Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases!
Start by following Lysa TerKeurst.

Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst > Quotes


Lysa TerKeurst quotes (showing 1-30 of 819)

“Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“God can take what Satan meant for shame and use it for His glory. Just when we think we've messed up so badly that our lives are nothing but heaps of ashes, God pours His living water over us and mixes the ashes into clay. He then takes this clay and molds it into a vessel of beauty. After He fills us with His overflowing love, He can use us to pour His love into the hurting lives of others.”
Lysa TerKeurst
“Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
“Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“God’s love isn’t based on me. It’s simply placed on me. And it’s the place from which I should live . . . loved.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“Imagine how differently you might approach each day by simply stating: God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God. And today is yet another page in our great love story. Nothing that happens to you today will change that or even alter it in the slightest way. Lift your hands, heart, and soul, and receive that truth as you pray this prayer: My whole life I’ve searched for a love to satisfy the deepest longings within me to be known, treasured, and wholly accepted. When You created me, Lord, Your very first thought of me made Your heart explode with a love that set You in pursuit of me. Your love for me was so great that You, the God of the whole universe, went on a personal quest to woo me, adore me, and finally grab hold of me with the whisper, “I will never let you go.” Lord, I release my grip on all the things I was holding on to, preventing me from returning Your passionate embrace. I want nothing to hold me but You. So, with breathless wonder, I give You all my faith, all my hope, and all my love. I picture myself carrying the old, torn-out boards that inadequately propped me up and placing them in a pile. This pile contains other things I can remove from me now that my new intimacy-based identity is established. I lay down my need to understand why things happen the way they do. I lay down my fears about others walking away and taking their love with them. I lay down my desire to prove my worth. I lay down my resistance to fully trust Your thoughts, Your ways, and Your plans, Lord. I lay down being so self-consumed in an attempt to protect myself. I lay down my anger, unforgiveness, and stubborn ways that beg me to build walls when I sense hints of rejection. I lay all these things down with my broken boards and ask that Your holy fire consume them until they become weightless ashes. And as I walk away, my soul feels safe. Held. And truly free to finally be me.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“Instead of always looking to get fulfillment from my loved ones and the other blessings in my life, I can simply enjoy them for what they are.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
“The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“I’m not who that guy says I am. I’m not who that girl says I am. I’m not who social media likes and comments say I am. I’m not who the grades, to-do lists, messes, and mess ups say I am. I’m not who the scale says I am or the sum total of what my flaws say I am. I’m going to stop flirting with the unstable things of this world so I can fall completely in love with You. I am loved. I am held. I am Yours. I am forever Yours.” The more intimacy like this that I have with God, the more secure my true identity is.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“No, it’s not wrong to need people. But some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can’t ever possibly meet.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“There is something wonderfully sacred that happens when a girl chooses to realize that being set aside is actually God’s call for her to be set apart.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“Sip the shame so you won't have to guzzle the regret.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“think C. S. Lewis said it best: “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“I must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.”
Lysa TerKeurst
“The decisions you make today matter. Every decision points your life in the direction you are about to travel. No decision is an isolated choice. It’s a chain of events. If you choose wisely, your future will reflect that. But if you don’t choose wisely, the decisions you make now will take you to places you don’t want to be later.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.”
Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
“In the quiet of an early morning, honesty finds me. It calls to me through a crack in my soul and invites the real me to come out, come out, wherever you are. Not the carefully edited edition of the me I am this year. No, honesty wants to speak to the least tidy version of the woman I’ve become. The one I can’t make look more alive with a few swipes of mascara and a little color on my lips.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“Wounds.
Broken places.
Possibility.
Change.
Steps toward holiness.
Imperfect progress.
The hurt in those who hurt me---their underbellies.
Grace.
Love.
Me looking alot more like Jesus than I did before.
And to discover through all this seeing---being unglued isn't all that bad.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling—all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace. Words used to describe us being with Him.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“I lay down my need to understand why things happen the way they do. I lay down my fears about others walking away and taking their love with them. I lay down my desire to prove my worth. I lay down my resistance to fully trust Your thoughts, Your ways, and Your plans, Lord. I lay down being so self-consumed in an attempt to protect myself. I lay down my anger, unforgiveness, and stubborn ways that beg me to build walls when I sense hints of rejection. I lay all these things down with my broken boards and ask that Your holy fire consume them until they become weightless ashes. And as I walk away, my soul feels safe. Held. And truly free to finally be me.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“People who care more about being right than ending right prove just how wrong they were all along.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“To love God is to cooperate with His grace. And since I’m so very aware of my own need for grace, I must be willing to freely give it away. Each hole left from rejection must become an opportunity to create more and more space for grace in my heart.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
“It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 27 28

All Quotes | Add A Quote
Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game
Lysa TerKeurst
1,777 followers
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely Uninvited
11,096 ratings
Open Preview
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions Unglued
10,100 ratings
Open Preview
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands The Best Yes
9,493 ratings
Open Preview
What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways What Happens When Women Say Yes to God
2,060 ratings
Open Preview