100 Quotes by Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen, a prominent pastor and televangelist, has garnered attention for his charismatic and uplifting approach to preaching. His sermons, often focused on positivity, personal growth, and faith, have resonated with a wide audience seeking spiritual guidance. Osteen's emphasis on hope and optimism, delivered with a relatable and accessible style, has drawn both praise and criticism. His messages of self-improvement and divine favor have provided solace and motivation to countless individuals, while also sparking debates about the role of material success within the context of spirituality. Osteen's influence extends beyond religious circles, shaping conversations about the intersection of faith, psychology, and contemporary culture.

Joel Osteen Quotes

You need to associate with people who inspire you, people that challenge you to raise higher, people that make you better. Don't waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.

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I don't have to figure out how God is going to solve my problem. I don't have to understand how He's going to bring it to pass. That's His responsibility. My job is to simply believe that He will.

Difficult times don't come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you.

The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you think it is permanent then it's permanent. If you think you've reached your limits then you have. If you think you will never get well then you won't. You have to change your thinking. You need to see everything that's holding you back, every obstacle, every limitation as only temporary.

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.

Learn to trust His timing. Don't get in a hurry; don't grow impatient; don't try to force doors open. Don't try to make things happen in your own strength. Let God do it His way.

You have to accept the fact that some people are never going to be for you. Treat them with respect, but you don’t need their approval to fulfill your destiny.

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.

When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They're sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.

Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!

Keep honoring God with your life, stay in peace, trust His timing and God will open doors that no man can shut.

You were created to make somebody else’s life better. Somebody needs your smile. They need your love, your encouragement & your gifts.

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At this very moment, God’s working behind the scenes in your life, arranging things in your favor. Stay in faith!

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

It doesn't matter who likes you or doesn't like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you.

Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.

When you go through difficult times, make sure you pass the test. Don’t be stubborn and hardheaded. Recognize that God is refining you, knocking off some of your rough edges. Stand strong and fight the good fight of faith. God has called each of us to be champions; you are destined to win.

Don't use your words to describe the situation. Use your words to change the situation.

Not every person is going to understand you and that's okay. They have a right to their opinion and you have every right to ignore it.

Life is going by. Don't waste a minute being negative, offended, or bitter. Choose to be happy.

There will always be somebody more successful, more beautiful, more talented. You have to realize, you're not running their race. You're running your race.

No matter how long it's been, no matter how impossible it looks, if you'll stay in faith, your time is coming.

No matter what comes your way, shake it off and move forward. When you have a positive mindset, you can't be defeated.

God has already lined up the right people for you, people that will inspire you, challenge you and motivate you. If you’ll let go of the wrong people, then the right people will show up.

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You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.

When it's all said and done, you may go through the fire, through the flood, through the famine, but you'll come out standing strong.

When you allow what someone says or does to upset you, you're allowing them to control you.

If you'll spend time praying for people instead of talking about them, you'll get better results.

We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Don't complain. Don't focus on what's wrong. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day.

Just because we're in a stressful situation doesn't mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don't let the storm get in YOU.

I declare I am special and extraordinary. I am not average! I have been custom-made. I am one of a kind. Of all the things God created, what He is the most proud of is me. I am His masterpiece, his most prized possession. I will keep my head held high, knowing I am a child of the most high God, made in his very image. This is my declaration.

Today is a new day, so rise up and move forward into the victory God has prepared for you!

Your destiny is too great, your assignment too important, your time too valuable. Don't let fear intimidate you.

Your future starts today. Don’t go through life looking in the rearview mirror. Your life is filled with possibility.

Understand that the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows you are closest to your breakthrough. He'd leave you alone if he thought you were going to live in mediocrity. If you keep pressing on toward your promise, through faith and patience, you will get there.

Every day, set your mind in the right direction. Find something to be grateful for.

The facts may tell you one thing. But, God is not limited by the facts. Choose faith in spite of the facts.

It may look impossible, but God can do the impossible. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God is not working

When you center life around yourself, not only do you miss out on God's best, but you rob other people of the joy and blessings that God wants to give them through you.

Don’t allow negative people to steal your joy. When you lose your joy, you lose your strength.

Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.

You may be at a crossroads in your life. You may have issues to deal with; people you need to forgive. You can go one of the two ways. You can ignore what you now know to be true and keep burying that bitterness in your life, pushing it deeper and allowing it to poison and contaminate you and those around you. Or you can make a much better choice by getting it out in the open and asking God to help you to totally forgive and let it all go.

