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It's Your Time
By Joel Osteen - Oct 14, 2009
For about the last year and a half, I’ve been working on my new book, It’s Your Time. More than any other of my books, I feel like a man on a mission with this one. I believe it’s my best work so far, and I’ve gotten the same feedback from others.

I wrote this book because so many people are dealing with burdens brought on by the economic downturn on top of the everyday challenges in their families, careers, relationships, and health. The enemy would love nothing more than to make you feel isolated, hopeless, and forgotten. But I want to remind you that you are not forgotten. You are not alone, and you do have hope! God Almighty has promised to be with you on the mountain and in the valley. He is as close to you as the air you breathe. He is there to walk with you and guide you even in the dark, difficult times.

So often we find ourselves waiting for a better day, a “one day,” to move forward. We look at our circumstances and think, “One day, I’ll have better health…One day, the economy will improve, and I can get a better job…One day, I’ll break this addiction.” But I want you to know that today is your “one day.” It’s your time to break free from past limitations and embrace every promise God has for you.

God’s promises aren’t based on the economy. They aren’t based on circumstances or what other people feel or say. God’s promises are based on His Word which stands true forever! No matter what is going on around you, you can stand tall with your head held high knowing that God is still working in your life, and He will complete what He’s started in you.

It’s Your Time was written as a laifeline, so to speak, to help you make it through the difficult times. It’s not so much about principles, like in my previous books. This one is about inspiration and motivation to keep you going and achieve what God has placed in your heart. Even when I read it myself, it does something for me on the inside. The truth of God’s Word still resonates in my own heart, and I feel like it’s the right time for this message in our nation and in the world.

In the coming weeks, I want to begin to share some encouragements from It’s Your Time. I believe it’s going bless you, encourage you, and inspire you! My desire is to speak faith into your life and call forth the seeds of greatness God has planted within. Remember, your best days are ahead, and it’s your time to grab hold of the great things God has in store for you!
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