Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher and televangelist. He is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. Osteen has written seven New York Times Best Sellers. He has been widely nicknamed “The Smiling Preacher”. In 2004, his first book, Your Best Life Now, was released by Time Warner and debuted at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list. The book remained a The New York Times Best Seller for more than 200 weeks.
The Older I Get, The Better I Understand That Every Day Is A Gift.
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.
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.
When I Grew Up, The Devil Was A Reason Why I Had A Headache Or The Devil Was The Reason I Got Mad Today. We Always Blamed The Devil. I Think Today When I Say The Enemy, I Like To Make It Broader. Sometimes The Enemy Can Be Our Own Thoughts.
If You Don't Set The Tone For The Day, The Devil Will Set It For You.
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.
I Say, Don't Try To Fight Your Own Battles Because God Will Do It.
Well I Think A Lot Of Times We're Putting Things Off And I'm Going To Do It Later. I'm Going To Break This Bad Habit Or I'm Going To Pursue This Dream Or I'm Going To Treat My Spouse Better.
We Live In A Culture That Relishes Tearing Others Down. It's Ultimately More Fulfilling, Though, To Help People Reach Their Goals. Instead Of Feeling Jealous, Remember: If God Did It For Them, He Can Do It For You.
Let Go Of Yesterday.
I Think Sometimes The Critics Want Me To Beat People Down, And That's Not In Me. I Want To Lift People Up.
I'm Trying To Make God More Relevant In Our Society. And I Think Talking In Everyday Terms And Making Sure People Can Understand It - I Think That's Important.
You Can Change Your World By Changing Your Words... Remember, Death And Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue.
You May Make Some Mistakes - But That Doesn't Make You A Sinner. You've Got The Very Nature Of God On The Inside Of You.
Prospering Just Doesn't Have To Do With Money.
Sometimes, I Think If You Get Away From What You're Called To Do, It's More Of A Distraction.
I Believe God Gives You The Grace To Do What You Need To Do.
A Lot Of Psychological Principles And Even Medical Principles, You See Them Coming Around To What The Bible Said Hundreds Of Years Ago: A Merry Heart Is Good Like A Medicine.
I Feel Like My Message Is To Let People Know That God Is A Good God, That He's On Their Side, And No Matter What Happens, He Has A Great Plan For Them.
We Need To, You Know, Restore People. We Need To Show Mercy. I Mean, Because As Much Mercy As You Show People, That's The Mercy You're Going To Be Receiving.
I Believe God's Keeping The Records, And I Believe You Will Be Rewarded Even In This Life. Somehow, Some Way, God Will Make It Up To You. It May Be He Protected You From An Accident You Never Knew. You Can't Give God Something Without God Giving You More In Return, Whether It's Peace Or Joy Or Satisfaction.
I Don't Mind Saying, You Know, That I Don't Take A Salary From The Church, And God Has Blessed Me With More Money Than I Could Imagine From My Books. It's Been Printed All Over, So I Don't Feel Like I Am Hiding Anything.
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.
God's Got You In The Palm Of His Hand. You Won't Leave One Second Before Your Time. If God Wants You To Be Here, Then You're Going To Be Here.
You Are Victors, Not Victims!
You Have Enough People Against You... Be For Yourself.
When People Are Around Us, They Should Leave Better Off Than They Were Previously. Rather Than Feeling Discouraged Or Defeated, People Should Feel Challenged And Inspired After Spending Any Time With You And Me.
Whether A Person Is Straight Or Gay, Republican, Democrat, Good Person, Not A Good Person, They're All Welcome, Because To Me, Church Is A Place You're Supposed To Get Healed And Whole And Loved.
It's Amazing How People Will Give When You Don't Ask. Many Of Them Send Money Because They Believe In The Message.
I Don't Think That A Same-sex Marriage Is The Way God Intended It To Be.
I'm Not Looking To Exclude People, I'm Looking To Include Them.
I Don't Believe We Are Supposed To Go Through Life Defeated And Not Having Enough Money To Pay Our Bills Or Send Our Kids To College.
My Parents Were The Same In The Pulpit As They Were At Home. I Think That's Where A Lot Of Preachers' Kids Get Off Base Sometimes. Because They Don't See The Same Things At Both Places.
My Biggest Hobby Is Hanging Out With My Family And Kids.
Mormonism Is A Little Different, But I Still See Them As Brothers In Christ.
I Believe That God Has Put Gifts And Talents And Ability On The Inside Of Every One Of Us. When You Develop That And You Believe In Yourself And You Believe That You're A Person Of Influence And A Person Of Purpose, I Believe You Can Rise Up Out Of Any Situation.
I Try To Look On All The Great Things God's Done, And Not Focus On The Negative. It's A Perspective.
I Just Think That Trusting God Means We're Going To Have Unanswered Questions, And God Is So Much Bigger Than Us, We're Never Going To Understand Them All.
See, People Are Watching You. Especially Your Children. They're Taking In Every Single Thing You Do. They Are Like Video Cameras With Legs. And They Are Always In The Record Mode. They Learn More From What You Do Than From What You Say.
We Can Be Civil. We Can Still Be Friends, And Be Democrats And Republicans, And Have Different Views.
You'll Never Rise Any Higher Than The Way You See Yourself.
I Like To Take Every Day Just Searching My Own Heart, Making Sure That I'm On Course, And I'm Doing What God Wants Me To Do. I'm Real Good With Not Looking To The Critics And Looking Straight Ahead.
The Ultimate Connection Is When You Are Connected To The Creator Of The Universe.
So Many People Are Looking At What's Wrong, And I Try To Encourage Them To Look At What's Right In Their Life. A Lot Of People Have It A Lot Worse Than You Do.
I Don't Argue When People Say That My Message Is Simple, But I Believe Jesus' Message Was Simple. Jesus Didn't Go Around Condemning People.
God Wants You To Be A Winner, Not A Whiner.
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.
The Question Is Not, 'Do You Have A Problem?' The Question Is, 'Does The Problem Have You?'
Many Times, We Miss Out On God's Best Because We Give Up Too Soon. We Don't Realize How Close We Are To Victory.
Faith Is Easy; I Think People Complicate It.