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We Are Set Apart For Greatness

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  • - Bil Cornelius: There may be
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  • someone who kicked you out,
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  • someone who fired you,
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  • someone who laid you off,
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  • someone who walked
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  • out of your life,
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  • God did you a favor,
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  • 'cause no one can
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  • - Bil: You are the church
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  • - Bil: Welcome,
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  • great to see you guys.
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  • Well, I wanna say,
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  • first of all, welcome.
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  • If this is your first time
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  • with us, thanks for coming.
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  • You know, our mission
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  • as a church, we have it
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  • on the top of our outline,
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  • is to take as many people
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  • to heaven as we can
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  • before we die.
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  • That's what we are about.
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  • That's what we believe in.
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  • We believe God has called us
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  • to make a difference
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  • in people's lives,
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  • and we know that Jesus
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  • really is the difference,
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  • and so that's what we
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  • are all about around here.
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  • And so,
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  • thanks for joining us today.
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  • Do me a favor,
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  • take out your outlines,
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  • if you would.
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  • We're talking today about
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  • a brand-new message entitled,
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  • "Stop Talking and Start Doing."
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  • It's based upon
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  • the life of Joseph.
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  • Joseph was an interesting guy
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  • in the Bible.
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  • He had a dream
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  • that God gave him.
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  • He had no idea
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  • how to fulfill it, but yet,
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  • God did amazing things
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  • through him.
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  • And we're gonna take his life
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  • and just break it down
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  • over the next 3-4 weeks.
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  • And so, I wanna encourage you
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  • to be here
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  • for the entire series.
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  • I really believe that God
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  • wants to use
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  • the content of this message
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  • to downloaded into your brain
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  • so that he can take you
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  • to the next level that he has
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  • in your life,
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  • just like he did for Joseph.
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  • So, look at Genesis chapter 37,
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  • starting at verse 2.
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  • Let's just break down
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  • the life of Joseph.
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  • It says, "This is the account
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  • of Jacob and his family.
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  • When Joseph was 17 years old,
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  • he often tended
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  • his father's flocks.
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  • He worked for his half-brothers,
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  • the sons of his father's wives,
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  • Bilhah and Zilpah.
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  • But Joseph reported
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  • to his father
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  • some of the bad things
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  • his brothers were doing."
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  • Okay, we already have a problem,
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  • right?
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  • So, he's a snitch, okay,
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  • and of course you know
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  • snitches get stitches, right,
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  • so this is not good.
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  • "Jacob loved Joseph more
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  • than any other of his children
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  • because Joseph had been born
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  • to him in his old age.
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  • So one day Jacob had a special
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  • gift made for Joseph,
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  • a beautiful robe."
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  • So, he got, like,
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  • a Members Only jacket,
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  • and he was the only member.
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  • Got it.
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  • You have to be older to
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  • even understand the reference,
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  • that's okay.
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  • "But his brothers hated Joseph
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  • because their father loved him
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  • more than the rest of them.
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  • They couldn't say
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  • a kind word to him."
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  • Here's the thing
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  • you gotta know about Joseph.
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  • His family was jacked, okay.
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  • I mean, like, it was so,
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  • like--his father favored him
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  • over the other brothers,
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  • and his father had kids
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  • from this wife, and that wife,
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  • and that wife.
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  • I mean, this is straight up
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  • Jerry Springer going on, okay.
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  • So, you just have to understand
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  • that's his family background.
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  • This is not a good situation.
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  • It wasn't like, "Oh, he was born
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  • to this great family
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  • and they all loved each other.
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  • It was just so wonderful."
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  • That was not the family
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  • he grew up in at all, okay.
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  • Here is Joseph,
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  • he's in a situation
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  • where his brothers
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  • literally hate his guts.
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  • They hate him, okay.
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  • This isn't like a little
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  • side thing, like, "Yeah,
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  • we really don't like Joseph,"
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  • no, they hate him, okay.
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  • This is, like, their hobby.
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  • We play, you know,
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  • kill the man with the ball,
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  • give Joseph the ball.
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  • We're gonna kill him now.
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  • We hate him.
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  • We want to kill the guy.
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  • We can't stand him.
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  • They did not like Joseph at all.
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  • He started off in hate.
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  • And so, in other words,
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  • if you're thinking, "Well,
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  • I'll do great things for God
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  • if I was just treated fairly."
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  • If you're waiting for life
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  • to be fair before God
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  • does great things through you,
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  • you'll be waiting a long time.
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  • Fairness ended
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  • in the Garden of Eden.
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  • It hasn't been fair since.
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  • So, fairness should never be--
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  • the truth is, everyone who has
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  • done great things
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  • with their lives
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  • had to overcome unfairness.
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  • So, please don't think, like,
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  • "Well, you know,
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  • I wanna do great things, too,
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  • Pastor, but you don't know
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  • the family I've got.
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  • You don't know my boss.
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  • You don't know
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  • the situation I'm in.
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  • You have no idea
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  • of the school I go to.
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  • You don't know
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  • what I'm dealing with."
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  • You know what?
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  • We are all dealing
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  • with different stuff.
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  • You're gonna have drama
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  • in your life regardless,
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  • you might as well succeed
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  • in the middle of it.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • You might as well do something
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  • great with your life,
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  • 'cause you're gonna have
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  • drama either way.
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  • So you might as well
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  • do something great.
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  • I wanna encourage you that God
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  • has big plans for your life,
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  • but you've gotta get over
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  • this whole fairness thing.
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  • It's not gonna happen.
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  • It doesn't work like that.
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  • In fact, the truth is,
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  • is that you're not supposed
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  • to even fit in.
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  • God never called you to fit in,
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  • did you know that?
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  • You know, I know that's
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  • a big deal to most people,
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  • "Well, I just wish
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  • I fit in my office better.
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  • I just wish, you know, my kid,
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  • they struggle.
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  • They really don't fit in
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  • in school."
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  • Can I tell you,
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  • the students that do fit in,
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  • do you know the things they're
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  • doing to be that popular?
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  • You don't want your kid
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  • doing those things.
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  • So, if my kid is super popular,
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  • and they fit in
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  • with all the crowds,
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  • and everyone loves them,
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  • that means they're doing things
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  • I don't want them to do.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • You are not called to fit in,
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  • please write this down.
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  • There's a reason
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  • you don't fit in.
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  • Number one,
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  • when you don't fit in,
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  • it's because you're supposed
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  • to lead.
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  • You're not supposed to fit in.
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  • I don't want you to fit in
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  • and be popular.
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  • You mean popular
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  • like Miley Cyrus?
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  • You mean popular
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  • like Kylie Jenner?
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  • No, I don't want my daughter
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  • to be popular like that.
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  • I don't want them
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  • making those decisions.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • In his family, listen,
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  • the reason why
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  • you're not supposed to fit in
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  • where you are
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  • is because you're not supposed
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  • to stay where you are.
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  • And so, God introduced you
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  • to a new level,
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  • but don't get too comfortable
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  • because you're still supposed
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  • to be climbing.
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  • You're not supposed
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  • to stay where you are.
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  • And so, it's kind of like
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  • you're supposed to have
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  • one foot in today
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  • and one foot in your future.
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  • The problem with that,
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  • it's very uncomfortable.
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  • It's not natural feeling.
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  • You're like,
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  • "It just feels buried
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  • just to kind of stand here.
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  • This feels more natural to me."
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  • I know it feels good,
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  • and it feels natural,
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  • it feels comfortable,
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  • but comfort
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  • doesn't get you anywhere.
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  • God never called you
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  • to be comfortable,
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  • he called you
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  • to put one foot forward
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  • even when you're having
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  • to drag yourself out
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  • of what you used to know and do,
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  • God wants you to move forward.
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  • And so, the reason
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  • you're not supposed to fit in,
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  • 'cause you're not supposed
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  • to be where you are long,
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  • you're supposed to be climbing.
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  • God has another level for you.
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  • He really does.
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  • Let me give you
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  • a little warning on this,
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  • too, by the way.
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  • One of the greatest gifts
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  • that ever happened to Joseph
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  • was that his brothers
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  • sold him out and got rid of him,
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  • because they thought,
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  • "We're gonna get rid
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  • of the little bratty kid
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  • that Daddy likes more,
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  • and we can't stand him,
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  • and we don't like him.
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  • Let's get rid of him."
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  • But what God was doing
  • 00:06:00.190 --> 00:06:01.230
  • was saying,
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  • "I'm gonna use their hatred
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  • for you to get you rid of them."
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  • What if Joseph
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  • would have stayed?
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  • Remember, their plan for Joseph
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  • was to kill him.
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  • So, what if Joseph
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  • would have said,
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  • "I'm just gonna keep dreaming
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  • this great dream,
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  • and I'm gonna go to school here
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  • instead of elsewhere,
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  • and I'm gonna prepare for this,
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  • and I'm gonna do it all here."
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  • He would have been--every day,
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  • he would have woken up
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  • to another day hated,
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  • another day of negativity.
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  • God did Joseph a favor,
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  • and can I tell you something?
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  • There may be someone
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  • who kicked you out,
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  • someone who fired you,
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  • someone who laid you off,
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  • someone who
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  • walked out of your life,
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  • God did you a favor,
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  • 'cause no one can stand
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  • that negativity.
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  • He did you a favor.
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  • And so, Joseph was about to get
  • 00:06:42.110 --> 00:06:43.190
  • a big dose of rejection
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  • and betrayal.
