Press Into a New Beginning – Part 2 | Enjoying Everyday Life

Press Into a New Beginning – Part 2 | Enjoying Everyday Life


ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM HAS
BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. JOYCE: I SAID, “GOD HAS
ALWAYS GOT A PLAN. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: HE’S ALWAYS GOT
A PLAN. AND JUST BECAUSE YOU OR I DON’T
KNOW WHAT THE PLAN IS, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT GOD
DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT IS. FEMALE: WHOO! JOYCE: YEAH, WHOO! [MUSIC] JOYCE: I’M GONNA READ
A LITTLE LIST HERE OF THINGS THAT WE MAY HAVE TO PRESS
THROUGH: REJECTION, BETRAYAL, ABANDONMENT, UNFORGIVENESS,
OFFENSE, SELF-PITY, WANTING TO TAKE REVENGE… [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: HARD TIMES AND
TRIALS, TROUBLE YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU DESERVE,
SELF-CENTEREDNESS, JEALOUSY, THE DESIRE TO GIVE UP,
DISCOURAGEMENT, DISAPPOINTMENT WITH PEOPLE, DISAPPOINTMENT
WITH GOD, AND PEOPLE-PLEASING. HOW MANY OF YOU HAD MORE
THAN THREE? OKAY, I GOT A CONFESSION. I LOOKED AT THE LIST AND I HAD
15 OUT OF 16. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: THAT DOESN’T MEAN
I HAVE THEM ALL NOW. THANK GOD, I’VE GOTTEN THROUGH
SOME OF THEM. BUT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE
THINGS, I’VE HAD TO MAJORLY CONFRONT IN MY LIFE AND NOT
LET THEM TAKE ME OUT. NOW, I KNOW YOU WANT
TO KNOW WHICH ONE I DIDN’T HAVE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: AND YOU WON’T BE
ABLE TO SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT, IF I DON’T TELL YOU SO… THE ONLY ONE OF THESE I DID
NOT HAVE WAS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH GOD. I DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT FOR SOME
REASON I NEVER BLAMED GOD FOR ANY OF MY PROBLEMS. AND I’M GLAD THAT I DIDN’T
BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE TOO MANY FRIENDS AND I REALLY NEEDED HIM. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE,
THE FIRST THING THEY DO WHEN THINGS DON’T GO RIGHT IS THEY
GET MAD AT GOD. GOD IS NOT CAUSING OUR PROBLEMS,
HE IS THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHAT I REALLY WANNA
GET ACROSS TO YOU TONIGHT IS IT’S TIME TO PRESS INTO
A NEW BEGINNING. AND, SOME OF YOU NEED A NEW
BEGINNING, RIGHT NOW. HOW MANY OF YOU NEED A NEW
BEGINNING RIGHT NOW? OKAY. WELL, GEE, THAT’S THE WHOLE
CROWD. I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SAY THE
OTHER THING I WAS GONNA SAY. YOU KNOW, YOU MAY NEED A NEW
BEGINNING IN GETTING OUT OF DEBT. MAYBE YOU’VE TRIED BEFORE AND
IT’S JUST A PROBLEM FOR YOU. YOU JUST KEEP SPENDING MONEY,
YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T BE SPENDING. MAYBE YOU NEED TO–A NEW
BEGINNING WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. YOU HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE. NO? NOBODY HERE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE,
OKAY. I’LL TRY SOMETHIN’ ELSE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: MAYBE YOU NEED–
MAYBE YOU’RE THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO FORGIVE SOMEBODY,
MAYBE. IF NOT, YOU CAN TRY TO BUY THIS
TEACHING FOR SOMEBODY ELSE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: MAYBE YOU NEED A NEW
BEGINNING IN EATING BETTER. PEOPLE LOOK AT ME AND SAY,
“HOW CAN–AT YOUR AGE, HOW CAN YOU BE IN THAT GOOD
OF SHAPE AND BE SO LITTLE.” WELL, I DON’T EAT EVERYTHING
I WANT AND I WORKOUT 3 DAYS A WEEK. AND FOR A LONG TIME,
I WALKED FIVE MILES A DAY UNTIL I STARTED HAVING TROUBLE WITH
MY FEET AND I CAN’T DO THAT ANYMORE, SO I’LL JUST FIND SOME
OTHER WAY TO GET THE DEVIL. AMEN? I GOT… [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YEAH, WELL, YOU DON’T
NEED TO KNOW WHAT I GOT. I GOT PLANTAR FASCIITIS
