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February 17, 2017
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Stop Talking, Start Doing: You 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 reasons down.
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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
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  • 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
  • 00:06:42.190 --> 00:06:43.270
  • 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,
  • 00:06:50.290 --> 00:06:52.010
  • 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,
  • 00:07:00.260 --> 00:07:02.120
  • and when he told
  • 00:07:02.120 --> 00:07:03.120
  • his brothers about it,
  • 00:07:03.120 --> 00:07:04.160
  • they hated him more than ever."
  • 00:07:04.160 --> 00:07:05.220
  • Now, they already hated him,
  • 00:07:05.220 --> 00:07:06.180
  • notice that, so it said
  • 00:07:06.180 --> 00:07:07.090
  • they hated him more than ever.
  • 00:07:07.090 --> 00:07:08.100
  • They're like,
  • 00:07:08.100 --> 00:07:08.260
  • "I already hate you.
  • 00:07:08.260 --> 00:07:09.140
  • I started off in hate for you,
  • 00:07:09.140 --> 00:07:10.120
  • Joseph, but you sharing
  • 00:07:10.120 --> 00:07:11.160
  • your dream with me
  • 00:07:11.160 --> 00:07:12.140
  • makes me hate you even more.
  • 00:07:12.140 --> 00:07:14.080
  • Like, you're making it
  • 00:07:14.080 --> 00:07:14.230
  • even easier for me to hate you,"
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  • okay?
  • 00:07:16.020 --> 00:07:17.000
  • Check this out.
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  • He said, "'Listen
  • 00:07:17.190 --> 00:07:18.100
  • to this dream,' he said.
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  • 'We're out in the field
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  • tying up bundles of grain,
  • 00:07:20.230 --> 00:07:21.270
  • suddenly my bundle stood up
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  • and your bundles
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  • 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?
  • 00:07:31.190 --> 00:07:32.080
  • 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?
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  • It says,
  • 00:07:36.240 --> 00:07:37.140
  • "His brothers responded,
  • 00:07:37.140 --> 00:07:38.020
  • 'So you think you will be
  • 00:07:38.020 --> 00:07:39.120
  • our king, do you?
  • 00:07:39.120 --> 00:07:40.280
  • Do you actually think
  • 00:07:40.280 --> 00:07:41.270
  • you will reign over us?'
  • 00:07:41.270 --> 00:07:43.070
  • And they hated him all the more
  • 00:07:43.070 --> 00:07:44.120
  • because of his dreams and
  • 00:07:44.120 --> 00:07:45.080
  • the way he talked about them."
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  • He incessantly talked
  • 00:07:46.220 --> 00:07:47.220
  • about them.
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  • "Oh, I'm gonna do great things."
  • 00:07:48.070 --> 00:07:49.060
  • And they're like, "Oh yeah,
  • 00:07:49.060 --> 00:07:49.240
  • Joseph, Joseph, Joseph,
  • 00:07:49.240 --> 00:07:50.180
  • you're so great."
  • 00:07:50.180 --> 00:07:51.270
  • They could not stand him.
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  • They already hated the fact
  • 00:07:53.190 --> 00:07:54.060
  • that Daddy liked him more,
  • 00:07:54.060 --> 00:07:55.000
  • but then this just added
  • 00:07:55.000 --> 00:07:56.030
  • fuel to the fire.
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  • Then look what happens,
  • 00:07:57.010 --> 00:07:57.270
  • it's unbelievable,
  • 00:07:57.270 --> 00:07:58.230
  • verse 9, I love this.
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  • "Soon Joseph had another dream,
  • 00:07:59.190 --> 00:08:00.210
  • and again he told his brothers
  • 00:08:00.210 --> 00:08:01.210
  • about it," stupid.
  • 00:08:01.210 --> 00:08:02.180
  • Check it out.
  • 00:08:02.180 --> 00:08:04.040
  • "'Listen,
  • 00:08:04.040 --> 00:08:05.060
  • I've had another dream,'
  • 00:08:05.060 --> 00:08:06.020
  • he said, 'The sun, the moon,
  • 00:08:06.020 --> 00:08:07.120
  • and the 11 stars
  • 00:08:07.120 --> 00:08:08.060
  • bowed low before me.'
  • 00:08:08.060 --> 00:08:09.280
  • This time he told
  • 00:08:09.280 --> 00:08:10.180
  • his brothers the dream,
  • 00:08:10.180 --> 00:08:11.180
  • to his father as well
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.180
  • as to his brothers,
  • 00:08:12.180 --> 00:08:13.120
  • but his father scolded him.
  • 00:08:13.120 --> 00:08:14.160
  • 'What kind of dream is that?'
  • 00:08:14.160 --> 00:08:15.140
  • he asked,
  • 00:08:15.140 --> 00:08:16.060
  • 'Will your mother and I
  • 00:08:16.060 --> 00:08:16.260
  • and your brothers
  • 00:08:16.260 --> 00:08:17.200
  • actually come and bow
  • 00:08:17.200 --> 00:08:18.180
  • to the ground before you?'
  • 00:08:18.180 --> 00:08:19.200
  • But while his brothers were
  • 00:08:19.200 --> 00:08:20.180
  • jealous of Joseph,
  • 00:08:20.180 --> 00:08:21.160
  • his father wondered
  • 00:08:21.160 --> 00:08:22.180
  • what the dreams meant."
  • 00:08:22.180 --> 00:08:23.240
  • So, his daddy
  • 00:08:23.240 --> 00:08:24.140
  • saw something in him.
  • 00:08:24.140 --> 00:08:26.090
  • So, he was like,
  • 00:08:26.090 --> 00:08:27.140
  • "What are you say--
  • 00:08:27.140 --> 00:08:28.090
  • you're saying everyone's
  • 00:08:28.090 --> 00:08:29.020
  • gonna come bow to you?
  • 00:08:29.020 --> 00:08:29.290
  • I mean, Joseph,
  • 00:08:29.290 --> 00:08:30.200
  • who do you think you are?
  • 00:08:30.200 --> 00:08:31.250
  • That is arrogant,
  • 00:08:31.250 --> 00:08:32.250
  • oh my goodness."
  • 00:08:32.250 --> 00:08:33.140
  • And I wanna tell you,
  • 00:08:33.140 --> 00:08:34.010
  • it is very normal
  • 00:08:34.010 --> 00:08:34.220
  • for your dreams
  • 00:08:34.220 --> 00:08:35.120
  • to be interpreted as arrogant.
  • 00:08:35.120 --> 00:08:37.060
  • And can I just be honest
  • 00:08:37.060 --> 00:08:37.290
  • with you?
  • 00:08:37.290 --> 00:08:38.240
  • Most people that dream,
  • 00:08:38.240 --> 00:08:40.200
  • for you to actually believe it,
  • 00:08:40.200 --> 00:08:42.070
  • you will be arrogant
  • 00:08:42.070 --> 00:08:43.100
  • to some degree,
  • 00:08:43.100 --> 00:08:44.240
  • 'cause you have to actually
  • 00:08:44.240 --> 00:08:45.170
  • believe you can do it.
  • 00:08:45.170 --> 00:08:47.230
  • So, that may sound like,
  • 00:08:47.230 --> 00:08:48.190
  • "Are you telling me it's okay
  • 00:08:48.190 --> 00:08:49.090
  • to be arrogant?"
  • 00:08:49.090 --> 00:08:50.010
  • No, I'm telling you
  • 00:08:50.010 --> 00:08:50.170
  • to be confident, because God
  • 00:08:50.170 --> 00:08:51.260
  • did give you a dream.
  • 00:08:51.260 --> 00:08:52.290
  • But here's where we're going.
  • 00:08:52.290 --> 00:08:53.250
  • How you share it and who
  • 00:08:53.250 --> 00:08:55.080
  • you share it with is a big deal.
  • 00:08:55.080 --> 00:08:56.090
  • This is a big deal.
  • 00:08:56.090 --> 00:08:57.070
  • You can't give your pearls away.
  • 00:08:57.070 --> 00:08:59.040
  • My wife tells me thisearls away.
  • 00:08:59.040 --> 00:08:59.240
  • all the time.
  • 00:08:59.240 --> 00:09:00.140
  • "Bil, you say too much."
  • 00:09:00.140 --> 00:09:01.210
  • You know, I'm like, "I know,
  • 00:09:01.210 --> 00:09:02.170
  • I say too much to 9.000 people,
  • 00:09:02.170 --> 00:09:03.240
  • normally that's when I do it,
  • 00:09:03.240 --> 00:09:05.030
  • right?"
  • 00:09:05.030 --> 00:09:05.290
  • But she's like,
  • 00:09:05.290 --> 00:09:06.190
  • "You say too much."
  • 00:09:06.190 --> 00:09:07.070
  • And what she's saying is,
  • 00:09:07.070 --> 00:09:08.000
  • she's trying to be
  • 00:09:08.000 --> 00:09:08.230
  • protective of me.
  • 00:09:08.230 --> 00:09:09.220
  • She says, "Be very careful.
  • 00:09:09.220 --> 00:09:10.220
  • Don't just tell everyone
  • 00:09:10.220 --> 00:09:11.080
  • your dreams, 'cause not everyone
  • 00:09:11.080 --> 00:09:12.250
  • can handle 'em," right?
  • 00:09:12.250 --> 00:09:14.050
  • Have you found this
  • 00:09:14.050 --> 00:09:15.010
  • in your life yet?
  • 00:09:15.010 --> 00:09:15.210
  • That not everyone can handle
  • 00:09:15.210 --> 00:09:16.210
  • what you're dreaming,
  • 00:09:16.210 --> 00:09:18.150
  • so you gotta be really careful.
  • 00:09:18.150 --> 00:09:19.080
  • In fact, I wanna really warn you
  • 00:09:19.080 --> 00:09:20.060
  • that where you are,
  • 00:09:20.060 --> 00:09:21.220
  • where you started from
  • 00:09:21.220 --> 00:09:22.180
  • is not where you're
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:23.080
  • supposed to stay,
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:23.270
  • so that's almost always the
  • 00:09:23.270 --> 00:09:24.200
  • wrong people to tell that to.
  • 00:09:24.200 --> 00:09:27.000
  • If you're dreaming
  • 00:09:27.000 --> 00:09:27.170
  • of owning the McDonalds,
  • 00:09:27.170 --> 00:09:28.110
  • when you first get hired on,
  • 00:09:28.110 --> 00:09:29.180
  • you're flipping fries,
  • 00:09:29.180 --> 00:09:30.090
  • don't tell the guy next to you
  • 00:09:30.090 --> 00:09:31.230
  • flipping fries with you.
  • 00:09:31.230 --> 00:09:33.120
  • They can't handle that.
  • 00:09:33.120 --> 00:09:34.140
  • They're gonna be like,
  • 00:09:34.140 --> 00:09:35.030
  • "Oh really?
  • 00:09:35.030 --> 00:09:35.210
  • You're gonna be my boss?
  • 00:09:35.210 --> 00:09:36.110
  • Oh, that's great," as we flip
  • 00:09:36.110 --> 00:09:37.000
  • fries together, and he's like,
  • 00:09:37.000 --> 00:09:37.280
  • "I'm gonna figure out
  • 00:09:37.280 --> 00:09:38.260
  • how to kill you now."
  • 00:09:38.260 --> 00:09:40.080
  • It makes 'em mad, right,
  • 00:09:40.080 --> 00:09:41.190
  • because your dreaming highlights
  • 00:09:41.190 --> 00:09:43.270
  • their lack of dreaming.
  • 00:09:43.270 --> 00:09:46.180
  • Did you catch that?
  • 00:09:46.180 --> 00:09:47.240
  • Your dreams, your ambition,
  • 00:09:47.240 --> 00:09:49.220
  • highlights their lack of it.
  • 00:09:49.220 --> 00:09:51.140
  • This is why
  • 00:09:51.140 --> 00:09:51.290
  • they'll say things like, "Oh,
  • 00:09:51.290 --> 00:09:52.190
  • you think you're all that now?"
  • 00:09:52.190 --> 00:09:54.090
  • I have friends
  • 00:09:54.090 --> 00:09:54.260
  • who were the first people
  • 00:09:54.260 --> 00:09:55.160
  • to go to college
  • 00:09:55.160 --> 00:09:56.040
  • in their entire family,
  • 00:09:56.040 --> 00:09:56.230
  • and all their brothers
  • 00:09:56.230 --> 00:09:57.120
  • and sisters were like,
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:09:58.020
  • "Oh, you a college boy now, hun?
  • 00:09:58.020 --> 00:09:59.050
  • You think you're all hot now?
  • 00:09:59.050 --> 00:10:00.010
  • Is that how it works?"
  • 00:10:00.010 --> 00:10:01.170
  • It's like, "No, I'm just trying
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:02.230
  • to go to school.
  • 00:10:02.230 --> 00:10:04.170
  • I'm just dreaming
  • 00:10:04.170 --> 00:10:05.070
  • of getting a degree."
