Max Lucado

Max
Lucado
1955

American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher

Author Quotes

People are watching the way we act more than they are listening to what we say.

The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.

Meet your fears with faith.

If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more, forgive more? Then do so! Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

No one can pray and worry at the same time.

Find joy in the ordinary.

To lead the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd.

When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?

Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

Worry divides the mind.

We see a hearse; we think sorrow. We see a grave; we think despair. We hear of a death; we think of a loss. Not so in heaven. When heaven sees a breathless body, it sees the vacated cocoon & the liberated butterfly.

The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials but the ones with the concern.

CAN is 100 times more important than IQ.

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.

The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble...I will get up. It's OK to fail...I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

Author Picture
First Name
Max
Last Name
Lucado
Birth Date
1955
Bio

American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher