109 Best Ever Joel Osteen Quotes (Best Life Now)

Joel Osteen is one of the most popular and influential pastors in America. Osteen’s messages of hope and encouragement have helped millions of people find faith and courage in difficult times. This blog post is a collection of the most memorable Joel Osteen Quotes, meant to inspire and motivate you on your own journey.

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Joel Osteen was born in Houston, Texas, in 1963. The son of a Methodist preacher, Osteen followed in his father’s footsteps, preaching his first sermon at the age of 17. Osteen’s early preaching focused on the importance of positive thinking and personal happiness. After his father’s death in 1999, Osteen took over preaching duties at Houston’s Lakewood Church.

 Under Osteen’s leadership, Lakewood Church has grown into one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Osteen’s messages of self-improvement and positive thinking have resonated with millions of people, making him one of the most influential religious figures in America.

His religious teachings and beliefs have made him a popular figure, and he has written several books on the topic. While some people view Osteen’s teachings as positive and inspiring, others criticize them for being too simplistic or watered down.

Osteen’s religious teachings can be boiled down to three main points. First, he believes that God wants people to be happy and prosperous. Second, Osteen teaches that people should never give up or give in to negative thoughts. And third, Osteen believes that everyone is born with the ability to do great things, and that people should never give up on their dreams.

Critics of Osteen’s teachings argue that they are too simplistic and that they gloss over the more difficult aspects of Christianity. Others claim that Osteen is too focused on the material world and that his teachings lack spiritual depth. However, Osteen’s supporters argue that his teachings are positive and uplifting, and that they provide people with the hope and motivation they need to live a good life.

Here are Joel Osteen Quotes that provides inspiration and motivation for anyone who is looking to live a better life

Joel Osteen Quotes

  1. “At the start of each new day, remind yourself: “I am talented. I am creative. I am greatly favored by God. I am equipped. I am well able. I will see my dreams come to pass.” Declare those statements by faith and before long, you will begin to see them in reality.”

2. “God, I’m ready. I’m taking the limits off of You. I’m enlarging my vision. I may not see a way but I know You have a way. I declare I’m coming into a shift.”

3. “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.”

4. “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.”

“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.”

5. “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.”

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

7. “People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.”

8. “Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.”

9. “When you reach out to hurting people, that’s when God is going to make sure your needs are supplied. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”

10. “true love is always backed up with actions.”

11. “Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”

12. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

13. “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.”

14. “You will never change what you tolerate.”

15. Happiness is a Choice”

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Joel Osteen Inspirational Quotes

16. “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.”

17. “You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you.”

18. “It’s our faith that activates the power of God.”

19. “What you keep before your eyes will affect you.”

20. “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.”

21. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”

22. “God didn’t create you to be average. You were created to excel You have everything”

23. “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.”

24. “If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.”

25. “No, I’m not settling here. I’m going to keep pressing forward.”

26. “Maybe your situation is going to change when you change.”

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

28. “Be the one to stand out in the crowd.”

29. “Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to have a big – picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to.”

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Joel Osteen Quotes on Positive Thinking

29. “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.”

30. “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. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..”

31. “If your thinking is limited, then your life is going to be limited.”

32. “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.”

33. “God wants you to succeed; He created you to live abundantly.”

34. “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.”

35. “When you go through a disappointment, when you go through a loss, don’t stop on that page. Keep moving forward. There’s another chapter in front of you, but you have to be willing to walk into it.”

36. “You’ve been destined to live in victory, destined to overcome, destined to leave your mark on this generation.”

37. “Love overlooks a person’s faults. That’s not always easy, but love believes the best in every person. Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.”

38. “When you acknowledge God, He will go before you and make the crooked places straight.”

39. “If you complain you will remain, if you praise you will be raised.”

40. “Beauty is in being who God made you to be with confidence.”

41. “You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”

42. “If you will lie about the little things, before long you’ll lie about bigger things.”

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Joel Osteen Quotes on strength 

43. “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.”

44. “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.”

45. “We’ve got to give people room to have a bad day.”

46. “You weren’t created to simply exist, to endure, or to go through the motions; you were created to be really alive.”

47. “Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction.”

48. “Faith doesn’t always instantly deliver you, but it always carries you through.”

49. “Your best days are still out in front of you”

50. “I’m blessed to be a blessing to someone else.”

51. “You have to come to your closed doors before you’ll ever get to your open doors.”

52. “What you tolerate you can not change”

53. “Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.”

54. “The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself.”

55. “Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!”

56. “Other people do not determine your potential.”

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Joel Osteen Quotes on Faith

57. “Your faith will help you overcome your obstacles.”

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

59. “The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.”

60. “You will give birth to more in the future than you’ve lost in the past.”

