Few Things You Need To Know About Pastor Joel Osteen; His Life And Ministry.

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Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American Pastor, Televangelist, and Author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries.
Joel Osteen was born into a nuclear family of eight (8) in Houston. His Father, a former Southern Baptist Pastor, founded Lakewood Church (of Which Osteen is the Current Pastor) behind an old feed Store. Osteen Attended Humble High School, a public high School in the City of Humble, Texas, graduated in 1981 and furthered his education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied radio and television communications, but for some reason unknown to the public, he never graduated; a degree wasn’t given from a divinity School. He returned to houston in 1982 and founded Lakewood’s Television Program, where he produced his father’s televised sermons for 17 years until January 1999, when his father kicked the bucket (died) unexpectedly from Myocardial infarction (heart attack).

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He was encouraged by his father to preach for many years but his quest to work behind the scenes, he declined until January 17, 1999 when he accepted his father’s proposal/counsel and preached his first sermon. Two (2) weeks after his father’s death, he began preaching regularly and was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood church later that year – October 3, 1999. Since then, Church attendance grew from 5,000 to 43,000.
Lakewood Church later acquired the NBA Houston Rockets’ former home, Compaq Center in 2003 which was renovated at the cost of $105 million. The renovations took over 15 months to complete, and included the addition of five stories to add more capacity. Lakewood’s 2005 grand opening was attended by an estimated 56,000 people, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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Lakewood Church services are seen in over 100 countries. Osteen was selected by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006. Former presidential candidate John McCain described Osteen as his favorite inspirational author. The Osteen family attended Easter breakfast hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2010.

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Video: Are You Suffering From A Low Self Esteem? These Secrets Will Help.

Get your hopes up. Be confident, set your beliefs on the right path.
What you believe is what you become. BELIEVE, PERCEIVE and you shall RECEIVE.

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Video: 3 Things That Aids In Self-Development. (Success Mindset).

Build Yourself Up. Know Your Worth. Never Fall Prey. Live Your Best Life. You’re A WINNER!!

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VIDEO – MUST WATCH!! Your Worth Exceeds What You think. SUCCESS IS YOU!!

Your Worth Exceeds What You Could Ever Think or Even Imagine. You Are Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong and Powerful. Be Your Own Hero. You Can. You Will. Make It Happen. SUCCESS IS YOU!!

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When All Hope Is Lost!

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Who do you call a Friend? Who do you call unto, when all hell is breaking loose? Who responds to you when you call? Have you ever found yourself in a worst situation and the only thought that came in mind was Committing Suicide? Here, I have discovered some solutions to your problem. Enjoy Reading!!!

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Your purpose for living is not determined by your failures in life. We are all unique in our own special way. No one is exempted. We were all made to use the tear ducts given to us by our Maker; you have to go through PAIN to experience PROGRESS. Such is life. Life is a journey full of uncertainties and we are all bound to go through it. And yes, some were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and others, were to suffer to gain. Regardless of your background and whatsoever situation you are going through; bear in mind that, there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel. Quit self-doubt and strive hard to achieve greatness. There came a time in my life, that I thought it was all over but with Prayer, Hardwork and Determination, I was able to achieve greatness. Remember, people for that matter, will come at you with all sort of let downs, words of discouragement just because Success isn’t reflecting in the work that you do but pay no heed to what they say; it is not necessarily about them, it is about you. The Perception some people have about you, does not make you a loser, it is you that makes you a loser; it’s a Choice. Love what you do, it will surely pay off one day. Going through Challenges/Difficulties in life is a sure thing. Below are few solutions I discovered in my quest to be successful:

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1: Prayer – Prayer is and will always be the only means by which Humanity links up with Divinity. Without Prayer, our success is temporal. Whatever situation you find yourself in, just pray about it.
“Proverbs 10:22 – It is the blessings of the Lord that brings wealth, without painful toil for it”
Weeping and feeling all moody won’t solve the problems, it will make them worst. Therefore make Prayer your priority in every aspect of your life and you will see greatness happening all around you.
2: Be Optimistic – The only thing that keeps us going in life and wanting to do more is Hope. Never Lose Hope in anything you do. Being optimistic has saved lots of lives and restored lots of properties. Some people end up committing suicide when there is lack of hope. Some people lost their lives because they felt there was no need to live. And yes, it very painful to lose a loved one when all he/she did was pray and believe God for a miracle but sometimes we need to have the spirit to wait on God; I call that “Firm Faith”. Don’t give up and never give in, because you will surely make it. God’s time is the best.
Keep Praying and keep believing God for a miracle. You Can. Make it Happen.