AND THEN I GOT THAT TAKEN CARE OF AND THEN I GOT SOME
KINDA TENDONITIS. YOU KNOW, THERE’S JUST STUFF ALL
OVER YOUR BODY AND IT ALL WANTS TO GET SOME KIND OF AN ITIS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I MEAN,
THERE’S SO MANY ITISES IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. COLONITIS, AND BURSITIS, AND
ANYWAY… [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WE ALL NEED NEW
BEGINNINGS ALL THE TIME. YOU KNOW, WE GET STARTED AND
WE’RE GOING GOOD FOR A WHILE. MAYBE YOU NEED A NEW BEGINNING
IN YOUR PRAYER LIFE. MAYBE YOU NEED A NEW BEGINNING
IN BIBLE STUDY. MAYBE YOU NEED A NEW BEGINNING
IN REGULAR GIVING? I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS MESSAGE
COULDN’T BE FOR EVERYBODY IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. OKAY, PAUL SAID, “THAT I MAY
KNOW HIM AND THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION,”
PHILIPPIANS 3:10-14. “AND MAY SHARE HIS SUFFERINGS,
BECOMING LIKE HIM IN HIS DEATH.” SO, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS TELLING
US RIGHT THERE THAT IF WE WANNA BECOME LIKE JESUS,
WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO SHARE SOME OF HIS SUFFERINGS. AND THAT’S NOT A CURSE WORD,
IT’S A BIBLE WORD. “THAT BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE
I MAY ATTAIN THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. NOT THAT I’VE ALREADY OBTAINED
THIS OR AM ALREADY MADE PERFECT, BUT I–” WHAT? AUDIENCE: PRESS ON. JOYCE: HUH, “PRESS ON TO
MAKE IT MY OWN, BECAUSE CHRIST JESUS HAS MADE ME HIS OWN.”
IN ESSENCE, HE’S SAYING, “IF I THINK ABOUT WHAT JESUS
DID FOR ME, WHAT HE WENT THROUGH FOR ME…”
COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “THEN I AM DETERMINED
THAT I AM GONNA PRESS THROUGH WHATEVER I HAVE TO PRESS
THROUGH, AND BE THE PERSON THAT JESUS DIED FOR ME TO BE.”
AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “BROTHERS, I DON’T
CONSIDER THAT I’VE MADE IT MY OWN. BUT ONE THING I DO,”
WHAT A STATEMENT. ONE THING I DO, IT IS MY ONE
ASPIRATION, IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME,
“LETTING GO OF WHAT LIES BEHIND AND STRAINING,” SEE IT? “STRAINING FORWARD TO WHAT
LIES AHEAD.” NOW, I DON’T KNOW IF THIS
IS A HAPPY MESSAGE, RIGHT NOW, TONIGHT OR NOT. BUT I DO KNOW THIS. THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO HEAR ME
TEACH, I AM NOT GONNA FEED YOU DESSERT EVERY TIME YOU COME. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I’M SORRY,
BUT I’M JUST NOT. GOD LOVES YOU. YOU’RE SWEET. YOU GOT A GREAT FUTURE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: THERE’S A MIRACLE
RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FOR YOU. OH, I CAN TURN IT ON, MAN. I COULD GET YOU UP ON YOUR
FEET SCREAMIN’ AND YELLIN’ AND I COULD GO OUT OF HERE FEELING
LIKE, SO, ON TOP OF THE WORLD. BUT I’VE GOT A JOB TO DO. AND I’M GONNA BE ACCOUNTABLE
TO GOD FOR DOING IT. AND I BELIEVE THAT THE JOB THAT
GOD HAS GIVEN ME IS TO HELP HIS PEOPLE MATURE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AMEN? WE LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE GET SAVED. BUT I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU GET
SAVED AND THEN JUST BE A CARNAL BELIEVER ALL YOUR LIFE. I MEAN, CHRISTIANS SHOULD
BE HAPPY. WE SHOULD BE INFECTIOUS. PEOPLE SHOULD JUST WANT WHAT
WE’VE GOT. THEY SHOULD WANNA JUST
BE AROUND US. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING
DIFFERENT ABOUT US. WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE
EVERYBODY ELSE, AND BE LIKE THE WORLD. WE’RE ANOINTED FOR HARD STUFF. DID YOU HEAR ME? WE ARE ANOINTED FOR HARD
THINGS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WE DON’T NEED… [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WE DON’T NEED TO
GLIDE INTO EVERYTHING IN LIFE. A CHALLENGE REALLY SHOULD
JUST MAKE US GO, “ALRIGHT BRING IT ON.”
