Today we’re going to learn from Joyce Meyer, and some of her best motivation. Mentor me, Joyce. Rule Number Two is my personal favorite, and I’d love to know which one you guys like the best.
Joyce Mayer Motivation
#1: Be Courageous
Fear is something that’s not ever going to completely disappear from our lives.
The feeling of fear, is not ever going to completely disappear.
And just because you feel fear, that doesn’t mean that you have to be afraid.
And I don’t know about you, but that was a real great revelation to me many years ago, because I kept wanting to not feel afraid, and God wanted me to feel the fear, and be courageous anyway.
Courage means to go ahead and take the action that you believe you should take, or that you know God wants you to take, while you feel fear.
We let our feelings dictate to us way too much. And so the only acceptable attitude that a Christian can have is simply, I will not fear. So let’s all say that.
Now, once again, that doesn’t mean that you’ll never feel fear.
Matter of fact, I can pretty much promise you that you will. But it does mean that you can feel the fear, do whatever you believe that you’re supposed to do, while you feel afraid, you can learn to do it afraid, if that’s the only way that you can do it.
Don’t let the feelings of fear keep you trapped any longer.
#2: Take Responsibility For Your Life
I want you to live, and not be frustrated, and… upset all the time, and full of hatred, and bitterness, and anger, and mad at everybody, because you’re not happy.
Why don’t we just grow up, and say I’m going to take some responsibility?
I’m going to be responsible for me. If I’m actin’ bad, it’s not you’re fault, it’s my choice.
Well, I’m not going to, I’ll change, but I want them to change, too.
Come on now, this is big right here.
Well, I’ll change if you’ll change. You know what? You need to change whether they change or not.
#3: Give Up Pity
When your flesh doesn’t get its way, it’s uncomfortable for a little while, has its little fit, come on, you all know how this works.
How many of you have got a small child, and you watch ’em throw a fit every time they don’t get their way? Well, the flesh is same way.
Do you have any idea how many days that I spent doin’ that?
I’d go as far back in the house as I could get, into the very back, smallest bathroom in the house, sit down on the floor in front of the commode, of all places.
You know, if you’re going to feel sorry for yourself, you might as well just be in the most pitiful position you can be in.
In the most pitiful place in the house.
And just, if you’re going to be pitiful, just be really pitiful.
Just think of all these hopeless thoughts, nothing good ever happens to me, I just work all week.
Dave gets out with people, and I’m stuck here with these kids all the time.
Then he comes home and watches football, and then he goes off, plays golf on the weekend, and I just clean, and clean, and cook, and clean, and pay the bills, and count the money, and cook, and clean, and cook, and clean.
Take Your Pick
I’ll tell you what, I was one person that needed to get out of my tent.
You know how the flesh is. How many of you would just be willing, today, to give up pity parties?
Could I get you to go on a pity fast for the next year?
Come on, will you fast pity for the next year?
Anybody in for it?
Now, you don’t want to say yes too quick, because as soon as you do, you’re going to get attacked with it.
I’ll just go so far as to tell you this. You know what? In the natural, without a miracle of God, we going to all be tired tomorrow.
And you got to be really careful about your soul when you’re tired.
Well you would think that I, after as hard as I work, that I could go to one conference, once a year, and come home, and find this house in decent shape.
But oh no. And you know, some of you have already made your mind up.
When you go home, and go through the front door, if things are not the way you said they should be when you got home, that you are going to tell them a thing or two.
And then that self-pity’s going to attack you. After comin’ to a beautiful event, like this, and all the glorious, amazing, wonderful things that have happened.
If I don’t tell you this now, some of you, by tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock, would be sitting in floor with your helmet of hopelessness on, having your pity party.
But not this time, because you’re goin’ on a fast. I had to give up pity, ’cause God said, “You can be pitiful, “or powerful, but you’re not going to be both. “Take your pick.”
#4: Have A Postie Attitude
Now, first of all, let me say this. A positive attitude attracts people.
A negative attitude usually doesn’t win you very many friends.
Now I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but I just want to throw this out for you to think about.
Everybody does not want to just hear your problems all the time.
Now, it’s great to have a good friend that you can share with, but you don’t have to share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and then, when you wear that one out, go find another one, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share, and share.
So if you have a habit of just talkin’ about your problems all the time, it’s time to make a new habit.
And that is to find something good to talk about. And, I’ll just throw this out for good measure, too.
Your friends don’t want to just hear you talk about yourself all the time.
“A positive attitude attracts people.” – Joyce Meyer
#5: Live Out Your Destiny
Most of us, all of our life, have had, what I call, wrongness .
We feel wrong about ourselves, we’ve been told that we do everything wrong.
There’s all kinds of comments that are made to people throughout their life, that make them feel like that there’s just something wrong with them.
We have a habit of feeling that we need to compare ourselves with other people all the time, compete with other people all the time.
Even the pictures that we see of people on magazines.
