40+ Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes 

Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Texas, a New York Time best selling author. He speaks to millions of people every week. His books include I Declare, Next Level Thinking, Your Best Life and many more.

Here are a few encouraging Joel Osteen quotes. 



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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Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!

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When God puts love and compassion in your heart toward someone, He’s offering you an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life. You must learn to follow that love. Don’t ignore it. Act on it. Somebody needs what you have.

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It is important for a husband to understand that his words have tremendous power in his wife’s life. He needs to bless her with words. 

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If you want to see God do wonders in your marriage, start praising your spouse. Start appreciating and encouraging her.

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Keep doing the right. God is building character in you, and you are passing that test. Remember, the greater the struggle, the greater the reward.

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You will never change what you tolerate.

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You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not.

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When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.

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To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing, you may not think He’s working, but you can be sure that right now, behind the scenes, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life.

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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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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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We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.

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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. 

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I’m not going to let the past destroy my future. I’m pressing on. I’m straining forward, knowing that God has great things in store for me.

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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.

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

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The Bible says no man can take your joy. That means no person can make you live with a negative attitude. No circumstance, no adversity can force you to live in despair. 

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As Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of wheelchair-bound President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often said, ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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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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Keep in mind, just because you don’t know the answer doesn’t mean that one does not exist. You simply haven’t discovered it yet.

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 You can’t change the traffic in the morning. You can’t fix everybody at work. You can’t make all your family members serve God. But you shouldn’t let that keep you from being happy. Bloom anyway and focus on the things that you can change. 

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

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Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.

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When you reach out to hurting people, that’s when God is going to make sure your needs are supplied.

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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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Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need.

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You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.

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We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking.

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One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful; we take for granted what God has done for us.

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We let what once was a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to goodness, it becomes routine; it doesn’t really excite us anymore.

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When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the other person. We’re not hurting the company that did us wrong. We’re not hurting God. We’re only hurting ourselves.

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The great news is that God knows everything about you, both good and bad, and He still loves you and values you unconditionally.

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God does not always approve of our behavior. He is not pleased when we go against his will, and when we do, we always suffer the consequences and have to work with Him to correct our thoughts, words, actions, or attitudes.

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You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come.

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Don’t simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.

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