COME ON, YOU KNOW, WE’LL FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT OURSELVES IF
WE GET A LITTLE STIRRED UP AND PRESS THROUGH THINGS AND JUST
THIS, “LAZY ME, OH…” ISAIAH 61 IN VERSE 3 SAYS THAT
GOD GIVES US, “THE OIL OF GLADNESS FOR MOURNING AND THE
GARMENT OF PRAISE INSTEAD OF A FAINT OR A HEAVY SPIRIT.”
JESUS WANTS US TO HAVE– NOW, I YELLOWED THIS IN,
SO THIS IS IMPORTANT. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: JESUS WANTS US
TO HAVE A PRESENT EXPECTATION OF SOMETHING POSITIVE INSTEAD
OF CONSTANTLY MOURNING OVER WHAT WE’VE LOST. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING
TO MOURN OVER DAILY IF YOU WANT TO, IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS SIT AROUND
AND REMEMBER ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
TO YOU IN YOUR LIFE AND FORGET ALL THE GOOD. YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY IN HERE,
YOU’VE HAD MORE GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU THAN BAD. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: EVERYBODY, YOU’VE HAD
MORE GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU THAN BAD. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WE TALK ABOUT HOPE,
AND I WAS AMAZED TO FIND OUT, WHEN I REALLY DID A THOROUGH
STUDY ON HOPE, THAT HOPE IS NOT JUST, “WELL, I HOPE…YOU KNOW,
I HOPE SO.” NO, BIBLE HOPE–AND PETER SAYS
WE’VE, “BEEN BORN AGAIN INTO AN EVER-LIVING HOPE.”
SO, GUESS WHAT? YOU–HOPE IS SOMETHING YOU
COULD ALWAYS HAVE. NO MATTER WHAT KINDA PROBLEM
OR CIRCUMSTANCE YOU’VE GOT, YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE HOPE. BUT IT’S NOT JUST,
“WELL, I KINDA WISH GOD WOULD DO SOMETHING.”
NO, HOPE IS A POSITIVE EXPECTATION THAT SOMETHING
GOOD IS GONNA HAPPEN TO YOU AT ANY MOMENT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHAT HAPPENS
IF YOU START GETTING UP WITH THAT EXPECTATION? “I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT GOD
DOES TODAY. BOY, I BET TODAY’S GONNA BE
GOOD. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
WITH GOD. THERE’S NO TELLING WHAT HE MAY
DO FOR ME BECAUSE HE LOVES ME.” NOT GET UP AND THE FIRST THING
THE DEVIL DOES IS REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER DONE
WRONG IN YOUR LIFE. [MUMBLING]
WON’T EVEN HARDLY PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR ANYTHING
BECAUSE YOU’VE BEEN SO BAD. WELL, SO HAS EVERYBODY ELSE. LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITIES
THAT FUTURE HOLDS INSTEAD OF THE PAST WITH ALL
OF ITS DISAPPOINTMENTS. NOW, JESUS SAID HE CAME
TO GIVE US JOY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “THE THIEF COMES ONLY
TO STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY.” WE HAVE AN ENEMY, THE DEVIL. WE NEED TO START KNOWING WHO
OUR REAL ENEMY IS. YOUR BATTLES BELONG TO GOD. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT HE’S
GONNA DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU. PEOPLE GET SO EXCITED WHEN YOU
PREACH OUT OF THOSE SCRIPTURES IN CHRONICLES THAT TALK ABOUT
HOW THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD. “YOU’LL NOT NEED TO FIGHT
IN THIS BATTLE. YOU WON’T SEE THIS ENEMY
ANYMORE. THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD.”
