Famous Quotes By Joel Osteen


  1. A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.
  2. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
  3. Do all you can to make your dreams come true.
  4. Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.
  5. God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
  6. God wants to bless us where we are.
  7. God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.
  8. God's desire is that we excel.
  9. I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.
  10. I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.
  11. I don't believe we are supposed to go through life defeated and not having enough money to pay our bills or send our kids to college.
  12. I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.
  13. 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.
  14. I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.
  15. I have always believed in God.
  16. I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
  17. I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind, and I think some of those things have been passed down. I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was compassionate, and I've got a lot of that in me as well.
  18. 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.
  19. I say, don't try to fight your own battles because God will do it.
  20. I think God's justice is making wrongs right.
  21. I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.
  22. I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.
  23. I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people.
  24. I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody.
  25. I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.
  26. It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message.
  27. It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
  28. I've always been - you know, my personality is motivating and encouraging. And so I'm just being who God made me to be.
  29. I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.
  30. 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.
  31. Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith.
  32. Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.
  33. My biggest hobby is hanging out with my family and kids.
  34. My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.
  35. My message is that God is a good God.
  36. My parents were the same in the pulpit as they were at home. I think that's where a lot of preachers' kids get off base sometimes. Because they don't see the same things at both places.
  37. On Sundays when I speak, I hopefully give somebody something that they can use the next day at work or at home.
  38. Only God can look at somebody's heart.
  39. People in tough times - it doesn't mean they don't have a great attitude.
  40. People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
  41. Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.
  42. Sometimes what works 40 years ago doesn't work today.
  43. The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.
  44. To me, we're marketing hope.
  45. We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
  46. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
  47. 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.
  48. You can be happy where you are.
  49. You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
  50. 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.
  51. You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.

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