Joyce Meyer Quotes


You're so caught up in grumbling complaining and seeing what's wrong that you have no energy or time to appreciate what's good.

Don't depend on other people as the source of your happiness or for approval.

Our desire for approval can only truly be met by receiving God's acceptance and approval of us.

Until we accept and approve of ourselves no amount of approval from others will keep us permanently secure.

Passion is a decision about how we will approach life before it becomes a feeling!

The best way to have the last word is to apologize.

Refuse to be a lazy Christian and resist a passive apathetic attitude.

frustration complication and misery are available in abundance but so is God's grace.

We cannot know God apart from His Word...

Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.

Jesus paid a tremendous price for us so we could have abundant life. He willingly took all of our sin on Himself and gave His life on the cross so we could be forgiven and have new life in Him.

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.

Don't ever be discouraged with yourself because you have not arrived at success but instead be pleased that you are pressing toward it.

We need to put no confidence in the arm of flesh but rather trust ourselves entirely to the arm of the Lord.

Sometimes if you got a problem deep rooted in your life it takes a little bit of time to overcome it in that area.

No matter how much we know in any area there are always new things to learn and things we have previously learned that we need to be refreshed in.

Anytime we step out boldly to make changes we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try.

It's so important to realize that every time you get upset it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.

People who don't know the true character of God - who don't believe He is merciful gracious and slow to anger - can never have a close personal intimate relationship with Him.

Anger is the fruit of rotten roots.

Whatever is making you so angry it's time for you to give it to God and get over it.

Laughter not only makes the journey endurable and even enjoyable it also helps keep us healthy.... Be like a child: learn to laugh more!

If you don't love yourself it's impossible for you to love others. You can't give away what you don't have.

Love can melt the hardest heart heal the wounds of the broken heart and quiet the fears of the anxious heart.

God will never help us be anyone other than ourselves.

God cares about everything that concerns you so feel free to talk to Him about anything.

You are not free until you have no need to impress anybody.

Home Run portrays the church in its beauty--true life transformation through real and honest relationships with one another and with Jesus.

Don't build walls and shut people out of your life. To act as if another does not exist is a mean and cruel weapon

Each time we act to improve the life of another person we send forth a ripple of hope in what appears to be a hopeless society.

You can't have real love without operating in forgiveness. Love keeps giving the other person another chance.

God is not obligated to anoint what He does not initiate.

Don't judge other people. For example if you want God's anointing to be on you for parenting you need to be careful not to criticize other parents.

If you want to live in the fullness of God's anointing fill your mouth with His Word.

The Word of God is different than other words because God's Word is stuffed full of power and anointing.

Trust means we always have questions that we don't have the answers to.

Faith means that you have peace even when you dont have all the answers.

The Bible has the answers to our everyday life. Many times people don't realize how practical it is.

The only answer to fear is faith in God knowing He loves you unconditionally and individually.

I can tell you from experience that God's help and presence in our lives is vital. He is the Author of all true success and everything that is good-without Him we can do nothing of true value.

The truth is if we don't learn to submit to authority we won't ever learn to submit to God.

I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party I would attend.

One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.

As long as we complain we remain stuck in our problems. But a thankful attitude brings deliverance and makes God smile.

Hope is favorable and confident expectation; it's an expectant attitude that something good is going to happen and things will work out no matter what situation we're facing.

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.

Is your problem really your problem or is it your attitude towards the problem that's your problem?

Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes behaviors even what we want out of life.

Don't let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.

The great thing about an attitude is that it's yours and you can change it.

Set your mind that no matter what is going on in your life you will have a good attitude.

You can look at a person's attitude and know what kind of thinking is prevalent in his life... It's better to be positive and wrong than negative and right!

Reproach is shame blame disgrace disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you're under reproach your behavior shows it.

Attitude is your thought life turned inside out

Attitude is an inward thought that wiggles its way out.

God has uniquely gifted you to help someone. Be available as God opens doors for you to do so.

You see rebellion and the disobedience it causes keeps us from having the power of God that's available to us as Christians.

The power of God is available to you today to help you do whatever you need to do and with a smile on your face!

We can approach God's throne with boldness because we are confident in the power of what Jesus accomplished for us at the cross.

Our prayers are heard by God not according to what we try to be when we pray but who we are when we are not praying

God works according to the law of gradual growth so don't be discouraged if your progress seems slow

There is no power in your name or my name but there is awesome power in the name of Jesus because of everything he represents.

