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ONE - I Will, I Won't, I Want: What Willpower Is, and Why It Matters. TWO - The Willpower Instinct The Willpower Instin Believing That You Can. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and. Discover how with eight common characteristics of people who've achieved high levels of success in life in Joel Osteen's newest book— You Can, You Will: 8.
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Osteen even goes so far as recommending ladies take their credit cards to Victoria's Secret and get themselves a new wardrobe. I have problems with a pastor counseling people to go into debt just so their appearance will be pleasing to others.
As Suze Orman, Dave Ramsay, and others have said, America has a debt problem because we spend money we don't have to buy things we don't want in order to impress people we don't even like.
For this chapter especially, Osteen's priorities are out of order. I recommend just going with the idea of doing your best and skipping this particular chapter entirely. The rest of the book is pretty empowering, and Osteen later represents that his heart is in the right place when one of his tips is to always be looking for ways to bless someone else.
Understand, I didn't hate this book. I rather liked it quite a bit. It was great to read a motivating book that's largely free of all the cynical trappings of the modern evangelical approach and message.
And Osteen is much maligned by evangelicals, which makes me enjoy him all the more. One day at a time. How will you raise a difficult child? Every twenty-four hours God has new supply of grace, afresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness. I heard Corrie Ten Boom say something very interesting on this topic.
Eventually she was caught and put in prison. In the concentration camps she saw all kinds of atrocities. She even witnessed the deaths of her own father and sister. Through a series of unusual events Corrie was accidentally released and her life was spared. In spite of seeing all the senseless killings she never really became bitter.
She even forgave the man who killed her family members. Somebody asked her how she could make it through those dark days of seeing such terrible acts of hatred and still be loving and kind and forgiving. She answered that question with a story. She told how when she was a little girl, her father would take her on train rides throughout Europe. He would always purchase the tickets several weeks in advance. But he would never give her the ticket until right before they were boarding.
Of course, she was a small girl, and he was concerned she might lose it or leave it at home. But whenever her father saw the headlights of the train pulling into the station he would hand his little daughter the ticket and they would step onboard together. Corrie said to the person who asked how she could be so forgiving: "The reason you can't fathom how I could forgive the person who killed my family, how I could not be filled with bitterness and hatred, is because just like my father and our train tickets, God doesn't give us the grace we need until we're about to step onboard.
But if you were to ever go through something like I went through I can assure you God's grace will be there to help you make it through the dark valleys and still keep your head held high and your heart filled with love.
He purchased it two thousand years ago on a cross at Calvary. Now when you come to a dark valley, a difficult season, a sickness, don't worry about it. Your Heavenly Father will hand you the ticket. He will give you the grace, the strength, the favor, the forgiveness, to do what you need to do.
I have not missed my window of opportunity. God has moments of favor in my future. He is preparing me right now because He is about to release a special grace to help me accomplish that dream.
This is my time. This is my moment.
I receive it today! Many times we put off what we know God wants us to do. Maybe down deep God has been dealing with you about forgiving a wrong, getting back in shape, having a better attitude, spending more time with your family.
Or maybe it's a dream or goal that you know you should be pursuing, such as starting a business, writing a book, joining the choir, learning a new hobby. You know God put it on the inside but so often we make excuses that hold us back.
Things like, "I'm too busy. I tried and failed. I'm not that talented. They hurt me too badly. Too many people settle for mediocrity. But the good news is God never aborts a dream. We may give up on them. We may quit pursuing new opportunities, quit believing to overcome an obstacle.
But God still has every intention of bringing to pass every dream, every promise, He put in your heart. You may have put off taking the first step for a week, a year, or twenty-five years, but God is saying, "It's not too late to get started. But you must do your part and move off dead center. You're not too old or too young.
You haven't missed your window of opportunity. The dream is still alive on the inside. You can still become everything God created you to be. Now you should rise up in faith and say, "This is my time. I'm not settling where I am. I've let excuses hold me back long enough. But today, I will take steps of faith to pursue new opportunities, to explore new hobbies, to break bad habits, to get rid of wrong mind-sets. I know it's not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart.