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Have you ever, for once in your lifetime felt like the world’s biggest failure? Do you think you have nothing left inside of you? Regardless of who you think you are, there is something lurking. The reality is that, there is something you have to do; dreams to achieve and a purpose to live for. If you have ever felt this way, then I guess this message is for YOU. Enjoy Reading…!!!

 

Life as we all know, has got pathways, you either go the right way or the wrong way; it’s your choice. Life will always present us with new ways or strategies to help us achieve our goals/ambitions but, to what time can we wait for that? “Time” they say alters appearance. The fact that everything isn’t going the way we want it to go, doesn’t mean we are the world’s biggest failure. Some friends succeed whiles others fail; that’s just how far the world has come. The word “FAITH’ has been taken out, our Christian life and has been replaced with “Fear”. We have given in to what the world present to the table.

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Each and every individual on this earth works based on their TIMEZONE. People around you may be ahead of you but this shouldn’t be a big deal and never waste much time and energy thinking about why you are not making progress in everything you do; just remember, some friends you started with, might also be behind you. At least this should motivate you to keep moving in your chosen field. Failure is not death. For me, I think, failure is more or less a stepping stone to GREATNESS. When you fail, it’s an opportunity to get back up and excel in all your endeavors. Strive for success. Never allow the success of others bring you down. Get your spirit up and start moving. Remember there is time for everything. Make good use of your time. “Procrastination is a thief of time” as the adage goes.

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Quit Postponing, Start Working towards your set goals. Life is too short to waste it on some unnecessary stuffs, which is of no benefit to your life. You Can.. You Will.. Make it Happen!!!

Who You Are!!!

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What do you see when you look at yourself in a mirror? What reflection do you get? Regardless of who you think you are. You have a mission to accomplish, dreams to achieve and a purpose to live for. Never underestimate the power instilled in you by the Maker of all things. You have what it takes to make your world a better place. Quit doubting and get started. Enjoy reading!!

 

In our walks of life, we tend to meet people of different self-belief and way of thinking. The way you perceive yourself to be, goes a long way to either shape your future or break you. You are who you perceive yourself to be not what others think of you. Our thought life makes us unique and sometimes makes us turn our back on the dreams we are optimistic about. You are what you think. Take hold of your destiny. Never allow a mere criticism drown out your inner voice. Take hold of inspiration. There is so much inside of you. Get rid of the doubt and get started. Life will always present to you, opportunities to make you doubt the potentials stacked within. Each and every one of us are bound to meet the 3 D’s of Life, which is Difficulties, Discouragement and Disappointments, but if you know who you are in Christ Jesus, nothing is impossible. You can do all things through Him that strengthens you- Philippians 4:13. He has instilled in us the power to do the impossible. One of the ways by which, one can do the impossible or achieve one’s set goals is by self-belief. Believing in one’s self, goes a long way to shape one’s future. You are Strong, Fit, Courageous, Wonderful, Powerful and an Overcomer. That is who you are in Christ and that is how He sees you to be. Never underestimate yourself, because if indeed we were created in God’s own image, then the probability that we are able to do the impossible is very high. So why look down on yourself when you have everything at your disposal? Keep pressing on and you will surely get to your final destination. Remember, believing in one’s self paves a half way through every situation. And yes, I know sometimes life has a way of knocking us down to the point where, we can’t even pray for ourselves but with Prayers and Faith in Christ, everything will come to a successful end. Below are few ways on how to know yourself.

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1: Know Your Worth: One of the most essential ways to know your worth is by Valuing one’s self. Valuing one’s self goes a long way to shape one’s future. Many are those who underestimate themselves because of past hurts, disappointment, failures in life. What every individual ought to know is that, as humans, living in this crazy world, we are bound to go through some challenges but in the midst of all the adversities, God has given us the power and strength to overcome every temptations that come our way. You have the ability and capacity to do the impossible. You only need to take a step of faith and reach out to that, which is missing in your life. You can if only you persist.

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2: Self-Examination:  There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to sit himself down and examine some happenings and make a decision to change. Knowing your strength and weaknesses can help you know the steps to take in order to achieve your set goals. Each and every individual ought to know that achieving the maximum level of success in life, is by Self-Examination.

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3: Self-Belief: Believing in one’s self paves a half way through every situation. One of the ways by which one can do the impossible is by self-belief. Never concede to your failures in life. Create your set goals, believe you can, nothing becomes impossible when self-belief sets in. Never rely on your weakness, thinking nothing is achievable.  Keep your head up and reach out to that which is lost in your life, and start fighting for it. Don’t let your weaknesses overshadow or overwhelm you. Know your strength and set your paths right. Everything is achievable with self-belief. Everything that happens, happens at the time God choses.

Get rid of the doubts and get started. You Can!!