61. “When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter; you are on your way to a new level of glory. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”

62. “What you receive is directly connected to what you believe”

63. “The stress and worry weaken our immune system,”

64. “The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that dream fulfilled.”

65. “Certainly there are times in all of our lives when bad things happen, or things don’t turn out as we had hoped. But that’s when we we must a decision that we’re going to be happy inspite of our circumstances.”

66. “You need to follow your own heart in light of God’s word and do what you feel is right and good for you.”

67. “Don’t fight change; embrace it, and you will step into the fullness of what God has in store.”

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Motivational Joel Osteen Quotes

68. “I am not who people say I am. I am who God says I am.”

69. “God accepts you. God approves you. And He has something better in store.”

70. “Every time you resist temptation you are winning for your children.”

71. “Be a victor, not a victim.”

72. “Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.”

73. “You can be in the storm, but don’t let the storm get in you.”

74. “Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.”

75. “Don’t think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you’ll dare to be bold enough to ask.”

76. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

77. “Some things you can only learn in the struggle. When it’s easy, when everything is going your way, that doesn’t take any faith.”

78. “When you walk in God’s favor, His blessings will chase you down and overtake you.”

79. “God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.”

80. “Don’t talk about the size of your problem. Talk about the size of your God.”

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Joel Osteen Quotes of encouragement

81. “God wants us to live consistently, He wants us to enjoy every single day of our lives.”

82. “It may look impossible, but God can do the impossible. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God is not working”

83. “Whatever follows the “I am” will eventually find you.”

84. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”

85. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious.”

86. “Maybe you’ve invested a lot of time, effort, money, emotion, and energy in a relationship; you did your best to make it work out. But for some reason, things got off course. And now you feel as though you have been robbed. When we focus on or disappointments, we stop God from ringing fresh new blessing into our lives.”

87. “Don’t be impatient. It’s not over until God says it’s over.”

88. “You may be at a crossroads in your life. You may have issues to deal with; people you need to forgive. You can go one of the two ways. You can ignore what you now know to be true and keep burying that bitterness in your life, pushing it deeper and allowing it to poison and contaminate you and those around you. Or you can make a much better choice by getting it out in the open and asking God to help you to totally forgive and let it all go.”

89. “If you want to build lifelong, loyal friendships, if you want to build trust, learn to protect your family members and friends even when they make mistakes.”

90. “Pay attention to what you’re saying. Are you blessing your life? Or are you cursing it?”

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Joel Osteen Quotes About Life

91. “It’s not always easy to get over some of those bumps in the road, those disillusionments and disappointments. It’s going to take a strong will. Sometimes, it may take courage. Sometimes nothing but faith in God and say, I refuse to be trapped in the past. 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.”

92. “we can not prepare for defeat and expect to live a life in Victory.”

93. “Seeds of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart.”

94. “Your thoughts about your circumstances have you down. On the other hand, you can be in one of the biggest battles of your life, and still be filled with joy and peace and victory – if you simply learn how to choose the right thought. It’s time to think about what you’re thinking about.”

95. “God never promised that we wouldn’t have challenges. In fact, He said just the opposite. His word says, ‘Be truly glad!…these trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure…’ so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of His return.”

96. “Who told you that something was wrong with you?”

97. “Too often we judge people based on our own backgrounds and experiences, but when you understand people’s stories, it’s easier to understand their demeanor.”

98. “Every twenty-four hours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness.”

99. “You’re not being responsible with what God gave you if you’re hanging out with time wasters who have no goals and no dreams.”

100. “If people talk about you, being jealous, critical, and trying to make you look bad, don’t let that change you. You don’t need their approval when you have God’s approval.”

101. “When you are committed to doing what’s right, you are sowing seeds for God’s blessings. You will never go wrong by taking the high road and doing more that is required.”

102. “Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.”

103. “The sad truth is, if you push hard enough, and if you’re so stubborn that you must have things your way, God will sometimes allow you to undertake a project without His blessing or at the wrong time. The problem with that, of course, is when you start something in your own strength and in your own timing, you’re going to have to finish it and maintain it in your own strength.”

104. “Maybe you once were excited about that person God supernaturally brought into your life as a marriage partner, but now all the excitement has worn off. Don’t’ allow that sense of a miracle to slip away. Don’t get so familiar with each other that you take one another for granted.”

105. Be careful with whom you associate, especially when you feel emotionally vulnerable, because negative people can steal the dream right out of your heart.”

106. “When you allow what someone says or does to upset you, you’re allowing that person to control you.”

107. “should go out each day expecting good things, anticipating God’s blessings and favor. God has planned all of your days for good, not evil.”

108. “God, You said Your favor is not for a season but for a lifetime.”

109. “True success is when you reach back and bring somebody along with you.”

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