36 Encouraging Joel Osteen Quotes to Transform Your Life

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  • Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher and televangelist. Since people admire and respect him for his teaching, Osteen televised sermons are seen by millions on a weekly basis in more than 100 countries. Joel Osteen has written seven New York Times Bestselling books and some called him a “Smiling Preacher.”

“We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Don’t complain. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day.” Joel Osteen

“Happiness is always a choice. You can’t wait for circumstances to get better. You have to create your own good fortune. So look for ways to be happy every day.” Joel Osteen

“You weren’t created to be average. You were created to excel. You have a destiny to fulfill, an assignment to accomplish.” Joel Osteen

“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” Joel Osteen

“Associate with people of vision. Be around those who inspire you and motivate you to reach your dreams.” Joel Osteen

“This is not the time to shrink back in fear. Move forward in faith. Get up every morning knowing you are gifted.” Joel Osteen

“How pain changes you is up to you. You can come out bitter, or you can come out better.” Joel Osteen

“You can change your world by changing your words. Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Joel Osteen

“Being positive doesn’t necessarily come naturally. We have to make that decision daily.” Joel Osteen

“The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” Joel Osteen

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

“When the negative thoughts come, and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just dwell on it… We’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” Joel Osteen

“There are some things you can only learn in a storm.” Joel Osteen

“Not every battle is worth fighting. You don’t have time to get involved in things that aren’t between you and your destiny.” Joel Osteen

“Your destiny is too great to get distracted trying to win over people who are never going to like you. Run your own race.” Joel Osteen

“If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.” Joel Osteen

“It takes the same amount of energy to worry as it does to believe.” Joel Osteen

“Not every person is going to understand you and that’s okay. They have a right to their opinion, and you have every right to ignore it.” Joel Osteen

“You have to believe, no matter what has come against you, no matter how unfair it was, things are shifting in your favor.” Joel Osteen

“Fear and faith have something in common. They both ask us to believe in something we cannot see.” Joel Osteen

“Don’t allow negative people to steal your joy. When you lose your joy, you lose your strength.” Joel Osteen

“Being successful doesn’t necessarily make you great. What makes you great is when you reach back and help somebody else become great.” Joel Osteen

“There’s a lot that is good in your life – don’t take it for granted. Don’t get so focused on the struggles that you missed the gift of today.” Joel Osteen

“Sometimes you face difficulties not because you are doing something wrong but because you are doing something right.” Joel Osteen

“The dream in your heart may be bigger than your environment, but sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that dream fulfilled.” Joel Osteen

“Just because we are in a stressful situation doesn’t mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don’t let the storm get into you.” Joel Osteen

“If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet.” Joel Osteen

“You were created to make somebody else’s life better. Somebody needs your smile. They need your love, your encouragement, and your gifts.” Joel Osteen

“When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” Joel Osteen

“You wouldn’t be who you are without all the difficult times. Be thankful even during the trials.” Joel Osteen

“Quit beating yourself up. You are not a finished product. You are still a work in progress.” Joel Osteen

“To reach up for the new, you must let go of the old. What lies behind you is not nearly as important as what lies in front of you. Everything you’ve been through was preparation for where you are right now.” Joel Osteen

Start believing today that things are going to change for the better. You best days are still out in front of you.” Joel Osteen

“Your job isn’t to judge. Your job isn’t to figure out if someone deserves something or decide who is right or wrong. Your job is to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and heal the hurting.” Joel Osteen

“What someone did doesn’t change your identity. You are still a masterpiece. You are still destined to do great things.” 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

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