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September 23, 2019
27:30

Joel Osteen

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S
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  • ALWAYS A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • HOMES. AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN
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  • OUR AREA PLEASE STOP BY AND BE
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  • A PART OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • BUT THANKS SO MUCH FOR TUNING
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  • IN. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING
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  • OUT TODAY. I LIKE TO START
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  • WITH SOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THESE TWO
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  • FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYERS.
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  • THEY WERE DISCUSSING WHETHER OR
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  • NOT THERE WOULD BE BASEBALL UP
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  • IN HEAVEN. THEY MADE AN
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  • AGREEMENT THAT WHOEVER DIED
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  • FIRST WOULD COME BACK AND TELL
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  • THE OTHER ONE IF THERE WAS
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  • INDEED BASEBALL IN HEAVEN.
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  • A FEW MONTHS LATER ONE OF THE
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  • PLAYERS DIED AND JUST LIKE HE
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  • PROMISED HE CAME BACK.
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  • HE SAID TO HIS FRIEND, "I'VE GOT
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  • GOOD NEWS AND I'VE GOT BAD NEWS.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS
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  • BASEBALL UP IN HEAVEN.
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  • THE BAD NEWS IS YOU'RE SCHEDULED
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  • TO PITCH NEXT THURSDAY."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT RUNNING YOUR RACE.
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  • IN LIFE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE
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  • PEOPLE THAT TRY TO SQUEEZE YOU
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  • INTO THEIR MOLD, PEOPLE THAT TRY
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  • TO PRESSURE YOU INTO BEING WHO
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  • THEY WANT YOU TO BE.
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  • THEY MAY BE GOOD PEOPLE.
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  • THEY MAY MEAN WELL.
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  • BUT THE PROBLEM IS THEY DIDN'T
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  • BREATHE LIFE INTO YOU.
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  • THEY DIDN'T EQUIP YOU,
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  • EMPOWER YOU, ANOINT YOU;
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  • ALMIGHTY GOD DID.
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  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME WHO
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  • GOD CREATED YOU TO BE YOU HAVE
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  • TO HAVE A BOLDNESS.
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  • YOU CAN'T BE INSECURE AND WORRY
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  • ABOUT WHAT EVERYBODY THINKS.
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  • IF YOU CHANGE WITH EVERY
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  • CRITICISM, YOU PLAY UP TO PEOPLE
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  • TO TRY TO WIN THEIR FAVOR, THEN
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  • YOU'LL GO THROUGH LIFE BEING
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  • MANIPULATED, LETTING PEOPLE
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  • SQUEEZE YOU INTO THEIR BOX.
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  • YOU HAVE TO REALIZE YOU CAN'T
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  • KEEP EVERY PERSON HAPPY.
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  • YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE
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  • LIKE YOU. YOU'LL NEVER WIN OVER
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  • ALL OF YOUR CRITICS.
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  • EVEN IF YOU CHANGED AND DID
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  • EXACTLY WHAT THEY ASKED THEY
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  • WOULD STILL FIND FAULT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT REALLY FREE UNTIL
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  • YOU'RE FREE FROM TRYING TO
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  • PLEASE EVERYBODY.
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  • YOU'RE KIND.
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  • YOU'RE RESPECTFUL. BUT YOU'RE
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  • NOT LIVING TO PLEASE PEOPLE.
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  • YOU'RE LIVING TO PLEASE GOD.
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  • WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING
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  • YOU SHOULD SEARCH YOUR HEART AND
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  • IF YOU'RE DOING TO THE BEST OF
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  • YOUR ABILITY WHAT YOU KNOW GOD
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  • WANTS YOU TO DO THEN YOU DON'T
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  • HAVE TO LOOK TO THE LEFT
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  • NOR TO THE RIGHT.
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  • JUST STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS.
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  • IF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU,
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  • THAT'S OKAY.
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  • IF YOU LOSE SOME FRIENDS BECAUSE
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  • YOU WOULDN'T LET THEM
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  • CONTROL YOU, THEY WEREN'T
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  • TRUE FRIENDS ANYWAY.
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  • YOU'RE BETTER OFF WITHOUT THEM.
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  • IF PEOPLE START TALKING
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  • CRITICAL, JEALOUS, TRYING TO
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  • MAKE YOU LOOK BAD, DON'T LET
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  • THAT CHANGE YOU. YOU DON'T NEED
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  • THEIR APPROVAL. YOU HAVE
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  • ALMIGHTY GOD'S APPROVAL.
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  • SOME OF YOU WOULD GO TO A NEW
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  • LEVEL IF YOU WOULD GET FREE FROM
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  • WHAT EVERYBODY THINKS AND
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  • START BEING TRUE TO WHO
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  • GOD MADE YOU TO BE.
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  • WE SPEND TOO MUCH TIME TRYING TO
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  • IMPRESS PEOPLE, TRYING TO GAIN
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  • THEIR APPROVAL, WONDERING WHAT
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO THINK,
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  • "IF I TAKE THIS JOB,
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  • IF I WEAR MY HAIR THIS WAY, IF
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  • I MOVE INTO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD."
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  • WE MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THESE
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  • SUPERFICIAL THINGS.
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  • I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY,
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  • "AT 20 YEARS OLD WE WONDER WHAT
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  • EVERYBODY THINKS ABOUT US.
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  • AT 40 YEARS OLD WE DON'T CARE
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  • WHAT ANYBODY THINKS ABOUT US.
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  • AT 60 YEARS OLD WE REALIZE
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  • NOBODY WAS THINKING ABOUT US."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • I READ A REPORT FROM A NURSE
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  • THAT TAKES CARE OF PEOPLE
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  • THAT ARE CLOSE TO DEATH.
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  • SHE ASKED HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS
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  • IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS OF THEIR
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  • LIFE WHAT THEIR BIGGEST REGRET
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  • WAS. THE NUMBER ONE REGRET WAS,
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  • "I WISH I HAD BEEN TRUE
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  • TO WHO I WAS AND NOT
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  • JUST LIVED TO MEET THE
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  • EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS."
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE TODAY ARE NOT
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  • BEING TRUE TO WHO THEY ARE
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  • BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THEY'RE
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  • GOING TO DISAPPOINT SOMEBODY?
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  • THEY'RE AFRAID THEY MAY FALL OUT
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  • OF THEIR GOOD GRACE.
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  • THEY MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED IN A
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  • CERTAIN GROUP.
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  • I SAY THIS RESPECTFULLY BUT YOU
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  • CANNOT LIVE TRYING TO BE WHO
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  • YOUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO BE, OR
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  • YOUR BOSS WANTS YOU TO BE, OR
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  • YOUR FRIENDS WANT YOU TO BE.
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  • YOU'VE GOT TO STAY TRUE TO WHO
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  • GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE.
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  • WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO BE WITH
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  • THE LORD I HAD TO ACCEPT THE
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  • FACT THAT GOD'S PURPOSE FOR MY
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  • LIFE WAS NOT THE SAME
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  • PURPOSE AS MY FATHER'S.
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  • HIS CALLING WAS TO HELP BRING
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  • DOWN THE DENOMINATIONAL WALLS
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  • AND LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE
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  • FULLNESS OF THE SPIRIT.
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  • WHEN I TOOK OVER I FELT
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  • PRESSURED TO BE LIKE MY FATHER,
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  • TO FIT INTO THAT MOLD.
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  • I THOUGHT I HAD TO MINISTER LIKE
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  • HIM, RUN THE CHURCH LIKE HIM AND
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  • GO DOWN THAT SAME PATH.
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  • BUT WHEN I SEARCHED MY HEART I
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  • KNEW MY CALLING WAS TO PLANT A
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  • SEED OF HOPE, TO ENCOURAGE
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  • PEOPLE, TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT
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  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
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  • AT FIRST, IT WAS DIFFICULT
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  • BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE HAD BEEN IN
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  • THE CHURCH FOR 40 YEARS.
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  • I THOUGHT,
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  • "I CAN'T BE ANYTHING DIFFERENT.
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  • WHAT WOULD THEY THINK?
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  • THEY MAY NOT LIKE ME.
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  • THEY MAY NOT ACCEPT ME."
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  • ONE DAY I READ A SCRIPTURE
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  • TALKING ABOUT DAVID.
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  • IT SAID, "DAVID FULFILLED HIS
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  • PURPOSE FOR HIS GENERATION."
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  • I HEARD GOD SAY RIGHT DOWN IN
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  • HERE, "JOEL, YOUR FATHER
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  • FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.
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  • NOW QUIT TRYING TO BE LIKE
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  • HIM AND GO OUT AND
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  • FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE."
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  • WHEN I HEARD THAT IT WAS LIKE A
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  • LIGHT TURNED ON.
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  • I REALIZED I DON'T TO TRY TO BE
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  • LIKE MY FATHER.
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  • I DON'T HAVE TO FIT INTO A
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  • CERTAIN MOLD.
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  • IT'S OKAY TO RUN MY RACE.
