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Giving up something now for something better later is not a sacrifice. It is an investment.
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It's better to make a difference than to make a point.
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It is preferable to have an impact rather than to make a statement.
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There is no cramming for a test of character. It always comes as a pop quiz.
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There is no preparation for a trial of one's integrity. It always arrives unexpectedly.
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You have no idea the numbers of people that God may want to influence through you
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Leaders who refuse to listen, will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing helpful to say
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Your devotion to God is illustrated, demonstrated, and authenticated by your love for others.
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Here’s a question every angry man and woman needs to consider: How long are you going to allow people you don’t even like — people who are no longer in your life, maybe even people who aren’t even alive anymore — to control your life? How long?
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A leader is someone who has the courage to say publicly what everybody else is whispering privately. It is not his insight that sets the leader apart from the crowd. It is his courage to act and speak up when everyone else is silent....are those who would rather challenge what needs to change and pay the price than remain silent and die on the inside.
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Quote Topics by Andy Stanley: Christian Leadership People God Religious Leader Church Heart Jesus Giving Vision Differences Decision Believe Dream Mean Thinking Challenges Coaching Grace Doe Want Should Needs Home Opportunity Generosity Goal Men Kids
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At the end of the day, God's love for me, for you, and for the world is settled at the cross.
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Your greatest accomplishment may not be something you do but someone you raise.
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It takes a habit to break a habit. You can pray every day for a generous heart, but until you start acting in that direction, nothing's going to change.
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Your friends will determine the quality and direction of your life.
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Pencil in your plans but write your visions in ink
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When happiness points in one direction while wisdom, truth, integrity, and common sense point in another, that's when really smart people start doing really stupid things.
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Direction, not intention determines your destination.
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If you devote yourself to more than yourself ... you will have more than yourself to show for yourself.
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There is an appropriate way to use your story, not as an excuse but as a testimony to God's ability to free you from the past.
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When I count other people's blessings I lose sight of mine.
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Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference.
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The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away.
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In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feel like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to another.
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Any fear associated with giving to God's kingdom is irrational. It's on par with a farmer who, out of fear of losing his seed, refuses to plant his fields.
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Good people don't go to heaven. Forgiven people go to heaven.
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The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve- that's mercy. In addition, God decided to give us exactly what we didn't deserve- we call that grace.
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Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.
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The Church must stop expecting outsiders to act like insiders while insiders act like outsiders.
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The Church is a family expecting guests.
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Blame enables us to smuggle our issues into our future.
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If we want to reach the people that no one else is reaching, we've got to do things that no one else is doing.
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What percentage should you give? I tell people to start with 10 percent because the Bible writers have a lot to say about the tithe, which means, "tenth." For some people, that's extremely uncomfortable. But so is a colonoscopy, and those save countless lives.
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If a man can predict his own death and resurrection, and pull it off, I just go with whatever that man says
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A good coach will evaluate your performance against your potential. A coach helps you measure your performance against your strengths instead of against someone else's. A coach will know what you are capable of and will push you to your limit.
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Which of these statements creates more anxiety in you: 'There is no God' or 'There is no money'?
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Learning never takes place while you're talking.
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Here's a scary thought: What if God called you to give beyond your comfort level? Would you be afraid? Would you try to explain it away or dismiss it as impractical? And in the process, would you miss out on a harvest opportunity for which God had explicitly prospered you in the first place?
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Two things make a relationship providential: when we hear from God through someone and when we see God in someone.
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Knowledge alone makes Christians haughty. Application makes us holy.
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Guilt rarely results in positive behavior. But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude.
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The most significant visions are not cast by great orators from a stage. They are cast at the bedsides of our children. The greatest visioncasting opportunities happen between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 PM Monday through Sunday. In these closing hours of the day we have a unique opportunity to plant the seeds of what could be and what should be. Take every opportunity you get.
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A single act of courage is often the tipping point for extraordinary change.
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The more conscious I am of the work God has yet to do in me, the less critical I am about what he has yet to do in you
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Next generation leaders are those who would rather challenge what needs to change and pay the price than remain silent and die on the inside
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If you see your brother in need, it doesn't matter if you already gave somewhere else. You should be open to the idea of God using you to meet your brother's unexpected need.
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God often showcases his power on the stage of human weakness.
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The starting block for people who are going to stay in love is mutual submission.
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Everything now will prepare you for the next step. Don't run from adversity; lean into it with all your heart and God will make you a leader worth following.
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Success is remaining faithful to the process God has laid out for you.
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Without courage we will simply accumulate a collection of good ideas and regrets.
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Stop looking for solutions to problems and start looking for the right path.
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Appetites have only one word in their vocabulary - MORE. Appetites are never fully and finally satisfied. Even after the most satisfying meal imaginable, we eventually find ourselves rummaging through the pantry for a snack.
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