Simplicity is a key to avoiding complication. Part of the definition of simplicity is 'not complex or complicated; sincere.'

Words are so awesome. Words are containers for power. They carry either creative power or destructive power.

Everything we run away from has power over us;everything we go through we conquer.

A BMW can't take you as far as a diploma.

Humble people ask for help.

Sometimes new opportunity means new opposition. Not everything God asks us to do will be comfortable.

Everything God ever asks you to do even if it's difficult He asks because He has something great in mind for you.

All god wants us to do is do what he asks us to do.

Ask God for help. Don't think that you can handle this yourself.

If you're not at peace with yourself you can't be at peace with anyone else.

When your soul is resting your emotions are okay your mind is okay and your will is at peace with God not resisting what He's doing.

Willpower is that thing CEOs and professional athletes tell us they used to make it to the top.

We cannot stand through the storms of life based on someone else's faith. We must be fully assured in our own hearts and minds.

Freedom is not letting your yesterday affect your today.

Place your desires before God. Pray about them and trust God to give them to you if and when they're right for you.

Our words will either bring life and victory or death and destruction. If we want to be happy we have to be serious about speaking words of life that line up with God's Word.

An affirmation to say everyday: The healing power of God is working in me right now. Eveyr day I get better and better in every way.

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!

We don't have to wait for something nice to happen to us we can be aggressive and do something nice for ourselves.

Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation uncertainty and insecurity.

Faith is a decision we make about where we are going to put our trust.

Faith is having a positive attitude about what you can do and not worrying at all about what you can't do.

Life is what comes along after you have planned something else.

Don't be afraid of change because it is leading you to a new beginning.

Stay active. Read the Word. Worship with other believers. Continue to give. Keep learning and growing. Your faith will be unleashed!

The Word of God is active energizing sharp and powerful like a two-edged sword.

Wisdom always waits for the right time to act while emotion always pushes for action right now!

Forgiveness is manifested mercy; it is live in action - not love based on a feeling but love based on a decision an intentional choice to obey God.

If you are accused of being a Christian there should be enough evidence to convict you.

It pleases our heavenly Father when we acknowledge and confess to Him our inability to run our own lives. That is what we are doing when we say "Father help me! I need You!

As believers our joy and peace are not based in doing and achieving but in believing. Joy and peace come as a result of building our relationship with the Lord.

Strive for excellence not perfection because we don't live in a perfect world.

Nobody can be set free from a problem until they're willing to admit they have one.

If we are addicted to people's approval we will always experience pain when that approval is withdrawn--as it always is.

Wow! you might actually have to act like a Christian sometimes!

Addictions - Run to Jesus instead of running to your addiction.

Don't be afraid to step out have dreams have visions have hopes and always always always believe in miracles.

I'm amazed sometimes by the Christians who don't really believe that God wants to help them and bless them.

Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment. Make them feel better when you leave their presence and they will always be glad to see you coming.

Victory is not the absence of problems it is the presence of power.

One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.

Serving God doesn't mean we'll no longer have difficulties. We're still on the battlefield but we don't have to fight alone.

God hears and He sees and you are not alone in your struggles. Remain firm and stable for God has your deliverance planned.

The best way to get along with people is not to expect them to be like you.

Education levels the playing field allowing everyone to compete.

We must guard against allowing anger to drag us into sin.

I can honestly tell you that without God I would not be who I am today. He has done such an amazing work in my life and I want everyone to have the same freedom.

It's amazing to me the number of people who will volunteer to help at church but won't lift a finger to help at home!

The absence of pain means death so when something no longer bothers you you've died to that thing.

When you become a Christian something truly amazing happens: God comes to live inside your heart. You become the home of God.

It's amazing what we lose in life by listening to fear instead of listening to God.

It is amazing the quality of human beings that are in this world if we can just get past people not dressing the way we want them to dress.

Deadly emotions buried alive never die.

Our television program airs to a potential audience of over 3 billion people in many places where the people living there may have never even heard of Jesus.

I've taught a lot about prayer over the years and how it is really just talking to God.

I think happiness is a goal all of us can agree on. Let's face it - we all would like to be happy.

One of the best aids to freedom is asking God for a lot of help-and asking often.

We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need not to people.

The conscience can be a strong guide in life if we allow it.

We all need God's power in our lives and prayer is the dynamic that releases His power sometimes in dramatic ways.

