Excellence – Part 2 | Joyce Meyer | Enjoying Everyday Life

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Excellence – Part 2 | Joyce Meyer | Enjoying Everyday Life

God promotes those who live with a spirit of excellence. Learn more ways to be excellent in your home, at work, and everywhere you go. Watch this episode of Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer.

Joyce Meyer, one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers and New York Times best-selling author, shares encouragement and advice to help us enjoy our daily lives.

With a heart to share Christ and love people, Joyce’s messages help people in all walks of life to grow in their faith, learn to study the Bible, find healing from the wounds of life, get answers to life’s questions and encounter the love of God in a powerful way.

Most people want to be successful, but what you have to decide is whose definition of success are you going to follow?
In my new book, the pathway to success, I want to walk with you toward a life filled with meaning and purpose the way god sees it.
God has given everything we need for a life that’s fulfilling to us and pleasing to him.
And I want to help you discover it.
Today, we’re offering Joyce’s newest release, the pathway to success for your donation of any amount contact us now at joycemeyer.org or call toll free 1807092895.
This program is made possible by the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries.
Start walking the narrow path. It’s a little more lonely on the narrow path.
You might not find anybody on it sometimes, but Jesus.
But you’ll be hanging out with good company.
I do what I do because I’ve seen god’s power transform my own life and he will do it for you.
The key to everything is found in god’s word.
I’m Joyce Meyer, and I believe that god can heal you everywhere you heard.
An excellent person exceeds the requirements.
They always go the extra mile.
They go above and beyond, and they always do more than enough, they always do a superior job.
John Maxwell said that one of his goals every time he goes to speak is to always do a little bit more than what is expected of him.
I love that. We’re called to walk in excellent.
Now, we know the most excellent thing is love.
1st Corinthians 1231 says, but earnest desire and zealous cultivate the greatest and the best gifts and graces, the higher gifts and the choice graces, and yet I will show you still a more excellent way one that is better by far and the highest of them all love.
So Everybody should have some books and teachings on love because of all the things that we study We need to study love.
We need to look at 1st Corinthians 13 1 through 8 and take those words apart and ask yourself am I patient?
Am I kind? Am I humble?
Am I willing to give up my right to be right?
Am I mad at anybody? How quick do I forgive somebody?
Am I touchy? Am I easily offended? Do I always believe the best?
We have to get serious about this. Jesus said one new commandment I gave unto you.
One. One new commandment I give under you that you love one another just as I have loved you by this shall all men know that you are my disciples?
And pretty much in every message I preach now.
I say a little something about the importance of forgiving people that have hurt you.
And I think I’m just gonna keep it up because There are more and more angry people in the world today than I have ever seen.
And, you know, the Bible says in Matthew 24, which is a chapter about the sign signs of end times that in the last days, because of the lawlessness and the wickedness in the land, the love of the great body of people that’s us will grow cold.
And boy, the devil loves that.
Because I’ll tell you what the highest form of spiritual warfare is red hot on fire love.
Worst selling book I ever had was one on love.
It’s beautiful.
How can you write a book on love and nobody wants to buy it?
But I bet I could write one on success and sell it.
I mean, I worked at this love thing because I’ll tell you, I was not a very loving person.
And I’ve been studying it for a long time, and I’ll tell you what, I do not have the energy to be angry.
You say, well, the person that hurt me doesn’t deserve forgiveness.
Well, even if they don’t, you deserve peace. Ma’am?
And this is such a problem worldwide.
I don’t want to accuse anybody of anything, but there’s a good possibility and a good probability that there’s more people in here tonight that has some kind of unforgiveness in your heart towards somebody Then there is those that don’t.
And we gotta stop it.
Because we need the anointing. We need our churches to be anointed.
We need our leaders to be anointed. We all need today.
I think you need to be anointed to get in and out of the grocery store with sanity.
You certainly need to be anointed to raise kids. Amen?
How many of you agree with me?
And I’m gonna preach all night on that.
But please, please, please, if you’re mad at anybody, do what the amplified Bible says, drop it, leave it, let it go.
That’s that’s the way they amplify Bible puts it. Drop it. Leave it.
