISFACTION, AND PEACE, AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT
HE WANTS FOR US. BUT, THAT KEY-WORD IS DILIGENCE,
AS WELL. IS THERE AN AREA IN YOUR LIFE
WHERE YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE JUST SETTLING? MAYBE YOU’RE JUST PUTTING UP
PUT SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE NOT PRESSING THROUGH IT, THAT YOU
FEEL LIKE IT’S HOLDING YOU BACK? WELL, AS JOYCE SAID, YOU DO NOT
HAVE TO STAY THERE. GOD’S WORD IS TRUE AND IT’S
A PROMISE FOR YOU. SO, DIG INTO THAT WORD, AND WE
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YOU’LL ALSO GET THE BOOK, “LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS.”
YOU KNOW, EVERY TIME WE ARE ASKING JOYCE QUESTIONS AND SHE
HEARS THAT WORD, “I FEEL,” SHE ALWAYS SAYS, “LIVE BEYOND YOUR
FEELINGS, WE DON’T GO BY WHAT WE FEEL.”
AND THAT IS AN IMPORTANT POINT FOR ALL OF US. GOD DOESN’T WANT US TO MAKE
CHOICES BASED ON WHAT WE FEEL. HE WANTS US TO MAKE CHOICES
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FELT LIKE YOU’RE IN A BATTLE, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO WIN? WELL, THE TRUTH IS, AT ONE TIME
OR ANOTHER, WE’VE ALL FELT HELPLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT
OUR SITUATION. IN FACT, RIGHT NOW,
YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MAY BE IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE
I’VE BEEN THERE AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN MY LIFE. SO, I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN
EXPERIENCE AN OVERWHELMING FEAR AND THE ISOLATION THAT
COMES WITH NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO, NOT UNDERSTANDING
WHO MY ENEMY IS, AND NOT FULLY TRUSTING GOD. THAT’S WHY I’M SO EXCITED TO
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TO THE LORD.” THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU IDENTIFY
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Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Omg Joice well Jesus, just have save thru you,wow I have amazing testimony ,but I hope one day I'll meet you,I need to meet you,I'm fixing my computer,as soon as I can I'm ready to order few things from you,but a Glory,THANK YOU THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  2. I love you Joyce been listening to you for a year and you've opened my eyes so much stay as beautiful loving and caring just the way you are love uuuu from South Africa

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