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November 14, 2016
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Stop Talking, Start Doing: Repositioning Yourself

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  • - Bil Cornelius: "Pastor Bil,
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  • how do you overcome temptation?"
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  • Don't go near it.
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  • It's not 'cause I'm so strong,
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  • it's 'cause I'm so weak.
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  • I just stay away from it.
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  • "Oh man, it's so hard not to
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  • look at the wrong channels,"
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  • then don't have the wrong
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  • channels.
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  • "Man, it's so hard to not be,
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  • you know, messing with
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  • the wrong person at the bar."
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  • Don't go to a bar.
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  • In other words, if you're
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  • tempted by doughnuts, don't
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  • work at the doughnut factory.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bil: You are the church
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  • - Bil: Welcome, it is great
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  • to have you here today.
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  • Thanks for joining us.
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  • So, we're in the middle of
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  • the series called,
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  • "Stop Talking and Start Doing,"
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  • and we're gonna continue
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  • that series today.
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  • Before we do that, I wanna give
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  • our mission statement
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  • real quick.
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  • Our goal is to take as many
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  • people to heaven as we can
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  • before we die, period.
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  • That's what we're all about
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  • here, is helping more and more
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  • people find Christ, and so
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  • that's what we do as a church.
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  • You know, as we started talking
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  • about Joseph last week,
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  • we discovered that
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  • we all have a dream.
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  • God has put a dream in all of
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  • our hearts to accomplish
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  • something that we're supposed
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  • to do while we're here
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  • on this earth.
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  • It's your purpose to fulfill.
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  • Every one of us has that.
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  • Joseph had a dream that God gave
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  • him, and he believed that God
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  • was gonna do great things, but
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  • of course his brothers had
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  • a whole nother idea
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  • of what his dreams meant.
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  • They did not like him.
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  • They hated his guts.
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  • They literally sold him into
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  • slavery.
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  • We talked about that last week,
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  • about how often times you can
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  • get started in your dreams
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  • not because of inspiration but
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  • because of desperation, because
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  • something bad happens, because
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  • of betrayal, or heartache,
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  • or difficulty, or failure.
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  • It makes you focus on what
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  • matters the most in your life.
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  • And so, this week we're gonna
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  • continue talking about that,
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  • and of course keep in mind that
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  • Joseph ended up being betrayed
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  • by his brothers and he was
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  • sold into slavery, now he finds
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  • himself in Egypt, in another
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  • land, speaking another language,
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  • and he goes from being free
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  • to being a slave.
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  • So, let's pick up in Scripture
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  • now, because today I wanna talk
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  • about how you can
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  • reposition yourself.
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  • In other words,
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  • God's already repositioning you,
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  • you might as well work with it.
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  • And so, God repositioned him
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  • from where he was to Egypt,
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  • because you can't become
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  • a great leader of Egypt
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  • unless you're in Egypt, right?
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  • So, he had to move there.
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  • So, he ends up there by force,
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  • not by choice, and so
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  • let's pick up in Scripture.
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  • It says in Genesis chapter 39,
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  • verses 1 through 2,
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  • it says, "Now, Joseph
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  • had been taken down to Egypt.
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  • Potiphar, an Egyptian, who was
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  • one of Pharaoh's officials,
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  • the captain of the guard,
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  • bought him from the Ishmaelites
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  • who had taken him there.
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  • The Lord was with Joseph
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  • so that he prospered,
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  • and he lived in the house
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  • of the Egyptian master."
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  • So, let's dive right in.
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  • The first thing you need to
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  • know, number one, is to bloom
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  • where you are planted.
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  • Joseph was not where
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  • he wanted to be, but he decided
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  • to do good where he was.
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  • That's important to understand,
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  • that most of us have
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  • destination disease.
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  • We're always one zip code away
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  • from being happy.
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  • "Oh man, if I just lived there,
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  • then I'd be happy."
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  • "If I was just in that town,
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  • if I just had that job,
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  • working at that company.
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  • If I was just married
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  • to that person.
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  • If I didn't have my kids,
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  • if I had their kids,
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  • then I'd be happy," right?
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  • We're always one step away.
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  • "If I just went to that church."
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  • "If I just was there."
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  • Whatever it is, we're always
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  • one step away from being happy,
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  • but the truth is,
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  • if you look over and the grass
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  • seems greener next door,
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  • it's because someone's
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  • watering it over there.
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  • And so, if you water your own
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  • grass, it will get green, too.
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  • If you water your own marriage,
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  • water your own children, water
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  • your own career, water your own
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  • church, water your own ministry,
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  • water where you are,
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  • then you will bloom.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • And so, let's talk about how
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  • we can do that now,
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  • 'cause Joseph had to work in
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  • a hostile environment, okay.
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  • To be the captain of the guard,
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  • which is what Potiphar was, man,
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  • you are the number one henchman
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  • for the king.
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  • You're the guy that took people
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  • out for the king, know what I
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  • mean.
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  • That's what you did, alright.
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  • I mean, you're the bully,
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  • the strong arm for basically
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  • the mob, okay,
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  • that's how that worked.
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  • And so, the king says, "I don't
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  • like that guy," then Potiphar
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  • shows up and says,
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  • "Forget about it," and he'd go,
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  • and he'd take care of it.
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  • That's what he did.
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  • I mean, this guy
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  • was not a nice guy.
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  • So, Joseph is now
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  • a slave to a very scary guy.
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  • This is not a good situation
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  • to be in, but he found himself
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  • prospering in the middle of
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  • a very difficult situation.
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  • Could that be said of you
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  • and me?
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  • That we learn to prosper
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  • even when our boss is not nice?
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  • Can we prosper even when
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  • the situation where we work
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  • is not really that good?
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  • When you feel like you kind of
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  • have people against you, you
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  • feel like there's some kind of
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  • conspiracy going on against you.
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  • There may actually be that,
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  • but you can still prosper.
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  • You can still succeed
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  • in the middle of that.
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  • Joseph shows us how.
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  • So, how do you do that?
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  • Let me give you the A, B, C,
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  • and D of how to do that.
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  • Check it out.
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  • It says in verse 3, "When his
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  • master saw that the Lord was
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  • with him, and the Lord gave him
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  • success in everything he did,
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  • Joseph found favor in his eyes
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  • and became his attendant."
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  • So, Potiphar wanted him closer
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  • to him 'cause he saw he was
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  • successful in everything he did.
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  • So, just imagine Potiphar says,
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  • "Hey, what's your name?
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  • You're the new kid, right?
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  • What's your name?
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  • Joseph, alright Joseph, hey,
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  • the backyard's a mess,
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  • go clean it up."
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  • So he goes and cleans it up.
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  • Potiphar walks by the back
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  • window at some point and says,
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  • "Wow, man, this kid's good.
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  • Hey Joseph, come in here.
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  • Can you do what you did
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  • out there to the front yard?"
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  • So he goes and does
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  • the front yard.
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  • "Hey, man, you really got
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  • this place looking good.
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  • Can you go out to my stables,
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  • 'cause they're a big mess, too?
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  • Can you go clean that up?
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  • Hey, can you come and
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  • take care of the back room?
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  • Can you come see what's going on
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  • with the kitchen?
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  • Hey, can you come help rearrange
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  • the--" and so, he eventually
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  • just says, "Joseph, man,
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  • you can do all of this.
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  • I just wanna put you in charge.
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  • I mean, you're knocking it out,"
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  • so he just keeps giving him
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  • more and more responsibility.
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  • You know,
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  • let me ask you something.
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  • Do you grunt and groan when
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  • you're given more responsibility
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  • at work, or do you see it as
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  • an opportunity?