They look so perfect, and then it’s so easy for the enemy to tell us that that’s the way we need to look, and if we don’t look that way, then we’re not really what we should be.
But any time that we care too much about what other people think, we’re going to end up being controlled by the thoughts and opinions of other people.
So if you ever really want to live out your destiny, and fulfill the plan that God has for your life, then you have to learn who you are in Christ, that’s the only thing that I personally know of that can free you from being overly concerned about what people think.
#6: You Reap What You Sow
Whatever we sow, we will ultimately reap.
If we remain in that baby stage of Christianity, always just doin’ what we want, what we think, and what we feel, we will reap that, and we really won’t like what we reap, and we’ll probably blame the devil, and we’ll probably blame people, but the truth is, we just never got around to doin’ what we should have been doin’ to start with.
Can somebody say amen? How many of you know we love to blame all of our problems on somebody else?
And if we can’t find a person, then it’s the devil’s fault.
However, the truth of the matter is, is nobody else is in charge of your happiness except you. Do unto others.
We read this stuff too fast, and we go on to somethin’ else, and we jut don’t get it.
What kind of power is this givin’ us in our lives?
Do you want people to appreciate you?
Then start appreciating everybody you meet.
Do you want people to compliment you?
Then start sowing compliments everywhere you go.
When people give you a gift, do you want ’em to give you a really nice gift, somethin’ you’d really like to have?
Then start givin’ nice gifts. Don’t buy the cheapest thing you can find. Give people good stuff.
“Nobody else is in charge of your happiness except you.” – Joyce Meyer
#7: Use Your Enemies
I tell a story about a poor pitiful donkey, ’cause I got thrown down in a well, he fell into a well.
And the farmer heard this donkey crying in the well, and he was tryin’ to debate on whether or not to try to get him out or not, the well was deep, and it was going to be a lot of hard work.
And the donkey was old, anyway, and so, maybe we’ll just bury him, and let it go.
So he went and got a bunch of friends, and said, ” Let’s just bury him. “Help me shovel some dirt in there, and so he’ll “shut up that cryin’. “He’s an old donkey, and not worth too much anyway, and.” You know, there may be a lot of people who think you’re just an old donkey, and not worth too much anyway.
Maybe you feel like you’re in a pit right now, and somebody’s shovelin’ dirt on you.
Well, what are you going to do about it?
Well the donkey’s down there, and he’s cryin’ out, pitifully.
And here it come, a shovel full of dirt, and then another shovel full, and a shovel full of dirt, and it would hit him on the back, and he would go.
Get on top of it.
Here comes some more dirt, and some more dirt, and some more dirt.
He’d shake it off his back, he’d wiggle just a little.
He couldn’t get out of a pit, but he can wiggle. And he’d get up on top of that dirt. And he was gettin’ closer and closer to the top.
And pretty soon, he just walked right out of that pit.
All those people shovelin’ dirt on him, helped him get out of the pit.
All those people shovelin’ dirt on him actually helped him, and you may not know it, but some of the people that are givin’ you the most trouble, may be helping you more than anybody.
#8: Expect Good Things
Somethin’ that I do almost every day, and I’ll just give it to you, and I think it’s a good thing to do. I’m not up very long.
Sometimes I don’t even get out of the bed, and I say, “Something good is going to happen to me today, “and something good is going to happen through me today.”
Expect good things. Expect them. Get your expectors out of the back of the closet, dust em’ off.
We’ll start expecting good things in your life.
#9: Don’t Waste Your Time
How many of you have ever had a bad day?
Have you ever wished, “I would have gotten “this day started different than what I did?”
You know, don’t ever waste a day. I want you know, you think about time differently as you get older.
I think when you’re in your 20s, and maybe even 30s, and maybe even 40s, you don’t think too much about time.
But, a few years ago, it occurred to me that two-thirds of my life was over.
And, I just became much more aware of time, and how foolish it is to waste any day that you have.
You know, there’s somethin’ really interesting about time.
We all get the same amount in a day, every day is 24 hours.
And some people are very very fruitful and effective, and some people just waste their time, day after day after day.
And that’s a choice that we make. But there’s one thing about time, once it goes by, you never get it back.
So how tragic it is to waste any day of your life.
I think we need to live every day like it was our very last one. And live it to the absolute fullest that we can live it.
Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed. I’d love to know, what did you learn from this video? What clips spoke the most to you? And how are you going to apply it immediately, somehow, in your life, or in your business? Please leave it down in the comments below. Also, if you’re leaving a comment within the first few hours of this video going live, you have a chance to win one of two daily prizes.
I also want to give a quick shout-out to Marc Freccero, thank you so much for pickin’ up a copy of my book, Your One Word, and doing that review on your YouTube channel, I really really appreciate the support, Marc, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the book.
And I’m super excited to do this video about Evan Carmichael’s new book, Your One Word.
Thank you guys, again, for watching. I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself, and whatever your one word is. Much love. I’ll see ya soon.
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