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  • Look what happens next.
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  • Now, Joseph didn't help
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  • himself out.
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  • He didn't do himself any favors.
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  • And most of us, with our dreams,
  • 00:06:50.210 --> 00:06:51.230
  • don't do ourselves
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  • any favors either, early on.
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  • Check this out.
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  • Genesis 37, verse 6.
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  • I wish someone would have
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  • read this to me years ago,
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  • 'cause I would have done
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  • a whole lot of things
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  • differently, but listen to this.
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  • "One night Joseph had a dream,
  • 00:07:00.180 --> 00:07:02.040
  • and when he told
  • 00:07:02.040 --> 00:07:03.040
  • his brothers about it,
  • 00:07:03.040 --> 00:07:04.080
  • they hated him more than ever."
  • 00:07:04.080 --> 00:07:05.140
  • Now, they already hated him,
  • 00:07:05.140 --> 00:07:06.100
  • notice that, so it said
  • 00:07:06.100 --> 00:07:07.010
  • they hated him more than ever.
  • 00:07:07.010 --> 00:07:08.020
  • They're like,
  • 00:07:08.020 --> 00:07:08.180
  • "I already hate you.
  • 00:07:08.180 --> 00:07:09.060
  • I started off in hate for you,
  • 00:07:09.060 --> 00:07:10.040
  • Joseph, but you sharing
  • 00:07:10.040 --> 00:07:11.080
  • your dream with me
  • 00:07:11.080 --> 00:07:12.060
  • makes me hate you even more.
  • 00:07:12.060 --> 00:07:14.000
  • Like, you're making it
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  • even easier for me to hate you,"
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  • okay?
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  • Check this out.
  • 00:07:16.220 --> 00:07:17.110
  • He said, "'Listen
  • 00:07:17.110 --> 00:07:18.020
  • to this dream,' he said.
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  • 'We're out in the field
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  • tying up bundles of grain,
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  • suddenly my bundle stood up
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  • and your bundles
  • 00:07:23.060 --> 00:07:23.270
  • all gathered around
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  • and bowed low before mine.'"
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  • Can you see the problem here?
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  • Joseph, do you wanna get
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  • beat up?
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  • What are you doing?
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  • You're about to get shanked,
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  • bro, stop.
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  • This is not going
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  • in the right direction, right?
  • 00:07:35.080 --> 00:07:36.160
  • It says,
  • 00:07:36.160 --> 00:07:37.060
  • "His brothers responded,
  • 00:07:37.060 --> 00:07:37.240
  • 'So you think you will be
  • 00:07:37.240 --> 00:07:39.040
  • our king, do you?
  • 00:07:39.040 --> 00:07:40.200
  • Do you actually think
  • 00:07:40.200 --> 00:07:41.190
  • you will reign over us?'
  • 00:07:41.190 --> 00:07:42.290
  • And they hated him all the more
  • 00:07:42.290 --> 00:07:44.040
  • because of his dreams and
  • 00:07:44.040 --> 00:07:45.000
  • the way he talked about them."
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  • He incessantly talked
  • 00:07:46.140 --> 00:07:47.140
  • about them.
  • 00:07:47.140 --> 00:07:47.290
  • "Oh, I'm gonna do great things."
  • 00:07:47.290 --> 00:07:48.280
  • And they're like, "Oh yeah,
  • 00:07:48.280 --> 00:07:49.160
  • Joseph, Joseph, Joseph,
  • 00:07:49.160 --> 00:07:50.100
  • you're so great."
  • 00:07:50.100 --> 00:07:51.190
  • They could not stand him.
  • 00:07:51.190 --> 00:07:53.110
  • They already hated the fact
  • 00:07:53.110 --> 00:07:53.280
  • that Daddy liked him more,
  • 00:07:53.280 --> 00:07:54.220
  • but then this just added
  • 00:07:54.220 --> 00:07:55.250
  • fuel to the fire.
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  • Then look what happens,
  • 00:07:56.230 --> 00:07:57.190
  • it's unbelievable,
  • 00:07:57.190 --> 00:07:58.150
  • verse 9, I love this.
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  • "Soon Joseph had another dream,
  • 00:07:59.110 --> 00:08:00.130
  • and again he told his brothers
  • 00:08:00.130 --> 00:08:01.130
  • about it," stupid.
  • 00:08:01.130 --> 00:08:02.100
  • Check it out.
  • 00:08:02.100 --> 00:08:03.260
  • "'Listen,
  • 00:08:03.260 --> 00:08:04.280
  • I've had another dream,'
  • 00:08:04.280 --> 00:08:05.240
  • he said, 'The sun, the moon,
  • 00:08:05.240 --> 00:08:07.040
  • and the 11 stars
  • 00:08:07.040 --> 00:08:07.280
  • bowed low before me.'
  • 00:08:07.280 --> 00:08:09.200
  • This time he told
  • 00:08:09.200 --> 00:08:10.100
  • his brothers the dream,
  • 00:08:10.100 --> 00:08:11.100
  • to his father as well
  • 00:08:11.100 --> 00:08:12.100
  • as to his brothers,
  • 00:08:12.100 --> 00:08:13.040
  • but his father scolded him.
  • 00:08:13.040 --> 00:08:14.080
  • 'What kind of dream is that?'
  • 00:08:14.080 --> 00:08:15.060
  • he asked,
  • 00:08:15.060 --> 00:08:15.280
  • 'Will your mother and I
  • 00:08:15.280 --> 00:08:16.180
  • and your brothers
  • 00:08:16.180 --> 00:08:17.120
  • actually come and bow
  • 00:08:17.120 --> 00:08:18.100
  • to the ground before you?'
  • 00:08:18.100 --> 00:08:19.120
  • But while his brothers were
  • 00:08:19.120 --> 00:08:20.100
  • jealous of Joseph,
  • 00:08:20.100 --> 00:08:21.080
  • his father wondered
  • 00:08:21.080 --> 00:08:22.100
  • what the dreams meant."
  • 00:08:22.100 --> 00:08:23.160
  • So, his daddy
  • 00:08:23.160 --> 00:08:24.060
  • saw something in him.
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:26.010
  • So, he was like,
  • 00:08:26.010 --> 00:08:27.060
  • "What are you say--
  • 00:08:27.060 --> 00:08:28.010
  • you're saying everyone's
  • 00:08:28.010 --> 00:08:28.240
  • gonna come bow to you?
  • 00:08:28.240 --> 00:08:29.210
  • I mean, Joseph,
  • 00:08:29.210 --> 00:08:30.120
  • who do you think you are?
  • 00:08:30.120 --> 00:08:31.170
  • That is arrogant,
  • 00:08:31.170 --> 00:08:32.170
  • oh my goodness."
  • 00:08:32.170 --> 00:08:33.060
  • And I wanna tell you,
  • 00:08:33.060 --> 00:08:33.230
  • it is very normal
  • 00:08:33.230 --> 00:08:34.140
  • for your dreams
  • 00:08:34.140 --> 00:08:35.040
  • to be interpreted as arrogant.
  • 00:08:35.040 --> 00:08:36.280
  • And can I just be honest
  • 00:08:36.280 --> 00:08:37.210
  • with you?
  • 00:08:37.210 --> 00:08:38.160
  • Most people that dream,
  • 00:08:38.160 --> 00:08:40.120
  • for you to actually believe it,
  • 00:08:40.120 --> 00:08:41.290
  • you will be arrogant
  • 00:08:41.290 --> 00:08:43.020
  • to some degree,
  • 00:08:43.020 --> 00:08:44.160
  • 'cause you have to actually
  • 00:08:44.160 --> 00:08:45.090
  • believe you can do it.
  • 00:08:45.090 --> 00:08:47.150
  • So, that may sound like,
  • 00:08:47.150 --> 00:08:48.110
  • "Are you telling me it's okay
  • 00:08:48.110 --> 00:08:49.010
  • to be arrogant?"
  • 00:08:49.010 --> 00:08:49.230
  • No, I'm telling you
  • 00:08:49.230 --> 00:08:50.090
  • to be confident, because God
  • 00:08:50.090 --> 00:08:51.180
  • did give you a dream.
  • 00:08:51.180 --> 00:08:52.210
  • But here's where we're going.
  • 00:08:52.210 --> 00:08:53.170
  • How you share it and who
  • 00:08:53.170 --> 00:08:55.000
  • you share it with is a big deal.
  • 00:08:55.000 --> 00:08:56.010
  • This is a big deal.
  • 00:08:56.010 --> 00:08:56.290
  • You can't give your pearls away.
  • 00:08:56.290 --> 00:08:58.260
  • My wife tells me this
  • 00:08:58.260 --> 00:08:59.160
  • all the time.
  • 00:08:59.160 --> 00:09:00.060
  • "Bil, you say too much."
  • 00:09:00.060 --> 00:09:01.130
  • You know, I'm like, "I know,
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:02.090
  • I say too much to 9.000 people,
  • 00:09:02.090 --> 00:09:03.160
  • normally that's when I do it,
  • 00:09:03.160 --> 00:09:04.250
  • right?"
  • 00:09:04.250 --> 00:09:05.210
  • But she's like,
  • 00:09:05.210 --> 00:09:06.110
  • "You say too much."
  • 00:09:06.110 --> 00:09:06.290
  • And what she's saying is,
  • 00:09:06.290 --> 00:09:07.220
  • she's trying to be
  • 00:09:07.220 --> 00:09:08.150
  • protective of me.
