We might impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses.

— Craig Groeschel

The most sentimental Craig Groeschel quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Failure is not an option. Failure is necessary...We try. We fail. We learn. We adjust.


Get out of the boat. Face your fears. Fail. Learn. Adjust. Try again. And watch God do more than you can imagine.


Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God.


God will often give you more than you can handle so you can learn to depend on Him rather than on yourself.


If you want to reach people nobody is reaching, you've got to do things nobody is doing


Being consumed by what people think of you is the fastest way to forget what God thinks of you.


When it comes to your marriage, if the grass looks greener somewhere else, it's time to water your own yard!


When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.


The decisions you make today will determine the stories you tell tomorrow.


Your life is too valuable, your calling too great, & your God too awesome to waste your life on what doesn't matter.


We don’t recruit volunteers; we release leaders. Volunteers do good things but leaders change the world.


Lord, use me today, use me for your glory, make me bold, stir me up, give me eyes to see the needs of those I work with, give me a heart sensitive to those who are hurting, give me a prompting of the Spirit to minister to those who are around me.


About Craig Groeschel

Quotes 140 sayings
Profession Pastor
Birthday December 2, 1967

The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fears!


When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.


Rather than just reacting to the waves of things that come, ride them with deliberate intention.


Obedience is our responsibility. The outcome is God's responsibility. As we learn to trust him with our future, trust him with those we love, trust him as our provider, and trust his sovereign plan, that gives us the foundation to step out in faith. We can trust that he'll always be faithful.


The problem is that many bitter people don't know they are bitter.

since they are so convinced that they are right, they can't see their own wrong in the mirror. And the longer the root of bitterness grows, the more difficult it is to remove.


Gentleman, God created you with the heart of a warrior.

Until there’s something you’re willing to die for, you can’t truly live.


Life is uncertain. Eternity is not. Unforgiveness cannot be allowed to last another day. Are you holding a grudge? You will never be more like God than when you forgive. Let it go. Kill the root of bitterness. Let the hurt go and set yourself free.


The things closest to the heart of God are often the most offensive to the Pharisees.


Scripture teaches us that we should trust God and not lean on our own wisdom or understanding. To do this, we have to strive to know God intimately, walking by faith and not by sight. This may not be easy at first, but it starts with simple obedience.


It's almost impossible to live the right life when you have the wrong friends.


Belief overflows to behavior. First we need to change what we believe. when we truly change what we believe, we'll gladly change how we behave.


I believe Christians often perceive obedience to God as some test designed just to see if we’re really committed to Him. But what if it’s designed as God’s way of giving us what’s best for us?


God has blessed me with more than I need.

I'm rich. I will not trust in riches but in Him who richly provides. Because I have more, I will give more and do more.


Bitterness is a nonproductive, toxic emotion, usually resulting from resentment over unmet needs.


The fact is, you can't marry the best when you're dating the runner-up.

While you're searching for Mr. Right, don't settle for Mr. Right Now.


God can and will break the labels that have held you hostage.


Don’t worry when you meet opposition for obeying God.

Worry when you don’t have opposition, because you’re probably not obeying God.


Don't resent, fear, or judge the next generation, believe in them.


To step toward your destiny, you may have to step away from your security.


If we want to be better than normal we must move from good intentions to what I call God intentions.


It's not easy to trust in a God you can't see.

That's why so many want God to prove himself so we can trust him. In reality, God wants us to trust him so he can prove himself.


A keystone habit leads to other positive habits and disciplines.

These positive traits start a chain reaction that produces other positive outcomes. The presence of these important habits help you become more faithful in other areas of your life. On the other hand, the absence of these key disciplines can impact you negatively.


The New Testament is peppered with "one another" reminders.

While Scripture says to love another, encourage one another, offer hospitality to one another, be kind to one another, many people are content tolerating one another, if not ignoring one another.


We don't have eternal life because we're good, we have it because God is good.


True loyalty is proven not proclaimed.


If you delegate authority, you will build leaders.


If you don't know the purpose of something, all you can do is misuse it.


As an organization changes your mindset as a leader also has to change.

This becomes the lid to you organization. Whenever my organization starts to settle I believe I have to lift my lid, my capacity I have to think and act in a different way to achieve different results.


The younger generation can smell fakes - Authenticity trumps cool.


Be yourself. Authenticity trumps cool every time.


Boldness is behavior born out of belief.


God's will is clear about many things.

We're to be holy. I like the metaphor that his Word is a lamp to our feet. A lamp may help guide my next one or two steps, but it's not a crystal ball into the future.


How bad you want something determines what you will do to get it.


Tragically, many people have this faithless, wishy-washy mindset, which causes them to lose the battle in their minds before they ever fight it in the world.


When we generally make healthy choices about food (or wise choices about life), we tend to move in the right direction, living as we believe God wants us to live. If we make an intentional exception for a special treat or for a diversion, that might not be a big deal. But if we step off the best path, we're tempted to detour into more unwise choices. In that case, your decision does matter.


Because God loves us, he gives us the freedom to make choices.

That's good news if we choose wisely. But it also gives us the capacity to sin.


Failure is an event, not a person. You are NOT a failure!