32 Joel Osteen Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You

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Joel Scott Osteen, also nicknamed ‘The Smiling Preacher’ is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas. His televised sermons reach a global audience of over 7 million viewers on a weekly basis and 20 million monthly in over 100 countries.

His simple, yet practical style in spreading God’s word brings hope and encouragement each day. He has 1000’s of inspirational quotes and your life will certainly be transformed through these nuggets of wisdom that he shares.

Here are 32 motivational and inspirational quotes from Joel Osteen we hope would bless you:

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

2. “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 new doors.” ~ Joel Osteen

3. “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

4. “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

5. “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure you are always blessed in abundance.” ~ Joel Osteen

6. “Once this day is over we can never get it back. Your time is too valuable to waste it being upset.” ~ Joel Osteen

7. “Shake off what didn’t work out, shake off what somebody said you can’t do. They don’t determine your destiny, God does.” ~ Joel Osteen


8. “God doesn’t leave us where we are. He’ll put us in situations to separate what’s limiting us and bring us out to better.” ~ Joel Osteen

9. “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.” ~ Joel Osteen

10. “Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep other happy. You can’t please everyone. To fulfill your destiny, stay true to your heart.” ~ Joel Osteen

11. “Life happens to all of us. Don’t use delays, interruptions or unfair situations as an excuse to get upset. Release control.” ~ Joel Osteen

12. “Everyday we have plenty of opportunities to get stressed, angry 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 things upset you.” ~ Joel Osteen

13. “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.

14. “Every struggle you go through deposits something on the inside of you. You are not defined by your past, you are prepared by it.” ~ Joel Osteen

15. “The more people try to push you down the higher God will take you. That’s the way God is.” ~ Joel Osteen

16. “Pray for your dreams to come to pass. Don’t limit your destiny.” ~ Joel Osteen

17. “The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.” ~ Joel Osteen

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

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


20. “You may not see it yet, but God has the right pieces to make the puzzle of your life fit together.” ~ Joel Osteen

21. “Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.” ~ Joel Osteen

22. “Don’t settle in the land of barely enough. That is where you are, it is not who you are. That’s your location, it’s not your identity. No matter what it looks like, have an abundant mentality.” ~ Joel Osteen

23. “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.” ~ Joel Osteen

24. “If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.” ~ Joel Osteen

25. “Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can be open.” ~ Joel Osteen

26. “When you believe and it doesn’t work out, that doesn’t mean God has failed you, it means He’s planning something better.” ~ Joel Osteen

27. “The only thing we can control is our own attitude. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” ~ Joel OSteen

28. “God has a way of putting you where you’re supposed to be. No matter where He has you, don’t fight it; embrace it.” ~ Joel Osteen



29. “What you think is a failure, God can use to move you into your destiny. He has a way of making miracles out of mistakes.” ~ Joel Osteen

30. “The storms of life come to every person. You may be in the storm, but the key is not to let the storm get into you.” ~ Joel Osteen

31. “Too often we get frustrated by our difficulties. But you have to realize, you can’t have a harvest without a few weeks.” ~ Joel Osteen

32. “When you have people coming against you, don’t be discouraged. That’s a sign that you are moving towards the finish line.” ~ Joel Osteen

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Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

14 Comments on 32 Joel Osteen Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You

  1. Elegance is the purest viewpoint of the soul. Beauty occurs anytime soul is satisfied.

  2. thanks for sharing this amazing post.

  3. Thank you Joel you making me be strong…

  4. misty lively // August 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm //

    What an amazing, inspiration and prophecy. This man has built an empire by serving God and his son Jesus Christ unconditionally. He’s truly on fire for the word of God and doing his deeds. Amen

  5. Thank you God and Pastor Joel that is so encouraging

  6. Debby mwawai // April 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm //

    I just thank God for everything in my life, He’s amazing!!

  7. I am going through a financial crisis at age 77 1/2. After reading Joel Osteen’s quotes, I have regained strength and welcome new challenges.

  8. Wonderful inspiring words. God has used him to be a blessing to others.

  9. Wonderful and inspiring quotes indeed! Thank you woman of God!

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