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Joyce Meyer : Four Tips To Become A Great LEADER

Everyone want’s to be the best in something but to become the best you have to put effort and time. Televangelist Joyce Meyer outlined some of the best tips one can use to become a Leader.

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1. Spend time with God, not just for God

It’s easy for church workers, and anyone in a leadership capacity, to replace spending time with God, with working for God, Meyer said. Church leaders in particular are so often caught up in meetings and prayer gatherings that they forgo their own intimate time with Jesus. The first thing for every successful person – whether that’s as a parent, business owner, employee or in ministry – is that God, and time with him, aways comes first.

2. Be vulnerable

Transparency is key to real leadership, Meyer continued. “It’s great to tell your success stories, but it’s even better to tell the things you’ve had a hard time with; the things that didn’t work out well for you.” It’s important not to expect those you’re leading to grasp things straight away, either, she said. It’s about “not only talking about where I’m at, but what it took to get here … be vulnerable with people, tell them the truth, and don’t expect them to be in a year where it took you four years to get to.”

3. Embrace diversity

“I would have gone stark raving mad as an employer, even of Christians, had I not learned that we’re all different, and God did it to us on purpose,” Meyer said. She explained that her and her husband are quite different in nature, as are many married couples, and the same is true in a work setting. “Even as an employer, I can’t make everybody be alike,” she said. The key is to embrace diversity, and acknowledge difference as valuable. “You have to help people find the right spot for them – there’s nothing worse than someone being in a position where they’re elected to do something they’re never going to do.”

4. Love freely

Living out Jesus’ command to love one another as he loves us is “the single greatest thing we need in the Church today”, Meyer concluded. “God loves us, and he wants us to love him back … and let that flow through us to other people.” She said that even after being a Christian for a long time, she wasn’t as happy as she knew she should have been, and became convicted of her own selfishness. Leaders often fall into the trap of making their ministry all about them – how big it can grow, and how many people come to hear them talk – she said, but it all comes down to people, and how well they know they are loved.

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Finding Comfort In The Storm: How To Grow Through Your Tough Times And Never Give Up

Article by JOYCE MEYER

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At one time or another, all of us have experienced a setback or endured a significant loss. Maybe that’s where you are today; perhaps you’ve lost a job, a relationship, or even someone or something you love.

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If so, I want to encourage you with Matthew 5:4 (AMP). Jesus says, “Blessed and enviably happy…are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!”

I used to think this was odd. I wondered, How can we be blessed if we are mourning? Then God helped me understand that our times of pain are actually perfect opportunities to receive and experience His supernatural comfort.

In fact, having a problem is one of the best places to begin again. Why? Because God’s comfort goes far beyond any ordinary kind of comfort. He is the only One who can carry you through the pain and help you to actually become a better, more powerful person than you were before.

With God’s help, we can look at our pain as an opportunity. I believe we can have an attitude that says, “This may be tough right now, but I will never give up. I’m really hurting, but I’m going to bounce back!”

I recently went to a coffee shop and met a woman who recognized me from my television program. She began telling me what a mess she was in and said, “Joyce, life has just thrown me under the bus.”

Almost without thinking, I responded, “My life used to be the same way, but I decided to drive the bus.”

I wasn’t trying to be flippant or imply that I made anything happen on my own. I explained that when things go wrong, the enemy wants us to spend the rest of our lives under the bus, feeling sorry for ourselves.

But God’s plan is for us to bounce back, get in the driver’s seat, then go pick up other hurting people who are under the bus.

Yes, there is an appropriate time to grieve after a loss or tragedy, but we just don’t want to get stuck there.

Just look at the life of Joseph. The Bible tells us his story in the book of Genesis…

As a young man, Joseph had great dreams for his life. But his older brothers resented him and sold him into slavery and he was taken to Egypt. However, Joseph refused to give up. He found great favor with his master, Potiphar, and was eventually put in charge of his entire household.

Years later, Potiphar threw Joseph in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. But he still didn’t give up. In fact, the Lord eventually gave Joseph an opportunity to interpret a dream for Pharaoh, who then promoted him to the highest official in Egypt!

Joseph literally went from the pit to the palace. Then, years later, when a famine struck the land, the Lord used Joseph to save his family and the entire house of Israel.

Romans 8:28 (NASB) says, “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” When we refuse to give up, the greatest tragedy of our life can actually turn out to be one of the greatest blessings.

