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Your Best Life Now For Moms
By Joel Osteen
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Change Your Mind AND EXPAND Your World
WE SERVE THE GOD WHO CREATED THE UNIVERSE ... and motherhood. Never settle for a small view of God. He wants to do big things and new things in our lives. God wants us to be constantly increasing, to be rising to new heights. He wants to equip you for the vast responsibilities that motherhood entails. He wants to increase you in wisdom and help you make better decisions. He wants to pour out "His far and beyond favor" on you and your children (Ephesians 2:7).
But do you believe it? Or are you focused on your mothering failures and flaws and feelings of being overwhelmed and never being a good enough mom? Is your own wrong thinking keeping you from God's best?
It's time to enlarge your vision. To live your best life now, you must start looking at life through eyes of faith, visualizing the life you want to live. See your family prospering. See your children growing in the faith. See your marriage restored. You must conceive it and believe it is possible if you ever hope to experience it.
To conceive it, you must have an image on the inside of the life you want to live on the outside. This image has to become a part of you, in your thoughts, your conversations, deep down in your subconscious mind, in your actions, in every part of your being. If you develop an image of victory, success, health, abundance, joy, peace, and happiness, nothing on earth will be able to hold those things from you.
"See," God says, "I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19). Perhaps God is asking you this question today. "Don't you see what I want to do, and are you making room for it in your thinking?"
The truth is, 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 no way. 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 life around.
Get rid of small-minded thinking and start thinking as God thinks. Think big. Think increase. Think abundance. Think more than enough for you and your children!
CONSIDER GOD'S WORD IN THE LIGHT OF MOTHERHOOD
"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."
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