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Measuring More Part 2

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June 23, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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Measuring More Part 2

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  • - Here's what
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  • I came to tell you:
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  • Glory weighs more.
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  • The glory that God is getting
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  • out of your situation,
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  • outweighs
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  • what you're going through.
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  • My purpose outweighs my pain.
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  • My crown outweighs my cross.
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  • My hope outweighs my hardship.
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  • God's grace outweighs my shame.
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  • The blessing
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  • outweighs my burden.
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  • And God's favor
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  • outweighs my failure.
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  • - When you measure people,
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  • and when you measure problems,
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  • and when you measure things
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  • in your life with a stick,
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  • you'll only see
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  • what's at the surface level.
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  • That's why some of you
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  • in your dating life.
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  • Because all you had was a stick.
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  • Many years later,
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  • God wanted to replace Saul
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  • because he was tall,
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  • but he wasn't true.
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  • When Samuel came to town
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  • to anoint a king,
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  • he was looking at
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  • one of Jessie's sons
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  • named Eliab.
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  • Eliab was tall
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  • had a flashback because
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  • the first king he anointed
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  • was kind of tall.
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  • So Eliab was tall
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  • kinda like Saul.
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  • So he thought to himself
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  • "Surely, the Lord's anointed
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  • stands before me."
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  • So he's looking at his standing.
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  • He's looking at his status,
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  • but God said something
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  • that we would do well
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  • He said 1 Samuel 16:7,
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  • "Do not consider his appearance
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  • or his height..."
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  • How many times have you
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  • looking at something
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  • according to its appearance
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  • or its height?
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  • How much trouble has your
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  • measuring stick
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  • created in your life?
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  • Because you are looking at it
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  • with human measurement,
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  • but we came today
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  • to get Heaven's measurement.
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  • Heaven's measurement
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  • isn't like human measurement.
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  • It's very different.
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  • "Don't look at what
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  • you're inclined to look at
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  • for people look at
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  • how tall it is."
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  • People will look at your boots.
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  • People will look at your purse.
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  • People will look at your wallet.
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  • People will look at how much.
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  • People will look at how many.
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  • But God doesn't measure
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  • like people measure.
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  • The Lord doesn't look
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  • at the height.
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  • The Lord looks at the heart.
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  • Paul said, "I want you
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  • to know how high and how wide
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  • and how long and how deep."
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  • Not the stuff around you.
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  • You measure that enough.
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  • I want you to take a good look
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  • at what's happening within you.
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  • People measure height.
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  • God measures heart.
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  • Are you measuring your life
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  • by the height of it
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  • or the heart of it?
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  • 'Cause if you measure
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  • by the height,
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  • because you might not
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  • have what they have.
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  • But if you measure by the heart,
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  • you can say,
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  • "God is working in me.
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  • He's strengthening me with power
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  • in my inner man.
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  • I've got a power that goes
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  • beyond my performance.
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  • So tell the person
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  • next to you, say,
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  • "You're looking at me wrong;
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  • you're measuring me with a stick
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  • when you should be using
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  • a scale."
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  • Yeah.
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  • I know you've been
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  • avoiding it for months.
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  • But today we need
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  • to step on the scale.
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  • Touch your neighbor, say
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  • "Step on the scale."
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  • Step on the scale.
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  • Come on.
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  • It's better than December.
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  • It's a good time now.
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  • You might as well do it.
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  • This is as good
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  • as it's gonna get
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  • to step on the scale.
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  • How much different
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  • would the decisions
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  • that you make be
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  • if you put down the stick
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  • How man of you wanna know
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  • what the scale says right now?
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  • I'm not telling you.
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  • See that's the thing
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  • about the heart.
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  • You can't see that like this.
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  • You can only see it when
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  • you get honest and say,
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  • Question:
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  • How do you measure yourself?
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  • That's my first question.
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  • How do I measure myself?
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  • Write it down.
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  • Go through these with me.
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  • "How do I measure myself?"
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  • I read this little book,
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  • by that I mean,
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  • the first chapter of a book
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  • by David Brooks,
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  • who was a journalist,
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  • who became disgusted
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  • with his own narcissism.
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  • He wrote the book called,
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  • "The Road to Character".
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  • I cannot speak
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  • for the entire book,
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  • but the first chapter
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  • is fabulous.
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  • And he said that he wrote
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  • the book because lately
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  • he's been thinking about
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  • the difference between
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  • resume virtues
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  • and eulogy virtues.
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  • And the idea that most of us
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  • measure success in life
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  • by what we do,
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  • what we have,
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  • resume virtues.
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  • When we should be measuring
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  • how much any of it
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  • is gonna weigh
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  • when it's over.
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  • I have a son who's going in
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  • to middle school, next year.
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  • Prayers appreciated.
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  • Advice not welcome.
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  • There is no advice.
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  • There is no advice.
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  • just survival.
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  • There is no advice because
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  • I remember middle school,
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  • and I remember when Sarah
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  • told me I was shorter
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  • than I thought I was.
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  • I remember how many ways
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  • we'd try to compensate.
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  • And so it's all
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  • a measure of what?
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  • Popularity.
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  • That's the problem
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  • with middle school.
