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Joel Osteen Quotes

Joel Osteen Ministries

Joel Osteen quotes: here are the top quotes from “The Smiling Preacher,” Joel Osteen.

“There may be times when you just have to love people from a distance.”

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life.  But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’  See the positive in negative events.”

“People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.”

“Successful people don’t waste their time looking at what others are doing; they’re too busy focusing on their own goals.”

“God made you a masterpiece; be blessed, secure, disciplined, and equipped.”

“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”

“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.”

“Don’t go into the new year holding a grudge from last year.  Leave the hurt and disappointments behind.”

“Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out.  Live one day at a time.  Better yet, make the most of this moment.  It’s good to have a big picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to.”

“You’ve been armed with strength for every battle.  The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.”

“In life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you.  But most important are the ones that bring out the best in you.  Those are the ones worth keeping around.”

“Quit beating yourself up.  You are not a finished product.  You are still a work in progress.”

“You may think there’s a lot wrong with you, but there’s also a lot right with you.”

“Please don’t waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you.  Your time is too valuable to spend it trying to prove yourself to other people.”

“Time is more valuable than money.  We can make more money but we can’t make more time.  Use your time wisely.”

“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed, or offended.  But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness.  You can choose to not let little things upset you.”

“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.”

“If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed.  Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.”

“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!”

“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.”

“Too often we get frustrated by difficulties.  But you have to realize, you can’t have a harvest without a few weeds.”

“Start believing today that things are going to change for the better.  Your best days are still out in front of you.”

“You can change your world by changing your words.  Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

“Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain.  If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain they have some unresolved issues inside.  They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome.  The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.”

“See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car.  And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror.  And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.”

“You will never change what you tolerate.”

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

“God will always bring the right people into your life, but you have to let the wrong people walk away.”

“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.”

“The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.”

“Stones of judgment, discouragement, or doubt may be thrown at you.  You can’t stop them, but you can make the choice to keep your walls up and not let them affect you.”

“The real battle is taking place in your mind.  If you’re defeated in your thoughts, then you’ve already lost.”

“Don’t live worried, frustrated or upset because of what somebody did or what didn’t work out.  Come back to a place of peace.  It’s not going to work against you; it’s going to work for you.”

“Indeed, it is as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one.”

“Encouragement to others is something everyone can give.  Somebody needs what you have to give.  It may not be your money; it may be your time.  It may be your listening ear.  It may be your arms to encourage.  It may be your smile to uplift.  Who knows?”

“You cannot soar with the eagles as long as you hang out with the turkeys.”

“Don’t let delays, disappointments, and detours cause you to give up on what God has put in your heart.”

“You’re not really free until you’re free from trying to please everybody.”

“No one can offend you without your permission.  They can say whatever they want, but you have the right to ignore it.”

“Don’t settle in the land of ‘barely enough.’  That is where you are, not who you are.  That’s your location, it’s not your identity.  No matter what it looks like, have an abundant mentality.”

“Confidence is silent.  Insecurities are loud.”

“When the negative thoughts come – and they will (they come to all of us) – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it.  You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.”

“Don’t talk about the way you are; talk about the way you want to be.”

“You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”

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