I had Rick Warren at my wedding and he was awesome.
Rick Warren is a Christian pastor and author.
When he was an adolescent, he struggled with alcohol and drugs, but during one particularly rough night he heard the words of Jesus, and his life was forever changed.
He has written a number of books, including his best-selling guide book, The Purpose Driven Church, which helped launch the purpose-driven movement of the New Apostolic Reformation.
Warren is best known for his book, ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and it also reached The New York Times Bestseller list.
80 Undeniably Faithful Rick Warren Quotes
We each have a God-given ability to be a blessing to others. By being a blessing, you can help make the world a better place.
Don’t try to be in style because things invariably go out of style. But if you tie your identity to the spirit of the age, nothing stays the same.
Trust is built slowly, over time. Trust is based on past actions. Past actions are the best predictor of future behavior.
You need a way to process the pain so you can get through the transitions the come your way, and one of the best ways is through God’s grace.
In the past, we invested a lot of money into the previous thing. Now, it is time to invest all that money into this thing.
Pastor Rick Warren had to meet with the staff at his church after he was on the receiving end of a large number of homophobic emails and threats. This is a problem that will only get worse as time goes by.
If you’ve felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.
If you believe in God, there is no need to discuss God in detail. To know whether God exists, just obey Him.
There are many ways to get healed. If you want to be healed from the inside out, then the deepest wounds should be used. Healing from the inside out is usually the easiest way to get healed. The only way that can happen is by going to the deepest hurts in your heart and asking for forgiveness and asking for help.
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I know it won’t last forever, but in the meantime, let it go. God loves you. God forgives you. He does not delight in punishing you, and if He chose to punish you, He would show you kindness when you turn to Him in repentance.
Some people are just plain evil. Their own family members may be safe from them, but in fact their children and grandchildren may suffer from their actions.
You will feel more calm and less overwhelmed when you pray. You will feel more hopeful and less frustrated when you worship. You will feel more patient and less stressed when you serve. You will feel less pressured and more relaxed when you work.
The way you think determines the way you feel, but your feelings don’t determine the way you act.
Time is the most precious thing in your life because as soon as you die, you are gone. Once time has passed, it is gone forever. It is limited. You can do some things with your time that others cannot.
The idea of gathering people together to be inspired is an old idea. People have been doing this for thousands of years. It’s not new. What is new is the internet. It has the potential to reach a very large number of people in the world at the same time.
God has a lot to tell us. “God is always telling us to turn to him. God is always speaking to us.” We need to believe that God is talking to us. “God wants to be part of our lives. He wants to bless us.”
Life is never going to make sense unless I understand God’s truth and am committed to follow it.
17. All leaders are learners. Leaders have to learn new things when new things occur throughout their careers. It is how leaders stay in the game.
“We want to be really relevant and we want to be relevant personally and we want to be relevant in our businesses”.
Rick Warren said frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness.
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Rick Warren says that the way to survive in business is to be emotionally intelligent and focus on what you can control.
People with a low opinion of themselves are people who really admire others. Humble people are those who think others are more important than they are.
The Bible says that God will use any kind of person, no matter how imperfect or sinful.
What a great quote from Rick Warren, If you have been following my youtube channel I have quoted and referenced him a few times. He is an amazing, inspiring and motivational speaker. He speaks to people from all walks of life and has been an advocate for a better society and world since before he was ever a pastor.
Rick Warren said that dedication comes from desire. Desire comes from having a burning desire for something.
The culture that we are a part of in the United States is a culture that promotes love and tolerance. However, there are people within our country, and in the world, that promote hate. When we embrace individuals, regardless of their differences, we show that there are people out there who will accept us no matter how we are different to them.
I’m only going to sacrifice myself if I can change the world for the better. If I’m going to suffer, then let it only be to change the world for the better.
Rick Warren suggested that people are really happy if they know how to help others.
I was shocked on October 2, 2005, when I learned that my friend Mark had passed away. He was a great man, a friend and a mentor. He was an influential figure in my life and left an indelible mark on me. It was a sad day for all of us at Saddleback.
For the Christian, trusting God completely means we let go of our plans and expectations and have faith that He’s got things under control. We anticipate that He will help us with troubles, do the impossible if necessary, and will keep His promises.
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Nothing is certain in life, and that includes the future. When we try to predict the future, we rarely get it right.
When we’re concerned only with our own plans, we cannot fulfill God’s purposes for our lives.
Many people feel that living each day as if it might be your last is too intimidating to be worth it. But you have to decide whether that’s right for you.
Rick Warren talks about the fact that Saddleback is one of the only two places that hasn’t been rejected by a company yet. As a result, they don’t feel that they have to be so perfect, they just have to be good enough.
Everything is getting faster… Nothing is slowing down. The tendency towards irrelevance is much faster than it was 10 years ago.
This passage of scripture is clear. God is letting us go through pain because it will train us in suffering. We may think of it as a test of our faith. And because He is loving we will receive God’s love through this.
The more people you employ, the more people you need. The more people you employ, the more people you need to manage. The more people you employ, the more things you need to manage.
This means I try to do work I believe in that will have a lasting and helpful effect on people.
The most important thing you can do on earth is worship God, which includes honoring God with our thoughts, words, and deeds.
God makes people strong by giving them a limp. He didn’t choose me to do a lot, He chose me to do a little. I have a limp because of Christ.
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It doesn’t matter how good you are if you’re bad at what you do, or how much love you put into it, as long as you love what you do and you’re good at it.
