There is no cramming for a test of character. It always comes as a pop quiz.— Andy Stanley
The most sublime Andy Stanley quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
You have no idea the numbers of people that God may want to influence through you
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?
Your devotion to God is illustrated, demonstrated, and authenticated by your love for others.
At the end of the day, God's love for me, for you, and for the world is settled at the cross.
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.
Your greatest accomplishment may not be something you do but someone you raise.
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.
Direction, not intention determines your destination.
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.
Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference.
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.
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.
Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.
Blame enables us to smuggle our issues into our future.
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.
Two things make a relationship providential: when we hear from God through someone and when we see God in someone.
Knowledge alone makes Christians haughty. Application makes us holy.
Guilt rarely results in positive behavior.
But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude.
A single act of courage is often the tipping point for extraordinary change.
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.
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
The starting block for people who are going to stay in love is mutual submission.
God often showcases his power on the stage of human weakness.
Without courage we will simply accumulate a collection of good ideas and regrets.
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.
Stop looking for solutions to problems and start looking for the right path.
People who blame things rarely change things. Blame is an unassailable change-avoidance strategy.
Do you think God can be trusted? Or do yo think you need to take things into your own hands?
You will never maximize your potential in any area without coaching.
It is impossible. You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without outside input you will never be as good as you could be.
One never accomplishes the will of God by breaking the law of God, violating the principles of God, or ignoring the wisdom of God.
Spiritual maturity is measured in terms of persevering faith, not perfect behavior
T-shirts create a sense of "We". Food says, "We don't mind spending money on you."
If you capture someone's heart, you will eventually get his hands and feet as well.
Authority does not equal competency. Pass decisions down to those who can best handle them.
It is when our hearts are stirred that we become most aware of what they contain.
The health of your marriage tomorrow will be determined by the decisions you make today.
If the Old and New Testament teach us anything, they teach us that nothing is too difficult for God. What he originates, he orchestrates.
We hurt most who we love the most. Bad grammar, painful truth.
No matter how rich or poor you might feel, right now is the time to be generous.
Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, not the byproduct of accumulated wealth.
I've talked to many individuals who want to discuss their problems.
But they don't really have problems. They have chosen to live in the wrong direction. They don't need a solution. They need a new direction.
Christianity teaches that when man sinned, God opted for forgiveness rather than fairness. He opted for grace and mercy rather than justice.
Grace is inviting to the unrighteous and threatening to the self-righteous
When your memories exceed your dreams, the end is near.
Leadership is stewardship, it's temporary and you're accountable!
Grace is not reserved for good people; grace underscores the goodness of God.
There is something insincere about a man or woman who repeatedly tells God how much he or she loves Him while refusing to obey Him.
I believe one of the best preparations for marriage is participating in a small group. If a person has learned to be intimate and honest with a few friends before they get married, they will have less reason to fear intimacy after they are married.
Nothing has stolen more dreams, dashed more hopes, broken up more families, and messed up more people psychologically than our propensity to disregard God's commands regarding sexual purity.