Daily Readings from You Can, You Will

Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner

By Joel Osteen

This is a 90-day devotional that I read from daily in February/March/April 2016. I love this devotional and the way it's broke in to sections: Keep Your Vision in Front of You; Run Your Race; Expect Good Things; Have a Positive Mind-set; Commit to Excellence; Keep Growing; Serve Others. Each day starts with a scripture reading. Then Joel offers his own insight on the reading and his message for the day. Then each day closes with a prayer and thought of the day. This really gets each day started off the right way, and keeps you focused and intentional about staying in both the Old Testament and New Testament.

"When you look back over your life, you should not be remembering what you're supposed to forget. You should remember when you met the love of your life, when your child was born, when you got that new position, and when the problem suddenly turned away. Remember the strength you had in that difficult time. It looked dark. You didn't think you'd see another happy day again, but God turned it around and gave you joy for mourning, beauty for ashes, and today you're happy, healthy, and strong."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"Do not worry. Do not doubt. Keep your trust in God, knowing that He cannot fail you. He will give birth to every promise He puts in your heart."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"You can't be insecure, and you can't worry about what everyone thinks. You can't try to keep everyone happy. If you change with every criticism and try to win their favor, you'll go through life letting people manipulate you and pressure you into their boxes. You have to accept the fact that you can't keep everyone happy or win over every critic. Even if you changed and did everything they asked, some would still find fault. You're not really free until you're free from trying to please everyone. You're respectful and kind, but you're not living to please people; you're living to please God."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"I love you, but I'm not going to let you control me. I love you, but I'm not jumping every time you call. I love you, but I refuse to feel guilty if I don't meet all your demands."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"Sometimes you have to put up with others' difficulties and love them back to wholeness, but you can't spend your whole life knee-deep in their troubles. You can't fulfill your destiny if you are carrying them on your back. Be polite, but pull away."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"When you've been through hurts, disappointments, and failures, you have to guard your mind. Be careful what you allow to play in your thoughts all day. Your memory is very powerful."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"When times get tough — as they often do — or things don't go your way — as they sometimes don't — keep on believing in God. Boldly remind yourself that God is opening doors of opportunity for you. Dare today to start believing God for greater things."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"It's not your circumstances that make you negative; it's your attitude about those circumstances."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"This is what faith is all about. You have to believe it before you see it. God's favor is surrounding you like a shield. Every setback is a setup for a comeback. Every bad break, every disappointment, and every person who does you wrong is part of the plan to get you to where you're supposed to be."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"When you put on a fresh new attitude of faith, you are opening the door for God to work in your situation. You may not see anything happening with your natural eyes, but in the spiritual world, God is at work. And if you'll do your part and keep believing, at the right time, God will bring you out with a victory."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"Take care of the resources God has given you. He will only trust us with more after we have been faithful with a little. Our lives are an open book before God. He looks at our hearts and motives. There's no limit to what God will do in your life when He knows that He can trust you."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"Excellence is doing the right thing even when nobody can see you. Even when you don't think it's necessary. Even when you don't agree. Live up to your word."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"You have a responsibility not only to God, not only to your family, but also to yourself to develop what He's put in you. No matter what you do, you can always expand your knowledge and improve your skills. Read books to learn how to communicate, work as a team member, or lead more effectively."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"There are people all around us whom God put in our paths on purpose so we can gain wisdom, insight, and experience, but we have to be open to learning from them."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"You were created to give. God has put people in your life on purpose so you can be a blessing to them."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"You were created to give. You were created to make the lives of others better. Someone needs what you have. Someone needs your love. Someone needs your smile. Someone needs your encouragement and your gifts."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"All through the day we can serve God by speaking kind words, offering compliments, giving encouragement, and lifting up those around us."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner
"Helping less fortunate people is the closest thing to the heart of God. Jesus said, “When you do it to the least of these, you're doing it unto Me.” Remember that when you go out of your way to be good to others or when you make sacrifices no one knows about, God sees what you are doing. He sees your heart of compassion."
― Joel Osteen - Daily Readings from You Can, You Will: 90 Devotions to Becoming a Winner

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