In the Bible when Paul told Timothy, "Stir up the gift. Get busy pursuing your destiny. Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.
You have to stay passionate about what God put in your heart. Don't let one disappointment or even a series of disappointments convince you to give up and settle where you are. I've learned every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.
You have to come to your closed doors before you'll ever get to your open doors. You may have tried and failed a thousand times. But you never know; number one thousand and one may be the door that swings open wide. Get your fire back. You may have been through disappointments.
Things might not be the way you'd hoped they would be. Shake off your disappointment. Create a fresh new vision for your life. I will not take for granted the people, the opportunities, and the favor He has blessed me with. I will look at what is right and not what is wrong. I will thank Him for what I have and not complain about what I don't have.
I will see each day as a gift from God.
My heart will overflow with praise and gratitude for all of His goodness. Whenever I talk to people who have had lifethreatening experiences, whether from an illness, an accident, or some other challenge, without fail they talk about how they have come to appreciate each and every day more than ever before.
They don't take a minute for granted. They see every day as a gift from God. We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment.
There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Don't complain.
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Don't focus on what's wrong. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day. You need to live every day like it could be your last.
Things may not be perfect. You may have some aches and pains. You may have some adversity. But in the big scope of things your life could be a whole lot worse. And really you need to live every day like it could be your last.
I heard somebody say, "If you only had an hour to live, whom would you call? What would you say? And what are you waiting for? You may not realize it but we are living in the good old days. I'm convinced twenty or thirty years from now you will look back and say, "Those were some great times.
I remember when Lakewood was over in East Houston. I remember when Joel was just a young man. I remember when his brother, Paul, still had some hair! I used to play basketball with a young man, a strong athlete, who began having problems with one of his eyes.
He went to the doctor and was told that he had a form of cancer that threatened his vision in the eye. As you can imagine he was devastated. He could not believe it. Then, he went in for surgery and his doctors found that he didn't have cancer. Instead, they found an unusual fungus, which they were able to remove. His vision was saved.
When my friend woke up from the operation and heard the good news he said, "This is the greatest day of my life! He didn't just win the lottery. He didn't just earn a big promotion. He didn't just buy a new home. He simply learned that he would continue to have the vision he'd always had. He told me, "Joel, now every morning when I get up I look around on purpose. I stare at my children. I go outside and I look up at the leaves. I take time to pick up an acorn and I'll just stare at it.
He appreciates it in a much greater way. I declare that I will store up blessings for future generations. My life is marked by excellence and integrity. Because I'm making right choices and taking steps of faith, others will want to follow me. God's abundance is surrounding my life today. When you hear the word legacy you probably think of what you will leave behind or how you will be remembered when you are gone. That's one way of thinking, but there is something even more significant.
The Scripture talks about how we can store up mercy for our children and future generations. You can store up blessings and favor by living a life of excellence and integrity that will affect generations to come. I know I am blessed today because I had parents who honored God. I also had grandparents who prayed for me and modeled a life of excellence. You are where you are because somebody sacrificed. Somebody prayed. Somebody served. And now God is honoring them by releasing His goodness in your life.
None of us got to where we are on our own. It started because you had a praying grandmother. That woman honored God with her life. She stored up mercy that was passed down to your mother, and now I can see it in you. And the good news is it will not stop with you. It will be handed down from generation to generation. But you may be reaping the rewards of a legacy left a hundred years ago by a great-greatgrandfather or other ancestors. They prayed. They helped others. It was their faith, their life of excellence, that planted the seed, and now God is rewarding them by helping you to live a life of victory.
Scripture tells the story of Joshua and the people of Israel who were in the midst of a great battle. Their leader Moses was on a hill holding up a staff of God in the air. As long as Moses had his hands raised, Joshua and the Israelites would win. But when he grew tired and put his hands down the enemy would start prevailing. Moses realized what was happening.
He asked a couple men to help him keep his hands in the air. But what I want you to see is Joshua was down there winning the battle. He did not realize the only reason he was winning was because Moses was on the hill holding up his hands.
Without Moses doing his part Joshua and the people of Israel would have been defeated. Your challenge is to live in such away as to cause others to win.
