I know what's in my future is greater than what's in my past so I am pressing forward in life.
Understand that the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows you are closest to your breakthrough. He'd leave you alone if he thought you were going to live in mediocrity. If you keep pressing on toward your promise, through faith and patience, you will get there.
I just wanted to get the message that God had put into my heart into another form, because I knew the print media would reach a different group of people.
I believe there's a heaven you know. Afterwards, there's, you know, a place called hell. And I believe it's when we have a relationship with God and his son Jesus and that's what the Bible teaches us. I believe it.
Associate with people of vision. Be around those who inspire you and motivate you to reach your dreams.
That's it. I'm going to start making the right choices.
When God puts something in your heart and deep down you know it's a destiny moment, don't wait for ten confirmations. Do what God is asking you to do now.
Nobody owes me anything. I am not at a disadvantage. I am equipped, empowered, and anointed.
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.
Program your mind with what God says about you and a transformation will take place.
If you will transform your mind, God will transform your life.
When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They're sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.
Hold on to that new, enlarge 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.
I DECLARE God is going before me making crooked places straight. He has already lined up the right people, the right opportunities and solutions to problems I haven't had. No person, no sickness, no disappointment, can stop His plan. What he promised will come to pass.
Believe that God is in control. There is no need to be stressed out or worried.
Take time to make a difference. Don't just obsess about how you can make your life better. Think about how you can make somebody else's life better as well.
When you are committed to doing what's right, you are sowing seeds for God's blessings. You will never go wrong by taking the high road and doing more that is required.
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!
Your best days are still out in front of you.
You can't talk mediocrity and expect to have victory. You are prophesying your future. If you want a shift to occur, you've got to think positive.
Your thoughts about your circumstances have you down. On the other hand, you can be in one of the biggest battles of your life, and still be filled with joy and peace and victory -- if you simply learn how to choose the right thought. It's time to think about what you're thinking about.
When you have a spirit of excellence, you do the right thing not because somebody is watching or making you do it; you do it because it's the right thing to do.
When you acknowledge God, He will go before you and make the crooked places straight.
If you start praising your wife, if you start telling her how beautiful she is, and how glad you are to have her in your life, when you talk about the good, you will draw out the good. If you talk about the negative, you'll draw out the negative. It's up to you.
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.
The main message of it is to not get stagnant and that God wants us to continue to grow and become a better person.
A victor's mentality becomes a victor's reality.
The Scripture says that God blesses where men walk in unity, so we just thought it's good for us to come together as Democrats, Republicans; believers, nonbelievers, all different walks of life and say hey, we are here to celebrate the goodness of God.
Certainly there are times in all of our lives when bad things happen, or things don't turn out as we had hoped. But that's when we we must a decision that we're going to be happy inspite of our circumstances.
Don't get stuck where you are, keep growing. It's a decision you have to make because it is easy to get stuck. Make a decision to develop better habits, to have better relationships and just to keep the enthusiasm for life.
Resist discouragement by speaking His Word over your future. Keep standing. Keep hoping; keep believing because He is working behind the scenes. He's going to accelerate your times and lead you into the life of victory He has for you.
You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.
I like to start my day off every morning, take the first half hour and just search my own heart, see if I'm on the right course, try to be honest with myself -- am I doing this for the right reasons?
When you have big dreams, you're going to have big challenges. If you were an average person you would have average problems.
When you get knocked down, don't stay down; get back up again. Nothing good is going to happen as long as you're down on yourself.
You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you've ever even imagined. But if you're going to become all you were created to be, you've got to take off the average label.
You didn't accidentally get your personality, looks and gifts. You were designed on purpose to be the way you are. You have what you need to fulfill your destiny.
I want to be blessed so I can build orphanages. Blessed so I can build hospitals and do other things with our finances.
Your life will follow your expectations. What you expect is what you will get. If you dwell on positive thoughts, you will move in that direction; if you continually think negative thoughts, you will live a negative life.
We minister the Word of God. The proclamation of the Gospel comes after individuals have opened their hearts to God and turned from themselves to others. Only then are they truly ready to hear and benefit fully from the Word of the Lord.