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  • I AM FREE TO BE ME. AFTER ALL,
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  • GOD DOESN'T WANT US TO BE
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  • AN IMITATION OF SOMEBODY ELSE.
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  • BE THE ORIGINAL GOD CREATED YOU
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  • TO BE.
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  • FRIENDS, THERE IS AN ANOINTING
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  • ON YOUR LIFE NOT TO BE SOMEONE
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  • ELSE. YOU ARE ANOINTED TO BE
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  • YOU. BUT IF YOU LET PEOPLE
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  • SQUEEZE YOU INTO THEIR MOLD,
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  • AND YOU BOW DOWN TO THAT
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  • PRESSURE AND YOU CHANGE WITH
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  • EVERY CRITICISM,
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  • THAT'S NOT ONLY GOING TO TAKE
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  • AWAY YOUR UNIQUENESS BUT IT'S
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  • GOING TO LESSEN GOD'S FAVOR.
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  • IT'S GOING TO REDUCE HIS
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  • ANOINTING ON YOUR LIFE.
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  • AS THE CHURCH STARTED TO GROW
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  • AND MORE PEOPLE WERE WATCHING ON
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  • TELEVISION THE CRITICS CAME OUT
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  • OF THE WOODWORK, PEOPLE SAYING,
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  • "HE'S NOT LIKE HIS FATHER.
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  • HE'S TOO YOUNG.
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  • HE DOESN'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE."
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  • EVEN NOW, "JOEL IS TOO MUCH OF
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  • THIS, NOT ENOUGH OF THAT."
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  • IF YOU CHANGE WITH EVERY
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  • CRITICISM YOU WON'T HAVE A
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  • CHANCE.
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  • I BELIEVE ONE REASON THAT GOD
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  • HAS PROMOTED ME IS I HAVE TUNED
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  • OUT THE NEGATIVE VOICES AND I'VE
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  • DONE MY BEST TO STAY TRUE TO WHO
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  • GOD HAS CALLED ME TO BE.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • I DON'T TRY TO COMPETE
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  • WITH SOMEBODY ELSE.
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  • I DON'T LET PEOPLE CONTROL
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  • ME AND FEEL GUILTY IF I DON'T
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  • FIT INTO THEIR BOX. I DON'T
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  • GET UPSET BECAUSE SOMEBODY
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  • SAID SOMETHING NEGATIVE.
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  • I LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD.
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  • LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL, I DO MY
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  • BEST TO RUN WITH PURPOSE IN
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  • EVERY STEP.
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  • I LEARNED EARLY ON, IN ORDER TO
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  • PLEASE GOD YOU MAY HAVE TO
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  • DISAPPOINT A FEW PEOPLE.
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  • THERE WERE SEVERAL MEMBERS THAT
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  • HAD BEEN AT THE CHURCH FOR MANY,
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  • MANY YEARS, LONGTIME FRIENDS OF
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  • OUR FAMILY.
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  • BUT BECAUSE I WASN'T EXACTLY
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  • LIKE MY FATHER, BECAUSE I
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  • WOULDN'T LET THEM SQUEEZE ME
  • 00:07:32.100 --> 00:07:34.020
  • INTO THEIR MOLD, THEY GOT UPSET
  • 00:07:34.020 --> 00:07:35.220
  • AND LEFT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:07:35.220 --> 00:07:37.190
  • AND THAT WAS DIFFICULT FOR ME
  • 00:07:37.190 --> 00:07:38.200
  • BECAUSE I WANTED THEIR APPROVAL.
  • 00:07:38.200 --> 00:07:40.230
  • BUT LOOKING BACK NOW I REALIZE
  • 00:07:40.230 --> 00:07:43.030
  • HAD I LET THEM PRESSURE ME INTO
  • 00:07:43.030 --> 00:07:46.020
  • BEING WHO THEY WANTED ME TO BE I
  • 00:07:46.020 --> 00:07:47.280
  • WOULDN'T BE STANDING HERE TODAY.
  • 00:07:47.280 --> 00:07:49.260
  • THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:07:49.260 --> 00:07:51.110
  • HOW THEY LOVED THE PRAISE
  • 00:07:51.110 --> 00:07:53.050
  • OF PEOPLE MORE THAN
  • 00:07:53.050 --> 00:07:55.140
  • THEY LOVED THE PRAISE OF GOD.
  • 00:07:55.140 --> 00:07:56.160
  • ONE OF THE TESTS THAT WE ALL
  • 00:07:56.160 --> 00:07:57.260
  • HAVE TO FACE IS SOMEONE IN OUR
  • 00:07:57.260 --> 00:07:59.250
  • LIFE THAT WE LOVE, WE LOOK UP
  • 00:07:59.250 --> 00:08:02.000
  • TO, A FRIEND, A BOSS, A FAMILY
  • 00:08:02.000 --> 00:08:04.130
  • MEMBER, THEY WANT US TO GO A
  • 00:08:04.130 --> 00:08:06.070
  • CERTAIN DIRECTION BUT WE KNOW IN
  • 00:08:06.070 --> 00:08:08.090
  • OUR HEART GOD WANTS US TO GO
  • 00:08:08.210 --> 00:08:11.210
  • ANOTHER DIRECTION. WE DON'T
  • 00:08:11.210 --> 00:08:13.120
  • WANT TO LOSE THEIR FRIENDSHIP.
  • 00:08:13.120 --> 00:08:14.090
  • WE DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT
  • 00:08:14.090 --> 00:08:15.030
  • THEM. WE WANT THEIR APPROVAL.
  • 00:08:15.030 --> 00:08:17.020
  • BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO FULFILL
  • 00:08:17.020 --> 00:08:18.200
  • YOUR DESTINY YOU'VE GOT TO BE
  • 00:08:18.200 --> 00:08:20.090
  • STRONG. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS
  • 00:08:20.090 --> 00:08:21.130
  • ATTITUDE, "I WANT THE PRAISE OF
  • 00:08:21.130 --> 00:08:22.280
  • GOD MORE THAN I WANT THE PRAISE
  • 00:08:22.280 --> 00:08:24.230
  • OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:08:24.230 --> 00:08:26.280
  • I HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:08:26.280 --> 00:08:28.050
  • I HAVE A PURPOSE.
  • 00:08:28.050 --> 00:08:29.030
  • I HAVE A DESTINY.
  • 00:08:29.030 --> 00:08:30.060
  • I'M GOING TO BECOME WHO GOD HAS
  • 00:08:30.060 --> 00:08:31.190
  • CREATED ME TO BE."
  • 00:08:31.190 --> 00:08:32.270
  • WHAT I'VE FOUND IS IF YOU WILL
  • 00:08:32.270 --> 00:08:35.090
  • PLEASE GOD, IF YOU WILL BE TRUE
  • 00:08:35.090 --> 00:08:37.070
  • TO WHO HE HAS MADE YOU TO BE,
  • 00:08:37.070 --> 00:08:39.040
  • EVENTUALLY YOU WILL HAVE THE
  • 00:08:39.040 --> 00:08:41.090
  • PRAISE OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:08:41.090 --> 00:08:42.280
  • YOU MAY LOSE A FEW FRIENDS
  • 00:08:42.280 --> 00:08:44.230
  • EARLY ON. PEOPLE DON'T
  • 00:08:44.230 --> 00:08:45.210
  • UNDERSTAND YOU, THINK YOU'RE
  • 00:08:45.210 --> 00:08:47.030
  • MAKING A BIG MISTAKE, BUT LATER
  • 00:08:47.030 --> 00:08:48.080
  • ON THEY WILL SEE YOU WALKING IN
  • 00:08:48.080 --> 00:08:50.030
  • THE FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:08:50.210 --> 00:08:53.210
  • SOME OF YOU WOULD SEE GOD'S
  • 00:08:53.210 --> 00:08:54.270
  • FAVOR INCREASE, YOU WOULD
  • 00:08:54.270 --> 00:08:57.020
  • SEE NEW OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:08:57.020 --> 00:08:58.100
  • NEW RELATIONSHIPS, IF YOU WOULD
  • 00:08:58.100 --> 00:08:59.260
  • JUST GET FREE FROM WHAT PEOPLE
  • 00:08:59.260 --> 00:09:02.050
  • THINK AND START DOING WHAT
  • 00:09:02.050 --> 00:09:04.090
  • GOD HAS PUT IN YOUR OWN HEART.
  • 00:09:04.090 --> 00:09:06.000
  • I'VE LEARNED EVERYONE HAS AN
  • 00:09:06.000 --> 00:09:08.020
  • OPINION. PEOPLE WILL BE QUICK
  • 00:09:08.020 --> 00:09:09.030
  • TO TELL YOU
  • 00:09:09.030 --> 00:09:10.280
  • HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:12.150
  • WHAT TO WEAR, WHAT TO DRIVE,
  • 00:09:12.150 --> 00:09:14.180
  • HOW TO COMB YOUR HAIR,
  • 00:09:14.180 --> 00:09:15.270
  • HOW TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:09:15.270 --> 00:09:17.150
  • HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY.
