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210 Steven Furtick Quotes to Fulfill Your Divine Fate

2. “The voice you believe will determine the future you experience.” 

3. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” 

4. “Every heart has an atmosphere. What is the atmosphere of your heart? Nothing good develops in an atmosphere of anxiety.” 

5. “Whatever the what-if is, as quickly as I can, I must assess the nature of the fear. What, specifically, am I so afraid of?” 

6. “Obedience is your responsibility. The outcome is God’s!” 

7. “One of the enemy’s most effective strategies is to get you to focus on what you don’t have, what you used to have, or what someone else has that you wish you had. He does this to keep you from looking around and asking, ‘God, what can You do through what I have?'”

8. “What are you forfeiting in your life, right now, because of the force of fear pushing against your faith? Because you’re listening to the wrong voice?” 

9. “True freedom in Christ comes when you realize you have nothing to prove to anyone, because in Christ, God fully approves of you.” 

10. “Love is not words, it’s actions, and love isn’t feelings, it’s a decision.” 

11. “Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.”

12. “Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.” 

13. “If you want to change the direction of your life, change the declaration of your lips.” 

14. “You can’t fulfill your calling in your comfort zone!” 

15. “Enjoy the journey because the destination is a mirage.” 

16. “Stop waiting for what you want, and start working on what you have—this can turn your greatest frustration into your greatest potential innovation. If you’ll do your part, God will begin to do what only He can do—He’ll make your box bigger.”

17. “Don’t fear opposition. Expect it, and use it as an opportunity to fuel your growth.”

18. “The death of contentment is comparison.”

19. “You can’t be afraid to stare into the pupils of the possibility of pain and see it for what it is.”

20. “Audacious faith is not passive, neither is audacious prayer. Every aspiration you have in prayer needs an accompanying action. Otherwise, you’re not really praying. You’re just pontificating. You do the natural. Trust God for the super.”

21. “My joy is not determined by what happens to me, but what Christ is doing in me and through me.”

22. “Being brave doesn’t mean we have no fear. It means we refuse to be overcome by it.”

23. “What do you do when your greatest accomplishments lead you straight down the path of an even greater fear?”

24. “When God demands more of you, it’s because He sees more in you.”

25. “Would have. Could have. Should have. This is the language of condemnation underscored by the passivity of regret. It’s a dead language. The thing is, you can’t un-sin. You can only repent.”

26. “Make faith your starting place—not your last resort.”

27. “Because fear often finds its power, not in our actual situation, but in what we tell ourselves about our situation.”

28. “God gives the exact experiences He wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny He designed for them.”

29. “The goal of faith isn’t to take away your fears but to leverage those fears to create bolder belief.”

30. “Failure isn’t final until you quit!”

31. “The one who lives outside of time invites you into a reality that is informed by His perfect plans to give you hope and a future. God speaks in the past tense about battles you’re currently fighting, and He buries the shame of yesterday in order to resurrect the moment you are in and sustain you in the season He is calling you to embrace.” 

32. “God cannot bless who you pretend to be.”

33. “When you know the builder, you can have complete confidence in the quality of His work.”

34. “The next time you lose your momentum in daily life as you’re chasing after God’s best for you, don’t give up and conclude that it’s over. The greater life hasn’t ended for you. It’s only out of sight under the waters of the ordinary, and God can resurface it, supernaturally, as many times as it takes. As many times as you’re willing.”

35. “You can’t make God move in your life, but you can make room for God to move in your life.”

36. “I don’t believe God’s called me to survive the world, but to change it for His glory.”

37. “God will arrange every experience in your life to serve His purpose.”

38. “I want you to live in the middle of a move of God.”

39. “If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform.”

40. “If God always met our expectations, He’d never be able to exceed them.”

41. “The minute I start being afraid of what people might say is the minute I become useless to God.”

42. “If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.”

43. “God is not ashamed to be identified with the parts of you that you think you need to hide. What God has done for you is greater than the record of sin and shame that stands against you.”

44. “If you’re going to ask God to do something impossible in your life, you’ve got to have some clarity about what you’re asking for.”

45. “The standard God has for you has nothing to do with approval, and everything to do with purpose.”

46. “Whatever season of life you’re in right now, don’t be so focused on the next gift you want that you miss the grace God has already given you.”

47. “God knows everything about you—including the ugly parts, the broken parts, and the dysfunctional parts—yet He still believes in you. He still has a future and a hope for you.”

