Bob Goff Quotes

Robert Kendall Goff is an American attorney, acclaimed public speaker, and the author of New York Times bestsellers like “Love Does” and “Everybody, Always.” Goff is actively involved with Love Does, previously recognized as Restore International, a charitable organization he established. Wikipedia

“Son, you need to look through the scope at the things that are far away, but you also need to take your eye away long enough to see what’s close.” ~ Bob Goff

“Following Jesus means climbing, tripping, dusting ourselves off, and climbing some more. Faith isn’t a business trip walked on a sidewalk; it’s an adventure worked out on a steep and sometimes difficult trail.” ~ Bob Goff

“What I’ve learned the more time I’ve spent following Jesus is that God delights in answering our impossible prayers.” ~ Bob Goff

“Most of our decisions are driven by either love or fear. Figure out who’s doing the talking, then decide what you’ll do.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus never told His friends to play it safe.” ~ Bob Goff

“We’ll fill our lives with what we cultivate the most. Plant grace by the acre.” ~ Bob Goff

“The way we love people we disagree with is the best evidence of what we really believe.” ~ Bob Goff

“It’s hard to believe Jesus loves the van thieves and all the difficult people we’ve met just the same as you and me.” ~ Bob Goff

“There are plenty of people I don’t understand. I suppose some are trolls and some aren’t. God doesn’t see people the way I do, though. The ones I see as problems, God sees as sons and daughters, made in His image. The ones I see as difficult, He sees as delightfully different. The fact is, what skews my view of people who are sometimes hard to be around is that God is working on different things in their lives than He is working on in mine.” ~ Bob Goff

“Secretly incredible people keep what they do one of God’s best-kept secrets because the only one who needs to know, the God of the universe, already knows.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think being loved was the greatest thing to think about, but now I know love is never satisfied just thinking about it.” ~ Bob Goff

“We were born to be brave.” ~ Bob Goff

“We plant sod where God wants 2 plant seed. He’s more interested in growing our character than having us look finished.” ~ Bob Goff

“Am I the right guy? I don’t know, but I’m the guy being asked, and the last thing I want to do is miss an opportunity or make God mad, so I just keep saying yes. Maybe God is doing some inexplicable things in your life. Each of us gets to decide every time whether to lean in or step back – to say yes, ignore it, or tell God why He has the wrong person.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t wait to join a movement. A movement is just a bunch of people making moves. Be a movement. Figure out what your next move is going to be, then make it. No one is remembered for what they only planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff

“I wondered if maybe all Christians operated this way. I didn’t think so, because most of them I had met up until that time were kind of wimpy and seemed to have more opinions about what or who they were against than who they were for.” ~ Bob Goff

“We spend a lot of energy remembering failures God spent a lot of love saying we could forget.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think God wouldn’t talk to me, but now I know I’m just selective with what I choose to hear.” ~ Bob Goff

“When the heavens themselves declare His glory, He doesn’t need our endorsement.” ~ Bob Goff

“Faith isn’t figuring out what we’re able to do, it’s deciding what we’re going to do – even when we think we can’t.” ~ Bob Goff

“It’s given me a lot of comfort knowing we’re all rough drafts of the people we’re still becoming.” ~ Bob Goff

“Loving people the way Jesus did, means living a life of constant interruptions. Bring it.” ~ Bob Goff

“Great love leaves little doubt.” ~ Bob Goff

“God’s never as nervous about our future, or as concerned about our past, as we are.” ~ Bob Goff

“I want to go barefoot because it’s holy ground; I want to be running because time is short and none of us has as much runway as we think we do; and I want it to be a fight because that’s where we can make a difference. That’s what love does.” ~ Bob Goff

“Nobody turns down an invitation to the White House, but I’ve seen plenty of people turn down an invitation to fully live.” ~ Bob Goff

“The clarity of purpose, undistracted energy, selfless love, and unselfish pursuits you bring to the world will be your legacy. Everything else will look like a distraction by comparison.” ~ Bob Goff

“Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s just deciding that fear isn’t calling the shots anymore.” ~ Bob Goff

“What I like about Jesus is that He didn’t try to recruit people or use spin. Neither He nor His disciples ever said they were going on a mission trip, because they weren’t. He just invited everyone and said they could follow Him.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I know sometimes God wants us to kick some doors down.” ~ Bob Goff

“Paul was one of the people who talked about Jesus. He explained grace in this way: He said neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present nor future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation could ever separate us from the love of God.” ~ Bob Goff

“People who want to manipulate you will fear your joy, because it’s not easily controlled.” ~ Bob Goff

“We keep telling God our opinions; He keeps asking us about our hearts. We’ll grow the most when we have the right conversations.” ~ Bob Goff

“Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.” ~ Bob Goff

“The promise of love and grace in our lives is this: Our worst day isn’t bad enough, and our best day isn’t good enough. We’re invited because we’re loved, not because we earned it.” ~ Bob Goff

“God isn’t trying to make our lives easier; He wants to make them more meaningful.” ~ Bob Goff

“God finds us in the holes we dig for ourselves. We see failures; He sees foundations.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus talked to His friends a lot about how we should identify ourselves. He said it wouldn’t be what we said we believed or all the good we hoped to do someday. Nope, He said we would identify ourselves simply by how we loved people. It’s tempting to think there is more to it, but there’s not. Love isn’t something we fall into; love is someone we become.” ~ Bob Goff

“Live a life of conspicuous grace and courageous resolve.” ~ Bob Goff

“What is it that you don’t think you can do? What do you think is too big for you? Or too scary, or too risky? Sometimes God whispers it, and sometimes, he shouts it. Whatever the volume, I bet he’s always using the same three words with us: Be Not Afraid.” ~ Bob Goff

“When it feels like we need to choose between being right and being humble- pick both.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to be afraid that if I was authentic I might take a hit, but now I know that being real means I will take a hit.” ~ Bob Goff

“Day turned to night, His friends scattered and death thought it had won. But heaven just started counting to three.” ~ Bob Goff

“I don’t think success is what we’ve made of ourselves; I think it’s what we’ve made of others.” ~ Bob Goff

“Telling people what they should want turns us into a bunch of sheriffs. People who are becoming love lose the badge and give away grace instead. Tell the people you meet who they’re becoming, and trust that God will help people to find their way toward beautiful things in their lives without you.” ~ Bob Goff

“Small streams don’t plan to be mighty rivers. We just move in a direction; God decides what He’ll have us become.” ~ Bob Goff

“When we keep track of the good we’ve done or love people with an agenda, it’s no longer love; it’s just a bunch of tickets. We can either keep track of all the good we’ve done or all the good God’s done. Only one will really matter to us. In the end, none of us wants to find out we traded the big life Jesus talked about for a box full of worthless acknowledgment.” ~ Bob Goff

“Figure out what fuels your joy, then do lots of that.” ~ Bob Goff

“We’re not held back by what we don’t have, but by what we don’t use.” ~ Bob Goff

“God’s big plan: go love everybody, always!” ~ Bob Goff

“Words of encouragement are like that. They have their own power. And when they are said by the right people, they can change everything. What I’ve found in following Jesus is that most of the time, when it comes to who says it, we each are the right people. And I’ve concluded something else. That the words people say to us not only have shelf life but have the ability to shape life.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus never said doing these things would be easy. He just said it would work.” ~ Bob Goff

“Grace works that way. It’s a kind word from a gentle person with an impossible prayer. It’s a force sometimes transmitted best hand to hand in a dark place.” ~ Bob Goff

“I think God speaks something meaningful into our lives and it fills us up and helps us change the world regardless of ourselves and our shortcomings. His name for us is His beloved. He hopes that we’ll believe Him like I came to believe what the coach said about me. He hopes we’ll start to see ourselves as His beloved rather than think of all of the reasons that we aren’t.” ~ Bob Goff

