Joel Osteen is an American televangelist whose work inspires millions of people all over the world through live, televised, and online church services.

As a young man Joel was passionate about television production and had never thought that he would follow his father’s footsteps in ministry. Whenever his father encouraged him, he would politely decline the offer and continue working behind the scenes.

However, in 1999 Osteen finally gave in and accepted his father’s proposal. Sadly, John Osteen died six days after his son preached his first sermon. The event convinced Joel that this was the path he had to follow and soon he became the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church.

Today, Joel Osteen is one of the most watched inspirational figures in America. His sermons are broadcast by television and streamed live on the internet. His inspirational messages can reach and inspire anyone to rediscover their true purpose in life.

Here are 20 inspirational Joel Osteen quotes to lift your spirit.


There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people up.


Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.

Believe there are great breaks in your future. Believe for explosive blessings. You’ve got to pray for big things. You’ve got to believe for big things.

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test.

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

Sometimes we say faith is spelled R I-S-K. Sometimes, you’ve got to risk if you feel a calling deep down. You’ve got to take that step of faith.

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.

God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give.


Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can.

If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.

The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.

God made you a masterpiece – be blessed, secure, disciplined and equipped.

Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days.

If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.

You can be happy where you are.

The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’ The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’

The greatest difficulty always comes right before the birth of a dream.