Powerful Scriptures & Quotes for Athletes

Just a little post with added scriptures and quotes that we love and use to inspire ourselves in achieving our goals.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto the, With men this impossible; but with God all things are possible

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind. 

Ether 12:27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith I me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

Moroni 7:33 And Christ hath said: if ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient unto me.

Mormon 9:21 Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 12:1-2 (not full verse) Let us run with patience the race that does is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness.”
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self.”
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
-Dale Carnegie

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

“Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

-Gordon B. Hinckley

“Do you feel gloomy? Lift your eyes. Stand on your feet. Say a few words of appreciation and love to the Lord. Be positive.”

-Gordon B. Hinckley

“Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.” 

-Gordon B. Hinckley

“Carry on. Things will work out. If you keep trying and praying and working, things will work out. They always do. If you want to die at an early age, dwell on the negative. Accentuate the positive, and you’ll be around for a while”

Gordon B. Hinckley

“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”

-Lou Holtz

“Stick to your task until it sticks to you for beginners are many, finishers few.”

-Thomas S. Monsen

“It is in your moment of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

-Tony Robbins

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

-Tony Robbins

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

-Charles R. Swindoll

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

-Albert Einstein 

“Try and keep trying until that which seems difficult becomes possible and that which seems only possible becomes habit and a real part of you.”

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“People are just as happy as they make their minds to be.”

-Abraham Lincoln

What are your favorite powerful scriptures for athletes?





About Kyle

Kyle Collinsworth is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He is a also a health coach, motivational speaker, and author or multiple books on health and fitness.


  • Chance

    If you could see the size of the blessing coming you would understand the magnitude of the battle you’re fighting.

    • Kyle Collinsworth
      Kyle Collinsworth

      who is that quote by? I’ll add it on there! awesome quote!

  • Ryan

    1 Corinthians 9:24 “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”
    Winning isn’t the most important thing but playing, practicing and competing in an effort to try to win is!

  • Erin Gee
    Erin Gee

    Love this.

    • Kyle Collinsworth
      Kyle Collinsworth

      Thank you! comment your favorite inspirational scriptures and ill add them to the post

  • tYLER

    This is a fabulous list. I would add D&C 58:26-28.

    For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.

    • Kyle Collinsworth
      Kyle Collinsworth

      Love it! That’s a great one for sure! thanks for adding that one and the comment

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