Joel Osteen Quotes

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Joel Scott Osteen is an author, televangelist and pastor at Lakewood Church, an evangelical non-denominational Christian megachurch located in Houston, Texas. With an average attendance of 52,000 people per week, Lakewood Church has one of the largest congregations in the United States.

As an author, Joel Osteen has written multiple best-selling books like Your Best Life Now, Empty Out the Negative: Make Room for More Joy, Greater Confidence, and New Levels of Influence, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, Peaceful on Purpose: The Power to Remain Calm, Strong, and Confident in Every Season, The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today, The Power of Favor: The Force That Will Take You Where You Can’t Go on Your Own Joel Osteen, Become a Better You, Think Better, Live Better and many other life changing books.

Sermons and books from Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen have transformed many lives and inspired millions of people to take the wheel and change the course of their lives.

Here are some of the best inspirational Joel Osteen quotes about positive thinking, life, hope, healing, success, faith, relationships, destiny and so much more:

Best Joel Osteen Quotes

best Joel Osteen quotes

1. We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking. -Joel Osteen

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

3. 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

4. When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance. -Joel Osteen

5. Your best days are not behind you. They’re in front of you.

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6. Every setback means you’re one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass. -Joel Osteen

7. You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. -Joel Osteen

8. 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. -Joel Osteen

9. I’ve come too far to stop now. I may be knocked down, but I’m not knocked out. I’m going to get back up again. I know I’m a victor, not a victim. -Joel Osteen

10. God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and help them become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them. -Joel Osteen

Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes

inspirational Joel Osteen quotes

11. Other people do not determine your potential. -Joel Osteen

12. People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right. -Joel Osteen

13. 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. -Joel Osteen

14. 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. -Joel Osteen

15. Your dreams may not have turned out exactly as you’d hoped, but the bible says that God’s ways are better and higher than our ways, even when everybody else rejects you, remember, God stands before you with His arms open wide. He always accepts you. He always confirms your value. God sees your two good moves! You are His prized possession. No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in God’s eyes always remains the same. You will always be the apple of His eye. He will never give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself.

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16. You can be in the storm, but don’t let the storm get in you. -Joel Osteen

17. Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction. -Joel Osteen

18. God accepts you. God approves you. And He has something better in store. -Joel Osteen

19. 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. -Joel Osteen

20. 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. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes About Positive Thinking

Joel Osteen quotes about positive thinking

21. 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. -Joel Osteen

22. Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.

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23. 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

24. Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes About Life

Joel Osteen quotes about life

25. God wants you to succeed; He created you to live abundantly. -Joel Osteen

26. You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life. -Joel Osteen

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

28. 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. -Joel Osteen

29. 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. -Joel Osteen

30. 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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31. If your thinking is limited, then your life is going to be limited. -Joel Osteen

32. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. -Joel Osteen

33. 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. -Joel Osteen

34. 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. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered. -Joel Osteen

35. 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. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes On Hope

Joel Osteen quotes on hope

36. To me, we’re marketing hope. -Joel Osteen

37. On Sundays when I speak, I hopefully give somebody something that they can use the next day at work or at home. -Joel Osteen

38. 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

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

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40. 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

41. 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

42. I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind, and I think some of those things have been passed down. I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was compassionate, and I’ve got a lot of that in me as well. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes On Healing

Joel Osteen quotes on healing

43. 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! -Joel Osteen

44. Somebody today needs your healing words. Somebody won’t get past the depression without you speaking blessings over them. Somebody will give up on a dream. They’ll get talked out of God’s best unless you step up and encourage them. Will you be a healer? Will you use your words to lift people? Proverbs 18 says: “Our words can be life-giving water,” and I’ve found people are thirsty. They’ve gone through heartaches. They’ve been beaten down in life. We have something to offer them. Our words can help heal the hurts. Be aware of who’s in your life. Be sensitive to what you’re feeling down in here. Take time to let people know that you care. -Joel Osteen