  • 00:09:17.150 --> 00:09:18.140
  • IF YOU TRY TO PLEASE EVERYBODY,
  • 00:09:18.140 --> 00:09:20.170
  • ONE THING I CAN GUARANTEE YOU
  • 00:09:20.170 --> 00:09:22.160
  • 100%, YOU WILL BE CONFUSED.
  • 00:09:22.160 --> 00:09:24.020
  • YOU WILL BE FRUSTRATED.
  • 00:09:24.020 --> 00:09:25.190
  • LIFE WILL BE MISERABLE.
  • 00:09:25.190 --> 00:09:27.270
  • I LIVE BY THIS MOTTO,
  • 00:09:27.270 --> 00:09:29.160
  • "EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO
  • 00:09:29.160 --> 00:09:31.160
  • THEIR OPINION AND I HAVE EVERY
  • 00:09:31.160 --> 00:09:33.290
  • RIGHT TO NOT LISTEN TO IT."
  • 00:09:33.290 --> 00:09:34.280
  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:34.280 --> 00:09:35.290
  • IF IT DOESN'T MATCH WHAT GOD
  • 00:09:35.290 --> 00:09:37.140
  • HAS PUT IN YOUR HEART LET IT GO
  • 00:09:37.140 --> 00:09:38.180
  • IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER.
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:40.090
  • I HEARD ABOUT A MAN THAT
  • 00:09:40.090 --> 00:09:41.260
  • FELL INTO A PIT AND DIFFERENT
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:43.210
  • PEOPLE CAME ALONG WITH THEIR
  • 00:09:43.210 --> 00:09:45.010
  • OPINIONS. THE PHARISEE SAID,
  • 00:09:45.010 --> 00:09:47.180
  • "YOU DESERVE TO BE IN THE PIT."
  • 00:09:47.180 --> 00:09:49.010
  • THE CATHOLIC SAID, "YOU NEED TO
  • 00:09:49.010 --> 00:09:50.250
  • SUFFER WHILE YOU'RE IN THE PIT."
  • 00:09:50.250 --> 00:09:52.160
  • THE BAPTIST SAID, "IF YOU'D GET
  • 00:09:52.160 --> 00:09:54.070
  • SAVED YOU WOULDN'T HAVE FALLEN
  • 00:09:54.070 --> 00:09:55.140
  • INTO THE PIT."
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:56.150
  • THE CHARISMATIC SAID, "JUST
  • 00:09:56.150 --> 00:09:58.150
  • CONFESS, 'I'M NOT IN THE PIT.'"
  • 00:09:58.150 --> 00:10:00.240
  • THE MATHEMATICIAN SAID,
  • 00:10:00.240 --> 00:10:02.240
  • "LET ME CALCULATE HOW YOU
  • 00:10:02.240 --> 00:10:04.150
  • FELL INTO THE PIT." THE IRS
  • 00:10:04.150 --> 00:10:05.120
  • AGENT SAID, "HAVE YOU PAID
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:06.140
  • TAXES ON THAT PIT?"
  • 00:10:06.140 --> 00:10:08.250
  • THE OPTIMIST SAID, "THINGS COULD
  • 00:10:08.250 --> 00:10:11.010
  • BE WORSE." THE PESSIMIST SAID,
  • 00:10:11.010 --> 00:10:13.250
  • "THINGS WILL GET WORSE."
  • 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:15.150
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:10:15.150 --> 00:10:16.170
  • EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION.
  • 00:10:16.170 --> 00:10:17.120
  • IF YOU TRY TO PLEASE EVERY
  • 00:10:17.120 --> 00:10:18.290
  • PERSON THE ONE PERSON THAT WILL
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:21.100
  • NOT BE HAPPY IS YOU.
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:23.100
  • AND IT'S FUNNY, SOMETIME THE
  • 00:10:23.100 --> 00:10:25.030
  • PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO RUN
  • 00:10:25.030 --> 00:10:26.240
  • YOUR LIFE, IF YOU STUDY THEM,
  • 00:10:26.240 --> 00:10:28.190
  • THEY CAN'T EVEN RUN THEIR OWN
  • 00:10:28.190 --> 00:10:29.270
  • LIFE MUCH LESS YOURS.
  • 00:10:29.270 --> 00:10:31.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:33.020
  • AND IT'S GOOD...IT'S GOOD
  • 00:10:33.070 --> 00:10:36.070
  • TO GET ADVICE. IT'S GOOD TO
  • 00:10:36.070 --> 00:10:37.210
  • LISTEN TO OPINIONS BUT YOU'VE
  • 00:10:37.210 --> 00:10:38.230
  • GOT TO BE CONFIDENT ENOUGH
  • 00:10:38.230 --> 00:10:40.090
  • IN WHO GOD MADE YOU TO BE THAT
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:42.050
  • WHEN SOMETHING DOESN'T BEAR
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:44.020
  • WITNESS WITH YOUR SPIRIT YOU
  • 00:10:44.020 --> 00:10:45.180
  • HAVE A BOLDNESS TO SAY,
  • 00:10:45.180 --> 00:10:48.040
  • "THANKS BUT NO THANKS.
  • 00:10:48.040 --> 00:10:49.000
  • I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:10:49.000 --> 00:10:50.020
  • I APPRECIATE YOUR ADVICE
  • 00:10:50.020 --> 00:10:51.210
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:10:54.000 --> 00:10:55.070
  • > CHUCK PRYOR: IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:10:56.190 --> 00:10:57.070
  • THROUGH A CHALLENGING SEASON
  • 00:10:57.070 --> 00:10:58.070
  • OR A DISAPPOINTMENT RIGHT
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:10:59.060
  • NOW, THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU
  • 00:10:59.060 --> 00:11:00.260
  • DON'T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM
  • 00:11:00.260 --> 00:11:02.140
  • OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 00:11:02.140 --> 00:11:03.290
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW SERIES,
  • 00:11:03.290 --> 00:11:05.070
  • "SUCCESS IN EVERY SEASON",
  • 00:11:05.070 --> 00:11:06.210
  • JOEL CAN HELP YOU WALK
  • 00:11:06.210 --> 00:11:07.260
  • THROUGH THIS REALLY
  • 00:11:07.260 --> 00:11:08.240
  • DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 00:11:08.240 --> 00:11:10.070
  • THIS MONTH ONLY, WE WANT
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.090
  • TO SEND YOU YOUR VERY OWN
  • 00:11:11.090 --> 00:11:12.240
  • COPY OF "SUCCESS IN EVERY
  • 00:11:12.240 --> 00:11:14.070
  • SEASON". IF YOU FIND YOURSELF
  • 00:11:14.070 --> 00:11:16.110
  • IN A DIFFICULT SEASON, JOEL
  • 00:11:16.110 --> 00:11:17.240
  • BELIEVES THIS RESOURCE CAN
  • 00:11:17.240 --> 00:11:18.270
  • HELP.
  • 00:11:18.270 --> 00:11:20.060
  • I HOPE YOU'LL CALL RIGHT NOW.
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  • 800-565-0772 OR GO ONLINE TO
  • 00:11:22.260 --> 00:11:25.260
  • JOELOSTEEN.COM AND GET YOUR
  • 00:11:25.260 --> 00:11:27.230
  • COPY OF "SUCCESS IN EVERY
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:29.150
  • SEASON" TODAY.
  • 00:11:29.150 --> 00:11:31.010
  • I HAVE A FRIEND THAT'S
  • 00:11:35.030 --> 00:11:36.170
  • ON STAFF HERE WITH US.
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:37.180
  • SEVERAL YEARS AGO THIS MAN CAME
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:39.130
  • UP TO HIM AND SAID,
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:41.110
  • "I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT
  • 00:11:41.110 --> 00:11:42.280
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GO
  • 00:11:42.280 --> 00:11:44.190
  • OUT AND START YOUR OWN CHURCH.
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:46.160
  • YOU'RE A GREAT MINISTER.
  • 00:11:46.160 --> 00:11:48.000
  • YOU'RE ANOINTED.
  • 00:11:48.000 --> 00:11:48.230
  • I KNOW IT WOULD BE A SUCCESS."
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:50.280
  • AND WHILE MY FRIEND APPRECIATED
  • 00:11:50.280 --> 00:11:52.250
  • HIS ENCOURAGEMENT, THAT DIDN'T
  • 00:11:52.250 --> 00:11:54.270
  • BEAR WITNESS AT ALL. HE KNOWS
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:57.160
  • HE IS CALLED TO BE HERE.
  • 00:11:57.160 --> 00:11:58.210
  • THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE
  • 00:11:58.210 --> 00:12:00.030
  • GOD WANTS HIM TO BE.
  • 00:12:00.030 --> 00:12:01.190
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH
  • 00:12:01.190 --> 00:12:03.010
  • THIS MAN KEPT COMING UP,
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.130
  • "WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:05.180
  • YOUR CHURCH? WHEN ARE YOU GOING
  • 00:12:05.180 --> 00:12:06.160
  • TO TAKE THAT STEP OF FAITH?"
