Words matter. These are the best Joyce Meyer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Spending time with God through prayer and His Word is a prerequisite for having a great life and fulfilling your purpose.
The more people I reach, the more people there are that have opinions about me. Not everyone loves me, but I have to be okay no matter what they think about me.
If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy!
Not everyone loves me, but I have to be okay no matter what they think about me.
Life isn’t fair, but God is.
Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.
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!
We can fear things into existence. Fear looks into the future and imagines the worst that can happen.
The great quest of life has always been to discover truth.
We all have two lives: an inner life and an outer life. Your inner life is your soul life, which includes your mind, will and emotions. Your outer life is your physical life. And while God cares about every detail of your life, He is more concerned with your inner life than your outer life.
I’ve learned through my own relationship with God that He’s not expecting me to be perfect; He wants me to do my best to be in His will and take steps of faith as He leads me, through His Word and the promptings He speaks to my heart.
God’s first line of defense – and offense – for every situation is prayer.
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.
Satan is the master distracter. He is always working to keep us off track in our walk with God.
Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.
In my relationship with God, I’ve learned that if I follow a ‘formula’ for how I spend my time with Him, then I’m just accomplishing a checklist of things I feel obligated to do to please Him. This makes my spiritual life more about doing what I need to do to fulfill an obligation than something meaningful.
If God can’t get you to obey Him concerning your money, he won’t get to anything else you got.
I just really believe people have to get hungry. I think maybe what we need to do, instead of trying to stuff our beliefs down people’s throats, is just pray for them to really be hungry and to see their neediness.
Although God loves us unconditionally, He does get angry at sin, wickedness and evil. But He is not an angry God. God hates sin, but He loves sinners! He will never approve of sin in your life, but He always loves you and wants to work with you to make progress in living a holy life in Christ.
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.
Choosing an attitude of faith will release peace out of your spirit and into your soul.
One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.
It seems like a lot of people seek their peace in things. And most of us are not even satisfied with the things we have… we always want more.
If someone you know makes a bad decision or uses bad judgment, it doesn’t mean you have to allow that to alter your attitude. Why should you allow anyone else’s bad decisions to send you into a tailspin of misery?
So many people live with anger and unforgiveness, and many of them are Christians.
Did you know there’s a difference between being busy and being fruitful? Did you ever stop to think that just being busy – running around in circles all day but not accomplishing anything – is the same as wasting your time? It’s frustrating to expend so much energy and time and not have any fruit from your effort!
Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn’t ‘spiritual.’ Somehow or another, they feel the need to hurry through the grocery store, dash through the house cleaning, and rush through all the daily aspects of life that seem irrelevant to their faith.
I think the perception of peace is what distracts most people from really having it.
There is no hope of anyone going to Heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in Hell.
Your joy comes from how you think, the choices that we make in life.
I think there’s more women that watch me than men, but I don’t look at myself as just a minister to women. My ministry began that way, but I really feel like the Word of God is for everybody.
God’s mercy is fresh and new every morning.
God doesn’t love me any more or less because I had some work done on my face.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don’t learn to submit to authority, we won’t ever learn to submit to God.
It’s certainly not wrong to want to be a better person. God gave us that desire.
I think happiness is a goal all of us can agree on. Let’s face it – we all would like to be happy.
Know that as a Christian, your destiny is to be Christlike in all of your ways.
Motives reveal why we do what we do, which is actually more important to God than what we’re doing.
I want to let you in on a little secret: I don’t always feel like I’m a success. That’s right. There are plenty of times when I feel like I’ve just totally messed up and failed to connect with the people I’m trying to communicate with.
I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it’s like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way.
We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn’t make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.
My father was a mean, controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable.
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.
We clearly see in God’s Word that anything He tells us to do, He will give us the ability to do it. But do we really believe it? Do we want to believe it? It’s easier to come up with excuses for why we can’t do things that are hard or that we really don’t want to do.
I pray while driving. I pray while working, and while relaxing.
God doesn’t do things halfway. He goes all out! When God does something, it’s not just barely enough, mediocre or lukewarm.
I don’t think there’s anyone who would say they don’t want or need more of God’s power in their life.
When it comes to our everyday habits, it’s important to ask: ‘Am I putting God first?’
The truth is God created us to have relationship with us. He wants to love us and take care of us, and He wants us to love Him. That’s where our walk with Christ has to start.
Don’t just let the devil use your mind as a garbage dump.
How one life turns out is not dependent on what people do to us or what they don’t do for us.
I like to talk to myself ahead of time so when temptation comes, I’ve already made up my mind that I have the victory.
The last thing the devil wants you to do is be an obedient Christian.
I’ve learned that usually, the less I know about other people, the better off I am.
Many people in the western world are spoiled by the conveniences of our culture.
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
I wonder how many decisions we make every day. I believe it’s probably hundreds. We decide whether or not to get out of bed, what we’ll eat, what we’ll do, what we’ll think about, what we’ll say… and on and on.
I like gifts. I like to give them and I like to get them.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
Jesus never mistreated anyone just because they mistreated Him. He confronted them in a spirit of gentleness and then continued to love them.
Extremely religious, legalistic people have a criticism or judgment about everyone and everything. They just have a way of bringing people down with what they say.
We should never let material things get ahead of God or become so important in our lives that we can’t walk away from them if He tells us to. Anything you own that has a hold on you is a problem.
I tell people, and it’s the truth, I could sit in my garage for a week and it won’t make me a car. And you can sit in church till your bottom is flat and that won’t make you a servant of Christ.
Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.
Simplicity is a key to avoiding complication. Part of the definition of simplicity is ‘not complex or complicated; sincere.’