Spiritual people don't float around all day on clouds of glory; they live in the real world and deal with real issues in real ways.

Know that as a Christian your destiny is to be Christlike in all of your ways.

God is able to do anything. All things are possible with Him but we must not quit praying.

Resist the need to be 'right' all the time or to always have the last word.

We've all got our own brand of problems. You can be pitiful or powerful. Take your pick.

The one thing everybody's looking for is unconditional love. We all need somebody to love us just the way we are

I want to focus on God's grace and give thanks for all the good things in my life. I don't want to focus on what I don't have.

The three most harmful negative emotions are anger guilt and fear. And anger is number one. It is also the strongest and most dangerous of all passions.

I got kicked out of my church and lost all of my friends but I realized that I had to obey God and not man.

The simple power of prayer can save us all kinds of time and trouble if we will ask God to give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships.

Don't be too concerned about what others think of you. It's what you think about yourself that matters!

Instead of blaming everyone and everything else for your problems pray for God to help you take an inventory of what's been on your mind so you can think about what you've been thinking about.

Embrace your life count your blessings and don't complain about what you don't have.

Be a blessing to someone else.

When you feel down go be a blessing to somebody else.

Faith is powerful spiritual dynamic and it is something God responds to and blesses.

Love listens to the other person and searches for clues on ways to serve bless and lift up that person.

It is God's will to bless us but not necessarily on our terms. Sometimes what we think would be a wonderful blessing would not bless us at all.

1 Peter 5 - Be well balanced because Satan 'roams about like a hungry lion seeking who he can devour.

A demonstration of sincere concern can be a strong building block of love.

The Bible is no ordinary book. The words are like medicine to your soul and it has the power to change your life!

Your fellowship with God flows freely when you're willing to forgive but it gets blocked by unforgiveness.

God doesn't always give us a blueprint for our lives but he always gives us a next step.

It is better to dream big and get half of it then dream small and get all of it.

Better to have a big goal and reach half of it than to have no goal and reach all of it.

If we are to receive the blessings God wants to bestow upon us we must be willing to give Him the messes in our lives.

Forgive the person who badly hurt you long ago and also the stranger who stepped on your toe in the grocery store.

I've learned that usually the less I know about other people the better off I am.

You would be better off having nobody than the wrong somebody. (On marrying for the wrong reasons.)

I always say believe for a bunch and even if you only get half of it you are better off than believing for a little and getting all of it.

The sooner we learn feelings are fickle the better off we are.

My hope is that God will have changed people's lives through me for the better.

The best way to GET forgiveness is to GIVE forgiveness.

Why wouldn't we run to God. He's sooo good. God's not mad at anybody. He just wants to help us be the best that we can be.

If we do our best God will do the rest.

There is no man on Earth or devil in Hell who can keep you from the very best God put in you.

Don't give in to excuses that can keep you from really living the best life God has for you.

Sometimes love is best expressed through service. Words are great but when you walk in love your commitment must be more than words.

One of the best ways to walk in love is to be a blessing to other people or simply to help them.

It's impossible to live a life totally free of feelings. God created all of us to be emotional creatures and feelings are a big part of our lives.

Go beyond what you feel like doing and do what's right. Every time you do what's right when you don't feel like it you are growing.

You can't do BIG things when you think "little".

Brother and Sister So & So are not your standard; Jesus is.

Faith is not the price that buys God's blessing it is the hand that receives His blessing. The price was paid for us by Jesus Christ on the cross

We are to enjoy what we have while we have it but we are never to get to the point where we think we could not love without it.

Nobody has a perfect life and it's entirely possible that if you want someone else's life they are busy wanting someone else's too"?maybe even yours.

Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair all day because it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.

God doesn't do things halfway. He goes all out! When God does something it's not just barely enough mediocre or lukewarm.

Complaining is dangerous business. It can damage or even destroy your relationship with God your relationships with other people and even with your relationship with yourself.

If we spend enough time with God He'll either make us strong enough that problems won't bother us or He'll show us what to do about them.

We often bow down to our feelings without realizing how fickle and unreliable they are.

We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.

It is impossible to be both selfish and happy

Love and Self-control are the bookends of the fruit of the Spirit. Remove one of them and the rest fall over

People are born to be free; it's a gift from God.

Trusting God brings life.

I encourage you to deliberately look for something to smile or laugh about every day and be sure to share a smile or a laugh with someone else and brighten their day too!

There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking at the bright side of things.

When you are tempted to give up your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.

I wonder how many times people give up just before a breakthrough - when they are on the very brink of success.

You never know how close you are to a breakthrough. It may be right around the corner. Don't quit!

Sometimes when you are the closest to your breakthrough the pressure is the greatest. You have come too far to give up now!

There are no drive-thru breakthroughs. Breakthroughs take time.

God's perfect unconditional love and faithfulness are what brought me through all of the healing restoration and breakthroughs I desperately needed so I could become what He created me to be!

Breaking old habits and forming new ones always takes time but it is worth it in the end.

If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown just get up every day and see how much good you can do.

The only way to break the chains of fear and doubt is to know in your heart that God loves you-no matter what.

There are people in the world who aren't necessarily Christians but they're just naturally nice people who do a lot for other people. Those people will almost always be prosperous people.

The more positive you are the powerful youll be.

Positive minds full of faith and hope produce positive lives.

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

So what if you're not perfect? nobody else is either.

Be patient with yourself even when you make mistakes.

Don't give up on the people you love. Your patient love and faithfulness may be exactly what they need to make a complete turnaround.

Stop comparing yourself to other people; you are an original. We are all different and it's okay.

We need a backbone not a wishbone.

We live in an imperfect world and imperfect people surround us every day.

A truly humble person knows that they are nothing in themselves but they are everything in Christ.

Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift!

If you want to be unhappy uncomfortable and insecure just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don't fit.

We have an epidemic of insecure people in our society today.

Your worst day with God is still better than your best day without Him.

Our feelings are unreliable and cannot be trusted to convey truth.

Get up every day love God and do your best. He will do the rest!

Giving in to fear alters God's best plan for your life.

I imagine that it saddens the heart of God when we murmur and complain instead of being thankful after He's been so good to us.

If you can manage to be thankful in every situation really believing that God is working everything out for your good you will end up with the victory every single time.

When you are a thankful person it releases joy.

There's no happier person than a truly thankful content person.

The more thankful you are the happier you will be!

I need to keep pressing on until I am thoroughly thankful.

It's certainly not wrong to want to be a better person. God gave us that desire.

In the midst of your battles never forget that God loves you and He has a plan for you.

Satan will battle you with doubt and unbelief but God has victory waiting for you if you'll keep trusting and believing Him.

Our joy does not have to be based on our circumstances.

You can not live your life just based on what everyone else thinks.

I was mentally emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen

Stop determining your worth and value by what other people say. Be determined by what the Word of God (scriptures)says.

Your value should not be determined by how somebody else has treated you.

If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people.

God isn't keeping a record of each time we fall but He is excited about our progress and we should be excited too!

When we are truly confident and secure the opinions of others cannot control us.

Start your week off right by getting back to what is really important - honoring God.

Stop focusing on what's wrong with everyone else and start focusing on how blessed you are.

Do you know something? The minute that blood sacrifice was accepted Jesus was the first human being that was ever born again. Now that was real - it happened when he was in Hell.

Nobody can ever say that being negative ever helped them at all - not in any way.

God sometimes allows us to feel anger so we'll recognize when we're being mistreated. But even when we experience true injustices in our lives we must not vent our anger in an improper way.

If you want to be successful at being yourself you're going to have to take a chance on not being like everyone else.

One of the things I love most about being at home is that I'm comfortable there. And since we are the home of Christ we need to make sure He's comfortable in us.

Stop being tomented by everyone else's reaction to you.

You have the power to make the world a better place by being kind to someone today

(On being in a position of leadership) Even if it's your dog you've got authority over somebody. Start treating him better.

Commit to stop making excuses. When we make excuses we lie to ourselves and continue bad habits.

Bad habits are our enemies because they hinder us from being the person we want to be.

What's real freedom? Real freedom is being able to not have my way and still be just as happy as if I did.

If selfishness is the key to being miserable then selflessness must be the key to being happy!

Giving is just one way of expressing that God has been good to you and will continue to do so through your being good to others.

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus but you don't have to sit on it.

To compromise simply means that you go a tiny bit below what you know is right.

Compromise means to go just a little bit below what you know is right. It's just a little bit but it's the little foxes that spoil the vine.

Everything you do is a seed that you sow. Seed bad harvest bad. Seed good harvest good. And the list goes on and on.

Start believing the Word of God over our feelings. The truth always overrides our feelings. Find the truth in the scriptures.

You know it's one thing to say you believe. It's another thing to have your faith tested severely and come out on the other side of it still believing God.

Be it unto you even as you believe. In God's economy we believe first and then see.

Everybody wants to be loved. God already loves you; all you have to do is believe and accept it.

If you can believe the God who is perfect loves you then you can believe that you are worth loving.

We need to live the life that we say we believe in.

The fruit of your life will be what you believe you are.

Don't just learn from God's Word but believe it will change your life.

I believe we live in a love-starved society. Everywhere you go there are probably people who haven't had the right kind of love in their lives.

If we continue to believe God and place our trust in Him bad things ultimately give way to better things.

Too many Christians live their lives like slaves - to the devil - because they believe his lies more than they trust God.

What does God require of us? Our part is to believe. Our work is to trust the Lord. His requirement is that we let go and let God.

You can get over a broken past if you decide to believe that there's nothing in your past that can keep you from having a great future.

Some people are hurting so bad you have to do more than preach a message to them. You have to BE a message to them.

You are a preacher! Maybe not with your mouth all the time like me but as a believer in Christ your life is a living sermon.

As believers in Christ we are part of Him-God the Father decided before the foundation of the world that anyone who loved Christ would be loved and accepted by Him.

There's nothing more dangerous to the kingdom of darkness than a believer with the Word of God in their mouth.

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.

I believe it's easy to serve God if we learn to hear from Him before we struggle to do things for Him that He never asked us to do.

God will help you be all you can be but he will never let you be successful at becoming someone else.

Prayer doesn't just change things - it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God slowly and surely we become better people.

Stop labeling people just because they're not like you.

Life is sometimes very complicated but we can purposely learn to enjoy the simple yet powerful and beautiful things God has created!

Everyone knows how to smile. Its one of the greatest gifts God has given us. A smile makes people feel good and people look so beautiful when they smile.

Character is expressed through our behavior patterns or natural responses to things.

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.

As believers in Jesus Christ our work is to believe while God works on our behalf.

Sometimes when you've had a long series of disappointing things happen you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you've already had.

Christianity is a lifestyle. And being a Christian is more than a label.

Before you judge someone else stop and think about all that God has forgiven you for.

Don't mourn over your bad decisions. Just start overcoming them with good ones.

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul it leads to discouragement.

Small beginnings are the launching pad to great endings.

Today is a brand new beginning for me!

Catering to bad feelings feeds and empowers them.

When we enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ something wonderful happens: God begins to change our desires and we want to be more like Him.

Don't waste your time being upset about something you can't change. Begin again and do it better this time.

Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about and choosing my thoughts carefully.

We should choose our thoughts carefully. We can think about what is wrong with our lives or about what is right with them.

You don't have to give way to careless speech or complaining. You don't have to let your feelings get in the way of what God wants to do in your life.

If you're gonna be free you gotta stop caring what everyone thinks.

Many Christians suffer because they're too busy seeking carnal knowledge instead of the Word of God.

Keep your mind going in the right direction and your life will catch up with it.

Religion is a very dangerous thing. By that I mean being so caught up in rules and regulations and not focusing on the thing that matters most- a personal relationship with God.

If we're really honest with ourselves most of us will admit that we want to impress people and this is what's causing us to do what we do.

Perhaps we could enjoy ordinary everyday life more if we learned to celebrate the ordinary.

There is nothing as tragic as being alive and not enjoying life... Life should be celebrated!

The flesh or human nature is generally lazy and self-centered.

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world pretending that certain things aren't happening.

I'm sure most parents read to their children to explain what certain things mean. So books are a good way to convey a message to anybody. Everybody reads.

God gives us hopes and dreams for certain things to happen in our lives but He doesn't always allow us to see the exact timing of His plan.

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.

Life will not always change so we must be willing to change.

Words are powerful; if you change your words you can change your life.

The words you say could hurt or help you. "Change Your Words Change Your Life

In Christ it's never too late you're never too old... it's never "too anything" for Him to work positive change in your life.

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.

If God changes your heart be willing to change your plans

I spent most of the early years of my walk with God focused on what was wrong with me. Most of us probably do that hoping to change ourselves.

If your inner life is not producing what you would like on the outside don't be discouraged... just be willing to change.

God is working on your problem. Stay calm. Stay sweet. Stay out of fear and keep on keeping on.

I was in a terrible mess in my childhood.

