Rather than believing the promises of God or that God loves them and will help them accomplish more than they ever thought they could in their own strength, many people settle for an "okay" life. They believe they should be thankful for what they have because they are better off than most - so, why should they complain? All the while they yearn for something greater than they are currently experiencing. They know deep down inside that they were created for more. Worse still, they do not understand that the very desire in their hearts that won't go away is an indication that God is calling them higher. So, they remain "stuck" - blessed, but not challenged or fulfilled. For the few brave souls willing to at least consider their dreams, there are thousands of self-help books, seminars, webinars, YouTube videos, podcasts, CDs, DVDs, etc. to provide anyone with the steps they need to take to achieve the life, any life they want. Although this information is quite useful and beneficial, many of us do not know how this fits with who we are as people of faith, especially Christians, whose greatest desire is to live in the will of God and to fulfill His purpose for our lives. Simply put, many of us feel we don't need a self-help book to tell us how to live. We believe that the Spirit of God and the Word of God are sufficient to help us over any hurdle. So, we read our Bibles, listen to sermons, attend revivals, prayer meetings, and Bible studies; and still find ourselves, stuck - setting resolutions, believing for "breakthroughs" and "harvests" that seem out of reach. If this sounds like you, Unstuck: 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Possess Your Promise can provide you with a series of biblically based devotionals and actions steps to help you "make good" on your goals and resolutions, what the Bible refers to as your "promise," to help you co-create with God the life that God intends for you (Ephesians 2:8-10). Based on the book of Joshua, Unstuck invites readers to look at the life of Joshua, a man who was blessed, but knew what it was like to walk around in circles for a long time - never achieving what was promised. Someone who, after 40 years of waiting and as a senior citizen, finally accomplished the dream that God put in his heart as recorded in the book of Joshua. Unstuck: 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Possess Your Promise challenges those who have been waiting a long time, perhaps those who feel like they have been going around in circles, even those who feel like their opportunity to live into God's abundance is passing them by to delve deeper into the Bible and find practical steps to lead them to "possess their promise."
Dr. Felicia LaBoy is the Lead Pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church, a multiethnic congregation in Oak Park, IL. With over 18 years of urban pastoral ministry and 30+ years of business experience, Dr. LaBoy is the former Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning at Louisville Seminary and former Assistant Professor of Evangelization at United Theological Seminary. Often described as one who moves from the "seminary to the street, from the pulpit to the pavement," Dr. LaBoy is known for her inspirational, practical and common-sense approach. She is a popular speaker, workshop leader and expert in the fields of faith-based community and leadership development, evangelism, and race relations. Dr. LaBoy weaves her academic, pastoral and business education and experience to lead individuals and diverse groups in achieving better churches, communities, and organizations. In addition to her pastoral and business experience, Dr. LaBoy is an author and life transition coach dedicated to helping people break through what holds them back from manifesting their dreams. She understands her life's work as helping people move from being good to being great; from being great to being greater. She has authored several articles in the areas of evangelism, race relations, and women's leadership. Her other books include Table Matters: The Sacraments, Evangelism and Social Justice and Not for Women Only, Leadership Lessons from Women in the Bible: A 40-Day Devotional.