121 Steven Furtick Quotes on Faith, Hope and Prayer

Pastor Steven Furtick, founder of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is recognized for fostering one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation.

Born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Furtick sensed a divine call at 16 to establish a transformative church in a metropolitan city.

With the daring faith of eight families, this vision materialized into Elevation Church, drawing over 10,000 attendees weekly at six locations within six years.

Steven Furtick

Furtick, an alumnus of North Greenville University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is renowned for his message of audacious faith and visionary approach to experiences.

He is also a successful author, with his works, ‘Sun Stand Still’ and ‘Greater’, inspiring Christians to activate their faith and strive for ‘greater’ achievements through Christ.

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His dedication continues to ignite fervor for God’s purposes in his city and beyond.

I have curated the inspiring quotes by Steven Furtick below.

Inspirational Steven Furtick Quotes on Faith, Hope & Prayer

1. “When God demands more of you, it’s because He sees more in you.” ~ (Steven Furtick).


2. “Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

3. “Today’s excuses are tomorrow’s regrets dressed in disguise.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

4. “The voice you believe will determine the future you experience.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

5. “Prayer is the arena where our faith meets God’s abilities.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

6. “If you want to change the direction of your life, change the declaration of your lips.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

7. “Extraordinary moves of God begin with ordinary acts of obedience.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

8. “Being brave doesn’t mean we have no fear – it means we refuse to be overcome by it.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

9. “Obedience is your responsibility, the outcome is God’s!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

10. “You can’t fulfill your calling in your comfort zone!” ~ (Steven Furtick).


11. “Failure isn’t final until you quit!!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

12. “Love is not words, it’s actions, and love isn’t feelings, it’s a decision.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

13. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

14. “Lots of times, our main problem isn’t our problem. Our biggest problem is our perspective on our problem.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

15. “You can’t make God move in your life, but you can make room for God to move in your life.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

16. “God will arrange every experience in your life to serve his purpose.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

17. “Be governed by your calling, not your circumstance.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

18. “If we have the audacity to ask, God has the ability to perform.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

19. “God cannot bless who you pretend to be.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

20. “The faith to step out is worthless without the faithfulness to stick it out.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

21. “Enjoy the journey, because the destination is a mirage.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

22. “I can’t expect God’s blessing on my work unless I do it God’s way.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

23. “The minute I start being afraid of what people might say is the minute I become useless to God.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

24. “Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

25. “Many people never reach greater because they don’t leave good enough behind.” ~ (Steven Furtick).


26. “The death of contentment is comparison.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

27. “Stop waiting for what you want, and start working what you have. This can turn your greatest frustration into your greatest potential innovation. If you’ll do your part, God will begin to do what only He can do: He’ll make your box bigger.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

28. “If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

29. “It is the experience of love that enables us to change.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

30. “When you know the builder, you can have complete confidence in the quality of his work.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

31. “My joy is not determined by what happens to me, but what Christ is doing in me and through me.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

32. “Accomplishing the impossible is all about seeing the invisible.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

33. “If God always met our expectations, He’d never be able to exceed them.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

34. “What matters most is not what I think I am or am not. What matters is what my Father sees in me and what He says about me.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

35. “Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

36. “Audacious faith is not passive. Neither is audacious prayer. Every aspiration you have in prayer needs an accompanying action. Otherwise you’re not really praying. You’re just pontificating. You do the natural. Trust God for the super.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

37. “Don’t be ashamed to celebrate victories that may seem small to others. Only you and God know what they really cost.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

38. “God guarantees that His Word will not return void. He doesn’t guarantee that the return will be immediate. Keep sowing!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

39. “When your perspective is preloaded with the Word of God, lies lose their power over your life.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

40. “Most of us are so focused on what we don’t have that we’re blinded to what we do have.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

41. “Stop waiting for what you want, and start working what you’ve got. Your greatest limitation is God’s greatest opportunity.” ~ (Steven Furtick).


