Empty Out The Negative

  • Published: 30 April 2017
  • It’s easy to go through life holding on to things that are weighing us down—guilt, resentment, worry and doubt. These things naturally come. The problem is that when we allow them in, they take up space for the good things that should be there.

    In this message, Joel will show you how your life is like a container that God created to be filled with joy, peace, confidence, creativity and much more! But if you allow worry in, it pushes out peace and all the good things God longs to deposit in you. Learn how to apply David’s prayer in Psalm 103:5 in your life—“God fills my life with good things. So that I stay young and strong.” Discover the condemnation and guilt tactics the enemy tries to launch at us and how to stay on the offense.

    As you empty out the negative in your life, God can fill your life with good things. He’ll give you beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and you will have peace in the midst of any storm.

    This is Message #696 “Empty Out The Negative" by Joel Osteen. For more inspirational messages, visit JoelOsteen.com/Messages

Comments • 510

  • IsabelL Sánchez
    IsabelL Sánchez  22 hours back

    Today is Saturday, at 6:59 am I finished listening this message. It is January 18, 2020. A new Decade is just in front of me.
    I am a very positive person, always looking for the best in the creation. From my human nature to the Landscape Architecture profesion, appreciating the wonderful work of God. I have heard Joel Osteen many many times. But this message in particular have so so so many reflextion points of life. I will quote some of them: "Out of the pain it can come out the purpose of your life" and the friendship Between the mother of Jesus and the mother of Judas, that stroke my heart. Will meditate on it. Unforgiveness is infection.
    Thanks God for speaken to me through Joel. Keep him and his family blessed always and keep my family and me under your blessings too.

    • Shasheetharan Shanmuganathan

      Hello pastor I know Jesus Christ 2005 I saved Hindu background still challenges lots everything house wife three children praying for me

      • Byron Anderson
        Byron Anderson  4 days back

        Pastor Osteen is not for everyone nor is his message. His message is for the lost, the hopeless and the desperate. For those who can't think on their own, who need a miracle or a savior. In reality, just as God created intelligent people, he also created ignorant people as well. And God created people like Pastor Osteen, to take advantage of people's vulnerabilities.  So don't hate the Pastor aka Playr...hate da Game.

        • Kuldeep Kishore Baa
          Kuldeep Kishore Baa  5 days back

          Praise the lord

          • edward gan teck wee
            edward gan teck wee  6 days back

            Pleass come to malaysia one day :))

            • Marina Schaefer
              Marina Schaefer  1 weeks back

              He's so encouraging!16:30 amen!

              • Derrick Ashley
                Derrick Ashley  1 weeks back

                Come to Ghana Joel

                • Sharon Anthony
                  Sharon Anthony  2 weeks back

                  Praise the lord proster wonderful message thank you proster giving us tasty manna every day thank you God bless you

                  • Liton Nandy
                    Liton Nandy  2 weeks back

                    God...I love you.

                    • Adams Omede
                      Adams Omede  2 weeks back

                      15:50 You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about “right now!”

                      • Verohanta Spooner
                        Verohanta Spooner  2 weeks back


                        • Tammy Matthews
                          Tammy Matthews  2 weeks back

                          Thank you Joel. ☺

                          • Chad Curley
                            Chad Curley  2 weeks back

                            I like this guy. I like the way he presents the word. God bless

                            • Sunil V
                              Sunil V  3 weeks back

                              To God be the glory 😀

                            • Helen Zote
                              Helen Zote  3 weeks back


                              • Lukas Tanjire
                                Lukas Tanjire  3 weeks back

                                Joel thank you, your message will make me propel the whole nation my you get more great wisdom to guide my life and other

                                • Gulbarchyn Djekshen
                                  Gulbarchyn Djekshen  4 weeks back

                                  I'm a Muslim, just was curious about what preach he gives,that people like him this much. He is really talking good , he is giving positive energy. But all what he says are so worldly, nothing about here after. I'm sorry for jumping into your site just like this and leaving comments. Most probably make some people angry, but just want to draw your attention to the life here after and think about life here after. And just to believe in only in God, to the only one creator, and to the one's of the God. And to Jesus(pbh) and Mohammed (pbh) are his servants and messengers. May God bless you all.

                                  • Nancy Qug
                                    Nancy Qug  4 weeks back

                                    Hi joel your sermons get me through my life.

                                    • Agillah Misiko
                                      Agillah Misiko  1 months back

                                      May God bless you man of God,I have learned a lot about forgiveness.

                                      • Anugrah Stephen Topno
                                        Anugrah Stephen Topno  1 months back


                                        • Vip cars
                                          Vip cars  1 months back

                                          I'm so blessed man of LIVING GOD for helping me to stand again wt faith n hope in MIGHTY AWESOME NAME OF my YAHWEH GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS

                                          • Ryan Mindgone
                                            Ryan Mindgone  1 months back

                                            i dnt care who speaks the motivational word, we can learn from all...... powerful sermon 🙏

                                            • Nick Hay
                                              Nick Hay  1 months back

                                              Exactly what I need to hear this morning! Thank you!

                                              • Johnson tambah
                                                Johnson tambah  1 months back


                                                • Atuah Jonas
                                                  Atuah Jonas  1 months back

                                                  am really tough ,this is a powerful message,God bless us all.

