13 Bob Goff Quotes That Will Change The Way You Live
Lifestyle

13 Bob Goff Quotes That Will Change The Way You Live

“Words can launch us. We don't need to be a dean to say words that change everything for someone. Instead, God made it so that ordinary people like you and me can launch each other.”

15447

Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling author of "Love Does," founder of Restore International, lawyer, professor, husband, father and friend. But his most important identity is one we all share — child of God. Everyone has specific gifts granted to them and choosing words that impact people just happens to be one of his. Bob inspires people to live life to its fullest and to love people in the way that Jesus loved His friends. Whether it is through his book or his daily tweets and Instagram posts, his words will leave a lasting impact on your daily life.

It was hard to narrow down this list, but here are my favorite Bob Goff quotes that will change the way you live.

1. “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter."

2. “I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”

3. “You don't need a plan; you just need to be present.”

4. “Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.”

5. “I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.”

6. "Give away love like you're made of the stuff; we're rehearsing to spend eternity together."

7. “If we only do what we’re familiar with, we might miss what we’ve been made for.”

8. “Whatever you’re aiming for, God’s better.”

9. “We’re all amateurs when it comes to love. Don’t be too hard on each other.”

10. “While you’re figuring out what God wants you to do next — go love everybody.”

11. “Love everybody, always.”

12. “Do what lasts: get around to everything else.”

13. “Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does.”

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob this year, and he is just as awesome in person as he is in his book. If you haven’t read "Love Does," go get a copy ASAP. If books aren’t your thing, go follow Bob on Instagram or Twitter. But most importantly, live life to the fullest every day and in the words of my friend Bob, "Love everybody, always."

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Politics and Activism

4 Ways The Plan To Deport International Students Is Dumb, According To An Exchange Student

The whole policy isn't very stay-in-place, if you ask me.

Wikimedia Commons

On Monday, July 6, new federal guidelines were announced that do not allow international students to remain in the U.S. unless they are taking classes in person. Which, if you ask me, is stupid.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Naya Rivera Is Missing, And She Deserves SO Much More Than Being Labeled 'Big Sean's' Ex'

We are all sending prayers to Naya Rivera hoping she finds them so we can find her.

I woke up this morning looking to find Naya Rivera's name trending No. 1 on Twitter. I was reading all of everyone's prayers wishing to find her so she can be reunited with her baby boy who is only 4 years old.

Naya's son's name is Lord and the entire collective is hoping the Lord is with him right now. I'm a firm believer in the Fear of God, I hope all of Naya's love is protecting Lord right now.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still surging in the United States, where we are averaging 50,000 cases daily, wearing a face mask has become even more important. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has stressed the importance of wearing a mask and is pleading Americans to take notice of the "disturbing" rise in cases. It would be common sense to listen to him, considering we are dealing with a virus that has a mortality rate higher than what we have seen with other viruses.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's your fairy sex godmother back at it again and here to tell you that masturbating is an essential need, just like toilet paper.

It comes with so many benefits, besides cumming. According to the New York City Health Department, "you are your safest sex partner" during a pandemic, so why not use the best toys to get the job done? Shopping for the best fit can be tricky because there are a few factors to consider — whether it's the price point, experience, sound, and more.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These 3 Smoothies Totally Cleared My Acne-Prone And Scarred Skin

How I drank my way to flawless skin.

With this summer being the first of its kind for most people to be in the midst of a global pandemic, almost everyone is beginning to have an overall focus on improving their health.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone remembers the first time they went to one of the Disney parks. Spinning in teacups and having Goofy wrap his arms around my 8-year-old self were some of my fondest childhood memories, and I'm surely not alone in that.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These Superfood Beauty Products Show Kale And Matcha Work For SO Much More Than We Thought

Just another summer's day with a cold glass of kombucha on my face.

I've been vegan for about six years now, so a love for fresh vegetables and superfoods has now become a core part of my being. Don't get me wrong. I love my indulgent, creamy pastas and truffle fries more than anyone. But I keep most of my focus on eating clean and healthy so I can indulge guilt-free.

But I'd say about a large part of my diet has always, unknowingly, included superfoods. Being Indian, lentils, beetroot, garlic, ginger, and whole grains have been core essentials on the family dinner table since I could digest solid foods.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments