Recently, Pastor Joel Osteen joined Oprah Winfrey as a guest on her show, SuperSoul Sunday, to discuss his book, The Power of I Am.

Joel Osteen, pastor of the largest church in North America says that what you say after the words “I am” with will find you. He says it’s like handing it an invitation to show up in your life.

In true Osteen style, every passage of The Power of I AM is supercharged with pearls of wisdom, inspiration, and hope. The interview with Oprah was no different.


Here are a few gems I picked up from the interview to share with you:

  1. You have to run your own race. Don’t be concerned or envy what others are doing.
  2. You’re going to miss your destiny if you don’t make some hard choices.
  3. If you don’t distance yourself from the wrong people, you’re not going to meet the right people.
  4. Success is doing what God has called you to do, it’s fulfilling your purpose. It’s being your best with what God has given you.
  5. God wants us to be blessed.
  6. It’s the goodness of God that leads people to repentance.
  7. God is not about rules and regulations, He’s about fulfilling your purpose.
  8. The truth is when you fall, God doesn’t turn away from you, He comes running toward you. (The story of the prodigal son)
  9. Faith is not a religion. It’s a relationship with our Creator, our Heavenly Father.

Joel Osteen, the smiling preacher, teaches inspiring and life-changing lessons through his sermons, programs, and books in a way that gives people faith and hope in this crazy world in which we live.

Whether Christian or non-believer, one cannot ignore the success Joel Osteen is having as pastor of Lakewood Church. The fact that Lakewood is the largest church in North America can only mean one thing, Osteen is sharing a message that people are hungry for. People are hungry for the hope and encouragement found in the word of God.

The Power of I AM is one of those books you’ll want to keep at your bedside especially for those days when life gets you down. Open it to any page, and you’ll find yourself instantly feeling empowered and encouraged, no matter what life may throw at you.