“We need to replace what we’ve settled for with what we’ve been longing for.” ~ Bob Goff

“God can use anyone, for sure. If you can shred on a Fender or won “Best Personality,” you’re not disqualified-it just doesn’t make you more qualified.” ~ Bob Goff

“What distracts us will begin to define us. We don’t need to swing at every pitch.” ~ Bob Goff

“Keep this in mind, though: loving people the way Jesus did is always great theology.” ~ Bob Goff

“Accepting the invitation to show up in life is about moving from the bleachers to the field. It’s moving from developing opinions to developing options. It’s about having things matter to us enough that we stop just thinking about those things and actually do something about them. Simply put, Jesus is looking for us to accept the invitation to participate.” ~ Bob Goff

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

“God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, ‘Let’s go do that together.” ~ Bob Goff

“Our failures can leave behind pavement or potholes. Our ability to receive grace determines which it will be.” ~ Bob Goff

“I spend a great deal of time working for kids in Uganda and India and chasing bad guys who hurt them. I started a nonprofit a number of years ago and now Sweet Maria and I think about my day job as a great way to fund the things we’re doing. Now when I put on a suit and tie or jump on a plane to go take a deposition, we call it “fund-raising.” It still makes me grin every time to say it this way. It’s like a really successful bake sale to get rid of bad guys.” ~ Bob Goff

“Next to grace, I bet God thinks making us need each other was one of His best ideas.” ~ Bob Goff

“I don’t know every step I’m supposed to take. I think Jesus just wants me to take the next step.” ~ Bob Goff

“Every time we see people as ordinary, we turn the wine back into water.” ~ Bob Goff

“When you love people like Jesus, you get messy. But messy looks good on you!” ~ Bob Goff

“Yet, the incredible message Love came to earth to give was that we’re all tied for first in God’s mind. While we’re still trying to get our arms around this idea, God doesn’t want us to just study Him like He’s an academic project. He wants us to become love.” ~ Bob Goff

“When you are in high school, you don’t give much thought to what you can’t do. For most people, that gets learned later, and for still fewer, gets unlearned for the rest of life.” ~ Bob Goff

“The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think JESUS motivated us with ultimatums, but now I know He pursues us in LOVE.” ~ Bob Goff

“God makes confetti out of our titles and accomplishments to celebrate the poor and the humble.” ~ Bob Goff

“Courage doesn’t mean we’re not afraid anymore, it just means our actions aren’t controlled by our doubts.” ~ Bob Goff

“Too often we are posers. Don’t be afraid. Be you. Live a life worthy of the calling YOU’VE received.” ~ Bob Goff

“We don’t need to call everything we do “ministry” anymore either. Just call it Tuesday. That’s what people who are becoming love do.” ~ Bob Goff

“The people who creep us out aren’t obstacles to having faith; they’re opportunities to understand it.” ~ Bob Goff

“Grace means we can put the chalk away and stop keeping score!” ~ Bob Goff

“Sometimes the things we think are the impediments are actually the path.” ~ Bob Goff

“What I’ve been doing with my faith is this: instead of saying I’m going to believe in Jesus for my whole life, I’ve been trying to actually obey Jesus for thirty seconds at a time.” ~ Bob Goff

“It’s easy to confuse a lot of activity with a purposeful life. Do what lasts; let the rest fall away.” ~ Bob Goff

“For me, it’s Jesus plus nothing-…” ~ Bob Goff

“We don’t need more facts to find the purpose and kindness and unselfishness we long for; we need a firmly seated faith, a few good friends, and a couple of trustworthy reminders.” ~ Bob Goff

“God keeps telling us to be not afraid, to go big.” ~ Bob Goff

“I’ve spent my whole life avoiding the people Jesus spent His whole life engaging.” ~ Bob Goff

