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55 of the Most Inspirational Steven Furtick Quotes

55 of the Most Inspirational Steven Furtick Quotes

Steven Furtick is the founder and lead paster of Elevation Church and the author of the bestseller Sun Stand Still and several other books. He is an American pastor who has helped grow the Elevation Church into a global ministry using online streaming of church services to attain a global following.

As a powerful speaker, songwriter, and New York Times bestselling author, Furtick has inspired many people with his powerful words and faith.

Steven Furtick Quotes

Here are 55 of the most inspirational Steven Furtick quotes.

  1. “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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.”
  4. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
  5. “Don’t fear opposition. Expect it. And use it as an opportunity to fuel your growth.”
  6. “Enjoy the journey, because the destination is a mirage.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “God gives the exact experiences he wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny he designed for them.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “You don’t have to accept Every attitude that your emotions suggest!”
  12. “If God always met our expectations, He’d never be able to exceed them.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “Because the voice you believe will determine the future you experience.”
  15. “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.”
  16. “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.”
  17. “Maybe God wants to do something beyond your abilities, and he is far less intimidated by your failures and limits than you are.”
  18. “Audacious vision never cowers in the darkness.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “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.”
  22. “Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes it means He changes you.”
  23. “Gratitude begins where our sense of entitlement ends.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “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.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “The Enemy can’t keep you from being who God says you are. But he can blind you from realizing who God says you are.”
  29. “You can’t be afraid to stare into the pupils of the possibility of pain and see it for what it is.”
  30. “But 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.”
  31. “It’s easy to criticize context (circumstances and situations) you’ve never experienced”
  32. “Seize God’s vision. Activate your faith. Make your move.”
  33. “What I struggle with is believing that God loves me, not just because He has to, But also because He wants to.”
  34. “Extraordinary moves of God begin with ordinary acts of obedience.”
  35. “There’s no such thing as a part-time Christian, and there’s no such thing as part-time ministry.”
  36. “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.”
  37. “The Enemy does his best work in the darkness of our ignorance and speculation. He hammers away with what-ifs in the workshop of thoughts we are too afraid to face.”
  38. “It’s resolving to live with the mind-set that declares, My joy is not determined by what happens to me But by what Christ is doing in me and through me.”
  39. “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.”
  40. “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.”
  41. “When your perspective is preloaded with the Word of God, lies lose their power over your life.”
  42. “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?”
  43. “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.”
  44. “Our purpose statement is: So that people far from God will be filled with life in Christ.”
  45. “If the dream in your heart isn’t biblically based, focused on Jesus, affirmed by the key people in your life, and tethered to your passions, gifts, and life experiences, chances are, you’re way off prompt.”
  46. “The greatest risk you can take in your life is to risk nothing with your life. To live life in the kiddie pool. To make your ultimate ambition a completely safe life. Because then if you fail, it’s embarrassing. And if you succeed, it’s insulting to a God who had much bigger things in mind for your life.”
  47. “The call to be greater is the call to walk with God, Himself.”
  48. “You can spend your life clutching and clawing and fighting, But what you really need is for God to grab you. For grace to grasp you.”
  49. “We comfort ourselves by insisting that, while our lives might not be very fruitful, at least we’re being faithful. The fact is, we’ve become more fearful than we realize, and it’s costing us more than we may ever understand. This is not God’s idea of faithfulness.”
  50. “How many cycles of predictable yet completely avoidable defeat will we have to face before we get serious about replacing our faulty understandings with a foundation of God’s favor? When we neglect this process—out of ignorance or out of habit or because it’s easier to live in the predictability of slavery than the responsibility of true freedom—we sabotage ourselves.”
  51. “The problem comes when we go beyond confessing our sin (which means agreeing with God about it) and begin defining ourselves according to the sin.” Related: inspirational quotes about trusting in god
  52. “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?”
  53. “The goal of faith isn’t to take away your fears But to leverage those fears to create bolder belief.”
  54. “Perfectionism is the enemy of progress.”
  55. “At some point we all have to get over our pride and own our deficiencies and dependencies.”
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These quotes remind us that our thoughts can get in the way of our belief. They can help us get through the most difficult of days, when we need a bit of encouragement.

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