If You Don’t Know Already You Will Be Excited Also To Discover How Much More Enjoyable, Peaceful, and Rewarding Life Can Be … No Matter What Is Happening … or Not Happening
Over the years, on my way back to believing in God, I have met many people with many different opinions about God, which is why I decided to read the Bible for myself. I struggled with traditional Bibles, especially starting with the Old Testament.
However, discovering and reading an amplified Bible (I bought Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Bible), I discovered the important change Jesus and the New Testament created for believers, plus accepting Jesus empowered me to see the world differently … for the better.
On the journey back to the consciously-chosen faith in God, I have also greatly appreciated televangelists because they were able to reach me without all the social challenges I encountered in church environments, similar to the challenges faced in the social settings of large schools and classrooms.
Why? Because I am more introverted than extroverted and because of my people-pleasing/approval-seeking addiction I have had to work diligently at to diminish, though not yet totally successfully.
Different televangelists have given what I needed for the development stage I was in … Robert Schuller, Joyce Meyer, and now Joel Osteen.
What I particularly like about Joel Osteen for me now is how he lifts me up with encouragement and positivity that inspires me to dive further into the Bible to create more of the life in my heart and dreams.
As a result, I am choosing to no longer care what people say or how people judge Joel Osteen because his kind, respectful, uplifting ways have brought me closer to understanding how valuable … respected I am by the one who loves unconditionally and how that knowledge has made me a better person … so how can that be a bad thing?
KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Advocate Innovator Entrepreneur Founder Author Artist Speaker
Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle
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March 11, 2018