Starting Your Best Life Now: A Guide for New Adventures and Stages on Your Journey

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joel Osteen uses his seven successful principles from YOUR BEST LIFE NOW to give readers an edge on new beginnings and to make their faith count most in important moments.

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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joel Osteen uses his seven successful principles from YOUR BEST LIFE NOW to give readers an edge on new beginnings and to make their faith count most in important moments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446581011
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Publication date: 4/11/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 399,906
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood church has approximately 45,000 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his Web site at www.joelosteen.com.

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Starting Your Best Life Now

A Guide for New Adventures and Stages on Your Journey
By Joel Osteen

Faithwords

Copyright © 2007 Joel Osteen
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-446-58101-1


Chapter One



Dare to Unpack Your Dreams

From the time she was a little girl, Tara Holland dreamed of becoming Miss America. After two years as runner-up in the Miss Florida pageant, she was tempted to give up, but she chose instead to focus on her goal. She rented videos of every pageant she could find and watched them over and over again. As Tara watched each young woman crowned a winner, she pictured herself receiving the crown and walking down the runway in victory.

So when Tara was crowned Miss America in 1997, taking that long walk down the runway came as natural to her as breathing. Afterward, a reporter asked her if she was nervous about being on television, in front of millions, accepting her crown. "No," she said, "I wasn't nervous at all. You see, I had walked down that runway thousands of times before." She was simply living out the dream she had practiced so many times in her mind.





SO WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What do you want to do with your life? What are your dreams? If you could write your best life story today, what would it say?

Is your first reaction to hesitate? Perhaps you most often see and describe yourself in terms of past experiences or present limitations. Perhaps you see yourself more in terms of losing or just surviving rather than fulfilling your dreams.

If you've packed away your dreams, dare to unpack them today. It's time to enlarge your vision. Dare to ask God to rekindle those dreams in your heart and mind. He wants to do big things and new things in your life. God wants us to be constantly increasing, to be rising to new heights. He wants to pour out "His far and beyond favor" on you (Ephesians 2:7).

Quiet your heart and receive God's Word: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11).

Friend, if you will get in agreement with God, this can be the greatest time of your life. With God on your side, you cannot possibly lose. He can make a way when it looks as though there is none. He can open doors that no man can shut. He can cause you to be at the right place, at the right time. He can supernaturally turn your dreams into reality.

Never allow your own wrong thinking to keep you from God's best.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     8
Enlarge Your Vision     12
Dare to Unpack Your Dreams     14
Expect Great Things     18
Rise to New Levels     22
Break Through Barriers     26
Declare God's Favor     30
Develop a Healthy Self-Image     32
See Yourself as God Sees You     34
Be Strong and Courageous     38
Be an Original     42
Become What You Believe     46
Discover the Power Of Your Thoughts and Words     48
Win the Victory in Your Mind     50
Think About Your Thinking     54
Speak to Your Mountains     58
Confess God's Word     62
Let Go of the Past     64
Let the Old Go     66
Get Up and Move On     70
Forgive to Be Free     74
Keep Moving Forward     78
Find Strength Through Adversity     80
Stand Up on the Inside     82
Trust God's Timing     86
Be Patient     90
Walk Through the Fire     94
Live to Give     96
Be a Giver     98
Walk in Love     102
Keep an OpenHeart     106
Reap a Harvest     110
Choose to Be Happy     112
Rejoice in the Lord Always     114
Excel in Integrity     118
Enjoy Your Best Life Now     122
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

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    'starting your best life now' is a wonderful little inexpensive book that I found has alot of hope to offer. joel osteen has writtion a very easy to understand and fast reading bestseller and its so small that I can take it with me and it fits right in my pocket and this little inspirational publication seems to have the right words for me at just the right time and it seems to address the needs in my life. I think this book will make a great gift for some special birthdays that are coming up in the future and I know my friends will be blessed.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Joel Osteen is a master motivator!

    He writes with a sincere, heart-warming and thought-provoking style that's easy to follow and digest. You will quickly identify ways to improve your life when you read this inspirational book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Very impressed. Very inspirational.

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