Quotes by Joel Osteen

Let go of yesterday.
- Joel Osteen
I write all my sermons.
- Joel Osteen
You are victors, not victims!
- Joel Osteen
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I have always believed in God.
- Joel Osteen
You can be happy where you are.
- Joel Osteen
If you give, you will be blessed.
- Joel Osteen
To me, we're marketing hope.
- Joel Osteen
God always wants us to be growing.
- Joel Osteen
I don't have all the answers.
- Joel Osteen
God wants to bless us where we are.
- Joel Osteen
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God's desire is that we excel.
- Joel Osteen
My message is that God is a good God.
- Joel Osteen
I think the word rich is all relative.
- Joel Osteen
I really believed that fear is contagious.
- Joel Osteen
God wants you to be a winner, not a whiner.
- Joel Osteen
Only God can look at somebody's heart.
- Joel Osteen
I don't go down the road of condemning.
- Joel Osteen
Faith is easy; I think people complicate it.
- Joel Osteen
I mean we all need a second chance sometimes.
- Joel Osteen
Do all you can to make your dreams come true.
- Joel Osteen
Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.
- Joel Osteen
I deal with more practical issues of the Bible.
- Joel Osteen
A lot of churches have not moved with the times.
- Joel Osteen
A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.
- Joel Osteen
I think Bible principles are principles for life.
- Joel Osteen
I think God's justice is making wrongs right.
- Joel Osteen
Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.
- Joel Osteen
Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith.
- Joel Osteen
I believe the scripture says that being gay is a sin.
- Joel Osteen
You have enough people against you... be for yourself.
- Joel Osteen
My biggest hobby is hanging out with my family and kids.
- Joel Osteen
I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.
- Joel Osteen
Sometimes what works 40 years ago doesn't work today.
- Joel Osteen
I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.
- Joel Osteen
The Hindus are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
- Joel Osteen
Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.
- Joel Osteen
You'll never rise any higher than the way you see yourself.
- Joel Osteen
I don't like to beat people down. They need to be lifted up.
- Joel Osteen
The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.
- Joel Osteen
I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
- Joel Osteen
I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.
- Joel Osteen
If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.
- Joel Osteen
I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.
- Joel Osteen
Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world.
- Joel Osteen
The greatest difficulty always comes right before the birth of a dream.
- Joel Osteen
I say, don't try to fight your own battles because God will do it.
- Joel Osteen
I'm not looking to exclude people, I'm looking to include them.
- Joel Osteen
If you don't set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you.
- Joel Osteen
A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.
- Joel Osteen
God made you a masterpiece - be blessed, secure, disciplined and equipped.
- Joel Osteen
We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
- Joel Osteen
Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ.
- Joel Osteen
People are skeptical of many televangelists, and I'm sensitive to that.
- Joel Osteen
I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.
- Joel Osteen
If you don't let people flourish in their jobs, why are they going to stay?
- Joel Osteen
Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.
- Joel Osteen
The ultimate connection is when you are connected to the creator of the universe.
- Joel Osteen
I'm a reverend and a pastor. A pastor of the church. I go by usually pastor.
- Joel Osteen
I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people.
- Joel Osteen
People in tough times - it doesn't mean they don't have a great attitude.
- Joel Osteen
Everybody is going to have their critics. It's easy to get discouraged in life.
- Joel Osteen
I'm not trying to follow a set of rules and stuff. I'm just living my life.
- Joel Osteen
I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message.
- Joel Osteen
Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!
- Joel Osteen
I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody.
- Joel Osteen
Sometimes God will deliver you from the fire, and other times God will make you fireproof.
- Joel Osteen
God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
- Joel Osteen
If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.
- Joel Osteen
I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.
- Joel Osteen
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
- Joel Osteen
I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know.
- Joel Osteen
I think how you start the day many times determines what kind of day you're going to have.
- Joel Osteen
If we're going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.
- 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
My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.
- Joel Osteen
We can be civil. We can still be friends, and be Democrats and Republicans, and have different views.
- 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
I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.
- Joel Osteen
The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.
- Joel Osteen
In difficult times, we're not supposed to quit believing; we're not supposed to quit growing.
- Joel Osteen
Sometimes, I think if you get away from what you're called to do, it's more of a distraction.
- 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
People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen
I don't argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus' message was simple.
- Joel Osteen
My belief as a Christian is when we receive Christ as salvation, that that gives us a guarantee for Heaven.
- 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
You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
- 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
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
The question is not, 'Do you have a problem?' The question is, 'Does the problem have you?'
- 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 think sometimes the critics want me to beat people down, and that's not in me. I want to lift people up.
- Joel Osteen
I think God gives every one of us our own will, and unfortunately, some people choose to do evil things with it.
- 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
Just because something didn't work out your way, or somebody disappointed you, that does not change who you are.
- Joel Osteen
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 want the services to look and sound like the Grammys. It's not showy, but we represent God, and it should be first class.
- Joel Osteen
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