48. “When your perspective is preloaded with the Word of God, lies lose their power over your life.”

49. “Prayer is the arena where our faith meets God’s abilities.”

50. “It is what it is, but with God, it’s not what it seems. Where you see failure, God sees a new future. Where you see rejection, God sees refinement.”

51. “Be governed by your calling, not your circumstance.”

52. “Lots of times, our main problem isn’t our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem.”

53. “Accomplishing the impossible is all about seeing the invisible.”

54. “Audacious faith is the raw material that authentic Christianity is made of. It’s the stuff that triggers ordinarily level-headed people like you and me to start living with unusual boldness.”

55. “The faith to step out is worthless without the faithfulness to stick it out.”

56. “I’m not raising my kids to survive the world. I’m raising them to change it.”

57. “Audacious vision never cowers in the darkness.”

58. “Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.”

59. “Many people never reach greater because they don’t leave good enough behind.”

60. “Today’s excuses are tomorrow’s regrets dressed in disguise.”

61. “It is the experience of love that enables us to change.”

62. “Most of us are so focused on what we don’t have that we’re blinded to what we do have.”

63. “You don’t have to accept every attitude that your emotions suggest!”

64. “Our aim should be pointing others to Christ, not impressing them with our Christ-likeness.”

65. “Your praise is contagious, so is your complaint. What are you carrying today?”

66. “Faith leads you past your fears and reassures you of God’s presence, and after a while, you begin to trust that God is going to lift you above the waves this time, just like he did last time.”

67. “Seize God’s vision. Activate your faith. Make your move.”

68. “The strength of your faith is directly related to your willingness to apply it in places you don’t fully understand yet.”

69. “When you have a dream in your heart, but no earthly idea how to make it happen, keeping your faith intact is a full-time job.”

70. “Don’t fear failure—fear faithlessness. Don’t fear attack—fear apathy. Don’t fear rejection—fear regret.”

71. “God can turn fear into faith, pain into potential, rejection into destiny.”

72. “Faith will tell you to have patience when everything else is telling you to panic. Faith will tell you to hold on when everything else is telling you to let go. Faith will tell you to push forward when everything else is telling you to pull back.”

73. “Faithfulness is not a feeling. It’s a choice you can make even in the midst of great frustration.”

74. “Just because your progress isn’t obvious doesn’t mean your faith isn’t working.”

75. “Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes, it means He changes you.”

76. “Confidence without humility is arrogance. Humility without confidence is weakness. Confidence and humility are both biblical, and they’re equally essential for living a life of true faith.”

77. “Living your problems and loving them like locked rooms is much different from denying them or capitulating to them. It is believing that God is with you in the imperfect, even disappointing circumstances of your life. It is saying to Him with faith in your heart.”

78. “People who walk in audacious faith don’t stop and pray. Audacious faith teaches us to push and pray.”

79. “In everything you do, ask yourself—is this worth my while? Over-commitment can be the greatest enemy of calling.”

80. “Could it be that God intends for us to have the same kind of audacious faith—the kind of faith that dares to believe God for the impossible—as a normal way of life?”

81. “The only force in the world powerful enough to overtake fear is the full-grown love of God.”

82. “Don’t you dare let the magnitude of your fears send you back to dry land.” 

83. “What is the fear of God, then? It is being terrified of ever being outside of His protection.”

84. “In other words, you either kick fear out of your heart, or it will keep you out of the places God has prepared for you.”

85. “The people who accomplish the most astounding things for God’s glory aren’t the people who feel the least fear. Often, they’re the ones who deal with the most intense fear. But instead of letting that fear disable their dreams, they start increasing their capacity for faith. They act on the part of God’s direction they do understand, and they leave the rest up to him.”

86. “The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act.”

87. “Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic.”

88. “Did you know it’s possible to have the right passion but have the wrong expression of the right passion?”

89. “You cannot endure what you never enjoy!”

90. “When it comes to our integrity, one moment in a dark place can cast a shadow for a lifetime.”

91. “Even when you can’t get seem to get your act together, your identity is secure and completely intact. Because in Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you do or cannot do.”

92. “What matters most is not what I think I am or am not. What matters is what my Father sees in me and what He says about me.”

93. “Nothing gets stronger without resistance.”

94. “In your struggle, God gives the gift of comfort so that later, you can give others the gift of empathy.”

95. “Your opponent may be larger in appearance, but if you have the Holy Spirit—God’s deposit within you—the advantage is yours.”

96. “If your problem is too big for you, it’s just the right size for God.”

97. “Don’t be ashamed to celebrate victories that may seem small to others. Only you and God know what they really cost.”

98. “I can’t expect God’s blessing on my work unless I do it God’s way.”

99. “It shouldn’t freak you out to realize that God’s eyes are on you because He doesn’t see you through eyes of disapproval or disappointment. His presence is not a sign of condemnation. It’s actually an invitation. God is present with you, through His Holy Spirit, because He intends to uproot you from the tyranny of the familiar, shatter the monotonous life you’ve had, and take you on an adventure.”

100. “God guarantees that His word will not return void. He doesn’t guarantee that the return will be immediate. Keep sowing!”

101. “You must follow Jesus for yourself, but you can’t follow Him by yourself.”

102. “The only thing harder than waiting on God is wishing that you had!”

103. “Accepting God’s acceptance of me doesn’t mean I’m going to stop trying. It means I’m going to stop trying out, and I am intentionally redirecting my obsession.”

104. “Maybe God wants to do something beyond your abilities, and he is far less intimidated by your failures and limits than you are.”

105. “Jesus will always move away from religious drama and toward the needs of people who are hurting. Jesus will always go out of His way to find and minister to people who others will go out of their way to avoid. I love Him for that.”

106. “If you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life.”

107. “Before you were born—before any of your defects were apparent to you—they were absolutely apparent to God. That didn’t stop Him from calling your name and setting you apart. He placed you on the earth at a certain time for a pre-decided purpose.”

108. “The same power that stopped the sun and raised Christ from the grave lives in every believer!”

109. “We thank Him for everything before we ask Him for anything!”

110. “Whatever God does next in your life will emerge from what you’re doing right now.”

111. “If your life is under attack right now, it could be a sign that you’re carrying something of value.”

112. “We tend to overestimate what we’d do with opportunities we don’t have while underestimating what we could do with opportunities we do have!”

113. “Our lives can be a bit like that. We can spend so much time and energy trying to be like other people that we never let the world hear the real us. What’s worse, we never hear the real us.”

114. “It’s resolving to live with the mindset that declares.”

115. “We constantly analyze and summarize each other. We compare people to our standards—spoken or unspoken—to see how they measure up then, we accept them or reject them. We praise them or criticize them. We revere them or ridicule them. We all secretly administer exams in the university of our own opinions.”

116. “It’s hard to differentiate between a vision and a delusion—both cause you to see things that no one else sees.”

117. “When you know who you are, you will know what to do.”

118. “At the bottom, you see that the same rock that holds up your life in clear skies is supporting your future when everything around you shakes, and rocks, and reels.”

119. “When we allow our thoughts to go unchecked, a steady drip of lies cements the wrong patterns within our minds, building a Berlin Wall of bad beliefs.”

120. “True creativity is fresh, but not always original.”

121. “Etch your vision in stone but sketch your strategy in pencil.”

122. “True ministry isn’t just ‘cut and paste,’ it has to be birthed from the inside out.”

123. “Most believers aren’t in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They’re facing a danger that’s far greater—wasting them.”

124. “Audacity isn’t the absence of uncertainty and ambiguity. Audacity is believing that God’s promise is bigger than my ‘perhaps.'”

125. “Perfectionism is the enemy of progress.”

126. “God sets boundaries before He gives blessing.”

127. “God’s plan is not always a route that makes sense. But then again, He never said it would be easy—just that it’d be worth it.”

128. “If you think you have to swap unworthy for worthy, you will bang your forehead against a self-created wall for the rest of your life, and you’ll never get any closer to your goal. But once you realize that God’s acceptance overrules your unworthiness, you can instantly find peace.”

129. “The more deeply we reinforce our identity in Christ, the more fortified we will be against the onslaught of opposing voices in our lives.”

130. “I choose to believe that the same God who intervened to bring His son back to life intervened on this day in history to help His people.”

131. “But sometimes, even though the life you have is good, you’re haunted by a sense that on the other side of the fence that marks off the life you’re living is a greater place that God is preparing for you.”

132. “God’s word is perfect and powerful, but if we don’t make it personal, it will not change our lives.”

133. “Before He gives His grace, He takes my shame. Before He gives His light, He takes my darkness.”

