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All Quotes by author - Joel Osteen
" A disagreement or incident involving someone who's not that important to you, like a guy who cut you off in traffic or a rude cashier, is something that should roll off your shoulders. Save the effort for resolving conflicts with the people you cherish. "
" A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do. "
" A lot of churches have not moved with the times. "
" A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do. "
" A lot of preachers' kids are some of the most rebellious kids in the world. I never was like that. "
" 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. "
" Any of us can be happy and have a good attitude when everything is going our way. But I believe it's the real test of your character and of your faith to say, 'Things are not going our way, but I'm still being good to people; I'm still attending church; I still have a good attitude.' "
" 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. "
" Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. "
" Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year. "
" Do all you can to make your dreams come true. "
" Don't ever criticize yourself. Don't go around all day long thinking, 'I'm unattractive, I'm slow, I'm not as smart as my brother.' God wasn't having a bad day when he made you... If you don't love yourself in the right way, you can't love your neighbour. You can't be as good as you are supposed to be. "
" Don't grow accustomed to living with less, doing less, and being less to the point that you eventually sit back and accept it. "
" 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? "
" Everybody is going to have their critics. It's easy to get discouraged in life. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass. "
" Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy. "
" Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions. "
" Faith is easy; I think people complicate it. "
" For a while... to be an evangelical meant you were a white Republican, and you were against this and against that. I don't want to be put into that mold, because then people judge you before they even listen... I don't want to divide the very people I am trying to reach. "
" Friend, there's no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments. "
" Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world. "
" God always wants us to be growing. "
" God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you're able to pay off your house. That's God shifting things in your favor. "
" God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you. "
" God has already done everything He's going to do. The ball is now in your court. 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. "
" God made you a masterpiece - be blessed, secure, disciplined and equipped. "
" God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and help them become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them. "
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