42. “Seize God’s vision. Activate your faith. Make your move.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

43. “Every heart has an atmosphere. What is the atmosphere of your heart? Nothing good develops in an atmosphere of anxiety.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

44. “The standard God has for you has nothing to do with approval, and everything to do with purpose.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

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45. “You must follow Jesus for yourself, but you can’t follow Him by yourself.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

46. “I have nothing to prove, because I am already approved.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

47. “The only thing harder than waiting on God, is wishing that you had!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

48. “People who walk in audacious faith don’t stop and pray. Audacious faith teaches us to push and pray.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

49. “Nothing gets stronger without resistance.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

50. “Etch your vision in stone-but sketch your strategy in pencil.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

51. “True ministry isn’t just ‘cut and paste,’ it has to be birthed from the inside out.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

52. “If your problem is too big for you, it’s just the right size for God.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

53. “Opposition doesn’t prevent the presence of God, it provides an opportunity to prove the presence of God.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

54. “Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

55. “Audacious faith is the raw material that authentic Christianity is made of. It’s the stuff that triggers ordinarily level-headed people like you and me to start living with unusual boldness.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

56. “The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

57. “You do the natural. Trust God for the super.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

58. “I’m not raising my kids to survive the world. I’m raising them to change it.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

59. “You can’t be grateful for something you feel entitled to.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

60. “And even when you can’t seem to get your act together, your identity is secure and completely intact. Because in Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you do or cannot do.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

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61. “The same power that stopped the sun and raised Christ from the grave lives in every believer!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

62. “The goal of faith isn’t to take away your fears but to leverage those fears to create bolder belief. Faith leads you past your fears and reassures you of God’s presence. And after a while, you begin to trust that God is going to lift you above the waves this time just like he did last time.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

63. “Would have. Could have. Should have. This is the language of condemnation underscored by the passivity of regret. It’s a dead language. The thing is, you can’t un-sin. You can only repent.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

64. “If you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

65. “When it comes to our integrity: one moment in a dark place can cast a shadow for a lifetime.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

66. “Jesus will always move away from religious drama and toward the needs of people who are hurting. Jesus will always go out of his way to find and minister to people who others will go out of their way to avoid. I love him for that.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

67. “God gives the exact experiences he wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny he designed for them.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

68. “I want you to live in the middle of a move of God.” ~ (Steven Furtick).


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69. “You cannot endure what you never enjoy!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

70. “True creativity is fresh, but not always original.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

71. “We thank Him for everything before we ask Him for anything!” ~ (Steven Furtick).

72. “It’s hard to differentiate between a vision and a delusion – both cause you to see things that no one else sees.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

73. “Before you were born – before any of your defects were apparent to you – they were absolutely apparent to God. That didn’t stop Him from calling your name and setting you apart. He placed you on the earth at a certain time for a pre-decided purpose.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

74. “Most of the time, it’s not until we embrace our limitations that God can start to use us beyond our limitations.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

75. “In Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you do or cannot do.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

76. “God sets boundaries before He gives blessing.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

77. “Did you know it’s possible to have the right passion, but have the wrong expression of the right passion?” ~ (Steven Furtick).

78. “Most believers aren’t in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They’re facing a danger that’s far greater: wasting them.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

79. “Accepting God’s acceptance of me doesn’t mean I’m going to stop trying. It means I’m going to stop trying out. And I am intentionally redirecting my obsession.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

80. “Audacity isn’t the absence of uncertainty and ambiguity. Audacity is believing that God’s promise is bigger than my ‘perhaps’” ~ (Steven Furtick).

81. “Living your problems and loving them like locked rooms is much different from denying them or capitulating to them. It is believing that God is with you in the imperfect, even disappointing circumstances of your life. It is saying to Him with faith in your heart.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

82. “You may be living under the illusion that when God ignites great things in your life, He’ll announce it with a big bang. He might. It’s more likely that He won’t. So stop waiting around for the big bang. Pay attention to the subtle clues and the still, small voice. God lives in that place too.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

83. “I choose to believe that the same God who intervened to bring his Son back to life intervened on this day in history to help his people.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

84. “You have a personal birthright to believe in a God-given mission for your life.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

85. “His Spirit speaks with promptings that are not audible – often they are much louder than that – always in perfect harmony with the Scriptures and always resounding with perfect wisdom.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

86. “If you’ll do the believing, he’ll do the achieving.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

87. “True freedom in Christ comes when you realize you have nothing to prove to anyone, because in Christ, God fully approves of you.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

88. “God knows everything about you – including the ugly parts, the broken parts, and the dysfunctional parts – yet he still believes in you. He still has a future and a hope for you.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

89. “There’s no such thing as a part-time Christian, and there’s no such thing as part-time ministry.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

90. “The Enemy can’t keep you from being who God says you are. But he can blind you from realizing who God says you are.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

91. “Satan’s main job isn’t temptation. It’s accusation.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

