You Can, You Will
- Keep Your Vision in Front of You - Dare to dream big dreams.
- Run Your Race - Focus on your unique course and goals.
- Expect Good Things - Anticipate great opportunities.
- Have a Positive Mind-set - Take control of your thoughts and attitudes.
- Commit to Excellence - Do your best and maintain high standards.
- Keep Growing - Be proactive, be intentional, build on your gifts, and continually improve.
- Serve Others - Invest yourself in others.
- Stay Passionate - Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm.
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About "You Can, You Will"
In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your destiny.
Meet the Author
Joel Osteen (born 1963) is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas, which according to Church Growth Today is America's largest and fastest growing church. In 2005 Joel had to move Lakewood Church into bigger premises, and at 16,000 seats it is the largest regularly-used worship centre in the United States. Each week Joel delivers God's message of hope and encouragement to more than 38,000 attendees. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into every U.S. television market where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world.
Joel's first book, Your Best Life Now (2004), and second book, Become a Better You (2007) both debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list when they were released. They each have sold millions of copies, and have remained on the bestseller lists for months. Five more books from Joel have also become New York Times bestsellers.
Joel is the son of the late John Osteen, who was originally ordained as a Southern Baptist minister. After undergoing 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' in 1959, Osteen senior founded Lakewood Church in an abandoned feed store. The membership of this phenomenally successful charismatic church would eventually grow to 15,000. Joel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied radio and television communications. In 1982, he returned to Houston and founded Lakewood's television ministry where he produced his father's televised sermons for 17 years.
For many years, John Osteen encouraged his son to preach, but Joel always declined, preferring to work behind the scenes. However, in early 1999 Joel felt compelled to accept his father's invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of John Osteen's life - he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 77. Two weeks later, Joel began preaching regularly and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church.
Joel's extraordinary success can be found in his core message: That our God is a good God who desires to bless those who are obedient and faithful to Him through Jesus Christ. It is Joel's deepest desire that his own life be an example of that principle and that everyone who hears this message of hope and encouragement would choose to accept God's goodness and mercy and to become all that God wants them to be. Joel has been criticized from many quarters during his ministry, by those who are suspicious of 'prosperity gospel' teachings, and wary of megachurch evangelists. Joel remains focused on preaching God's blessing with integrity, and has steadfastly refused to be drawn into controversies about various hot-button topics, whether theological or social-cultural.
Joel is married to Victoria, who co-pastors Lakewood Church and is also a bestselling author. They were wed in 1987, and have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra.
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Joel Osteen, the author of this book, is the Senior Pastor of America's largest church - Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Although not every evangelical pastor or Christian would agree with everything that Osteen preaches and teaches (he has been accused of preaching the Prosperity or Health Wealth Gospel), yet one thing that is highly commendable about Osteen's ministry is that he brings hope, grace and healing to many who attend to his weekly ministry. This characteristic of his ministry is evident in this latest book of his, You Can, You Will. Osteen very clearly and confidently communicates his belief that everyone has the potential to be a winner and his book expounds, with heart-warming stories and examples, the following eight undeniable qualities found in a winner: (1) "Keep Your Vision in Front of You," (2) "Run Your Race," (3) "Expect Good Things," (4) "Have a Positive Mindset," (5) "Commit to Excellence," (6) "Keep Growing," (7) "Serve Others," and (8) "Stay Passionate." This is the first of Osteen's books that I have read and I must say that I came away feeling very much encouraged, inspired and uplifted. I particularly like qualities 5 and 6 which reflect my personal core values. This is a book I will highly recommend as it is sure to minister hope, encouragement, inspiration, grace and healing to the reader.