  • 00:10:05.070 --> 00:10:05.280
  • "Oh yeah, you think you're--"
  • 00:10:05.280 --> 00:10:06.200
  • because why?
  • 00:10:06.200 --> 00:10:08.010
  • Because you're breaking
  • 00:10:08.010 --> 00:10:09.070
  • a barrier in our culture,
  • 00:10:09.070 --> 00:10:11.220
  • in our family,
  • 00:10:11.220 --> 00:10:12.140
  • in the way we do things,
  • 00:10:12.140 --> 00:10:13.120
  • and so it does make people
  • 00:10:13.120 --> 00:10:15.060
  • around you
  • 00:10:15.060 --> 00:10:15.290
  • that don't have that dream,
  • 00:10:15.290 --> 00:10:16.290
  • and don't have that desire,
  • 00:10:16.290 --> 00:10:18.000
  • and don't do anything about it
  • 00:10:18.000 --> 00:10:18.270
  • just kind of not look as good.
  • 00:10:19.030 --> 00:10:22.030
  • That's the truth, I mean,
  • 00:10:22.030 --> 00:10:22.220
  • there's some truth to that,
  • 00:10:22.220 --> 00:10:23.090
  • you know.
  • 00:10:23.090 --> 00:10:24.070
  • And so, there is a reality
  • 00:10:24.070 --> 00:10:26.130
  • that you will not be
  • 00:10:26.130 --> 00:10:27.130
  • always welcomed
  • 00:10:27.130 --> 00:10:28.150
  • in every conversation
  • 00:10:28.150 --> 00:10:30.020
  • when you start talking
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:31.000
  • about your dreams and what you
  • 00:10:31.000 --> 00:10:32.020
  • want to do with your life.
  • 00:10:32.020 --> 00:10:33.080
  • I was under this false guise
  • 00:10:33.080 --> 00:10:35.020
  • that when I came to town
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.010
  • and shared with ten pastors
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:37.240
  • around me,
  • 00:10:37.240 --> 00:10:38.220
  • "We're gonna take this town
  • 00:10:38.220 --> 00:10:39.260
  • for Christ, and we're gonna have
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:41.020
  • thousands of people coming,"
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:42.080
  • they would be like,
  • 00:10:42.080 --> 00:10:43.000
  • "That's awesome, you go."
  • 00:10:43.000 --> 00:10:44.160
  • No, it didn't go
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:46.080
  • like that at all.
  • 00:10:46.080 --> 00:10:48.060
  • I was like, "Oh, okay,
  • 00:10:48.060 --> 00:10:49.020
  • you guys don't--
  • 00:10:49.020 --> 00:10:49.170
  • do you know Jesus?
  • 00:10:49.170 --> 00:10:50.230
  • Do you all know Jesus?
  • 00:10:50.230 --> 00:10:52.100
  • He's nice."
  • 00:10:52.100 --> 00:10:54.230
  • Because not everyone was happy.
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:55.240
  • And there were some that were,
  • 00:10:55.240 --> 00:10:57.040
  • but not everyone was.
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:10:59.020
  • If you--
  • 00:10:59.020 --> 00:10:59.230
  • you can be among Christians,
  • 00:10:59.230 --> 00:11:01.030
  • Christian leaders,
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:01.270
  • and they can still--
  • 00:11:01.270 --> 00:11:02.170
  • they can just, you know,
  • 00:11:02.170 --> 00:11:03.210
  • hate you and sound more
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  • spiritual while they hate you.
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.270
  • I'm serious.
  • 00:11:06.270 --> 00:11:07.150
  • Has anybody
  • 00:11:07.150 --> 00:11:08.050
  • ever discovered this?
  • 00:11:08.050 --> 00:11:09.070
  • To where you can have
  • 00:11:09.070 --> 00:11:10.030
  • someone--maybe you have
  • 00:11:10.030 --> 00:11:10.250
  • a well-meaning mother or father,
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:11.250
  • brother, sister, aunt, cousin,
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:12.220
  • uncle, best friend, whoever,
  • 00:11:12.220 --> 00:11:14.150
  • that they love you
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:16.010
  • and they mean well,
  • 00:11:16.010 --> 00:11:16.230
  • but they don't realize that
  • 00:11:16.230 --> 00:11:17.210
  • they're projecting their own
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:18.290
  • lack of ambition on you.