92. “When the devil wanted to lure Adam and Eve away from their true identity in God, he did it through the power of insinuation.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

93. “In other words, you either kick fear out of your heart or it will keep you out of the places God has prepared for you.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

94. “Jesus saw the best in people at their worst. He met them in their messes, in their realities, in their most desperate moments. He loved them and believed in them when there was nothing lovable or admirable about them. You.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

95. “When we allow our thoughts to go unchecked, a steady drip of lies cements the wrong patterns within our minds, building a Berlin Wall of bad beliefs.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

96. “The more deeply we reinforce our identity in Christ, the more fortified we will be against the onslaught of opposing voices in our lives.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

97. “When you discover who God is, you discover who you are. And when you discover who you are, you no longer have to struggle with the insecurity and self-promotion that define much of society. You no longer have to strain to measure up, to qualify. You are free to be yourself.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

Inspiring Steven Furtick Quotes

98. “The less I can depend on circumstances to define my identity, the more I must look to the Lord to reinforce His thoughts concerning me and to impress them into my heart until I respond as if it’s second nature.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

99. “Since God authored this day and He knows the end from the beginning, you might as well relax and enjoy the plot twists.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

100. “Also, sometimes perhaps we stand by passively, waiting for God to fix the issues that He’s called us to fight in His strength. If we’re going to overcome the thoughts that hold us back, first we have to give up the hope that they’ll ever go away. Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

101. “God is your very present help in times of trouble, and each one of your days has been ordained.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

102. “The people who accomplish the most astounding things for God’s glory aren’t the people who feel the least fear. Often they’re the ones who deal with the most intense fear. But instead of letting that fear disable their dreams, they start increasing their capacity for faith. They act on the part of God’s direction they do understand. And they leave the rest up to him.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

103. “The Enemy does his best work in the darkness of our ignorance and speculation. He hammers away with what-ifs in the workshop of thoughts we are too afraid to face.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

104. “When you realize that God is the only One who really has any lasting reward to give, He becomes the only One whose approval you desperately need. You can rest in the fact that you have it – in full measure – because the work of God’s perfect Son, Jesus, secured your acceptance the moment you placed your faith in Him. Before you ever win or lose, God has turned His face toward you. He has chosen you. And He is pleased.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

105. “Confidence without humility is arrogance. Humility without confidence is weakness. Confidence and humility are both biblical. And they’re equally essential for living a life of true faith.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

106. “What is the fear of God, then? It is being terrified of ever being outside of His protection.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

107. “Seizing God’s vision means deciding that you will not spend another day surviving your work environment, family dynamic, or dysfunctional situation.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

108. “What I struggle with is believing that God loves me, not just because He has to, but also because He wants to.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

109. “The only thing we ever have to be afraid of is that we would ever live one moment of one day outside the protection of the One who can command the wind and the waves to be still.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

110. “When you give all you’ve got for the cause of the One who gave it all to you in the first place, the effects of your investment will literally reach the heavens.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

111. “I’m determined to take ground and win big for the kingdom of God. I’m unapologetic about my mission to change the world for the glory of Jesus. I want to be a Joshua in my generation.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

112. “I had learned over time that the gospel isn’t about what God wants from us but what he wants for us.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

113. “God performs the most impressive feats through the most unimpressive people.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

114. “I will not let the discouragement of what I’m going through make me forget the benefits of belonging to the God who has been so good to me. He has saved me, blessed me, forgiven me, restored me, satisfied me, healed me, crowned me, and renewed me.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

115. “But at the bottom, you see that the same Rock that holds up your life in clear skies is supporting your future when everything around you shakes and rocks and reels.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

116. “The world of what-ifs is a black hole, and it will suck your joy, peace, and hope into its vortex if you venture near its vicinity.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

117. “When you know who you are, you will know what to do.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

118. “We constantly analyze and summarize each other. We compare people to our standards – spoken or unspoken – to see how they measure up. Then we accept them or reject them; we praise them or criticize them; we revere them or ridicule them. We all secretly administer exams in the university of our own opinions.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

119. “Whatever the what-if is, as quickly as I can, I must assess the nature of the fear. What, specifically, am I so afraid of?” ~ (Steven Furtick).

120. “Audacity is not an activity. Audacity is an approach.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

121. “The only opportunity the chatterbox ever has to lie into our heads is if we have allowed it first to delete the memory of who we are in Christ.” ~ (Steven Furtick).

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