Some of my greatest victories have come out of difficult moments when I had to press through and seek God for His help and comfort. I’m grateful today that I didn’t give up during those times because I wouldn’t have the privilege of helping people the way I do.

Similarly, your problems may never completely disappear, but your attitude and response to those problems can make all the difference for you and so many others.

When you are hurting, I encourage you to run to God – the “Source of every comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). Spend time in His Word, talk to Him in prayer, and choose to worship Him even when you don’t feel like it.

Yes, the Lord will often use others to comfort us. But even those people who are extremely close to us cannot give us everything we need all the time.

When we expect others to do for us what only God can do, we have our expectations in the wrong place, and we will always be disappointed. However, the Bible says those who put their hope in the Lord will never be disappointed (Isaiah 49:23).

Psalm 34:18 (AMP) says, “The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart….” He sees every hurt, every trial and every disappointment. And if we let Him, He will take the bad thing that happened and work it out for our good.

Friends, I encourage you to never, ever give up on God. He’s the only One who can take your pain and turn it into something great!

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“I Used To Have A Real Problem With Self-Pity” Joyce Meyer Shares On Ways To Bless Others

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Do you want to be happy — I mean, really happy? I believe that deep down we all want to be happy and enjoy our lives. We can spend a lot of time and energy trying to do things that will make us happy, but our own efforts will never truly satisfy us. That’s because God doesn’t want our minds to be on ourselves all the time. He wants us to look past the things that are happening in our own lives and reach out to others and bless them. Because when our focus is on ourselves, we can end up feeling sorry for ourselves and face the danger of self-pity.

I used to have a real problem with self-pity. I felt sorry for myself because I’d been abused by my dad, and sometimes I felt sorry for myself when my husband, Dave, got to go out and play golf while I stayed home with our kids. I wasted so many days having pity parties for all types of reasons.

In the first few years of our marriage, Dave tried to keep me happy, while I carried on with a bad attitude. But one day he finally told me, “You know what? I’m not spending my life trying to make you happy. You can get happy or not get happy, but I’m going to be happy. I’m not going to feel sorry for you because it won’t help you.” And you know, even though it was really hard to hear at the time, it was the best thing he could have said to me. Because when you struggle with self-pity, if other people feel sorry for you it just feeds the problem.

Now that doesn’t mean we can never be sad. But we need to understand that if we hang on to our pain for too long, it can become self-pity, and we can become addicted to it. The good news is God gives us the tools to work through our feelings in a healthy way and not let them control us.

Years ago, when God was dealing with me about this subject, He brought me to Galatians 5:19-21 (AMP), which gives a list of things the Bible calls sin. It says, “Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like….”

As I was studying those scriptures, I thought, “Well, self-pity is not on the list.” Then I got an eye-opening revelation: Itis on the list because self-pity is actually idolatry. When we feel sorry for ourselves, we turn inward and idolize ourselves…essentially everything becomes about “me.” People who are focused on themselves never see what they can and should be doing for other people.

We should have compassion for other people who are hurting. In the Bible, we see times when Jesus was moved with compassion, and then He would go and help people. If we can be moved with sympathy toward others and keep our mind off of ourselves, we will be much happier. We will also trust God to meet our needs and bring justice in our lives when we are hurting or mistreated, rather than getting into self-pity.

The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6 (AMP), “…For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].” That means God rewards those who are faithful and who wait on Him. If you’ve been hurt in your life and you have put your trust and confidence in God and you’re waiting on Him, you have a reward coming!

I want to encourage you to keep a notebook of your blessings, the special little things that God does for you, prayers that He answers. And when you’re tempted to have a pity party, go get that book out and have a talk with yourself.

King David talked to himself when he started to feel depressed. He said, “Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God” (Psalm 42:5 AMP).

I am so thankful that God is allowing me to take what has happened to me and use it to help other people. The best treatment in the world for sadness and self-pity is to help somebody else. That’s when we get our minds off of our own problems and trust God to help us and do what’s best for us.

No matter what happens, be determined – with God’s help – to keep a good attitude, remain thankful and avoid self-pity. Then God will bring restoration, peace, joy and real happiness to your life.

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How To Enjoy Complete Acceptance And Right Standing With GOD, Joyce Meyer Shares

joyce meyer1We all have a deep need to feel all right. And we can spend a lot of time and energy trying to do things that make us feel like we’re okay – okay with ourselves, with others and even God. But we don’t need to wear ourselves out trying to be right with God through our own effort. The truth is we can’t make our lives right on our own, but we can receive the righteousness of God by putting our faith in Christ.


