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389 Inspiring Quotes by Joel Osteen

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Wikipedia Summary for Joel Osteen

Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American multimillionaire pastor, televangelist, businessman and author, based in Houston, Texas. As of 2018, Osteen's televised sermons were seen by approximately 10 million viewers in the US and several million more in over 100 countries weekly. Osteen has also written several best-selling books.

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Be the one to stand out in the crowd.

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Nobody owes me anything. I am not at a disadvantage. I am equipped, empowered, and anointed.

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Too often we judge people based on our own backgrounds and experiences, but when you understand people's stories, it's easier to understand their demeanor.

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We deal with people that are going through divorces and that are facing life-threatening illnesses, and I'm giving them hope. And to me, I don't think there's anything "lite" about that.

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

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

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

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When you have big dreams, you're going to have big challenges. If you were an average person you would have average problems.

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If you can be a blessing to somebody else, you're sowing a seed for God to help 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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There's a lot of negative things trying to pull people down, and I think people respond when you tell them that hey, there are good things up ahead.

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Slow down and enjoy the journey right now. Take time for the people in your life. They won't always be there.

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I'm trying to throw a big broad net to try to get people interested in God and believe that He's for them and has a purpose.

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

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Too often we make the mistake of remembering what we should forget-our hurts, failures and disappointments -and we forget what we should remember-our victories, accomplishments and the times we have made it through.

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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.

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

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If you will focus on meeting other people's needs, God will always make sure your needs are supplied. God will take care of your problems for you.

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I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.

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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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Faith is all about trusting God even when you don't understand His plan.

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Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.

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The main message of it is to not get stagnant and that God wants us to continue to grow and become a better person.

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

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Why don't you start believing that no matter what you have or haven't done, that your best days are still out in front of you.

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They make up their minds on Fridays to enjoy their lives more.

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I wouldn't ever say if you're having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled.

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Believe that God is in control. There is no need to be stressed out or worried.

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We live in a culture that relishes tearing others down. It's ultimately more fulfilling, though, to help people reach their goals. Instead of feeling jealous, remember: If God did it for them, He can do it for you.

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You will never go beyond the barriers in your own mind. If you think you can't do something, then you never will.

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If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you just can't wait to see what kind of day you'll have. You have to decide what kind of day you'll have.

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To me, we're marketing hope.

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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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Every setback is a setup for a comeback!

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Smiling resets your mood.

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If you don't let people flourish in their jobs, why are they going to stay?

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The power to see change in your life can be found in the words you speak. You have the power to set the destiny for your life by what comes out of your mouth.

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Don't just look for your miracle. Become someone else's miracle.

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The ultimate connection is when you are connected to the creator of the universe.

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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.

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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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Faith activates God -- Fear activates the Enemy.

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So many people are looking at what's wrong, and I try to encourage them to look at what's right in their life. A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.

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We live in a society that likes to kick people when they're down. Don't be a fair-weather friend. Stick with people. They need you more in the tough times than they do in the good times.

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

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A lot of churches have not moved with the times.

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I want the services to look and sound like the Grammys. It's not showy, but we represent God, and it should be first class.

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You don't need everyone to help you. You just need one touch of favor, and you will accomplish in a split second what could have taken your whole lifetime.

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No matter what may be happening today, God has good things in store for your future! It may not be easy to see now, but God has already lined up a new beginning, new friendships and new opportunities for you.

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

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You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you.

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No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that's when God will step in and do what you can't do.

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Don't go into the new year holding a grudge from last year. Leave the hurts and disappointments behind.

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Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.

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You cannot let where you are today cause you to get stuck. I'm going to be my best right now. That's what faith is all about.

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It takes a big person to do something small.

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Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.

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Check your spiritual birth certificate, you were made in the mighty image of God.

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

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Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, and your future is too bright to waste a single moment. Be a now person.

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The question is not, 'Do you have a problem?' The question is, 'Does the problem have you?'

