Pastor Joel Osteen's Full Sermon "The Power of 'I Am'" | Oprah’s Life Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

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but God bless you – joy to come into your homes we love you you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services I promise you we'll make you feel right at home thanks so much for tuning in thank you again for coming out and I'd like to start with something funny and I heard about this 92 year old man he wasn't feeling up to par and he went to the doctor for a check-up a few days later the doctor saw him out walking in the park he had this beautiful young lady by his side he seemed as happy as convened the doctor said wow you sure are feeling a lot better aren't you he said yes doctor I'm just taking your orders you said get a hot mama and be cheerful the doctor said I didn't say that I said you got a heart murmur be careful hold up your Bible say it like you mean it this is my Bible I am what it says I am I have what it says I have I can do what it says I can do today I will be taught the Word of God I boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is receptive I will never be the same in Jesus name god bless you I want to talk to you today about the power of I am what follows these two simple words will determine what kind of life you live I am blessed I am strong I am healthy or I am slow I am unattractive I am a terrible mother the Iams that are coming out of your mouth will bring either success or failure all through the day the power of I am is at work we make a mistake I am so clumsy we look in the mirror I am so old we see somebody very talented I am so average we get caught in traffic I am so unlucky many times we use the power of I am against us we don't realize how it's affecting our future here's the principle what follows the I am will always come looking for you when you say I am so clumsy clumsiness comes looking for you I am so old wrinkles come looking for you I am so overweight calories come looking for you it's just like you're inviting them whatever you follow the I am with your handing it an invitation opening the door giving it permission to be in your life now the good news is you get to choose what follows the I am when you go through the day saying I am blessed blessings come looking for you I am talented talent comes looking for you you may not feel up to par but when you say I am healthy health starts heading your way I am strong strength starts tracking you down you're inviting that into your life that's why you have to be careful what follows the I am don't ever say I am so unlucky I never get any good breaks you're inviting disappointments I am so broke I am so in debt you are inviting struggle you're inviting life you need to send out some new invitations get up in the morning and invite good things into your life I am blessed I am strong I am talented I am disciplined I am focused I am prosperous when you talk like that talent gets summoned by Almighty God go find that person health strength abundance discipline starts heading your way but how many people when they wake up in the morning look in the mirror the first thing they say I am so old I am so wrinkled I am so worn out you are inviting oddness you're inviting fatigue do us all a favor stop inviting that when you get up in the morning look in the mirror instead of complaining you should be saying I am fearfully and wonderfully made I am attractive I am getting younger you talk like that and God will renew your youth I know people the older they get the more attractive they are a lot has to do with our attitude the other day our daughter Alexandra had a copy of my first book from 2004 and she was comparing the picture to my new book that was just released she said daddy you look better now than you did back then I said what would you like me to buy you I was with my college roommate last week he said Joel what are you doing you're getting taller you're growing I said I received that and I didn't want to tell him that he's getting shorter but when you go around saying I am being renewed in my youth I am full of health vitality wholeness that's one of the best anti-aging treatments you could ever take my mother's a great example of this I mentioned how she just turned 78 she still looks fantastic she's still strong still energetic still beautiful but when you get up in the morning don't talk about how old you are how bad you look dare to say I am young I am energetic I am vibrant I am radiant I am fresh some of you women have never once said I am beautiful you're so focused on your flaws and what you don't like about yourself and how you wish you had more here and less there I'm not pointing but you know where I mean when you say I am beautiful beauty comes looking for you youth comes looking for you freshness comes looking for you nobody can do this for you it's got to come out of your own mouth listen ladies don't go around telling your husbands how unattractive you are you should never put yourself down and especially don't put yourself down in front of your own husband you are his prize to him you're the most beautiful woman in the world well how would you want to tell him anything differently the last thing he needs to hear is how bad you think you look don't put those thoughts in his mind it's not going to do him nor you any good to discredit yourself if you keep telling him how bad you look one day he may believe you but when you say I am beautiful not only does Beauty youth freshness starts coming your way but on the inside your spirit person comes alive your self image begins to improve and you'll start carrying yourself like you're someone special you won't drag through the day feeling less than inferior you'll have that spring in your step that you go girl attitude Beauty is not in how thin or tall you are how perfect you look beauty is in being who God made you to be with confidence if you're a size 4 great if you're a size 24 great take what you have and make the most of it God made you like you are on purpose he gave you your looks your height your skin color your nose your personality nothing about you is by accident you didn't get overlooked you didn't get left out God said in Ephesians you are my masterpiece instead of going around down on yourself feel an unattractive too tall too short not enough of there's too much of that no dare to get up in the morning and say I am a masterpiece I am created in the image of Almighty God David said in Psalm 139 god I praise you because you have made me in an amazing way what you have done is wonderful notice David's I am he was saying not in Pride but in praise to God I am wonderful I am amazing I am a masterpiece that goes against human nature most of us think there's nothing amazing about me nothing wonderful I'm just average I'm just ordinary no the fact is there is nothing ordinary about you you have a fingerprint that nobody else has there will never be another you even if you have a twin somebody that looks exactly like you they don't have your same personality you're saying goals you're saying fingerprints you are an original when God made you he threw away the mold but as long as you go around thinking