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:07.160
  • IT WENT FROM BEING ENCOURAGING
  • 00:12:07.160 --> 00:12:09.020
  • TO PRESSURING HIM, TRYING TO
  • 00:12:09.020 --> 00:12:11.110
  • SQUEEZE HIM INTO HIS MOLD.
  • 00:12:11.110 --> 00:12:13.040
  • MY FRIEND FINALLY SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:12:13.040 --> 00:12:15.070
  • "LET ME ASK YOU.
  • 00:12:15.070 --> 00:12:16.080
  • WILL YOU RENT ME AN AUDITORIUM?
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:18.050
  • WILL YOU BUY ME A SOUND SYSTEM?
  • 00:12:18.050 --> 00:12:20.140
  • WILL YOU PAY MY STAFF? WILL YOU
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:21.280
  • PAY THE UTILITIES? WILL YOU
  • 00:12:21.280 --> 00:12:23.110
  • PAY ALL THE ADVERTISING COSTS?"
  • 00:12:23.110 --> 00:12:25.270
  • THAT MAN LOOKED AT HIM LIKE HE
  • 00:12:25.270 --> 00:12:27.000
  • HAD LOST HIS MIND.
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:28.040
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:29.050
  • HE SAID, "NO, I CAN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:12:29.050 --> 00:12:29.260
  • I CAN'T AFFORD IT."
  • 00:12:29.260 --> 00:12:30.290
  • MY FRIEND SAID,
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:32.070
  • "WELL, IF GOD CALLS ME,
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:34.010
  • HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:35.020
  • HE WILL PAY MY BILLS.
  • 00:12:35.020 --> 00:12:36.010
  • HE WILL BRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.160
  • HE WILL LINE UP THE AUDITORIUM.
  • 00:12:37.160 --> 00:12:38.210
  • BUT IF I DO IT BECAUSE YOU CALL
  • 00:12:38.210 --> 00:12:40.200
  • ME, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO RELY ON
  • 00:12:40.200 --> 00:12:42.140
  • YOU AND I CAN TELL I'D BE VERY
  • 00:12:42.140 --> 00:12:45.100
  • DISAPPOINTED."
  • 00:12:45.100 --> 00:12:46.160
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:46.160 --> 00:12:48.190
  • THE REASON SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:50.020
  • ENJOYING THEIR LIFE IS THEY'VE
  • 00:12:50.020 --> 00:12:52.140
  • STEPPED OUT OF THEIR ANOINTING.
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:53.290
  • EVERYTHING IS A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:55.240
  • IT'S BECAUSE THEY'VE LET PEOPLE
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:57.200
  • TALK THEM INTO IT.
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:12:59.100
  • NO MATTER HOW GOOD OF AN IDEA IT
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:01.210
  • IS, NO MATTER HOW EXCITING IT
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:03.140
  • SOUNDS, IF IT DOESN'T BEAR
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:05.090
  • WITNESS TO WHAT YOU'RE FEELING
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:07.000
  • IN YOUR OWN SPIRIT,
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:08.130
  • DO LIKE MY FRIEND.
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:09.100
  • BE STRONG AND RUN YOUR OWN RACE.
  • 00:13:09.100 --> 00:13:12.010
  • GROWING UP, MY PARENTS KNEW
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:14.000
  • THIS COUPLE. THEY HAD BEEN
  • 00:13:14.000 --> 00:13:14.250
  • FRIENDS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.
  • 00:13:14.250 --> 00:13:16.290
  • THIS COUPLE REALLY LOVED
  • 00:13:16.290 --> 00:13:18.120
  • MY PARENTS BUT THEY
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:20.030
  • DIDN'T ATTEND LAKEWOOD.
  • 00:13:20.030 --> 00:13:21.090
  • THEY THOUGHT IT WAS TOO FAR.
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:22.250
  • THEY LIVED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.010
  • TOWN.
  • 00:13:24.010 --> 00:13:24.290
  • IT WAS ABOUT A 30-MINUTE DRIVE,
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:26.090
  • NO BIG DEAL NOW.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:27.110
  • BUT FOR YEARS THEY TOLD MY
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.060
  • FATHER, "IF YOU EVER BRING
  • 00:13:29.060 --> 00:13:30.250
  • LAKEWOOD TO OUR SIDE OF TOWN
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.250
  • WE WILL BE THERE EVERY TIME
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:35.010
  • THE DOORS OPEN.
  • 00:13:35.010 --> 00:13:36.070
  • THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE,
  • 00:13:36.070 --> 00:13:37.240
  • THOUSANDS ON THIS SIDE OF TOWN,
  • 00:13:37.240 --> 00:13:39.210
  • THAT WOULD LOVE TO ATTEND
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:41.100
  • LAKEWOOD."
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.080
  • MY FATHER HEARD THAT SO MUCH HE
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:43.270
  • WAS CONVINCED THAT THERE WAS
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:46.010
  • THIS MASS OF PEOPLE ON THE OTHER
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:48.090
  • SIDE OF TOWN WAITING FOR
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:49.190
  • LAKEWOOD.
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:50.230
  • SO HE RENTED AN AUDITORIUM LESS
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:52.290
  • THAN FIVE MINUTES FROM THEIR
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.140
  • HOUSE, SPENT THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:56.020
  • DOLLARS ON THE BUILDING, THE
  • 00:13:56.020 --> 00:13:58.020
  • SOUND SYSTEM, THE ADVERTISING.
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:14:01.000
  • FOR ONE MONTH EVERY THURSDAY
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:03.040
  • NIGHT HE BROUGHT LAKEWOOD TO
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:04.220
  • THAT SIDE OF TOWN.
  • 00:14:04.220 --> 00:14:06.030
  • THE TRUTH IS GOD DIDN'T CALL HIM
  • 00:14:06.030 --> 00:14:08.070
  • TO DO IT. THESE PEOPLE CALLED
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:09.190
  • HIM TO DO IT.
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:11.130
  • THEY TALKED HIM INTO IT.
  • 00:14:11.130 --> 00:14:12.190
  • IT WAS A GOOD IDEA BUT IT WASN'T
  • 00:14:12.190 --> 00:14:14.110
  • A GOD IDEA.
  • 00:14:14.110 --> 00:14:16.120
  • THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:18.010
  • THERE CAN BE A LOT OF THINGS
  • 00:14:18.010 --> 00:14:19.060
  • THAT LOOK FINE ON THE SURFACE
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:21.040
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEARCH YOUR
  • 00:14:21.040 --> 00:14:22.180
  • HEART AND SAY,
  • 00:14:22.180 --> 00:14:23.250
  • "GOD, IS THIS FOR ME?
  • 00:14:23.250 --> 00:14:25.090
  • IS THIS A PART OF MY DESTINY?
  • 00:14:25.090 --> 00:14:26.290
  • IS THIS A GOD IDEA OR IS THIS
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:29.140
  • JUST A DISTRACTION?
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:30.270
  • IS THIS JUST PEOPLE TRYING TO
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:32.110
  • SQUEEZE ME INTO THEIR MOLD?"
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:34.100
  • MY FATHER HAD HIS BIG SERVICE
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:36.040
  • ACROSS TOWN, SPENT THOUSANDS ON
  • 00:14:36.040 --> 00:14:37.250
  • THE ADVERTISING AND DO YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:40.050
  • PRACTICALLY NOBODY SHOWED UP,
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:42.110
  • LESS THAN 200 PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:44.120
  • THE AMAZING THING IS THAT COUPLE
  • 00:14:44.120 --> 00:14:46.080
  • DID NOT ATTEND ONE SERVICE.
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:48.170
  • THE FIRST WEEK THEY HAD LITTLE
  • 00:14:48.170 --> 00:14:50.250
  • LEAGUE. SECOND WEEK THEY HAD
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:52.140
  • GUESTS IN FROM OUT OF TOWN.
  • 00:14:52.140 --> 00:14:53.270
  • THIRD WEEK THEIR
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.030
  • GOLDFISH WAS SICK.
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:56.000
  • (LAUGHTER) FOURTH WEEK
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:57.230
  • THEIR CAT WAS DEPRESSED.
  • 00:14:57.230 --> 00:14:59.030
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:14:59.030 --> 00:14:59.190
  • THEY HAD THE MOST LAME EXCUSES.
  • 00:14:59.190 --> 00:15:01.190
  • MY FATHER LEFT THERE KICKING
  • 00:15:01.190 --> 00:15:02.270
  • HIMSELF ALL THE WAY BACK
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:04.240
  • ACROSS TOWN.
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:05.260
  • HE LEARNED HIS LESSON.
  • 00:15:05.260 --> 00:15:07.000
  • IF PEOPLE CALL YOU, PEOPLE WILL
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:08.250
  • HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU BUT
  • 00:15:08.250 --> 00:15:10.200
  • WHEN GOD CALLS YOU,
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:11.260
  • GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:13.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:13.110 --> 00:15:15.240
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "WHAT GOD
  • 00:15:15.240 --> 00:15:17.230
  • ORDERS, HE WILL PAY FOR."
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:19.010
  • JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS GOOD,
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:20.270
  • IF IT'S NOT GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR
  • 00:15:20.270 --> 00:15:22.210
  • LIFE, THERE WON'T BE AN
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:23.290
  • ANOINTING ON IT.
  • 00:15:23.290 --> 00:15:25.160
  • LISTEN TO WHAT YOU'RE FEELING
  • 00:15:25.160 --> 00:15:27.070
  • DOWN IN HERE.
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:28.060
  • DON'T GO AGAINST THAT STILL
  • 00:15:28.060 --> 00:15:29.140
  • SMALL VOICE. YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:30.200
  • ANOINTED TO BE EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:15:30.200 --> 00:15:32.250
  • YOU'RE ANOINTED TO BE WHERE GOD
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:34.070
  • HAS CALLED YOU TO BE.
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:35.240
  • NOW DON'T LET PEOPLE TALK YOU IN
  • 00:15:35.240 --> 00:15:37.170
  • TO LEAVING YOUR SWEET SPOT.
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:40.020
  • I SEE TOO MANY PEOPLE HOPPING
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:42.030
  • FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH,
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:43.160
  • RELATIONSHIP TO RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:45.070
  • JOB TO JOB,
  • 00:15:45.070 --> 00:15:47.060
  • ALWAYS CHASING THE LATEST FAD.
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:48.210
  • I KNOW THERE ARE TIMES TO CHANGE
  • 00:15:48.210 --> 00:15:50.130
  • BUT SO OFTEN IT'S NOT
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:53.020
  • GOD MOVING US.
  • 00:15:53.020 --> 00:15:53.240
  • IT'S PEOPLE MOVING US.
  • 00:15:53.240 --> 00:15:54.280
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL EVEN
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:56.280
  • USE THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:57.250
  • THEY'LL USE SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE
  • 00:15:57.250 --> 00:15:59.200
  • TO TRY TO CONVINCE YOU TO DO
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:01.130
  • WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO DO.
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:02.250
  • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I HEARD,
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:04.210
  • "JOEL, GOD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU
  • 00:16:04.210 --> 00:16:06.270
  • HOW TO RUN THE CHURCH."
  • 00:16:06.270 --> 00:16:08.260
  • (LAUGHTER) "GOD TOLD ME TO TELL
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:10.070
  • YOU TO DO LESS OF THIS."
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:11.220
  • SOME PEOPLE, LISTENING TO THEM,
  • 00:16:11.220 --> 00:16:13.100
  • YOU WOULD THINK GOD SPEAKS TO
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:14.140
  • THEM MORE THAN HE SPOKE TO
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:15.290
  • MOSES, DAVID, ESTHER, SARAH
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:17.220
  • COMBINED.
  • 00:16:17.220 --> 00:16:19.020
  • I HAD A MAN EVERY SUNDAY THAT
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:21.140
  • GAVE ME "A WORD FROM THE LORD."
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:23.280
  • WHEN I WOULD SEE HIM IN THE
  • 00:16:23.280 --> 00:16:25.050
  • LOBBY I'D DO MY BEST TO HIDE.
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.290
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:27.220
  • "GOD, GIVE ME A BREAK THIS
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:28.270
  • WEEK, PLEASE." HE WOULD ALWAYS
  • 00:16:28.270 --> 00:16:29.220
  • FIND ME. HE WAS FRUSTRATED
  • 00:16:29.220 --> 00:16:32.110
  • BECAUSE I WOULDN'T RUN THE
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:33.180
  • CHURCH LIKE HE WANTED ME TO.
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:35.130
  • I FINALLY TOLD HIM, VERY NICE,
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:36.110
  • "SIR, I APPRECIATE YOUR ADVICE
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:38.140
  • BUT I'M ON SPEAKING TERMS
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:40.240
  • WITH GOD. HE CAN TALK DIRECTLY
  • 00:16:40.240 --> 00:16:42.210
  • TO ME. MATTER OF FACT, I SPOKE
  • 00:16:42.210 --> 00:16:44.150
  • WITH HIM THIS MORNING.
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:45.210
  • EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE."
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:46.250
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:48.160
  • SEE, GOD WILL GIVE
  • 00:16:48.160 --> 00:16:50.040
  • YOU DIRECTION FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:16:50.040 --> 00:16:52.220
  • MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:54.110
  • GOD IS NOT GOING TO TELL
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.240
  • ME SOMETHING ABOUT YOU AND THEN
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:16:57.150
  • NOT TELL YOU. IF SOMEONE SPEAKS
  • 00:16:57.150 --> 00:16:59.220
  • INTO YOUR LIFE THEY SHOULD
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:01.210
  • CONFIRM WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW.
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:03.030
  • WELL, YOU SAY, "JOEL, IN THE OLD
  • 00:17:03.030 --> 00:17:04.110
  • TESTAMENT THE PROPHETS TOLD
  • 00:17:04.110 --> 00:17:05.230
  • PEOPLE WHAT TO DO."
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:07.090
  • YES, BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:17:07.090 --> 00:17:08.210
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES ON THE
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:10.010
  • INSIDE OF EACH ONE OF US.
  • 00:17:10.010 --> 00:17:11.050
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:13.270
  • A MAN CAME TO MY FATHER
  • 00:17:13.270 --> 00:17:15.090
  • AND SAID, "PASTOR OSTEEN,
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:16.210
  • A MAN GAVE ME A WORD
  • 00:17:16.210 --> 00:17:17.120
  • FROM THE LORD THAT I'M SUPPOSED
  • 00:17:17.120 --> 00:17:19.100
  • TO GO TO AFRICA. SHOULD
  • 00:17:19.100 --> 00:17:21.160
  • I GO?" MY FATHER SAID, "I DON'T
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.150
  • KNOW IF YOU SHOULD GO OR NOT.
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:23.110
  • BUT IF YOU DO GO MAKE SURE YOU
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:25.060
  • TAKE HIM WITH YOU SO YOU'LL KNOW
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:26.250
  • WHEN TO COME BACK HOME."
  • 00:17:26.250 --> 00:17:28.150
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:28.150 --> 00:17:30.100
  • YOU DON'T NEED ANYBODY TO TELL
  • 00:17:30.100 --> 00:17:32.060
  • YOU WHAT TO DO OR NOT TO DO. WE
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:34.070
  • HAVE TO REALIZE WHEN WE COME TO
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:35.170
  • THE END OF LIFE WE'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:38.050
  • TO STAND BEFORE ANY PERSON AND
  • 00:17:38.050 --> 00:17:39.200
  • GIVE OUR ACCOUNT. WE'RE GOING
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:41.040
  • TO STAND BEFORE ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:17:41.040 --> 00:17:43.110
  • HE IS NOT GOING TO SAY, "WHY
  • 00:17:43.110 --> 00:17:45.090
  • DIDN'T YOU DO WHAT THEY SAID?
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:46.070
  • WHY DIDN'T YOU FIT INTO
  • 00:17:46.070 --> 00:17:47.180
  • THEIR MOLD? WHY DIDN'T YOU
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:48.040
  • TAKE THEIR OPINION?"
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:49.240
  • HE IS GOING TO ASK,
  • 00:17:49.240 --> 00:17:51.030
  • "DID YOU BECOME WHO I CREATED
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:53.260
  • YOU TO BE? DID YOU STAY TRUE
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:55.230
  • TO WHAT I PUT IN YOUR HEART?"
  • 00:17:55.230 --> 00:17:57.230
  • THIS IS WHERE SAUL MISSED IT.
  • 00:17:57.230 --> 00:17:59.070
  • SAUL HAD A BIG DESTINY.
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:00.290
  • GOD HAD GREAT THINGS IN HIS
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:02.210
  • FUTURE BUT SAUL WAS SO INSECURE
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:04.150
  • HE LET PEOPLE SQUEEZE HIM
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:07.070
  • INTO THEIR MOLD.
  • 00:18:07.070 --> 00:18:08.190
  • HE WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING TO
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:09.210
  • DISAPPOINT SOMEBODY.
  • 00:18:09.210 --> 00:18:11.030
  • HE SAID IN FIRST SAMUEL 15:24,
  • 00:18:11.030 --> 00:18:13.040
  • "I DISOBEYED THE LORD'S
  • 00:18:13.040 --> 00:18:15.010
  • INSTRUCTIONS BECAUSE I WAS
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:17.070
  • AFRAID OF THE PEOPLE SO I DID
  • 00:18:17.070 --> 00:18:19.230
  • WHAT THEY ASKED."
  • 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:21.180
  • NOTICE SAUL KNEW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:23.100
  • HE EVEN ADMITTED IT, "I
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:24.260
  • DISOBEYED GOD'S INSTRUCTIONS."
  • 00:18:24.260 --> 00:18:27.050
  • WHY?