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  • Is because somebody
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  • hands your kid a stick.
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  • Must be this tall to ride.
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  • Must talk like this to fit in.
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  • to attract attention.
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  • It's a stick.
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  • And nobody stepping
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  • on the scale.
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  • And everything is
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  • measured by popularity.
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  • But popularity is not purpose.
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  • And some of kids were
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  • the most popular --
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  • I feel like preaching
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  • to students for a moment
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  • just to break away
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  • from all the adults,
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  • it's too late for you anyway,
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  • and talk to the students.
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  • You're already screwed up.
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  • But to the students,
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  • if you can weigh it
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  • on a scale high school,
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  • middle school, college,
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  • if you can weigh it on a scale
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  • not just a stick,
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  • some of the people
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  • who are the most popular now
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  • aren't preparing
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  • for their purpose.
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  • [applause]
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  • So what they're doing
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  • might be high, might be wide,
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  • might be long,
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  • but it's not made of glory.
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  • You know what the Hebrew
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  • word for glory is?
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  • "Kavod".
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  • You know what Kavod also means?
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  • Weight.
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  • Oh, how good is that
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  • for my sermon?
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  • God says, "I measure glory,
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  • I measure weight,
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  • I measure the potential
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  • that I put in you.
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  • If you let people
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  • size you up with a stick,
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  • you will compromise the essence
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  • of who you are
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  • in order to get a measurement
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  • that's not even accurate."
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  • [applause]
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  • I would rather
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  • sacrifice popularity
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  • on the altar of purpose
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  • than sacrifice purpose
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  • on the altar of popularity.
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  • Every time.
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  • Joseph wasn't popular at 17.
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  • Everybody hated that cat.
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  • His brothers didn't like him.
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  • His brothers tried to kill him.
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  • Not only could he not sit
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  • at the cool kids' table,
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  • he was thrown in a pit to die.
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  • But God was preparing him
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  • for purpose
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  • 'cause God doesn't look at
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  • how much people like you.
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  • God doesn't look at
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  • how many people
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  • are on Snapchat.
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  • I don't even know
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  • how to use Snapchat.
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  • That's how uncool I am.
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  • But I'm not trying to be cool.
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  • I'm trying to have purpose.
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  • God doesn't look at
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  • how many followers
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  • or how many friends.
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  • God looks at faith.
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  • God wants to know what is
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  • the measure of your faith.
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  • Your faith.
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  • I'm looking at your faith!
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  • Not your face.
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  • Your faith.
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  • Not your fans.
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  • Your faith.
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  • You get on the scale,
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  • you do like Paul said
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  • in Romans 12:3:
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  • "'By the grace
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  • that was given to me,
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  • I urge each one of you,
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  • don't think of yourself
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  • more highly than you ought.'"
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  • You know what I thought
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  • that verse meant all my life,
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  • 'til this morning?
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  • I thought that meant, you know,
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  • don't have a big head.
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  • Most of the people that I meet
  • 00:09:12.090 --> 00:09:13.280
  • don't struggle with
  • 00:09:13.280 --> 00:09:14.130
  • thinking they're better
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  • than they are.
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  • I mean, there are some.
  • 00:09:17.080 --> 00:09:19.150
  • There are a few.
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  • But in the context
  • 00:09:21.130 --> 00:09:22.120
  • of the passage
  • 00:09:22.120 --> 00:09:23.080
  • which is actually
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:23.240
  • talking about
  • 00:09:23.240 --> 00:09:24.220
  • worship and sacrifice,
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  • I think there's
  • 00:09:27.050 --> 00:09:27.290
  • a deeper meaning.
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  • I don't think
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  • he's just saying, you know,
  • 00:09:30.250 --> 00:09:31.250
  • don't gonna situation cocky
  • 00:09:31.250 --> 00:09:33.130
  • and think you're better
  • 00:09:33.130 --> 00:09:34.060
  • than you are.
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  • you're not the judge.
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  • I think what he's saying is,
  • 00:09:40.240 --> 00:09:42.030
  • your own self-assessment.
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  • I think what is saying is,
  • 00:09:46.010 --> 00:09:47.210
  • don't remove God
  • 00:09:47.210 --> 00:09:49.030
  • from the throne
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  • and judgment seat
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  • of your life,
  • 00:09:51.120 --> 00:09:53.040
  • and place yourself there
  • 00:09:53.040 --> 00:09:56.010
  • as the new presiding judge
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  • over what you can
  • 00:09:58.200 --> 00:09:59.140
  • and can't do.
  • 00:09:59.140 --> 00:10:00.200
  • Stop talking yourself out of
  • 00:10:00.200 --> 00:10:03.050
  • things that God
  • 00:10:03.050 --> 00:10:03.220
  • called you to do.
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:05.000
  • something God said
  • 00:10:06.100 --> 00:10:07.100
  • you could do,
  • 00:10:07.100 --> 00:10:08.040
  • you call yourself
  • 00:10:08.040 --> 00:10:08.230
  • wiser than God.
  • 00:10:08.230 --> 00:10:10.090
  • And you're thinking of yourself
  • 00:10:10.090 --> 00:10:11.210
  • a little too highly.
  • 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:13.090
  • To tell God what you can
  • 00:10:13.090 --> 00:10:14.160
  • and cannot do,
  • 00:10:14.160 --> 00:10:15.220
  • when you think you are?
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  • Put your stick down.
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  • Step on the scale.
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  • Open the word of God.
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  • Give his words weight and say,
  • 00:10:21.150 --> 00:10:23.060
  • "God, I can do
  • 00:10:23.060 --> 00:10:24.270
  • what you called me to do.
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.040
  • I can be
  • 00:10:26.040 --> 00:10:27.040
  • what you called me to be.
  • 00:10:27.040 --> 00:10:28.220
  • I can carry
  • 00:10:28.220 --> 00:10:29.140
  • what you called me to carry.
  • 00:10:29.140 --> 00:10:31.060
  • I can take the weight.
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:34.020
  • I can take the weight."
  • 00:10:36.030 --> 00:10:39.030
  • So, how do I measure myself?
  • 00:10:39.090 --> 00:10:42.090
  • And really,
  • 00:10:42.090 --> 00:10:42.260
  • this will flow into
  • 00:10:42.260 --> 00:10:43.170
  • how I measure opportunity.
  • 00:10:43.170 --> 00:10:45.160
  • How do you measure
  • 00:10:45.160 --> 00:10:46.050
  • opportunity in your life?
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  • I know how David did it.
  • 00:10:47.180 --> 00:10:48.280
  • David was that one that
  • 00:10:48.280 --> 00:10:50.140
  • Samuel was hearing about
  • 00:10:50.140 --> 00:10:51.260
  • that was a man
  • 00:10:51.260 --> 00:10:53.080
  • after God's own heart.
  • 00:10:53.080 --> 00:10:55.040
  • A man with a big heart.
  • 00:10:55.040 --> 00:10:57.230
  • Even as a little boy,
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:58.270
  • he had a big heart.
  • 00:10:58.270 --> 00:11:00.250
  • Saul didn't see it because
  • 00:11:00.250 --> 00:11:01.270
  • he wasn't trained to see it.
  • 00:11:01.270 --> 00:11:02.290
  • Because Saul was a stick man.
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:06.050
  • And when Saul saw David
  • 00:11:06.050 --> 00:11:07.250
  • standing in front of Goliath,
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:08.250
  • he said, this will never work.
  • 00:11:08.250 --> 00:11:11.160
  • Because David's like,
  • 00:11:11.160 --> 00:11:12.100
  • let me at him.
  • 00:11:12.100 --> 00:11:13.100
  • And Saul's like, no,
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:14.110
  • let me see,
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:16.260
  • come back in three years.
  • 00:11:16.260 --> 00:11:18.240
  • Paul told Timothy,
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:19.220
  • "Don't let anybody look
  • 00:11:19.220 --> 00:11:20.190
  • down on you
  • 00:11:20.190 --> 00:11:21.070
  • because you're young."
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:23.090
  • So the assessments of others,
  • 00:11:23.090 --> 00:11:25.240
  • will often cause you
  • 00:11:25.240 --> 00:11:26.220
  • to miss opportunities.
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:30.030
  • Three different people told me
  • 00:11:30.030 --> 00:11:31.180
  • not start this church.
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:33.240
  • People I respected.
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:35.150
  • And one of them was a relative.
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:42.190
  • Could have had a stick,
  • 00:11:42.190 --> 00:11:43.150
  • you know.
  • 00:11:43.150 --> 00:11:45.100
  • You should listen to people
  • 00:11:45.100 --> 00:11:46.050
  • that you love,
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:46.270
  • and people that love you,
  • 00:11:46.270 --> 00:11:47.210
  • you should listen to them.
  • 00:11:47.210 --> 00:11:49.120
  • But the problem becomes,
  • 00:11:49.120 --> 00:11:52.030
  • when you start letting
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:53.260
  • the size of the opponent
  • 00:11:54.010 --> 00:11:57.010
  • become bigger than the weight
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:59.030
  • of the opportunity.
  • 00:11:59.220 --> 00:12:02.240
  • So everybody else
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:04.030
  • was really scared of Goliath
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:05.190
  • because he was tall.
  • 00:12:05.190 --> 00:12:07.230
  • Bible says that he was
  • 00:12:07.230 --> 00:12:09.110
  • over 9 feet tall.
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:11.180
  • Now that's a tall guy.
  • 00:12:12.010 --> 00:12:15.010
  • That's a tall dude.
  • 00:12:15.010 --> 00:12:16.060
  • I met some NBA players before,
  • 00:12:16.060 --> 00:12:18.140
  • I make them sit down
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:19.090
  • while they talk to me.
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:20.140
  • It's just how I cope.
  • 00:12:20.140 --> 00:12:22.000
  • I've never seen anybody tall.
  • 00:12:24.270 --> 00:12:27.200
  • And for that reason
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:28.230
  • all the other soldiers
  • 00:12:28.230 --> 00:12:29.220
  • with their stick out,
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:30.230
  • we can do it.
  • 00:12:30.230 --> 00:12:31.230
  • Had their stick out stick --
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:35.070
  • A lot of churches get
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:36.000
  • their stick out
  • 00:12:36.000 --> 00:12:36.140
  • when a try to decide
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:37.210
  • if the gonna grow,
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:38.180
  • they're gonna expand,
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:39.080
  • if you're gonna move forward.