I'm just average Joel I'm just one of the billions of people on the earth nothing special about me the wrong I am can keep you from rising higher I wonder what would happen if all through the day not in front of other people but in privacy in the shower driving to work underneath our breath instead of being down on ourselves and discrediting who we are and focusing on all of our flaws what would happen if we would be bold like David to say I am amazing I am wonderful I am valuable I am a masterpiece I am a child of the Most High God you talk like that an amazing comes chasing you down awesome starts hitting in your direction you won't have that weak defeated I'm just average mentality no you'll carry yourself like a king like a queen not in Pride not being better than somebody but with the quiet confidence with the knowing that you've been handpicked by the creator of the universe and you have something amazing to offer this world that's what happened to a lady in the scripture named Sarah she had to change her I am God promised Sarah and her husband Abraham that they would have a baby but Sarah was 80 years old way past the childbearing years and back in those days if a wife didn't give her husband a child she couldn't conceive for some reason even if it was the husband's fault the wife was seen as a failure she was looked down on greatly there was a sense of shame for not being able to have a baby this is how Sarah fell she was 80 years old never had a baby she felt like she had lent Abraham down her self-esteem is so low I can imagine some of her I am I am a failure I am inferior I am not good enough I am unattractive now she's got this promise that has an older woman she's going to have a baby and God knew that it would never come to pass unless he could convince Sarah to change her eye ends it was so imperative that she had this new mindset God actually changed her name from Sarah – Sarah Sarah means princess now every time someone said good morning Sarah they were saying good morning princess how are you Sarah how are you princess would you pass me the ketchup Sarah would you pass me the ketchup princess she heard this over and over and those words got on the inside and began to change her self-image she went from I am a failure to I am a princess from I am unattractive to I am beautiful from I am ashamed – I am crowned by Almighty God instead of hanging her head in defeat in his basement she started holding her head up high from I'm not good enough – I am a child of the Most High God – I'm inferior – I am fearfully and wonderfully made her new attitude was I am amazing I am wonderful I am a masterpiece and ladies like Sarah you may have had a lot of things in life try to push you down bad breaks disappointments maybe even people have tried to make you feel like you just don't measure up you're not quite attractive enough you could easily let that seed get on the inside and ruin your sense of value caused you to live inferior but God is saying to you what he said to Sarah I want you to change your name to princess not physically but in your attitude you've got to shake off the negative things people have said about you shake off the low self-esteem the inferiority and start carrying yourself like a princess start walking like a princess start talking like a princess start thinking like a princess start waving like a princess instead of I am inferior I am less than no I am one of a kind I am handpicked by Almighty God I am valuable I am a masterpiece when you get up in the morning don't focus on all your flaws look in the mirror and dare to say I am beautiful I am young I am vibrant I am confident I am secure you may have had some disappointments people may have tried to push it down but quit telling yourself you're all washed up do like Sarah and say I am royalty I am crowned with favor I am excited about my future this princess spirit got on the inside of Sarah it changed her self-image I've learned you've got to change on the inside before you'll see change on the outside at a hundred years old against all odds she gave birth to that baby the promise came to pass my question today is what kind of AIIMS are coming out of your mouth I am victorious I am blessed I am talented I am anointed when you have the right Iams you're inviting the goodness of God some of you if you would just change the I am you would go to a new level words have creative power with your words you can bless your future or you can curse your future words are like electricity used the right way they can be very helpful it can give us lights and air conditioning all kinds of good things but electricity used the wrong way can be very dangerous it can harm you it could even kill you same way with our words proverbs says life and death are in the power of our tongue it's up to you to choose what follows the I am my encouragement is never say negative things about yourself most of us would never go up to another person at least to their face and criticize them yet we have no problem criticizing ourselves I am so slow I am so unattractive I am so undisciplined that is cursing your future do yourself a favor and zip that up we have enough in life against us already don't be against yourself I had a friend I used to play basketball with and when he would miss an important shot he would say I'm an idiot I'm an idiot I'm an idiot three or four times I heard that month after month he didn't realize it but idiot was coming looking for him I hate to say it but I think it found him if you go around saying I am so dumb it may not be good English but dumbness is coming your way I am so unattractive I am so plain ugliness says I hear somebody calling my name use your words to bless your future not curse your future the scripture says let the weak say I am strong notice just the opposite not I am so tired I am so rundown that's calling in the wrong things let the poor say I am well off not I am broke I am so in there let the sick say I am healthy I am improving I am getting better and better see it says in Romans 4:18 to call the things that are not as if they already were that simply means don't talk about the way you are talk about the way you want to be if you're struggling in your finances don't go around saying oh man business is so slow the economy is so down it's never gonna work out that's calling the things that are as if they will always be that way that's just describing this situation by faith you've got to say I am blessed I am successful I am surrounded by God's favor I asked a young man after church last week how he was doing in high school he's a tall Joel I'm doing okay I'm just a C's student come to find out one of his teachers back in elementary school years ago told him he was a c' student and he left that scene take root I told him what I'm telling you as long as you're saying I am a c' student you're not going to make ace your calling in the C's and those seeds will come find you wherever you go if you're not careful you'll make a C in homeroom a seeing lunch a C in PE change the I am I am an A student I am smart I am full of wisdom I am a good learner some of you like this young man you've allowed what somebody said about you to hold you back a coach a teacher