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  • 'Cause Joseph saw it as
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  • an opportunity,
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  • and he took the opportunity.
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  • This teaches us something,
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  • really.
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  • It says here that the Lord
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  • gave him success.
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  • If you look up the word success,
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  • that means to achieve
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  • a worthy goal.
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  • And so, the A here on how
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  • to reposition yourself
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  • and massively increase
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  • your opportunity at work
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  • is to set and achieve a goal
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  • that pleases your boss.
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  • Set and achieve a goal
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  • that pleases your boss.
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  • Not just your goal, not just
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  • something random I wanna do,
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  • 'cause you're not there to do
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  • just what you wanna do,
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  • you're there to do
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  • what your boss wants you to do.
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  • Even if you don't agree with
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  • the boss, I highly recommended
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  • you do what they want and not
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  • what you want, or you'll find
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  • yourself without a paycheck,
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  • okay.
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  • The best thing to do is to walk
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  • into the boss's office tomorrow
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  • morning and say, "Hey, you know,
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  • I just--I was studying the Bible
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  • actually, believe it or not,
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  • and a guy named Joseph, he
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  • did exactly what he was asked,
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  • and so I just figured
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  • I'd come to you to say,
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  • 'What do you need me to do?'
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  • What do I need to do to be
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  • successful in your eyes, not
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  • in my eyes, but in your eyes?"
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  • If you do this for 6 weeks
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  • straight, you will not have
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  • a problem getting a promotion.
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  • I'm telling you right now.
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  • Check out what's next here.
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  • Genesis 39, verse 4.
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  • "Potiphar put him in charge
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  • of his household,
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  • and he entrusted to his care
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  • everything he owned."
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  • So the A is to set and achieve
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  • a goal that pleases your boss,
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  • B is to be trustworthy.
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  • To be trustworthy means
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  • that you keep your word.
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  • That when they say, "Hey,
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  • will you handle this," you say,
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  • "Yes, sir.
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  • Yes, ma'am," and they know
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  • that it's done,
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  • 'cause it's in your hands.
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  • Could it be said that when
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  • someone gives you something to
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  • do, that they just automatically
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  • know it's gonna get done?
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  • Can you be counted on, right?
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  • So, this is really a big deal.
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  • It says in verse 5, "From
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  • the time he put him in charge
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  • of his household
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  • and all that he owned,
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  • the Lord blessed
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  • the household of the Egyptian
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  • because of Joseph."
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  • So, God blessed Potiphar,
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  • even though Potiphar was not
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  • a God-fearing man,
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  • just because Joseph was there.
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  • Could it be said that
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  • your business is blessed just
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  • 'cause you're there?
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  • Are you a blessing just 'cause
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  • you're on the team?
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  • Just 'cause you're on the team,
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  • the whole team's better, right?
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  • Could it be said of me
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  • just because we're there,
  • 00:07:19.120 --> 00:07:20.170
  • we have that kind of an impact?
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  • It goes on to say, "The blessing
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  • of the Lord was on everything
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  • Potiphar had, both in
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  • the house and in the field."
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  • And so, basically he ends up
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  • being on the team, but
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  • eventually he's over the team.
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  • Now, this is very important.
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  • C is this, learn to work with
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  • people so you can learn to
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  • work through people.
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  • See, at first you're on the team
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  • and if you learn to work well
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  • with the team, then eventually
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  • the team will recruit you,
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  • or someone in management will
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  • recruit you and put you
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  • over the team.
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  • But this is very,
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  • very important.
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  • The moment you're over the team,
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  • you should not treat them like
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  • you're over the team,
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  • you should treat them
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  • like you're on the team.
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  • Did you know that 85% of all
  • 00:07:53.080 --> 00:07:54.190
  • job loss happens not because you
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  • don't know how to do your job,
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  • but because you can't get
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  • along with other people?
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  • Eighty-five percent
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  • of job loss has nothing
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  • to do with your task.
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  • Isn't that crazy?
  • 00:08:03.290 --> 00:08:05.010
  • So, we've got to learn to get
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  • along well with other people.
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  • You may say, "But, I am
  • 00:08:08.210 --> 00:08:09.090
  • the boss, I don't have to listen
  • 00:08:09.090 --> 00:08:10.050
  • to them."
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  • Yeah, you do.
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  • Every boss has a boss, too.
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  • It's really a big deal.
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  • You may be the man in charge,
  • 00:08:14.290 --> 00:08:15.290
  • but if you don't do your job and
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  • understand who the boss is, then
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  • you're not gonna have customers.
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  • The customer's the boss, right?
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  • "Well, Pastor Bil,
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  • you're the pastor here.
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  • You're in charge."
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  • No, I'm not, you are,
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  • because you vote with your feet.
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  • I understand how this works.
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  • If I'm not delivering a message
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  • that's gonna really help you,
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  • and encourage you, build you up
  • 00:08:34.110 --> 00:08:35.200
  • in the Lord and bring
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  • God's truth to you, you'll
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  • find another place that will.
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  • I understand that, so
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  • hopefully I'm doing okay today.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • Can I just mention here, too,
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  • that Joseph literally changed
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  • the world and he was never
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  • the boss?
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  • Not once in his career was
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  • he in charge.
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  • He was always an employee
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  • of someone else.
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  • So, please don't think, "Well,
  • 00:08:59.260 --> 00:09:00.220
  • I gotta strike out on my own."
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  • Maybe God wants you to do that,
  • 00:09:02.030 --> 00:09:03.100
  • but maybe not.
  • 00:09:03.100 --> 00:09:04.170
  • Maybe you're supposed to be
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  • serving underneath someone else
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  • and do the best you can, and
  • 00:09:06.190 --> 00:09:08.110
  • you will literally push them up.
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  • The higher you go, the higher
  • 00:09:09.270 --> 00:09:11.240
  • your boss has to go 'cause
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  • you're pushing him up by the way
  • 00:09:12.240 --> 00:09:14.250
  • you live your life, by the way
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  • you run things, by the way
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  • you handle things.
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  • So, it's important to understand
  • 00:09:17.240 --> 00:09:18.140
  • that we have to learn to work
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  • with people and also work
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  • through people which is
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  • delegation.
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  • Then it says in verse 6,
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  • "So Potiphar left everything
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  • he had in Joseph's care.
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  • With Joseph in charge,
  • 00:09:25.070 --> 00:09:26.140
  • he did not concern himself
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  • with anything except
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  • the food he ate."
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  • His number one concern
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  • on a daily basis, Potiphar's,
  • 00:09:31.130 --> 00:09:32.030
  • because Joseph was there, was,
  • 00:09:32.030 --> 00:09:33.060
  • "Am I gonna have pizza
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  • or chicken tonight?"
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  • Man that must be nice, right?
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  • To have someone who is so good
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  • at what they do that you show up
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  • at the office and you're like,
  • 00:09:40.220 --> 00:09:41.240
  • "I don't even need to be here.
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  • Joseph's got it.
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  • I mean, what do I need to do
  • 00:09:43.290 --> 00:09:44.170
  • all day?"
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  • Right?
  • 00:09:45.110 --> 00:09:46.050
  • Which, by the way, here's
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:47.030
  • the perfect example of a CEO-COO
  • 00:09:47.030 --> 00:09:50.030
  • relationship, how it's supposed
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.020
  • to work, is that someone's
  • 00:09:51.020 --> 00:09:52.160
  • supposed to be running
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  • everything so that the head
  • 00:09:53.090 --> 00:09:54.250
  • person can then have
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:09:55.280
  • their mind in the future, and
  • 00:09:55.280 --> 00:09:57.290
  • then their world is in today.