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:27.270
  • HE WAS A PEOPLE-PLEASER.
  • 00:18:27.270 --> 00:18:29.100
  • HE THOUGHT, " SOMEBODY MIGHT
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:30.090
  • GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT.
  • 00:18:30.090 --> 00:18:32.150
  • SOMEBODY MAY BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:34.040
  • SOMEBODY MAY NOT LIKE ME."
  • 00:18:34.040 --> 00:18:35.260
  • SO HE FORFEITED HIS DESTINY IN
  • 00:18:35.260 --> 00:18:37.220
  • ORDER TO PLEASE PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:40.050
  • DON'T LET THAT BE YOU.
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:41.270
  • YOU HAVE TO ESPECIALLY BE AWARE
  • 00:18:41.270 --> 00:18:44.070
  • OF HIGH MAINTENANCE PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:44.070 --> 00:18:46.040
  • I BELIEVE THAT'S WHO SAUL WAS
  • 00:18:46.040 --> 00:18:47.280
  • DEALING WITH.
  • 00:18:47.280 --> 00:18:48.230
  • THESE PEOPLE ARE ALMOST
  • 00:18:48.230 --> 00:18:50.050
  • IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP HAPPY.
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:51.240
  • YOU HAVE TO CALL THEM ON
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:53.140
  • SCHEDULE, KEEP THEM CHEERED UP,
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:55.040
  • RUN THEIR ERRANDS, MEET THEIR
  • 00:18:55.040 --> 00:18:56.250
  • DEMANDS, BE AVAILABLE 24/7.
  • 00:18:56.250 --> 00:18:59.200
  • IF NOT, THEY GET UPSET AND
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:01.000
  • THEY'LL DO THEIR BEST TO MAKE
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:03.110
  • YOU FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:19:03.110 --> 00:19:05.010
  • HIGH MAINTENANCE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:19:05.010 --> 00:19:07.120
  • ALMOST ALWAYS CONTROLLERS.
  • 00:19:07.120 --> 00:19:09.220
  • THEY'RE NOT INTERESTED IN YOU.
  • 00:19:09.220 --> 00:19:11.150
  • THEY'RE INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU
  • 00:19:11.150 --> 00:19:12.270
  • CAN DO FOR THEM.
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:14.130
  • IF YOU FALL INTO THAT TRAP OF
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:16.060
  • TRYING TO KEEP THEM HAPPY IT
  • 00:19:16.060 --> 00:19:17.190
  • WILL WEAR YOU OUT AND YOU'LL
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:19.160
  • LIVE LIFE FRUSTRATED.
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:20.290
  • I KNOW. I KNEW THIS COUPLE,
  • 00:19:20.290 --> 00:19:22.270
  • YEARS AGO.
  • 00:19:22.270 --> 00:19:23.190
  • I REALLY LIKED THEM AND I WAS
  • 00:19:23.190 --> 00:19:25.120
  • SO GOOD TO THEM.
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:26.240
  • THEY MOVED TO ANOTHER CITY.
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:28.110
  • I HELPED THEM MOVE.
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:29.120
  • I GAVE THEM MONEY.
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:31.010
  • I'D CALL TO CHECK ON THEM.
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.280
  • I WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:34.150
  • BUT THE FEELING I GOT FROM THEM
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:36.140
  • IS I WAS NEVER DOING ENOUGH.
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.170
  • THEY WERE NEVER SATISFIED.
  • 00:19:38.170 --> 00:19:40.150
  • ALWAYS HAD A COMPLAINT.
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:41.260
  • HERE I HAD GONE OVERBOARD TO BE
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:44.000
  • KIND AND GENEROUS BUT THEY WERE
  • 00:19:44.000 --> 00:19:46.130
  • CONSTANTLY FINDING FAULT, TRYING
  • 00:19:46.130 --> 00:19:48.150
  • TO MAKE ME FEEL GUILTY.
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:50.060
  • ONE DAY I LEARNED WHAT I'M
  • 00:19:50.060 --> 00:19:52.000
  • SHARING WITH YOU. THEY'RE JUST
  • 00:19:52.000 --> 00:19:53.090
  • HIGH MAINTENANCE PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:55.170
  • I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE TO
  • 00:19:55.170 --> 00:19:56.280
  • KEEP THEM HAPPY.
  • 00:19:56.280 --> 00:19:57.250
  • I'M GOING TO RUN MY OWN RACE AND
  • 00:19:57.250 --> 00:19:59.160
  • NOT LET THEM STEAL MY JOY.
  • 00:19:59.160 --> 00:20:01.070
  • THAT WAS A GREAT DAY IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:20:01.070 --> 00:20:03.110
  • MATTER OF FACT, I GET HAPPY JUST
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:04.230
  • THINKING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:20:04.230 --> 00:20:05.260
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:20:05.260 --> 00:20:07.100
  • FRIENDS, YOUR TIME IS TOO
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:08.220
  • VALUABLE TO GO AROUND
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:11.100
  • TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:20:11.100 --> 00:20:12.130
  • HOW TO KEEP EVERYBODY HAPPY.
  • 00:20:12.130 --> 00:20:14.070
  • I KNOW PEOPLE THAT SPEND MORE
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:15.290
  • TIME WORRYING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:18.170
  • ARE GOING TO THINK ABOUT THEM
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:20.150
  • THAN THEY DO PURSUING THEIR OWN
  • 00:20:20.150 --> 00:20:21.200
  • DREAMS, THEIR OWN GOALS. YOU'VE
  • 00:20:21.200 --> 00:20:23.200
  • GOT TO BREAK FREE FROM THAT.
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:25.160
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO ANYTHING
  • 00:20:25.160 --> 00:20:26.230
  • GREAT IN LIFE, IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:28.190
  • TO BE A GREAT BUSINESSPERSON, A
  • 00:20:28.190 --> 00:20:30.160
  • GREAT TEACHER, A GREAT PARENT,
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:31.260
  • NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO CHEER
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:34.140
  • YOU ON.
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:35.230
  • I'D LOVE TO TELL YOU THAT ALL
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:37.020
  • YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:38.270
  • WILL CELEBRATE YOU.
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:40.200
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:20:40.200 --> 00:20:41.270
  • SOME PEOPLE CAN'T HANDLE
  • 00:20:41.270 --> 00:20:43.250
  • YOUR SUCCESS.
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:45.040
  • IF YOU WERE WHERE YOU WERE
  • 00:20:45.040 --> 00:20:46.180
  • TEN YEARS AGO THEY'D HAVE
  • 00:20:46.180 --> 00:20:48.080
  • NO PROBLEM WITH YOU.
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:49.130
  • BUT AS YOU SUCCEED,
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:51.290
  • AS GOD POURS OUT HIS FAVOR,
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:53.220
  • SOMEBODY WILL GET JEALOUS.
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:54.280
  • SOMEBODY WILL START FINDING
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:56.070
  • FAULT. DON'T BE SURPRISED
  • 00:20:56.070 --> 00:20:57.260
  • IF A FAMILY MEMBER, A RELATIVE,
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:20:58.230
  • TRIES TO BELITTLE YOU,
  • 00:20:58.230 --> 00:21:00.110
  • DISCREDIT YOU.
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:02.070
  • A FRIEND YOU'VE BEEN GOOD TO FOR
  • 00:21:02.070 --> 00:21:04.050
  • YEARS ALL OF THE SUDDEN WON'T
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:05.180
  • SPEAK TO YOU.
  • 00:21:05.180 --> 00:21:06.190
  • LET THAT BOUNCE OFF OF YOU LIKE
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:08.120
  • WATER OFF OF A DUCK'S BACK.
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:10.060
  • IF YOU DON'T, YOU'LL START
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:11.110
  • CHANGING, BEING DEFENSIVE,
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:13.070
  • TRYING TO PROVE TO THEM THAT YOU
  • 00:21:13.070 --> 00:21:15.190
  • REALLY ARE OKAY.
  • 00:21:15.190 --> 00:21:17.000
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IS YOU'RE
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:18.170
  • LETTING THEM SQUEEZE YOU
  • 00:21:18.170 --> 00:21:19.270
  • INTO THEIR MOLD.
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:21.010
  • YOUR DESTINY IS TOO GREAT TO BE
  • 00:21:21.010 --> 00:21:23.070
  • DISTRACTED BY PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:21:23.070 --> 00:21:25.150
  • NEVER GOING TO LIKE YOU.
  • 00:21:25.150 --> 00:21:27.000
  • DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY.
  • 00:21:27.000 --> 00:21:29.010
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.050
  • IT'S ABOUT THE FAVOR GOD PUT ON
  • 00:21:30.050 --> 00:21:32.180
  • YOUR LIFE THAT STIRS UP THE
  • 00:21:32.180 --> 00:21:34.020
  • JEALOUSY IN THEM.
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:35.290
  • UNTIL THEY DEAL WITH IT, NOTHING
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:37.210
  • IS GOING TO CHANGE.
