Mega church pastor, Joel Osteen said in order to keep him out of water, he agrees with “Billy Graham Rule” where prominent individuals are being accused of on sexual misconduct.
America Vice President Mike Pence also touted the rule where men should avoid spending time alone around women they are not married to.
“I do and I always have, and my father did too,” Osteen told The Christian Post. “I think the key for me on that is to start every day – I take the first half hour of every day to search my own heart to ask God, ‘Am I on track and doing this for the right reasons? Am I following what you want me to do?’ To me, you can have a lot of accountability and that is important. But I think you can hide things too.”
Joel Osteen believes it is from heart
He said “I think it’s important to be honest before God every day and check the reasons why you are doing what you are doing. To me, when I stand before God having a pure heart, I can go out and be my best,”
He also added that some pastors face mental and loneliness issue like the news suicide of a young pastor that broke in August.
“I know it can be very lonely because as a pastor, you are busy and there is always something to do,” he said. “I would just encourage other pastors to take care of themselves, not just physically or spiritually, but emotionally, and find some other friends and take time to connect.”
Osteen is also the author of a new book called Next Level Thinking: 10 Powerful Thoughts for a Successful and Abundant Life.
“I knew God put it in my heart but the battle takes place in our thoughts and our mind. So the book is about taking the limits off of yourself and to know that when God breathed life into you, He gave you everything you need to fulfill your destiny and really live from a fully-loaded perspective, not from a lacking perspective,” he shared.