                                                  • Oby Ogheneovo
                                                    Oby Ogheneovo  1 months back

                                                    Many thanks pastor Joel. Iam always blessed listening to your messages. God honour u more iJMN Amen.

                                                    • KirbyTheAquarius
                                                      KirbyTheAquarius  1 months back

                                                      I seen this white light when I was praying .. can someone tell me what this means it freaked me out because I had my eyes closed but I could see it

                                                      • Lily Brown
                                                        Lily Brown  1 months back

                                                        That is so true 🙏🙏🙏

                                                        • HILDE Klier
                                                          HILDE Klier  1 months back

                                                          I love hearing Joel preach, god bless him.

                                                          • Stephanie Esquivel
                                                            Stephanie Esquivel  1 months back

                                                            I so needed this. I cry just listening to it. Mr. Olsteen will now be on my playlist.

                                                            • Heyy Whatsssgood
                                                              Heyy Whatsssgood  2 months back

                                                              I love this it's so true

                                                              • Travis Carter
                                                                Travis Carter  2 months back

                                                                Same Mind Ruth Smith same sermon real @ levert lewis

                                                                • Sirivanh Dogood
                                                                  Sirivanh Dogood  2 months back

                                                                  Thank you for sharing,God blessed you.
                                                                  Check out Jesus is the last Buddha https://youtu.be/3NFMvBxeaFs

                                                                  • Ms Naida Co21
                                                                    Ms Naida Co21  2 months back

                                                                    I pray the people who give me ripped their mistakes to me , and moving on , and give me a strength to fight back on a right path, amen

                                                                    • Kevin Simpson
                                                                      Kevin Simpson  2 months back

                                                                      Joel, I compliment you as a Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING) on steroids; continued favor, blessings, and anointing on you, family, and every heart touched every time you share in Christ's name ... amen :)

                                                                      • Lawrence Larry Zulueta
                                                                        Lawrence Larry Zulueta  2 months back

                                                                        Please help and pray for me to find job so I can get rid of my financial problem. Thank you Jesus. Amen....

                                                                        • Janice Ryan
                                                                          Janice Ryan  2 months back

                                                                          This message came at the right time

                                                                          • Tanesia Nyshelle
                                                                            Tanesia Nyshelle  2 months back

                                                                            Yes, Offenses are very heavy, it took me a while to realize how how heavy. 💛💛💛

                                                                            • Esra Peranginangin
                                                                              Esra Peranginangin  2 months back

                                                                              God bless you all, this is amazing

                                                                              • Ken otambo
                                                                                Ken otambo  2 months back

                                                                                Thanks for sermons Joel Osteen .if you empty negative thoughts from your mind God will fill your life with blessings and open doors for something better in your life.

                                                                                • Kay Seipel
                                                                                  Kay Seipel  2 months back

                                                                                  Love this services. Praise God he is so so good.

                                                                                  • Marcus Boone
                                                                                    Marcus Boone  2 months back

                                                                                    hey imma check this daily just to see if anyone could help me out but how do I relieve myself of bad philophys like the tao te ching because I let things go and as a student I need memory ..please help I pray about daily thank you.

                                                                                    • B
                                                                                      B  2 months back

                                                                                      Thank you! I liked that! 100% container of positivity.

                                                                                      • TheSmartLawyer
                                                                                        TheSmartLawyer  2 months back

                                                                                        Give no place to the enemy

                                                                                        • Life Coach Jesse
                                                                                          Life Coach Jesse  2 months back

                                                                                          God bless everyone reading this. Today I am blessed to say I am 18 months sober and have healed from a lot. I would greatly appreciate if anyone reading this supported my channel by subscribing and watching a video. #GodBless

                                                                                          • Dayvid Samwel
                                                                                            Dayvid Samwel  2 months back

                                                                                            I was upset until i herd the message at 6:25.........

                                                                                            NOW AM STRESS FREE

                                                                                            • Natalie Saad
                                                                                              Natalie Saad  2 months back

                                                                                              Sometimes Christians are not able to feel joy all the time because they are being persecuted, oppressed, condemned, and abused and this should not give cause for other Christians to condemn them as if they are not following their faith. We are quick to say that people who don't seem blessed and joyful to us at the moment aren't really redeemed Christians, that they may be in sin, yet we know from God's word that "For his anger is but for a moment,
                                                                                              and his favor is for a lifetime.Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." This means that sometimes there is weeping. In fact it is written in Ecclesiates 7 " A good name is better than precious ointment,
                                                                                              and the day of death than the day of birth.
                                                                                              2 It is better to go to the house of mourning
                                                                                              than to go to the house of feasting,
                                                                                              for this is the end of all mankind,
                                                                                              and the living will lay it to heart.
                                                                                              3 Sorrow is better than laughter,
                                                                                              for by sadness of face the heart is made glad." By sadness the face of the heart is made glad....not by jolly smiling... so we as Christians should consider what joy of the lord is exactly before we set up other Christians to feel they have failed to achieve it.

                                                                                              • Natalie Saad
                                                                                                Natalie Saad  2 months back

                                                                                                1 peter 5: 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.