  • 00:21:37.210 --> 00:21:39.050
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL JUST SHAKE IT
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:40.240
  • OFF, BE HAPPY AND RUN YOUR RACE
  • 00:21:40.240 --> 00:21:42.230
  • BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU
  • 00:21:42.230 --> 00:21:44.130
  • ARE TO THEM, THEY'RE STILL GOING
  • 00:21:44.130 --> 00:21:45.220
  • TO FIND FAULT.
  • 00:21:45.220 --> 00:21:47.050
  • NO MATTER HOW MUCH KINDNESS YOU
  • 00:21:47.050 --> 00:21:48.210
  • SHOW, THEY WILL STILL FIND SOME
  • 00:21:48.210 --> 00:21:50.220
  • REASON TO BE CRITICAL.
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:52.150
  • IT'S LIKE THIS GRANDFATHER
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:54.000
  • I HEARD ABOUT.
  • 00:21:54.000 --> 00:21:55.010
  • HE AND HIS SMALL GRANDSON WERE
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:56.090
  • TAKING A TRIP INTO TOWN.
  • 00:21:56.090 --> 00:21:57.280
  • HE STARTED OFF LETTING THE
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:21:59.120
  • GRANDSON RIDE THE DONKEY AND HE
  • 00:21:59.120 --> 00:22:01.150
  • WAS WALKING ALONGSIDE.
  • 00:22:01.150 --> 00:22:03.080
  • SOMEBODY CAME ALONG AND SAID,
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:04.270
  • "LOOK AT THAT SELFISH LITTLE BOY
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.230
  • MAKING THE OLD MAN WALK."
  • 00:22:06.230 --> 00:22:08.220
  • THE GRANDFATHER HEARD IT,
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:10.080
  • TOOK THE BOY OFF AND HE GOT
  • 00:22:10.080 --> 00:22:12.060
  • ON THE DONKEY AND RODE IT
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:13.220
  • AND HAD HIS LITTLE GRANDSON
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:14.240
  • WALKING ALONGSIDE.
  • 00:22:14.240 --> 00:22:15.290
  • IN A FEW MINUTES SOMEBODY CAME
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:17.100
  • ALONG AND SAID, "LOOK AT
  • 00:22:17.100 --> 00:22:18.150
  • THAT SELFISH OLD MAN MAKING
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:20.150
  • THE LITTLE BOY WALK WHILE
  • 00:22:20.150 --> 00:22:22.050
  • HE RIDES. THAT IS NOT RIGHT."
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:24.080
  • HEARING THAT, THE GRANDFATHER
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:26.000
  • PICKED UP THE BOY AND PUT HIM ON
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:26.280
  • THE BACK OF THE DONKEY.
  • 00:22:26.280 --> 00:22:28.090
  • THEY WERE BOTH RIDING.
  • 00:22:28.090 --> 00:22:29.100
  • A FEW MINUTES SOMEBODY CAME BY
  • 00:22:29.100 --> 00:22:31.040
  • AND SAID, "HOW CRUEL OF THE TWO
  • 00:22:31.040 --> 00:22:33.130
  • OF YOU TO PUT THAT HEAVY LOAD
  • 00:22:33.130 --> 00:22:35.040
  • ON THAT LITTLE DONKEY."
  • 00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:37.000
  • BY THE TIME THEY GOT TO TOWN THE
  • 00:22:37.000 --> 00:22:38.170
  • GRANDFATHER AND GRANDSON
  • 00:22:38.170 --> 00:22:39.270
  • WERE CARRYING THE DONKEY.
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:40.250
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:40.250 --> 00:22:43.030
  • YOU KNOW THE POINT.
  • 00:22:43.030 --> 00:22:44.010
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU'RE
  • 00:22:44.010 --> 00:22:46.140
  • NOT GOING TO PLEASE EVERYONE.
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:48.180
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL ACCEPT
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:50.120
  • THE FACT THAT NOT EVERY PERSON
  • 00:22:50.120 --> 00:22:52.090
  • IS GOING TO UNDERSTAND YOU
  • 00:22:52.090 --> 00:22:53.260
  • AND THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:22:53.260 --> 00:22:55.230
  • THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO THEIR
  • 00:22:55.230 --> 00:22:56.230
  • OPINION AND YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT
  • 00:22:56.230 --> 00:22:58.110
  • TO IGNORE IT.
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:22:59.140
  • ONE MORE KEY; IF YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:01.040
  • RUN YOUR RACE DON'T SHARE YOUR
  • 00:23:01.040 --> 00:23:04.000
  • DREAMS WITH EVERYONE.
  • 00:23:04.000 --> 00:23:05.030
  • DON'T GO AROUND TELLING PEOPLE
  • 00:23:05.030 --> 00:23:07.010
  • WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART AND ALL
  • 00:23:07.010 --> 00:23:09.120
  • YOUR GOALS.
  • 00:23:09.120 --> 00:23:10.150
  • SOME THINGS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:23:10.150 --> 00:23:12.000
  • KEEP TO YOURSELF.
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.220
  • THE SCRIPTURE EVEN TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:23:13.220 --> 00:23:14.280
  • "THE HIDDEN PETITIONS
  • 00:23:14.280 --> 00:23:16.190
  • OF YOUR HEART."
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:18.000
  • THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:23:18.000 --> 00:23:19.040
  • BETWEEN YOU AND GOD.
  • 00:23:19.040 --> 00:23:20.100
  • WHAT GETS US OFF COURSE
  • 00:23:20.100 --> 00:23:21.220
  • SOMETIMES IS WE SHARE OUR
  • 00:23:21.220 --> 00:23:23.100
  • DREAMS WITH PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:23:23.100 --> 00:23:24.210
  • CAN'T HANDLE IT.
  • 00:23:24.210 --> 00:23:25.210
  • IF JOSEPH WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:27.090
  • THIS IT WOULD HAVE SAVED HIM A
  • 00:23:27.090 --> 00:23:28.150
  • LOT OF HEARTACHE.
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:29.130
  • AS A TEENAGER HE HAD THE DREAM
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:31.120
  • THAT HIS OLDER BROTHERS WERE
  • 00:23:31.120 --> 00:23:33.110
  • GOING TO BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM.
  • 00:23:33.110 --> 00:23:35.020
  • HE WAS GOING TO LEAD A NATION
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:36.200
  • AND HAVE ALL THIS SUCCESS.
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:38.090
  • THE MISTAKE HE MADE IS HE WENT
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:40.130
  • OUT AND TOLD EVERYONE.
  • 00:23:40.130 --> 00:23:41.250
  • AND SOMEHOW HIS OLDER BROTHERS
  • 00:23:41.250 --> 00:23:43.270
  • DIDN'T CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT
  • 00:23:43.270 --> 00:23:45.180
  • THEY WERE GOING TO BOW DOWN.
  • 00:23:45.180 --> 00:23:46.220
  • THAT DIDN'T GO OVER VERY BIG.
  • 00:23:46.220 --> 00:23:48.180
  • CERTAIN DREAMS YOU SHOULD
  • 00:23:48.180 --> 00:23:50.020
  • KEEP TO YOURSELF.
  • 00:23:50.020 --> 00:23:51.160
  • YOU MAY BE EXCITED BUT OTHER
  • 00:23:51.160 --> 00:23:53.000
  • PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING
  • 00:23:53.000 --> 00:23:54.170
  • TO BE EXCITED.
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:55.150
  • LIKE JOSEPH'S FAMILY, THEY'RE
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:56.250
  • NOT GOING TO CELEBRATE WHAT GOD
  • 00:23:56.250 --> 00:23:58.190
  • HAS PUT IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.040
  • BE MUCH BETTER OFF TO JUST LEARN
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:01.220
  • TO KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.
  • 00:24:01.220 --> 00:24:02.250
  • THIS IS WHAT MARY DID,
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:04.220
  • THE MOTHER OF CHRIST.
  • 00:24:04.220 --> 00:24:06.000
  • WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER,
  • 00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:07.100
  • THE ANGEL APPEARED UNTO HER AND
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:09.040
  • TOLD HER SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:24:09.040 --> 00:24:11.140
  • A BABY WITHOUT KNOWING A MAN.
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:12.160
  • MARY DIDN'T GO OUT
  • 00:24:12.160 --> 00:24:14.010
  • AND ANNOUNCE IT TO THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.030
  • SHE DIDN'T RUN CALL "TMZ" AND
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:16.290
  • SAY, "I'VE GOT SOME BIG NEWS."
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:18.000
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:24:18.000 --> 00:24:18.290
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:20.030
  • "SHE PONDERED IT IN HER HEART."
  • 00:24:20.040 --> 00:24:23.040
  • SHE KEPT IT BETWEEN
  • 00:24:23.040 --> 00:24:24.240
  • HER AND GOD.