With every right decision you make, you are holding up your hands. You're making it easier on those who come after you. Every time you resist temptation you are winning for your children.
Your challenge is to live in such a way as to cause others to win. Every time you are kind and respectful, every time you help someone in need, every time you come to church, serve, and give, you are storing up mercy.
It may be for your children, for your grandchildren, or even a hundred years from now for somebody in your family line who will experience God's goodness because of the life you've lived. He is directing my steps. And even though I may not always understand how, I know my situation is not a surprise to God. Lie will work out every detail to my advantage. In His perfect timing, everything will turn out right.
The Scripture talks about how all of our days have been written in God's book. He's already recorded every part of your life from the beginning to the end. God knows every disappointment, every loss, and every challenge. The good news is your story ends in victory.
Your final chapter concludes with you fulfilling your God-given destiny. Here's the key: When you go through a disappointment, when you go through a loss, don't stop on that page. Keep moving forward. There's another chapter in front of you, but you have to be willing to walk into it. Sometimes we focus too long on trying to figure out why something didn't work out the way we wanted, maybe why a marriage didn't last, or why we weren't given a position we worked hard for.
You may not understand everything you've been through. But if you'll just keep pressing forward, not letting the bitterness take root, you will come to a chapter in your future that will pull it all together, a chapter that will cause it to make sense. When you go through a disappointment Our daughter Alexandra loved to put together puzzles when she was a little girl. Every couple of weeks we bought her a new puzzle to work on with her. Sometimes it would take us two or three days.
Invariably, we would find a piece of that puzzle that didn't look like it fit anywhere. After trying every option we could think of, placing the piece here and there without finding a fit, I'd usually come to the conclusion that the manufacturer must have messed up.
Maybe they'd included an extra piece by mistake or dropped in a piece from a different puzzle. Every time that happened, though, we'd discover as the puzzle came closer to being finished that there was a perfect place for that "extra" piece. What was the problem earlier? All the other pieces weren't together yet. The same might be true for you and your life. You may have issues or challenges that you don't understand. You're wondering, "Joel, if God is so good, why did my life turn out like this?
Why didn't I get that promotion? It just doesn't seem to make sense.
If you will stay in faith, before long you will see how every setback, every disappointment, even a loss, was simply another piece of your puzzle. You may also discover that if this issue or challenge had not happened you would not have become connected to the great things God had in your future.
You may not see it yet, but God has the right pieces to make your puzzle fit together. That puzzle may not make sense right now, but don't be discouraged there's another piece coming that will pull it all together. It will not be stopped by people, disappointments, or adversities. God has solutions to every problem I will ever face already lined up. The right people and the right breaks are in my future.
I will fulfill my destiny. A college professor took a group of students to China for a field trip. Several days into the journey the professor experienced incredible stomach pain.
He was hurting so badly, the professor asked a friend to call an ambulance. He was rushed to a local clinic. They were way back in a small town with no big hospitals. The medical staffer in charge noticed that the professor's appendix had ruptured. Poison was spreading throughout his body, but there were no surgeons around. There was little that could be done for the professor, his friend was told. The professor went into convulsions and passed in and out of consciousness. Back at home in the States, the professor's father, who is a pastor, began to feel an incredible burden for his son during a service at his church.
The pastor tried to ignore the feeling but it just wouldn't go away. Finally, he stopped the service and he said to the congregation, "We must pray for my son. Something is wrong. Back in China at the clinic it was two o'clock in the morning when one of that country's most wellknown surgeons walked inthe same surgeon who travels with the U.
The clinic staff was amazed to see him. The Chinese surgeon saved the life of the professor with an operation. The next day the surgeon said to the recovering professor: "Who were those two men that you sent into my office yesterday? I've just been here for a couple of days.
They looked like they were government officials," the surgeon said. He is in complete control. God knows how to make it all work out. Even seven thousand miles away God had people praying. That's why you can live life in peace. God is in complete control. He knows the end from the beginning. God knows what you will need a week from now, a month from now, even ten years from now. And the good news is He's already taking care of you.