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.

Your life will follow your expectations. What you expect is what you will get. If you dwell on positive thoughts, you will move in that direction; if you continually think negative thoughts, you will live a negative life.

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.

You're not really free until you're free from trying to please everybody.

There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.

Sometimes we focus on the mess or the broken dream, but in all the mess God sees greatness. He knows how to take your troubles and turn them into trophies, how to take the test and make it your testimony.

You cannot wait until everything becomes better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best you can be right where you are.

Be careful with whom you associate, especially when you feel emotionally vulnerable, because negative people can steal the dream right out of your heart.

To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing, you may not think He’s working, but you can be sure that right now, behind the scenes, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life.

Associate with people of vision. Be around those who inspire you and motivate you to reach your dreams.

You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not. If you want God’s favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can’t let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart.

Winning is in your DNA. The most high God breathed His life into you. You've got what it takes. This is your time. This is your moment. Shake off doubts, shake off fear and insecurity, and get ready for favor, get ready for increase, get ready for the fullness of your destiny. You can, you will!!

Choose today to let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and have an attitude of gratitude toward the Lord. Even if you have things that are upsetting you, take a step of faith and begin to thank God for His goodness in your life. Thank Him for working behind the scenes on your behalf. As you do, you will walk forward into the life of blessing He has in store for you!

When you get knocked down, don't stay down; get back up again. Nothing good is going to happen as long as you're down on yourself.

If you truly want to become a better you, it is imperative that you learn to feel good about yourself.

We're not always going to understand why something happens. True faith is trusting even when it doesn't make sense

Life's too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can't please everyone. To fulfill your destiny, stay true to your heart.

When you're tempted to be upset, ask yourself 'Is this worth giving up my joy?'

If you're alive and breathing, you can still become everything God has created you to be.

God loves to use ordinary people just like you and me, faults and all, to do extraordinary things.

Your situation may look impossible, but don't ever rule out the favor of God.

Sometimes you have to smile by faith. If you'll smile by faith, soon the joy will follow.

Jesus didn't go around condemning people. The Bible says it's the goodness of God that leads people to repentance.

Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don't know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it's not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing.

Your destiny is not cancelled because of a mistake, because of a failure. Get back up and go again.

When things are difficult, smile by faith. Don't wait until you feel better.

"If you have a big challenge today, that just means you have a big destiny."

God has already done everything He's going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you're going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.

You may not be where you want to be, but you can look back and be thankful you're not where you used to be.

You don't have to fight every battle. You don't have to respond to every critic. You don't have to be offended because of what others say. You can rise above these things and soar.

You can't talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can't talk lack and expect to have abundance. You've got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.

Never let discouraging people and discouraging situations talk you out of your dream.

No matter how dark and gloomy it looks in your life right now, if you'll release the weight of those burdens, you will see the sun break forth.

What others say and do cannot stop you from fulfilling your destiny. Your destiny was handed down by Almighty God.

Don't focus on the adversity; focus on God. No matter what you go through, stay in faith, be your best each day and trust that God will use it to position you for greatness.

Many times, we miss out on God's best because we give up too soon. We don't realize how close we are to victory.

"Psalm 34 says, 'Those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.' This means if you don't have it right now, you don't need it right now.
Our attitude should be, 'I'm equipped, empowered and anointed for this moment. I am not lacking, shortchanged or inadequate. I have what I need for today.'"

You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future.

When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.

Quit worrying about what other people think and just be who God made you to be. If you will run your race, God will take care of your critics.

Every twenty-four hours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness.

The bigger your obstacle, the bigger your future. Don't get discouraged, keep moving forward.

Stay focused, ignore the distractions, and you will accomplish your goals much faster.

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.

If you feel "stuck" today, you may want to examine what you're holding on to. Be willing let go of past disappointments by choosing forgiveness. Who hurt you? Who wronged you? Release it to God. Do you need to forgive yourself? Do you need to receive God's forgiveness? Let go of the past so you can overcome disappointments and experience the bright future God has in store for you! There is freedom in forgetting!

To be happy in life, you've got to train your mind to see the good, to be grateful for what you have.

Where you are now is not where you will always be. There are brighter days up ahead.

