Best Selling Author, Pastor and Inspiring leader Joel Osteen packs out a venue with 38,000 people every week to share gods word and his words of hope and encouragement that is broadcasted to over 20 million people every month.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel Osteen is the most watched inspirational figure in America. I collect my favorite motivational Joel Osteen quotes about life, love and the most high!

Following are popular Joel Osteen quotes and sayings with beautiful images on life, happiness, positive thinking, being strong and more. Enjoy and spread the love!

  • “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
  • “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
  • “Don’t go into the new year holding a grudge from last year. Leave the hurts and disappointments behind.” – Joel Osteen
  • You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward. – Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “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
  • “God would not have put a dream in your heart if He had not already given you everything you need to fulfill it.” – Joel Osteen
  • “If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Start believing today that things are going to change for the better. Your best days are still out in front of you.” – Joel Osteen

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  • “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
  • “The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Stones of judgment, discouragement or doubt may be thrown at you. You can’t stop them, but you can make the choice to keep your walls up and not let them affect you.” – Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “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

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  • “Don’t live worried, frustrated or upset because of what somebody did or what didn’t work out. Come back to a place of peace. It’s not going to work against you; it’s going to work for you.” – Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” – Joel Osteen
  • “When you go through enough dark places, you don’t complain about little things. You don’t lose your joy because you got stuck in traffic; you don’t get offended because a coworker was rude to you. You’ve been through too much to let that sour you.” – Joel Osteen
  • “No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Don’t waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people.” – Joel Osteen

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  • “Make the decision and say, “I’m not letting that worry in. I’m done being upset when my plans don’t work out. I’m not letting that stress in.” Negative thoughts will still come to your mind, but you don’t have to let them into your spirit.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. 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?” – Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “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
  • “You’re not really free until you’re free from trying to please everybody.” – Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be better off than before.” – Joel Osteen

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  • “No matter how dark and gloomy it looks in your life right now, if you’ll release the weight of those burdens, you will see the sun break forth.” – 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
  • “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.” – 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
  • “If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Friend, there’s no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.” – 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
  • “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
  • “Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days.” – Joel Osteen
  • .“You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Indeed, it is as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one.” – Joel Osteen

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  • “If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.” – 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing; we’re not supposed to quit growing.” – Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes On Love

Christian evangelist Joel Osteen has been cited as an inspiration for many people around the world. Every week, Osteen speaks of love from his church in Houston.

Here are memorable Joel Osteen sayings about love. Also, you can check out our spiritual poems collections.

  • “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.”
  • “Salvation and Christ’s love is a gift. You don’t earn it. You’ve got to receive that gift.”
  • “Love is seen in our actions. The world does not need to hear another sermon nearly as much as it needs to see us being good to people.”

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  • “Love prompts us to give of ourselves, our time, our abilities and resources.”
  • “The Bible tells us that God is love and the world will know that we are His followers by the love we show. Giving is what shows our love.”
  • “When you show love, you are showing God to the world.”
  • “Love is a perfectly good word so don’t be afraid to use it.”
  • “Jesus said that more than anything else love will be the way that the world knows the disciples of Christ.”
  • “One way we can show love is by giving others room to make mistakes.”
  • “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 Quotes on Destiny

Here are motivational and inspirational quotes from Joel Osteen on destiny we hope would bless you and inspire you to live a life filled with gratitude, faith, accomplishment and goodness. Have faith and believe in yourself, you are more powerful than you know.

  • “You weren’t created to be average. You were created to excel. You have a destiny to fulfil, an assignment to accomplish.” Joel Osteen
  • “People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.” Joel Osteen

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  • “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” Joel Osteen
  • “Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can’t please everyone, to fulfil your destiny stay true to your heart.” Joel Osteen
  • “Get your mind going in the right direction and you’ll get your life going in the right direction.” Joel Osteen
  • “No one can offend you without your permission. They can say whatever they want, but you have the right to ignore it.” Joel Osteen
  • “The real battle is taking place in your mind. If you’re defeated in your thoughts, then you’ve already lost.” Joel Osteen
  • “Be a people builder. Look for opportunities to encourage others to bring out the best in them.” Joel Osteen
  • “Don’t let the fear of what other people are going to think keep you from your miracle.” 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