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If you cannot get along with yourself, you'll never be able to get along with other people.

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

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

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I feel like my message is to let people know that God is a good God, that He's on their side, and no matter what happens, He has a great plan for them.

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God wants to increase you financially, by giving you promotions, fresh ideas and creativity.

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I believe there's a heaven you know. Afterwards, there's, you know, a place called hell. And I believe it's when we have a relationship with God and his son Jesus and that's what the Bible teaches us. I believe it.

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I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message.

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You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.

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Hold on to that new, enlarge vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.

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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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Put your shoulders back, hold your head up high knowing that the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you.

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Forgive the people that hurt you. God will pay you back with double the joy... double the victory.

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I'm blessed to be a blessing to someone else.

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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.

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It's easy to see the negative, but every person has something great about them. Develop a habit of looking for the good.

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You only have so much emotional energy each day. Don't fight battles that don't matter.

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

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When you give up yourself, that's when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that's giving that's serving others and that's when you feel fulfilled.

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

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Start believing again; start dreaming again. Start talking like it's going to happen; start acting like it's going to happen.

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You may make some mistakes -- but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you.

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We can be civil. We can still be friends, and be Democrats and Republicans, and have different views.

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

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My daddy tried to get me up to speak for the 17 years that I worked behind the scenes, but I never had the desire. Naturally, I was nervous and kind of shy. I just didn't want to do it.

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

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If you are against yourself, you will never reach your highest potential. And when you criticize yourself, you're criticizing God.

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I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know.

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Your life may have taken a detour, but God is still on the throne. He has brought you this far, and sooner or later, your peace will be restored.

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Stay the course. keep believing. You may be tired discouraged and tempted tobe frustrated but don't give up on your future.

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Love overlooks a person's faults. That's not always easy, but love believes the best in every person. Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.

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God doesn't care what you're not. He cares who you are. You are His, you come from the Master, and when He adds His extra to your ordinary and His super to your natural, nothing is impossible for you.

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Don't just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.

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

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I'm honest enough to say I don't know everything. You know, I don't. I don't understand all of God. I don't understand, you know, some kind of why bad things happen.

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I think, for years, people have been pushed down by religion, and I don't say that disrespectfully, but they've been shown a God that you can't measure up to.

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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.

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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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I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.

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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.

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If you're going to do anything great in life, there will be opposition, setbacks, delays and critics. When you have big dreams, you're going to have big challenges.

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You are victors, not victims!

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The greatest difficulty always comes right before the birth of a dream.

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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.

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

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I think God gives every one of us our own will, and unfortunately, some people choose to do evil things with it.

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Sometimes you have to put your own dreams on hold temporarily so you can help release a dream in somebody else. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.

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If it's not meeting a need, turn it into a seed. Remember, we will reap what we sow. When you do good for other people, that's when God is going to make sure that His abundant blessings overtake you.

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Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins.

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Only God can look at somebody's heart.

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Bottom line: God will not allow any person to keep you from your destiny. They may be bigger, stronger, or more powerful, but God knows how to shift things around and get you to where you're supposed to be.

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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.

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When you smile and project an aura of warmth, kindness, and friendliness, you will attract warms, kindness, and friendliness. Happy people will be drawn to you.

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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.

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The moment God put a dream in your heart, the moment the promise took root, God not only started it, but He set a completion date.

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Other people's opinions do not determine your potential.

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

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That's it. I'm going to start making the right choices.

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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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Sustaining faith is what sets you through those dark nights of the soul when you don't know where to go or what to do, and it seems that you can't last another day…but because of your faith in God, you do.

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

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God wants to bless us where we are.

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When I hear Mitt Romney say that he believes that Jesus is the Son of God, that He's the Christ, raised from the dead, that He's his savior -- that's good enough for me.

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I think how you start the day many times determines what kind of day you're going to have.

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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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On Sundays when I speak, I hopefully give somebody something that they can use the next day at work or at home.

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If we're going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.

