You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.

— Nicky Gumbel

The most proven Nicky Gumbel quotes that will activate your desire to change

Church is not an organization you join;

it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing.


Anyone can stay true to your face, it's the people who stay true behind your back that really count.


Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.


If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably astroturf.


Appreciate those who love you. Serve those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Thank those who help you.


The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?


Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings


People may hurt you but God will heal you.

People may humiliate you but God will honour you. People may judge you but God will justify you.


Three principles of prayer: 1. Keep it honest. 2. Keep it simple. 3. Keep it up.


If God answers 'Yes', He is increasing your faith.

If 'Wait', He is increasing your patience. If 'No', He has something better for you.


The strength of your faith is not measured by the absence of doubt, but by the faithfulness of your life in the face of doubt.


Your age doesn't define your maturity;

your grades don't define your ability; and what people say about you doesn't define who you are.


About Nicky Gumbel

Quotes 73 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday April 28, 1955

One person can stop a great injustice.

One person can be a voice for truth. One person’s kindness can save a life.


The most precious gift you can give someone is the gift of your time and attention.


Churches are not museums that display perfect people.

They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing.


Don't be afraid of pressure. Pressure is what transforms a lump of coal into a diamond.


Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.


Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.


Life is short. Make the most of it. Put God first. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Laugh a lot. Find and live out your purpose.


Don't judge a person by their past. They don't necessarily live there anymore.


Be thankful for every day. Learn from mistakes. Don't dwell on regrets. Forgive with love. Gain strength from every struggle.


Life is so short. Grudges are a waste of time. Laugh when you can, apologise when you should, and trust God with what you cannot change.


If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep.


Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing.

Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.


The resurrection of Jesus is rooted in history, grounded in scripture and confirmed in experience.


We are very good judges for the mistakes of others, but very good defence lawyers for our own mistakes.


If we knew what people had been through, their sorrow and suffering, we would not be so quick to judge.


There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are.

Don't be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best.


In every generation, the world is changed by a few people, who stand for something, do not fear unpopularity and dare to make a difference.


Life is a huge privilege and opportunity.

God has trusted you with gifts and abilities, which he wants you to use.


Don't undervalue yourself. God loves you. Your worth is what you are worth to God. Jesus died for you. You are of infinite value.


With our own shortcomings, we are in no position to judge anyone else.

The best way to forget the faults of others is to remember our own.


Kindness is better and can be more powerful than force. Kind words may unlock an iron door.


A happy relationship is made up of two good forgivers.


It is only when we understand the transcendence of God that we see how amazing his immanence is, and what a huge privilege it is to be able to enjoy God's intimate friendship.


It is a great privilege to meet inspiring leaders from different parts of the church - Catholic, Baptist, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Methodist, and so many more - and discover that what unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us.


I think everybody needs healing. My understanding of human beings is that we were created in the image of God but we are all fallen, and Jesus died for us so that we can be redeemed. Every Christian is in a process of healing in some way. God's original creation was good, and in some ways fallen away from that. And in every area of our life we need to be healed and restored and to become more Christ-like.


The only label I would choose for myself is Christian, but if you pushed me and you say, 'What sort of Christian are you?' I'm an Anglican.


A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other.


It doesn't really matter so much what the words are I don't think - maybe if you're a real expert in prayer you could do it through silence. But I think sometimes it helps to express it and to know you're expressing it to God. Paul talked about praying with your spirit and that's basically what it is, it's expressing what you feel deep down in a language which God gives you.


When things aren't working out as you wish, be patient.

Stop trying to move ahead of God. His timing is perfect. Trust Him.


I had a battle going on in my head: shall I just enjoy my life and then convert on my deathbed? But I felt I couldn't do that - it was now or never - so I took a step of faith and became a Christian.


Just because something isn't happening for you right now, doesn't mean it won't happen. God's timing is perfect.


Prayer for the city is important. For every city in the world, the city should be prayed for. Particularly for London, it is a strategic city for the UK as well as the world, therefore the future of London is significant to the UK, and also the rest of the world.


Probably one of the strongest movements of the Holy Spirit is in the Roman Catholic Church, so there's not a huge theological difference between the official teaching of the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church.


Sometimes God teaches us how to solve our problems.

Sometimes God teaches us how to face our problems


Even if you are at the peak of your career, and almost everyone is on some type of ladder to success and waiting to get to the top of their profession, but even if you get there is it enough? So think of this now rather than when you get there and not have thought about it before.


Just because you can't see the air, doesn't mean you stop breathing.

And just because you can't see God, doesn't mean you stop believing


What unites the church is infinitely more important than what divides us.

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