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Step Out and Find Out

From Joyce Meyer
Step Out and Find Out

Step Out and Find Out

People often ask me how to find their place in ministry. Some spend many years waiting to hear a voice or to receive supernatural direction. I tell them to step out and find out.

Early in my journey with God, I wanted to serve Him. I felt He had placed a call on my life but I didn’t know exactly what to do, so I tried different opportunities that were available.

A lot of them didn’t work out for me, but I kept trying different ones until I found an area that fit me. I finally came alive inside when I had an opportunity to share the Word with people. I found joy in teaching, and it was obvious I was good at it. I knew then that I had found my place in ministry.

Sometimes the only way to discover God’s will is to practice what I call “stepping out and finding out.” If you have prayed about a situation and don’t seem to know what you should do, take a step of faith. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. Step out and God will guide you.

Prayer Starter: God, I trust You, and I know that You will direct my steps, so I’m not afraid to step out and find out what You have for me.

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From Joyce Meyer
Step Out and Take Action

Develop Your Potential and Do Something Now

You may know that God’s created you with great potential, but you can’t stop there. You have to develop your potential.

I believe that many people are unhappy because they aren’t doing anything to develop their potential. If you want to see your potential developed to its fullest, don’t wait until everything is perfect. Do something now. Start laying your hand to whatever is in front of you.

You must give your potential some form by doing something with it. You will never find what you are capable of doing if you never try anything.

Don’t be so afraid of failing that you never take a chance. Don’t stay in the safety zone. You may feel safe, but you will never succeed at developing your full potential or being fulfilled in what you are doing. Step out into what you feel God is leading you to do, and you will soon discover what you can and cannot do.

You are full of God-given potential, and He wants to do more through your life than you could ever imagine, but it requires your cooperation. Step out and serve Him wholeheartedly today.

Prayer Starter: Lord, in everything I do, I want to serve You wholeheartedly. Thank You for encouraging me to step out and take action, developing the great potential You have given me.

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Decide to Try

Decide to Try

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The Best Things Happen to Those Who Rely on Christ

So many people, including myself, regularly come to places in our lives where we haven’t been before. We’re inexperienced in that area and so our natural tendency is to move back into the familiar.

Fear always comes against us when we face new things. But if you think about it, everything you’re doing right now is something that at one time you had never done before.

In Joshua 1 we see a man who’d been given a huge task by God—one I’m sure he didn’t feel ready for. Can you imagine how Joshua felt when Moses died and God told him that he was going to take over and lead Israel into the Promised Land?

Fortunately, God knew Joshua was up to the task. In verse six (AMP), we see God commanding him: “Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.”

It never ceases to amaze me what God will allow a person to do if they will just step out in faith.

Instead of being afraid of new things, you and I ought to be excited about new challenges and opportunities that arise in our lives. Even when everybody else tells us it’s impossible, if we will step out in faith like Joshua and follow God, He will give us the grace to go forward.

The Power Isn’t in Our Perfection—It’s in God’s Plan

Early in my ministry, I had the idea to do a local TV talk show in St. Louis. We got a group of ladies together who were well versed in the Word and we rented some studio space at a local TV station to do the taping. I was trying to do an interview show but the funny thing is, every time I asked a question, I’d answer it myself! I just couldn’t quiet down long enough to let anybody answer my question.

Do you know what kind of response we got from airing that program? In six months we got one piece of mail. Why didn’t it work? I wasn’t waiting on God.

A few years later, God told us to go on TV and we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We rented a banquet room where the ceiling was too low and some of the tiles were caving in. I had a podium and then for a backdrop we took this blue thing that looked like a shower curtain and strung it up on a pole behind me. It just looked ridiculous, but the very first day my program aired, we got 125 calls. I thought we’d died and gone to heaven!

See, when God’s hand is on something—even if it’s not pretty or polished—His anointing makes it work.

Finding Your Fulfillment in the Great Unknown

You know, it’s a great privilege to not live by your circumstances but by what God puts in your heart. If you mess up, at least you will have the satisfaction of knowing you tried.

Find God’s destiny for your life. Find what’s going to fulfill you and all you’re meant to be. Then choose to be bold enough to step out on an amazing, memorable, life-changing journey.

When you step out into the unknown to do what you believe is God’s will, He may not give you a blueprint to work with, but He will guide you step-by-step along the way.

I encourage you to do what’s in your heart because in order to be fulfilled in your life and ministry, the only thing you ever have to be concerned about is this: Am I following God?