  • 00:09:08.150 --> 00:09:09.140
  • She says, "Be very careful.
  • 00:09:09.140 --> 00:09:10.140
  • Don't just tell everyone
  • 00:09:10.140 --> 00:09:11.000
  • your dreams, 'cause not everyone
  • 00:09:11.000 --> 00:09:12.170
  • can handle 'em," right?
  • 00:09:12.170 --> 00:09:13.270
  • Have you found this
  • 00:09:13.270 --> 00:09:14.230
  • in your life yet?
  • 00:09:14.230 --> 00:09:15.130
  • That not everyone can handle
  • 00:09:15.130 --> 00:09:16.130
  • what you're dreaming,
  • 00:09:16.130 --> 00:09:18.070
  • so you gotta be really careful.
  • 00:09:18.070 --> 00:09:19.000
  • In fact, I wanna really warn you
  • 00:09:19.000 --> 00:09:19.280
  • that where you are,
  • 00:09:19.280 --> 00:09:21.140
  • where you started from
  • 00:09:21.140 --> 00:09:22.100
  • is not where you're
  • 00:09:22.100 --> 00:09:23.000
  • supposed to stay,
  • 00:09:23.000 --> 00:09:23.190
  • so that's almost always the
  • 00:09:23.190 --> 00:09:24.120
  • wrong people to tell that to.
  • 00:09:24.120 --> 00:09:26.220
  • If you're dreaming
  • 00:09:26.220 --> 00:09:27.090
  • of owning the McDonalds,
  • 00:09:27.090 --> 00:09:28.030
  • when you first get hired on,
  • 00:09:28.030 --> 00:09:29.100
  • you're flipping fries,
  • 00:09:29.100 --> 00:09:30.010
  • don't tell the guy next to you
  • 00:09:30.010 --> 00:09:31.150
  • flipping fries with you.
  • 00:09:31.150 --> 00:09:33.040
  • They can't handle that.
  • 00:09:33.040 --> 00:09:34.060
  • They're gonna be like,
  • 00:09:34.060 --> 00:09:34.250
  • "Oh really?
  • 00:09:34.250 --> 00:09:35.130
  • You're gonna be my boss?
  • 00:09:35.130 --> 00:09:36.030
  • Oh, that's great," as we flip
  • 00:09:36.030 --> 00:09:36.220
  • fries together, and he's like,
  • 00:09:36.220 --> 00:09:37.200
  • "I'm gonna figure out
  • 00:09:37.200 --> 00:09:38.180
  • how to kill you now."
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:40.000
  • It makes 'em mad, right,
  • 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:41.110
  • because your dreaming highlights
  • 00:09:41.110 --> 00:09:43.190
  • their lack of dreaming.
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:46.100
  • Did you catch that?
  • 00:09:46.100 --> 00:09:47.160
  • Your dreams, your ambition,
  • 00:09:47.160 --> 00:09:49.140
  • highlights their lack of it.
  • 00:09:49.140 --> 00:09:51.060
  • This is why
  • 00:09:51.060 --> 00:09:51.210
  • they'll say things like, "Oh,
  • 00:09:51.210 --> 00:09:52.110
  • you think you're all that now?"
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:54.010
  • I have friends
  • 00:09:54.010 --> 00:09:54.180
  • who were the first people
  • 00:09:54.180 --> 00:09:55.080
  • to go to college
  • 00:09:55.080 --> 00:09:55.260
  • in their entire family,
  • 00:09:55.260 --> 00:09:56.150
  • and all their brothers
  • 00:09:56.150 --> 00:09:57.040
  • and sisters were like,
  • 00:09:57.040 --> 00:09:57.240
  • "Oh, you a college boy now, hun?
  • 00:09:57.240 --> 00:09:58.270
  • You think you're all hot now?
  • 00:09:58.270 --> 00:09:59.230
  • Is that how it works?"
  • 00:09:59.230 --> 00:10:01.090
  • It's like, "No, I'm just trying
  • 00:10:01.090 --> 00:10:02.150
  • to go to school.
  • 00:10:02.150 --> 00:10:04.090
  • I'm just dreaming
  • 00:10:04.090 --> 00:10:04.290
  • of getting a degree."
  • 00:10:04.290 --> 00:10:05.200
  • "Oh yeah, you think you're--"
  • 00:10:05.200 --> 00:10:06.120
  • because why?
  • 00:10:06.120 --> 00:10:07.230
  • Because you're breaking
  • 00:10:07.230 --> 00:10:08.290
  • a barrier in our culture,
  • 00:10:08.290 --> 00:10:11.140
  • in our family,
  • 00:10:11.140 --> 00:10:12.060
  • in the way we do things,
  • 00:10:12.060 --> 00:10:13.040
  • and so it does make people
  • 00:10:13.040 --> 00:10:14.280
  • around you
  • 00:10:14.280 --> 00:10:15.210
  • that don't have that dream,
  • 00:10:15.210 --> 00:10:16.210
  • and don't have that desire,
  • 00:10:16.210 --> 00:10:17.220
  • and don't do anything about it
  • 00:10:17.220 --> 00:10:18.190
  • just kind of not look as good.
  • 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:21.250
  • That's the truth, I mean,
  • 00:10:21.250 --> 00:10:22.140
  • there's some truth to that,
  • 00:10:22.140 --> 00:10:23.010
  • you know.
  • 00:10:23.010 --> 00:10:23.290
  • And so, there is a reality
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:26.050
  • that you will not be
  • 00:10:26.050 --> 00:10:27.050
  • always welcomed
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:28.070
  • in every conversation
  • 00:10:28.070 --> 00:10:29.240
  • when you start talking
  • 00:10:29.240 --> 00:10:30.220
  • about your dreams and what you
  • 00:10:30.220 --> 00:10:31.240
  • want to do with your life.
  • 00:10:31.240 --> 00:10:33.000
  • I was under this false guise
  • 00:10:33.000 --> 00:10:34.240
  • that when I came to town
  • 00:10:34.240 --> 00:10:35.230
  • and shared with ten pastors
  • 00:10:35.230 --> 00:10:37.160
  • around me,
  • 00:10:37.160 --> 00:10:38.140
  • "We're gonna take this town
  • 00:10:38.140 --> 00:10:39.180
  • for Christ, and we're gonna have
  • 00:10:39.180 --> 00:10:40.240
  • thousands of people coming,"
  • 00:10:40.240 --> 00:10:42.000
  • they would be like,
  • 00:10:42.000 --> 00:10:42.220
  • "That's awesome, you go."
  • 00:10:42.220 --> 00:10:44.080
  • No, it didn't go
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:46.000
  • like that at all.
  • 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:47.280
  • I was like, "Oh, okay,
  • 00:10:47.280 --> 00:10:48.240
  • you guys don't--
  • 00:10:48.240 --> 00:10:49.090
  • do you know Jesus?
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:50.150
  • Do you all know Jesus?
  • 00:10:50.150 --> 00:10:52.020
  • He's nice."
  • 00:10:52.020 --> 00:10:54.150
  • Because not everyone was happy.
  • 00:10:54.150 --> 00:10:55.160
  • And there were some that were,
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:56.260
  • but not everyone was.
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:58.240
  • If you--
  • 00:10:58.240 --> 00:10:59.150
  • you can be among Christians,
  • 00:10:59.150 --> 00:11:00.250
  • Christian leaders,
  • 00:11:00.250 --> 00:11:01.190
  • and they can still--
  • 00:11:01.190 --> 00:11:02.090
  • they can just, you know,
  • 00:11:02.090 --> 00:11:03.130
  • hate you and sound more
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  • spiritual while they hate you.
  • 00:11:04.130 --> 00:11:06.190
  • I'm serious.
  • 00:11:06.190 --> 00:11:07.070
  • Has anybody
  • 00:11:07.070 --> 00:11:07.270
  • ever discovered this?
  • 00:11:07.270 --> 00:11:08.290
  • To where you can have
  • 00:11:08.290 --> 00:11:09.250
  • someone--maybe you have
  • 00:11:09.250 --> 00:11:10.170
  • a well-meaning mother or father,
  • 00:11:10.170 --> 00:11:11.170
  • brother, sister, aunt, cousin,
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:12.140
  • uncle, best friend, whoever,
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:14.070
  • that they love you
  • 00:11:14.070 --> 00:11:15.230
  • and they mean well,
  • 00:11:15.230 --> 00:11:16.150
  • but they don't realize that
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:17.130
  • they're projecting their own
  • 00:11:17.130 --> 00:11:18.210
  • lack of ambition on you.
  • 00:11:18.230 --> 00:11:21.230
  • When people tell me,
  • 00:11:21.230 --> 00:11:22.110
  • "Oh, I had this great dream
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:23.070
  • and I shared it with someone,
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:24.050
  • and they told me
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:25.010
  • I just couldn't do it,
  • 00:11:25.010 --> 00:11:25.290
  • that it would never work out,"
  • 00:11:25.290 --> 00:11:26.250
  • I always stop and say,
  • 00:11:26.250 --> 00:11:28.010
  • "How are things working out
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:28.190
  • in their life?
  • 00:11:28.190 --> 00:11:30.070
  • Let's set aside your dream
  • 00:11:30.070 --> 00:11:30.250
  • for a moment.
  • 00:11:30.250 --> 00:11:31.170
  • How are they doing?"
