Saturday, March 31, 2018

"Living a Life You Love" by Joyce Meyer

My review...

Meyer’s latest is encouraging and full of applicable truths. Few people can truly say that they love their life, but they don’t always do anything to change it, which is what Meyer want to help people do with this book. Relevant quotes and Bible verses are woven throughout.

It’s divided into the following sections:
  1. Loving Life Begins with Loving God
  2. Love Yourself and You Will Love Your Life
  3. Love Other People and You Will Love Your Life

Some of the chapters that I found most relevant are:

  • Chapter 2: This Moment is the Most Important One You Have: Meyer points out that each day contains 86,400 seconds. Yesterday is over, and tomorrow is not promised, so make the most of today—this moment.
  • Chapter 3: Refuse to Let Fear Determine Your Destiny: Meyer reminds the reader to stay focused on God’s promises and decide to be a strong, confident, courageous person.
  • Chapter 5: Don’t Poison the Present with the Past: With God’s help, it’s possible to not be defined by the choices in the past.
  • Chapter 13: The Five-Minute Rule: In this chapter, Meyer implores the reader to not spend even five minutes obsessing about things that won’t matter in five years, five months, or five weeks from now.
  • Chapter 15: Be the You God Created You to Be: This chapter is designed to remind the reader that the best way to love life is to be comfortable with yourself, and then you will find a greater peace of mind.

There are so many practical tips that can be applied to daily living. I know this is a book I will look to again when I’m feeling anxious or worried.

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • “When you realize God is in control, it takes all the pressure off.”
  • “Fear is the opposite of faith.”
  • “Grace is the power of God that enables us to do with ease what we could never do on our own.”
  • “What we may see as a dead end, God sees as a new beginning!”
  • “Don’t wait until everything is perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.”
  • “We cannot continue allowing ourselves to be upset and disturbed and have peace at the same time.”

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the FirstWords blogger program, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

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