Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Overload by Joyce Meyer

This book is another great one from Meyer. It is filled with biblical wisdom and practical suggestions. Even if stress is not a major issue you face, this book has so much good material it is well worth reading.

Meyer shares her own experience and the transformation that unfolded when she began to make God-directed daily decisions. She includes what she has learned about God's promises, His instruction, and suggestions for steps to take.

I like Meyer's take on the subject because she was stubborn and refused to slow down. When her doctor told her she needed to make some changes, she argued that she was just busy. But she realized her stress was also affecting her spiritual life. She was being robbed of God's best for her life.

Meyer includes practical suggestions on topics from budgeting time to eating well. She writes about our prayer life and changing our perspective in worship. She recognizes that we cannot control our situation but we can control how we face it and respond to it. She emphasizes the choices we can make in our attitude and what we focus on. She gives other suggestions, such as laughing more, changing our perspective and the words we speak. And that is just some of what she covers.

Some of her suggestions surprised me. Who would have thought serving and blessing others would be a cure for stress?

Her book is so encouraging. “No matter what the circumstances may say,” she writes, “God is by your side, and He is going to see you through.” (160) A summary of Things to Remember is listed at the end of each chapter to help us remember the main points.

Whether you are battling stress or not, this is a good book to read. Meyer makes such an emphasis of putting God first and trusting Him with our life, the book is a spiritual challenge for each of us.

Food for thought: “Don't stress out. God is in control.”

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. She has a daily broadcast and has written more than one hundred inspirational books. She travels extensively, holding conferences around the world. You can find out more at https://www.joycemeyer.org/.

Faith Words, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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