John Ortberg Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Ortberg quotes, John Ortberg sayings, and John Ortberg proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. John Ortberg
The problem with spending your life climbing up the ladder is that you will go right past Jesus, for he's coming down John Ortberg
Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. John Ortberg
The main measure of your devotion to God is not your devotional life. It is simply your life. John Ortberg
Spontaneous people are capable of as much love as well-organized people -- they're just messier. John Ortberg
Greatness is never achieved through indecision. John Ortberg
Authentic spiritual authority is what puts you in touch with reality. John Ortberg
Real spiritual authority has to do with the truth of the actual words being spoken, and the spirit of the person behind the words. Really, authority is about truth: honest-living truth. John Ortberg
Skepticism can keep us from blessing, can keep us trapped in two minds. John Ortberg
Genuine brokenness pleases God more than pretend spirituality. John Ortberg
Learning something new is a fabulous way to be refreshed. When work can grind you down, something about learning a new activity thrills the soul. It reminds you that the world is bigger than your desk and your to-do list. John Ortberg
Pastors have historically understood their primary battle to be not the battle to build a big church, but the battle against the power of sin. John Ortberg
Prudence is foresight and far-sightedness. It's the ability to make immediate decisions on the basis of their longer-range effects. John Ortberg
God has entrusted us with his most precious treasure - people. He asks us to shepherd and mold them into strong disciples, with brave faith and good character. John Ortberg
We are too often double espresso followers of a decaf Sovereign. John Ortberg
One of the great illusions of our time is that hurrying will buy us more time. John Ortberg
God is not interested in our spiritual life. He's interested in our life. John Ortberg
Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don't have. John Ortberg
Prudence is what makes someone a great commodities trader - the capacity to face reality squarely in the eye without allowing emotion or ego to get in the way. It's what is needed by every quarterback or battlefield general. John Ortberg
I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive. John Ortberg