Leave it. Let it go. You don’t have time for that. Your Christ representative.
He’s making his appeal to the world through you. Do the most excellent thing and love them.
Some of them, you may have to love from a distance, but love them.
Let me just say this real quick. Love is not having a gooey feeling about somebody.
Love is how you treat people.
And so the Bible says, you pray for your enemies, You bless them.
And if they’re hungry or thirsty, you give them food and drinks.
So you help them. And you can do all that and not have any kind of loving feelings toward them at all.
My parents both were abusive, and as they got older, god put it on my heart to do my duty.
It’s another part. That’s a part of integrity, just doing your duty. Yes, duty.
Yep. That word’s in the Bible.
And he told me to take care of him until they died.
I thought it was the devil. I said, rebuke you in Jesus’ name.
I did. I thought God is not gonna tell me to spend my money and my time taken care of 2 people that abused me all my life.
Oh, don’t Yeah. Yeah. God’ll tell you
to do that. He sure will.
And I can’t say that there was one time that I went to the nursing home that I wanted to go, but I did it.
I did it for the lord.
And I did it because I knew it was the right thing to do.
You don’t have And you say, well Joyce, did you love them?
I didn’t have any gooey feelings toward them, but yes, I love them because I took care of them I prayed for them.
I blessed them. I met their needs. That’s what love is.
You can’t stay mad at somebody for too long if you pray for him every day.
It’s part of excellence. We have an excellent god, don’t we?
He does exceedingly abundantly above and beyond. Don’t you love Ephesians 320?
He does exceedingly abundantly above and beyond all that we could ever dare to hold fast or think.
More than enough. Oh, we all like that scripture.
Well, how about if we apply it to ourselves? And we start doing exceedingly abundantly above and beyond.
Go that extra mile.
If anybody forces you to go one mile, go 2.
Okay. Let’s just say you work an 8 to 5 job.
You get an hour for lunch.
I’m gonna tell you what an excellent person will do.
An excellent person will clock in at 7:55, not 8.
And they’ll clock out at 505, not 5.
And they’ll take maybe 55 minutes for lunch instead of an hour 15 minutes for lunch.
You said, well, why should I clock in at 7:55 when I don’t go to work till 8?
Because if you clock in at 7:55, you’re not at your workstation.
And you’re not working at 8 o’clock.
By the time you get your coffee and you talk to all your friends, it’s probably 8:20 or 8:30.
And you’re not gonna like it when I say this, but you know what?
It’s stealing. I’d better behave.
You won’t let me come back again.
I’m not saying anything to you that God hasn’t said to me.
When when we were had so very little money for so many years.
I had to clip and cut every coupon I could find and by day old bread and dig around in the dented canned gasket.
They don’t have those anymore, but they used to have dented cans in one of the grocery carts and our cans with no labels on them.
And, you know, I’d hope to get peaches and get cat food and didn’t have a cat.
And, uh, god said, Joyce, don’t you think I can afford just a few more cents for some fresh bread?
But I had a fear on me of never of never having enough because I wasn’t taken care of as a child.
And so I had not a frugal spirit, but a cheap spirit.
I did everything that keep his way could possibly be done because I was afraid that I wouldn’t have enough.
So we didn’t have the money for steak.
I mean, every steak, it was always hamburger. Chicken, hamburger, chicken, chicken, hamburger, hamburger, chicken.
And so chickens would go on sale at the store, 3 for a dollar.
And there was a little fine print on the coupon that said limit 3 per customer, please.
Or 3 per family, please. You know, we don’t like the fine print.
And one day I saw that, And I didn’t want 3 chickens. I wanted 12.
And so I took 2 of my kids with me.
And we all got 3 chickens, and put him in line behind me, and I acted like I didn’t know him.
And my heart’s pounding in fear, and I’m thinking, oh god, I hope I gave him enough tax money.
And I was teaching a bible study.
Had a big vision to do what I’m doing today. Come on.
Some of you may have a big vision to do something great, but right now you’re in the school of the Holy Ghost.
Come on.
Well, you guys don’t sound as happy as I want you to.
So I made it through the line.