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:40.010
  • Oh, it's gonna cost too much.
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:41.250
  • People these days
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:42.110
  • will never show up for that.
  • 00:12:42.110 --> 00:12:43.190
  • There's just too much evil
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:44.180
  • in the world.
  • 00:12:44.180 --> 00:12:45.170
  • It's just the agenda
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:46.120
  • of all these other people,
  • 00:12:46.120 --> 00:12:47.100
  • the politics.
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:48.080
  • Man, shut up.
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:51.110
  • and ask God,
  • 00:12:53.240 --> 00:12:55.220
  • "Are you with me in this?"
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:58.030
  • And if he is,
  • 00:12:58.030 --> 00:12:59.150
  • there's no Devil in hell,
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:01.140
  • no Goliath on the frontline,
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:03.180
  • no giant in your way
  • 00:13:03.180 --> 00:13:05.070
  • too big to fall.
  • 00:13:07.110 --> 00:13:10.110
  • David said, "He might be tall,
  • 00:13:10.110 --> 00:13:13.020
  • But I've got
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:13.160
  • the weight advantage."
  • 00:13:13.160 --> 00:13:15.020
  • Hello, I got the glory of God.
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:17.160
  • Hello, I've got the name
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:19.090
  • of Yahweh.
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:20.100
  • I got Jehovah-Jireh.
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:22.050
  • I got Jehovah- M'Qadishkem.
  • 00:13:22.050 --> 00:13:23.240
  • You might not height,
  • 00:13:25.210 --> 00:13:26.280
  • but I've got weight.
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:30.250
  • Yeah!
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:33.090
  • High-five somebody, say,
  • 00:13:33.090 --> 00:13:34.170
  • "I've got the weight advantage.
  • 00:13:34.170 --> 00:13:36.280
  • I've got the glory of God
  • 00:13:36.280 --> 00:13:38.050
  • working in my life.
  • 00:13:38.050 --> 00:13:39.190
  • I'll strike them with power.
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:41.080
  • In my inner man,
  • 00:13:41.080 --> 00:13:42.110
  • I can face any giant.
  • 00:13:42.110 --> 00:13:43.280
  • I can climb any wall.
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:45.150
  • It's not too tall.
  • 00:13:45.160 --> 00:13:48.160
  • He reigns above it.
  • 00:13:48.160 --> 00:13:50.000
  • Why would I be scared
  • 00:13:51.180 --> 00:13:52.180
  • of how tall he is,
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:54.000
  • when my God reigns over all?
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:14:00.060
  • You could get in so much trouble
  • 00:14:00.060 --> 00:14:02.280
  • measuring an opportunity
  • 00:14:02.280 --> 00:14:04.120
  • with a stick.
  • 00:14:04.120 --> 00:14:05.180
  • Some of you
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:06.020
  • got in a bad marriage
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:07.160
  • because you had a stick,
  • 00:14:07.160 --> 00:14:09.100
  • instead of a scale.
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:14.140
  • So, dating seminar:
  • 00:14:16.070 --> 00:14:19.070
  • Don't measure a man
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:20.000
  • that you're considering spending
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:21.090
  • the rest of your life with,
  • 00:14:21.090 --> 00:14:22.110
  • with a stick.
  • 00:14:22.110 --> 00:14:25.050
  • I could go
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:25.160
  • so many directions
  • 00:14:25.160 --> 00:14:26.090
  • with that.
  • 00:14:29.260 --> 00:14:32.260
  • You want to wind up
  • 00:14:32.260 --> 00:14:33.170
  • with a stick man?
  • 00:14:33.170 --> 00:14:36.040
  • Or do you want somebody
  • 00:14:36.040 --> 00:14:37.000
  • with substance?
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:39.020
  • See, because if I'm you,
  • 00:14:39.020 --> 00:14:40.130
  • I want a dude
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:41.160
  • who can take the weight
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:42.250
  • of hard times.
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:44.020
  • And when life gets hard,
  • 00:14:44.020 --> 00:14:45.060
  • he won't run,
  • 00:14:45.060 --> 00:14:46.070
  • because he's a man
  • 00:14:46.070 --> 00:14:47.090
  • after God's own heart.
  • 00:14:47.090 --> 00:14:48.250
  • I want a dude with heart.
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:50.110
  • Even if he isn't as handsome.
  • 00:14:50.110 --> 00:14:52.020
  • I found out
  • 00:14:52.020 --> 00:14:52.200
  • Saul might be handsome,
  • 00:14:52.200 --> 00:14:54.050
  • but when it gets hard,
  • 00:14:54.050 --> 00:14:55.060
  • Saul can't handle it.
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:56.140
  • I want somebody
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:57.210
  • who can take the weight.
  • 00:14:59.230 --> 00:15:02.250
  • Ask your neighbor,
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:03.120
  • "Can you take the weight?"
  • 00:15:03.120 --> 00:15:05.280
  • 'Cause that's what
  • 00:15:05.280 --> 00:15:06.130
  • God measures.
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:10.160
  • Man, she's fine.