“Our opinions are what we’ll be known for; our love is what we’ll be remembered for.” ~ Bob Goff

“Living a life of following Christ means constant interruptions.” ~ Bob Goff

“Stop telling people how far they have left to go. Instead tell them how far they’ve come.” ~ Bob Goff

“Big faith doesn’t need big words. We also don’t need to make faith easier, because it’s not; we need to make it simpler, because it is.” ~ Bob Goff

“The shallow end of hope is usually the deep end of grace.” ~ Bob Goff

“They don’t take the bait and collect what has no value to God. They shun all the attention because they don’t need it anymore. They realize bright lights don’t need spotlights. Instead, they see every act of selfless love as a declaration of their faith. They’ve come to see love as its own reward simply because it pleases God.” ~ Bob Goff

“When people realize there’s no agenda other than friendship and better understanding, it changes things.” ~ Bob Goff

“Whatever you’re aiming for, God’s better.” ~ Bob Goff

“You see, they wanted to follow Jesus’ example; instead of telling people what Jesus meant, they just loved people the way He did.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love like there’s no tomorrow; live like there’s no yesterday. We’re forgiven; now go love people like we believe it.” ~ Bob Goff

“That’s what love does – it pursues blindly, unflinchingly, and without end. When you go after something you love, you’ll do anything it takes to get it, even if it costs everything.” ~ Bob Goff

“We can’t always see people’s pain; they can always feel our love.” ~ Bob Goff

“We don’t really make friends, they make us.” ~ Bob Goff

“Grace means we don’t need to airbrush our lives to make them look like they’re working.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to hope the things I did would work; now I hope they last.” ~ Bob Goff

“We were all meant to save many lives. God is always trying to save lives, and it seems like He usually uses the least likely people to do it.” ~ Bob Goff

“Instead of closing our eyes and bowing our heads, sometimes God wants us to keep our eyes open for people in need, do something about it, and bow our whole lives to Him instead.” ~ Bob Goff

“You don’t need to know everything when you’re with someone you trust.” ~ Bob Goff

“God’s grace comes in all shapes, sizes, and circumstances as God continues to unfold something magnificent in me.” ~ Bob Goff

“God doesn’t give us a recipe for living as a community, but He gives us great ingredients: He gives us everybody, always. If we’re going to get it right, it’s going to take everybody to pull it off. It won’t get done in a day or two either. It’s going to take always.” ~ Bob Goff

“Living a life fully engaged in full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget.” ~ Bob Goff

“We’ll become whoever we trust the most says we are.” ~ Bob Goff

“When we love people but don’t make it about us, we’re exchanging currency we can use for a while for currency we can use forever.” ~ Bob Goff

“Live your life like you’re exactly who Jesus thinks you are.” ~ Bob Goff

“Courageous people feel the same fear everyone else does, they just decide to not be afraid anymore.” ~ Bob Goff

“But extravagant love often means coloring outside the lines and going beyond the norms.” ~ Bob Goff

“God made beauty so we’d know how He felt about us.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love doesn’t try to be efficient; when it is most extravagant, it is least wasted.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t let not knowing how it’ll end keep you from beginning. Uncertainty chases us out into the open where God is waiting.” ~ Bob Goff

“No one is remembered for what they only planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff

“Fear will give us a reason not to try; hope will give us a reason not to listen.” ~ Bob Goff

“No one leads people to Jesus; He leads people to Himself. All the pressure’s off; just go love everybody without agenda.” ~ Bob Goff

“See people for who they’re becoming. Not who they were.” ~ Bob Goff

“God often waits until we’re out of ideas before He lets us know His plans. He competes for our hearts, not our attention.” ~ Bob Goff

“We need to make our faith our very own love story.” ~ Bob Goff

“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who walk into a room and say, ‘Here I am’ and those who walk into a room and say, ‘There you are.” ~ Bob Goff

