Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. As of 2018, Osteen’s televised sermons were seen by approximately 10 million viewers in the US and several million more in over 100 countries weekly. Osteen has also written several best-selling books.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
My friends and I had fun together, but I was more reserved, not at all the life of the party. I would just be the quiet one in the room.
Just because something didn’t work out your way, or somebody disappointed you, that does not change who you are.
I think God gives every one of us our own will, and unfortunately, some people choose to do evil things with it.
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.
It’s flattering to people who stop you and say that you’ve helped them and all. But, again, you know, you’ve got to stay humble because as quick as you came up, you can come down.
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.
I think how you start the day many times determines what kind of day you’re going to have.
I think sometimes the critics want me to beat people down, and that’s not in me. I want to lift people up.
Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don’t think God categorizes sins.
The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’ The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’
People are skeptical of many televangelists, and I’m sensitive to that.
Don’t grow accustomed to living with less, doing less, and being less to the point that you eventually sit back and accept it.
I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.
You cannot let where you are today cause you to get stuck. I’m going to be my best right now. That’s what faith is all about.
You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.