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  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:09:59.180 --> 00:10:00.060
  • That Joseph was like,
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:01.070
  • "I got this so you can
  • 00:10:01.070 --> 00:10:02.100
  • go work on expansion.
  • 00:10:02.100 --> 00:10:03.150
  • You can go work on the
  • 00:10:03.150 --> 00:10:04.060
  • next big dream.
  • 00:10:04.060 --> 00:10:05.000
  • You can go work something--"
  • 00:10:05.000 --> 00:10:05.190
  • he says, "I got this."
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  • That's important.
  • 00:10:06.160 --> 00:10:07.020
  • So, D is this, focus on adding
  • 00:10:07.020 --> 00:10:08.290
  • value everywhere you go.
  • 00:10:09.050 --> 00:10:12.050
  • Wherever Joseph went,
  • 00:10:12.050 --> 00:10:13.030
  • things got better,
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:14.200
  • and people liked him, too.
  • 00:10:14.200 --> 00:10:15.250
  • That's important to know.
  • 00:10:15.250 --> 00:10:16.190
  • As we're about to see,
  • 00:10:16.190 --> 00:10:17.090
  • people really like him, as we're
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:19.090
  • about to see in just a moment.
  • 00:10:19.090 --> 00:10:20.100
  • Potiphar's wife
  • 00:10:20.100 --> 00:10:21.020
  • really liked him.
  • 00:10:21.020 --> 00:10:22.200
  • And so, the enemy all of
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:24.020
  • a sudden comes after Joseph
  • 00:10:24.020 --> 00:10:25.130
  • in a big way, and the enemy
  • 00:10:25.130 --> 00:10:26.250
  • always attacks us fist, morally.
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:29.150
  • That's the first way he attacks
  • 00:10:29.150 --> 00:10:31.000
  • us, then he'll attack us from
  • 00:10:31.000 --> 00:10:32.070
  • outside ways as well, as we'll
  • 00:10:32.070 --> 00:10:34.020
  • see both of these right
  • 00:10:34.020 --> 00:10:34.260
  • here in Scripture.
  • 00:10:34.260 --> 00:10:36.000
  • Check it out.
  • 00:10:36.000 --> 00:10:36.200
  • It says in verse 6, "Now Joseph
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:38.170
  • was well-built and handsome."
  • 00:10:38.170 --> 00:10:40.230
  • Now, that may seem like
  • 00:10:40.230 --> 00:10:41.200
  • a nice thing, but it's actually
  • 00:10:41.200 --> 00:10:42.150
  • a real problem for Joseph,
  • 00:10:42.150 --> 00:10:43.250
  • and I understand, I've had
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:44.160
  • this problem my whole life.
  • 00:10:44.210 --> 00:10:47.210
  • Just kidding.
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:48.100
  • Okay, check it out.
  • 00:10:48.100 --> 00:10:50.010
  • "Now Joseph
  • 00:10:50.010 --> 00:10:50.230
  • was well-built and handsome.
  • 00:10:50.230 --> 00:10:51.280
  • And after a while, his master's
  • 00:10:51.280 --> 00:10:53.060
  • wife took notice of Joseph and
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:54.240
  • said, 'Come to bed with me.'"
  • 00:10:54.240 --> 00:10:56.050
  • This is a very forward woman,
  • 00:10:56.050 --> 00:10:57.120
  • right?
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:10:58.070
  • She's like, "Hey, let's go
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:10:59.100
  • get it on right now."
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  • Verse 8, "But he refused.
  • 00:11:00.170 --> 00:11:01.290
  • 'With me in charge,' he told
  • 00:11:01.290 --> 00:11:03.000
  • her, 'My master doesn't concern
  • 00:11:03.000 --> 00:11:04.080
  • himself with anything.
  • 00:11:04.080 --> 00:11:05.090
  • Everything he owns,
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.000
  • he has entrusted to my care.'"
  • 00:11:06.000 --> 00:11:07.130
  • Now, he's not bragging to her,
  • 00:11:07.130 --> 00:11:08.220
  • he's trying to say, "Your
  • 00:11:08.220 --> 00:11:10.150
  • husband's been so good to me.
  • 00:11:10.150 --> 00:11:11.150
  • Why would I do this?"
  • 00:11:11.150 --> 00:11:13.150
  • Right, he's saying, "Why would
  • 00:11:13.150 --> 00:11:15.060
  • I be disloyal to the man
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:16.100
  • who has been so good to me?
  • 00:11:16.100 --> 00:11:18.010
  • Why would I do that?"
  • 00:11:18.010 --> 00:11:19.090
  • That's just dumb, right?
  • 00:11:19.090 --> 00:11:20.060
  • Then he says this, he says,
  • 00:11:20.060 --> 00:11:21.020
  • "Everything he owns, he's
  • 00:11:21.020 --> 00:11:22.000
  • entrusted to my care.
  • 00:11:22.000 --> 00:11:23.000
  • No one is greater in this
  • 00:11:23.000 --> 00:11:24.050
  • household than I am.
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:25.030
  • My master has withheld nothing
  • 00:11:25.030 --> 00:11:26.080
  • from me except you,
  • 00:11:26.080 --> 00:11:27.110
  • because you are his wife."
  • 00:11:27.110 --> 00:11:28.150
  • Then he reminds her,
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:29.060
  • "Oh, and by the way,
  • 00:11:29.060 --> 00:11:30.040
  • if you're gonna get it on
  • 00:11:30.040 --> 00:11:31.070
  • it should be with him, not me.
  • 00:11:31.070 --> 00:11:33.140
  • You're married to him.
  • 00:11:33.140 --> 00:11:34.170
  • Go get your freak nasty on
  • 00:11:34.170 --> 00:11:35.280
  • with him, not me."
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  • I don't actually know what
  • 00:11:38.150 --> 00:11:39.030
  • that means.
  • 00:11:39.030 --> 00:11:39.200
  • Please don't Google that,
  • 00:11:39.200 --> 00:11:40.110
  • that's probably bad.
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:43.010
  • Okay, so look at this,
  • 00:11:43.010 --> 00:11:45.090
  • this is important.
  • 00:11:45.090 --> 00:11:45.290
  • So he says what?
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:46.210
  • He says, "You're his wife."
  • 00:11:46.210 --> 00:11:48.040
  • Then he says, "How then could
  • 00:11:48.040 --> 00:11:49.040
  • I do such a wicked thing
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:49.290
  • and sin against God?"
  • 00:11:49.290 --> 00:11:51.110
  • Oh, there's the real reason,
  • 00:11:51.110 --> 00:11:52.040
  • right?
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:52.190
  • He's like, "I can't do this
  • 00:11:52.190 --> 00:11:53.070
  • against God.
  • 00:11:53.070 --> 00:11:54.050
  • God's been so good to me."
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:55.040
  • Now, this is a guy that's being
  • 00:11:55.040 --> 00:11:56.090
  • grateful towards God from
  • 00:11:56.090 --> 00:11:57.200
  • the position of being a slave.
  • 00:11:57.260 --> 00:12:00.280
  • What?
  • 00:12:00.280 --> 00:12:02.020
  • So he's thanking God for
  • 00:12:02.020 --> 00:12:04.000
  • his goodness in his life and
  • 00:12:04.000 --> 00:12:04.250
  • he doesn't even have freedom.
  • 00:12:04.250 --> 00:12:07.110
  • Does that maybe change
  • 00:12:07.110 --> 00:12:08.130
  • you and I in our perspective on
  • 00:12:08.130 --> 00:12:09.270
  • whether we're grateful or not?
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:12.090
  • I mean, can we just stop for
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:14.090
  • a moment and just say, "God,
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:15.110
  • you've been so good to me.