“Instead, Jesus modeled that we don’t need to talk about everything we’ve done. It’s like He was saying, what if we were just to do awesome, incredible stuff together while we’re here on earth and the fact that only He knew would be enough?” ~ Bob Goff

“I trust God because He’s the best author. I think God doesn’t spell out everything for us in life, but He does tell us how we can write our lives better; and trusting Him implicitly is always the right place to start.” ~ Bob Goff

“He continues to tell us through our successes and our mistakes who we are, and here’s what He wants us to know – we are His.” ~ Bob Goff

“Go be the next humblest version of yourself.” ~ Bob Goff

“We won’t convince people with our arguments or Bible verses; we’ll move them with the kind of sacrificial love that precludes every other explanation.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think that real love involved falling for someone; but now I think it usually involves standing for someone.” ~ Bob Goff

“Cynicism is fear posing as confidence; joy is hope let off the leash.” ~ Bob Goff

“You don’t need a plan; you just need to be present.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus won’t try to speak over the noise in our lives; love whispers so we won’t be confused about who’s doing the talking.” ~ Bob Goff

“Sometimes we ask God for help and God gives us hope, not because it’s different, but because it’s the same.” ~ Bob Goff

“But like my BB gun, what Christ-followers lack in velocity, they make up for in intensity. They are people who have experienced an intensely intimate friendship with Jesus and move forward with an intensity to parallel that experience.” ~ Bob Goff

“Do one thing that’s heroic for you today – big or small – and fear won’t define you anymore.” ~ Bob Goff

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

“Loving people means caring without an agenda. As soon as we have an agenda, it’s not love anymore. It’s acting like you care to get someone to do what you want or what you think God wants them to do. Do less of that, and people will see a lot less of you and more of Jesus.” ~ Bob Goff

“People who used to want power are willing to serve. People who used to chase money freely give it away. People who used to beg others for acceptance are now strong enough to give love.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus lets us be real with our life and our faith.” ~ Bob Goff

“Words people say not only have a shelf life but have the ability to shape life.” ~ Bob Goff

“People who take huge risks aren’t afraid to fail. In fact, they love to fail. It’s because failing means they found the edge.” ~ Bob Goff

“I learned that faith isn’t about knowing all of the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It’s something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice.” ~ Bob Goff

“The teachers I’ve learned the most from, didn’t think they were teaching me; they just thought we were friends.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t save up love like you’re trying to retire on it; give it away like you’re made of it.” ~ Bob Goff

“We get to be God’s plan for the whole world by pointing people toward Him.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love has the kind of power criticism only wishes it had.” ~ Bob Goff

“God searches for us, no matter what dark place we’re in or what door we’re behind. He hears our impossible, audacious prayers for ourselves and others. And He delights in forgiving us and then answering those prayers by letting us return home to Him.” ~ Bob Goff

“Could God speak to me audibly if He wanted to? You bet, and I hope He does sometime; I’ll let you know. Probably in a book called ‘God Talked to Me’. Until then, it seems that what God does most the time when He has something to say is this… He doesn’t pass us messages, instead He passes us each other.” ~ Bob Goff

“In the Bible there’s a guy named Timothy who gets a letter from another guy named Paul. Paul is like an older brother to Timothy. In the letter, Paul tells him to watch out for people who act holy but don’t get their holiness from Jesus but from the stuff they’ve done, which is pure delusion. Paul called this kind of religious devotion a form of godlessness, meaning it’s the exact opposite of what it’s pretending to be.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t let other people decide who you are.” ~ Bob Goff

“You’ll be able to spot people who are becoming love because they want to build kingdoms, not castles. They fill their lives with people who don’t look like them or act like them or even believe the same things as them. They treat them with love and respect and are more eager to learn from them than presume they have something to teach.” ~ Bob Goff

“We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did. Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my opinions, God whispers to me and asks about my heart. Why are you so afraid? Who are you trying to impress? Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me? When people are flat wrong, why do I appoint myself the sheriff to straighten them out? Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.” ~ Bob Goff

