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Straight Talk, with Joyce Meyer
Friday, May 17, 2019
How to Move Past the Place You've Been Stuck in for Years

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Have you ever felt like you've been stuck in the same place for so long it seems like you are going around the same mountain over and over again? I have. For years I wasted a lot of time stuck in the same place—blaming others, feeling sorry for myself, complaining and the list goes on... I was miserable until I discovered the truth about the life I could have through my relationship with Christ.

I was in my late 30s when my eyes were opened to the truth in John 10:10 that showed me I wasn't living the good, peaceful, joy-filled life Jesus died for me to have. The problem was I had a very negative mindset because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.

God showed me that it was holding me back and keeping me from dealing with areas of life that He wanted to heal and restore. I was stuck in the mindset of, "My future is based on my past and my present." But God really wanted me to have a hopeful attitude of expectation that said, "I'm going to look ahead because something good is going to happen to me!"

The Bible says in Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV): "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."

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