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To me, it's OK to have differences. But we don't have to be mad about it. You know? And I think that's where sometimes we get so passionate that we -- you know, it turns into anger.

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I want to be blessed so I can build orphanages. Blessed so I can build hospitals and do other things with our finances.

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

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Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.

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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.

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

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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.

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I'm getting better every day in every way.

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I'm not trying to follow a set of rules and stuff. I'm just living my life.

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

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

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You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.

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We're going to bring our core message of hope and how God is a good God who's on our side.

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

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I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.

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

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I don't argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus' message was simple. Jesus didn't go around condemning people.

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One touch of His (God's) favor can put you fifty years ahead of where you thought you'd be.

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You have enough people against you... be for yourself.

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Take time to make a difference. Don't just obsess about how you can make your life better. Think about how you can make somebody else's life better as well.

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I think the word rich is all relative.

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Realize your potential. Don't go to your grave with your treasure still in you. Keep growing. Keep learning.

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Quit wishing you were something different. There's no mistakes. You're not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.

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You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store.

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People will try to label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. You can't stop negative comments or prevent negative labels, but you can choose to not let them hold you back.

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

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I think sometimes you just lose your focus, and I think that's easy to do when you start getting more fame, more money, more power.

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This is not the time to shrink back in fear. Move forward in faith. Get up every morning knowing you are gifted.

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

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Sometimes what works 40 years ago doesn't work today.

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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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Heavenly Father, thank You for Your peace that rules my heart. I choose Your peace today and thank You for guiding my every step. I choose to be thankful today and bless You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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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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Today could be the start of something amazing.

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I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don't know anything about.

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Don't just go through it; grow through it.

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I really believed that fear is contagious.

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Sometimes you need faith and victory spoken over your life. Words have created power. When you receive them into your spirit, they can ignite seeds of increase on the inside.

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Quit worrying about people that are trying to hold you back. God knows how to move the wrong people out of your life and bring the right people in. He knows how to prepare you to Break Out.

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Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.

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In difficult times, we're not supposed to quit believing; we're not supposed to quit growing.

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You can't talk mediocrity and expect to have victory. You are prophesying your future. If you want a shift to occur, you've got to think positive.

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I'm not perfect, but I think that I've done good to stay focused on what I'm called to do.

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No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don't focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.

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Don't miss a great season of your life wishing you had more, complaining about what you can't do. The real joy in life is in the simple things.

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One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.

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When you are committed to doing what's right, you are sowing seeds for God's blessings. You will never go wrong by taking the high road and doing more that is required.

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If you'll dare to take your mind off your troubles, get your mind off your own needs and, instead, seek to be a blessing to other people, God will do more for you than you could even ask or think.

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You will become what you believe. The truth is, I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I believe about myself right now.

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When you come to a dark valley, a difficult season or a sickness, don't worry about it, God will give you the grace and strength you need.

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If you give, you will be blessed.

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Yes, I know some days are more difficult than others. But if you program your mind in a positive way, you won't have to drag through certain days just hoping to get to Friday so you can finally enjoy life.

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You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.

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Your best days are still out in front of you.

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A lot of psychological principles and even medical principles, you see them coming around to what the Bible said hundreds of years ago: a merry heart is good like a medicine.

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A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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God's way is better than your way. His plan is bigger than your plan. His dream for your life is more rewarding, more fulfilling, better than you've ever dreamed of. Now stay open and let God do it His way.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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You didn't just show up on planet Earth by accident.. You were handpicked by Almighty God.

--Joel Osteen


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God wants you to be a winner, not a whiner.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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I deal with more practical issues of the Bible.

--Joel Osteen

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At the start of each new day, remind yourself: I am talented. I am creative. I am greatly favored by God. I am equipped. I am well able. I will see my dreams come to pass.

--Joel Osteen


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Before you leave the house, you need to make up your mind that you're going to stay positive and enjoy the day no matter what comes your way. You have to decide ahead of time.

--Joel Osteen



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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.