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:12.190
  • She's fine,
  • 00:15:12.190 --> 00:15:13.090
  • but is she gonna be
  • 00:15:13.090 --> 00:15:14.040
  • a good friend?
  • 00:15:14.040 --> 00:15:16.270
  • Because I promise,
  • 00:15:16.270 --> 00:15:17.230
  • 25 years in,
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:19.060
  • you want friend
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:19.210
  • more than you want fine.
  • 00:15:19.210 --> 00:15:21.010
  • Or you could get both.
  • 00:15:21.010 --> 00:15:23.250
  • That's what I did.
  • 00:15:23.250 --> 00:15:26.250
  • Come on, speak in tongues
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:27.270
  • for my blessing, somebody.
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:29.140
  • [speaking in tongues]
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:34.130
  • How do I measure myself?
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:36.030
  • How do I measure opportunity?
  • 00:15:36.030 --> 00:15:37.270
  • How do I measure results?
  • 00:15:37.270 --> 00:15:39.230
  • Oh, this is a big one.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:42.000
  • How do I measure
  • 00:15:42.000 --> 00:15:42.220
  • whether I matter?
  • 00:15:42.220 --> 00:15:44.230
  • How do I measure
  • 00:15:44.230 --> 00:15:45.220
  • whether it matters?
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:48.050
  • If you are a mom,
  • 00:15:48.050 --> 00:15:51.040
  • you better have
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:51.260
  • your own scale.
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:52.240
  • And it better not be calibrated
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:54.110
  • to somebody else's calling.
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:58.260
  • And it better not be calibrated
  • 00:15:58.260 --> 00:16:00.170
  • to how somebody else
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:01.150
  • raises their kids.
  • 00:16:01.290 --> 00:16:04.290
  • And it better not be calibrated
  • 00:16:04.290 --> 00:16:07.180
  • to how much money
  • 00:16:07.180 --> 00:16:08.140
  • somebody else's husband makes
  • 00:16:08.140 --> 00:16:10.070
  • so you start trying
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:11.030
  • to keep up with somebody.
  • 00:16:11.030 --> 00:16:12.210
  • Your scales are off.
  • 00:16:12.210 --> 00:16:14.280
  • Your scales are.
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:16.220
  • And now you're feeling
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:17.210
  • the weight of an expectation
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:19.230
  • that did not come from above.
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:22.080
  • Because you let somebody else
  • 00:16:22.080 --> 00:16:23.190
  • set your scales.
  • 00:16:25.070 --> 00:16:28.070
  • I found this little verse
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:29.030
  • in Proverbs 11:1,
  • 00:16:29.290 --> 00:16:32.290
  • it said that:
  • 00:16:32.290 --> 00:16:33.260
  • "the Lord detests
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:35.050
  • dishonest scales."
  • 00:16:35.050 --> 00:16:37.290
  • God says, I hate it
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:39.130
  • when you give weight
  • 00:16:39.130 --> 00:16:40.200
  • to the wrong words.
  • 00:16:40.200 --> 00:16:43.040
  • But accurate weights
  • 00:16:43.040 --> 00:16:45.160
  • find favor with him.
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:47.150
  • Acknowledging that
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:49.030
  • what God put in me
  • 00:16:49.030 --> 00:16:50.150
  • is the most important thing
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:52.140
  • about me.
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:54.170
  • You step on the scale,
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:56.140
  • or do you break out the stick?
  • 00:16:56.280 --> 00:16:59.280
  • Do you measure your life
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:02.030
  • by the impact that you can see?
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:04.230
  • Are you a short game thinker?
  • 00:17:05.130 --> 00:17:08.130
  • Some of you have a short view.
  • 00:17:08.130 --> 00:17:10.230
  • You do what feels good
  • 00:17:10.230 --> 00:17:13.200
  • in the moment.
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:16.060
  • Like, oh, that felt good, man.
  • 00:17:16.060 --> 00:17:18.110
  • That felt good.
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:19.090
  • Yeah, felt good.
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:20.250
  • But what fruit
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:22.010
  • is gonna bare next week?
  • 00:17:22.070 --> 00:17:25.070
  • You can get a result,
  • 00:17:29.090 --> 00:17:30.060
  • a temporary result.
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:31.090
  • Get it off your chest.
  • 00:17:31.090 --> 00:17:33.000
  • I told him.
  • 00:17:33.000 --> 00:17:33.270
  • Yeah, you told him.
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:36.250
  • Now you gotta fix it.
  • 00:17:36.250 --> 00:17:38.220
  • You gotta go back and tell him
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:40.030
  • that you're sorry
  • 00:17:40.030 --> 00:17:41.070
  • for what you told him.
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:41.260
  • Because God's not gonna let you
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:42.210
  • live in disunity with people.
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:45.240
  • So now you've
  • 00:17:45.240 --> 00:17:46.080
  • made yourself a mess.
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:47.120
  • But if you measure the result
  • 00:17:47.120 --> 00:17:48.050
  • Pretty good.
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  • I told him.
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  • I told him.
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  • I got ahead, man.
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  • I don't let nobody
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:54.060
  • treat me like that.
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.110
  • Yeah, but now,
  • 00:17:55.110 --> 00:17:56.230
  • you're carrying the weight
  • 00:17:57.020 --> 00:18:00.040
  • of an unwise decision.