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Let God Do the Healing

Let God Do the Healing

From Everyday answers by Joyce Meyers – posted March 29, 2013

O Lord my God, I cried out to You and You have healed me. —Psalm 30:2
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James A. Garfield became president of the United States in 1880 and was shot in the back six months later, in July 1881.After the shooting, a doctor tried to remove the bullet, but couldn’t. In the following weeks, more doctors probed his wound to try to locate the bullet, to no avail. Eventually, Alexander Graham Bell provided an electrical device doctors thought might locate the bullet, but that didn’t work. Doctors later learned that sometimes removing a bullet causes more trouble than leaving it alone.Garfield died on September 19, 1881, not as a result of his wound, but because of infection and hemorrhage that probably developed after so much probing for the bullet. The very thing physicians thought would heal Garfield ended up killing him.When you have a “wound” of some sort, whether it’s a disappointment, a betrayal, being abandoned or rejected or some other hurtful situation, don’t keep probing it. Go to God and ask Him to heal you in the way He knows is best for you. Then take your hands off. Don’t try to “fix” yourself, but do follow the Holy Spirit as He leads you into healing and wholeness.

Love Yourself Today: Is there a wound in your heart that you have probed too much?  Ask God to heal it; stay sensitive to His Spirit; and let Him bring new life and strength to you.

Walk This Way

From Everyday answers by Joyce Meyers

Walk This Way

by Joyce Meyer – posted March 05, 2013

And your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left. —Isaiah 30:21

No matter what has happened to you in your lifetime—even if you have been abandoned by your spouse or abused by your parents or hurt by your children or others—if you will stay on the path on which God leads you and be willing to leave your past behind, you will find peace, joy, and fulfillment. As you walk through this process, you can find comfort in God’s promise from today’s scripture to guide you.

Jesus is the Way, and He has shown us the way in which we are to walk. The Lord has sent His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the way we are to go, the narrow way that leads to life, not the broad way that leads to destruction (see Matt. 7:14).

God says that as long as the earth remains, there will be “seedtime and harvest” (Gen. 8:22). We might paraphrase it this way: “As long as the earth remains, there will be seed, time and harvest.” When we walk in God’s path, we must be patient like the farmer who plants and expectantly waits for the harvest. He looks forward to the harvest, but he knows that time will elapse between seed planting and reaping. He does not allow that God-ordained process to frustrate him. Don’t let it frustrate you, either.

Today’s scripture promises that God will lead us in the way that we should go. Don’t be afraid, continue doing what is right, and you will live a blessed, joyful life.

Love God Today: Listen for God’s voice, and keep walking on the path that leads to life and blessing.

Stay Calm

From Everyday answers by Joyce Meyers

Stay Calm

by Joyce Meyer – posted January 24, 2013

Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today . . . The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
—Exodus 14:13-14

When troubled times come our way, one of our biggest challenges is to stay calm. Our natural tendencies are to fear, to worry, and to try to do something to fix the situation or solve the problem. But we must learn to get our emotions under control so we can think clearly, act wisely, and pray in faith.

Moses often had to help the Israelites calm down. When Pharaoh’s army was gaining ground on them, they kept running, but knew they were headed straight into the Red Sea. Death seemed certain! Exodus tells us the people were frightened and angry with Moses, and they decided they would have been better off as slaves to the Egyptians than trying to outrun Pharaoh’s forces.

Moses was saying in today’s Scripture, “Stop it! I know the situation looks hopeless, but don’t be afraid. Just be still for a minute and watch what God is going to do for you.”

Before Pharaoh’s army reached the Israelites, God rolled back the waters of the Red Sea so His people could cross over on dry land. When they were all on the other side, the sea closed again and Pharaoh’s fighters drowned. This same miracle-working God is on your side today. He still fights for His people. Your job, if you belong to Him, is simply to “hold your peace and remain at rest.”

Love God Today: “Lord, I will not fear. I will stand still, stay calm, and watch what You will do on my behalf.”

God Will Keep You

From Everyday answers by Joyce Meyers

God Will Keep You

by Joyce Meyer – posted January 26, 2013

[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry! Psalm 40:17

God has a plan for each of us, and the good things that happen to us are not just a coincidence. All good and perfect gifts come from God (see James 1:17). It is exciting to have a relationship with God when we are aware that He is carefully leading and guiding us to His blessings.

If you don’t understand something the first time God speaks to you, He will give you another chance and will continue to teach you until you know clearly the way you should go. Jesus came to seek and to save those who are lost (see Luke 19:10). This means that He will find you if you go astray.