  • 00:12:15.280 --> 00:12:18.280
  • You've been so good to us."
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:20.280
  • Can we just honor God right now
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:22.080
  • for a moment, and just say,
  • 00:12:22.080 --> 00:12:23.070
  • "God, thank you
  • 00:12:23.070 --> 00:12:24.080
  • for your goodness."
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:26.290
  • He's so good, isn't he?
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:32.030
  • Check it out.
  • 00:12:32.030 --> 00:12:32.240
  • It says, "Day after day,
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.060
  • he refused to go to bed with her
  • 00:12:34.060 --> 00:12:35.090
  • or even be with her."
  • 00:12:35.090 --> 00:12:37.000
  • Please underline,
  • 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:37.210
  • "Even be with her."
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:38.080
  • This is important.
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:38.230
  • You wanna know how you can
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:39.100
  • overcome temptation?
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:40.030
  • Stay away from it.
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:42.040
  • So maybe you say,
  • 00:12:42.040 --> 00:12:42.250
  • "I need to change my habits.
  • 00:12:42.250 --> 00:12:43.240
  • I need to not do that anymore.
  • 00:12:43.240 --> 00:12:44.230
  • Instead of going Friday nights
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:45.220
  • with them, I'm gonna go join
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:46.220
  • a small group and go to
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:48.090
  • the Life Group on Friday night."
  • 00:12:48.090 --> 00:12:49.070
  • Here you've got an example.
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.120
  • This is Potiphar's wife.
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:51.110
  • They don't actually name her,
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:52.130
  • let's just call her Hotiphar.
  • 00:12:52.130 --> 00:12:53.230
  • Okay, so Hotiphar was the very
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:57.120
  • definition of a cougar, okay,
  • 00:12:57.120 --> 00:12:59.010
  • that's what she was.
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:00.130
  • She's all over Joseph,
  • 00:13:00.130 --> 00:13:01.280
  • literally, I mean, she's just
  • 00:13:01.280 --> 00:13:02.210
  • hunting him down, "Come on,
  • 00:13:02.210 --> 00:13:03.210
  • baby, you know you want me.
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:04.270
  • Let's do this, come on."
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:06.010
  • And so, he's like, "Oh,
  • 00:13:06.010 --> 00:13:07.170
  • you've gotta be kidding me."
  • 00:13:07.170 --> 00:13:08.060
  • She is the very definition
  • 00:13:08.060 --> 00:13:09.170
  • of what Proverbs says is called
  • 00:13:09.170 --> 00:13:10.260
  • the adulterous woman.
  • 00:13:10.260 --> 00:13:12.060
  • That's what she is.
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:13.060
  • She's the very definition.
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:13.240
  • Now, there is such a thing
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:15.010
  • as an adulterous man, too,
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.000
  • no doubt about it, okay.
  • 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:17.020
  • But, in a moment we're gonna
  • 00:13:17.020 --> 00:13:18.080
  • show you something about
  • 00:13:18.080 --> 00:13:19.060
  • Potiphar's wife, Hotiphar, that
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:22.090
  • I really believe is the case,
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.120
  • but I think that we're about to
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:24.280
  • discover that this is a trend
  • 00:13:24.280 --> 00:13:25.280
  • in her life, this is not just
  • 00:13:25.280 --> 00:13:27.010
  • a one-time thing.
  • 00:13:27.010 --> 00:13:27.260
  • I think she knows exactly
  • 00:13:27.260 --> 00:13:28.230
  • what she's doing.
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:29.180
  • Okay, and here's the thing
  • 00:13:29.180 --> 00:13:30.250
  • about her, too.
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:31.120
  • She's crazy.
  • 00:13:31.120 --> 00:13:32.140
  • And one of the ways you know you
  • 00:13:32.140 --> 00:13:33.040
  • have someone crazy is they
  • 00:13:33.040 --> 00:13:34.040
  • will try to manipulate you
  • 00:13:34.040 --> 00:13:34.290
  • emotionally.
  • 00:13:34.290 --> 00:13:36.080
  • That's how you know you have
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:37.140
  • a crazy person, okay.
  • 00:13:37.140 --> 00:13:38.080
  • You need to identify and know
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:39.250
  • they're crazy because they're
  • 00:13:39.250 --> 00:13:40.170
  • crazy enough to take you down
  • 00:13:40.170 --> 00:13:41.200
  • with 'em.
  • 00:13:41.200 --> 00:13:43.040
  • They will do that.
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.050
  • If you entrust them,
  • 00:13:44.050 --> 00:13:45.050
  • they'll take you down with 'em.
  • 00:13:45.050 --> 00:13:46.170
  • And they're whirlwind people.
  • 00:13:46.170 --> 00:13:48.020
  • You don't even have to be
  • 00:13:48.020 --> 00:13:49.050
  • involved with them directly,
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:50.060
  • but indirectly they'll hurt you.
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:52.010
  • And she is nuts as can be.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:54.110
  • She's like, "Hi, Joseph,
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.270
  • how you doin'?"
  • 00:13:55.270 --> 00:13:56.250
  • She seems all seductive,
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.020
  • and sweet, and awesome, but boy
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:13:59.230
  • does she turn that fast on him.
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:01.090
  • So, check this out, that's how
  • 00:14:01.090 --> 00:14:02.190
  • we know she's crazy as a loon.
  • 00:14:02.190 --> 00:14:03.250
  • Check it out.
  • 00:14:03.250 --> 00:14:04.140
  • This is important.
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:05.000
  • Number two, we need to make
  • 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:06.110
  • no room for compromise.
  • 00:14:06.110 --> 00:14:08.120
  • You make room for it,
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:09.060
  • you're gonna compromise.
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:10.100
  • You gotta make no room for it.
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.170
  • "Pastor Bil, how do you
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:13.080
  • overcome temptation?"
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:14.030
  • Don't go near it.
  • 00:14:14.030 --> 00:14:16.040
  • It's not 'cause I'm so strong,
  • 00:14:16.040 --> 00:14:17.120
  • it's 'cause I'm so weak.
  • 00:14:17.120 --> 00:14:18.170
  • I just stay away from it.
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:19.240
  • Just make no room for it.
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.190
  • "Oh man, it's so hard not to
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:22.010
  • look at the wrong channels,"
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:23.130
  • then don't have
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:24.040
  • the wrong channels.
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:25.010
  • "Man, it's so hard to not be,
  • 00:14:25.010 --> 00:14:25.290
  • you know, messing with
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:27.020
  • the wrong person at the bar."
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:27.290
  • Don't go to a bar.
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:30.020
  • In other words, if you're
  • 00:14:30.020 --> 00:14:30.210
  • tempted by doughnuts, don't
  • 00:14:30.210 --> 00:14:31.180
  • work at the doughnut factory.
  • 00:14:31.180 --> 00:14:32.260
  • This is not hard.
  • 00:14:32.260 --> 00:14:34.260
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:36.140
  • I mean, it's real simple.
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:38.150
  • If Mexican food is a weakness,
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:40.010
  • do not work at a tacoria,
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:41.120
  • that would be a problem.
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:43.260
  • And so, we need to
  • 00:14:43.260 --> 00:14:46.040
  • uncomplicate temptation.
  • 00:14:46.040 --> 00:14:47.130
  • Can we do that real quick?
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:48.200
  • Let's just uncomplicate it,
  • 00:14:48.200 --> 00:14:49.160
  • okay.
  • 00:14:49.160 --> 00:14:50.060
  • The fastest way to overcome
  • 00:14:50.060 --> 00:14:51.020
  • temptation is to put blocks
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:52.050
  • in your life, is to put hedges
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.030
  • of protection.