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:03.070
  • How many of you listen
  • 00:18:03.070 --> 00:18:04.090
  • to Pastor Mickey White's
  • 00:18:04.090 --> 00:18:05.040
  • podcast every week?
  • 00:18:05.040 --> 00:18:06.040
  • Raise your hand.
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  • You know that's happened
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:09.080
  • every time
  • 00:18:09.080 --> 00:18:09.290
  • I've asked people that.
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:11.070
  • I asked the pastors
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:12.190
  • and church leaders last week
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:13.260
  • the same question,
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:14.230
  • what not a hand went up.
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  • 'Cause he don't have one.
  • 00:18:16.120 --> 00:18:18.030
  • [laughter]
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  • Pastor Mickey,
  • 00:18:23.150 --> 00:18:24.040
  • by the time I left Monks Corner,
  • 00:18:24.040 --> 00:18:26.000
  • was barely getting
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  • the scriptures up
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  • on the screen.
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  • He wasn't technology.
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:30.220
  • Send me a text message
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:31.140
  • the other day,
  • 00:18:31.140 --> 00:18:32.000
  • about gave me a heart attack.
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:32.250
  • Pastor Mickey is in his 70s.
  • 00:18:32.260 --> 00:18:35.260
  • But he sat down
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  • in my parent's living room
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  • and told me
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  • that God's hand
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:40.110
  • was on my life
  • 00:18:40.110 --> 00:18:42.010
  • in an unusual way.
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:42.290
  • In fact, the words he used,
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:43.260
  • he said, "I've seen a lot
  • 00:18:43.260 --> 00:18:45.050
  • of young men and women.
  • 00:18:45.050 --> 00:18:46.130
  • I've never seen one
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:47.050
  • that God has his hand on,
  • 00:18:47.050 --> 00:18:48.130
  • like he has his hand on you."
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:50.160
  • And those words had weight.
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:55.280
  • And if you've listened
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:56.180
  • to my podcast,
  • 00:18:56.180 --> 00:18:58.290
  • you've heard his voice
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:01.010
  • because it's still echoing
  • 00:19:01.010 --> 00:19:03.110
  • through my life.
  • 00:19:03.110 --> 00:19:05.010
  • I want to ask you again.
  • 00:19:05.010 --> 00:19:05.240
  • How many of you have heard
  • 00:19:05.240 --> 00:19:06.170
  • Pastor Mickey White
  • 00:19:06.170 --> 00:19:07.110
  • preached before?
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:08.270
  • Sure you have.
  • 00:19:08.270 --> 00:19:10.180
  • Sure you have.
  • 00:19:10.180 --> 00:19:13.080
  • Because his words had weight.
  • 00:19:13.210 --> 00:19:16.210
  • And now, the words
  • 00:19:16.210 --> 00:19:17.070
  • I'm speaking --
  • 00:19:17.070 --> 00:19:18.050
  • Now, what if you measured
  • 00:19:18.050 --> 00:19:18.270
  • his ministry
  • 00:19:18.270 --> 00:19:19.260
  • by how big the church got?
  • 00:19:20.060 --> 00:19:23.060
  • You really gonna measure
  • 00:19:23.060 --> 00:19:24.000
  • whether you're a good parent
  • 00:19:24.000 --> 00:19:24.260
  • by whether or not
  • 00:19:24.260 --> 00:19:25.120
  • your kid likes you today?
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:28.090
  • You're gonna give them
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:28.280
  • the stick?
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  • Lemme tell you something
  • 00:19:30.180 --> 00:19:31.040
  • about your kid,
  • 00:19:31.040 --> 00:19:31.240
  • they're stupid.
  • 00:19:31.240 --> 00:19:32.240
  • They don't --
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  • For now, they're gonna
  • 00:19:36.250 --> 00:19:37.160
  • get smarter,
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:38.010
  • but they're stupid, right now.
  • 00:19:38.010 --> 00:19:40.040
  • Just by virtue of the fact
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:41.100
  • that they haven't lived yet.
  • 00:19:41.100 --> 00:19:42.280
  • So you're gonna
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:43.090
  • give them the stick?
  • 00:19:43.090 --> 00:19:45.160
  • You got to be in
  • 00:19:45.160 --> 00:19:46.080
  • a popularity contest
  • 00:19:46.080 --> 00:19:47.160
  • with your 13-year-old?
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:49.260
  • You better get on the scale.
  • 00:19:49.260 --> 00:19:52.010
  • You better figure out,
  • 00:19:52.010 --> 00:19:53.030
  • am I doing this God's way?
  • 00:19:53.030 --> 00:19:54.240
  • You don't have to
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:19:55.090
  • like me today.
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:56.040
  • You don't have to
  • 00:19:56.040 --> 00:19:56.200
  • understand it today,
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:58.080
  • but I'm gonna parent you
  • 00:19:58.080 --> 00:19:59.050
  • the best way I know how.
  • 00:19:59.050 --> 00:20:00.270
  • Because I put down my stick
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:02.150
  • and I put my feet on the scale.
