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Joyce Meyer Quotes

Updated on August 12, 2015

Enjoy some inspiration quotes from Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is a bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has authored over 70 self-help non-fiction books.


Quotes by Joyce Meyer

  • Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope. Negative thoughts are always full of fear and doubt.
  • Remember, God is delivering you, little by little, so don’t be discouraged and don’t feel condemned if you make a mistake. Be patient with yourself!
  • You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
  • We don’t need a wishbone, we need a backbone.
  • Your future has no room for your past!
  • If you want to enjoy your life, keep your tongue from evil.
  • You can do without anything, but you cannot do without God.
  • Make good choices right now. Discipline doesn't always feel good but later on it yields a harvest in our lives if we make right choices.
  • God doesn't always give us a blueprint for our lives, but he always gives us a next step.
  • It’s not really life that makes us weary; it’s how we handle life.
  • What you want to say is no more important than what someone else has to say; be willing to listen with a humble attitude.
  • Every difficult thing that God has asked you to do is something that will benefit you in the long run.
  • Don’t punish everybody else for what some people have done to you. Enter every relationship by giving that person a fresh chance.
  • Only God can make whatever it is you’re doing grow. And He will make it grow if you live to please Him and not live to please people
  • Persevere and keep doing what God is telling you to do, and little by little, you will get where you want to be.
  • We can give to people who will give us gifts in return. But we're more blessed when we choose to give to those who cannot pay us back.
  • Do anything you can do to keep your mind off yourself. Purposefully be a blessing to someone else today.
  • We need to do what we can do and let God do what we cannot.
  • God is the author and finisher of our faith, but He’s not obligated to finish what He didn’t author.
  • Don't panic—it's only a test. God is with you in both the storms and the peace. (Rom. 8:28)
  • If God changes your heart, be willing to change your plans.
  • One of the biggest hindrances to prayer is simply not praying.
  • You need to be moving if you want God to show you which way to go.
  • God is usually not early, but He is never late. So trust His timing in your life.
  • Complain and remain or praise and be raised.
  • Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment and they will always be glad to see you coming.
  • Never hesitate to take what you think are small things to God; after all, everything is small to God.
  • You don't stop being God's child when you mess up. God knows your heart and He loves you.
  • No one is perfect—each of us is a work in progress. (Phil. 1:6)
  • There’s nothing that you can’t overcome with God on your side.
  • God can turn your mess into a message.
  • Pray ahead of time so that when temptation comes, you won't get into it.
  • Forgiving your enemies doesn't help them; it helps you.
  • If you want to be victorious, you need to study God's Word.
  • When fear comes knocking at your door, you must answer it with faith. Nothing else is effective against it.
  • Glance at your circumstances, but stare at Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2)
  • Today you can make the devil mad by deciding to “be happy” no matter what is going on in your life!
  • When someone hurts you, you can get bitter or you can get better.

Quotes from In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment by Joyce Meyer

  • You make what you do important; you are not important because you do it.
  • Surrendering our wills in order to maintain agreement with God is the foundation for all peace in our lives.
  • To enjoy peace with God, we must become comfortable with not knowing what the future holds.
  • If we want to have peace, we have to stop following other voices; we must be God pleasers, not man pleasers, and we must choose to follow Jesus on a daily basis.
  • Probably one of the greatest ways we show our trust in God is by living life one day at a time. We prove our confidence in Him by enjoying today and not letting the concern of tomorrow interfere.

  • Don’t try to make people change…pray for them and let God do the changing.
  • Stop wishing and start pressing - we don't need a wishbone, we need a backbone!
  • If you don't worship God in the wilderness, you will not worship Him in the promised land
  • Live by faith, not by feelings.
  • Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.
  • Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.
  • Quit worrying about what you're not and give God what you are.
  • If we spent half the time we take getting physically dressed getting spiritually dressed instead, we'd be much better off.

  • Statistics say that 10% of all people won’t like us, so let’s enjoy the 90% who do and stop worrying about the 10% who don’t!
  • Some people are hurting so bad you have to do more than preach a message to them. You have to BE a message to them.
  • Learn how to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going.
  • If you can’t control what you think, you will not be able to control what you do.
  • Don’t be devastated by disappointment. If your plan didn’t work, try something else. God is with you today!
  • The great thing about an attitude is that it's yours and you can change it.
  • In God, there is always a place of new beginnings. It is never too late to begin again!
  • That which is done in sudden impulse can result in weeks of regret.
  • Taking time to study God's Word and learn His character requires discipline, but it brings a great reward.
  • If you don’t take your medicine (the Word of God), then you could slip back into things you were once free from.
  • I can have pain of discipline today or the or the pain of regret tomorrow!
  • A test is required in order to have a testimony. Being an overcomer means you had to have something to overcome.

  • Trusting God to do what only He can do always leads to joy because “what is impossible with men is possible with God” (Luke 18:27).
  • When what you are doing doesn’t give you joy, when there is no life in it for you anymore, that is a strong indication that God is finished with whatever He was working through you.
  • Lord, whatever I may desire in life, if You don’t want me to have it, I don’t want it. If You do want me to have it, I ask You for it and believe You will give it to me in Your time, in Your way, according to Your divine plan.
  • I take up compassion and surrender my excuses.
  • Medicine usually treats symptoms; God's power removes the problem.
  • God's requirement for you is simply this: Cling in faith to Jesus.
  • I refuse to do nothing. This is my resolve. I AM THE LOVE REVOLUTION.
  • Happiness doesn’t come from doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
  • Victory is not the absence of problems; it is the presence of God’s power.
  • I have discovered that patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
  • Praise defeats the devil quicker than any other battle plan.


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  • Janellegems profile image


    2 years ago from United States

    These are very encouraging and inspiring quotes. I love Joyce Meyer books. They always extremely helpful in our journey with God.

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    6 years ago from upstate, NY

    "•If we want to have peace, we have to stop following other voices; we must be God pleasers, not man pleasers, and we must choose to follow Jesus on a daily basis."

    Amen to that, I know this through experience! My blood pressure actually drops in the presence of God!

    "•When what you are doing doesn’t give you joy, when there is no life in it for you anymore, that is a strong indication that God is finished with whatever He was working through you."

    This is also a good principle for career direction, I haven't felt the grace of God in what I've been doing for quite some time, which means its time to move on!

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    6 years ago

    wow! l was touched may the Almighty continually bless you

  • sassydee profile image


    6 years ago from los angeles, ca

    inspiring i really like some of her quotes! i really like the "I can have pain of discipline today or the pain of regret tomorrow"!


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