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:54.000
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:55.000
  • And so, we need to learn
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:55.280
  • to build some fences around
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:57.210
  • ourselves and keep from things.
  • 00:14:57.210 --> 00:14:59.060
  • And so, this is really
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:00.120
  • important.
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:00.280
  • Make no room for compromise.
  • 00:15:00.280 --> 00:15:01.160
  • Now, he avoids her as much as he
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:02.150
  • can, but at some point he can't
  • 00:15:02.150 --> 00:15:04.080
  • avoid her and he has to face
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:05.130
  • temptation directly.
  • 00:15:05.130 --> 00:15:06.240
  • Look at verse 11.
  • 00:15:06.240 --> 00:15:07.200
  • "One day she caught him."
  • 00:15:07.200 --> 00:15:09.190
  • She literally grabbed him.
  • 00:15:09.190 --> 00:15:11.020
  • I can only imagine where she
  • 00:15:11.020 --> 00:15:11.230
  • grabbed, I don't wanna know.
  • 00:15:11.230 --> 00:15:13.250
  • "She caught him by his cloak and
  • 00:15:13.250 --> 00:15:15.020
  • said, 'Come to bed with me,' but
  • 00:15:15.020 --> 00:15:16.110
  • he left his cloak in her hand
  • 00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:17.190
  • and ran out of the house.
  • 00:15:17.190 --> 00:15:18.180
  • When she saw that she had his
  • 00:15:18.180 --> 00:15:19.220
  • cloak in her hand and that
  • 00:15:19.220 --> 00:15:21.090
  • he had run out of the house, she
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:22.030
  • called her household servants.
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:23.020
  • 'Look, this Hebrew,'"
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:24.130
  • that makes me so mad when
  • 00:15:24.130 --> 00:15:25.190
  • I see that, by the way.
  • 00:15:25.190 --> 00:15:26.180
  • Oh, that makes me mad.
  • 00:15:26.180 --> 00:15:27.230
  • You gotta understand
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:28.140
  • the context of this.
  • 00:15:28.140 --> 00:15:29.050
  • "Look at this Hebrew."
  • 00:15:29.050 --> 00:15:30.150
  • You know, there's no mention of
  • 00:15:30.150 --> 00:15:32.150
  • his race before, and suddenly
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:35.270
  • she doesn't get what she wants
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.020
  • and all of a sudden now
  • 00:15:37.020 --> 00:15:38.240
  • he's a Hebrew.
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.110
  • So frustrating.
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:41.260
  • This is such the world
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:42.170
  • we live in today.
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:43.090
  • There is real racism.
  • 00:15:43.090 --> 00:15:44.210
  • I will openly acknowledge it.
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:46.170
  • There is real racism, but
  • 00:15:46.170 --> 00:15:47.160
  • there's also people who use
  • 00:15:47.160 --> 00:15:49.080
  • this for their agenda, and
  • 00:15:49.080 --> 00:15:51.260
  • that's where I--at this moment,
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:53.110
  • this is a bunch of garbage.
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:55.100
  • This makes me so mad,
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:56.060
  • 'cause she all of a sudden,
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:56.290
  • "Look at this Hebrew.
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:57.210
  • He doesn't speak our language,
  • 00:15:57.210 --> 00:15:58.240
  • he doesn't look like us,
  • 00:15:58.240 --> 00:15:59.180
  • he doesn't act like us."
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:01.220
  • You know what's funny?
  • 00:16:01.220 --> 00:16:02.160
  • You were all cool with me when
  • 00:16:02.160 --> 00:16:03.120
  • I was cleaning your backyard.
  • 00:16:03.120 --> 00:16:05.250
  • You were all cool with me when
  • 00:16:05.250 --> 00:16:06.140
  • I was taking care of your house,
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:07.130
  • but all of a sudden you don't
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:08.050
  • like me 'cause you didn't get
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:08.240
  • what you want, and all of
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:09.180
  • a sudden you throw that out.
  • 00:16:09.180 --> 00:16:10.120
  • Very frustrating, right?
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:11.080
  • So now, all of a sudden,
  • 00:16:11.080 --> 00:16:12.000
  • it's bad to be Hebrew.
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:12.260
  • It wasn't bad before,
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:13.280
  • now it's bad.
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:14.280
  • Look what happens next.
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:15.210
  • "Look, this Hebrew has been
  • 00:16:15.210 --> 00:16:16.230
  • brought to us to make sport of
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:18.140
  • us."
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:19.050
  • Now he's trying to include
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:20.010
  • everyone in, like, "Look what
  • 00:16:20.010 --> 00:16:21.060
  • he's done to us," like,
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:22.180
  • I'm pretty sure it was only
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:23.120
  • the two of you, but
  • 00:16:23.120 --> 00:16:25.010
  • she's trying to build her case.
  • 00:16:25.010 --> 00:16:26.060
  • Then she says this, "He came
  • 00:16:26.060 --> 00:16:27.150
  • in here to sleep with me,
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:28.120
  • but I screamed.
  • 00:16:28.120 --> 00:16:29.110
  • When he heard me scream for
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:30.060
  • help, he left his cloak beside
  • 00:16:30.060 --> 00:16:31.200
  • me and ran out of the house."
  • 00:16:31.200 --> 00:16:33.000
  • So basically, she jumps on him.
  • 00:16:33.000 --> 00:16:33.210
  • I can only imagine what
  • 00:16:33.210 --> 00:16:34.180
  • that looked like, something
  • 00:16:34.180 --> 00:16:35.070
  • on late-night HBO, right?
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:37.080
  • She jumps on him, okay,
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:39.060
  • and he immediately is like,
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:40.040
  • "You can have the shirt, but
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:41.100
  • you're not gonna have me."
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:42.100
  • So he, like, runs out of there
  • 00:16:42.100 --> 00:16:43.160
  • as fast as he can.
  • 00:16:43.160 --> 00:16:44.090
  • Here's my clothes, my cloak,
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:45.040
  • I'm outa here, right?
  • 00:16:45.040 --> 00:16:46.000
  • You can take that, but I'm gone.
  • 00:16:46.000 --> 00:16:46.220
  • So, she's grabbing a hold of him
  • 00:16:46.220 --> 00:16:48.070
  • and he strips of the shirt
  • 00:16:48.070 --> 00:16:49.290
  • and runs, right?
  • 00:16:49.290 --> 00:16:50.270
  • And so, she holds it,
  • 00:16:50.270 --> 00:16:51.290
  • and she realizes it now.
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:52.180
  • Isn't it amazing how fast she
  • 00:16:52.180 --> 00:16:53.150
  • goes, "Oh, I love you, baby.
  • 00:16:53.150 --> 00:16:55.020
  • Oh, it's just gonna be me
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:56.030
  • and you."
  • 00:16:56.030 --> 00:16:56.180
  • All of a sudden,
  • 00:16:56.180 --> 00:16:57.030
  • "You tried
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:57.180
  • to rape me."
  • 00:16:57.180 --> 00:16:58.260
  • Psycho.
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:02.280
  • What?
  • 00:17:02.280 --> 00:17:04.030
  • I'm trying to--if anyone's
  • 00:17:04.030 --> 00:17:04.260
  • trying to rape anybody, it was
  • 00:17:04.260 --> 00:17:06.070
  • you trying to rape me, right?
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:07.200
  • He's like, "Get away from me."
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:09.040
  • He's, like, trying to push
  • 00:17:09.040 --> 00:17:09.280
  • her away and she is getting
  • 00:17:09.280 --> 00:17:12.010
  • her freak on, and
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:12.280
  • he is running as fast as he can.