45. Don’t keep the healing to yourself. Be free with your compliments. 

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46. I want to talk to you today about healing words. Our words have the power to lift people, to help them get through a challenge, to push them into their destinies. When you tell someone, “I love you. I’m proud of you. You did great on that project”. You’re not just being kind. Those are healing words. -Joel Osteen

47. The scripture says, “A gentle tongue brings healing,” and when we think of healing, many times we think of praying for people for healing, and yes, that’s one way. But what I want us to see is your words have healing. When you’re kind, when you’re encouraging. When you don’t just think something good, but you verbalize it, you’re being a healer, and it’s amazing what one kind word can do. We don’t think anything about it but to that other person it breathes life into their spirit. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes On Success

Joel Osteen quotes on success

48. Do all you can to make your dreams come true. -Joel Osteen

49. Successful people don’t waste their time looking at what others are doing, they’re too busy focusing on their own goals. -Joel Osteen

50. There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out. -Joel Osteen

51. It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It’s God’s will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.

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52. 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

53. I believe that God’s dream is that we be successful in our careers, and that we be able to send our kids to college. I don’t mean that everyone is going to be rich, and I preach a lot on blooming where you’re planted. But I don’t have the mindset that money is a bad thing. -Joel Osteen

54. 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

Joel Osteen: I Declare Quotes

Joel Osteen I Declare quotes

55. I DECLARE I will experience God’s faithfulness. I will not worry. I will not doubt. I will keep my trust in Him, knowing that He will not fail me. I will give birth to every promise God put in my heart and I will become everything God created me to be. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

56. I DECLARE God is going before me making crooked places straight. He has already lined up the right people, the right opportunities and solutions to problems I haven’t had. No person, no sickness, no disappointment, can stop His plan. What he promised will come to pass. -Joel Osteen

57. I DECLARE a legacy of faith over my life. I declare that I will store up blessings for future generations. My life is marked by excellence and integrity. Because I’m making right choices and taking steps of faith, others will want to follow me. God’s abundance is surrounding my life today. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

58. I DECLARE it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart. I have not missed my window of opportunity. God has moments of favor in my future. He is preparing me right now because He is about to release a special grace to help me accomplish that dream. This is my time. This is my moment. I receive it. -Joel Osteen

59. I DECLARE God’s dream for my life is coming to pass. It will not be stopped by people, disappointments, or adversities. God has solutions to every problem I will ever face already lined up. The right people and the right breaks are in my future. I will fulfill my destiny. This is my declaration.

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60. I DECLARE that God has a great plan for my life. He is directing my steps. And even though I may not always understand how, I know my situation is not a surprise to God. He will work out every detail to my advantage. In His perfect timing, everything will turn out right. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

61. I DECLARE Ephesians 3:20 over my life. God will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that I ask or think. Because I honor Him, His blessings will chase me down and overtake me. I will be in the right place at the right time. People will go out of their way to be good to me. I am surrounded by God’s favor. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

62. I DECLARE I will live victoriously. I was created in the image of God. I have the DNA of a winner. I am wearing a crown of favor. Royal blood flows through my veins. I am the head, never the tail, above never beneath. I will live with purpose, passion, and praise, knowing that I was destined to live in victory. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

63. I DECLARE I am special and extraordinary. I am not average! I have been custom-made. I am one of a kind. Of all the things God created, what He is the most proud of is me. I am His masterpiece, his most prized possession. I will keep my head held high, knowing I am a child of the most high God, made in his very image. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

64. I DECLARE breakthroughs are coming in my life, sudden bursts of God’s goodness. Not a trickle. Not a stream. But a flood of God’s power. A flood of healing. A flood of wisdom. A flood of favor. I am a breakthrough person and I choose to live breakthrough minded. I am expecting God to overwhelm me with His goodness and amaze me with His favor. This is my declaration. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes On Faith