  • 00:11:19.010 --> 00:11:22.010
  • When people tell me,
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:22.190
  • "Oh, I had this great dream
  • 00:11:22.190 --> 00:11:23.150
  • and I shared it with someone,
  • 00:11:23.150 --> 00:11:24.130
  • and they told me
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:25.090
  • I just couldn't do it,
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:26.070
  • that it would never work out,"
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:27.030
  • I always stop and say,
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:28.090
  • "How are things working out
  • 00:11:28.090 --> 00:11:28.270
  • in their life?
  • 00:11:28.270 --> 00:11:30.150
  • Let's set aside your dream
  • 00:11:30.150 --> 00:11:31.030
  • for a moment.
  • 00:11:31.030 --> 00:11:31.250
  • How are they doing?"
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:32.170
  • "Well, they're not really
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:33.070
  • doing anything."
  • 00:11:33.070 --> 00:11:33.270
  • Okay, so they're projecting
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:34.160
  • their lack of doing nothing
  • 00:11:34.160 --> 00:11:35.100
  • onto you.
  • 00:11:35.100 --> 00:11:36.280
  • See, you're telling
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:37.180
  • the wrong person your dream.
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:39.060
  • You gotta go to people
  • 00:11:39.060 --> 00:11:39.250
  • who have dreams and are
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:41.060
  • doing something with 'em,
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:42.190
  • because if you find the dreamer
  • 00:11:42.190 --> 00:11:43.140
  • who's accomplishing it,
  • 00:11:43.140 --> 00:11:44.230
  • and you say, "I got this dream,"
  • 00:11:44.230 --> 00:11:45.190
  • they're gonna say,
  • 00:11:45.190 --> 00:11:46.160
  • "Okay, okay, let's sit down.
  • 00:11:46.160 --> 00:11:47.140
  • Let's have some coffee.
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:48.060
  • Let's talk about
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:48.260
  • how you can do that."
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:50.160
  • And so, instead of can I do it,
  • 00:11:50.160 --> 00:11:51.290
  • it becomes how can I do it?
  • 00:11:52.000 --> 00:11:55.000
  • And they will help you
  • 00:11:55.000 --> 00:11:55.240
  • with your dream.
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:56.270
  • You gotta be very careful not to
  • 00:11:56.270 --> 00:11:58.010
  • share it with the wrong people.
  • 00:11:58.010 --> 00:12:00.110
  • Joseph goes to his brothers,
  • 00:12:00.110 --> 00:12:01.110
  • "Hey, y'all gather around.
  • 00:12:01.110 --> 00:12:02.060
  • I know you hate me,
  • 00:12:02.060 --> 00:12:03.000
  • let me tell you my dream."
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:06.100
  • This is not gonna go well,
  • 00:12:06.100 --> 00:12:07.050
  • Joseph.
  • 00:12:07.050 --> 00:12:08.120
  • They're not gonna be happy
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.080
  • with this, right?
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:09.280
  • And he's like, "This is so cool.
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:10.280
  • You guys all come
  • 00:12:10.280 --> 00:12:11.280
  • and bow down to me.
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.020
  • Isn't that awesome?"
  • 00:12:13.020 --> 00:12:15.230
  • And they're all like,
  • 00:12:15.230 --> 00:12:16.130
  • "Yeah, that's great,"
  • 00:12:16.130 --> 00:12:17.120
  • as they pick up stones.
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:18.090
  • "Yeah, that's really great,
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:19.000
  • Joseph.
  • 00:12:19.000 --> 00:12:19.290
  • Let's go out back right now."
  • 00:12:19.290 --> 00:12:21.140
  • They want to kill him.
  • 00:12:21.140 --> 00:12:22.040
  • They literally
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:22.290
  • wanted to kill him.
  • 00:12:22.290 --> 00:12:23.280
  • I mean, that was their plan.
  • 00:12:23.280 --> 00:12:24.200
  • They're like,
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:25.160
  • "Let's kill Joseph.
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:26.110
  • I can't stand him,
  • 00:12:26.110 --> 00:12:27.060
  • he's a nightmare.
  • 00:12:27.060 --> 00:12:28.030
  • We gotta take him out.
  • 00:12:28.030 --> 00:12:29.000
  • He drives us crazy,"
  • 00:12:29.000 --> 00:12:29.270
  • because Joseph had a big dream.
  • 00:12:29.270 --> 00:12:32.000
  • Nothing wrong with a big dream,
  • 00:12:32.000 --> 00:12:33.050
  • but you gotta know
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:34.010
  • you're not gonna fit in
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:34.280
  • when you got a big dream.
