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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Joel Osteen on love, destiny, day, adversity, happiness, better, images, declare, positive, attitude, love, beginning and focus.

182 Motivational Quotes By Joel Osteen That Will Ignite Glimmer Of Hope

Quick Facts

Famous As: American Preacher & Televangelist

Born On: March 5, 1963

Born In: Houston

Joel Osteen is an American televangelist whose broadcast sermons are viewed across 100 countries with approximately 20 million views monthly and over 7 million views weekly. His sermons are also televised round the clock on Channel 128, Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He has written a number of books which have been the New York Times Best Sellers. He debuted with ‘Your Best Life Now’ in 2004 which remained more than 200 weeks on the ‘New York Times Best Seller’ list. In 1999, he was installed as the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church after he started preaching regularly on his father’s advice. We have rounded some words of wisdom by the inspirational leader who packs with 40,000 people every week in order to share God’s word and his words of hope which are quoted by people across the globe. Take a look at the quotes and thoughts by Joel Osteen on power, faith, tough-times, God, times, future, today, thankful, sayings, dreams, believe, blessed, powerful, challenge, health, opportunity, moving-on, questions, Christmas, door, great, encouragement etc that are sure to enlighten you besides giving encouraging you to hang in there.

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.

Joel Osteen

A lot of preachers' kids are some of the most rebellious kids in the world. I never was like that.

Joel Osteen

Salvation and Christ's love is a gift. You don't earn it. You've got to receive that gift.

Joel Osteen

I just think that trusting God means we're going to have unanswered questions, and God is so much bigger than us, we're never going to understand them all.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

Well I think a lot of times we're putting things off and I'm going to do it later. I'm going to break this bad habit or I'm going to pursue this dream or I'm going to treat my spouse better.

Joel Osteen

The Hindus are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

I'm a reverend and a pastor. A pastor of the church. I go by usually pastor.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

I'm not looking to exclude people, I'm looking to include them.

Joel Osteen

I believe the scripture says that being gay is a sin.

Joel Osteen

It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message.

Joel Osteen

God's desire is that we excel.

Joel Osteen

I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.

Joel Osteen

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

I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

I don't have all the answers.

Joel Osteen

I write all my sermons.

Joel Osteen

I think the word rich is all relative.

Joel Osteen

My message is that God is a good God.

Joel Osteen

I don't like to beat people down. They need to be lifted up.

Joel Osteen

I deal with more practical issues of the Bible.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

I think God's justice is making wrongs right.

Joel Osteen

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

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

Joel Osteen

I don't go down the road of condemning.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

God wants to bless us where we are.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

Joel Osteen

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

I try to look on all the great things God's done, and not focus on the negative. It's a perspective.

Joel Osteen

A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.

Joel Osteen

You are victors, not victims!

Joel Osteen

I really believed that fear is contagious.

Joel Osteen

You're not better than anybody else, but you're not less than anybody else. You're a child of the Most High God.

Joel Osteen

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

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

Joel Osteen

This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

My biggest hobby is hanging out with my family and kids.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

I've always been - you know, my personality is motivating and encouraging. And so I'm just being who God made me to be.

Joel Osteen

Sometimes, I think if you get away from what you're called to do, it's more of a distraction.

Joel Osteen

I say, don't try to fight your own battles because God will do it.

Joel Osteen

Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.

Joel Osteen

To me, we're marketing hope.

Joel Osteen

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

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

Friend, there's no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments.

Joel Osteen

I try to live what I teach. A lot of things come against us in life, but we should try to find something to be grateful for, and see each day as a gift.

Joel Osteen

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

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.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

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

I believe that God breathed life into every person and that every person is made in the image of God and you have accept them as they are, on their journey. I'm not here to preach hate or push people down.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

Joel Osteen

Faith is easy; I think people complicate it.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

You can be happy where you are.

Joel Osteen

You'll never rise any higher than the way you see yourself.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

Only God can look at somebody's heart.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.

Joel Osteen

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

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

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.

Joel Osteen

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.

Joel Osteen

I mean we all need a second chance sometimes.

Joel Osteen

The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that's really the essence of the Christian faith.

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

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

Joel Osteen

People are skeptical of many televangelists, and I'm sensitive to that.

Joel Osteen

People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.

Joel Osteen

If you give, you will be blessed.

Joel Osteen

I think Bible principles are principles for life.

Joel Osteen

I have always believed in God.

Joel Osteen