  • 00:24:24.240 --> 00:24:26.160
  • SHE WAS WISE ENOUGH TO KNOW
  • 00:24:26.160 --> 00:24:27.230
  • NOT EVERYBODY WOULD UNDERSTAND
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:29.170
  • IT. SOME PEOPLE WOULD TRY TO
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:31.180
  • TALK HER OUT OF IT.
  • 00:24:31.180 --> 00:24:32.190
  • SOME PEOPLE WOULD MAKE FUN
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:33.060
  • OF IT. LEARN TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:24:33.060 --> 00:24:35.210
  • DREAMS TO YOURSELF.
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:36.180
  • LET THEM TAKE ROOT
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:38.050
  • IN YOUR OWN SPIRIT.
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:39.030
  • PONDER IT ON THE INSIDE BETWEEN
  • 00:24:39.030 --> 00:24:41.060
  • YOU AND GOD.
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:42.140
  • WHEN IT'S TIME TO BRING IT TO
  • 00:24:42.140 --> 00:24:44.000
  • PASS GOD WILL HELP YOU TO GIVE
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:45.280
  • BIRTH TO EVERY DREAM HE HAS
  • 00:24:45.280 --> 00:24:48.050
  • PLACED IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:24:48.050 --> 00:24:49.140
  • MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:
  • 00:24:49.140 --> 00:24:50.210
  • RUN YOUR RACE.
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:52.120
  • DON'T YOU DARE LET PEOPLE
  • 00:24:52.120 --> 00:24:53.110
  • SQUEEZE YOU INTO THEIR MOLD.
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:54.280
  • ALWAYS BE KIND BUT BE CONFIDENT
  • 00:24:54.280 --> 00:24:56.100
  • ENOUGH IN WHO GOD MADE
  • 00:24:56.100 --> 00:24:58.080
  • YOU TO BE THAT YOU DON'T
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:25:00.250
  • LIVE TO PLEASE PEOPLE.
  • 00:25:00.250 --> 00:25:01.150
  • YOU LIVE TO PLEASE GOD.
  • 00:25:01.150 --> 00:25:02.290
  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:25:02.290 --> 00:25:04.080
  • "I'M FREE TO BE ME
  • 00:25:04.080 --> 00:25:06.240
  • AND I'M GOING TO BE THE BEST ME
  • 00:25:06.240 --> 00:25:08.260
  • THAT I POSSIBLY CAN."
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:09.230
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:09.230 --> 00:25:11.050
  • REMEMBER, YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:25:11.050 --> 00:25:12.070
  • TO TRY TO PLAY UP TO PEOPLE,
  • 00:25:12.070 --> 00:25:13.080
  • TO TRY TO WIN THEIR APPROVAL.
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:14.000
  • YOU HAVE ALMIGHTY GOD'S
  • 00:25:14.000 --> 00:25:15.080
  • APPROVAL.
  • 00:25:15.080 --> 00:25:16.070
  • QUIT WORRYING ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:17.090
  • EVERYBODY THINKS.
  • 00:25:17.090 --> 00:25:18.110
  • AS LONG AS YOU'RE BEING TRUE TO
  • 00:25:18.110 --> 00:25:19.270
  • WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN YOUR HEART
  • 00:25:19.270 --> 00:25:21.070
  • DON'T LOOK TO THE LEFT NOR
  • 00:25:21.070 --> 00:25:22.280
  • TO THE RIGHT.
  • 00:25:22.280 --> 00:25:23.240
  • STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS.
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:25.190
  • IF YOU WILL MAKE THIS DECISION
  • 00:25:25.190 --> 00:25:26.250
  • WITH ME THAT YOU'RE GOING TO RUN
  • 00:25:26.250 --> 00:25:28.050
  • YOUR RACE THEN I BELIEVE AND
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:29.170
  • DECLARE GOD WILL GET YOU TO
  • 00:25:29.170 --> 00:25:31.180
  • WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:25:31.180 --> 00:25:33.070
  • YOU WILL OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE
  • 00:25:33.070 --> 00:25:34.250
  • AND ACCOMPLISH EVERY GOD-GIVEN
  • 00:25:34.250 --> 00:25:36.180
  • DREAM. IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:25:36.180 --> 00:25:38.170
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:25:38.170 --> 00:25:40.090
  • "AMEN" TODAY? (AMEN)
  • 00:25:40.090 --> 00:25:41.050
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:41.050 --> 00:25:42.230
  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
  • 00:25:42.230 --> 00:25:44.060
  • BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU
  • 00:25:44.060 --> 00:25:44.280
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:47.050
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:48.070
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:48.070 --> 00:25:49.110
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:52.140
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:54.000
  • COME IN TO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:54.000 --> 00:25:56.030
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:56.030 --> 00:25:58.260
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:58.260 --> 00:26:01.010
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:26:01.010 --> 00:26:02.070
  • BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:26:02.070 --> 00:26:03.070
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:04.090
  • CHURCH.
  • 00:26:04.090 --> 00:26:05.020
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:26:05.020 --> 00:26:06.130
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
  • 00:26:06.130 --> 00:26:07.210
  • > CHUCK PRYOR: LIFE BRINGS
  • 00:26:09.120 --> 00:26:10.000
  • CHALLENGING SEASONS, TROUBLING
  • 00:26:10.000 --> 00:26:11.190
  • TIMES, SETBACKS, AND OFTEN
  • 00:26:11.190 --> 00:26:13.080
  • FAILURES.
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:14.240
  • EVEN DEEP DISAPPOINTMENTS.
  • 00:26:14.240 --> 00:26:16.210
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS YOU DON'T
  • 00:26:16.210 --> 00:26:17.240
  • HAVE TO BE A VICTIM OF YOUR
  • 00:26:17.240 --> 00:26:19.020
  • CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:26:19.020 --> 00:26:20.160
  • IN HIS BRAND NEW HOPE-FILLED
  • 00:26:20.160 --> 00:26:21.290
  • SERIES, "SUCCESS IN EVERY
  • 00:26:21.290 --> 00:26:23.130
  • SEASON", PASTOR JOEL REVEALS
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:25.250
  • HOW YOU CAN WALK THE GOOD
  • 00:26:25.250 --> 00:26:26.290
  • PATH THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU
  • 00:26:26.290 --> 00:26:28.120
  • AND REST IN THE CERTAINTY
  • 00:26:28.120 --> 00:26:30.090
  • THAT HE WILL BLESS YOU WITH
  • 00:26:30.090 --> 00:26:31.180
  • SUCCESS IN EVERY SEASON OF
  • 00:26:31.180 --> 00:26:32.280
  • LIFE.
  • 00:26:32.280 --> 00:26:34.060
  • THIS MONTH ONLY, WE WANT TO
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  • SEND YOU YOUR VERY OWN COPY
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  • OF "SUCCESS IN EVERY SEASON"
  • 00:26:37.100 --> 00:26:39.110
  • AS OUR WAY OF SAYING "THANK
  • 00:26:39.110 --> 00:26:40.190
  • YOU" FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF
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  • THIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:26:41.200 --> 00:26:42.240
  • WITH EACH AUDIO AND VIDEO
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  • MESSAGE, YOU'LL BETTER
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  • UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:26:45.080 --> 00:26:46.190
  • CALLED BY GOD TO BE
  • 00:26:46.190 --> 00:26:47.280
  • SUCCESSFUL, PURPOSE DRIVEN,
  • 00:26:47.280 --> 00:26:49.210
  • AND FAVORED.
  • 00:26:49.210 --> 00:26:51.000
  • > VICTORIA: GOD DOESN'T WASTE
  • 00:26:51.000 --> 00:26:51.230
  • ANYTHING WE GO THROUGH. WE ALL
  • 00:26:51.230 --> 00:26:53.120
  • EXPERIENCE HARDSHIPS, THINGS
  • 00:26:53.120 --> 00:26:55.030
  • WE DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT GOD
  • 00:26:55.030 --> 00:26:56.210
  • KNOWS HOW TO USE THEM TO
  • 00:26:56.210 --> 00:26:58.060
  • OUR ADVANTAGE. STIR UP YOUR
  • 00:26:58.060 --> 00:26:59.230
  • FAITH. GOD IS USING EVERY
  • 00:26:59.230 --> 00:27:01.290
  • SEASON TO POSITION YOU FOR
  • 00:27:01.290 --> 00:27:03.180
  • SUCCESS.
  • 00:27:03.180 --> 00:27:04.230
  • > JOEL: YOUR BEST DAYS ARE
  • 00:27:04.230 --> 00:27:05.110
  • STILL IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:27:05.110 --> 00:27:06.200
  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:27:06.200 --> 00:27:07.240
  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES.
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  • REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
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  • IT WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH
  • 00:27:10.160 --> 00:27:11.240
  • FOR EVERY SEASON.
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  • > CHUCK PRYOR: GOD IS ALWAYS
  • 00:27:13.230 --> 00:27:14.140
  • WITH YOU. USING EVERY SEASON
  • 00:27:14.140 --> 00:27:16.050
  • FOR YOUR ADVANCEMENT AND
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  • SUCCESS. DON'T WAIT. I HOPE
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