I will move forward from barely making it to having more than enough. God will open up supernatural doors for me. He will speak to the right people about me. I will see Ephesians , exceedingly, abundantly, above-andbeyond favor and increase in my life. My friend Samuel always dreamed of starting his own business. Year after year he was faithful to his employer and he was always doing good things for somebody; not just encouraging people but fixing things at their homes, or giving them rides to the airport.
He has a giving spirit. A while back another friend asked him to go to dinner. Samuel thought they were just catching up on old times, but this friend brought a proposal to start a new business. This man already owned a very successful company, but he wanted to start something new. Samuel thought that he just wanted to get his advice about it and maybe get some encouragement.
But he said, "No, I don't want just that. I want you to be my partner and we will split it fifty-fifty. I don't need your funds," the businessman said. I just want to bless you because you've always been so good to me. His dream has come to pass. What was that? He walked into a moment of favor that God had already lined up for him. God has amazing things in your future. A business dropped in his lap. In the same way, God has amazing things in your future.
He has doors that will open wider than you thought possible. He can bring across your path opportunity that's greater than you can imagine. You may think you've reached your limits, or that you will never accomplish your dreams, never pay off your house, and never leave anything for your children. But you don't know what God has already spoken over you. You don't know the incredible things God has coming your way.
The Bible talks about how God rewards faithfulness. Matthew says that when you are faithful in the little things that God will give you greater things. When you remain faithful, I believe your payday is coming. God rewards those who seek after Him. If you have been faithful, if you have given and if you have served then God says: "Your payday is on its way.
All God has to do is speak to one person, and your whole life can change for the better. I will accomplish my dreams faster than I thought possible. It will not take years to overcome an obstacle, to get out of debt, or to meet the right person.
God is doing things faster than before. He will give me victory sooner than I think. He has blessings that will thrust me years ahead. In the first public miracle Jesus ever performed, he turned water into wine at a wedding reception. During this big celebration, the hosts ran out of wine. Jesus' mother, Mary, came up and told Him about the problem.
I can't do anything about it," Jesus said. Whatever He asks you to do, just do it. There were six stone water pots nearby. They held about thirty gallons each. Jesus said to the workers, "Fill those pots up with water. Then He said, "Now dip out some of the water" which was now wine"and take it to the host of the party. Most people serve the best wine first and then, after people have had a lot to drink and don't know any better, they'll bring out the less expensive wine.
But you've done just the opposite. You've saved the best wine for last. It's a very lengthy process that begins, of course, with the planting of the seeds. Then it takes several years for the vines to grow and produce grapes.
Once the grapes develop and mature and are just right, they must be picked and processed to make the wine. In general it can take three to five years before the first wine can be bottled. And that's just average-quality wine.
The better-quality wine takes between five and seven years to make. Aging it for quality and increased value can take decades. God can do in a split second what might otherwise take you many years. The best wine is often thought to be twenty or thirty years old. Yet, in His first public miracle, Jesus produced the finest-quality wine in a split second, just a moment in time for what normally would take decades to do.
So, if you've worried that you don't have enough time to accomplish your dreams and goals, you need to remember thatjust as Jesus sped up the winemaking processGod can do in a split second what might otherwise take you many years.
Maybe it should normally take you twenty years to pay your house off. But the good news is God is in the accelerating business. He can give you one good break that will thrust you thirty years down the road.
He can turn your water into wine. Be encouraged; the God we serve knows how to speed up natural laws. He can take you farther more quickly than you could ever imagine. God will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that I ask or think. Because I honor Him, His blessings will chase me down and overtake me. I will be in the right place at the right time. People will go out of their way to be good to me.
I am surrounded by God's favor. Irene, a friend of mine, was working at home, refinishing a piece of furniture with an electric sander to remove the old stain.
It was a tool she'd had for some time. It wasn't in that great of shape. As she was working, one of the main parts broke off and it wouldn't work anymore. So she put the sander and the broken part into a Lakewood Church bag that she'd just happened to have at home. She went up to the hardware store. This gentleman came over to help her.
She showed him the broken part and asked if he had it.