Romans 3:20 (NLT) says, “For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.” That means the reason God established the law was to show us how much we need a Savior who can make us righteous before Him.

Self-righteousness is believing we are made right with God through our own works. For example, a person might think, “Well, if I read through my Bible every year, then God will be pleased with me.” But the truth is we don’t have to read our Bible to please God; we read it because it helps us in our everyday life. It’s for our own good. In the same way, my preaching doesn’t make me a righteous person. The only way we are made righteous (right with God) is by having faith in Jesus Christ—it’s not something we can ever earn in our own effort.

I used to really struggle with self-righteousness. Many years ago somebody came to the church I was attending and suggested that we all read through the Bible in a year. The pastor got on board, and every Sunday he’d ask, “Who’s been doing your Bible reading?” Well, I didn’t want to be the one not standing up, so I got really serious about it.

We all got a calendar so we could check off the days we read the chapters. I put it up on the refrigerator so everybody who came in would ask me what it was, and I was so proud. As long as I had all my checkmarks, I liked that calendar. But then I got 36 chapters behind and had these big, gaping holes! It was like a nightmare for me.

So one day I decided I was going to catch up, and I zipped right through the chapters. And honestly, when I closed my Bible I felt so relieved. But then I almost immediately heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “So, tell Me, what did you learn?” And I realized I could not remember one thing!

God taught me an important lesson that day. He would rather we read one verse and actually get something out of it and connect with Him than read 36 chapters and learn nothing. The point is we need to have the right motives for the things we do and stop making laws out of tasks that make us feel better about ourselves but are unfruitful.

In 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT), Paul writes, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” Every day of my life I say, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” Now, I’m not righteous because I do everything right. No one is perfect, and none of us do everything right. The Bible says in 1 John 1:8 (NLT), “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.”

You might say, “Well, Joyce, shouldn’t we try to do what’s right?” Absolutely! God wants us to live through faith in Christ. Then, as we have a personal relationship with Him, we’ll do the right thing by His grace because we want to do the right thing. He puts the desire in us to do what’s right.

In Philippians 3:3 (NLT), Paul explains that “we rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort.” He says he obeyed the law without fault, and if any person had a reason to have confidence in himself by the law’s standard, he had more of a reason than anyone.

In verses 7 through 9 (NLT) of that chapter, Paul goes on to say, “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.”

Paul is saying in order to have a relationship with Christ, he had to be willing to gather up all of his accomplishments and the things he had worked so hard for and be willing to get rid of them all. That’s because it’s nothing but trash compared to the priceless privilege of knowing Christ as our Lord and Savior.

Yes, what we do matters, but our good works do not make us acceptable to God. We are only made right with Him by putting our faith in Jesus Christ. And when we put our faith in Christ, we can rest in knowing that everything is all right.

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Ways To Overcome Fears When Faced With Challenges

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.

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               Article by Joyce Meyer

I often think of Joshua, a man who was given a huge task by God – one I’m sure he didn’t feel ready for. Can you imagine how he 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 Joshua 1:6, the Lord commanded 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.

That day, Joshua had a choice. He could step out in faith and watch the Lord do the impossible through him…or he could stay in his “safety zone” and never find out.

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Instead of being afraid of new things, you and I ought to be excited about the new challenges and opportunities that God brings into 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.

I’ll never forget the day (in the late 1970s) when God first showed me His plans for my future as a teacher of the Word. I was making my bed when He spoke to my heart and said, “Joyce, you are going to preach my Word all around the world and have a large teaching ministry.”

Now, at the time, this seemed impossible to me. I was a housewife from Fenton, Missouri who wasn’t teaching anybody.

I decided to share what God spoke to me with some of my friends. To put it mildly, they were not very encouraging. One friend even told me, “Joyce, we’ve been thinking about what you said, and we just don’t think that’s possible with your personality.”

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However, over the years, God continued to lead me, step by step. For five years I taught a weekly Bible study at my home. Then the Lord directed me to quit my full-time job and devote myself completely to studying His Word and preparing for ministry.

After going through a season when I felt like God wasn’t doing anything at all, I was asked to be an associate pastor at our church. This is where my weekly women’s meetings began. Then, five years later, in 1985, the Lord called my husband, Dave, and me to begin our own ministry.

All along the way, I faced many obstacles. I battled the fear of failure, the fear of not having enough money, and the fear of what others thought. But it always came down to the same question: Am I going to do what God has put in my heart to do?