AND WE JUST–PEOPLE JUST GET WILD, JUST WILD. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE’S ALWAYS GONNA
BE SOMETHING THAT GOD IS GONNA TELL YOU TO DO. HE TOLD JEHOSHAPHAT,
“GO AND TAKE YOUR PLACE.” AND HIS PLACE WAS ACTUALLY,
A PLACE OF WORSHIP. AND SO, SOMETIMES, IF YOU GOT
PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF TELLING EVERYBODY ABOUT ‘EM,
YOU NEED TO JUST WORSHIP. JUST WORSHIP TILL YOU GET
A BREAKTHROUGH. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: MOURNING IS DEFINED
AS, “TO FEEL GRIEF OR SORROW, TO FEEL SAD OVER SOMETHING
THAT DID OR DID NOT HAPPEN.” JESUS SAID, “THE THIEF COMES
ONLY TO KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY, BUT I CAME THAT YOU
MIGHT HAVE AND ENJOY LIFE AND HAVE IT IN ABUNDANCE, TO THE
FULL UNTIL IT OVER FLOWS.” I WANT TO BE A HAPPY
CHRISTIAN. AMEN? AUDIENCE: AMEN. JOYCE: NOW, I FOUND THIS
VERY INTERESTING. IN THE OLD COVENANT, GOD PUT
A LIMIT ON HOW LONG PEOPLE COULD MOURN WHEN SOMEONE DIED. IN DEUTERONOMY 34:7 AND 8,
SAYS, “MOSES WAS 120 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED. HIS EYE WAS UNDIMMED, AND HIS
VIGOR UNABATED.” SO, HE WAS STILL STRONG, STILL
GOING. HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WEAR
GLASSES, I GUESS, HIS EYES WERE UNDIMMED. I’LL TELL YA… I WAS TRYING TO LOOK AT A MENU
IN THE CAR TODAY, TO THE RESTAURANT WHERE WE’RE GOING
TO, AND I SAT THERE AND PRETENDED LIKE I COULD SEE IT
FOR FIVE MINUTES. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I MEAN, I KEPT TRYING
EVERY WHICH WAY TO SEE IT. AND, I FINALLY, THOUGHT,
“WHY DON’T I JUST GET OUT MY GLASSES. I KNOW I CAN’T SEE WITHOUT ‘EM.”
WITHOUT THEM OR CONTACTS, ONE OF THE TWO, SO… WHEN YOUR ARMS ARE NO LONGER
LONG ENOUGH, THAT’S WHEN YOU GOTTA GET THE GLASSES. BUT, HIS EYE WAS UNDIMMED AND
HE WAS STILL STRONG. “AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WEPT
FOR MOSES IN THE PLAINS OF MOAB 30 DAYS. THEN THE DAYS OF WEEPING AND
MOURNING FOR MOSES WERE ENDED.”
NOW, YOU GOTTA REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT MOSES WAS TO THESE
PEOPLE, HE DID THEIR PRAYING, HE DID THEIR CONFESSING. I MEAN, WHEN THEY WOULD ACT
LIKE JUST RIDICULOUS LITTLE KIDS, GOD WOULD PRAY THROUGH–
I MEAN, MOSES WOULD PRAY THROUGH AND GET GOD TO
CONTINUE BLESSING ‘EM. AND HE LED THEM OUT OF EGYPT
AND THROUGH THE WILDERNESS AND THROUGH THE RED SEA. AND SO, EVEN THOUGH THEY
GRUMBLED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT MOSES ALL THE TIME, I’M SURE
THEY ALSO LOVED HIM AND REALLY DEPENDED ON HIM. AND NOW, HE HAD DIED. AND SO, THEY DIDN’T KNOW,
“WHAT, WHAT, WHAT?” THEY WEREN’T IN THE PROMISED
LAND YET. I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT IT TODAY,
I WONDER WHAT THEY THOUGHT. “WELL, I GUESS WE’LL NEVER
MAKE IT NOW.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: BUT SEE, HERE’S THE
GOOD THING. GOD IS NEVER WITHOUT A PLAN. AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW YET, WHAT
GOD’S PLAN WAS, BUT HE ALREADY PLANNED TO HAVE JOSHUA TAKE
THEM IN TO THE PROMISE LAND. I SAID, “GOD HAS ALWAYS GOT
A PLAN.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: HE’S ALWAYS GOT
A PLAN. AND JUST BECAUSE YOU OR I DON’T