The kids made it through the line, and the Holy Spirit said to me, just as plain, Congratulations, Joyce.
You just stole some chickens. The first time I preached this, I was in Paris, Tennessee.
And the pastors and the leaders were all sitting up on the platform.
And when I told that story, the pastor jumped up He ran up.
He pointed his wife. He said, you’ve turned me into a thief.
But listen, he said that it wasn’t chickens.
It was toilet paper and it was toilet church.
I think it’s It’s humorous, but I I couldn’t go to Bible School when god called me into ministry.
I already had 4 kids.
I, you know, by the way, don’t ever tell me you can’t do anything for god because you got kids.
I had 3 teenagers and a baby on my hip when I started this ministry.
And don’t tell me you’re too old I was fifty when I went on television.
And now you wanna know how long I’ve been on so you can figure out how old I am.
I’m not gonna tell you.
I’ve been on 29 years. But see, I don’t feel like I’m that old because I don’t think old.
I say age is a number and old is a mindset.
I didn’t have the money to go to bible college.
I couldn’t leave my family and go off to bible college. And I was not ministry material.
God had to teach me, and he just taught me through some of these silly things that I’m telling you, how to be an excellent person.
How to be an honest person.
And it really comes a lot in these little things behind closed doors that we try to tell ourselves don’t matter But if god’s convicting you about it, then it does matter.
And we need to follow our heart.
There is a man in the Bible who is really excellent, and he’s the greatest example, I guess.
That was Daniel.
And in Daniel 18, it says, but Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
He’d been taken into the king’s court was being trained to serve there, but he was a Jewish boy who’d made a vow to god to own eat certain things, and they wanted him to eat all this rich, fancy food.
And he he took a he took a big chance when he went and asked permission to keep his vow to god instead of doing what the king wanted him to do.
But god gave him favor. You know what?
If you’ll do what god tells you to do, you’d be surprised god will give you a favor.
Hill open doors for you that nobody else can open.
And Daniel just kept getting promoted and get kept getting promoted.
I don’t have time to tell you the whole story, but it said that because an excellent spirit was on Daniel.
God gave him the ability to solve riddles and interpret dreams and all kinds of supernatural things that we’d love to have, but it starts out by saying because he had an excellent spirit.
They passed a law that nobody could pray to any any god or any person except the king for a period of 30 days.
And Daniel went immediately to his room where he prayed three times a day and it says with the windows open, he got down on his knees and he prayed.
And they put him in the in the lion’s den.
Like they had threatened to.
But the Bible says Angel came and shut the the lion’s mouth.
And the king was so impressed that he makes the law that now nobody can pray to anybody but Daniel’s god.
See, if we want I mean, just because he kept his word, just because he kept his vow.
Now keeping your word is a little more a part of integrity, but it has a lot to do with excellence too.
Examples of doing the best you can with what you have.
You may have an old car, but you can wash it keep it clean, keep the trash out of it, treat it with respect, and have a thankful attitude for it.
Don’t waste money. No matter how much money you have, don’t waste it.
If you don’t respect money, don’t expect money. That’s my quote.
If you don’t respect money, don’t expect money. Amen?
Is there anybody in the house tonight could come up a little bit higher on excellence.
Has anybody been even a tiny that convicted yet?
One of the goals that I have is, every time I go and preach, I want to cause people to make decisions.
Not just sit there and clap and think it’s good.
Tomorrow not remember what I said.
But I want everybody to make a decision about something that’s gonna cause them to represent Christ in a better way.
Amen? And I know that there are so many tests that God has given me that if I would not have done the right thing, I would not be where I’m standing today.
And there weren’t even great big spiritual things.
We were visiting a well, we’re preaching a church in Jacksonville, Florida and Just like we do, you know.
I called the loose mouth disease. I I said to this couple.
Oh, you guys ought to come to Saint Louis sometime and you stay Stay with us, and we’ll,
we’ll see the odds, and we’ll take take take you here
and take you there. Blah blah
blah blah. Well, they called about 2 months later and said, Well, we’re ready to come.
And I I said, come where?
And he’s they said, You know, you invite us to come to Saint Louis and I’m not online.