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:14.230
  • You know, at this point I don't
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:15.210
  • wanna say stop talking and start
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:16.220
  • doing, I wanna say stop
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:18.070
  • taking and start running, right?
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:20.280
  • Get out of there as fast
  • 00:17:20.280 --> 00:17:21.160
  • as you can.
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.080
  • And so, she is so crazy that she
  • 00:17:22.080 --> 00:17:23.190
  • shifts gears on him and she's
  • 00:17:23.190 --> 00:17:25.100
  • like, "Oh, I love you, baby,
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:26.270
  • I love you," all of a sudden
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:27.220
  • she turns on him
  • 00:17:27.220 --> 00:17:28.160
  • and calls for her husband,
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:29.200
  • and calls for him to come in.
  • 00:17:29.200 --> 00:17:30.180
  • "He tried to rape me."
  • 00:17:30.180 --> 00:17:31.220
  • And this is what happens.
  • 00:17:31.220 --> 00:17:32.170
  • I've seen this so many times,
  • 00:17:32.170 --> 00:17:34.180
  • guys, in people as a pastor.
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:35.200
  • I unfortunately get to kind of
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:36.280
  • be in the inside of a lot of
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:37.250
  • junk, and I see this
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:39.140
  • all the time about the girl
  • 00:17:39.140 --> 00:17:40.220
  • at the office that was
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:41.260
  • so enticing and sweet.
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:42.280
  • Next thing you know,
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:43.180
  • you start messin' around.
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:44.200
  • Guess what?
  • 00:17:44.200 --> 00:17:45.060
  • She's calling your boss,
  • 00:17:45.060 --> 00:17:46.050
  • you've lost your job, and
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:47.040
  • she was the one enticing you.
  • 00:17:47.040 --> 00:17:48.230
  • It's crazy.
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:49.230
  • I've see it with guys, too.
  • 00:17:49.230 --> 00:17:50.260
  • Guys are all, "Oh baby, I love
  • 00:17:50.260 --> 00:17:52.050
  • you forever," and all of
  • 00:17:52.050 --> 00:17:53.070
  • a sudden he what he wants,
  • 00:17:53.070 --> 00:17:53.290
  • bam, he's out of there.
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:54.250
  • Craziness, total manipulation.
  • 00:17:54.250 --> 00:17:56.290
  • She goes from, "I love you,
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.130
  • baby," to "I'm gonna accuse you
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:17:59.190
  • of rape," and I'm tellin' you,
  • 00:17:59.190 --> 00:18:01.090
  • 0-60 in 0.2 seconds.
  • 00:18:01.090 --> 00:18:03.120
  • Now, here's the--let me
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:04.040
  • just say this real quick, too.
  • 00:18:04.040 --> 00:18:04.280
  • Maybe your temptation is not
  • 00:18:04.280 --> 00:18:06.010
  • moral, maybe your temptation is
  • 00:18:06.010 --> 00:18:08.100
  • you're tempted to stay bitter at
  • 00:18:08.100 --> 00:18:10.100
  • someone, to not forgive someone.
  • 00:18:10.100 --> 00:18:12.120
  • Maybe your temptation is gossip.
  • 00:18:12.120 --> 00:18:14.150
  • So, everyone has a different
  • 00:18:14.150 --> 00:18:15.150
  • form of temptation, and ladies,
  • 00:18:15.150 --> 00:18:16.270
  • before you elbow your husbands
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:18.230
  • or your boyfriend, before you
  • 00:18:18.230 --> 00:18:20.120
  • do that and say, "Yeah, you need
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:21.090
  • to be careful with
  • 00:18:21.090 --> 00:18:22.040
  • this kind of woman."
  • 00:18:22.040 --> 00:18:22.190
  • Hold on, ladies,
  • 00:18:22.190 --> 00:18:23.120
  • let me just say this.
  • 00:18:23.120 --> 00:18:24.230
  • Women fall into adultery, too,
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:26.240
  • they just fall into it
  • 00:18:26.240 --> 00:18:27.200
  • relationally.
  • 00:18:27.200 --> 00:18:29.070
  • This is when you're at
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:30.030
  • the office and you're
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:30.280
  • complaining about your husband
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:31.170
  • to another man.
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:33.040
  • That's just--can I tell you
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:33.240
  • what that is?
  • 00:18:33.240 --> 00:18:34.100
  • That's stupid.
  • 00:18:34.100 --> 00:18:35.130
  • You're setting yourself up
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:36.220
  • for a fall.
  • 00:18:36.220 --> 00:18:37.200
  • You're beginning to lean on
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:38.170
  • someone else emotionally
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:39.120
  • rather than your husband.
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:40.050
  • And you say, "But
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:41.010
  • my best friend, you know,
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:41.290
  • is another guy.
  • 00:18:41.290 --> 00:18:43.110
  • And we've been best friends
  • 00:18:43.110 --> 00:18:43.290
  • for a long time.
  • 00:18:43.290 --> 00:18:44.250
  • My husband already knew about
  • 00:18:44.250 --> 00:18:45.170
  • him before we ever even met."
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:46.200
  • No, there's no grandfathering
  • 00:18:46.200 --> 00:18:47.090
  • this in.
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:48.100
  • The moment you fell in love with
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:49.290
  • your husband is the moment that
  • 00:18:49.290 --> 00:18:50.290
  • your best friend that's a man
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:53.000
  • is no longer your best friend.
  • 00:18:53.000 --> 00:18:54.230
  • There's no grandfathering
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:55.230
  • that in.
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:18:56.150
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:18:56.150 --> 00:18:58.290
  • I'm dropping truth on you.
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:02.010
  • That's a big deal.
  • 00:19:02.010 --> 00:19:03.180
  • Same goes for you, guys, you're
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:04.210
  • not gonna have a best friend
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:05.140
  • of the opposite sex.
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:06.110
  • Not gonna happen, 'cause it
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:07.150
  • doesn't work like that, okay.
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:09.000
  • When you get married,
  • 00:19:09.000 --> 00:19:10.050
  • that's your best friend.
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:12.010
  • That's how that works.
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.060
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:19:13.060 --> 00:19:14.070
  • It's a really big deal.
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:14.280
  • So, women will fall typically
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:16.000
  • relationally, start to lean on
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:17.270
  • another guy, that kind of thing,
  • 00:19:17.270 --> 00:19:18.280
  • and men are visual, ladies,
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:20.220
  • and so it's a big deal.
  • 00:19:20.220 --> 00:19:21.280
  • And so what men see, they want.
  • 00:19:21.280 --> 00:19:24.070
  • And so you have to be real
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:25.210
  • careful with that, with what you
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:26.240
  • allow your eyes to see, guys.
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:28.020
  • It's really a big deal.
  • 00:19:28.020 --> 00:19:29.110
  • But let me just say this real
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:30.130
  • quick, too, to the men if I can.
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:31.180
  • I just wanna take a moment
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:32.170
  • on this, 'cause this is
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:33.130
  • a big problem.
  • 00:19:33.130 --> 00:19:34.010
  • I see this all the time.
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:34.220
  • I talk to a lot of guys, and
  • 00:19:34.220 --> 00:19:35.180
  • I wanna be real vulnerable
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:36.220
  • right now, if that's okay, and
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:37.200
  • just share some stuff, okay.
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:38.240
  • This is a big deal, okay.
  • 00:19:38.240 --> 00:19:39.260
  • So, I'm tempted like anyone
  • 00:19:39.260 --> 00:19:40.180
  • else, too, but let me tell you
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:41.230
  • something, men.
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:43.110
  • Champions have to win
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:45.290
  • on the road.
