by Paige Eavenson
“Where the mind goes, the man follows.” Joyce Meyer
Popular author, speaker and televangelist, Joyce Meyer, has added yet another powerful resource to help us in our everyday lives. In her book “Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind,” Joyce follows up her best-selling book, “Battlefield of the Mind” with 12 strategies that will help you overcome every battle in your mind.
With our month of articles on overcoming mind games, this book pretty much summarizes what we all have been trying to say. Joyce’s writing is not only biblical but practical in so many ways. Joyce says, “Our thoughts lead us, charting the course for our lives and pointing us in certain directions that ultimately determine our destinations in life. Our thoughts cause us to have certain relationships; they determine how productive we will be personally and professionally; and they greatly influence the overall quality of our lives. We absolutely must understand the power of thoughts!”
I’ve had this little book on the shelf for months and I’m so glad this month ended up being the perfect month to pull it off the shelf and dive into the truths it has to offer. As a wife, mom and servant in the body of Christ, my time is pulled in many directions and my days can sometimes get overwhelming with all that needs to get done. Sometimes I just want to go back to bed and pray someone else will come handle all the tasks I have to accomplish in the day. Unfortunately, the maid and personal assistant don’t exist in my life; therefore it’s up to me to get the work done. If I don’t get my thoughts in the line, then my whole day just goes sour.
In order to really get this stuff in my mind and heart, I decided to print out the 12 Power Thoughts and put them on my fridge and in various places around my home. They are listed below so feel free to do the same.
As women who have many roles and things to accomplish before the year ends, let’s not let our thoughts get the best of us, but rather do as the scripture advises us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV), “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
For more information on her book “Power Thoughts” and Joyce Meyer visit her site.
Here’s Joyce’s 12 power thoughts to copy, paste and print at your convenience:
I CAN DO WHATEVER I NEED TO DO IN LIFE THROUGH CHRIST.
GOD LOVES ME UNCONDITIONALLY!
I WILL NOT LIVE IN FEAR.
I AM DIFFICULT TO OFFEND.
I LOVE PEOPLE AND I ENJOY HELPING THEM.
I TRUST GOD COMPLETELY; THERE IS NO NEED TO WORRY!
I AM CONTENT AND EMOTIONALLY STABLE.
GOD MEETS ALL MY NEEDS ABUNDANTLY.
I PURSUE PEACE WITH GOD, MYSELF, AND OTHERS.
I LIVE IN THE PRESENT AND ENJOY EACH MOMENT.
I AM DISCIPLINED AND SELF-CONTROLLED.
I PUT GOD FIRST IN MY LIFE.
Paige Eavenson and her family have been part of Grace Family Church for 13 years and she currently serves on staff as a women’s small group coach. A homeschool mom of three, Paige is an avid reader who loves collecting new friends and helping people get connected into small groups. You can learn more about Paige on her blog, www.sincerelypaige.com.