Bruce Wilkinson quotes:

  • I grew up on a dairy farm in Southeastern Connecticut, and I went into the Peace Corps right after college. I went to Ghana. I fell in love with Africa and have basically been working in Africa ever since.

  • Repentance means you change your mind so deeply that it changes you.

  • I went to Africa without the perspective of a balance between teaching people the truth, which has been my calling, and helping people who have physical problems, like AIDS and orphans and hunger.

  • When you teach, you need to give the students incentives by grades or by other factors. I went to the Bible to find that topic in Scripture. I was shocked that after college and graduate school I had no idea that Jesus Christ had talked so much about rewards.

  • Ninety-nine percent of Americans have never had malaria, but I've been in Africa and have had malaria six times, so I can say now what it's like to get malaria, and it's horrible.

  • I had a negative feeling about money until I studied it much more deeply. I found out Jesus Christ wants you to keep your money, not give it away so that you don't have it.

  • To truly repent of a big thing, you have to go into it with your heart open and force yourself to deal with it at that level and to apologize to God.

  • God's power under us, in us, surging through us, is exactly what turns dependence into unforgettable experiences of completeness.

  • The truth is, even those who think Dreams only happen to someone else carry a Dream hidden deep in their heart, just hoping it can come true.

  • Africa has lost its dream, and when people don't have a dream and don't pursue it, they flounder. People are shocked that I would move to Africa. But I say the place of greatest need is the place of greatest opportunity.

  • Not everybody is going to agree with your dream. I'm sure you've had border bullies in your life as you moved into your career. And what we don't want to do is focus upon them.

  • The journey toward your Big Dream changes you. In fact, the journey itself is what prepares you to succeed at what you were born to do.

  • If you don't have a healthy workforce, you can't develop economically. And if you don't have a well-educated and healthy workforce, that is a huge constraint on your development.

  • People can't do miracles and are not responsible to do miracles, but people can pick up miracles from God and hand it to another person - a miracle happens when that occurs.

  • If people are not sharing their faith in your church, if they're not having a quiet time, if they're not living godly lives, then you need to change your style of preaching. You are obviously not seeing lives changed through the Word of God. So what is the problem? The problem isn't the Word. The problem is your preaching style.

  • If you want your dream more than you have to have people's affirmation, that's how you break through your border bullies.

  • When a person partners with God in delivering a miracle to another person, they have done what they were supposed to do; God can then deliver the miracle to the other person.

  • You do have a Dream. It's part of what it means to be human, created in the image of God.

  • Not surprisingly, the place we're most likely to experience testing is exactly where we struggle most to trust God.

  • A Dreamer is a person whose life is in motion.

  • Keep your eyes on Christ, not the circumstances you find yourself in or the feelings you are experiencing.

  • Most of us don't think about miracles that we could possibly do. We don't have a vocabulary of how God works with the specific things that He does, and we don't know how to align ourselves with what He is doing so that we can be His vehicle on the earth to deliver a miracle.

  • There is an economy in Heaven. There are cities in Heaven, and there are people who lead and people who don't lead, people who are rewarded and people who are not rewarded.

  • You are not an accident. You are one of a kind. Your big dream is from God, and its irreplaceable. And you were born to seize it and celebrate it every day of your life!

  • The journey toward your Big Dream changes you. In fact, the journey itself is what prepares you to succeed at what you were born to do. And until you decide to pursue your Dream, you are never going to love life the way you were meant to.

  • Everyone has a dream deep in their heart, which is a center of what they want to do. If they had all the money, and they had the time and they were guaranteed that they'd be successful, that dream is what they would love to do.

  • A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.

  • If your life consistently bears no fruit, God will intervene to discipline you. If your life bears some fruit, God will intervene to prune you. If your life bears a lot of fruit, God will invite you to abide more deeply with Him.

  • The single best way to develop leaders . . . is to take people out of their safe environment and away from the people they know, and throw them into a new arena they know little about. Way over their head, preferably. In fact, the more demanding their challenges, the more pressure and risk they face, the more likely a dynamic leader will emerge.

  • In my experience, God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, he asks us to be strong and take courage.

  • It's never too late to act on your dream

  • What counts is knowing who you want to be and asking for it.

  • In my experience, God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, He asks us to be strong and take courage. What is courage? As Ordinary discovered, courage is not the absence of fear; rather, it's choosing to act in spite of the fear. You could say that without fear, you can't have genuine courage.

  • Dependence upon God makes heroes of ordinary people like you and me!

  • Imagine what your life will look like when you have broken the bondage of fear.

  • The most fruitful and the most joy-filled Christians are the most pruned Christians.

  • As Godâ??s chosen, blessed sons and daughters, we are expected to attempt something large enough that failure is guaranteedâ?¦unless God steps in.