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  • “In life you will realise that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But most important are the ones that bring out the best in you. Those are the ones worth keeping around.” Joel Osteen
  • “You cannot soar with the eagles as long as you hang out with the turkeys.” Joel Osteen
  • “The best is yet to come. Keep dreaming, hoping and planning.” Joel Osteen
  • “Get close to God first before getting close to anyone else. God without a man is still God, but man without God is nothing.” Joel Osteen
  • “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.” Joel Osteen
  • “I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.” Joel Osteen
  • “Don’t hold on to the old when you’re being led somewhere new. Come out of your comfort zone.” Joel Osteen
  • “Prospering just doesn’t have to do with money.” Joel Osteen
  • “Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” Joel Osteen
  • “Don’t talk about the way you are, talk about the way you want to be.” Joel Osteen

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  • “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
  • “You have to make the right choices and follow that still, small voice within you. Because I think that’s how God leads us.” Joel Osteen
  • “If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.” 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
  • “I’m healthy as can be – not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.” Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. 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?.” Joel Osteen

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  • “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
  • “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
  • “If we say it long enough eventually we’re going to reap a harvest. We’re going to get exactly what we’re saying.” Joel Osteen
  • “If you give, you will be blessed.” Joel Osteen
  • “The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.” Joel Osteen
  • “I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.” Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quotes on Adversity

“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

“You see somebody down, that’s lonely, take them to lunch. Encourage them.”
— 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

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  • “There is a place that God has specifically designed for you where all your needs will be supplied, where you’ll be happy and fulfilled, and where you’ll be using your gifts and talents to the full.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “God doesn’t ask you to figure it all out. He only asks you to believe.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “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
  • “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”
    — Joel Osteen

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  • “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
  • “No matter how many mistakes you’ve made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “Don’t waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “The Bible talks about how God uses difficult situations to develop our character and get us stronger. The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends. But out of that darkness, out of that disappointment in my life, that’s what God used to push me into another level of victory or another level of ministry that I never knew I had.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “There are people in your path just so you can be a blessing to them. Anytime you do good for others, you are sowing a seed for God to be good to you.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “So many people say, “I just don’t have a good job, or my marriage is not where it’s supposed to be.” Really it’s excuse after excuse to not be happy. To me it’s a waste. I’m going to look at what’s right and not what’s wrong in my life. I’m alive, I’m healthy, and you know, a good thing to remember is somebody’s got it a lot worse than we do.”
    — Joel Osteen

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  • “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
  • “God honors obedience, and He has distinct plans for us. I think the dreams that God puts in our hearts, we can fulfill. He’s equipped us for that.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback.”
    — Joel Osteen
  • “I’m for everybody. You may not agree with me, but to me it’s not my job to try to straighten everybody out. The Gospel is called the good news. My message is a message of hope, that’s God’s [message] for you. You can live a good life no matter what’s happened to you.”
    — 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

Joel Osteen Quotes About Life

Joel Osteen teaches consistently on the Goodness of God, and positive thinking. Joel Osteen has many quotes from his sermons, books, videos and more that can not only help encourage you but help to turn your life around and help you to look more positively at life and at God. Joel talks a lot about blessings both teaching you to bless others and receiving blessings from God in return.

  • “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”
  • “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.”
  • “If we say it long enough eventually we’re going to reap a harvest. We’re going to get exactly what we’re saying.”

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  • “Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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!”
  • “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”
  • “Don’t grow accustomed to living with less, doing less, and being less to the point that you eventually sit back and accept it.”

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  • “Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.”
  • “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.”
  • “You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilled life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.”
  • “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.’”
  • “God made us for more than just barely getting by. We weren’t meant to sit on the sidelines of life because with God, we are on the winning team!”
  • “Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.”

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  • “There is always bad news. That’s one report, but we have another report. It says you are blessed, you are talented, you are creative!”
  • “I realized that worry, fear, and wrong thinking are not simply bad habits. They allowt he negative to come to pass.”
  • “Fear and faith have something in common. Both ask us to believe something that we cannot see.”
  • “when you come to a closed door, regard that as God nudging you in a better direction.”
  • “You must quit looking at what you don’t have and start believing that all things are possible.”

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  • “Too many people have gotten comfortable, settled where they are and become too easily satisfied – time to stretch!”
  • “You didn’t just show up on planet Earth by accident.. You were handpicked by Almighty God.”
  • “The key to future success is to not be discouraged about your past or present while you are in the process of being “completed.”
  • Take your dreams and the promises God has put in your heart, and every day declare that they will come to pass.”