He looked at her in the strangest way, almost like this glaze came his eyes and he said, "No, we don't have that part. We don't even carry that model. It's our gift to you. She was totally taken back. We must always looks our best, present ourselves perfectly, keep clean homes and workspaces, etc.
Appearance isn't everything, and some of the cleanest, nicest-looking, most attractive people I know are AWFUL people. Osteen even goes so far as recommending ladies take their credit cards to Victoria's Secret and get themselves a new wardrobe. I have problems with a pastor counseling people to go into debt just so their appearance will be pleasing to others. As Suze Orman, Dave Ramsay, and others have said, America has a debt problem because we spend money we don't have to buy things we don't want in order to impress people we don't even like.
For this chapter especially, Osteen's priorities are out of order. I recommend just going with the idea of doing your best and skipping this particular chapter entirely.
The rest of the book is pretty empowering, and Osteen later represents that his heart is in the right place when one of his tips is to always be looking for ways to bless someone else. Understand, I didn't hate this book. I rather liked it quite a bit. It was great to read a motivating book that's largely free of all the cynical trappings of the modern evangelical approach and message.
And Osteen is much maligned by evangelicals, which makes me enjoy him all the more. When people use the term "false prophet" to describe anybody who's preaching good news, I instantly gravitate toward them. I need more optimism like this in my life. I just can't unabashedly stand behind everything Osteen says in this book. Taken to the extreme, that's how cults are formed. Dare to dream big-do not dream something easily attainable. Dream something bigger than even in your wildest dreams you may not conceive of happening right away.
From being inside the small Lakewood Community church his father built, to dreaming of a bigger building, one that was already built, that could hold even more members than he could have ever imagined. Focus on your course and your goals. Control your thoughts and attitude. Think positive. When you are constantly thinking negatively, negative things surround you. Change your way of thinking, the more you are grateful for and the more positive your attitude is, the right things will start happening for you.
Negativity breeds negativity. Wake up in the morning and declare that you woke up to see a Monday morning and although your day is going to be busy, it will be a great one.
Count your blessings. The things you are complaining or thinking negatively about, someone else would gladly take your position or place if given the opportunity to appreciate the gifts in your life.
Expect nothing but good things to come your way.
This is where you need to pray and let it go. Do not second guess or doubt what God can do. Because when you expect good, good things will happen for you. Most importantly we are guilty of losing our passion for things that once made us excited.
Like that new job, now it is old, and that excitement you once had is gone. You are just going through the motions. Do not lose your passion. When the passion starts to fizzle in something, find new ways to improve on it or find something else that will spark that passion within you again. Do your best. Set high standards for yourself.
Continue to improve. It is part of the growth process. No matter how old you are there is always room for you to improve and learn more. Invest yourself in others. If you see someone that needs to be lifted, be that person to offer a encouraging word.
If you see someone in need of help, help them if you are able. When you invest in others, God sees that and will reward you. Just know that God is watching the things you do. Do things out of the kindness of your heart and not with any expectations.
You Can, You Will by Joel Osteen is more of a common sense guide that many of us fail to remember when we are on a journey to be more successful. With these eight key principles, you are sure to tap into the YOU, that God expects you to be. God did not put you on this earth to just get through life.
He put you here for you to LIVE life to the fullest. Reviewed by Leona View 1 comment. I'm not a very religious soul and perhaps not the target audience for a book written by a pastor. That said, I stumbled across this book on audible. So, I bought and listened to the full book I wasn't disappointed.
It's fairly succinct, Osteen is a wonderful story-teller, and he narrates it himself with passion. The analogies and stories Osteen shares are compelling, and combined with his delivery, I found this audiobook to be very I'm not a very religious soul and perhaps not the target audience for a book written by a pastor.
The analogies and stories Osteen shares are compelling, and combined with his delivery, I found this audiobook to be very inspiring. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, and recommend it.
Apr 12, Andrea rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was afraid coming into this that it would be the same as the other book of his that I read.
How to be happier was a bit like this one about being successful. I like that he said we have what it takes to win, that too often we listen to negativity and become discouraged by do I was afraid coming into this that it would be the same as the other book of his that I read.