I think that it is often hard to tell when one of your employees is grieving and when they are really oppositional to change. I know I can find myself in the latter group. It is really difficult to see the emotional energy when it is happening. That’s why I try to be attuned to the signs of the oppositional emotional energy.
The best way to use your life is to love a lot. The best way to love is to love people, things, places, and ideas.
Being relevant means doing what others do. But doing something that is not trendy is not even trying. So you must do something that is timeless and not just repeat the same old thing.
Life is about change and change is painful. We are born into this world with an idea of a life that might be, and we leave this world with an idea of how it might have been. We are born to dream and we are born to die. It is a very strange life but it is all we know.
Vision is not the ability to forecast the future. Vision is the ability to see an opportunity in the present and to take decisive action. To be fast, fluid and flexible.
When change is faster than people can adjust and adapt, the organization becomes irrelevant. A successful organization has a leadership team that is on the same page, they embrace change, and they are able to move the organization forward with a fresh perspective, and a new way of thinking.
The church has a relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship with Jesus Christ gives us our identity and purpose.
You can never be too clear with your message if you want to be influential.
Because God is always with you, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are now.
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Experience is not what happens to you – it’s what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain, use it to help others.
The real reason why you are here is because you want to be here so you would do what you can to make yourself feel good about it.
Growth in any area of your life requires you to break free of the old ways in order to be able to grab hold of the new ways.
Try to please everyone. I think that I am right and you are wrong so I will try to prove that. This will make everyone happy because I am a very nice guy. I have never had any problem making friends and if you don’t like me that is your problem not mine.
The same is true for every aspect of life that involves change. In business, things that change over time are the ones that succeed. If you have a business that has been around for a long time, then you have to change your business. If you haven’t changed your business, then your business will be irrelevant.
“If you want to stay relevant you have to deal with three factors the rest of your life: culture, leadership, and emotions. You do that by being transparent with your stakeholders. You are the emotional connector.
Rick Warren said that the best way to explain what life without Jesus is like is to say that it’s like you would have zero. Zero has no value, life without Jesus has no value, and that’s what a Christian life is like when Christ isn’t there to live in us.
Restoring relationships is always worth it in the long run.
In spite of pain, trusting God can bring good out of all pain. If you are going through a painful situation, you can trust God that someday, it will be great. If you trust God and have faith, you will be able to pass that pain and get to good stuff in life.
We usually start with ourselves, which makes the search for purpose of life harder.
The search for purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years because we typically begin at the wrong starting point.
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Just like the crowds behind a crowd is usually not on the same page with the crowd in front of them.
It’s important we do not become a prisoner of the past. Past events can form the fabric and shape of our lives. We must move from a place of healing so we can break the cycle of pain.
We are meant to go through life struggling, to face problems and struggles and sometimes unfairness. These things happen to us to create the kind of person we are-they help to make us who we are. They make us into the best we can be.
Rick Warren said that you have to create a culture where you’re constantly experimenting and you never, never, never stop experimenting.
This quote is about learning from the emotions of others. It is easy to learn from emotions of others when we are in a good mood.
Success is not the same as happiness. You can achieve many goals, and be a success in this world, and yet be miserable.
(2) The difference is between a goal and a purpose
A goal is a thing you desire, while a purpose is why you want the goal.
As long as I have been in Saddleback Church, we have grown 47% a year on average which meant that I had to have a new structure every year.
Don’t run away from God when things get difficult. Instead, God will make them difficult for us to escape and that is how God will protect us. God knows what is best for our lives.
So today we are in these times where we are being called to seek God, pray (and not just ask), and trust God and believe that, no matter what challenges, or what comes our way, God will be there for us. So, I guess my only thing is if you have not been seeking God today, pray. If you have, thank God for the blessings that he has given you. If you have, praise God for the blessings he has given you. And if you have, may God hold your hand and walk with you through this season.
We’re still going to have all those things, but it’s going to be more people with social media and more people with technology. It’s not going to change the people. There’s not going to be more people, but there are going to be more people interacting differently.
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Worship is when we see God with our eyes and hear him with our ears and we say ‘amen’, with our hands, lips, feet and every part of our bodies. This is a simple description of worship. For me, it involves praising God with the same attitude that I have when I meet with a friend.
I never learned how to fail fast and I’m not sure I even know what that means.
As people, we are just a speck on this earth. But for the ones who read this, I hope that I have done something good and positive.
Â InÂ our lives we have chosen relevance. By this, I mean, we have decided that we are ready to be of service to a greater whole. It is a choice we have made. If we do not choose it, what we are is irrelevant.
If you have a great deal, you must be careful in how you use it.
As we begin new activities and situations, we usually make mistakes. That’s ok. Mistakes are normal. Mistakes are opportunities to learn. Mistakes are not evidence of lack of preparation, skill or competence.
People who have hurt you in the past will continue to do things that hurt you if you hold on to the resentment. You have to release that resentment so that you can move forward in your life in a positive way.
We weren’t created for this world because the world wasn’t made for us. This is hell, not heaven. God wants us to live in heaven on the other side of the world.
I think it’s safe to say that Rick Warren is a man of God and I’d like to think that I am, too. Let’s face it: without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope. So, let’s not let a little thing like a few thousand years of evolution get in the way of a better relationship with our creator.
Rick Warren says that we must learn to be better than a product of our past by being more forgiving and less judgmental. We must learn to be better than what we are because we cannot change who we were, but we can change who we are. If we want to change who we are, we must choose good over evil and right over wrong. In doing this, we can make the past better.
God’s not like that. The most valuable things in life aren’t things. And a lot of them won’t cost you money either.
If you want to give the church more than what God allows, you will suffer a greater loss than if you do not.