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“You don’t want to pick a fight with just the guy at the deli, [you want to] pick a fight somewhere in the world and just run towards it. Run because the fight is going to go on without you if you miss it.”

 

Bob Goff

“I never know what all of the steps are but I do know the next step.”

 

Bob Goff

“There’s a difference between a caper and a prank. A prank is like playing Ding-Dong-Ditch, you know, you ring the doorbell and then run and hide in the ditch. That’s a prank. It has no shelf life, like reassembling the principal’s car up on the roof of the gym. It’s cute and everything but there’s no shelf-life, and it can actually be kind of destructive. But a caper is different. It’s something where everybody has made it in.”

 

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

“God keeps telling us to be not afraid, to go big”

 

Bob Goff

“Do less of what you’re terrible at and more of what you’re good at. I don’t know if that sounds too simple, but it’s been working for me.”

 

Bob Goff

“I know that sounds so circular, but for you, what you were made to do, is different than what I was made to do. But instead of spending all of our time having Bible studies about what we were made to do, go do stuff and you’ll figure out what you were made to do, because you’ll be great at some things and you’ll be terrible at others.”

 

Bob Goff

“Jesus is nuts about kids. He doesn’t seem to think much of lawyers which really lands close to home, but He’s nuts about kids and loves justice.”

 

Bob Goff

“Fear calls out our doubts; God calls out our names.”

 

Bob Goff

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

 

Bob Goff

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

 

Bob Goff

“…we need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the “do” part of faith.”

 

Bob Goff

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

 

Bob Goff

“I think of the church as this bride of Christ, who is incredibly capable of doing amazing things. And so where we see injustice, we come, not with fists clenched but with palms up.”

 

Bob Goff

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

 

Bob Goff

“When you identify with an organization and you want to do stuff [but] you get this inexplicable ‘no’ – a lot of people get off the end and think, Well, God must have said no to me. No! The organization just said no to you. Find what it is that you were made to do and get on it! Go do what you were made to do.”

 

Bob Goff

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

 

Bob Goff

“One thing I do is (and I realize this might sound nuts), every month or so, I try to take like an Etch-a-sketch [so to speak], and I clear my faith. I go to zero, clear the deck. And I start adding things back to my faith, one at a time. What would be the first thing I’d add back? Jesus. It sounds a little bit like a Sunday school answer, but that’s what I do. Then what’s the next thing? And I’d say, well, loving people. And then the next.”

 

Bob Goff

“If you get a no from somebody, don’t say, ‘I’m going to take this as some big cosmic signal.’ No, you just got a no, deal with it. Just go to the next step.”

 

Bob Goff

“Does the church have all kinds of problems? You bet, because it’s made up of people like me, so I get that part too. But all I need to know about the church is that Jesus picked her.”

 

Bob Goff