What am I gonna do? I don’t I don’t I don’t want them to come to Saint Louis.
I don’t have time to mess with them.
And the lord said, I’ll tell you what you’re gonna do.
You’re gonna bring them. You’re gonna put them in a good hotel and you’re gonna spend the whole week with them and you’re gonna learn to not say things without thinking about whether you really wanna do them or not.
Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, don’t we?
And those lessons have been so important in my life.
I could tell you story after story after story that I know were tests that I had to pass, or I wouldn’t be standing here today.
I’m beseeching you tonight. Paul said I beg of you.
Follow your heart and do what you know is right.
Don’t just do what you feel like. Don’t just do what everybody else is doing.
See, that’s our excuse. A lot of people everybody else does it. You’re not everybody else.
God told me one time he said, look, you’ve asked me for a lot.
Do you want it or not?
If you want god to give you everything that you’ve asked for, then start walking the narrow path.
It’s a little more lonely on the narrow path.
You might not find anybody on it sometimes but Jesus.
But you’ll be hanging out with good company.
Most people want to be successful.
But what you have to decide is whose definition of success are you going to follow?
In my new book, the pathway to success I want to walk with you toward a life filled with meaning and purpose the way god sees it.
God has given everything we need for a life that’s full billing to us and pleasing to him.
And I want to help you discover it.
Today, we’re offering Joyce’s newest release. The pathway to success for your donation of any amount.
Contact us now at joycemeyer.org or call toll free 180709 2895.
Sometimes we just need to get away from it all.
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Get in. Bring anointing and the favor of god on your life that will sustain you.
Experience a refreshing of your heart, soul, and senses during a weekend away from it all.
The same god that was back there is the same god that’s with
us here. He still is full of purpose. He’s still full of passion. He’s still full of promises.
Sunny skies. Beautiful weather and god’s word. It’s the perfect anyway.
God is telling you that he will take the mess and make a miracle out of it if you’ll give it to him.
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Well, I hope that you’re all feeling really good and that you’re very healthy.
But I know there’s probably a good number of people that are fighting some kind of sickness or illness, or you have pain in your body somewhere.
And I know that we all wanna feel good.
I do. I don’t like the days when I don’t feel good. But you know what? Jesus is our healer.
A lot of times he works through the medical field, through doctor, through medicine, many times, I’ve had god show me something that I’m doing that’s actually making me feel bad or something I’m eating that is making me feel bad, or sometimes he’ll show me something I’m not doing.
This making me feel bad, like not drinking enough water or not getting enough exercise, but sometimes we just need a miracle from god.
And he’s still in that business too.
And, you know, the Bible says that we can lay hands on the sick and they’ll recover.
But I’m not in a position where I can do that for you right now, but thank god.
It also says in James that we can pray the prayer of faith and the sick will be healed.
So I’m gonna pray the prayer of faith over everybody today that is sick.
Matter of fact, I’m gonna pray for everybody because I’m gonna pray that even if you feel good, you won’t get sick.
So let’s all join our faith together and let god do his best work.
Father, we come to you in Jesus name, and I pray for all the people that are not feeling good today, that are sick, that have some kind of disease in their body.
It could be something as serious as cancer or something as little as a minor headache, but I know that you want us to be healthy and well.
I pray for people that they will take good care of themselves and do their part.
But I pray if they need a miracle that you will touch them right now with your healing power.
And from this point on, they will get better and better and better every day.
So I just simply say, be healed in the name of Jesus.
And I pray for everyone that we will not only be healed, but stay healed and stay healthy and feel good and have zeal and energy so we can serve god and do the best for him that we possibly can.
In Jesus’ name, Amen. Now we have a free gift for you today.
It’s called the healing word, and it’s just full of scripture.
And, you know, it’s it’s important to know the scripture.
There’s so many great scriptures about god healing us.
So I really want you to get this and read it, read it often. It’s read it enough.
You’ll get these scriptures memorize, and they’ll be in your heart, and they’ll just come popping out whenever you need them.
So we love you. I hope you enjoyed the teaching today.
And I’m expecting to hear some good testimonies about healing. God bless you.
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