  • 00:20:05.010 --> 00:20:08.010
  • Give up too quick
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:09.010
  • when you measure
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:09.260
  • with the stick,
  • 00:20:09.260 --> 00:20:10.140
  • don't you?
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:11.010
  • Like, this isn't even --
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:12.030
  • This isn't even --
  • 00:20:12.030 --> 00:20:13.150
  • But you gotta take
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:14.000
  • the long view.
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:16.150
  • And sometimes the cloud
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:17.190
  • that builds the heaviest
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:19.260
  • takes the longest.
  • 00:20:19.280 --> 00:20:22.280
  • Sometimes when God really wants
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:24.010
  • to create a result in your life,
  • 00:20:24.010 --> 00:20:26.220
  • He puts that
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:27.050
  • in the pressure cooker.
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:29.240
  • And sometimes
  • 00:20:29.240 --> 00:20:30.090
  • He puts it in the Crock-Pot.
  • 00:20:30.090 --> 00:20:32.280
  • And sometimes
  • 00:20:32.280 --> 00:20:33.130
  • He lets it incubate.
  • 00:20:33.130 --> 00:20:35.100
  • You can't judge it
  • 00:20:35.100 --> 00:20:35.260
  • by what you see today.
  • 00:20:35.260 --> 00:20:37.220
  • You can't judge it
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:38.100
  • by how it turned out Tuesday.
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:41.040
  • You have to get beyond
  • 00:20:41.040 --> 00:20:43.090
  • this measurement, you know,
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:45.250
  • another thing that would
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:47.050
  • probably be helpful to ask is,
  • 00:20:47.050 --> 00:20:49.110
  • how do I measure
  • 00:20:49.110 --> 00:20:51.100
  • this experience,
  • 00:20:51.100 --> 00:20:52.260
  • this whatever it is
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.000
  • that comes into your life?
  • 00:20:54.000 --> 00:20:55.240
  • How do you measure it?
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:20:56.230
  • Because if you measure
  • 00:20:56.230 --> 00:20:58.070
  • with a stick,
  • 00:20:58.070 --> 00:21:00.060
  • you'll always
  • 00:21:00.060 --> 00:21:01.290
  • see the hardship,
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:05.130
  • but if you measure on the scale
  • 00:21:06.210 --> 00:21:09.210
  • like Paul did this one time.
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:11.060
  • He was going through
  • 00:21:11.060 --> 00:21:11.250
  • something so serious
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:13.120
  • that he said,
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:13.260
  • I despaired of life,
  • 00:21:13.260 --> 00:21:15.070
  • it was so hard.
  • 00:21:15.070 --> 00:21:16.280
  • It was so hard that
  • 00:21:16.280 --> 00:21:18.050
  • I despaired of life.
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:20.070
  • But watch this
  • 00:21:20.070 --> 00:21:20.250
  • in 2 Corinthians,
  • 00:21:20.250 --> 00:21:21.230
  • I believe 2 Corinthians.
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:22.290
  • 2 Corinthians 4:17, he says:
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:26.080
  • "But when I put what
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:27.100
  • I went through on the scale,
  • 00:21:27.100 --> 00:21:29.180
  • I found it to be
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:30.090
  • light and momentary.'"
  • 00:21:30.270 --> 00:21:33.270
  • Now, while I was measuring it
  • 00:21:33.270 --> 00:21:35.020
  • with the stick,
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:36.170
  • and it went on forever.
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:39.180
  • But when I put it
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:40.070
  • on the scale,
  • 00:21:40.070 --> 00:21:41.240
  • I found it to be
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:42.130
  • light and momentary.
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:44.220
  • It was trouble,
  • 00:21:44.220 --> 00:21:46.190
  • but it was
  • 00:21:46.190 --> 00:21:47.020
  • light and momentary.
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:49.260
  • He said there was something else
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:51.050
  • that tipped the scale.
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:52.160
  • Oh God, there were
  • 00:21:52.160 --> 00:21:53.080
  • something else
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:54.040
  • that weighed more.
  • 00:21:54.040 --> 00:21:55.120
  • "For our light
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:58.030
  • and momentary troubles,
  • 00:21:58.030 --> 00:21:59.190
  • our achieving for us
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:01.190
  • an eternal glory."
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:05.020
  • "Kavod", weight, is light
  • 00:22:05.290 --> 00:22:08.290
  • when I compare it
  • 00:22:08.290 --> 00:22:10.040
  • to the weight of the glory God
  • 00:22:10.040 --> 00:22:12.240
  • in my life.
  • 00:22:12.240 --> 00:22:14.120
  • Here's what I came to tell you.
  • 00:22:14.120 --> 00:22:15.290
  • Glory weighs more.
  • 00:22:16.160 --> 00:22:19.160
  • Glory weighs more.
  • 00:22:19.160 --> 00:22:22.050
  • The glory that God is getting
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:24.250
  • out of your situation,
  • 00:22:24.250 --> 00:22:26.200
  • outweighs
  • 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:27.200
  • what you're going through.
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:29.030
  • The glory weighs more.
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:32.170
  • So declare it.
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:33.180
  • Repeat after me, say,
  • 00:22:33.180 --> 00:22:34.220
  • "My purpose...
  • 00:22:34.220 --> 00:22:36.200
  • outweighs my pain.