“I think God’s hope and plan for us is pretty simple to figure out. For those who resonate with formulas, here it is: add your whole life, your loves, your passions, and your interests together with what God said He wants us to be about, and that’s your answer.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love one another. We don’t need more instructions; we need more examples.” ~ Bob Goff

“It taught me that when God is big enough and loves me enough to say He forgives me, I should actually believe Him.” ~ Bob Goff

“Turn your mountains into molehills by discussing God more than your difficulties.” ~ Bob Goff

“Sadly, whenever I make my opinions more important than the difficult people God made, I turn the wine back into water.” ~ Bob Goff

“Decide in advance that you will do whatever it takes to get your heart right, and then do it- even if it will kill all previous versions of you. You need to ask yourself what makes your heart beat in ways that make you stronger, more courageous, more giving, and more loving. Figure out what makes your heart skip a beat with joy and what makes it miss a beat with disfunction and distraction.” ~ Bob Goff

“We don’t need to spend as much time as we do telling people what we think about what they’re doing. Loving people doesn’t mean we need to control their conduct. There’s a big difference between the two. Loving people means caring without an agenda. As soon as we have an agenda, it’s not love anymore. It’s acting like you care to get someone to do what you want or what you think God wants them to do. Do less of that, and people will see a lot less of you and more of Jesus.” ~ Bob Goff

“When we get our security from Christ, we no longer have to look for it in the world, and that’s a pretty good trade.” ~ Bob Goff

“We won’t be like Jesus if it’s more important to us to be like each other. God doesn’t compare what he creates.” ~ Bob Goff

“If you’re following God and haven’t lost much of what you’ve been holding on to – follow a little closer.” ~ Bob Goff

“When love is a theory, it’s safe, it’s free of risk. But love in the brain changes nothing.” ~ Bob Goff

“Fear calls out our doubts; God calls out our names.” ~ Bob Goff

“Grace draws a circle around everyone and says they’re in.” ~ Bob Goff

“Friends do – they don’t just think about it.” ~ Bob Goff

“He said people who followed Him should think of themselves more like ushers rather than the bouncers, and it would be God who decides who gets in. We’re the ones who simply show people to their seats that someone else paid for.” ~ Bob Goff

“Every day God invites us on an adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us.” ~ Bob Goff

“No one expects us to love them flawlessly, but we can love them fearlessly, furiously, and unreasonably.” ~ Bob Goff

“The people you spend time with will play the largest part in the ambitions you achieve, not the minutes you saved each day by avoiding them. Be available. Talk to everyone. Become their student, not their teacher. Love’s goal isn’t ever efficiency; it’s presence.” ~ Bob Goff

“Just agreeing isn’t enough. I can’t think of a single time where Jesus asked His friends to just agree with Him.” ~ Bob Goff

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~ Bob Goff

“The sad fact is, many of us have lost our way trying to help people find theirs. Arguments won’t change people. Simply giving away kindness won’t either. Only Jesus has the power to change people, and it will be harder for them to see Jesus if their view of him is blocked by our big opinions.” ~ Bob Goff

“Run toward these people, not away. There is a quiet confidence in knowing we all hit a couple of wrong notes here and there. The report card on our faith is how we treat one another when we do.” ~ Bob Goff

“Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.” ~ Bob Goff

“God created you with unique gifts and ignited the passions He put in your heart for a reason – don’t let fear steal your opportunities and leave you on the sidelines wishing you’d tried. Do what you believe you were created to do. Is it possible it won’t work? You bet. Fail trying, don’t fail watching.” ~ Bob Goff

“Think the thoughts you would think if you wholeheartedly trusted God’s promises.” ~ Bob Goff

“I think God pays attention to our hearts and enjoys when people want to get close to Him. He knows our sadness and the brokenness we want to hide from Him, and He sends people to look for us.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love does whatever it takes to multiply itself and somehow along the way everyone becomes a part of it.” ~ Bob Goff

