When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back.Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time— Rick Warren
The most passioned Rick Warren quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you, too.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it.
Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
The ultimate test of faith is not how loudly you praise God in happy times but how deeply you trust him in dark times.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, SEEK GOD Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD Painful moments, TRUST GOD Every moment, THANK GOD
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
Unkind people need your kindness the most. They advertise their pain.
Our culture has accepted two huge lies.
The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution.
It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.
A person without conviction is a weak, jellyfish type of individual who mindlessly follows the crowd.
People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers.
Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life.
Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning.
Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.
Since God intends to make you like Jesus, he will take you through the same experiences Jesus went through. That includes loneliness, temptation, stress, criticism, rejection, and many other problems.
In God's eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity.
The first step to becoming what God made you to be is to stop worrying about what others want you to be.
To make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths: First, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won't be here long, so don't get too attached.
When God wants to make a mushroom, he does it overnight, but when He wants to make a giant oak, He takes a hundred years. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process.
Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.
.. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.
Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren't.
Let me tell you how worthwhile you are.
You are infinitely valuable to God. First, God created you. Second, Jesus died for you. Third, he puts his Spirit within you. Fourth, he wants you to be with him forever in eternity. That's how valuable you are to God. You are infinitely valuable to God.
Never let an impossible situation intimidate you.
Let it motivate you - to pray more, trust more, expect more.
Start today by practicing constant conversation with God and continual mediation on his Word. Prayer lets you speak to God; mediation lets God speak to you.
God teaches us to love by putting some unlovely people around us.
The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It's focused attention.
He created the church to meet your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find all five of these benefits in one place.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go.
You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them.
There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.
Doing the easy thing makes you popular. Doing the hard thing makes you a leader.
There is nothing you can do that will make God stop loving you.
You could try, but you simply can't do it - because his love for you is based upon his character and not on anything you do or say or feel.
The secret of endurance is to remember that your pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal.
The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection but credibility.
People must be able to trust you.
I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that.
The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
Without the grace of Jesus: a hopeless end. With the grace of Jesus: an endless hope.
The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.
Worry is a waste of energy. It cant change the past. It cant control the future. It only makes today miserable
Life is about letting God use you for his purposes, not using him for your own purpose.
I invite you to bow your head and quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity: Jesus I believe in you and I receive you.
Great opportunities may come once in a lifetime, but small opportunities surround us every day.
Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him.
Familiarity breeds complacency.
You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.
The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.
Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities.
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.
When God is at the center of your life, you Worship, when He's not, you Worry.
If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.
We take ourselves way too seriously, and we don't take God seriously enough.
It is not by accident that humor and humility come from the same root word. If you can laugh at yourself, you'll always have plenty of good material.