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:47.110
  • Are you a different guy when
  • 00:19:47.110 --> 00:19:49.240
  • you're out of town than you are
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:51.240
  • when you're in town?
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:53.130
  • It's a big deal.
  • 00:19:53.130 --> 00:19:55.110
  • So, you have to choose and make
  • 00:19:55.110 --> 00:19:57.260
  • some habits that when you travel
  • 00:19:57.260 --> 00:19:59.050
  • that you do things
  • 00:19:59.050 --> 00:20:00.170
  • to protect yourself.
  • 00:20:00.170 --> 00:20:01.270
  • So, there's a couple simple
  • 00:20:01.270 --> 00:20:02.170
  • things I do.
  • 00:20:02.170 --> 00:20:03.090
  • This may be too practical for
  • 00:20:03.090 --> 00:20:04.170
  • you, and you may thing, "Man, I
  • 00:20:04.170 --> 00:20:05.140
  • don't have this problem at all."
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:06.040
  • Great, awesome, but the average
  • 00:20:06.040 --> 00:20:07.200
  • guy does face this, okay.
  • 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:09.070
  • So, this last year I was
  • 00:20:09.070 --> 00:20:10.220
  • traveling up to Canada,
  • 00:20:10.220 --> 00:20:11.240
  • I was doing a TV show up there,
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.040
  • and I went up there, did
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:14.090
  • the interview, it was great,
  • 00:20:14.090 --> 00:20:15.090
  • and afterwards I had all night.
  • 00:20:15.090 --> 00:20:16.140
  • I was like,
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:17.090
  • bored out of my mind.
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:18.040
  • I'm like, "Man, I'm just
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.070
  • sittin' around in a hotel
  • 00:20:19.070 --> 00:20:20.070
  • in another country."
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:21.260
  • It doesn't feel like another
  • 00:20:21.260 --> 00:20:22.190
  • country, but it is.
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:23.150
  • And so, I'm up there, and I'm
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:24.170
  • like, "I don't know anyone here,
  • 00:20:24.170 --> 00:20:25.140
  • what am I gonna do," right?
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:26.120
  • And so, you know what I did?
  • 00:20:26.120 --> 00:20:28.000
  • I went into my room, they had
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:29.200
  • a real nice hotel room for me,
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:31.030
  • it was real nice.
  • 00:20:31.030 --> 00:20:32.010
  • And so, I walked in, and I took
  • 00:20:32.010 --> 00:20:33.090
  • my little Beats, I got one of
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:35.000
  • those little speakers, and
  • 00:20:35.000 --> 00:20:36.060
  • I plugged into my phone, and
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:37.150
  • I turned on some praise music,
  • 00:20:37.150 --> 00:20:39.000
  • and then I left for about an
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:40.170
  • hour and went and got something
  • 00:20:40.170 --> 00:20:41.190
  • to eat and I came back,
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:42.230
  • and I let that praise music
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:43.180
  • fill the atmosphere of
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:44.210
  • my room with the presence of God
  • 00:20:44.210 --> 00:20:45.230
  • for about an hour.
  • 00:20:45.230 --> 00:20:47.250
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:20:47.250 --> 00:20:49.120
  • And I come in, and I hear that
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:50.190
  • praise music, and I'm like,
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:51.160
  • "God, I thank you that you're
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:52.050
  • here.
  • 00:20:52.050 --> 00:20:53.110
  • Your presence is here and
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:54.080
  • I'm gonna honor you tonight."
  • 00:20:54.080 --> 00:20:56.040
  • And then, guess what else I did?
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:56.280
  • I didn't turn on the TV, 'cause
  • 00:20:56.280 --> 00:20:57.260
  • I know you say, "Oh come in,
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:20:58.190
  • it's just TV."
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:20:59.160
  • No, it's not just TV, you know
  • 00:20:59.160 --> 00:21:00.230
  • what's on that television.
  • 00:21:00.230 --> 00:21:02.130
  • And men, we're visual.
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.030
  • Don't kid yourself,
  • 00:21:04.030 --> 00:21:05.090
  • don't lie to yourself and say,
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:06.060
  • "Oh, I'll be fine."
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:07.050
  • Were you fine last time?
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:09.000
  • Let's just not mess with it.
  • 00:21:09.000 --> 00:21:10.250
  • Now I know guys that actually
  • 00:21:10.250 --> 00:21:12.200
  • put the towel over the TV and
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:13.240
  • say, "I'm just not gonna turn
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:14.210
  • that on,
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:15.240
  • I'm just gonna avoid it."
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:16.240
  • And take your workout clothes.
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:18.000
  • Go work out.
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:19.060
  • You know, spend some more time
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:20.190
  • on work.
  • 00:21:20.190 --> 00:21:21.130
  • You know, when my wife
  • 00:21:21.130 --> 00:21:22.210
  • leaves town for some event
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:23.230
  • or something,
  • 00:21:23.230 --> 00:21:24.130
  • I become a workaholic.
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:25.170
  • You know why?
  • 00:21:25.170 --> 00:21:26.080
  • It's not bad then,
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:27.080
  • 'cause she's not there.
  • 00:21:27.080 --> 00:21:28.120
  • It's oaky, I just
  • 00:21:28.120 --> 00:21:29.050
  • work my way into the night.
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:30.170
  • I make sure the kids are good,
  • 00:21:30.170 --> 00:21:31.190
  • put them to bed, and then
  • 00:21:31.190 --> 00:21:32.130
  • just work all night.
  • 00:21:32.130 --> 00:21:33.040
  • And it's good, it's a great time
  • 00:21:33.040 --> 00:21:34.160
  • to accomplish more stuff, but
  • 00:21:34.160 --> 00:21:35.150
  • you've gotta have a set pattern.
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:37.200
  • If you don't, don't let
  • 00:21:37.200 --> 00:21:39.140
  • the pattern--don't let
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:40.230
  • bad habits pick what you do,
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:42.120
  • you pick what you do.
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:43.220
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:21:43.220 --> 00:21:45.180
  • Win on the road.
  • 00:21:45.180 --> 00:21:47.080
  • You can do it.
  • 00:21:47.080 --> 00:21:48.150
  • You can overcome temptation.
  • 00:21:48.150 --> 00:21:50.030
  • It's a big deal.
  • 00:21:50.070 --> 00:21:53.070
  • I wanna say this real quick,
  • 00:21:53.070 --> 00:21:53.250
  • too, before we go any further.
  • 00:21:53.250 --> 00:21:54.170
  • 1 John 1:9 says that if you
  • 00:21:54.170 --> 00:21:56.050
  • confess your sin, he is faithful
  • 00:21:56.050 --> 00:21:58.270
  • and just, and will forgive you
  • 00:21:58.270 --> 00:21:59.220
  • of all unrighteousness.
  • 00:21:59.220 --> 00:22:01.150
  • And so, I just wanna encourage
  • 00:22:01.150 --> 00:22:02.080
  • you today, don't feel beat up
  • 00:22:02.080 --> 00:22:03.160
  • right now from what I just said.
  • 00:22:03.160 --> 00:22:04.250
  • Let today be a new beginning
  • 00:22:04.250 --> 00:22:06.270
  • for you.
  • 00:22:06.270 --> 00:22:08.160
  • Let God's grace sweep over you
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:10.060
  • to know we're not trying--God's
  • 00:22:10.060 --> 00:22:12.070
  • not pointing his finger at your
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:13.060
  • like this, he's pointing
  • 00:22:13.060 --> 00:22:14.050
  • his finger to you like this,
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:14.260
  • saying, "Come here.
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:15.160
  • I love you.