“What Jesus said we could do is leave typical behind.” ~ Bob Goff

“When joy is a habit, love is a reflex.” ~ Bob Goff

“We might be known for what we believed, but we’re certain to be remembered for what we did about it.” ~ Bob Goff

“I enter each day assuming there’s a thirty-eighth miracle waiting for me if I’ll fully engage life and the people around me with love, honesty, and an unreasonable, almost annoying heap of expectation. What would happen in your life if you started doing the same?” ~ Bob Goff

“The world will figure out what we really believe, by watching what we actually do.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love God, Love People, Do Stuff.” ~ Bob Goff

“None of us want to make God look bad. But in the end, being fake makes God look worse.” ~ Bob Goff

“Whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus always pointed people towards a better version of themselves – particularly when they’d failed.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love cares more about who’s hurting than who’s watching.” ~ Bob Goff

“Simply put: love does.” ~ Bob Goff

“The way we deal with uncertainty says a lot about whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff.” ~ Bob Goff

“Do what lasts, get around to everything else.” ~ Bob Goff

“Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche.” ~ Bob Goff

“Barriers make me feel right, and that makes me feel safe. I think this is something we all do to some degree, and there’s no shame in that. Except it’s not what Jesus did. He showed us what it means to become love when He spent His last meal with a man who He knew would betray Him and then willingly died a criminal’s death.” ~ Bob Goff

“People who follow Jesus, though, are no longer typical – God is constantly inviting them into a life that moves away from typical.” ~ Bob Goff

“Grace works that way. It’s a kind word from a gentle person with an impossible prayer.” ~ Bob Goff

“We can be the light of the world without leaving our high beams on and annoying everybody.” ~ Bob Goff

“We won’t figure out what’s sacred in life if we settle for what’s safe.” ~ Bob Goff

“We need to wash the feet of our enemies.” ~ Bob Goff

“Selfless love is always costly; fear can’t afford it, pride doesn’t understand it and friends never forget it.” ~ Bob Goff

“Being engaged is a way of doing life, a way of living and loving. It’s about going to extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That’s what I want my life to be all about – full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.” ~ Bob Goff

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

“We determine how much influence we’ll have, when we decide how available we’ll be.” ~ Bob Goff

“God delights in answering our impossible prayers.” ~ Bob Goff

“Extravagant love is never wasted.” ~ Bob Goff

“The battle for our hearts is fought on the pages of our calendar.” ~ Bob Goff

“If we did that, we wouldn’t get confused about who was really making things happen. Not surprisingly, we’d get a lot more done too, because we wouldn’t care who’s looking or taking credit. All that energy would be funneled into awesomeness. Even then, though, don’t take the bait that if we do incredible things Jesus will dig us more. He can’t. He already digs us more. And more than that, our pictures are already in His wallet.” ~ Bob Goff

“Most of us have all the information we need. What we need is more passion.” ~ Bob Goff

“God doesn’t break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them.” ~ Bob Goff

“Jesus told the people He was with that it’s not enough to just look like you love God. He said we’d know the extent of our love for God by how well we loved people.” ~ Bob Goff

“Start from scratch with Jesus every day and then be picky about what you add to your life.” ~ Bob Goff

“Be ambitious about things that last.” ~ Bob Goff

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

“Love God, love your neighbors, and do stuff!” ~ Bob Goff

“The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure. He made us be born as little kids who can’t walk or talk or even use a bathroom correctly. We have to be taught everything. All that learning takes time, and He made us so we are dependent on Him, our parents, and each other. The whole thing is designed so we try again and again until we finally get it right. And the whole time He is endlessly patient.” ~ Bob Goff

“Here’s our job as believers, love everybody ALWAYS!” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think I could shape the circumstances around me, but now I know Jesus uses circumstances to shape me.” ~ Bob Goff