a parent and ex-spouse they planted these negative seeds of what you cannot do you're not smart enough you're not talented enough you're not disciplined enough you're not attractive enough you'll always make C's you go to always be mediocre you'll always struggle with your weight don't get rid of those lives that is not who you are you are who God says you are people may have tried to push you down and tell you what you can't become let that go in one ear and out the other year what somebody said about you you doesn't determine your destiny God does you need to know not only what you are but you need to know what you are not in other words I am NOT who people say I am I am who God says I am I am not the tail I am the head I am NOT a borrower I am a lender I am NOT cursed I am blessed like this young man somebody may have spoken negative words over you even when you were younger but know this before anyone could put a curse on you God put a blessing on you before you were formed in your mother's womb God knew you and he when God made you he stepped back and said I like that that was good another masterpiece he stamped his approval on you other people may try to disapprove you don't go around feeling less than feeling inferior our attitude should be I am approved by Almighty God I am accepted I am a masterpiece when you talk like that the seeds of greatness God's placed on the inside will begin to spring forward see you have gifts and talents that you've not yet tapped into there is a treasure on the inside throughout life the enemy will do his best to try to keep it pushed down he doesn't want us to reach our full potential that's why there are forces constantly trying to make us feel intimidated inferior unqualified if you're going to fulfill your destiny you've got to shake off the negative voices shake off the thoughts that are telling you I am unable I am unqualified no don't invite weakness in don't give intimidation and invitation you may feel unqualified but before you were born God equips you he empowered you you are not lacking anything God has already stamped his approval on you people may try to push you down but when you know God has approved you you realize I don't need other people's approval I've been equipped empowered anointed by the creator of the universe I know a man he was told by his high school counselor that he wasn't very smart he should focus on the lowest skill job that he could find and I'm sure the council were meant well but he didn't know what was on the inside he didn't see the seeds of greatness God had planted in this young man as a high school student his I am was distorted I am not up to par I am not smart I am very average he didn't realize he was inviting that into his life and sure enough it showed up after high school he got a job at the local factory and he stayed at the lowest level year after year after year one day the factory closed down and he went across town and applied at another factory this company had a policy that you had to take an IQ test he took the test and he scored the highest in the company's 63 year history his IQ came back at a genius level he went on to start his own business and he invented and patented two very successful products today he's extremely blessed what happened he changed his I am could it be what someone has told you is keeping you from God's best could it be that the wrong I am is keeping you from rising higher and reaching your full potential do like he did change the I am don't let what somebody has spoken over you determine your destiny get an agreement with God know what you are and know what you are not I am NOT lacking I am NOT average I am not inferior I am equipped I am empowered I am anointed I am wise I am a masterpiece in the Book of Numbers Moses sent twelve men in to spy out the promised land after forty days ten of them came back and said Moses we don't have a chance the people are huge compared to them we felt like we were grasshoppers notice there I am I am weak I am inferior I am intimidated I am afraid what happened fear intimidation inferiority came knocking at the door the other two spies Joshua and Caleb came back with a different report they said Moses yes the people are big but we know our God is much bigger we are well able let us go in and take the land at once notice there I am was just the opposite I am strong I am equipped I am confident I am more than a conquerer what's interesting is the negative report from the ten spies spread like wildfire through about the rest of the camp before long some two million people were intimidated and afraid nobody even paid attention to Joshua and Kalin the report of faith here's what I've learned a negative report always spreads faster than a positive report when people are murmuring complaining talk and defeat be on guard make sure you don't let the wrong I am take root these ten spies went on to say Moses why did you even bring us out here we're going to die in the wilderness our children our wives they're going to be taken as plunder God answered back something very powerful he said in numbers 14 28 I will do for you exactly what you have said you said you're gonna die in the wilderness so you will die in the wilderness God's saying the same thing to us I'm going to do exactly what you've been saying don't ever say I'm weak I'm intimidated I'm inferior friends the wrong I am can keep you from your destiny in the scripture have you ever heard of a man named Seth er a man named Gaddy a man named Schafer never heard of them you know why they were some of the ten spies there were some of the ones that never made it into the Promised Land the fact is they were called to be a history maker they had seeds of greatness on the inside but the wrong I am kept them from really making their mark don't let that be you you may be facing some major obstacles my challenge is be a Joshua's be a Caleb I am strong I am confident I am equipped I am more than a conquerer I am well able make sure you have the right I am coming out of your mouth Joshua and Caleb were the only two from that whole group to ever make it into the Promised Land it would do us all good to make a list of a dozen or two of these Iams and read over them all through the day get them down in your spirit hate on them they may not all be true right now but you have to call the things that are not as if they already were I am blessed I am prosperous I am free I am talented I am young I am beautiful I am attractive remember what follows the I am is going to come looking for you and if you will invite the right things into your life the creator of the universe will breathe in your direction now I believe in declare you will overcome every obstacle defeat every enemy and you will become everything that God's created you to be hey then do you receive it today we never like to close our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make Jesus the Lord of your life would you pray with me say Lord Jesus I'll repent of my sins come into my heart I make you my Lord and Savior brings if you prayed that simple prayer we believe you got born again get in a good Bible based church keep God first place he's gonna take you places that you've never dreamed up