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.
You were created to make somebody else's life better. Somebody needs your smile. They need your love, your encouragement and your gifts.
You didn't just show up on planet Earth by accident.. You were handpicked by Almighty God.
It is your choice to be happy. Make up your mind to enjoy this day, to have a blessed, prosperous, victorious year. You may have some setbacks and your circumstances may change, but don't let that change your mind. Keep it set on happiness.
Shake off the self-pity, shake off the defeat and get ready for God to do something new. He is going to pay you back for every injustice.
Look for ways to be a blessing.
Simple words of encouragement can brighten somebody's day.
When I took over from my father, he came from the Southern Baptist background, and back 40-50 years ago, there was a lot more of that.I don't believe -- maybe it was for a time. But I don't have it in my heart to condemn people. I'm there to encourage them.
Sustaining faith is what sets you through those dark nights of the soul when you don't know where to go or what to do, and it seems that you can't last another day…but because of your faith in God, you do.
We're not always going to understand why something happens.True faith is trusting even when it doesn't make sense.
God never said that we wouldn't have unfair situations, that we wouldn't experience loss. But He promised if we would stay in faith, He would restore everything that was stolen.
You need to associate with people who inspire you,
people that challenge you to raise higher,
people that make you better.
Don't waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth.
Your destiny is too important.
When you go through a loss, a disappointment or a bad break up, don't expect to come out the same. Expect to come out better off than you were before.
Learn to trust His timing. Don't get in a hurry; don't grow impatient; don't try to force doors open. Don't try to make things happen in your own strength. Let God do it His way.
You may not be where you want to be, but you can look back and be thankful you're not where you used to be.
Every day, set your mind in the right direction. Find something to be grateful for.
I'm blessed to be a blessing to someone else.
When you come to a dark valley, a difficult season or a sickness, don't worry about it, God will give you the grace and strength you need.
Be sensitive to the needs of those around you. Live as a healer. Lift the fallen, restore the broken, and encourage the discouraged.
Truth is, no two people are completely compatible. We have to learn to become one. That means we may have to make sacrifices; we may have to overlook some things. We must be willing to compromise for the good of the relationship.
God doesn't care what you're not. He cares who you are. You are His, you come from the Master, and when He adds His extra to your ordinary and His super to your natural, nothing is impossible for you.
Your destiny is too great, your assignment too important, your time too valuable. Don't let fear intimidate you.
The power to see change in your life can be found in the words you speak. You have the power to set the destiny for your life by what comes out of your mouth.
God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.
There are times you will be given intuition, you just know something, and you can't explain it. Don't override it. Don't talk yourself out of it. That's the Creator giving you inside information.
It's easy to see the negative, but every person has something great about them. Develop a habit of looking for the good.
Don't focus on the good old days, look forward towards the good new days.
No matter what may be happening today, God has good things in store for your future! It may not be easy to see now, but God has already lined up a new beginning, new friendships and new opportunities for you.
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.
Change the way you speak about yourself and you can change your life.
Today could be the start of something amazing.
Don't just go through it; grow through it.
Instead of telling God how big your problems are, tell your problem how BIG your God is.
Be a victor, not a victim.
You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you.
When you keep God in first place, He will take you to places you've never dreamed of.
Be the one to stand out in the crowd.
I'm getting better every day in every way.
Where is the love that will overlook a person's faults?
One touch of His (God's) favor can put you fifty years ahead of where you thought you'd be.
Because you have honored God, He will put you in a position you never could have attained on your own. It's not just your education, not just your talent, or the family you come from. It's the hand of God shifting you to a new level of your destiny.
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.
Your enemies, your critics, the people that are trying to push you down-God can use them to push you up.
Quit dwelling on the negative things people have said about you. You don't have to have everyone's approval. You have God's approval.
People will try to label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. You can't stop negative comments or prevent negative labels, but you can choose to not let them hold you back.
A grateful heart is like a sponge that soaks up God's goodness.
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.
One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.