  • 00:22:15.160 --> 00:22:16.090
  • You're forgiven.
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:17.110
  • This is a new start
  • 00:22:17.110 --> 00:22:18.130
  • for you today."
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:19.020
  • Would you let today be a mile
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:20.130
  • marker that says today I've been
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:21.230
  • forgiven in Christ and I renew
  • 00:22:21.230 --> 00:22:23.250
  • my commitment to him, and
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:25.060
  • I'm gonna not feel guilt
  • 00:22:25.060 --> 00:22:26.170
  • and shame for the past anymore.
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:27.280
  • Today is a new day.
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:29.080
  • I'm gonna walk outa here
  • 00:22:29.080 --> 00:22:30.020
  • a lighter person because I left
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:32.050
  • my sin at the altar.
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:34.170
  • Isn't that good?
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:35.140
  • Can we just give God a hand
  • 00:22:35.140 --> 00:22:36.080
  • for his grace, his mercy,
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:38.280
  • his forgiveness?
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:42.100
  • You're forgiven.
  • 00:22:42.100 --> 00:22:44.120
  • Look what happens next
  • 00:22:44.120 --> 00:22:45.050
  • in Scripture, verse 16.
  • 00:22:45.050 --> 00:22:46.250
  • Now, it doesn't go better,
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:47.260
  • it gets a little worse.
  • 00:22:47.260 --> 00:22:48.220
  • Check it out.
  • 00:22:48.220 --> 00:22:49.140
  • "That Hebrew slave you brought
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:50.250
  • us came to me
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:51.230
  • to make sport of me."
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:52.270
  • She's now talking to
  • 00:22:52.270 --> 00:22:53.160
  • her husband.
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:54.110
  • So he comes home all mad, right,
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:55.080
  • when he finds out
  • 00:22:55.080 --> 00:22:56.040
  • what's going on.
  • 00:22:56.040 --> 00:22:56.230
  • "But as soon as I screamed for
  • 00:22:56.230 --> 00:22:57.140
  • help, he left his cloak beside
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:22:58.210
  • me and ran out of the house.
  • 00:22:58.210 --> 00:22:59.210
  • Potiphar burned with anger and
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:01.270
  • took him and put him in prison,
  • 00:23:01.270 --> 00:23:02.250
  • the place where the king's
  • 00:23:02.250 --> 00:23:03.220
  • prisoners were confined."
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:05.010
  • Please write this down,
  • 00:23:05.010 --> 00:23:05.210
  • number four, again, forced exits
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:08.040
  • are God simply repositioning you
  • 00:23:08.040 --> 00:23:09.240
  • for greatness.
  • 00:23:09.240 --> 00:23:11.100
  • That, by the way, is the same
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:11.290
  • point from last week, 'cause
  • 00:23:11.290 --> 00:23:13.060
  • a forced exit took him to Egypt,
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:15.110
  • now a forced exit takes him from
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:16.150
  • Egypt to the palace, 'cause did
  • 00:23:16.150 --> 00:23:18.060
  • you know that the prison, in
  • 00:23:18.060 --> 00:23:19.200
  • all the Middle East, the prison
  • 00:23:19.200 --> 00:23:21.020
  • was underneath the palace.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:23.140
  • I don't know if you knew that.
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:24.120
  • So actually, he's in prison,
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:26.050
  • but he's closer than ever to his
  • 00:23:26.050 --> 00:23:28.000
  • destiny to work in the palace,
  • 00:23:28.000 --> 00:23:30.110
  • okay.
  • 00:23:30.110 --> 00:23:30.270
  • Now, this is important,
  • 00:23:30.270 --> 00:23:31.190
  • by the way, because if you don't
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:32.100
  • overcome your moral issue,
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:34.150
  • it will stop you from
  • 00:23:34.150 --> 00:23:36.020
  • getting to the palace.
  • 00:23:36.020 --> 00:23:38.130
  • So, now he gets repositioned
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  • and now he's literally
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  • going to prison for something
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  • he did not do.
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  • More on that next week.
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  • Don't let that frustrate you,
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  • thinking he honored God,
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  • he overcame temptation,
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  • and he still goes to prison?
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  • Yes, but when you're doing
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  • everything right and you still
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  • get wrong delivered to you,
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  • that's because Satan tried to
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  • attack you with your inner life
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  • and you overcame it
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  • so all he has left to do now
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  • is attack you with lies.
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  • This is why great leaders always
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  • get attacked with lies, 'cause
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  • they overcome the inner life
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  • and the only way the devil
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  • can get at you is outter lies.
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  • This is why, Jesus, he didn't
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  • go to the cross because he did
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  • anything, he went to the cross
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  • because they lied about him,
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  • right?
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  • He didn't do anything wrong.
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  • In the same way, we see this
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  • happening here, that basically
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  • Joseph doesn't do anything
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  • wrong, but yet he gets lied on,
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  • he gets lied about,
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  • now he ends up in prison.
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  • This is really important to
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  • understand this, though, okay.
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  • Check this out.
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  • He starts off way outside of
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  • where Egypt is, the power center
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  • where he's supposed to be
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  • for his future.
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  • Let's just say the other side of
  • 00:24:41.110 --> 00:24:42.150
  • the stage represents the palace.
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  • He's here, he has a dream,
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  • he wants to honor God,
  • 00:24:46.140 --> 00:24:47.120
  • he's betrayed, and they threw
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  • him into slavery, now he ends up
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  • in Egypt, in Potiphar's home.
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  • This is horrible, it seems to
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  • him from his perspective, but
  • 00:24:54.250 --> 00:24:56.020
  • what he doesn't realize is he's
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:57.020
  • closer than ever to his destiny.
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  • He honors God, he does the right
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  • thing, they lie about him,
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  • now he's thrown into prison
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  • right underneath the palace.
  • 00:25:04.100 --> 00:25:07.070
  • Now he is actually in the place
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  • of his destiny, but
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  • he's not in the right position.
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  • You will always end up
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  • in the wrong position
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  • in the right place first.
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  • If you will honor God in
  • 00:25:15.000 --> 00:25:15.270
  • the wrong position, he will then
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  • give you the right position.
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  • Oh, I'm excited, man.
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  • Love this.
  • 00:25:23.270 --> 00:25:26.270
  • I'm gonna go buy my own tape.
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:28.080
  • I'm excited.
  • 00:25:28.080 --> 00:25:30.010
  • I wanna encourage you.
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  • God has a word for you, and I
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  • really believe he's trying to
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:33.250
  • help you understand he's not
  • 00:25:33.250 --> 00:25:35.100
  • trying to hurt you with your
  • 00:25:35.100 --> 00:25:36.200
  • repositioning, he's trying to
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  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
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  • watching the program today.
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  • I've got a question for you.
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  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:51.150 --> 00:25:52.250
  • to be your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:25:52.250 --> 00:25:54.100
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:25:54.100 --> 00:25:56.040
  • that guarantees that you will
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  • go to heaven because
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:59.010
  • you know Jesus?
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  • Would you pray this prayer with
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  • me right now?
  • 00:26:01.190 --> 00:26:02.190
  • You can just say this out loud.
  • 00:26:02.190 --> 00:26:03.160
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:26:03.160 --> 00:26:04.210
  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • for me to pay the price for
  • 00:26:08.140 --> 00:26:09.270
  • my sins and I believe
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  • you rose again.
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  • Please come into my heart,
  • 00:26:12.140 --> 00:26:13.250
  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • ever wondered what God says
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  • controversial subjects?
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  • - Bil: God has too many great
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  • plans for your life for you to
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  • Christ has a purpose for you.
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  • There is goodness in your life.
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  • There's so much to do.
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