KNOW WHAT THE PLAN IS THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT GOD DOESN’T
KNOW WHAT IT IS. FEMALE: WHOO! JOYCE: YEAH, WHOO! [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I HEARD ONE PERSON
SHOUT BACK THERE, SO I’M GONNA SHOUT WITH YA. THEY HAD MOURNED HIM 30 DAYS
AND THE TIME OF MOURNING WAS OVER. NOW, I’M NOT TRYING TO BE
RIDICULOUS. IF YOU’VE LOST SOMEBODY THAT YOU
LOVE, I’M NOT SAYING THAT YOU GOTTA GET OVER IT IN 30 DAYS,
BUT THERE’S A PRINCIPLE HERE THAT THERE’S A TIME FOR GRIEVING
AND MOURNING AND THEN THERE’S A TIME TO GO ON WITH LIFE. AND THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU
EVER FORGET, OR THAT YOU EVER STOP MISSING THE PERSON. BUT IT DOES MEAN, IF YOU’RE
ALIVE AND BREATHING THEN GOD HAS STILL GOT A PURPOSE FOR YOU. COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND THEN, WHICH
I THINK IS VERY INTERESTING, GOD REMINDED JOSHUA THAT
MOSES WAS DEAD. WELL, HE HAD TO KNOW THAT. HE’D BEEN MOURNING HIM
FOR 30 DAYS. JOSHUA 1:1 AND 2, “AFTER THE
DEATH OF MOSES THE SERVANT OF THE LORD, THE LORD SAID TO
JOSHUA THE SON OF NUN, MOSES’ ASSISTANT, ‘MOSES IS DEAD.'”
NOW, IT WASN’T LIKE HE WAS TELLING HIM SOMETHING
HE DIDN’T KNOW. SO, WHAT’S GOD UP TO HERE? HE’S MAKING A POINT. AND HERE’S THE POINT THAT
HE’S MAKING. “‘MOSES IS DEAD. NOW THEREFORE YOU ARISE,
GO OVER THIS JORDAN, YOU AND ALL THIS PEOPLE, INTO THE LAND
THAT I AM GIVING THEM, TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.'”
SO, HE’S SAYING, “OKAY, THAT PART OF YOUR LIFE IS OVER.”
IS ANYBODY HOME? THAT PART OF YOUR LIFE IS OVER. IT’S TIME NOW, TO GET UP AND GET
GOING AGAIN. COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHATEVER IT IS. “MY HUSBAND WALKED OUT ON ME,”
A WOMAN TOLD ME THE OTHER DAY, SHE SAID, “MY HUSBAND CHEATED
ON ME WITH MY BEST FRIEND,” AND SHE SAID, “I THOUGHT IT WAS
ABSOLUTELY GONNA KILL ME UNTIL I GOT A HOLD OF YOUR
TEACHING AND STARTED REALIZING THAT I STILL HAD A LIFE LEFT.”
I WAS ABUSED SEXUALLY BY MY DAD FOR MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS. IT WAS BAD, AND I WAS MESSED UP
IN EVERY WAY THAT A PERSON COULD BE MESSED UP. BUT, I’M STILL HERE AND I’M
STILL GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EVERYDAY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: BUT HERE’S SOMETHING–
HERE’S SOMETHING THAT HAS TO CHANGE IF YOU WANNA HAVE
THE PROMISES OF GOD. YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION,
AND IF YOU HAVEN’T MADE IT YET, IT MIGHT AS WELL BE TONIGHT. AND THE DECISION YOU HAVE TO
MAKE IS YOU’RE NO LONGER GONNA HAVE A VICTIM MENTALITY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: NOW, I LOVE YOU WITH
ALL MY HEART, IF I DIDN’T, I WOULDN’T BE DOING THIS. BUT I WANNA TELL YA THAT YOU
CAN BE PITIFUL OR YOU CAN BE POWERFUL. BUT IF YOU’RE GONNA SIT AROUND
WITH SELF-PITY DAY, AFTER DAY, AFTER DAY BECAUSE LIFE HASN’T
TREATED YOU FAIR, THEN YOU ARE GONNA MISS OUT ON THE GREAT
THINGS THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: EVERYBODY’S EQUAL
IN GOD. TRULY EVERYBODY HAS EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY IN GOD BECAUSE HE SAID, “HERE’S MY PROMISES,
IF YOU WILL BELIEVE ME, I WILL DO THESE THINGS.”