Peace is one of the most precious gifts God has promised His children.

Peace is one of the most precious gifts God has promised His children. I know because for many years my life was not peaceful and I was miserable.

Forgiveness is a CHOICE not a feeling.

Wisdom is exercised in the choices you make.

Your joy comes from how you think the choices that we make in life.

Happiness is not a feeling it is a choice. To be happy one must choose to be happy not respond to a circumstance that now controls your happiness.

Choosing an attitude of faith will release peace out of your spirit and into your soul.

Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing for the rest of your life.

God is bigger than every issue you will ever have to face and you can do whatever you need to do through Christ who strengthens you.

Just because you go to church doesn't mean you're a Christian. I can go sit in the garage all day and it doesn't make me a car

As a Christian instead of concentrating on how you feel focus on what you know to be truth from the Word of God.

Real Christianity can be summed up in two commands: Love God and love people.

So many people live with anger and unforgiveness and many of them are Christians.

Every day that goes by puts us closer to the day when Christ will return.

[The notion of separating church and state with such policies as disallowing prayer in public schools] is a deception from Satan.

Do you look forward to going to church or is it something you do out of obligation?

The source of our stress isn't really difficulties circumstances and situations-it's our attitude and approach toward them.

Whether we're happy with our circumstances or not giving God praise is so important.

We are not filled with the Spirit of God to do easy things. He fills us with His Spirit so we can do impossible things.

You can either keep walking in misery or make the decision to begin taking steps out of it.

Unforgiveness is spiritual filthiness so get washed in the water of God's Word to forgive and stay clean.

I don't just pray for God to open doors I also pray for God to close doors.

Pray that God will open the doors you can't open and close the doors that need to be closed.

Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way the tighter the doors will stay closed.

Any day that we don't give up puts us one day closer to success!

Don't try to change people. It won't work and they will end up resenting you. Only God can change people!

You may think that if someone else doesn't change you can never be happy. But if you change you can be happy no matter what.

Loving others always costs us something and requires effort. And you have to decide to do it on purpose. You can't wait for a feeling to motivate you.

There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won't forget them.

When Jesus comes to live in our hearts the seed of holiness is planted.

[T]he Christian is unable to sin and not care They may sin but they cannot do so comfortably and continually. They are very much aware of their wrong actions and they are very miserable.

When you forgive you must cancel the debt. Do not spend your life paying and collecting debts.

God is a good choice to lean on. He has a proven record of faithfulness to those who commit their lives to Him.

Many sophisticated intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.

Traditions are a common part of our lives. They can be good and not all traditions are wrong but sometimes they can take the joy out of life.

Five minutes of communication can save a year's worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.

Complain and remain. Praise and be raised.

A lot of people don't enjoy their jobs and it's one of the main things we like to complain about.

When we complain about our current situation we remain in it; when we praise God in the midst of difficulty He raises us out of it.

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip criticism complaining faultfinding and a negative judgmental attitude.

Don't complain. The Israelites wasted forty years murmuring and complaining in the wilderness when they could have just obeyed God and entered into their Promised Land.

When doubt comes against us we have to lift up the shield of faith. We do this when we open our mouth and say what God's Word says rather than grumbling and complaining about the problem.

All complaining comes from pride.

The truth is anyone can start projects. The world is full of just-started projects that looked great at the time but were never completed.

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths not their weaknesses.

It's very inexpensive to give a compliment.

Over the years I've learned that a confident person doesn't concentrate or focus on their weaknesses - they maximize their strengths.

Until you pray God cannot work.

I was afraid to let other make any decisions because I had no confidence they would be concerned for me.

Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.

If God can't get you to obey Him concerning your money he won't get to anything else you got.

You know God will give favor to anyone who will believe Him. Every day you should confess that you have favor everywhere you go. God will begin to open doors that you wouldn't believe.

We don't need self-confidence we need God-confidence

The Holy Spirit showed me that when I put up walls to keep others out I also wall myself into solitary place of confinement.

Jesus never mistreated anyone just because they mistreated Him. He confronted them in a spirit of gentleness and then continued to love them.

When we trust God more than our feelings it confuses the devil. I mean when he throws you his best shot and he can't budge you from believing God he won't know what to do with you anymore.

You have so many capabilities & potential. Start celebrating the life God has given you!

Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do.

I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn't taught by men - it's a gift from God.

I can't very well be teaching one way and living my life another way. What I do in life must be consistent with the things I say. And the same goes for you.