I’ve certainly made my share of mistakes over the years. But through all of this, I learned a valuable lesson: When we step out in obedience to God while we feel afraid, then that releases the grace (or power) of God to do what needs to be done.

It is unbelievable what God can do if you’ll fight your way through all the opposition that comes against you and say, “If God says I can, I can.” It’s important to remember that when the Lord calls us to do something, He also gives us the motivation and energy to press on through each challenge that comes.

Maybe you’re thinking, Yeah, I’ve missed a lot in my life because I was afraid to step out or fearful of what others might think. You know what? I believe God has you reading this for a reason!

You can’t change the past, but you can begin today to follow your heart and step into the things God has for your life. Sure, there will be obstacles, and sometimes you will make mistakes. But you must be true to what God’s calling you to do if you want to be happy.

Friend, I encourage you to 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 into 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 an exact blueprint to work with, but He will guide you step-by-step all along the way.



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Joyce Meyer: “Our Feelings Are Our No.1 Enemies”

Our feelings are extremely unreliable, yet it is amazing to me how often we rely on them. I believe that feelings are often a Christian’s number one enemy, and they can keep us from truly living in the perfect will of God because the enemy can so easily use them against us. Now, I’m not saying that our feelings are evil; they just dwell in a part of us that is so easily attacked by the enemy – our soul. So it’s vitally important for us to learn how to manage them.

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Complex Beings

We are complex people, made up of three parts: spirit, soul and body. Our spirit is where God comes to live when we are born again; it is our connection to Him and the Holy Spirit. The soul is made up of our mind, will and emotions and tells all about us. In other words, our soul tells us what we want, think or feel. Since the spirit and soul are so closely connected, it can be a challenge to know when what you want is something God wants or something you want. In order to live beyond our feelings and follow God’s will for our lives, we need to follow something that is much wiser and more dependable than feelings-the Word of God.

Sometimes we can confuse feelings with the will of God, but there is one thing that can help us divide between spirit and soul. Hebrews 4:12 says it best: “For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” This scripture is showing us that we can never be led by the Holy Spirit, who lives in our spirit as born-again believers, until we allow ourselves to be led by God’s Word. When you get confused trying to decide what you should do in any situation, always look to His Word. Because if that feeling or desire does not agree with the Word, it is wrong.

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The Bible is our instruction book for life! It teaches us godly principles so we can think, talk and act like God. Jesus said in John 8:31-32, “…If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” It’s so wonderful to know there is an answer for every problem in the Word of God. Even when there isn’t a specific answer for a situation, you can find the wisdom and discernment you need from God to make a specific decision according to His will. God’s Word sets us free from wondering if something is God’s will or our own.

For example, we all have times when we get offended because people do things that hurt us or are just wrong. It’s not always easy to forgive, but Luke 11:4 says, “…If you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go)…” (AMP). So we don’t have to wonder if we should forgive others. It’s also God’s will for us to live free of anxiety and worry. First Peter 5:7 says to cast “the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully” (AMP). When we trust God and “cast our cares” on Him, we can walk by faith and not feelings of anxiety and fear.

God’s Word is our reliable source when our emotions flip-flop, but we have to know the Word for ourselves for it to be useful.

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The Word is our tool to help us separate the truth from the lies of our flesh or the enemy, but we need to do more than just read the Bible; we have to study it. While it’s good to go to church and hear teaching from the Word or listen to it on TV, CDs, online, et cetera, you can’t just be spoon-fed the Word and think that is all there is. See, when you invest time studying the Word for yourself, that’s when you really get a deeper understanding about God’s direction for your life personally.

I want to encourage you to make it a priority to spend time with God, studying His Word. It’s absolutely the best thing you can do. And as you begin to follow the Word of God, you’ll find it becomes easier to stop relying on your feelings for the direction you need. Remember that God is never unreliable because He is the Almighty God who is perfect, and He never changes. He loves you so much and has great plans for your life. It is time for you to gain freedom from your emotions by trusting in the Word of God!


Preacher Joyce Meyer Is Now 70 Years Old

Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri.


Many of us didnt know this but Joyce Meyer just turned 70 years. Isn’t that great news to hear as she has served in the ministry for such a long time.

She was born On June 4th 1943 that means if we fast forward it comes to 70 years now in 2013. We wish her a belated happy Birthday and all the best as she continues to win souls for Christ.

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