Joel Osteen talks about living a more fulfilled life

On radio this morning, Joel Osteen joined Glenn in studio to talk about his new book, Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. In the midst of the chaotic times we live in, Glenn and Joel discussed how small, positive changes will ultimately change people’s lives for the better.

“Joel Osteen is a highly controversial Christian because he tries to, I think, boil things down to really, really simple things to get people to understand that your life can be a lot better than it is today,” Glenn said. “But I appreciate his message. And I think he is a rock star for the Lord.”

Glenn explained that he was at a dinner the other night with a group of powerful people, who turned out to be some of the most depressing dinner company because they are so discouraged. Glenn described that they feel like “they have had the stuffing kicked out of them” because they do not believe they have the ability to make a difference any longer.

“And I said to them, ‘That's good. This is good news.’ And they said, ‘What? Are you crazy? And I said, ‘No. Because now you have surrendered. Now you know there is nothing that you can do.’ As a recovering alcoholic, once you surrender, your life is about to change.”

“That's so good,” Joel said. “Sometimes when you do it on your own, you don't need God's help. And then you come to the point and you say, ‘You know what, I can't do it without his help.”

“There are a lot of things in life pushing people down. That's probably an understatement. I really believe that you got to get up each day and fight that discouragement. It's easy to get bitter and lose your drive like you said, but I believe when you get up in the morning, you got to find something to be grateful for,” Joel explained. “I believe how you start the day, many times will determine what kind of day it's going to be... And you get up and you say, ‘God, I want to thank you for this day. It's a gift that you have given me. I believe I'm a person of purpose and destiny.’ Find something you are thankful for: healthy kids, roof over your head, I think that helps to start the day off on the right way.”

The message of Joel’s new book follows a similar theme – encouraging people to no loner settle for “good enough” and instead seek a more fulfilled life.

“I think the premise, again, there's so many things pushing us down in life. That book is filled with faith and encouragement. And the real message of the book: It's easy to get stuck and think ‘this is good enough,’” Joel said. “So, the book is about, take the limits off yourself, take the limits off of God. Believe there are good days ahead. It's simple things that we all know, but it just inspires people to rise up and not settle where we are. The Bible even talks about stepping into the fullness of your destiny, and I've been blessed but I think God wants us to continue to go further.”

“People, you know, I think people are just getting beaten down. All over the country, people are getting beaten down and think we're on the verge of something really good if we choose it,” Glenn concluded. “The name of the book is Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. If you have never read any of Joel's books, i'm sure you have seen them, but if you haven't, start here. Break Out!, available in book stores everywhere.”

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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