134. “I tend to be one of those people who take great pride in calling it like I see it. I say things like, ‘I’m not being grumpy, or negative, or pessimistic. I’m just keeping it real.’ I’m not complaining. I’m just calling it like I see it. But people armed with a spirit of gratitude know that often it is what you call it. So what if, instead of calling it like we see it, we began to call it like God says it?”

135. “The world of what-ifs is a black hole, and it will suck your joy, peace, and hope into its vortex if you venture near its vicinity.”

136. “God is able to stir up your spirit, pour out His presence, and reveal His glory in your family, business, or community.”

137. “If you’ve ever been frustrated by your failures or exasperated by your weaknesses, this book is for you.” 

138. “At some point, we all have to get over our pride and own our deficiencies and dependencies.”

139. “It’s easy to criticize context, circumstances, and situations you’ve never experienced.”

140. “I’m determined to take ground and win big for the Kingdom of God. I’m unapologetic about my mission to change the world for the glory of Jesus. I want to be a Joshua in my generation.”

141. “Even if you mess up, God’s disappointment with your sin will never be greater than His love for you.”

142. “Opposition doesn’t prevent the presence of God. It provides an opportunity to prove the presence of God.”

143. “You have a personal birthright to believe in a God-given mission for your life.”

144. “Satan’s main job isn’t temptation. It’s accusation.”

145. “You may be living under the illusion that when God ignites great things in your life, He’ll announce it with a big bang. He might. It’s more likely that He won’t, so stop waiting around for the big bang. Pay attention to the subtle clues and the still, small voice. God lives in that place too.”

146. “The presence of God will not always fix your problems, but it will clarify your perspective.”

147. “The promise of God is this—what’s ahead of me is always more than what’s behind me.”

148. “God is your very present help in times of trouble, and each one of your days has been ordained.”

149. “There’s no such thing as a part-time Christian, and there’s no such thing as part-time ministry.”

150. “Jesus asked Peter to leave his career at the peak of success. Peter didn’t waver—He knew the secret to success is submission.”

151. “You can’t go any further until you realize that the worth of your activity for Christ cannot rise above your understanding of your identity in Him.”

152. “Stop trying to be impressive to people and start being effective for God.”

153. “God cannot fill you with Himself when you’re full of yourself.”

154. “Sometimes, you have to go back to where you started to see how far God’s brought you.”

155. “When God speaks to you about your potential, He will cause you to confront your past.”

156. “Jesus saw the best in people at their worst. He met them in their messes, in their realities, in their most desperate moments. He loved them and believed in them when there was nothing lovable or admirable about them.”

157. “His spirit speaks with promptings that are not audible. Often, they are much louder than that—always in perfect harmony with the scriptures and always resounding with perfect wisdom.”

158. “Also, sometimes, perhaps, we stand by passively, waiting for God to fix the issues that He’s called us to fight in His strength. If we’re going to overcome the thoughts that hold us back, first we have to give up the hope that they’ll ever go away.”

159. “Sometimes, your clearest view of God will be in the fire and trials of life.”

160. “Since God authored this day and He knows the end from the beginning, you might as well relax and enjoy the plot twists.”

161. “Have you settled in a place that God intended you to pass through? Don’t settle until you get to where He is calling you.”

162. “Even if your life is filled with unstable, unreliable, undependable people, you have one source in your life who is constant.”

163. “Sometimes, God will bypass what you hope for to give you what you really need.”

164. “God performs the most impressive feats through the most unimpressive people.”

165. “Jesus is more than just our escape plan to get us out of this world. He’s the master teacher showing us how to do it right while we’re here.”

166. “I hear the things God has spoken about me, and I want so badly to believe them. I want to believe that I’m filled with the spirit, as He says I am.”

167. “What would happen if you stopped asking, ‘God, why am I going through this?’ and started asking, ‘God, what are you preparing me for?”

168. “What if the thing that produces your pain is the very thing that God will use to release His power?”

169. “We don’t teach from Books of the Bible because it gets in the way of evangelism. We don’t offer different kinds of Bible studies because it gets in the way of evangelism. We don’t teach doctrine because it gets in the way of evangelism.” 

170. “God cannot be the source of your strength if the world is the source of your standards.”

171. “Just because it didn’t happen the way you wanted doesn’t mean God isn’t working. If He said, He would, He will!”

172. “By learning to distinguish between the way God speaks and the way the enemy speaks, we move toward words of life and grow in the ways of God.”

