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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Don't waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people.

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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.

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Never put a question mark where God has put a period. When something is over and done, let it go and move on to the next chapter of your life.

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Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

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Wake up every morning with a thankful attitude. Expect something good to happen in your life today.

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There are people in your path just so you can be a blessing to them. Anytime you do good for others, you are sowing a seed for God to be good to you.

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You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback.

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

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When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. when you stay on the high road.

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Fear and faith have something in common. They both ask us to believe in something we cannot see.

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

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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.

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Next time you're tempted to be upset, frustrated, offended, remind yourself, it's a part of that ten percent of things in life that you can't control - but you can control how you respond.

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

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God will give you strength when you think you can’t go on. He will give you joy when you should be discouraged. He can make a way when it looks impossible.

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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!

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

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Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

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When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.

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

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

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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.

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

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Be the one to stand out in the crowd.

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You are a person of destiny. You are not here by accident. There is no obstacle too big, no dream you can't accomplish.

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Life is flying by. You don't have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.

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

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You've got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you've got to believe that God has a reason for it and he's going to make everything good.

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Life is too short to live that way. Learn to travel light. Every morning when you first get up, forgive the people that did you wrong the day before. Forgive your spouse for what they said. At the start of the day, let go of the disappointments, the set backs from yesterday. Start every morning fresh and new. God did not create you to carry around all that baggage. Let it go and move forward in the life of blessing He has in store for you!

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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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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.

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No matter how many mistakes you've made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory.

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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!

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If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.

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You won't be free from guilt if you are constantly replaying the negative memories of your past. If you're going to replay anything, replay your victories!

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

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

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

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Don't focus on what's wrong. Things may not be perfect, but be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day. Live each day like it could be your last.

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

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

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No matter what you’ve been through, no matter what others might have thought about you...you are who God says you are. You are talented, you are a success, and you are an overcomer!

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God wants you to have a good life, a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.

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Make the decision and say, "I'm not letting that worry in. I'm done being upset when my plans don't work out. I'm not letting that stress in." Negative thoughts will still come to your mind, but you don't have to let them into your spirit.

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God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life.

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