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Let’s be honest–there are days when you just don’t want to do what you know you’re supposed to be doing (and days when you have no idea what you’re supposed to be doing). This page contains quotes that have motivated me to get up, buck up, and “cowgirl up” when needed.

Have a quote that works for you that isn’t here? Please let me know those (complete with the author) so that MIP readers can benefit from them, too. I would love for this page to get so long that I have to start categorizing these quotes onto several web pages! And many thanks to my FB friends who supplied several of the quotes down below.

A # 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. –Joyce Meyer

Are you willing to be inconvenienced for your church? –Christine Caine

Become the women of destiny we are called to be. –Priscilla Shirer

Be the hero in your own survival story. –MaryAnn Arnold

Be the miracle. –Jim Carrey, Bruce Almighty

Desire to inspire
The best in others, do not
Obsess to impress

–David Mattson (one of his many haikus!)

Don’t choose the better guy. Choose the guy who will make you a better woman. –Chelsea Handler, This Means War

Don’t fear the tears. –MaryAnn Arnold

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. ” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Enthusiasm moves the world. –Arthur Balfour

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. –Joseph Campbell

God cannot multiply what you don’t recognize. –Christine Caine

God doesn’t need a nap before He can handle you. –Priscilla Shirer

God has your back. –Priscilla Shirer

God is so much more than you know. –Patsy Clairmont

God’s power is often seen in what He refrains Himself from doing. –Priscilla Shirer

God started with Jesus and 11 disciples and 1 traitor. There are now 2.18 billion Christians today. A little sharing, over a lot of time, goes a long way when it’s a message of truth. –MaryAnn Arnold

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. –Jim Rohn

Happiness never decreases by being shared. –Buddha

Hope is a waking dream. –Aristotle

I am where I am because God wanted me right where I am to serve right here. –Priscilla Shirer

I don’t need God to bless me…I need to be around what God is blessing. –Wm. Paul Young (with a MaryAnn paraphrase!)

I don’t talk too much…You just need to hear a lot. –MaryAnn Arnold

If you are broken into a thousand pieces, collect and gather the broken pieces and just see what God will do with them. –Christine Caine

If you can’t love it, just decorate it. –Anita RenfroeI had not been cheated; I had been chosen for that location…for that ministry. –Priscilla Shirer

I had not been cheated; I had been chosen for that location…for that ministry. –Priscilla Shirer

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future that you hope for. –Jeremiah 29:10-11, The Message

I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you. –Hebrews 13:5-6, The Message

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. –Mahatma Gandhi

It’s not what you are that holds you back; it’s what you think you’re not. –Denis Waitley

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. –Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

I try to focus on who I am rather than who I’m not. –Mariska Hargitay, Ladies Home Journal interview

I’ve been around the block so many times, I’ve worn out the curb. –Patsy Clairmont

Jesus doesn’t show up until it’s impossible to do it without Him. Impossible is where Jesus starts. –Christine Caine

Just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean you should wear it. –Anita Renfroe

Just like deodorant, we need to ‘put on God’ every day. — Priscilla Shirer

Lasting external change comes from changing ourselves from the inside out. –Priscilla Shirer

Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste Godliness? –Matt. 5:13, The Message

Live your life by the “What if…” game. Instead of saying, “I can’t,” try saying, “What if I can…” instead….And then you have to believe it, and act it, with all that you are. –Mariska Hargitay, Ladies Home Journal interview

My doctor said, “You are what you eat.” Therefore, I want to eat a skinny chick. –Anita Renfroe

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, “I’m possible.” –Audrey Hepburn

People only bring up your past when they are intimidated by your present. –Unknown

Praise and worship is not about you. –Sheryl Brady

Remember: When you leave Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received–only what you have given. –Unknown

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. –Matt. 6:33, KJV

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. –Warren Buffett

Stop believing the lies told to you when you were young. –Patsy Clairmont

The Friend…the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. –John 14: 25-26, The Message

This is supposed to be an encouragement so you want more of Him. –Priscilla Shirer

This is true joy in life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.  -George Bernard Shaw

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails. –Jim Rohn

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. –Ronald Reagan

We play so hard to get with God.  –Sheryl Brady

We see the enormity and think we can’t do everything. So, we do nothing instead of doing one thing to start something. –Christine Caine

We shouldn’t just memorize, but internalize. –Patsy Clairmont

What are you going to do today to get yourself closer to your goal? –Mariska Hargitay’s father

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. –Author Unknown

You are closer to the miracle than you have ever been. –Sheryl Brady

You are like a little kid with power tools…you’re dangerous! –Mercy Me

You are more than you know.  You are going to have to take some risks to prove that you are more than you know. –Patsy Clairmont

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –C.S. Lewis

You are not an accident! God knew you were going to be here today when you were born. If you think it was a miracle you were born, it was even more of a miracle that you were born again. The Hound of Heaven has been looking for you. –Priscilla Shirer

You are the answer to your own prayer. –Christine Caine

You change your life by changing your heart. –Max Lucado

You don’t know how important Jesus is until He’s all you’ve got. –Sheryl Brady

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Your present circumstances do not determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. –Nido Qubein