BUT IT DOESN’T SAY HOW LONG YOU GOTTA BELIEVE. IT DIDN’T SAY FIVE MINUTES, OR
THREE MINUTES, OR TWO WEEKS. YOU MAY HAVE TO BELIEVE FOR
YEARS, AND YEARS, AND YEARS AND BE REALLY STEADFAST, BUT
YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I MEAN, DO YOU? YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE
SOME HOPE. IT’S NOT MUCH FUN TO LIVE
WITHOUT ANY. I READ AN INTERESTING STORY
IN A BOOK TITLED, “CHILD OF THE JUNGLE.”
“A MISSIONARY AND HIS FAMILY LIVED AMONG THE FAYU TRIBE
IN NEW GUINEA. THE MISSIONARY’S DAUGHTER,
SABINE, WROTE THIS: ‘WHEN WE FIRST MOVED TO THE FAYU,
WE WONDERED WHETHER THEY KNEW ANY SONGS, SINCE WE NEVER HEARD
THEM SINGING. THIS QUESTION WAS ANSWERED
FAIRLY QUICKLY. WE HAD JUST RETURNED FROM
DANAU BIRA,'” I’M PROBABLY JUST TEARING ALL THOSE
NAMES UP BUT– “‘AND OUR THINGS HAD
ONCE AGAIN, BEEN STOLEN.'” SO, EVERY TIME THEY LEFT,
CAME BACK, THE VERY PEOPLE THEY WERE TRYING TO MINISTER
TO HAD STOLEN ALL THEIR STUFF. “‘AND AS WE WERE CATALOGING
OUR LOSSES, WE HEARD SINGING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
RIVER, AND IT WAS NAKIRE SINGING IN A LOVELY MONOTONE. ♪ “‘”OHHH…” ♪
HE SANG. ♪ “THE FAYU ARE LIKE BIRDS, ♪
♪ OHHH…THEY ALWAYS TAKE ♪ ♪ FROM THE SAME TREE. ♪
♪ OHHH…SUCH BAD PEOPLE. ♪ ♪ OHHH…POOR KLAUSU, ♪
♪ POOR DORISO, THEY ARE SO SAD ♪ ♪ AND WONDER WHERE ALL ♪
♪ THEIR STUFF IS, OHHH…”‘” ♪ [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “‘PAPA WAS DELIGHTED
AS IT BECAME CLEAR TO US THAT THE FAYU SIMPLY IMPROVISED
A SONG TO MATCH THEIR SITUATION. THE SONGS ONLY CONSIST
OF THREE NOTES WITH WHICH THEY EXPRESS WHATEVER THEY
ARE FEELING IN THE MOMENT. IT IS NOT THE MOST
SOPHISTICATED MUSIC, BUT IT IS A SOUND THAT I QUICKLY
CAME TO LOVE. THEIR USE OF SONGS TO EXPRESS
THEMSELVES MAY BE ONE OF THE REASONS,'” NOW, I WANT YOU
TO LISTEN TO THIS. “‘MAY BE ONE OF THE REASONS
WHY THE FAYU DO NOT SEEM TO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION OR
OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. THEIR FEELINGS ARE IMMEDIATELY
EXPRESSED. THERE ARE EVEN TIMES SET ASIDE
FOR THE RELEASE OF EMOTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, THE MOURNING SONG. WHEN THE SONG OF MOURNING RUNS
ITS COURSE, THE GRIEVING TRULY IS FINISHED, AND LIFE RESUMES
AS NORMAL. WHEN A PERSON EXPERIENCED
A TRAUMATIC EVENT, HE MIGHT LIE FOR WEEKS IN HIS HUT,
NOT SAYING A WORD BUT YET, SINGING FOR HOURS AT A TIME. DURING THIS PERIOD, OTHER CLAN
MEMBERS WOULD PROVIDE HIM WITH FOOD. THEN ONE DAY, HE WOULD SIMPLY
GET UP, COME OUT OF HIS TENT, LEAVE THE TRAUMA BEHIND,
CLEANSED OF ALL THE PAIN, HE WOULD SMILINGLY RESUME HIS
EVERYDAY TASKS.’ WHAT IF WE STARTED MAKING
UP OUR OWN SONGS? ♪ ‘OHHH…I AM SO MISERABLE ♪
♪ BECAUSE MY HUSBAND LOST ♪ ♪ HIS JOB.'” ♪ [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: ♪ “‘AND I DON’T KNOW ♪
♪ WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO. ♪ ♪ OHHH…I DON’T UNDERSTAND ♪
♪ WHY MY FRIENDS ♪ ♪ ARE BLESSED AND I SEEM ♪
♪ TO ALWAYS HAVE TROUBLE, ♪ ♪ OHHH…'” ♪ [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: ♪ “‘OHHH…WHEN WILL ♪
♪ MY CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE? ♪ ♪ I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY ♪
♪ FROM IT ALL, OHHH…'” ♪ [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “AFTER HEARING ME
PREACH THIS AT A SEMINAR, A GIRL ON OUR STAFF MADE UP