  • 00:11:31.170 --> 00:11:32.090
  • "Well, they're not really
  • 00:11:32.090 --> 00:11:32.290
  • doing anything."
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:33.190
  • Okay, so they're projecting
  • 00:11:33.190 --> 00:11:34.080
  • their lack of doing nothing
  • 00:11:34.080 --> 00:11:35.020
  • onto you.
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:36.200
  • See, you're telling
  • 00:11:36.200 --> 00:11:37.100
  • the wrong person your dream.
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:38.280
  • You gotta go to people
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:39.170
  • who have dreams and are
  • 00:11:39.170 --> 00:11:40.280
  • doing something with 'em,
  • 00:11:40.280 --> 00:11:42.110
  • because if you find the dreamer
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:43.060
  • who's accomplishing it,
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:44.150
  • and you say, "I got this dream,"
  • 00:11:44.150 --> 00:11:45.110
  • they're gonna say,
  • 00:11:45.110 --> 00:11:46.080
  • "Okay, okay, let's sit down.
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:47.060
  • Let's have some coffee.
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:47.280
  • Let's talk about
  • 00:11:47.280 --> 00:11:48.180
  • how you can do that."
  • 00:11:48.180 --> 00:11:50.080
  • And so, instead of can I do it,
  • 00:11:50.080 --> 00:11:51.210
  • it becomes how can I do it?
  • 00:11:51.220 --> 00:11:54.220
  • And they will help you
  • 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:55.160
  • with your dream.
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:56.190
  • You gotta be very careful not to
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:57.230
  • share it with the wrong people.
  • 00:11:57.230 --> 00:12:00.030
  • Joseph goes to his brothers,
  • 00:12:00.030 --> 00:12:01.030
  • "Hey, y'all gather around.
  • 00:12:01.030 --> 00:12:01.280
  • I know you hate me,
  • 00:12:01.280 --> 00:12:02.220
  • let me tell you my dream."
  • 00:12:03.020 --> 00:12:06.020
  • This is not gonna go well,
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:06.270
  • Joseph.
  • 00:12:06.270 --> 00:12:08.040
  • They're not gonna be happy
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:09.000
  • with this, right?
  • 00:12:09.000 --> 00:12:09.200
  • And he's like, "This is so cool.
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:10.200
  • You guys all come
  • 00:12:10.200 --> 00:12:11.200
  • and bow down to me.
  • 00:12:11.200 --> 00:12:12.240
  • Isn't that awesome?"
  • 00:12:12.240 --> 00:12:15.150
  • And they're all like,
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:16.050
  • "Yeah, that's great,"
  • 00:12:16.050 --> 00:12:17.040
  • as they pick up stones.
  • 00:12:17.040 --> 00:12:18.010
  • "Yeah, that's really great,
  • 00:12:18.010 --> 00:12:18.220
  • Joseph.
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:19.210
  • Let's go out back right now."
  • 00:12:19.210 --> 00:12:21.060
  • They want to kill him.
  • 00:12:21.060 --> 00:12:21.260
  • They literally
  • 00:12:21.260 --> 00:12:22.210
  • wanted to kill him.
  • 00:12:22.210 --> 00:12:23.200
  • I mean, that was their plan.
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:24.120
  • They're like,
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:25.080
  • "Let's kill Joseph.
  • 00:12:25.080 --> 00:12:26.030
  • I can't stand him,
  • 00:12:26.030 --> 00:12:26.280
  • he's a nightmare.
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:27.250
  • We gotta take him out.
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:28.220
  • He drives us crazy,"
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:29.190
  • because Joseph had a big dream.
  • 00:12:29.190 --> 00:12:31.220
  • Nothing wrong with a big dream,
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:32.270
  • but you gotta know
  • 00:12:32.270 --> 00:12:33.230
  • you're not gonna fit in
  • 00:12:33.230 --> 00:12:34.200
  • when you got a big dream.
  • 00:12:34.200 --> 00:12:35.230
  • You're not supposed to fit in,
  • 00:12:35.230 --> 00:12:36.230
  • you're supposed to lead.
  • 00:12:36.230 --> 00:12:37.230
  • Number two,
  • 00:12:37.230 --> 00:12:38.220
  • God put a dream in your heart.
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:40.240
  • So, number one is when
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:41.180
  • you don't fit in it's because
  • 00:12:41.180 --> 00:12:42.120
  • you're supposed to lead.
  • 00:12:42.120 --> 00:12:43.120
  • Number two,
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:44.000
  • God put a dream in your heart.
  • 00:12:44.000 --> 00:12:45.240
  • There is a dream there.
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:46.200
  • Listen, you shouldn't focus
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:47.180
  • on who rejected your dream,
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:48.270
  • you should focus on the fact
  • 00:12:48.270 --> 00:12:49.140
  • that you have a dream
  • 00:12:49.140 --> 00:12:50.260
  • and develop it.
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.040
  • God wants you
  • 00:12:52.040 --> 00:12:52.190
  • to develop that dream.
  • 00:12:52.190 --> 00:12:53.110
  • Let me just mention, real quick,
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:54.230
  • something about his dad.
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:56.010
  • His dad sat and pondered it.
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:57.170
  • So, his dad was like, "Joseph,
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:12:59.070
  • you don't talk like that,"
  • 00:12:59.070 --> 00:13:00.180
  • but then later on he was like,
  • 00:13:00.180 --> 00:13:01.090
  • "But that's interesting."
  • 00:13:01.090 --> 00:13:03.060
  • My mom, she's not the most
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.030
  • amazing mom
  • 00:13:04.030 --> 00:13:05.050
  • in the entire universe,
  • 00:13:05.050 --> 00:13:05.270
  • but she's close.
  • 00:13:05.270 --> 00:13:07.130
  • My mom and dad are not the most
  • 00:13:07.130 --> 00:13:08.170
  • perfect people in the world,
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:09.270
  • they are still humans,
  • 00:13:09.270 --> 00:13:10.230
  • they come to church here,
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:11.230
  • but man, they are awesome.
  • 00:13:11.230 --> 00:13:12.170
  • Let me tell you one thing
  • 00:13:12.170 --> 00:13:13.050
  • they did really right.
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:14.010
  • They have mistakes
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:15.010
  • that they've done too, sure,
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.010
  • you know, some people say
  • 00:13:16.010 --> 00:13:16.250
  • maybe I was a mistake,
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:17.160
  • but the point is--
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:19.220
  • my sister says that.
  • 00:13:19.220 --> 00:13:21.090
  • But the point is,
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:24.080
  • is that my mom would regularly
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.140
  • tell me something.
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:26.100
  • She would always say,
  • 00:13:26.100 --> 00:13:27.020
  • "You're gonna do great things.
  • 00:13:27.020 --> 00:13:30.000
  • You're gonna do great things."
  • 00:13:30.000 --> 00:13:32.030
  • I don't remember her
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:32.250
  • ever saying to me,
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:33.250
  • "Yeah, that's probably
  • 00:13:33.250 --> 00:13:34.150
  • not gonna happen."
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:35.210
  • I never heard
  • 00:13:35.210 --> 00:13:36.070
  • anything like that.
  • 00:13:36.070 --> 00:13:36.290
  • It was always,
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:37.170
  • "You're gonna do great.
  • 00:13:37.170 --> 00:13:38.080
  • Billy, God has a big plan
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:39.020
  • for your life."
  • 00:13:39.020 --> 00:13:40.020
  • She would tell me that.
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:40.280
  • She's the only one
  • 00:13:40.280 --> 00:13:41.190
  • that can call me that,
  • 00:13:41.190 --> 00:13:42.110
  • by the way,
  • 00:13:42.110 --> 00:13:43.040
  • let's be clear, here.
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.140
  • But no, but she would say,
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:45.230
  • "Billy, you're gonna do
  • 00:13:45.230 --> 00:13:46.270
  • great things.
  • 00:13:46.270 --> 00:13:47.170
  • God's hand is on your life.
  • 00:13:47.170 --> 00:13:49.090
  • You're gonna do great things."
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:50.150
  • Now, she had no idea
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:51.150
  • what that meant yet,
  • 00:13:51.150 --> 00:13:52.110
  • she had no idea,
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:53.010
  • but she had some things
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:53.260
  • that she was apparently
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:13:54.180
  • pondering in her heart.
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:55.250
  • And I will tell you this
  • 00:13:55.250 --> 00:13:56.210
  • about mom and dad,
  • 00:13:56.210 --> 00:13:57.150
  • they raised me in a way
  • 00:13:57.150 --> 00:13:58.150
  • that I actually did believe
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:14:00.110
  • that I could do something great.
  • 00:14:00.110 --> 00:14:02.130
  • I would just--maybe I was
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:03.050
  • stupid for believing it,
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:04.130
  • but here we are.
  • 00:14:04.130 --> 00:14:07.050
  • And you may not think
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:07.200
  • this is great.
  • 00:14:07.200 --> 00:14:08.050
  • That's okay, this is my dream,
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:08.270
  • you don't have to like my dream.
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:09.220
  • That's another thing, too,
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:10.080
  • is that God's blessings for you
  • 00:14:10.080 --> 00:14:11.230
  • are not predicated
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:12.280
  • on your neighbor liking it.
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:15.010
  • Isn't it good to know that?
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:16.090
  • The person next to you
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:17.210
  • doesn't have to agree with it
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:18.090
  • for God to bless you with it,
  • 00:14:18.090 --> 00:14:19.160
  • so it's okay.
