Do you experience feelings of low self-worth? Do you know where this comes from—and what harm it does? Joyce Meyer argues that Satan tries to keep us in a negative mindset by making us feel unworthy of a positive life. She explains that most of our problems are the product of negative feelings we have about ourselves. Satan tries to make us feel bad for all of our missteps and failures. But, there’s hope and good news. Read more to learn about Meyer’s view of low self-worth.
What’s the Prosperity Gospel? How is Joyce Meyer involved, and what are her views about the philosophy? Joyce Meyer is considered to be one of the modern-day leaders of a popular Christian movement referred to as the Prosperity Gospel, which teaches that God wants His followers to be happy, healthy, and wealthy. This philosophy informs some of her other theological views. Keep reading to learn a bit more about Joyce Meyer’s Prosperity Gospel.
Do you take responsibility for your mistakes and problems? Or do you point the finger at someone else? According to Joyce Meyer, Satan tries to keep you in a negative mindset by impeding your self-awareness. He does this by convincing you to blame other people or difficult circumstances for your flaws and bad decisions. When you accept responsibility, not only do you cultivate a positive mindset, you unleash God’s forgiveness. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s important to stop blaming others for your problems.
Are you living the life God planned for you? Have you taken responsibility for your part in living out that life? If you lack a sense of responsibility for your life, you probably also lack a sense of accountability to God. That’s the position of Joyce Meyer, who argues that God has a life planned for you—and that you have a responsibility to use what God has given you to live out that life. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s important to consider yourself accountable to God.
How patient are you? Do you wait with contentment—or do you fret with anxiety? In Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer argues that the devil uses an impatient attitude to sap positivity from our lives. We should be content while we wait—rather than delay joy until we have what we’re waiting for. This positive attitude comes from God, who can use times of hardship to cultivate patience in us. Read more to learn the importance of receiving patience from God.
Do you see through natural eyes or spiritual eyes? Do you have a worldly perspective or an eternal perspective? In Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer writes that Satan can trap us in a negative mindset if he can convince us that a better future is impossible. Satan can do this by prompting us to have a worldly perspective—to see the world through what Meyer calls our “natural eyes,” which focus on the physical world. The alternative is an eternal perspective. Keep reading to understand these concepts better.
What is the key to happiness? Can you train yourself to be happier? The first key to feeling happier is training yourself to think more positively and feel happy regardless of your circumstances. In his book The Happiness Equation, Neil Pasricha suggests training yourself to be happier with six methods: 1) get active, 2) do good deeds, 3) switch off, 4) engage fully, 5) practice meditation, and 6) be thankful. Here’s how you can stop external circumstances from dictating your mood and train yourself to be happier.
How do you handle it when life gets tough? Do hard times tear you down or build you up? In Battlefield of the Mind, Christian author Joyce Meyer discusses how our attitude toward adversity matters greatly. She explains how the devil tries to use negativity to tear us down. However, we can turn that around by adopting a Godly, positive mindset that can make all the difference in the way suffering shapes our lives. Keep reading to learn more about Meyer’s view on how to get through hard times in life.
What are “wilderness mentalities”? Which ones might you be stuck in? When Satan’s negativity goes unchecked, it can derail our lives. Joyce Meyer explains that, if negative thinking becomes habitual, we can become so lost in unhealthy patterns that a positive life becomes impossible. Meyer calls this being stuck in a “wilderness mentality” because no matter what our actual circumstances are like, a negative mind can make life feel like an unnavigable wilderness. Here are 10 different wilderness mentalities (negative mindsets) and some ways to get unstuck.
What is spiritual apathy? What does it come from, and where can it lead? Joyce Meyer believes that one of the more subtle ways that the devil can attack our minds and rob us of a positive life is by suppressing our motivation. If we don’t feel like we are achieving our true potential, it may be because the devil has caused our minds to become passive. This spiritual apathy can lead us to neglect our relationship with God, allow the devil greater influence, and even become guilty of sins of omission. Read more to learn about the dangers of