55 Motivational Elisabeth Elliot Quotes For Success In Life

Elisabeth Elliot was a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. These Elisabeth Elliot Quotes on love, marriage, prayer will motivate you.

Best Elisabeth Elliot Quotes

  1. “Sometimes life is so hard you can only do the next thing. Whatever that is just do the next thing. God will meet you there.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  2. “This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness – in short, to learn the depths of the love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  3. “Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  4. “Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now!” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  5. “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  6. “God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot Quotes
  7. “The deepest lessons come out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  8. “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  9. “Sometimes we want things we were not meant to have. Because he loves us, the Father says no. Faith trusts that no. Faith is willing not to have what God is not willing to give. Furthermore, faith does not insist upon an explanation. It is enough to know His promises to give what is good-he knows so much more about us than we do.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  10. “God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  11. “It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  12. “Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering…. The love of God did not protect His own Son… He will not necessarily protect us – not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  13. “I’m convinced that there is nothing that can happen to me in this life that is not precisely designed by a sovereign Lord to give me the opportunity to learn to know Him.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  14. “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot Quotes
  15. “There is nothing worth living for unless it is worth dying for.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  16. “God will not protect you from anything that will make you more like Jesus.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  17. “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  18. “A wife, if she is very generous, may allow that her husband lives up to perhaps eighty percent of her expectations. There is always the other twenty percent that she would like to change, and she may chip away at it for the whole of their married life without reducing it by very much. She may, on the other hand, simply decide to enjoy the eighty percent, and both of them will be happy.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  19. “Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling – feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work. It is an act of will, a choice, based on the unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  20. “If God, like a father, denies us what we want now it is in order to give us some far better thing later on. The will of God, we can rest assured, is invariably a better thing.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  21. “Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ”in spirit and in truth.” Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  22. “Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  23. “The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived – not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  24. “A whole lot of what we call ‘struggling’ is simply delayed obedience.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  25. “God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what he is up to.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  26. “To love God is to love His will. It is to wait quietly for life to be measured by One who knows us through and through. It is to be content with His timing and His wise appointment.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  27. “If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  28. “When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure, let me ask myself if I love Him.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  29. “Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  30. “Accept your loneliness. It is one stage, and only one stage, on a journey that brings you to God. It will not always last. Offer up your loneliness to God, as the little boy offered to Jesus his five loaves and two fishes. God can transform it for the good of others. Above all, do something for somebody else!” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  31. “Spiritual strongholds begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a “power base for the enemy,” that is a stronghold.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot Quotes
  32. “Heaven is not here, it’s there. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  33. “I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  34. “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  35. “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  36. “We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot Quotes
  37. “I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  38. “The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  39. “Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  40. “To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained, but she is gentle, she is gracious, she is godly and she is giving. You and I have the gift of femininity… the more womanly we are, the more manly men will be and the more God is glorified. Be women, be only women, be real women in obedience to God.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  41. “No marriage can survive without forgiveness. Marriage is a long term commitment between two sinners.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  42. “A quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough. All is grace.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  43. “The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover the simpler life, the greater peace.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  44. “I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  45. “It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

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