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:20.180
  • But here's the thing.
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:21.140
  • This is a big deal.
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:22.090
  • As your kids are always
  • 00:14:22.090 --> 00:14:23.120
  • saying this and that,
  • 00:14:23.120 --> 00:14:24.070
  • and this and that,
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:24.260
  • make sure
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:25.130
  • that you're the one saying,
  • 00:14:25.130 --> 00:14:26.030
  • "Yeah, you can do that,
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:26.250
  • absolutely, absolutely."
  • 00:14:26.250 --> 00:14:28.020
  • And then as they get older
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:28.260
  • and you start to see
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:30.050
  • where they actually mention
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:31.080
  • some dreams that you think,
  • 00:14:31.080 --> 00:14:32.060
  • "You know, I've actually seen
  • 00:14:32.060 --> 00:14:33.070
  • some things in you that you--
  • 00:14:33.070 --> 00:14:34.110
  • that's a possibility."
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:35.200
  • Then, what is our job
  • 00:14:35.200 --> 00:14:36.160
  • as parents?
  • 00:14:36.160 --> 00:14:37.050
  • Steer 'em in those directions.
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:39.040
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:39.270
  • So, you can do anything,
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:41.020
  • but we're not gonna do
  • 00:14:41.020 --> 00:14:41.170
  • just anything.
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:42.180
  • Eventually our talents catch up
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:44.290
  • with our brain and we realize
  • 00:14:44.290 --> 00:14:46.020
  • what we're actually good at
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:47.060
  • versus what we just wanna do,
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:49.070
  • and you begin to mesh
  • 00:14:49.070 --> 00:14:49.280
  • those together and okay,
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:50.200
  • now you got something that's
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:51.130
  • really credible and possible.
  • 00:14:51.130 --> 00:14:53.040
  • We can pull this off.
  • 00:14:53.040 --> 00:14:54.160
  • And so, that's our job
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:55.070
  • as parents,
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:55.240
  • just keep steering 'em.
  • 00:14:55.240 --> 00:14:56.140
  • And so, Joseph did not have
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:57.240
  • that situation,
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:14:58.290
  • and maybe you don't either.
  • 00:14:58.290 --> 00:15:00.020
  • You may say, "Pastor,
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:00.220
  • my family was so jacked up,
  • 00:15:00.220 --> 00:15:01.230
  • you don't understand."
  • 00:15:01.230 --> 00:15:02.180
  • "Pastor, my family, literally,
  • 00:15:02.180 --> 00:15:05.120
  • the authorities yanked me
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:06.210
  • out of my home,
  • 00:15:06.210 --> 00:15:08.010
  • it was that bad."
  • 00:15:08.010 --> 00:15:08.240
  • Quit focusing
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:09.230
  • on being yanked out of the home
  • 00:15:09.230 --> 00:15:11.000
  • and instead focus on the fact
  • 00:15:11.000 --> 00:15:11.260
  • that God protected you
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:13.110
  • and got you out of there.
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:17.070
  • That's God.
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:18.130
  • That's God leading you.
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:20.260
  • Joel 2:28 says this,
  • 00:15:20.260 --> 00:15:21.220
  • "Afterwards," and by the way,
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.130
  • anytime you see the word
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:24.030
  • "afterwards," you can say
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:24.270
  • what was before the afterward?
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:26.190
  • The afterward in Joel chapter 2,
  • 00:15:26.190 --> 00:15:28.010
  • chapter 1 and 2, by the way,
  • 00:15:28.010 --> 00:15:29.010
  • is destruction.
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:30.170
  • World's falling apart,
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:31.060
  • everything is coming unraveled,
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:31.290
  • the economy's in the tank,
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:33.110
  • I mean, you name it,
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:33.280
  • everything is going wrong
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:34.290
  • in Joel's situation
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:36.240
  • in Israel, right?
  • 00:15:36.240 --> 00:15:37.290
  • And then he says this.
  • 00:15:37.290 --> 00:15:38.190
  • "Afterwards,"
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:39.110
  • after everything falls apart,
  • 00:15:39.110 --> 00:15:40.140
  • then he says this.
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:41.100
  • "I will pour out my spirit
  • 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:42.040
  • on all people."
  • 00:15:42.040 --> 00:15:42.290
  • It says all people.
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:44.040
  • I don't know about you,
  • 00:15:44.040 --> 00:15:44.220
  • but that really makes me
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:45.110
  • feel good
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:45.290
  • to know it's all people.
  • 00:15:45.290 --> 00:15:46.180
  • It's not just, like,
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:47.090
  • the pretty people,
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:47.270
  • the smart people,
  • 00:15:47.270 --> 00:15:48.280
  • the good people,
  • 00:15:48.280 --> 00:15:49.290
  • the white people,
  • 00:15:49.290 --> 00:15:51.010
  • the black people,
  • 00:15:51.010 --> 00:15:51.170
  • the brown people,
  • 00:15:51.170 --> 00:15:52.040
  • the whatever people.
  • 00:15:52.040 --> 00:15:52.250
  • It's not like they're all--
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:53.140
  • there's no prerequisites
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:54.050
  • with this.
  • 00:15:54.050 --> 00:15:54.250
  • It's not the people that come
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:55.230
  • from this side of the tracks,
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:56.210
  • or this family, the people
  • 00:15:56.210 --> 00:15:57.140
  • who did really good in school,
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:15:59.130
  • the people who are really smart
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:00.290
  • and spiritual, the people--
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:01.270
  • it doesn't say that.
  • 00:16:01.270 --> 00:16:03.070
  • God can still do something
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:04.110
  • in and through you.
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:05.290
  • He says this, "Afterwards,
  • 00:16:05.290 --> 00:16:07.020
  • I will pour out my spirit
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:08.010
  • on all people.
  • 00:16:08.010 --> 00:16:08.220
  • Your sons and your daughters
  • 00:16:08.220 --> 00:16:09.130
  • will prophesy,
  • 00:16:09.130 --> 00:16:10.030
  • your old men will dream dreams
  • 00:16:10.030 --> 00:16:11.110
  • and your young men
  • 00:16:11.110 --> 00:16:12.180
  • will see visions."
  • 00:16:12.180 --> 00:16:13.040
  • So, it says here sons
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  • and daughters.
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  • Do you understand how
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:17.040
  • culturally incorrect this was
  • 00:16:17.040 --> 00:16:19.160
  • in their society
  • 00:16:19.160 --> 00:16:20.100
  • to say sons and daughters
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:21.180
  • are gonna dream dreams?
  • 00:16:21.180 --> 00:16:23.140
  • You did not say that
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:23.290
  • in the Middle East
  • 00:16:23.290 --> 00:16:24.270
  • back in the day,
  • 00:16:24.270 --> 00:16:26.030
  • let alone today.
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:27.220
  • It says old men and young men.
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:30.140
  • "Oh, I'm too young
  • 00:16:30.140 --> 00:16:31.030
  • for God to use."
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:31.230
  • Really, 'cause it says here
  • 00:16:31.230 --> 00:16:32.120
  • that young man have visions.
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:33.160
  • "Oh, I'm too old.
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:34.190
  • I mean, my prime is gone."
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:36.140
  • No, no, no, old men have dreams.
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:37.210
  • You are not past
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:39.080
  • or ever will be the point of God
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:41.250
  • doing great things through you.
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:44.270
  • He wants to do something
  • 00:16:44.270 --> 00:16:46.060
  • great through you.
  • 00:16:46.060 --> 00:16:47.210
  • Now, this is important.
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:49.170
  • One of the keys to God
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:50.280
  • doing something great in you
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:52.180
  • is in the next Scripture,
  • 00:16:52.180 --> 00:16:53.130
  • and this may
  • 00:16:53.130 --> 00:16:54.140
  • really surprise you,
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:55.050
  • but this is a huge factor
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:56.000
  • in God doing something
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:57.050
  • great through you.
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:16:57.260
  • Check this out,
  • 00:16:57.260 --> 00:16:58.110
  • Genesis chapter 37, verse 19.
  • 00:16:58.110 --> 00:16:59.180
  • "Here comes that dreamer."
  • 00:16:59.180 --> 00:17:01.100
  • So, his brothers, right,
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:02.220
  • this is a few days later,
  • 00:17:02.220 --> 00:17:03.260
  • they're out in the fields,
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:04.240
  • they're working,
  • 00:17:04.240 --> 00:17:05.120
  • they're kind of far away
  • 00:17:05.120 --> 00:17:05.290
  • from Dad, Dad says, "Hey Joseph,
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:07.290
  • Joe, grab a pack lunch,
  • 00:17:07.290 --> 00:17:09.120
  • I need you to go
  • 00:17:09.120 --> 00:17:10.000
  • check on your brothers," right?
  • 00:17:10.000 --> 00:17:11.040
  • Again, Dad is not helping
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:11.250
  • anything.
  • 00:17:11.250 --> 00:17:12.120
  • He's like, "Yeah, I need you
  • 00:17:12.120 --> 00:17:13.020
  • to go check on your brothers,"
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:13.200
  • like, in other words, like,
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:14.070
  • "You're the snitch,
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:14.250
  • I know you are.
  • 00:17:14.250 --> 00:17:15.120
  • Go check on 'em, come back,
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:16.050
  • and tell me what they're doing."
