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Joyce Meyer Sermon My Review Do Unto Others

Updated on September 17, 2011

Joyce Meyer

I was flipping through the channels this morning as I was tearfully drinking my cup of coffee. I am worried. I am worried about losing my home, I worry about the future of my children and I as the economy has destroyed me. I was flipping the channels and found hope.

Joyce Meyer spoke of Making a Trade With God.

I heard her words about trusting in God and trading my worries for his protection and care. I must admit that I rolled my eyes as I have never been a truly religious person and have constantly believed in my own higher power, not the 'written' God. But I remembered my church upbringing and thought to myself, hmmm, I was always taught not to bargain with God. You never ask for favors or financial help, your supposed to -well- just believe?.

I was so wrong in what I was thinking. Joyce doesn't want me to ask for things, she says that;

"God really does want to take care of us, but in order to let Him, we've got to stop trying to take care of ourselves and worrying about every little thing we can't control."

Can't control? Let my worries go ?

Oh my goodness, too hard to do. I am a control freak, if I can't make it happen, it doesn't! How do I let go and leave someone- something- that I have no proof of detect my life and happenings?

"God will give us peace, but we must first give Him our worries."

Okay, so I give all my worries onto God. How can I trust in this and know things will be okay? It's kinda a risky trade isn't it?

Joyce continues to say; "We give God our worries by trusting that He can and will take care of us. By trusting God, we're able to rest in Him, knowing that He has the situation well under control. Worry, on the other hand, is the opposite of trust. Worry steals our peace, wears us out physically, and can even make us sick. If we're worrying, we're not fully trusting God, and we'll never be able to experience His peace."

Joyce Meyer Sermon

Joyce is talking right to me, I think to myself, as everything she is speaking of relates to my situation. She tells me that anxiety is like wearing a heavy coat on a summers day. It weighs me down, making me feel tired and worn out.

By she is so right. I am tired all the time. I wake with a knot in my stomach and go to sleep feeling hopeless. It is a repetitive cycle that continues from day to day.

Basically her message is to make decisions for today. Follow life's road and listen for the directions from God. When we ignore the signs (directions) along the road, it gets bumpy or we even get lost. And boy am I lost. I remember not long ago a little voice in my head not to do something. I remember it so well because that was the decision that left me in this mess. Was that a sign along the side of the road I chose to ignore?

In her sermon I heard that to remain on the right road, listen to the signs. Let worries fall on Gods shoulders and think about today and today only. Yesterday cannot be changed and tomorrow has yet to arrive. No sense worrying about those days, I have no control over them. Oh my, did I just say I have no control?

Maybe Joyce is onto something. I watched a half an hour program and I feel empowered! Is it God or Gods word? Is it just that she spoke in such a way that I felt it was just her and I? Whatever it was, I am a new fan of Joyce Meyer and her teachings.

Who knows, maybe through Joyce and her ministry I can find my way back to Religion.


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      LoveJewel 6 years ago from Texas

      This is the best thing i have read thus far. I happen to love joyce meyers. the word she speaks about help us change the way we think and feel about religon.I am glad you saw this because it has giving me a new insight.

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      PaulaHenry1 7 years ago from America

      Thanks for your support and comments! I appreciate the kinds words...

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      Powerful Pierre 7 years ago from Abbotsford BC

      Dear Paula I read this hub remembering my struggling days. I've known about JM for a quite while and used to subscribe to her ministry a lot. Did you know she is also a gifted author too. Google JM Books and you might find what you need to help you grow in the LORD God Bless!! "TIME spent waiting on God IS never wasted."

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      nell79 7 years ago from United States

      I'd never heard of Joyce Meyer before today, but she sounds great if she's giving people hope.

      Your post tells me we have something in common. I'm a chronic worrier--though I'm much better than I used to be. But you're right. We don't really have control. We do have to let go and let God (five years ago I would've choked before saying that haha).

      Anyway, I'm sorry to hear that you may lose your home. I know a bit about this if you ever want to talk about it. In any case, I look forward to reading more of you!

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      yolanda yvette 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this as I believe it will encourage others who are in life's valley.

      I like that you said 'maybe through Joyce and her ministry you can find your way back to religion.' I will pray for you that you find your way back to God. I promise you, I will pray for you and your family and the things you're currently facing.

      As for Joyce Meyer, I found myself watching her many times on t.v. before I became a Christian. If I was flipping through the channels and I saw her I would stop and listen. I didn't know why at the time, but something about her drew me.

      Years later when I had found myself in the worst trouble I'd ever been in in my whole life, I knew I needed God's help to get me out of it. I didn't know Him, though I grew up going to church every Sunday. I didn't know Him, but for the first time I really wanted to. And the only thing I was certain of was that this time I wouldn't use HIm to get myself out of trouble and then turn my back on Him. I knew that no matter what the outcome of the situation I was in would be, I needed Him. It was time. He'd been trying to get my attention for a long time (I see that now as I look back over my life). And I was on the verge of completely destroying my life left to my own ways.

      Anyhow, the day I got saved I got saved through the lady minister I'd loved watching on t.v. all those years before, Joyce Meyer. I called for prayer for my issue and the lady agreed to pray with me, but first wanted to know if I'd wanted to receive Christ. I was going to ask her to lead me in the sinner's prayer anyhow. But she asked me first.

      I now understand why I liked watching Joyce so before I became a Christian. God knew He was one day going to use her to lead me into relationship with Him. He was preparing the way through her. When I was ready to receive Christ I didn't know how to go about it or who to call, but I remembered Joyce Meyer Ministries.

      Put your faith in Him. He knows the way in which you should go at every turn. I've been a Christian for over ten years now. No matter the situation, He's never left me and He's never steered me wrong. He'll never steer you wrong. You really can't make it without Him. Nor can I.

      Best wishes to you....