Words are containers for power

Contentment with life is not a feeling but it is a decision we must make.

We don't always help people by doing everything for them. That type of behavior can actually contribute to their problems because it helps then never take responsibility on their own.

We cannot control what others do to us but through God we can control the way we respond to them.

When we are overly concerned with what people think we will be controlled by the thoughts and opinions of other people.

If you will stop feeding your feelings then they will stop controlling you.

My father was a mean controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable.

God can't drive a parked car.

Things in themselves have no life in them. A car can't comfort or encourage you. A house means nothing if there's no life and love inside.

God knows the mess we're in when He calls us. His light shines greater through "cracked pots" than it does through those who have it all together.

The devil is no longer looking for an open door in your life. He will take any crack you give him.

Humility is not something that comes naturally. But it is a cardinal virtue that should be pursued more than any other.

Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God.

Our faith is released as we say pray and do the Word.

Your word is your honor. If you say you're going to do something then you need to do it.

Do you serve God or do you serve your feelings? Believe the Word of God over and above your feelings.

Excellence - Take what you have and do the BEST with it.

Don't do what's right to get something. Do the right thing because it's the right thing.

Do what's right first. Don't sit around and wait for someone else to do the right thing first.

My purpose in life is to do right and to glorify God.

Do what you don't want to do to get what you want to get.

When you feel like it's too hard to obey God remember that He will never tell you to do something without giving you the grace power and ability to do it.

Learning to live for others isn't something that just comes naturally to anybody. You have to train yourself to do it.

Wisdom is doing now what you are going to be happy with later on

If you want to be free just start doing what God wants you to do one step at a time and you'll eventually walk out of your messes.

A lot of times people make other people responsible for their joy: 'You're not making me happy you're not doing this you're not doing that.'

Faithfulness is not doing something right once but doing something right over and over and over and over.

Take a firm grasp on God's sovereignty and trust His love even when you don't understand His purpose.

The great quest of life has always been to discover truth.

We can get excited by thinking about what all we have or can have OR we can get discouraged by thinking about what all we don't have.

You can't fulfill all the expectations of everyone you know so you might as well go ahead & disappoint them & get it over with.

I have learned that I really do have discipline self-control and patience. But they were given to me as a seed and it's up to me to choose to develop them.

Discipline enables you to think first and act second.

Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious.. Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.

Regret is distress over a desire unfulfilled or an action performed or not performed.

Most of us have a "Do Not Disturb" sign around our necks.

Don't allow yourself to be upset and disturbed. Hold your peace because without it you have no power.

One day the idea that God loved me dropped from my head into my heart.

Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping your enemy will die.

Make happiness a habit. Be so happy you drive the devil stark-raving mad.

I pray while driving. I pray while working and while relaxing.

Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past while grace deals with the present and future.

Everyday ask God for favor. He can open doors for you that no one else can open.

Negative minds full of fear and doubt produce negative lives which can ultimately destroy your life.

Positive minds produce positive lives. Negative minds produce negative lives. Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope. Negative thoughts are always full of fear and doubt.

Having a rough day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? It's called purpose. You're alive for a reason. Don't give up

You don't need to know what tomorrow holds; all you need to know is the One who holds tomorrow.

Perfectionists demand perfection from themselves first and foremost.

God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you - Both are equally imporant to Him.

The Israelites' slavery in Egypt is the equivalent of our slavery to sin. God sent Moses to deliver them from bondage and He sent Jesus Christ to set us free.

Worrying is trying to figure out what to do to save yourself rather than trusting in God for deliverance.

God wants us to be totally dependent on Him and suffering seems to bring us to that point.

How one life turns out is not dependent on what people do to us or what they don't do for us.

God has created us to be dependent upon Him to bring Him our challenges and allow Him to help us with them.

Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

We will never enjoy life unless we make a quality decision to do so.

We worship God with our entire life - with every decision we make and everything we do

When you need to make a decision don't let your emotions vote.

If Satan can defeat you in your thoughts then he can defeat you anywhere else as well

Sometimes you must suffer through something to defeat your fear of it.

God's first line of defense - and offense - for every situation is prayer.

Trusting Him to work out your circumstances instead of using your own might and power will bring deep satisfying joy into your life.

Any time we are misused or used for a purpose other than what God intended us for it's damaging.

Mercy is the stuff you give to people that don't deserve it.

