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42 Incredible Rick Warren Quotes

Rick Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. As the senior pastor of Saddleback Church, a megachurch in Lake Forest, California, Warren is also known for speaking on a multitude of social issues as they relate to many of today’s hot topics. Here is a look at some of the best Rick Warren quotes to know.

“A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.”

“Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.”

“Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.”

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”

“Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.”

“Frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness.”

“God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.”

“God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.”

“God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others. Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don’t think of themselves.”

“If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego.”

“If you have felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.”

“If you prayed as much as you complain and quarrel, you’d have a lot less to argue about and much more peace of mind.”

“If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.”

“Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions.”

“It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.”

“Life minus love equals zero.”

“Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.”

“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.”

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. ”

“Relationships are always worth restoring.”

“Resentment always hurts you more than it does the person you resent. While your offender has probably forgotten the offense and gone on with life, you continue to stew in your pain, perpetuating the past.”

“Surrender . . .sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed.”

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”

“The more God gives you, the more responsible he expects you to be.”

“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”

“The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.”

“The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point—ourselves. ”

“The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.”

“The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.”

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”

“Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.”

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time.”

“Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.”

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

“We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.”

“Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!”

“Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.”

“You cannot fulfil God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ”

“You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”

“You weren’t put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.”

“Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things!”

Check out this great video featuring Rick Warren as he shares what to do when the heat is on and how to navigate through life’s challenges.

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