  • 00:17:16.050 --> 00:17:17.170
  • I mean, he's setting him up
  • 00:17:17.170 --> 00:17:18.150
  • to be hated, right?
  • 00:17:18.150 --> 00:17:19.180
  • I'm like, "Dude, you're
  • 00:17:19.180 --> 00:17:20.080
  • making me the teacher's pet.
  • 00:17:20.080 --> 00:17:22.000
  • This is a disaster, Dad,
  • 00:17:22.000 --> 00:17:23.060
  • you're killing me," right?
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:24.030
  • And so, he's like, "No,
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:25.120
  • go check on 'em and come back
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:26.040
  • and report to me."
  • 00:17:26.040 --> 00:17:26.270
  • So Joseph goes
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:27.160
  • and checks on 'em.
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:28.150
  • Now, I don't know if Joseph
  • 00:17:28.150 --> 00:17:29.050
  • was just clueless not realizing
  • 00:17:29.050 --> 00:17:30.170
  • this is a disastrous position
  • 00:17:30.170 --> 00:17:31.210
  • to be in,
  • 00:17:31.210 --> 00:17:32.120
  • or whether Daddy
  • 00:17:32.120 --> 00:17:33.130
  • was just setting him up
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:34.060
  • and he hated it,
  • 00:17:34.060 --> 00:17:34.260
  • we don't know the whole dynamic,
  • 00:17:34.260 --> 00:17:35.200
  • but we know it was bad,
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:36.230
  • 'cause he was hated, right?
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:38.040
  • He comes over the hill,
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:39.110
  • sees his brothers
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:40.080
  • in the distance,
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:40.280
  • his brothers see him,
  • 00:17:40.280 --> 00:17:41.170
  • and they look at him,
  • 00:17:41.170 --> 00:17:42.150
  • and they go,
  • 00:17:42.150 --> 00:17:43.040
  • "Here comes that dreamer."
  • 00:17:43.040 --> 00:17:44.140
  • Then look what happens.
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:45.190
  • "Come on, let's kill him
  • 00:17:45.190 --> 00:17:47.010
  • and throw him
  • 00:17:47.010 --> 00:17:48.020
  • into one of these cisterns."
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:49.190
  • That's an empty well, right,
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:50.180
  • into a big hole.
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:51.150
  • "We can tell our father
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:52.160
  • a wild animal has eaten him."
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:54.030
  • Can you imagine
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:55.000
  • using this as your excuse?
  • 00:17:55.000 --> 00:17:55.270
  • You know, like,
  • 00:17:55.270 --> 00:17:56.190
  • you go to your teacher at school
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:57.130
  • and you're like, "Hey,
  • 00:17:57.130 --> 00:17:58.180
  • my dog ate my homework," right?
  • 00:17:58.180 --> 00:18:01.080
  • Okay, they went to their dad,
  • 00:18:01.080 --> 00:18:02.200
  • "A dog ate our brother."
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:05.060
  • Like, that was
  • 00:18:05.060 --> 00:18:05.210
  • their excuse, right?
  • 00:18:05.210 --> 00:18:06.090
  • Like, is this really
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:06.250
  • gonna work, really?
  • 00:18:06.250 --> 00:18:07.160
  • Okay, that was their plan.
  • 00:18:07.160 --> 00:18:08.050
  • "A wild animal has eaten him.
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:09.220
  • Then we'll see
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:10.200
  • what becomes of his dreams."
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:12.140
  • See, what they're really mad at
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:13.040
  • is that I can't stand the fact
  • 00:18:13.040 --> 00:18:15.190
  • that he's got
  • 00:18:15.190 --> 00:18:16.210
  • more ambition than me.
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:17.220
  • He hadn't even done anything,
  • 00:18:17.220 --> 00:18:19.040
  • just the fact that he's talking
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:20.080
  • about doing big things,
  • 00:18:20.080 --> 00:18:21.200
  • they're mad at him.
  • 00:18:21.200 --> 00:18:22.190
  • He hadn't even done it yet.
  • 00:18:22.190 --> 00:18:24.070
  • He hasn't even done anything.
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:24.250
  • No wonder we never get past
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:26.110
  • just dreaming.
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:27.080
  • No wonder we start talking
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:29.100
  • and we never do.
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:31.070
  • Because every time we
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.160
  • talk about it we get shut down.
  • 00:18:32.160 --> 00:18:35.040
  • So, stop talking
  • 00:18:35.040 --> 00:18:36.290
  • and start doing.
  • 00:18:37.060 --> 00:18:40.060
  • Because every time you talk
  • 00:18:40.060 --> 00:18:40.240
  • about it, people complain.
  • 00:18:40.240 --> 00:18:42.130
  • "Oh, you think you're
  • 00:18:42.130 --> 00:18:43.190
  • blah, blah, blah, blah."
  • 00:18:43.190 --> 00:18:44.120
  • Finally, I realized
  • 00:18:44.120 --> 00:18:45.060
  • I need to shut up
  • 00:18:45.060 --> 00:18:45.280
  • about this big church,
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:47.120
  • and all these--and just start
  • 00:18:47.120 --> 00:18:48.050
  • doing it, because God wants you
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:51.090
  • to realize talk is cheap.
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:53.280
  • You gotta do something.
  • 00:18:53.280 --> 00:18:55.110
  • God has brought you here today
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:56.110
  • to say I love you,
  • 00:18:56.110 --> 00:18:57.070
  • do something, now.
  • 00:18:57.070 --> 00:18:58.290
  • You know,
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:18:59.180
  • it's time to get moving.
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:00.160
  • In other words,
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:01.030
  • it's time to actually put action
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:02.240
  • behind the dream God gave you.
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:05.020
  • If it's a God dream,
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:06.090
  • then he wants you
  • 00:19:06.090 --> 00:19:06.270
  • to do something.
  • 00:19:06.270 --> 00:19:07.140
  • Check it out, what happens next.
  • 00:19:07.140 --> 00:19:08.040
  • Yeah, he wants you to get going.
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:09.030
  • Check this out.
  • 00:19:09.030 --> 00:19:10.130
  • "So when Joseph arrived,
  • 00:19:10.130 --> 00:19:11.080
  • his brothers ripped off the
  • 00:19:11.080 --> 00:19:12.050
  • beautiful robe he was wearing."
  • 00:19:12.050 --> 00:19:13.210
  • They took
  • 00:19:13.210 --> 00:19:14.060
  • his Members Only jacket, right,
  • 00:19:14.060 --> 00:19:14.290
  • he was the only member,
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:15.180
  • they took his jacket off
  • 00:19:15.180 --> 00:19:16.070
  • and they tore it up.
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:17.150
  • It says here,
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:18.030
  • "Then they grabbed him
  • 00:19:18.030 --> 00:19:18.280
  • and threw him
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:19.150
  • into this empty cistern.
  • 00:19:19.150 --> 00:19:20.090
  • When the Midianite traders
  • 00:19:20.090 --> 00:19:21.100
  • came by, Joseph's brothers
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:22.080
  • pulled him out of the cistern
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:23.110
  • and sold him to them
  • 00:19:23.110 --> 00:19:24.090
  • for 20 pieces of silver,
  • 00:19:24.090 --> 00:19:25.110
  • and the traders
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:26.030
  • took him to Egypt."
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:26.280
  • So, they sold him into slavery.
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:28.010
  • It says, "Then the brothers
  • 00:19:28.010 --> 00:19:29.030
  • killed a young goat and dipped
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:30.050
  • Joseph's robe in its blood.
  • 00:19:30.050 --> 00:19:32.130
  • They sent the beautiful robe
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.200
  • to their father
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:34.060
  • with this message.
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:34.270
  • 'Look at what we found.
  • 00:19:34.270 --> 00:19:35.190
  • Doesn't this robe
  • 00:19:35.190 --> 00:19:36.080
  • belong to your son?'"
  • 00:19:36.080 --> 00:19:37.120
  • So, they lied to their dad.
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:38.100
  • "Dad, Joseph died, look,
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:39.100
  • this is his bloody coat.
  • 00:19:39.100 --> 00:19:40.290
  • Oh my goodness,
  • 00:19:40.290 --> 00:19:41.160
  • are we still so bad?
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:42.110
  • I don't know what happened."
  • 00:19:42.110 --> 00:19:43.040
  • They sold him into slavery.
  • 00:19:43.040 --> 00:19:43.250
  • Now, some of you are thinking,
  • 00:19:43.250 --> 00:19:44.180
  • "Wow, this is horrible.
  • 00:19:44.180 --> 00:19:45.100
  • The guy got sold into slavery."
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:46.280
  • Let me tell you,
  • 00:19:46.280 --> 00:19:47.220
  • that was actually
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:48.110
  • the better option.
  • 00:19:48.110 --> 00:19:49.030
  • They were gonna kill him,
  • 00:19:49.030 --> 00:19:50.180
  • so he was gonna die.
  • 00:19:50.180 --> 00:19:51.090
  • Some of you, right now,
  • 00:19:51.090 --> 00:19:52.030
  • are thinking,
  • 00:19:52.030 --> 00:19:52.220
  • "You have no idea
  • 00:19:52.220 --> 00:19:53.100
  • what I've gone through.
  • 00:19:53.100 --> 00:19:53.290
  • I've gone through
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:54.180
  • incredible difficulties.
  • 00:19:54.180 --> 00:19:55.090
  • I've been through
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:55.280
  • all kinds of stuff.
