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My Daily Battlefield Of The Mind

Updated on March 25, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

I was having "one of those days!"

My husband walked into the kitchen after a day at work and I was off, telling him why I was a failure, why my life was so hard, how I just didn't have any purpose. Need I go on? The bizarre thing was that I had spent the greater part of my life learning the opposite. I had been in many places where I was told that I was unique and could overcome the troubles in my life. I had read numerous books, ranging from self-help to The Bible itself and yet this question loomed over me: "Why couldn't I live this kind of life?"

Do you know, I had so much to be thankful for! My circumstances didn't match up with my negativity and I was finding it increasingly hard to maintain a friendly balance in my life. I had just passed 50 and was getting tired of my feelings governing the way I lived. That's when I typed into google some thoughts that had been popping up, such as "change the way you think" and "what you focus on will grow." I'm sure we've all heard such statements, but they can be heard today and forgotten by tomorrow.

When I typed these statements into my computer, Joyce Meyer Battlefield Of The Mind came up

That's just how it had felt, a battle was going on in my mind and I was battle weary. I bought the book and as I started reading it, I knew that this was the answer. I needed to feed my mind everyday with positive thoughts, but they weren't going to pop out of nowhere. I read it hungrily, like a half-starved child. Now don't get me wrong here, I'm not trying to push religion. In fact you don't need to be a churchgoer to benefit from this daily devotional. But just as you need to regularly eat the vital nutrients that your body needs to be healthy, a one-off read of something positive probably won't change the way you think.

Each day I read one of the short chapters and it felt as if Joyce Meyer knew what I needed. Yes, her source was The Bible and people haven't changed since it was written, but these insights felt so relevant to me, an average sort of person, living in the modern world. The daily devotional was something I could read for 5 minutes at the start of each day. The chapters included topics such as "don't quit, wilderness mentality, wasted life, overcoming passivity, no condemnation, positive minds and doubt is a choice." It blew me away and I found myself speaking out the prayers at the end as declarations of my resolve. I am now reading it for the second time so that I get these thoughts firmly in my mind, to replace all the rubbish that has been there.

Now I am learning to say "no" to the negative thoughts and choose to bring to the forefront of my mind the positive and empowering truths that I am learning in a new way.

I'm winning my battle!

The book on which the daily devotional is based.

Listen to a review here and learn a little about Joyce Meyer, the author.

The Battlefield Of The Mind DVD

Me And My Daily Battlefield Of The Mind

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      Debbie Villines 2 years ago from Iowa

      Hey; I have this book, the Battlefield of the Mind, I need to read it more, now since I read your post, thanks for reminding me; and for a nice post. I also have many battlefield in the mind, I am dealing with personally, Maybe as I read more into this book, it will help me. Thanks;)

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you for this hub. I've heard of Joyce Meyer but haven't read her book. I'll check it out. I love your photo - just beautiful!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I use to read daily devotionals for years, every morning. I got out of that habit and am thinking I need to get myself back into it and Battlefield of the Mind sounds like a good place to start over.

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      Maggie Crooks 4 years ago from Purgitsville, WV

      Joyce Meyer is amazing. Somewhere in the Bible it says women should not preach, so she doesn't preach; she teaches. Just because her base is the Bible doesn't mean you have to be religious to benefit from it. Her books are worth checking out.

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      KathyZ1 4 years ago

      Interesting lens. Thanks for your sharing.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love daily devotionals and this one sounds like a real winner. I'm so very glad that you're winning your battle! Thanks for the very inspirational review!

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      Dawn 4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I have put this on my "to read" list. Thank you for sharing it. Nice lens.

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      ideadesigns 4 years ago

      Love her teaching and testimonies. They are full of truth and practical steps to take better care of ourselves and others. I need to really get this book too! :)

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Great lens! Joyce Meyer has some powerful and inspirational material . . .all coming from the one source of all truth . . .The Bible. It is a fact that learning to live by truth will indeed set you free. Blessings on your journey of life, enjoying the abundant peace while living as the unique person God created & intended for you to be. Hope this lens sells many of these great books!

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      LaidBackGuy 4 years ago

      You are a good example of someone pro actively changing their outlook when they feel it's not working for them. Well done.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Really love how you personalized this review. The photos are such a great touch, too. Our minds, our thoughts, are so powerful. As you noted, it is so critical what we feed them. So glad you found this book when you needed it most. Now, thanks to your review, others can win that same battle.

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Surprising how ofter it's just breaking habits that leads to better awakenings. Good thing you're passed that now and on to better personal practices.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Someone I know is a big fan of Joyce Meyer - she watches her on TV in the morning all the time and she quotes numerous sayings by Joyce Meyer - and like you, she found it truly helped her 'figure things out' - nice page :)