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Joel Osteen Said What?

February 15, 2012

“Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.” ― Joel Osteen

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

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“The secret is to enlarge your vision. Are you satisfied with that little house you’re in? You shouldn’t be. You should want the sort of mansion the Osteens live in (his example). You should expect people to go out of their way to help you—then they will.

You must also “discover the power of your thoughts and words.” If you beat yourself up all the time, if you don’t think yourself worthy of divine abundance, God won’t give it. God helps us, to be sure, but we must help ourselves first. You must “let go of the past.” Rather than being consumed with bitterness, you have to forgive and move on.

Finally, you must “choose to be happy.” You can’t put it off till tomorrow or till that next financial milestone is reached. You should smile a lot, and good things will come your way. You also must work hard, for God won’t bless someone who’s slothful. You have to be a person of excellence. Arrive at work early, leave late, respect your boss, don’t waste time on the job—then you’ll be promoted and then you’ll be happier.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You may be thinking, ‘this sounds too good to be true, Joel.’ I know it’s true! I saw the power of our thoughts and words turn an impossible situation in my own family into a modern-day medical miracle.” His mother was diagnosed with cancer and given only weeks to live. She overcame the disease by claiming victory over it, firing scripture verses at adversity and thumbing her nose at death. She is still living, decades later.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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

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

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“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 atleast you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“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. 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.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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

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“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.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“It’s our faith that activates the power of God.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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

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“God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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

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“You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances. Then you’re going to be happy, then your’re going to have a good attitude, then you’re going to give God praise. But God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He’ll begin to change things and work supernaturally in your life.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“God is a good God, and He gives good things to his children. No matter who has denigrated you or how much pain you’ve experienced in life, no matter how many setbacks you have suffered, you cannot allow yourself to accept that as the way life is supposed to be. No, God has better things in store for you. You must reprogram your mind with God’s word; change that negative, defeated self-image, and start seeing yourself as winning, coming out on top. Start seeing that marriage as restored. See your business as flourishing. See your children as enjoying the good things of God. You must see it through your eyes of faith, and then it will begin to happen.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Don’t simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You need to follow your own heart in light of God’s word and do what you feel is right and good for you.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“If you’re not seeing God move in your life right now, one of two possibilities must be considered. Either your requests are not God’s best and will probably not be answered the way you’d like or it must not be the right time. If God were to answer that prayer the way you are hoping, it could interfere with his ideal plan for you.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“You need to take pride in what God has given you.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“What you keep before your eyes will affect you.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“What you receive is directly connected to what you believe.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Hold on to that new, enlarged vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.” Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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“Don’t think small when you pray. God has a way to bring your dreams to pass if you’ll dare to be bold enough to ask.”
― Joel Osteen