A SONG ABOUT HER SINUSES.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “AND IT WENT SOMETHING
LIKE THIS: ♪ ‘OHH… ♪ ♪ I AM SO TIRED OF MY ♪
♪ SINUSES BEING STUFFED. ♪ ♪ OH…I JUST WANT TO BREATHE, ♪
♪ YES, I JUST WANT TO BREATHE ♪ ♪ WITH EASE. ♪
♪ IT DOESN’T SEEM FAIR THAT ♪ ♪ I’M ALLERGIC TO THE SPACE ♪
♪ I LIVE IN. ♪ ♪ OHHH… ♪
♪ IT JUST ISN’T FAIR…'” ♪ [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND YOU KNOW,
AT FIRST I THOUGHT, “WELL, HOW CORNY?”
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT DAVID
DID IN THE PSALMS. I MEAN, IF YOU GO–
THEY’RE SONGS. IT SAYS, “A SONG FROM DAVID,”
OR A SONG ABOUT THIS OR A SONG ABOUT THAT. AND MOST OF ‘EM ARE JUST
COMPLAINING. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I DON’T KNOW. BE A FOOL FOR CHRIST, TRY IT. COME ON, GET UP ON YOUR FEET. GIVE GOD A BIG PRAISE. JOYCE: WELL, IN ORDER TO TAKE
HOLD OF THE NEW BEGINNING THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU, THERE’S TWO
THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO: LET GO OF WHAT LIES BEHIND,
AND PRESS FORWARD TO THE THINGS AHEAD. IT’S GOING TO BE CHALLENGING
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21 Replies to “Press Into a New Beginning – Part 2 | Enjoying Everyday Life”

  1. Joyce Mayers Evangelical Minastrys.
    Real Enjoying Yr Ministry Joyce. An all praise be to the Lord for you. An May our Lord God Truly bless you Absolutely. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. All praise be to the Father in High.

  2. Joyce Mayers Evangelical Minastrys. All praise be to the Lord. O Such a powerful Message by you Joyce. An God bless you my dear Sister

  3. Thank you Mama * Joyce Meyer * Joyce Meyer Ministries * How I loved how they speak in song. This was funny, helpful and beautiful as usual. We are so blessed to have you Mama * Joyce. May * GOD * Bless you abundantly.

  4. Thank you Father for these words You've given Joyce to teach us Your will.
    Thank you Joyce for sharing your gift with us. ➕➕➕❤❤❤❤🌹🌹🌹

  5. There's usually something in every one of your messages that I can relate to, but today's was crazy on target for me… from the 15 out of 16….had them all but never blamed God…. used to walk a lot and be more active, then came all the 'issues", the foot stuff, one by one, the corns, plantar fasciitis, the arthritis, etc…now it's the tendinitis but thank God they didn't all happen at once, and I got through them… and the songs!…I do that all the time… usually take a popular tune and fill in my own words of prayer and praise… Here's one I sing in the shower, to the tune of James Brown's_I FeelGood… (I feel good…the Lord says that I should…..I feel nice, the Lord blesses me twice…So good, So nice…I'm in Jesus Christ….bah bah bah bedahh.. Have a blessed day everyone!..Thank you for today's message…

  6. Thank You Lord for your plans and purposes for our lives. Forever grateful. Thanks Joyce for being a solid stable teacher of the word. I watch you every day and you have gotten me through a lot of hard times. 💪✝️🙏🔓🚪🎉💖

  7. Tack syster Joyce,🤗👏Men jag har inte än ända på listan som du nämnde,💃😀så denna predika är inte inriktad till mig, Men jag älskar i alla fall att lyssna Halleluja ✝️🕊🙌! Älskar Dig Joyce 🥰Gud Välsignar Dig 💝💝💝

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