--Joel Osteen

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It's amazing what people will do when you see the best in them, when you honor them, when you respect them. It not only strengthens the relationship, but it will help that other person rise higher.

--Joel Osteen

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When you reach out to hurting people, that's when God is going to make sure your needs are supplied. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

--Joel Osteen

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You don't have to have a great gift for God to use it in a great way.

--Joel Osteen

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If we say it long enough eventually we're going to reap a harvest. We're going to get exactly what we're saying.

--Joel Osteen

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My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.

--Joel Osteen


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Seeds of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart.

--Joel Osteen



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It's our faith that activates the power of God.

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen

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I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.

--Joel Osteen

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Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!

--Joel Osteen


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There are times you will be given intuition, you just know something, and you can't explain it. Don't override it. Don't talk yourself out of it. That's the Creator giving you inside information.

--Joel Osteen

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Selfishness is weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine.

--Joel Osteen

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You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you've ever even imagined. But if you're going to become all you were created to be, you've got to take off the "average" label.

--Joel Osteen




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

--Joel Osteen

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When you believe, it activates God's power.

--Joel Osteen

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Your past does not determine who you are. Your past prepares you for who you are to become.

--Joel Osteen



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

--Joel Osteen

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It's in the difficult times that we're growing and you can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.

--Joel Osteen

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Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!

--Joel Osteen

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You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.

--Joel Osteen


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Our goal should be that we're going to live life to the fullest, pursuing our passions and dreams, and when it comes our time to go, we will have used as much of our potential as possible.

--Joel Osteen

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The truth is, somebody is always talking about you, so you have to let it go... if it's not a part of your God-given destiny.

--Joel Osteen

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We need to, you know, restore people. We need to show mercy. I mean, because as much mercy as you show people, that's the mercy you're going to be receiving.

--Joel Osteen

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Jesus was saying that you can't have a larger life with restricted attitudes.

--Joel Osteen

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Life is short. Don't miss opportunities to spend time with the people that you love.

--Joel Osteen

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You reap fruit from the same kind of seed you've been sowing. You can't talk negative and expect to live positive.

--Joel Osteen

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I am the sum total of what I have been confessing through the years.

--Joel Osteen


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I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen

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Be sensitive to the needs of those around you. Live as a healer. Lift the fallen, restore the broken, and encourage the discouraged.

--Joel Osteen

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I just wanted to get the message that God had put into my heart into another form, because I knew the print media would reach a different group of people.

--Joel Osteen

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You will never rise above the image you have of yourself in your own mind.

--Joel Osteen

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Program your mind with what God says about you and a transformation will take place.

--Joel Osteen

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When you go through a loss, a disappointment or a bad break up, don't expect to come out the same. Expect to come out better off than you were before.

--Joel Osteen

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God knows the dreams and desires in your heart; in fact, he gave them to you. He will order your steps and take you where you need to be.

--Joel Osteen


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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.

--Joel Osteen

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Everybody is going to have their critics. It's easy to get discouraged in life.

--Joel Osteen

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You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That's what you did. That's not who you are.

--Joel Osteen

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I don't focus on the critics. Everyone who is making any difference in any field has critics. As long as I feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing, then I don't worry about it.

--Joel Osteen

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Don't focus on the good old days, look forward towards the good new days.

--Joel Osteen

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I have always believed in God.

--Joel Osteen

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God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.

--Joel Osteen

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You didn't accidentally get your personality, looks and gifts. You were designed on purpose to be the way you are. You have what you need to fulfill your destiny.

--Joel Osteen

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A grateful heart is like a sponge that soaks up God's goodness.

--Joel Osteen

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You were created to excel. There's no limit to how high you can go in life. Keep stretching to the next level.

--Joel Osteen

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If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.

--Joel Osteen

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I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope. Causing people to have better relationships. I'm not leading them to some false God or something like that.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen



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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.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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God's dream is that you have an abundance, that you be totally out of debt, pay your house off, pay your credit cards off, and have so much overflow that you can be a blessing to everyone around you!