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:56.180
  • Pastor, I'm barely even here."
  • 00:19:56.180 --> 00:19:57.090
  • You know what I wanna say
  • 00:19:57.090 --> 00:19:57.280
  • to you today?
  • 00:19:57.280 --> 00:19:58.190
  • Don't take this wrong, I mean
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:19:59.070
  • this in an encouraging way,
  • 00:19:59.070 --> 00:19:59.290
  • you ain't dead,
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:03.050
  • so God isn't done.
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:05.130
  • God's not done with you.
  • 00:20:05.130 --> 00:20:06.060
  • The only reason
  • 00:20:06.060 --> 00:20:06.270
  • why you survived all that
  • 00:20:06.270 --> 00:20:07.250
  • is 'cause God
  • 00:20:07.250 --> 00:20:08.180
  • has a big plan for your life.
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:10.060
  • That's why you're still here.
  • 00:20:10.060 --> 00:20:11.160
  • He has big things he wants to do
  • 00:20:11.160 --> 00:20:13.020
  • in and through you.
  • 00:20:13.020 --> 00:20:14.230
  • This is really important,
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:15.250
  • and I didn't understand this
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:16.220
  • for a long time,
  • 00:20:16.220 --> 00:20:17.130
  • but I've now seen this
  • 00:20:17.130 --> 00:20:18.050
  • in my own life
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:18.250
  • time and time again.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:20.030
  • Please write this down.
  • 00:20:20.030 --> 00:20:20.220
  • Number three, often when God
  • 00:20:20.220 --> 00:20:22.060
  • uses someone greatly,
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:23.200
  • he allows betrayal
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:25.100
  • to wound them deeply.
  • 00:20:25.180 --> 00:20:28.180
  • Often times,
  • 00:20:28.180 --> 00:20:29.080
  • when God uses someone greatly,
  • 00:20:29.080 --> 00:20:30.070
  • he allows betrayal
  • 00:20:30.070 --> 00:20:31.280
  • to wound them deeply.
  • 00:20:31.280 --> 00:20:33.160
  • Can I tell you
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:34.010
  • what betrayal means to me now?
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:34.250
  • It is a trigger of me
  • 00:20:34.250 --> 00:20:36.240
  • knowing something big is coming.
  • 00:20:36.240 --> 00:20:39.170
  • So now, if I'm betrayed,
  • 00:20:39.170 --> 00:20:40.150
  • I just think,
  • 00:20:40.150 --> 00:20:41.210
  • "Oh, sweetness, thanks God.
  • 00:20:41.210 --> 00:20:44.000
  • You're about to elevate me.
  • 00:20:44.000 --> 00:20:45.140
  • You're about to promote me.
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:46.140
  • Something great's
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:47.060
  • about to happen.
  • 00:20:47.060 --> 00:20:47.220
  • You're gonna repay me
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:48.180
  • double for my trouble.
  • 00:20:48.180 --> 00:20:49.180
  • You're gonna do something big
  • 00:20:49.180 --> 00:20:50.100
  • in my life."
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:51.000
  • And so, when God allows you
  • 00:20:51.000 --> 00:20:52.030
  • to go through pain,
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:53.020
  • it's not to hurt you,
  • 00:20:53.020 --> 00:20:54.010
  • it's to catapult you.
  • 00:20:54.010 --> 00:20:56.220
  • God is protecting you.
  • 00:20:56.220 --> 00:20:58.210
  • God will let you go through
  • 00:20:58.210 --> 00:20:59.100
  • some stuff for a reason.
  • 00:20:59.100 --> 00:21:00.090
  • There's a purpose in this.
  • 00:21:00.090 --> 00:21:01.060
  • You know why Joseph
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:02.050
  • had to get sold into slavery?
  • 00:21:02.050 --> 00:21:03.200
  • Because Joseph
  • 00:21:03.200 --> 00:21:04.220
  • was in the wrong spot.
  • 00:21:04.220 --> 00:21:06.180
  • He was not where God
  • 00:21:06.180 --> 00:21:07.150
  • was gonna do
  • 00:21:07.150 --> 00:21:08.080
  • his greatest work through him.
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:09.000
  • Joseph could not save
  • 00:21:09.000 --> 00:21:10.110
  • the entire Middle East
  • 00:21:10.110 --> 00:21:12.070
  • from the vantage point
  • 00:21:12.070 --> 00:21:13.140
  • of the small town
  • 00:21:13.140 --> 00:21:14.210
  • on a hill that he lived in.
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:15.240
  • He had to go to Egypt
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:17.230
  • where the power centers were.
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:19.160
  • He had to go
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:20.110
  • to be an influencer.
  • 00:21:20.110 --> 00:21:21.140
  • God had to reposition him to
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:22.230
  • where he could use him greatly.
  • 00:21:22.230 --> 00:21:25.200
  • And so, this is important.
  • 00:21:25.200 --> 00:21:26.160
  • The first thing God wounded him
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:27.170
  • greatly, but listen,
  • 00:21:27.170 --> 00:21:28.100
  • God's wounds are--you know,
  • 00:21:28.100 --> 00:21:30.010
  • when you take a wound,
  • 00:21:30.010 --> 00:21:30.280
  • where it heals back,
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:32.190
  • it's always tougher,
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:33.120
  • it's stronger, it's not weaker.
  • 00:21:33.120 --> 00:21:34.290
  • And so, God lets you
  • 00:21:34.290 --> 00:21:36.170
  • take on those wounds
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:37.140
  • and those hits because--
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:38.270
  • now listen, God does not cause
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  • bad things to happen,
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  • but God is so amazing
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  • that when he knows evil
  • 00:21:41.160 --> 00:21:42.180
  • is gonna come into your life,
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  • he'll never waste it.
  • 00:21:43.180 --> 00:21:45.170
  • He'll use it for your good.
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:46.210
  • It's almost like
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:47.230
  • we're a three-prong plug
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:49.120
  • and we're trying to get
  • 00:21:49.120 --> 00:21:50.040
  • this power everywhere,
  • 00:21:50.040 --> 00:21:51.120
  • and we're like,
  • 00:21:51.120 --> 00:21:52.000
  • "Maybe this relationship,
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:52.240
  • or this job,
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  • or this amount of money,
  • 00:21:53.130 --> 00:21:54.040
  • or this, or that,
  • 00:21:54.040 --> 00:21:55.080
  • or this school, or this,"
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  • and those are all good things,
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  • nothing is wrong
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:21:58.030
  • with any of those,
  • 00:21:58.030 --> 00:21:58.270
  • but if you're trying
  • 00:21:58.270 --> 00:21:59.190
  • to get your power from it,
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:00.150
  • you're trying to plug in
  • 00:22:00.150 --> 00:22:01.060
  • and get your source from it,
  • 00:22:01.060 --> 00:22:01.290
  • you're gonna have a hard time.
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:02.290
  • And so, God will allow you
  • 00:22:02.290 --> 00:22:03.240
  • to go through so much pain
  • 00:22:03.240 --> 00:22:04.230
  • and so much difficulty.
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:05.200
  • Joseph's like,
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  • "All I know is my mom,
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  • and my dad, and my brothers,
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:08.060
  • and this is where I work,
  • 00:22:08.060 --> 00:22:09.080
  • and this is the land I live in,
  • 00:22:09.080 --> 00:22:10.050
  • and all of a sudden
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:11.020
  • my brothers hate me.
  • 00:22:11.020 --> 00:22:11.260
  • They literally
  • 00:22:11.260 --> 00:22:12.230
  • throw me in the well.
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:13.170
  • I'm powerless.
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:14.090
  • I can do nothing.
  • 00:22:14.090 --> 00:22:15.000
  • They forced me
  • 00:22:15.000 --> 00:22:15.260
  • to be sold to these people
  • 00:22:15.260 --> 00:22:16.190
  • I don't know.
  • 00:22:16.190 --> 00:22:17.100
  • They don't even
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  • speak my language.
  • 00:22:18.030 --> 00:22:18.240
  • And they dragged me
  • 00:22:18.240 --> 00:22:19.210
  • to another community,
  • 00:22:19.210 --> 00:22:20.160
  • another country.
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:21.130
  • I don't know the language,
  • 00:22:21.130 --> 00:22:22.040
  • I don't know the people,
  • 00:22:22.040 --> 00:22:22.270
  • I know nothing.
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:23.150
  • Everything I learned here
  • 00:22:23.150 --> 00:22:24.080
  • means nothing 'cause I learned
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:25.010
  • another language, and so
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:25.240
  • I don't know what I'm doing.
  • 00:22:25.240 --> 00:22:26.250
  • I am so useless in this place,
  • 00:22:26.250 --> 00:22:28.120
  • and everyone who loved me
  • 00:22:28.120 --> 00:22:29.210
  • is no longer with me,
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:30.180
  • and I don't even know what--
  • 00:22:30.180 --> 00:22:31.230
  • I'm totally alone, God.
  • 00:22:31.230 --> 00:22:32.220
  • I just--I'm trying to plug in
  • 00:22:32.220 --> 00:22:34.080
  • and nothing's working anywhere.
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:36.050
  • God, I'm so desperate,
  • 00:22:36.050 --> 00:22:37.060
  • I just need you."
