Sunday, September 11, 2016

Seize the Day by Joyce Meyer

Have you ever felt frustrated at the end of the day, wondering what happened to all your good intentions? Meyer provides encouragement to live each day on purpose, to live the life God meant for you.

She covers many topics, such as what we know is God's will and the importance of being willing to choose it. She reminds us that what we do here matters for eternity. She writes about the importance of wisdom, making the most of our time, how to avoid wasting time, the necessity of determination and trusting God, planning yet listening to God, the benefit of being organized, and the importance of controlling thoughts.

Meyer provides general encouragement. She does not give any strategies nor practical steps to do what she encourages. For example, on being organized, she writes, “Find a plan or system that works for you...” (125) She also suggests reading other books to find specific help but does not provide a list of possible ones to choose from.

I have found Meyer to always be encouraging and this book is no exception. We are encouraged to live our purpose with passion every day. She writes, “Why not make a decision that you are going to pursue the best life you can possibly have, and then actively go for it?” (156) What is missing is a strategy or practical suggestions on how to actively go for that best life.

I recommend this book to those who have the tools for disciplines such as time management and organization but just need some encouragement to get going.

Food for thought: “How would our lives change if we made all of our decisions with a view of eternity in mind?” (27)

You can watch the book trailer here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading Bible teachers. Her daily broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. She has written more than 100 inspirational books. She travels extensively, holding conferences and speaking throughout the world.

FaithWords, 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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