--Joel Osteen

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Where is the love that will overlook a person's faults?

--Joel Osteen

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Shake off the self-pity, shake off the defeat and get ready for God to do something new. He is going to pay you back for every injustice.

--Joel Osteen


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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.

--Joel Osteen

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If you don't love yourself in a healthy way, you will never be able to love others in the way that you should.

--Joel Osteen


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If you will keep being your best right where you are, you will come into more favor, promotion and opportunity than you ever imagined.

--Joel Osteen


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God's got you in the palm of His hand. You won't leave one second before your time. If God wants you to be here, then you're going to be here.

--Joel Osteen


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I just want to continue to grow and be open to what God wants to do. I guess my main goal is just to continue to reach people the best I can, hopefully help impact their lives and just change culture for better.

--Joel Osteen


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Our words have creative power. With our words, we can speak blessings over our future or we can speak negative things over our future.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen



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I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen


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Just because something didn't work out your way, or somebody disappointed you, that does not change who you are.

--Joel Osteen

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Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you're not called to do it, you're dividing the audience you're trying to reach.

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen

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Quit dwelling on the negative things people have said about you. You don't have to have everyone's approval. You have God's approval.

--Joel Osteen

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God is a good God, and that he's on our side, and that he has great things in store and I believe that as we receive the forgiveness that Christ came and was born and died to give us, then we can live a great life.

--Joel Osteen

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You can't hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

--Joel Osteen


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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.

--Joel Osteen

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Instead of telling God how big your problems are, tell your problem how BIG your God is.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen


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Don't make excuses, don't blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life!

--Joel Osteen

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It doesnt matter how long it's been or how impossible it looks, all the forces of darkness cannot stop what God wants to do.

--Joel Osteen

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Certainly there are times in all of our lives when bad things happen, or things don't turn out as we had hoped. But that's when we we must a decision that we're going to be happy inspite of our circumstances.

--Joel Osteen

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I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.

--Joel Osteen

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I don't mind saying, you know, that I don't take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books. It's been printed all over, so I don't feel like I am hiding anything.

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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My message is that God is a good God.

--Joel Osteen


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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.

--Joel Osteen

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Stay positive; stay hopeful.

--Joel Osteen

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I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people.

--Joel Osteen

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God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.

--Joel Osteen

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Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen


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Sometimes you face difficulties not because you're doing something wrong, but because you're doing something right.

--Joel Osteen


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When you have a spirit of excellence, you do the right thing not because somebody is watching or making you do it; you do it because it's the right thing to do.

--Joel Osteen

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Don't think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you'll dare to be bold enough to ask.

--Joel Osteen

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I like to start my day off every morning, take the first half hour and just search my own heart, see if I'm on the right course, try to be honest with myself -- am I doing this for the right reasons?

--Joel Osteen

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I've always been very happy. I've always been easy going and I've always been very encouraging; it's just my personality.

--Joel Osteen

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God honors obedience, and He has distinct plans for us. I think the dreams that God puts in our hearts, we can fulfill. He's equipped us for that.

--Joel Osteen

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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.

--Joel Osteen

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When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.

--Joel Osteen

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God has put people in your life on purpose, Don't live to get, live to give.

--Joel Osteen

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Be a victor, not a victim.

--Joel Osteen


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

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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Your value, your self-worth doesn't come from another person.

--Joel Osteen

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Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world.

--Joel Osteen

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Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen


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I guess no matter how hard you try, you can't escape your past.

--Joel Osteen

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

--Joel Osteen

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Ask God to give you the strength to endure, and rest assured, He will take care of you.

--Joel Osteen

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I don't have all the answers.

--Joel Osteen

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When you serve others, when you make somebody else's life better, when you lift up people, when you help heal those that are hurting, not only are they being blessed, but you're being blessed.

--Joel Osteen

We wish you a perfect day!