  • 00:22:37.190 --> 00:22:40.190
  • And there's this giant
  • 00:22:40.190 --> 00:22:41.210
  • heavenly power source,
  • 00:22:41.210 --> 00:22:44.130
  • and God's saying, "If only
  • 00:22:44.130 --> 00:22:45.140
  • someone will actually--"
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:47.020
  • and there's all this
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:48.030
  • unbelievable power and resource,
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:50.260
  • and God's like, "If you will
  • 00:22:50.260 --> 00:22:51.230
  • only finally give up
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:54.180
  • on everything you're trying
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:22:56.080
  • and plug into me,
  • 00:22:56.080 --> 00:22:57.100
  • do you have any idea
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.070
  • the surge that will fire down
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:23:01.080
  • into your life like you've never
  • 00:23:01.080 --> 00:23:02.120
  • experienced before?"
  • 00:23:02.120 --> 00:23:03.280
  • The power, his presence,
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:05.210
  • his purpose
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:06.250
  • like you've never seen
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:07.240
  • when you finally go,
  • 00:23:07.240 --> 00:23:09.050
  • "I'm so desperate,
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:10.080
  • I just need to go with you."
  • 00:23:10.080 --> 00:23:12.100
  • And God says, "Hold on.
  • 00:23:12.100 --> 00:23:15.060
  • You have no idea, Joseph,
  • 00:23:16.140 --> 00:23:19.140
  • what I can do in your life."
  • 00:23:19.140 --> 00:23:20.040
  • Do you know how much he did
  • 00:23:20.040 --> 00:23:20.220
  • in Joseph's life?
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:21.140
  • His brothers didn't
  • 00:23:21.140 --> 00:23:22.050
  • recognize him, years later.
  • 00:23:22.050 --> 00:23:23.260
  • Didn't even recognize him.
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:25.010
  • You're gonna see God
  • 00:23:25.010 --> 00:23:26.090
  • do so much in your life,
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:27.020
  • your friends and your family
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:28.030
  • that know you know won't even
  • 00:23:28.030 --> 00:23:29.110
  • recognize who you've become.
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:31.110
  • That's the way it is.
  • 00:23:31.110 --> 00:23:32.150
  • That's how different it will be.
  • 00:23:32.150 --> 00:23:34.240
  • God wants to radically change
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:36.280
  • everything about you
  • 00:23:36.280 --> 00:23:37.270
  • when you plug into him.
  • 00:23:37.270 --> 00:23:39.100
  • Look what happens next,
  • 00:23:39.100 --> 00:23:40.110
  • verse 36.
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:41.290
  • "Meanwhile, the Midianite
  • 00:23:41.290 --> 00:23:43.000
  • traders arrived in Egypt where
  • 00:23:43.000 --> 00:23:44.110
  • they sold Joseph to Potiphar,
  • 00:23:44.110 --> 00:23:46.160
  • an officer of Pharaoh,
  • 00:23:46.160 --> 00:23:48.190
  • the king of Egypt.
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:49.160
  • Potiphar was captain
  • 00:23:49.160 --> 00:23:50.210
  • of the palace guards."
  • 00:23:50.210 --> 00:23:52.090
  • So, he got sold
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:53.010
  • into an influential family.
  • 00:23:53.010 --> 00:23:55.000
  • So he is now working for a guy
  • 00:23:55.000 --> 00:23:56.160
  • who works directly for the guy,
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:58.280
  • the boss,
  • 00:23:58.280 --> 00:23:59.250
  • the head honcho, right?
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:01.060
  • God used him greatly,
  • 00:24:01.060 --> 00:24:04.060
  • but he had to reposition him.
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:05.220
  • Number four, forced exits
  • 00:24:05.220 --> 00:24:07.210
  • are God simply repositioning you
  • 00:24:07.210 --> 00:24:09.130
  • for greatness.
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:11.180
  • Forced exits, when you say,
  • 00:24:11.180 --> 00:24:14.010
  • "I'm not even in control.
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.030
  • I didn't have any choice
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:15.190
  • in this matter.
  • 00:24:15.190 --> 00:24:16.080
  • They just moved my position.
  • 00:24:16.080 --> 00:24:17.160
  • They just let me go.
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:18.160
  • They just walked
  • 00:24:18.160 --> 00:24:19.010
  • out of my life."
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:20.130
  • You know, I've never met
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:21.050
  • a single mom
  • 00:24:21.050 --> 00:24:22.010
  • who signed up for that,
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:22.270
  • haven't met one yet.
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:24.180
  • Never met a single dad
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:25.120
  • who really desired that
  • 00:24:25.120 --> 00:24:26.240
  • in their life.
  • 00:24:26.240 --> 00:24:27.190
  • I've never met anyone
  • 00:24:27.190 --> 00:24:28.060
  • who wanted to be without a job,
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:29.080
  • it just happens.
  • 00:24:29.080 --> 00:24:30.130
  • Stuff happens.
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:31.110
  • You can't choose it
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:31.280
  • all the time.
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:32.140
  • You know what?
  • 00:24:32.140 --> 00:24:32.290
  • When that stuff happens,
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:33.160
  • you have to say, "Okay God,
  • 00:24:33.160 --> 00:24:34.080
  • I gotta just trust
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:35.040
  • you have a plan with this."
  • 00:24:35.040 --> 00:24:35.280
  • Forced exits are God's
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:38.260
  • opportunities to reposition you.
  • 00:24:38.260 --> 00:24:41.010
  • And so, God got him to Egypt
  • 00:24:41.010 --> 00:24:42.000
  • where he needed to be
  • 00:24:42.000 --> 00:24:43.010
  • to be able to save
  • 00:24:43.010 --> 00:24:44.020
  • the entire Middle East,
  • 00:24:44.020 --> 00:24:45.180
  • which he does.
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:46.180
  • We'll talk about that
  • 00:24:46.180 --> 00:24:47.170
  • in a few weeks.
  • 00:24:47.170 --> 00:24:48.160
  • But understand this, his
  • 00:24:48.160 --> 00:24:49.180
  • brothers came to him one day.
  • 00:24:49.180 --> 00:24:50.210
  • He finally revealed who he was,
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:51.190
  • they freaked out,
  • 00:24:51.190 --> 00:24:52.150
  • they were like, "Oh my gosh,
  • 00:24:52.150 --> 00:24:53.040
  • you're gonna kill us
  • 00:24:53.040 --> 00:24:54.000
  • 'cause you're now in charge,
  • 00:24:54.000 --> 00:24:54.260
  • and we hated you," and he goes,
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:55.240
  • "No, I forgive you."
  • 00:24:55.240 --> 00:24:56.210
  • That's important.
  • 00:24:56.210 --> 00:24:57.160
  • You gotta forgive
  • 00:24:57.160 --> 00:24:58.030
  • everyone who hurt you.
  • 00:24:58.030 --> 00:24:58.260
  • You're never gonna rise
  • 00:24:58.260 --> 00:24:59.170
  • unless you forgive those
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:00.180
  • who hurt you along the way.
  • 00:25:00.180 --> 00:25:01.150
  • But understand this.
  • 00:25:01.150 --> 00:25:02.200
  • He said something very powerful.
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:03.220
  • Listen, listen, listen, ready,
  • 00:25:03.220 --> 00:25:04.230
  • 'cause this will help you
  • 00:25:04.230 --> 00:25:05.200
  • with what you're going through
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:06.110
  • right now.
  • 00:25:06.110 --> 00:25:07.110
  • You ready?
  • 00:25:07.110 --> 00:25:08.030
  • He said,
  • 00:25:08.030 --> 00:25:08.260
  • "You intended to harm me,
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:10.030
  • but God used it for good."
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:13.040
  • It's true.
  • 00:25:13.040 --> 00:25:14.120
  • There are people
  • 00:25:14.120 --> 00:25:14.280
  • that have intended to harm you,
  • 00:25:14.280 --> 00:25:16.200
  • but God will use
  • 00:25:16.200 --> 00:25:17.130
  • their harming you for good.
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:20.130
  • When they tried to throw you
  • 00:25:20.130 --> 00:25:21.080
  • to the wayside,
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:22.170
  • God actually redirected them
  • 00:25:22.170 --> 00:25:23.140
  • and used them
  • 00:25:23.140 --> 00:25:24.080
  • to throw you forward.
  • 00:25:24.210 --> 00:25:27.210
  • God always throws us forward
  • 00:25:27.210 --> 00:25:28.260
  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
  • 00:25:37.230 --> 00:25:38.160
  • watching the program today.
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:39.290
  • I've got a question for you.
  • 00:25:39.290 --> 00:25:41.110
  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:41.110 --> 00:25:42.210
  • to be your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:25:42.210 --> 00:25:44.060
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:25:44.060 --> 00:25:46.000
  • that guarantees that you will
  • 00:25:46.000 --> 00:25:47.270
  • go to heaven because
  • 00:25:47.270 --> 00:25:48.270
  • you know Jesus?
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  • Would you pray this prayer with
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:51.130
  • me right now?
  • 00:25:51.130 --> 00:25:52.130
  • You can just say this out loud.
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:53.100
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:54.150
  • I believe you died on the cross
  • 00:25:57.000 --> 00:25:58.080
  • for me to pay the price for
  • 00:25:58.080 --> 00:25:59.210
  • my sins and I believe
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:01.110
  • you rose again.
  • 00:26:01.110 --> 00:26:02.100
  • Please come into my heart,
  • 00:26:02.100 --> 00:26:03.210
  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
  • 00:26:03.210 --> 00:26:06.150
  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • be addicted to any substance.
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