Things are never going to change, or "This is just the way I am - I'm never going to get better", are just a few of the damaging lies Christians believe about themselves, their situations, and their walk. But Dr. Stanley shares the real truth as God sees it.
With this powerful and inspiring message, listeners will reconnect with the grand vision God had when He uniquely created them. They will learn that regardless of setbacks, failures, and frustrations, there is a better path based in His Word, one that's full of freedom and purpose. This book takes them to their specifically designed paths to become exactly who the Father made them to be and achieve exactly what He designed them for.
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I won this book through a radio station. God answered my prayer and I won this book twice. Narrator did an excellent job. but writer has done fantastic from cover to cover. This man of God is definitely anointed by God and no doubt, God uses him to show others the character of a true godly man. when it comes to obedience, Dr. Stanley comes to mind. I love this man of God. May The LORD continue to bless him all the more.
Dr. Stanley gives a very broad-spectrum approach to reaching your full potential as a Christian. He addresses time, resource, and health management, he gives clear and simple advice about ways to control influences and thought patterns, and he makes the point very plainly that God is to be center of your every decision, but he doesn't leave you alone to figure out God's will by yourself. He gives concrete examples of how to pray for guidance in making decisions.
A lot of the book is about trusting God - trusting that He will make his plans known to you if you ask Him before making your own plans, trusting that God is good and that He has your best interests in mind, trusting that God is capable of bringing about His purposes through you no matter what you think you are or are not good at, and trusting that He will always be there whether you succeed or fail. Dr. Stanley uses examples of Biblical characters and how they dealt with trust issues, decisions, and stress.
For me, this book really brought home the importance of prayer BEFORE making decisions. It also illuminated for me just how important one decision can be and therefore, how important it is to bring ALL decisions in prayer to God.
I would encourage anyone who is feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by life to read this book. I am not suggesting that your life will be completely fixed in ten minutes after reading it, but I know that mine has already improved because I have read it. Dr. Stanley offers a great deal of encouragement and practical advice that would be of great help to any believer.
I enjoyed the book and had taken notes in my journal to revisit my thoughts.
The annoying narrator
I think i was actually expecting Charles Stanley's wonderful voice to read his book, my mistake
I love this book but I certainly wish Dr. Charles. had narrated it!!!
Do I feel Like I am going nowherere? It was a kick in the inspirational butt.
Dr. Stanley is a humble, brilliant pastor and servant of God. His voice is a gift to those who are hurting, who are confused, who are searching. Personally, I find his voice most soothing; his books and sermons most helpful in resetting the spiritual GPS in life. This book is not read by him, but ask for the grace to listen with an open heart anyway. It is clear, concise and full of wisdom.
I would listen to this book again. Charles Stanley is the best when it comes to living the Christian Life and how to accomplish it. He is always clear and effective in bringing it to whatever level you are at in your Christian life, but most importantly he tells you what is required of you as a Christian and how to do it in simple terms.
Loved it. It inspired and encouraged me. It was easy to digest, and act upon and it motivated me to search every area of my life to see where I may be living less than my potential.
"Very very good read"
This is one of my favorite books. Have told my friends about it. But it if u really want to reach your full potential. Job well done Charles Stanley. God bless you.
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