I like that he said we have what it takes to win, that too often we listen to negativity and become discouraged by doubts and fears and talk ourselves out of our best. Dream big dreams, not things you can accomplish on your own. If you don't envision something, it won't happen. Don't say "I can't imagine something" because then it won't happen. I've read one other book of Joel's and I like how he interprets the bible and breaks things down in an easily understood way and applies it to life now.
Such as God telling Abraham he'd be the father of many nations and that he would have as many descendants as there were stars in the sky. And that he would have as many relatives as grains of sand on the beach. Joel said God gave him a picture knowing there would be times of doubt and when Abraham looked at the signs he would have faith.
I loved that he said people will try to control you, but they're the ones who breathed life into you; they didn't equip or empower you. That is such a powerful, eye-opening message. Other people don't get to decide who we are or put limitations on us, because it's not their place. I realized people have no authority or right to influence me and that's groundbreaking.
He told us to search our heart every morning, that when we do that we're being true to ourselves and who God wanted us to be. I've never had an issue with doing what people wanted me to do; I always make myself happy and I want to do what I want to do, as far as big life decisions like school and career. But I've always worried about what people think of me, I was always worried about what I wear and what I say and how people will judge it.
It's reassuring to hear that God wants us to do our own thing. I liked the message that we're supposed to be the original, unique person God wants us to be. If you change for other people then you lose your uniqueness and you lessen the favors in your life. Don't listen to the negativity and and don't get upset about negative things said about you.
Love the praise of God more than that of people. If you do what other people want you to do, you won't get to where you're supposed to be.
Then they'll see for themselves that you made it one day. When you're going to be around people who drag you down, those you have to be around and can't get away from, you have to lift yourself up beforehand and get encouraged.
Don't go with your guard down or stressed out about traffic, etc. Give praise, be encouraged and fill up your spirit. Expect favor and increase and good breaks every day, and it will happen. If you expect to get little and that things won't get better, that's what will happen.
Say something good is going to happen every morning. Keep a good attitude.
Don't wait to be happy when the situation changes; be happy while God is changing the situation. Have a good attitude and don't think about what you don't have.
It's how you respond to what happens that determines whether you're happy. You have to decide to be happy no matter what happens before you ever leave the house. You show up on time, giving your best and taking pride in your work, even when no one is watching. You do more than you have to and go the extra mile. Do the right thing even for the small things, like picking up something you knocked over and returning an item you don't want where you got it.
Always keep learning. Winners never stop. Improve your skills. Maybe get mentors and learn from people who know more than you. Have the goal every day to grow and learn something new. It was a bit odd to have him say robes are ugly and to take a credit card and go shopping at Victoria's Secret. It's weird to have a pastor touch on such a subject and tell us to buy lingerie. It was funny how he incorporated his wife's name, but it was uncomfortable to be told what to wear, especially clothes of that nature.
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If you keep bringing up the negativity of your past, whether it's from the day before or years ago, you'll ruin your future. Just because you had a bad past doesn't mean you have to have a bad future. Don't settle for less, become bitter and pity yourself, or blame others.
Know your best days are ahead of you. Let go of the wrongs done to you, mistakes you've made, or disappointments from the day before. Start each day anew. Don't carry around that baggage.
Focus on the things you can change and don't dwell on those you can't, like people offending and mistreating you.
Let things go and move forward. If you have a victim mentality and hold onto all your wrongs, you'll ruin opportunities you will have. Tell your heart to dream and believe again. There was a lot about jobs in the office, especially in the last 2 chapters, like those are the only jobs you can have.Your coworkers?
In general it can take three to five years before the first wine can be bottled. They would love to live in the house you think is too small. I know how big your dreams are. If you want to live as a healer, you must be willing to change places with those who are hurting.
No, get ready for a flood of God's favor, a tidal wave of God's goodness, a tsunami of His increase. My attitude was, If I prophesy my future I want to prophesy something good. The rest of the book is pretty empowering, and Osteen later represents that his heart is in the right place when one of his tips is to always be looking for ways to bless someone else.