  • 00:22:36.200 --> 00:22:39.100
  • My destiny...
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:41.040
  • outweighs my history."
  • 00:22:41.040 --> 00:22:43.110
  • You better jump up
  • 00:22:43.110 --> 00:22:43.280
  • and declare this
  • 00:22:43.280 --> 00:22:44.180
  • to the Devil.
  • 00:22:44.180 --> 00:22:45.230
  • My crown outweighs my cross.
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:48.180
  • My hope outweighs my hardship.
  • 00:22:48.200 --> 00:22:51.200
  • God's grace outweighs my shame.
  • 00:22:51.200 --> 00:22:54.190
  • The blessing
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:55.150
  • outweighs my burden.
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:57.000
  • And God's favor
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:22:58.120
  • outweighs my failure.
  • 00:22:58.120 --> 00:23:00.150
  • God's grace weighs more.
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:06.280
  • Goliath's got the height,
  • 00:23:06.280 --> 00:23:08.190
  • but God's got the weight,
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:10.110
  • and He weighs more.
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:13.160
  • Thank you for your glory.
  • 00:23:13.160 --> 00:23:15.060
  • Thank you for your grace.
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:16.280
  • Thank you for your weight
  • 00:23:16.280 --> 00:23:18.100
  • in my life.
  • 00:23:18.100 --> 00:23:19.110
  • Come on, take 15 seconds
  • 00:23:24.090 --> 00:23:25.160
  • and thank Him for his glory
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:26.180
  • on your life.
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:29.140
  • I measure myself?
  • 00:23:29.140 --> 00:23:32.130
  • How do I measure opportunity?
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:35.100
  • How do I measure results?
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:38.060
  • How do I measure this experience
  • 00:23:38.060 --> 00:23:39.250
  • what I'm going through?
  • 00:23:39.250 --> 00:23:41.110
  • I know he is able
  • 00:23:41.110 --> 00:23:42.230
  • to do immeasurably more.
  • 00:23:42.230 --> 00:23:45.030
  • Somebody shout, "More."
  • 00:23:45.030 --> 00:23:47.040
  • "More."
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:48.120
  • More.
  • 00:23:48.120 --> 00:23:49.030
  • My pain weighs a lot,
  • 00:23:49.030 --> 00:23:50.080
  • but God's grace weighs more.
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:52.150
  • It's more, it's more.
  • 00:23:52.150 --> 00:23:54.020
  • You know what,
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:54.160
  • heaven's metric system is
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:55.150
  • based around one word.
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:57.120
  • More.
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:59.070
  • Glory to glory.
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:01.070
  • Strength to strength.
  • 00:24:02.010 --> 00:24:05.010
  • How unsearchable
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:06.030
  • are his ways
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:06.280
  • and his paths
  • 00:24:06.280 --> 00:24:07.200
  • beyond tracing out?
  • 00:24:07.210 --> 00:24:10.210
  • He's producing in me
  • 00:24:10.210 --> 00:24:12.280
  • a weight that
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  • - Thank you so much
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  • for joining us today.
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  • Each week, we have such
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  • a short time together,
  • 00:24:21.210 --> 00:24:23.010
  • and I'd love to take
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  • this conversation beyond
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  • a single TV broadcast.
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  • If you want more of
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, to request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • And, we'll get those to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • But, there's another thing
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  • I wanna tell you about;
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  • did you know that we go live
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  • from our church,
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  • Elevation Church
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  • When you log on,
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  • you can worship with us,
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  • you'll get to hear a message,
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  • but even better than that,
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  • you can connect to
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world.
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  • We call it our "e-Fam",
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  • because it's like,
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  • our extended family.
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  • And it's our way to connect
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  • in an extended way,
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  • with those of you
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  • who love this ministry
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  • and want more of it.
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  • And, since it's Sunday,
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  • I'd love for you
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  • to join us live, today.
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  • If you recorded this,
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  • and you're watching it later,
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  • don't worry;
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  • you can join us next Sunday.
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  • All you need to do is visit
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  • StevenFurtick.com.
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  • All the details are there,
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  • So, go online right now,
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Amidst
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  • an immeasurable universe,
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  • billions of people
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  • spanning across the globe,
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  • all staring up
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  • into a boundless night sky.
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  • Countless waves crash
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  • with a thundering roar.
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  • Majestic trees and mountains
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  • tower above us.
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  • [fire crackling]
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  • But what about you?
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  • How could you be important?
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  • That the God of the vast,
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  • would look through
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  • all of creation
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  • and handcraft you?
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  • [waves crashing]
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  • The Author of creation
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  • doesn't just focus
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  • on the vast.
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  • He is precise in His work
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  • because the smallest detail
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  • is what completes
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  • the whole picture.
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  • And you are
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  • the important detail.
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  • He created you.
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  • You were put together
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  • piece by piece
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  • for a purpose.
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  • There is value placed
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  • on every cell
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  • The lengths that God went to,
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  • to make sure
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  • you could see His love,
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  • His grace...
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  • It's all around you,
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  • 00:26:56.010 --> 00:26:59.010
  • - Your promise still stands
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  • Great is Your faithfulness
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  • Faithfulness
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  • I'm still in Your hands
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  • This is my confidence
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