Joel Osteen quotes on faith

65. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. -Joel Osteen

66. Faith is easy; I think people complicate it. -Joel Osteen

67. Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy. -Joel Osteen

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

69. Faith doesn’t always instantly deliver you, but it always carries you through. -Joel Osteen

70. 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

71. 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

72. 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

73. It’s our faith that activates the power of God.

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74. You cannot let where you are today cause you to get stuck. I’m going to be my best right now. That’s what faith is all about. -Joel Osteen

75. I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. -Joel Osteen

76. It’s in the difficult times that we’re growing and you can’t just rebuke everything hard. We’ve got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test. -Joel Osteen

77. God will never ask you for something without first depositing it within you. If you will dare to take a step of faith, you will discover gifts inside that you never before realized were there. -Joel Osteen

78. 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

79. I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it. -Joel Osteen

80. 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

Joel Osteen Quotes On Relationships

Joel Osteen quotes on relationships

81. True love is always backed up with actions. -Joel Osteen

82. 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. -Joel Osteen

83. 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.

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84. Friend, there’s no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments. -Joel Osteen

85. 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

86. 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

Joel Osteen Quotes On Destiny

Joel Osteen quotes on destiny

87. Your destiny is not cancelled because of a mistake, because of a failure. Get back up and go again. -Joel Osteen

88. God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us. -Joel Osteen

89. It may look like the difficulty is going to defeat you. But you need to keep telling yourself, “This sickness can’t take my life.” “This cancer can’t defeat me.” “No bad break, no disappointment, no accident can shorten one second of my divine destiny. -Joel Osteen

90. 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.

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91. our destiny is too great, your assignment too important, your time too valuable. Don’t let fear intimidate you. -Joel Osteen

92. Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can’t please everyone. To fulfill your destiny, stay true to your heart. -Joel Osteen

93. It may look like the difficulty is going to defeat you. But you need to keep telling yourself, “This sickness can’t take my life.” “This cancer can’t defeat me.” “No bad break, no disappointment, no accident can shorten one second of my divine destiny. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen: Your Best Life Now Quotes

Joel Osteen Your Best Life Now quotes

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

95. 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. -Joel Osteen

96. 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. -Joel Osteen

97. 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. -Joel Osteen

98. 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. -Joel Osteen

99. 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. -Joel Osteen

100. You may think you’re getting the short end of the stick, but when it’s all said and done, God will make sure that you don’t lose anything truly valuable. Moreover, He’ll make sure you get your just reward. Your responsibility is to remain calm and peaceable even when those around you are not. -Joel Osteen

101. You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not. If you want God’s favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can’t let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart. -Joel Osteen

102. Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.

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103. If you will focus on meeting other people’s needs, God will always make sure your needs are supplied. God will take care of your problems for you. -Joel Osteen

104. 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. -Joel Osteen

105. 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. -Joel Osteen

106. 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. -Joel Osteen

107. God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for your life. -Joel Osteen

108. 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 at least you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be. -Joel Osteen

109. 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. -Joel Osteen

110. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows? Maybe just like that little baby, putting your arm around somebody and letting him or her know that you care can help begin to heal that person’s heart. Maybe you can give a rescuing hug. -Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen: Become A Better You Quotes

Joel Osteen Become A Better You quotes

111. You will give birth to more in the future than you’ve lost in the past. -Joel Osteen

112. The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. -Joel Osteen

113. You’ve been destined to live in victory, destined to overcome, destined to leave your mark on this generation. -Joel Osteen

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

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

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116. No, I’m not settling here. I’m going to keep pressing forward. -Joel Osteen

117. If you will remain at rest and hold your peace, then the battle is not yours, but the battle is the Lord’s. -Joel Osteen

118. God, I’m not going to look at what I don’t have. I’m looking unto you. I know in my weakness, you show up the strongest. -Joel Osteen

119. 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. -Joel Osteen

120. 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. -Joel Osteen