Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen

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Many things God asks us to do are not fair. It’s not about being fair; it’s about passing the test. If you’ll do the right thing when it’s hard, God will make it up to you.

Paying people back is overrated. Being vindictive, getting even doesn’t bring you lasting joy. That’s a temporary high, then it’s gone.

When God can trust you to handle favor, influence, and power without using it to be vindictive, to get even, to prove your point, then He can take you to new levels.

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Be good to those that have betrayed you; show mercy to those that have lied about you; be kind to the people that tried to hold you back.

It’s easy to trust Him when we’re getting good breaks, things are going great, but you have to learn to trust Him in the night seasons: when things aren’t going your way and you don’t see anything happening.

How somebody treats you doesn’t change your value. What they say or don’t say doesn’t lessen who you are.

Your value is not based on what you do, who you know, or how many people celebrate you; that’s all superficial. That can change. Your value comes from your Creator.


Pain will change us. How the pain changes you is up to you. You can come out bitter, or you can come out better. Don’t just go through it; grow through it. There is purpose in your pain.

You’re too blessed to be angry, too blessed to be bitter, too blessed to hold a grudge, too blessed to think about what didn’t work out.

If you don’t let the wrong people go, you’ll never meet the right ones. Find people that feed you and not just need you.

Don’t compare your life to other people. Run your race. God’s purpose for your life is not the same as theirs. Don’t look to the left or to the right. Stay focused on your calling.

God is going to show out, not only to take you into your destiny, but to prove to the people around you that the Lord is on your side. He's about to do something so big, so unusual, so out of the ordinary, that there won’t be any doubt that His favor is on your life.

You can’t control what people do, what they say, but you can control how you respond. Don’t give away your joy.

Everything that happens is a part of God’s plan. Don’t get bitter. Don’t hold a grudge. Leave it in God’s hands.

Your time is coming. God has not forgotten what He promised you. Your mistakes didn’t cancel your destiny; people not being for you hasn’t stopped His plan.

Every failure is preparing you. Don't be so afraid of failure that you don’t get out of your comfort zone. You will learn more through failure than you will through success. You’ll learn more in the difficult times than you will in the good times.

Get ready; peace is coming, favor is coming, victory is coming. You’re going to see God override what’s trying to stop you. There’s no storm too strong that He can’t calm. No giant too big that He can’t defeat.