"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Joel Osteen Quotes

"Ask God to give you the strength to endure, and rest assured, He will take care of you." ~Joel Osteen

"Be around those who inspire you and motivate you to reach your dreams." ~Joel Osteen

"Be the best you can be right where you are. Life is not about getting to a destination, it's about how we live along the way." ~Joel Osteen

"Difficult times don't come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you." ~Joel Osteen

"Don't be intimidated by the size of your problem or the size of your dream. God will see to it that it is finished completely." ~Joel Osteen

"Don’t be so shortsighted that if it doesn’t happen right now, you’re not going to be happy. You are sowing seeds that will reap a great harvest for generations to come." ~Joel Osteen

"Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Things may not be perfect, but be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day. Live each day like it could be your last." ~Joel Osteen

"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

"Don't spend all your time trying to pray away the difficulty when you should be spending time honouring God in the midst of your difficulty." ~Joel Osteen

"Every time you declare something according to the will of God, you are taking a step of faith." ~Joel Osteen

"Faith is always in the present. Your attitude should be: I'm excited to be alive at this moment." ~Joel Osteen

"God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you." ~Joel Osteen

"God has given us power as fathers to help our children know who they are. We have incredible influence in our children’s lives. We’re helping them form their identity." ~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

“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

"If they left you, you didn't need them. If they walked away, they weren't part of your DESTINY." ~Joel Osteen

"If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.” ~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

"If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself." ~Joel Osteen

"If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself." ~Joel Osteen

"If you will stay in faith, before long you'll see how every setback, disappointment and even loss was simply another piece of your puzzle." ~Joel Osteen

"Instead of talking yourself out of your future start talking yourself into it." ~Joel Osteen

"It's always darkest before the dawn. The bigger your challenge, the closer you are to your victory." ~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

"It’s going to happen sooner than you think. I am shifting things in your favor. You’re going to come into acceleration." ~Joel Osteen

"Just because we’re 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 in you." ~Joel Osteen

“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

"Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” ~Joel Osteen

"Next time you're tempted to be upset, frustrated, offended, remind yourself, it's a part of that ten percent of things in life that you can't control — but you can control how you respond." ~Joel Osteen

"No matter what comes your way, don't lose your joy." ~Joel Osteen

"No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. " ~Joel Osteen

"No matter what life throws your way, stand your ground. Look that challenge in the eye." ~Joel Osteen

"Not every person is going to understand you and that's okay. They have every right to their opinion and you have every right to ignore it." ~Joel Osteen

"Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are." ~Joel Osteen

“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, Your Best Life Now - 7 Steps to Living at Your Full

"Program your mind with what God says about you and a transformation will take place." ~Joel Osteen

"Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment." ~Joel Osteen

"Shake off the self-pity, shake off the defeat and get ready for God to do something new. He is going to pay you back for every injustice." ~Joel Osteen

"Slow down and enjoy the journey right now. Take time for the people God has put in your life. They won't always be there." ~Joel Osteen

"Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don’t know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it’s not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing." ~Joel Osteen

"Sometimes you face difficulties not because you're doing something wrong but because you're doing something right." ~Joel Osteen

"Sometimes you have to put your own dreams on hold temporarily so you can help release a dream in somebody else. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you." ~Joel Osteen

"Sometimes your enemies will do more to promote you than your friends. They thought they were going to stop you, discourage you, intimidate you, but they didn’t realize God used them to light a fire on the inside. They helped you learn how to pray bold prayers, how to declare God’s favor, how to persevere, to stay focused, to fight the good fight of faith. They meant it for harm, but God used them to your advantage." ~Joel Osteen

"That obstacle that looks permanent is really only temporary. It may feel like it’s not going to work out, but God is saying, “If you will stay in faith, I will deliver you.” ~ Joel Osteen from Sye Of Relief

"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love and your concern." ~Joel Osteen

"The moment God put a dream in your heart, the moment the promise took root, God not only started it, but He set a completion date." ~Joel Osteen

"The power to see change in your life can be found in the words you speak. You have the power to set the destiny for your life by what comes out of your mouth." ~Joel Osteen

"There are some things you can only learn in a storm." ~Joel Osteen

"There are times you will be given intuition, you just know something, and you can’t explain it. Don’t override it. Don’t talk yourself out of it. That’s the Creator giving you inside information." ~Joel Osteen Ministries

"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 miss the gift of today." ~Joel Osteen

"There will always be somebody more successful, more beautiful, more talented. You have to realize, you’re not running their race. You’re running your race." ~Joel Osteen from Sye Of Relief

“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.” ~Joel Osteen

"Today, use your words to lift up and bless the people around you." ~Joel Osteen

"We all have unfair situations and things we don’t like. You can get bitter, discouraged and sour, or you can see it as fertilizer and say, “ This difficulty is not going to defeat me; it’s going to promote me. It’s not going to hinder me; it’s going to help me.” Don’t just go through it, grow through it." ~Joel Osteen

“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

"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

"When it's all said and done, you may go through the fire, through the flood, through the famine, but you'll come out standing strong." ~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

"When our conscience is clear, condemnation flees. When we have clear conscience, we can be happy." ~Joel Osteen

"When you come to a dark valley, a difficult season or a sickness, don't worry about it, God will give you the grace and strength you need." ~Joel Osteen

"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.” ~Joel Osteen

"When you’re in a difficult situation, don’t shrink back in fear. Rise up in faith and declare that your God is well able. You’re armed with strength for this battle." ~Joel Osteen Ministries

"When you’re tempted to be upset, ask yourself, “Is this worth giving up my JOY?” ~Joel Osteen

"You can’t talk mediocrity and expect to have victory. You are prophesying your future. If you want to see a shift occur in your own life, you’ve got to get in agreement with God." ~Joel Osteen

"You cannot wait until everything becomes better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best you can be right where you are." ~Joel Osteen

"You didn’t accidentally get your personality, looks and gifts. You were designed on purpose to be the way you are. You have what you need to fulfill your destiny." ~Joel Osteen

"You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you’ve ever even imagined. But if you’re going to become all you were created to be, you’ve got to take off the “average” label." ~Joel Osteen

"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

"Your children need your blessing. Make them a priority. It's not an option. It's a responsibility." ~Joel Osteen

"You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious." ~Joel Osteen

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