Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche

— Bob Goff

The most successful Bob Goff quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Selfless love is always costly; fear can't afford it, pride doesn't understand it and friends never forget it.


No one leads people to Jesus; He leads people to Himself. All the pressure's off; just go love everybody without agenda.


Instead of closing our eyes and bowing our heads, sometimes God wants us to keep our eyes open for people in need, do something about it, and bow our whole lives to Him instead.


We won't be distracted by comparison if we're captivated with purpose.


That's what love does - it pursues blindly, unflinchingly, and without end.

When you go after something you love, you'll do anything it takes to get it, even if it costs everything.


The teachers I've learned the most from, didn't think they were teaching me;

they just thought we were friends.


We can't always see people's pain; they can always feel our love.


Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.


Something happens when you feel ownership.

You no longer act like a spectator or consumer, because you're an owner. Faith is at its best when it's that way too. It's best lived when it's owned.


It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it's probably because God has more pieces to work with.


Most of our decisions are driven by either love or fear.

Figure out who's doing the talking, then decide what you'll do.


Loving people the way Jesus did, means living a life of constant interruptions. Bring it.


About Bob Goff

Quotes 183 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday November 23, 1926

God doesn't break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them.


No book is a chapter, no chapter tells the whole story, no mistake defines who we are. Hope makes our lives page turners.


I used to think God wouldn’t talk to me, but now I know I’m just selective with what I choose to hear.


What I noticed, though, is almost every time I type the word love, it gets changed to the word live… I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of.


Too often we are posers. Don't be afraid. Be you. Live a life worthy of the calling YOU'VE received.


Love does whatever it takes to multiply itself and somehow along the way everyone becomes a part of it.


Grace means we can put the chalk away and stop keeping score!


I don't know every step I'm supposed to take. I think Jesus just wants me to take the next step.


We won't figure out what's sacred in life if we settle for what's safe.


The most beautiful scenery in the world is when our friends come into view.


The words we speak to each other should leave stretch marks, not bruises.

Love is always picky about what it says.


I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I know sometimes God wants us to kick some doors down.


But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It's a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.


People who take huge risks aren't afraid to fail.

In fact, they love to fail. It's because failing means they found the edge.


Words people say not only have a shelf life but have the ability to shape life.


Live a life of conspicuous grace and courageous resolve.


We can be the light of the world without leaving our high beams on and annoying everybody.


I want to go barefoot because it’s holy ground;

I want to be running because time is short and none of us has as much runway as we think we do; and I want it to be a fight because that’s where we can make a difference. That’s what love does.


Grace works that way. It's a kind word from a gentle person with an impossible prayer. It's a force sometimes transmitted best hand to hand in a dark place.


We need to make our faith our very own love story.


Our failures can leave behind pavement or potholes.

Our ability to receive grace determines which it will be.


I'm all for getting together with men and women in small groups around Scripture and letting it just wash over us, but for me, I've been meeting with the same ten guys for like 15 years now, but we don't have a Bible study every Friday, we have a Bible doing.


Cynicism is fear posing as confidence; joy is hope let off the leash.


Extravagant love is never wasted.


Courage isn't the absence of fear, it's just deciding that fear isn't calling the shots anymore


I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.


Living a life of following Christ means constant interruptions.


Don't let other people decide who you are.


Love God, love your neighbors, and do stuff!


If you’re following God and haven’t lost much of what you’ve been holding on to - follow a little closer.


Surround yourself with prompts that remind you who Jesus is.


Don't let uncertainty talk you into pursuing a backup plan instead of your purpose.

7 is never stationary.


The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure.


There's a lot to be concerned about; there's more to be hopeful for.


The way we treat people we disagree with most is a report card on what we've learned about love.


When you are in high school, you don't give much thought to what you can't do.

For most people, that gets learned later, and for still fewer, gets unlearned for the rest of life.