“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.” ~ Bob Goff

“No book is a chapter, no chapter tells the whole story, no mistake defines who we are. Hope makes our lives page turners.” ~ Bob Goff

“If we pick recognition over influence we’ll be known for all the wrong stuff.” ~ Bob Goff

“Surround yourself with prompts that remind you who Jesus is.” ~ Bob Goff

“There are lots of things we’re able to do, but I’d like to land on the one thing I was MADE to do.” ~ Bob Goff

“Do one heroic thing today; big or small doesn’t matter because it defines who you are and what you really believe.” ~ Bob Goff

“When you trust someone, you don’t need to know everything.” ~ Bob Goff

“But I’ve always wondered if, when we want to do something that we know is right and good, God places that desire deep in out hearts because He wants it for us and it honors Him. Maybe there are times when we think a door has been close and, instead of misinterpreting the circumstances, God wants us to kick it down. Or perhaps just sit outside of it long enough until somebody tells us we can some in.” ~ Bob Goff

“Faith isn’t a business trip walked on a sidewalk; it’s an adventure worked out on a steep and sometimes difficult trail.” ~ Bob Goff

“But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.” ~ Bob Goff

“Fix your eyes on Jesus; it’s ok to stare.” ~ Bob Goff

“If you are a person of faith, at some point you’ll need to decide whether you want to be right or if you want to be Jesus.” ~ Bob Goff

“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we’re captivated with purpose.” ~ Bob Goff

“We don’t need a plan to do these things. We don’t need to wait for just the right moment. We just need to show up, grab a parachute, and when it’s time, jump out of our shoes after people the way Jesus jumped out of heaven to be with us. Sometimes, we make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did.” ~ Bob Goff

“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” ~ Bob Goff

“Stop doing what you’re able to do and figure out what you were made to do – then do lots of that.” ~ Bob Goff

“I used to think I could learn about Jesus by studying Him, but now I know Jesus doesn’t want stalkers.” ~ Bob Goff

“God never said He’d eliminate all of the chaos from our lives; He just said He’d bring meaning to it.” ~ Bob Goff

“He knows our sadness and the brokenness we want to hide from Him, and He sends people to look for us.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t let uncertainty talk you into pursuing a backup plan instead of your purpose.” ~ Bob Goff

“The most beautiful scenery in the world is when our friends come into view.” ~ Bob Goff

“There’s a lot to be concerned about; there’s more to be hopeful for.” ~ Bob Goff

“You can quit anything on a Thursday.” ~ Bob Goff

“The words we speak to each other should leave stretch marks, not bruises. Love is always picky about what it says.” ~ Bob Goff

“Don’t let who you were talk you out of who you are becoming.” ~ Bob Goff

“If you can shred on a Fender or won ‘Best Personality,’ you’re not disqualified – it just doesn’t make you more qualified. You see, God usually chooses ordinary people like us to get things done.” ~ Bob Goff

“We all want to have a place where we can dream and escape anything that wraps steel bands around our imagination and creativity.” ~ Bob Goff

“Something happens when you feel ownership. You no longer act like a spectator or consumer, because you’re an owner. Faith is at its best when it’s that way too. It’s best lived when it’s owned.” ~ Bob Goff

“I want to be doing things today, not just flipping through crinkled and yellowed mental pictures of what happened a long time ago.” ~ Bob Goff

“We keep asking for answers; God keeps sending us people.” ~ Bob Goff

“We’ll never honor Christ if we forget how to honor each other.” ~ Bob Goff

“Love finds us where we are, not where we were.” ~ Bob Goff

“You become like the people you hang around, and to a great degree, you end up going wherever they’re headed.” ~ Bob Goff

“God isn’t afraid of our doubts; He’s way more concerned when we fake it.” ~ Bob Goff

“It will be the people with the greatest love, not the most information, who will influence us to change.” ~ Bob Goff

“That’s one of those things about love. It always assumes it can find a way to express itself.” ~ Bob Goff

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