80 Undeniably Faithful Rick Warren Quotes

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Which are your favorite Rick Warren Quotes? 

Rick Warren is an American pastor and author;

He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback is currently the 8th largest church in the US.

He is also a bestselling author of many Christian books, including his guide to church ministry and evangelism, The Purpose Driven Church, which has spawned a series of conferences on Christian ministry and evangelism.

Warren is best known for his book, ‘The Purpose Driven Life‘, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and also reached The New York Times Bestseller list.


80 Undeniably Faithful Rick Warren Quotes

1. “A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.” Rick Warren

2. “Don’t try to be in style because things invariably go out of style. If you tie your identity to the spirit of the age, nothing stays the same.” – Rick Warren

3. “Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.” – Rick Warren

4. “Grief is a good thing because it gets you through the transitions of life.” – Rick Warren

5. “Honor the emotions of people who invested in the previous thing.” – Rick Warren

6. “I have still 60 people with me from the church 32 years ago. Can you imagine their culture shock?” – Rick Warren

7. “If you have felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.” – Rick Warren

8. “Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions.” – Rick Warren

9. “Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.” – Rick Warren


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10. “Resentment always hurts you more than it does the person you resent. While your offender has probably forgotten the offense and gone on with life, you continue to stew in your pain, perpetuating the past.” – Rick Warren


11. “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” – Rick Warren

12. “The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.” – Rick Warren

13. “Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time.” – Rick Warren

14. “What worked with 50 people, didn’t work with 150, didn’t work at 350 people, didn’t work at 1000, didn’t work at 2000, didn’t work at 5000, didn’t work at 10,000, didn’t work at 20,000.” – Rick Warren

15. “You are as close to God as you choose to be.” – Rick Warren

16. “You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” – Rick Warren

17. “All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.” – Rick Warren

18. “Everybody wants to be relevant. We want to be relevant personally. We want to be relevant in our businesses.” – Rick Warren

19. “Frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness.” – Rick Warren


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20. “Grief won’t kill your company. Fear will. Resentment will. Bitterness will. Failure to change will. But grief won’t kill your company.” – Rick Warren


21. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others. Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don’t think of themselves.” – Rick Warren

22. “If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available.” – Rick Warren

23. “If you prayed as much as you complain and quarrel, you’d have a lot less to argue about and much more peace of mind.” – Rick Warren

24. “It’s not dedication. It’s not desire. Skill brings success.” – Rick Warren

25. “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.” – Rick Warren

26. “Surrender… sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed.” – Rick Warren

27. “The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.” – Rick Warren

28. “The world lost a great man; a friend and mentor who taught me much.” – Rick Warren

29. “Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.” – Rick Warren


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30. “What’s life going to be like in 10 years. The truth is nobody knows.” – Rick Warren


31. “You cannot fulfil God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.” – Rick Warren

32. “You weren’t put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.” – Rick Warren

33. “At Saddleback we’re not that smart we’re just not afraid to fail.” – Rick Warren

34. “Everything is getting faster…Nothing is slowing down. The tendency towards irrelevance is much faster than it was 10 years ago.” – Rick Warren

35. “God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.” – Rick Warren

36. “Growing organizations require growing leaders. The moment you stop growing your organization stops growing.” – Rick Warren

37. “I build what I’m called to do on things that aren’t going to change.” – Rick Warren

38. “If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego.” – Rick Warren

39. “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.” – Rick Warren


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40. “It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.” – Rick Warren


41. “People in your organization during change who you think are oppositional are just grieving.” – Rick Warren

42. “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” – Rick Warren

43. “The only way to be eternally relevant is to be timeless.” – Rick Warren

44. “There is no growth without change. There is no change without loss. There is no loss without pain. There is no pain without grief.” – Rick Warren

45. “Vision is not the ability to foretell the future. Vision is the ability to see an opportunity in the current circumstance and jump on it. To be fast, fluid and flexible.” – Rick Warren

46. “When the speed of change around an organization is faster than the speed of change within the organization, the organization becomes irrelevant.” – Rick Warren

47. “You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Rick Warren

48. “You’re never wasting your time when you’re sharpening your ax.” – Rick Warren

49. “Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.” – Rick Warren


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50. “Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.” – Rick Warren


51. “God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.” – Rick Warren

52. “Growth requires loss because you have to let go of the old to grab hold of the new.” – Rick Warren

53. “I don’t know the keys to success, but one key to failure is to try to please everyone.” – Rick Warren

54. “If you always do what you’ve always done you’re going to be irrelevant because you can’t use yesterday’s solutions in tomorrow’s world.” – Rick Warren

55. “If you’re going to stay relevant, there are 3 factors you’re going to have to deal with the rest of your life. 1. Corporate Culture. 2. Personal Leadership. 3. Stakeholder Emotions, and that’s the most important to deal with.” – Rick Warren

56. “Life minus love equals zero.” – Rick Warren

57. “Relationships are always worth restoring.” – Rick Warren

58. “The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.” – Rick Warren

59. “The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point – ourselves. ” – Rick Warren


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60. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” – Rick Warren


61. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

62. “Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!” – Rick Warren

63. “You have to create a culture where you’re constantly experimenting and you never, never, never stop experimenting.” – Rick Warren

64. “Your gonna have to learn with people’s emotions.” – Rick Warren

65. “Being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.” – Rick Warren

66. “For the first 15 years of Saddleback Church, we grew 47% a year on average which meant every year I had to have a new structure.” – Rick Warren

67. “God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.” – Rick Warren

68. “Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments, SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD” – Rick Warren

69. “I don’t know what’s going to change in Orange County in the next 10 years. I know what’s not going to change – People are still going to get married. People are still going to get divorced. People are still going to have babies. People are still going to deal with worry, fear, and anger and bitterness and loneliness.” – Rick Warren


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70. “If you have ever said, “I didn’t get anything out of worship today,” you worshipped for the wrong reason. Worship isn’t for you. It’s for God.” – Rick Warren

71. “In experiments you fail most of the time but you learn to fail fast.” – Rick Warren

72. “Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.” – Rick Warren

73. “Relevance is a choice. Relevance is a decision you choose to do. If you don’t choose it, you become irrelevant very, very quickly.” – Rick Warren

74. “The more God gives you, the more responsible he expects you to be.” – Rick Warren

75. “The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.” – Rick Warren

76. “Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.” – Rick Warren

77. “We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.” – Rick Warren

78. “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” – Rick Warren

79. “You have to learn to honor the past without perpetuating the past. We all are products of our past but not prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

80. “Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things!” – Rick Warren



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