Motivational Joel Osteen Quotes And Sayings

Joel Osteen Quotes:- Joel Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.

Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes

You can be committed to the Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to the church.
Joel Osteen

Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes

God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
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

If Jesus were here today, he wouldn’t be riding around on a donkey. He’d be taking a plane, he’d be using the media.
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


Only God can look at somebody’s heart.
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

Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you’re not called to do it, you’re dividing the audience you’re trying to reach.
Joel Osteen

Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.
Joel Osteen

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.
Joel Osteen

I don’t know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.
Joel Osteen

I don’t believe we are supposed to go through life defeated and not having enough money to pay our bills or send our kids to college.
Joel Osteen

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.
Joel Osteen

People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they’re not all growing in their faith, they’re not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior.
Joel Osteen

You know, there is always times where you feel discouraged and things coming against you, but I don’t know if I ever wanted to throw in the towel.
Joel Osteen

I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.
Joel Osteen

My parents were the same in the pulpit as they were at home. I think that’s where a lot of preachers’ kids get off base sometimes. Because they don’t see the same things at both places.
Joel Osteen

I’m a reverend and a pastor. A pastor of the church. I go by usually pastor.
Joel Osteen

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.
Joel Osteen

You may never get to that perfect world that you’re waiting for where everything’s going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.
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

I don’t mind saying, you know, that I don’t take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books.
Joel Osteen

I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
Joel Osteen

My biggest hobby is hanging out with my family and kids.
Joel Osteen

Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ.
Joel Osteen

The Hindus are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Joel Osteen

Well I think a lot of times we’re putting things off and I’m going to do it later. I’m going to break this bad habit or I’m going to pursue this dream or I’m going to treat my spouse better.
Joel Osteen

There’s pros and cons of a big church. Cons is I don’t get to know everybody, I don’t get to go to their ballgame, I don’t get to marry everybody, but the pros are you get all this community, 800 ushers come in to serve, getting there at 7 in the morning on their day off and coming in on Saturday to make all those wafers.
Joel Osteen

I don’t think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He’s given you… but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things… he’s not a small God; this God is incredible.
Joel Osteen

See, people are watching you. Especially your children. They’re taking in every single thing you do. They are like video cameras with legs. And they are always in the record mode. They learn more from what you do than from what you say.
Joel Osteen

The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
Joel Osteen

I just think that trusting God means we’re going to have unanswered questions, and God is so much bigger than us, we’re never going to understand them all.
Joel Osteen

Famous Joel Osteen Quotes

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.’
Joel Osteen

Some people keep God in a Sunday morning box and say, ‘Hey, I did my religious duty.’ That’s fine, but the scripture says to pray without ceasing. And I think that means all through the day you’re talking to God. Even if it’s in your thoughts.
Joel Osteen

It is a hard thing to let go of mistakes we’ve made and sins. God wants us to do that because He knows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He has created us to be.
Joel Osteen

When I hear Mitt Romney say that he believes that Jesus is the Son of God, that He’s the Christ, raised from the dead, that He’s his savior – that’s good enough for me.
Joel Osteen

I believe God, Jesus, died that we not just go to Heaven but that we excel in this life. I never think you make money your goal… God wants you to excel. Just keep Him in first place, and God will open up doors you never dreamed of.
Joel Osteen

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.
Joel Osteen

To me, it’s OK to have differences. But we don’t have to be mad about it. You know? And I think that’s where sometimes we get so passionate that we – you know, it turns into anger.
Joel Osteen

We can be civil. We can still be friends, and be Democrats and Republicans, and have different views.
Joel Osteen

You’ll never rise any higher than the way you see yourself.
Joel Osteen

I think a big test we all face in life on a regular basis is that discouragement test. Life’s not always fair, but I believe if you keep doing the right thing, God will get you to where you are.
Joel Osteen

I purposely don’t talk about money, because people are already skeptical about TV preachers. But I do say that I want you to be blessed. To me, prosperity is having health, having great children, having peace, good relationships. It’s not about the money.
Joel Osteen

It’s easy to get negative because you get beat down. You go through a few disappointments and it’s easy to stay in that negative frame of mind. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole cliche, but your attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
Joel Osteen

I don’t focus on the critics. Everyone who is making any difference in any field has critics. As long as I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, then I don’t worry about it.
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

When I grew up, the Devil was a reason why I had a headache or the Devil was the reason I got mad today. We always blamed the Devil. I think today when I say the Enemy, I like to make it broader. Sometimes the Enemy can be our own thoughts.
Joel Osteen

We think when God speaks to us, there’s going to be a boom out of Heaven or we’re going to get some chill bumps, but I really believe God’s talking to us all the time. He’s talking to us right in here. I call it our heart, our conscience, but it’s the Holy Spirit talking to us.
Joel Osteen

I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.
Joel Osteen

I don’t know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope. Causing people to have better relationships. I’m not leading them to some false God or something like that.
Joel Osteen

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

There’s a belief that you’re supposed to be poor, and suffering, and show your humility. I just don’t see the Bible that way. I see that God came and Jesus died so that we might live an abundant life and be a blessing to others.
Joel Osteen

I always want to listen to people and receive good criticism, but I just don’t have to answer to them; I have to answer to God.
Joel Osteen

So many people are looking at what’s wrong, and I try to encourage them to look at what’s right in their life. A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.
Joel Osteen

I don’t argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus’ message was simple. Jesus didn’t go around condemning people.
Joel Osteen

I just think that it’s strong and it’s important that we recognize what the Christmas season is about; it’s about the birth of our Savior, and there’s a lot of pressure today to be politically correct, but people are realizing, too, that you have to be open to express your faith what you want believe.
Joel Osteen

When you give up yourself, that’s when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that’s giving that’s serving others and that’s when you feel fulfilled.
Joel Osteen

It’s flattering to people who stop you and say that you’ve helped them and all. But, again, you know, you’ve got to stay humble because as quick as you came up, you can come down.
Joel Osteen

We need to, you know, restore people. 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

See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
Joel Osteen

When I used to play sports, I’d be the one cheering the team on, ‘Come on, we can beat these guys!’ That’s just in me.
Joel Osteen

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.
Joel Osteen

I always try to put a seed of hope into people’s hearts. I’m not there to teach them doctrine necessarily, but to let them know that God is a good God, and has a plan for their lives. Hopefully, that will restore their faith, or draw them into faith.
Joel Osteen

I wouldn’t ever say if you’re having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled.
Joel Osteen

I believe that when you think of the negative, and you get up discouraged – ‘There’s nothing good in my future’ – I really believe it almost ties the hands of God. God works where there’s an attitude of faith. I believe faith is all about hope.
Joel Osteen

Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.
Joel Osteen

Top Joel Osteen Quotes And Sayings

I don’t mind saying, you know, that I don’t take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books. It’s been printed all over, so I don’t feel like I am hiding anything.
Joel Osteen

Sometimes you need faith and victory spoken over your life. Words have created power. When you receive them into your spirit, they can ignite seeds of increase on the inside.
Joel Osteen

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.
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’s got you in the palm of His hand. You won’t leave one second before your time. If God wants you to be here, then you’re going to be here.
Joel Osteen

I try to live what I teach. A lot of things come against us in life, but we should try to find something to be grateful for, and see each day as a gift.
Joel Osteen

Isn’t it funny how babies laugh a lot? I read a toddler, a young child laughs 300 times a day. The average adult laughs, like, four times a day. God put it in them. He put the laugh in us, but I think sometimes we let life get us down, you know, have bad breaks, and we lose our breaks.
Joel Osteen

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