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  1. I tell you what, the people going to Lakewood, they dont want to hear the truth gospel, they dont want to pick up the cross and follow Jesus, as it's not gonna be easy… they just want to get motivated and believe they r going to be blessed and as rich as these preachers … they want easy success , they r indeed world followers !!!!! Sad !!!

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  2. Every true believer's identity is Jesus. He never once mentioned Jesus, till the invitation. We are to die to self daily. Every person is cursed until they are born again with new desires, and the mind of Christ. Jesus must be the focus. I would like to stick up for those who claim God's promises, but Joel's focus in this sermon was definitely not Jesus, who si " The I AM". Die to self daily, praise Jesus, who is the life of the true believer, and then identify as all the promises THROUGH/IN CHRIST! Jesus should be your favorite Word always.

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  3. Y'all still listen to this Luciferian preacher!?

    His private jets, mansions, and false doctrine isn't see through enough!?

    This guy is stealing your money you fools!

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  4. And all these people, deluding themselves that buying a $4000 ticket will get them closer to God. Where in the bible does it say that to show your faith you have to come to a multi million dollar building and make the pastor rich? A building that was not even open to people who lost their homes when tornadoes struck. Sheeple.

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  5. This is what 'false gospel' sounds like. Jesus Christ will say to this man, "depart from me, I never knew you."

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  6. How can a grown person believe in a guy named Jesus. A book written by a drunk monk 2000 years ago. Only in America😂😂

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  7. New age preacher can tell you the Bible inside out but show them who the real Hebrew's are and they rebuke you. 😂🤣😂!

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