65 Hudson Taylor Quotes On Success In Life

James Hudson Taylor was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM, now OMF International). Taylor spent 51 years in China. The society that he began was responsible for bringing over 800 missionaries to the country who started 125 schools and directly resulted in 18,000 Christian conversions, as well as the establishment of more than 300 stations of work with more than 500 local helpers in all eighteen provinces. These Hudson Taylor quotes will motivate you.

Best Hudson Taylor Quotes

  1. “There are three great truths, 1st, That there is a God; 2nd, That He has spoken to us in the Bible; 3rd, That He means what He says.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  2. “God is not looking for men of great faith, He is looking for common men to trust His great faithfulness.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  3. “Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  4. “The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  5. “I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize that He is able to carry out His will for me. It does not matter where He places me, or how. That is for Him to consider, not me, for in the easiest positions He will give me grace, and in the most difficult ones His grace is sufficient.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  6. “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  7. “Carrying the cross does mean following in Jesus’ footsteps. And in His footsteps are rejection, brokenheartedness, persecution and death. There are not two Christs – an easy going one for easy going Christians, and a suffering one for exceptional believers. There is only one Christ. Are we willing to follow His lead?” ~ Hudson Taylor
  8. “When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  9. “You do not need a great faith, but faith in a great God.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  10. “All our difficulties are only platforms for the manifestations of His grace, power and love.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  11. “The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine…Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  12. “Many Christians estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources, and thus attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence with them.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  13. Dream a dream so big that unless God intervenes it will fail.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  14. “The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity…if we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure, and disappointment, let us answer God’s standing challenge, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.”” ~ Hudson Taylor
  15. “Let us never forget that what we are is more important than what we do.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  16. “There are three stages in the work of God: impossible, difficult, done.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  17. “Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  18. “I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him to do His work through me.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  19. “All God’s giants have been weak men and women who have gotten hold of God’s faithfulness.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  20. “Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there, Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  21. “I often think that God must have been looking for someone small enough and weak enough for Him to use, and that He found me.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  22. “Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to trouble about, or to make trouble about.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  23. “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  24. “God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him” ~ Hudson Taylor
  25. “To every toiling, heavy-laden sinner, Jesus says, Come to me and rest. But there are many toiling, heavy-laden believers, too. For them this same invitation is meant. Note well the words of Jesus, if you are heavy-laden with your service, and do not mistake it. It is not, Go, labor on, as perhaps you imagine. On the contrary, it is stop, turn back, Come to me and rest. Never, never did Christ send a heavy laden one to work; never, never did He send a hungry one, a weary one, a sick or sorrowing one, away on any service. For such the Bible only says, Come, come, come.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  26. “When the heart submits, then Jesus reigns. When Jesus reigns, there is rest.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  27. “Are you in a hurry, flurried, distressed? Look up! See the Man in the Glory! Let the face of Jesus shine upon you—the face of the Lord Jesus Christ. Is He worried, troubled, distressed? There is no wrinkle on His brow, no least shade of anxiety. Yet the affairs are His as much as yours.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  28. “Learn to move man, through God, by prayer alone” ~ Hudson Taylor

  29. “It does not matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies — whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  30. “A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  31. “Not infrequently our GOD brings His people into difficulties on purpose that they may come to know Him as they could not otherwise do.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  32. “The Lord IS my shepherd. Not was, not may be, nor will be. . . is my shepherd on Sunday, is on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the year, is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and is in war; in abundance, and in penury.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  33. “Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God, there is no need for faith.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  34. “Too often we attempt to work for God to the limit of our incompetency, rather than to the limit of God’s omnipotency.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  35. “We have heard of many people who trusted God too little, but have you ever heard of anyone who trusted Him too much?” ~ Hudson Taylor
  36. “It is not lost time to wait upon God!” ~ Hudson Taylor
  37. “Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all” ~ Hudson Taylor
  38. “Jesus is our strength, and what we cannot do or bear, He can both do and bear in us.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  39. “It is not so much the greatness of our troubles, as the littleness of our spirit, which makes us complain.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  40. “The hardest part of a missionary career is to maintain regular, prayerful Bible study. Satan will always find you something to do, when you ought to be occupied about that – if it is only arranging a window blind!” ~ Hudson Taylor
  41. “God means just what He says and He will do all that He has promised.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  42. “While unbelief sees the difficulties, faith sees God between itself and them.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  43. “But how to get faith strengthened? Not by striving after faith, but by resting on the Faithful One.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  44. “Satan may build a hedge about us and fence us in and hinder our movements, but he cannot roof us in and prevent our looking up.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  45. “When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  46. “An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  47. “All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on God being with them.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  48. “[God] wants you to have something far better than riches and gold, and that is helpless dependence upon Him.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  49. “When I get to China, I will have no claim on any one for anything. My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  50. “It is no small comfort to me to know that God has called me to my work, putting me where I am and as I am. I have not sought the position, and I dare not leave it. He knows why He places me here whether to do, or learn, or suffer.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  51. “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  52. “So if God should place me in serious perplexity, must He not give me much guidance; in places of great difficulty, much grace; in circumstances of great pressure and trial, much strength? No fear that HIs resources will prove unequal to the emergency! And His resources are mine, for He is mine, and is with me and dwells in me.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  53. “Truly Jesus is the great need of our souls.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  54. “Wave after wave of trial rolled over us; but at the end of the year some of us were constrained to confess, that we had learned more of the loving-kindness of the Lord than in any previous year of our lives.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  55. “Abiding in Jesus isn’t fixing our attention on Christ, but it is being one with Him… A man is abiding just as much when he is sleeping for Jesus, as when he is awake and working for Jesus. Oh, it is a very sweet thing to have one’s mind just resting there.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  56. “As our Father makes many a flower to bloom unseen in the lonely desert, [let us] do all that we can do, as under God’s eye, though no other eye ever take note of it.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  57. “The less I spent on myself and the more I gave to others, the fuller of happiness and blessing did my soul become.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  58. “Let us see that we keep God before our eyes; that we walk in His ways and seek to please and glorify Him in everything, great and small. Depend upon it, God’s work, done in God’s way, will never lack God’s supplies.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  59. “It matters not how great the pressure is, only where the pressure lies. As long as the pressure does not come between me and my Savior, but presses me to Him, then the greater the pressure, the greater my dependence upon Him.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  60. “Christ liveth in me. And how great the difference…instead of bondage, liberty; instead of failure, quiet victories within; instead of fear and weakness, a restful sense of sufficiency in Another.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  61. “If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  62. “If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  63. “Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we desire. Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of eternal things may be the true cause of our want of success.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  64. “We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!” ~ Hudson Taylor
  65. “Our joy in Him may be a fluctuating thing: His joy in us knows no change.” ~ Hudson Taylor

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