Steven Furtick quotes:

  • 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.

  • Enjoy the journey, because the destination is a mirage.

  • 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.

  • The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.

  • Resolution without routine is like a Ferrari without might look real good but it will get you no where.

  • 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.

  • Accomplishing the impossible is all about seeing the invisible.

  • 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.

  • The only thing harder than waiting on God, is wishing that you had!

  • Faith is knowing who God is and acting accordingly... God fights when we move.

  • The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act.

  • When you know the builder, you can have complete confidence in the quality of his work.

  • The death of contentment is comparison.

  • And 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.

  • 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.

  • Audacity isn't the absence of uncertainty and ambiguity. Audacity is believing that God's promise is bigger than my 'perhaps'

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

  • Extraordinary moves of God begin with ordinary acts of obedience.

  • Failure isn't final until you quit!!

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • God gives the exact experiences he wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny he designed for them.

  • Be governed by your calling, not your circumstance.

  • Being brave doesn't mean we have no fear - it means we refuse to be overcome by it.

  • But Jesus wanted the crowd to know, look, 'John's (the baptist) the one who got this whole thing started.' In verse ten He says, 'This is the one about whom it is written, 'I'll send my messenger ahead of you who will prepare Your way before You.' Jesus says, 'If it wasn't for John, I wouldn't even be here performing these miracles.'

  • Did you know it's possible to have the right passion, but have the wrong expression of the right passion?

  • Don't be ashamed to celebrate victories that may seem small to others. Only you and God know what they really cost.

  • Etch your vision in stone-but sketch your strategy in pencil.

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

  • God cannot bless who you pretend to be

  • God guarantees that His Word will not return void. He doesn't guarantee that the return will be immediate. Keep sowing!

  • God sets boundaries before He gives blessing.

  • God will arrange every experience in your life to serve His purpose.

  • Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.

  • Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.

  • Heaven answers my 'I can't' with a resounding 'He did'.

  • 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.

  • I can't expect God's blessing on my work unless I do it God's way.

  • 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.

  • I dont believe God's called me to survive the world but to change it for His glory.

  • I have nothing to prove, because I am already approved.

  • I want you to live in the middle of a move of God.

  • If God always met our expectations, He'd never be able to exceed them.

  • If the size of your vision for your life isn't intimidating to you, there's a good chance it's insulting to God.

  • If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform.

  • If you want to change the direction of your life, change the declaration of your lips

  • If your not daring to believe God for the impossible, your sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life.

  • If your problem is too big for you, it's just the right size for God.

  • I'm not raising my kids to survive the world. I'm raising them to change it.

  • In Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you do or cannot do.

  • It is the experience of love that enables us to change.

  • It's hard to differentiate between a vision and a delusion - both cause you to see things that no one else sees.

  • Lots of times, our main problem isn't our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem.

  • Love is not words, it's actions, and love isn't feelings, it's a decision.

  • Many people never reach greater because they don't leave good enough behind.

  • Most believers aren't in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They're facing a danger that's far greater: wasting them.

  • Most of the time, it's not until we embrace our limitations that God can start to use us beyond our limitations.

  • Most of us are so focused on what we don't have that we're blinded to what we do have.

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

  • Nothing gets stronger without resistance.

  • Obedience is your responsibility, the outcome is God's!

  • Opposition doesn't prevent the presence of God, it provides an opportunity to prove the presence of God.

  • People who walk in audacious faith don't stop and pray. Audacious faith teaches us to push and pray.

  • Prayer is the arena where our faith meets God's abilities.

  • Seize God's vision. Activate your faith. Make your move.

  • Stop waiting for what you want, and start working 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.

  • Stop waiting for what you want, and start working what you've got. Your greatest limitation is God's greatest opportunity.

  • The faith to step out is worthless without the faithfulness to stick it out.

  • The goal of faith isn't to take away your fears but to leverage those fears to create bolder belief. 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The same power that stopped the sun and raised Christ from the grave lives in every believer!

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

  • The voice you believe will determine the future you experience

  • Today's excuses are tomorrow's regrets dressed in disguise.

  • True creativity is fresh, but not always original.

  • True ministry isn't just 'cut and paste,' it has to be birthed from the inside out.

  • 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. 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.

  • We thank Him for everything before we ask Him for anything!

  • We're comparing our behind-the-scenes with everybody else's highlight reel.

  • 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.

  • When God demands more of you, it's because He sees more IN you

  • When it comes to our integrity: one moment in a dark place can cast a shadow for a lifetime.

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

  • Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic.

  • 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.

  • You cannot endure what you never enjoy!

  • You can't be grateful for something you feel entitled to.

  • You can't fulfill your calling in your comfort zone!

  • You can't make God move in your life, but you can make room for God to move in your life.

  • You do the natural. Trust God for the super.

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

  • 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.

  • You must follow Jesus for yourself, but you can't follow Him by yourself.