If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

Start announcing freedom from anything that’s holding you back. Freedom from addictions, freedom from loneliness, freedom from lack, freedom from struggle. You are prophesying your future. Your words are setting the direction for your life.

No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up.

If you think your obstacles are too big, they will be. Don’t set limits on your life with your thinking.

You weren't created to be unhappy in order to keep everyone else happy. Run your own race.

The only difference between black coal and a precious diamond is the amount of pressure it endured.

God never said that we wouldn’t have unfair situations, that we wouldn’t experience loss. But He promised if we would stay in faith, He would restore everything that was stolen.

Don’t talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be.

Take your dreams and the promises God has put in your heart, and every day declare that they will come to pass.

People can call you many different things, but you are not what people call you. You are what you answer to.

Your enemies, your critics, the people that are trying to push you down-God can use them to push you up.

Look for ways to be a blessing. Simple words of encouragement can brighten somebody’s day.

When you keep God in first place, He will take you to places you've never dreamed of

Keep believing. You may be tired, discouraged, but don't give up on your future.

God made you a masterpiece - be blessed, secure, disciplined and equipped.

Forgive the people that hurt You. God will Pay You Back With Double The Joy. Double The Victory.

When you acknowledge God, He will go before you and make the crooked places straight.

You don't have to live up to anyone's expectations, just be the best you can be

When you release your faith in uncommon ways, you'll see God do uncommon things.

Stop living worried & discouraged. You have a Protector, Deliverer & Dream-Giver. No weapon formed against you can prosper.

If you want to know where you'll be five years from now, listen to what you're saying about yourself today.

To reach up for the new, you must let go of the old. What lies behind you is not nearly as important as what lies in front of you.

I know what's in my future is greater than what's in my past so I am pressing forward in life.

Replace those thoughts of worry with thoughts of hope, faith, and victory.

Change the way you speak about yourself and you can change your life.

You're not responsible for somebody else's happiness. You're responsible for your own happiness.

No matter what comes your way, don't lose your joy.

When God puts something in your heart and deep down you know it’s a destiny moment, don’t wait for ten confirmations. Do what God is asking you to do now.

The creator of the universe is lining up things in my favour.

It's better to become who God created you to be than to try to promote yourself to become something you're not.

Don't do anything that you wouldn't feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.

A victor's mentality becomes a victor's reality.

Some of you had big dreams, but you had some disappointments & now you think it’s over. But God is saying, Begin again.

If you will transform your mind, God will transform your life.

The moment you speak something out, you give birth to it. This is a spiritual principle, and it works whether what you are saying is good or bad, positive or negative.

Don't grow accustomed to living with less, doing less, and being less to the point that you eventually sit back and accept it.

It's always darkest before the dawn. The bigger your challenge, the closer you are to your victory.

There is a place that God has specifically designed for you where all your needs will be supplied, where you'll be happy and fulfilled, and where you'll be using your gifts and talents to the full.

Some things you can only learn in the struggle. When it's easy, when everything is going your way, that doesn't take any faith.

Every day is a gift from God. There's no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.

God didn't create any of us to be average. He didn't make us to barely get by. We were created to excel.

Don't ever say anything negative about yourself.

It’s vital that you accept yourself and learn to be happy with who God made you to be. If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself.

I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody.

There's power when you call on God, you ask Him, and you invite Him into your life. God will be in your life as much as you allow Him to.

Don't let where you are be an excuse not to grow.

You can have average talent, but when God breathes on your life, you will go further than people that have great talent. Don't talk yourself out of it.

Send your life to a whole new level! Zip up the negative words and start speaking faith and victory into your future.

Your problems are not there to defeat you, they are there to increase you.

He is still in control. He still has you in the palm of His hand.

You can become all God created you to be even if you've had difficulties, even if you weren't born into a good, loving family, God still has a plan for your life.

If they left you, you didn't need them. If they walked away, they weren't part of your DESTINY.

Don’t hold on to the old when you're being led somewhere new. Come out of your comfort zone.

True love turns words and feelings into actions.

Other people's opinions do not determine your potential.

Life is short. You can't afford to put off what God has put in your heart. You don't have time to live with things holding you back.

No bad break, no disappointment, no accident can shorten one second of my divine destiny.

Today, decide not to speak negatively about yourself. When you criticize yourself, you are criticizing God’s very own creation.

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.

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