173. “If what God says about me is right, why can’t I live the way I claim to believe?”

174. “God gets the greatest glory in your life in the face of your greatest resistance.”

175. “We must develop the habit of separating our sense of worth from our appraisal of our behavior.”

176. “Just because you’re in a storm doesn’t mean that God isn’t there. The proof of God’s presence is that He’s never left you through it all.”

177. “God doesn’t pick people like people pick people. Where people see problems, God sees potential.”

178. “What are you doing to grow your gift? Great destinies require great diligence. God works through what you are willing to work on.”

179. “Sometimes, things don’t work out the first time so that you’ll learn to lean on God the next time.”

180. “God often chooses our weakest places to do His greatest work.”

181. “The less I can depend on circumstances to define my identity, the more I must look to the Lord to reinforce His thoughts concerning me and to impress them into my heart until I respond as if it’s second nature.”

182. “God can’t redeem the regrets you don’t release.”

183. “When you give all you’ve got for the cause of the one who gave it all to you in the first place, the effects of your investment will literally reach the heavens.”

184. “God wants people to be able to look at your life and get a glimpse of who He is.”

185. “I had learned over time that the gospel isn’t about what God wants from us but what He wants for us.”

186. “Seizing God’s vision means deciding that you will not spend another day surviving your work environment, family dynamic, or dysfunctional situation.”

187. “If God didn’t want you to win, why would He call you ‘more than a conqueror’ through Christ?”

188. “What I struggle with is believing that God loves me, not just because He has to, but also because He wants to.”

189. “Our purpose statement is—so that people far from God will be filled with life in Christ.”

190. “Instead of running from frustration, it’s time for you to face it. Instead of praying for the problem to be removed, embrace the answer—God’s grace and strength.”

191. “If you want to be fed God’s word or have the Bible explained to you, then you are a fat lazy Christian, and you need to shut up and get to work, or you need to leave this church because we only do evangelism.”

192. “People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.” 

193. “Your greatest weakness may actually be God’s greatest platform to display His power and glory in your life.”

194. “Until Jesus is enough for you, no person or thing will ever be.” 

195. “Bad decisions aren’t without consequence, but in the frame of grace, they’re never beyond redemption.”

196. “You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to celebrate how far God has brought you. This is the day!”

197. “It doesn’t matter who your opponent is if you already know your outcome.”

198. “If you stay stuck in the shame of what you did, you won’t step forward into who God wants you to become.”

199. “At the end of each day of creation, God stopped and said, ‘It is good.’ Don’t wait until you get ‘there’ to celebrate. Celebrate small steps towards victory—each day. Celebrate God’s faithfulness in the middle, and definitely celebrate when you’ve met your goal.”

200. “The Holy Spirit makes us more aware of our lack of holiness to stimulate us to deeper yearning and striving for holiness. But Satan will attempt to use the Holy Spirit’s work to discourage us.”

201. “For your calling to be fulfilled your issues must be confronted.”

202. “From your perspective, failing makes you a failure. But from God’s perspective, your dream may have to die for His plan to come to life.”

203. “Let’s thank God for where we are and who we’re becoming on the way to where we’re going.”

204. “Your obedience is what activates God’s will long before the support of others confirms it.”

205. “Don’t let your lack of confidence become the death of your calling.”

206. “God can do amazing things when you least expect it. In places where you’re not even looking for it.”

207. “What makes you think you have to turn your life around before you can completely commit your life to God? What makes you think you have to impress God with your obedience before He will impart His grace to you? What makes you think you have to do things to get God to like you, much less love you? What makes you think you have to be the perfect spouse or parent before God will perfectly love you? Many Christians spend a lifetime trying to achieve something that Jesus already achieved for them. God’s acceptance isn’t based on performance. It wasn’t for Jesus, and because of what He did for you, it isn’t for you either. The acceptance He had, you have. The love He unconditionally received, you unconditionally receive. Yes, Jesus was the Son of God. But through Him, you are a child of God with the same privileges. That includes the privilege of having God look at you and say, I am well pleased.”

208. “If you do what God has called you to do and be who God has called you to be when the time is right, you’ll be exactly where you need to be for God’s assignment to find you.”

209. “Most of us overestimate how much control we have and underestimate how much choice we have. The truth is, you never really have control, but you always have a choice. Make the choice today to stay submitted and give your control to God. He can handle things much better than you can.”

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