Your emotions are very unstable and should never be the foundation for direction in your life.

Gaining a victory is more difficult than maintaining it once you have it.

If you are facing a difficult task don't put it off. If you do it will just keep tormenting you.

After years of abuse it was difficult for me to understand God's love. It took me years to truly understand it.

We all face storms in life. Some are more difficult than others but we all go through trials and tribulation. That's why we have the gift of faith.

Potential is a priceless treasure like gold. All of us have gold hidden within but we have to dig to get it out.

Your body is the house you live in. If you destroy it...you have to leave!

Satan wants us to constantly focus on everything that is wrong with us and look at how far we still have to go. But God desires for us to rejoice in how far we have already come.

Grace is God doing for us what we could never do and what we will never deserve.

Don't just let the devil use your mind as a garbage dump.

New level New devil.

Satan can control you if you let outward things determine your security.

Character isn't developed when we get what we want. Character is developed when we don't get what we want.

The way anything is developed is through practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and more practice.

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop.

Where there is no opposition to evil it multiplies.

When it comes to our everyday habits it's important to ask: 'Am I putting God first?'

Make sure you are doing what is important to God-not just what is important to everyone else you know.

Treat everyone you meet as if they have infinite value because in God's eyes they do

Our past may explain why we're suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage.

We have to get rid of excuses no matter why you are the way you are don't let it be an excuse to stay that way.

Excellence is going the extra mile.

Everything is subject to change except God Himself.

I used to worry about every little thing trying to figure out every problem. Well I realize now how foolish that was. I was no more in control of my life than the man on the moon.

I make mistakes every day. I'm not perfect in my behavior but I want to be and that's what God is after a heart that wants to be.

God's mercy is fresh and new every morning.

When you put your feet on the floor every morning Hell should shake!

So much of what we do every single day is the result of habits that we have formed over time.

As you read or listen to God's Word and spend time talking to Him in prayer your spirit will eventually become stronger than your flesh.

A person who refuses to give up will always succeed eventually.

Were all important in god's eyes.

Put your expectations on God not on people.

We can fear things into existence. Fear looks into the future and imagines the worst that can happen.

Unhappiness comes when you try to be like everyone else rather than embracing the unique person that you are.

God is not there just for emergencies.

God plants dreams in people's hearts. But many people do not continue all the way to the end in order to follow Him to the fulfillment of that dream.

God is with you and He'll help you make spiritual progress-strengthening and encouraging you to keep on keeping on during rough times. It's easy to quit but it takes faith to press on to victory.

When you take time with God and listen to His voice He renews your strength and enables you to handle life.

I want to encourage you to place yourself totally into God's hands and allow Him to be the Manager of your life.

God is a great God! I want to encourage you to expect great things from Him.

The most effective prayers are usually the simple prayers.

God is good and He cannot be anything else.

One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.

Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.

When we fill our thoughts with right things the wrong ones have no room to enter

You can't enjoy your life if you don't enjoy YOURSELF.

You will never enjoy life if you do not enjoy yourself.

Pray about everything and worry about nothing. You will enjoy life much more.

If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems.

Whatever your situation God wants to heal you strengthen you and lead you to a place where you can enjoy life again.

Sometimes I just sit still and enjoy God's presence.

You can enjoy anything if you make up your mind to.

It is sad that today many times people give up in the hard times and never get to enjoy the fruit of all their labor.

Don't waste your life waiting until everything is perfect before you start enjoying it.

God forgives us and remembers our sin no more; therefore stop remembering what God has forgotten.

If someone has offended you start sowing forgiveness. You may need some yourself someday.

Forgiveness is nothing more and nothing less than an act of self-healing-an act of self-empowermen t.

There are times when God leaves huge question marks as tools in our lives to stretch our our faith.

Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.

If you can help a child you don't have to spend years repairing an adult.

Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid!

Where the mind goes the man follows.

I like to work and am a focused person.

Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply!

Life isn't fair but God is.

Life is not fair; God is.

If you will make time with God your first priority everything else in your life will fall into place.

I learned that what happened to me did not have to define who I was. My past could not control my future unless I allowed it to.

Too often we spend our time in the past or the future. We need to learn to live now - mentally as well as physically and spiritually.

If you want to have sustained joy you have to not only make sure that you think right but you also have to make decisions now that are going to guarantee some joy in the future.

We're not like robots. God promises to guide us through the Holy Spirit but He gives us the freedom to make our own decisions.