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:36.010
  • You're not supposed to fit in,
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.010
  • you're supposed to lead.
  • 00:12:37.010 --> 00:12:38.010
  • Number two,
  • 00:12:38.010 --> 00:12:39.000
  • God put a dream in your heart.
  • 00:12:39.000 --> 00:12:41.020
  • So, number one is when
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:41.260
  • you don't fit in it's because
  • 00:12:41.260 --> 00:12:42.200
  • you're supposed to lead.
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:43.200
  • Number two,
  • 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:44.080
  • God put a dream in your heart.
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:46.020
  • There is a dream there.
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:46.280
  • Listen, you shouldn't focus
  • 00:12:46.280 --> 00:12:47.260
  • on who rejected your dream,
  • 00:12:47.260 --> 00:12:49.050
  • you should focus on the fact
  • 00:12:49.050 --> 00:12:49.220
  • that you have a dream
  • 00:12:49.220 --> 00:12:51.040
  • and develop it.
  • 00:12:51.040 --> 00:12:52.120
  • God wants you
  • 00:12:52.120 --> 00:12:52.270
  • to develop that dream.
  • 00:12:52.270 --> 00:12:53.190
  • Let me just mention, real quick,
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:55.010
  • something about his dad.
  • 00:12:55.010 --> 00:12:56.090
  • His dad sat and pondered it.
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:57.250
  • So, his dad was like, "Joseph,
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:12:59.150
  • you don't talk like that,"
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:00.260
  • but then later on he was like,
  • 00:13:00.260 --> 00:13:01.170
  • "But that's interesting."
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.140
  • My mom, she's not the most
  • 00:13:03.140 --> 00:13:04.110
  • amazing mom
  • 00:13:04.110 --> 00:13:05.130
  • in the entire universe,
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:06.050
  • but she's close.
  • 00:13:06.050 --> 00:13:07.210
  • My mom and dad are not the most
  • 00:13:07.210 --> 00:13:08.250
  • perfect people in the world,
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:10.050
  • they are still humans,
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.010
  • they come to church here,
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:12.010
  • but man, they are awesome.
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:12.250
  • Let me tell you one thing
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:13.130
  • they did really right.
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:14.090
  • They have mistakes
  • 00:13:14.090 --> 00:13:15.090
  • that they've done too, sure,
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:16.090
  • you know, some people say
  • 00:13:16.090 --> 00:13:17.030
  • maybe I was a mistake,
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:17.240
  • but the point is--
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:20.000
  • my sister says that.
  • 00:13:20.000 --> 00:13:21.170
  • But the point is,
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:24.160
  • is that my mom would regularly
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:25.220
  • tell me something.
  • 00:13:25.220 --> 00:13:26.180
  • She would always say,
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:27.100
  • "You're gonna do great things.
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:30.080
  • You're gonna do great things."
  • 00:13:30.080 --> 00:13:32.110
  • I don't remember her
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:33.030
  • ever saying to me,
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:34.030
  • "Yeah, that's probably
  • 00:13:34.030 --> 00:13:34.230
  • not gonna happen."
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:35.290
  • I never heard
  • 00:13:35.290 --> 00:13:36.150
  • anything like that.
  • 00:13:36.150 --> 00:13:37.070
  • It was always,
  • 00:13:37.070 --> 00:13:37.250
  • "You're gonna do great.
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:38.160
  • Billy, God has a big plan
  • 00:13:38.160 --> 00:13:39.100
  • for your life."
  • 00:13:39.100 --> 00:13:40.100
  • She would tell me that.
  • 00:13:40.100 --> 00:13:41.060
  • She's the only one
  • 00:13:41.060 --> 00:13:41.270
  • that can call me that,
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:42.190
  • by the way,
  • 00:13:42.190 --> 00:13:43.120
  • let's be clear, here.
  • 00:13:43.120 --> 00:13:44.220
  • But no, but she would say,
  • 00:13:44.220 --> 00:13:46.010
  • "Billy, you're gonna do
  • 00:13:46.010 --> 00:13:47.050
  • great things.
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:47.250
  • God's hand is on your life.
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:49.170
  • You're gonna do great things."
  • 00:13:49.170 --> 00:13:50.230
  • Now, she had no idea
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:51.230
  • what that meant yet,
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:52.190
  • she had no idea,
  • 00:13:52.190 --> 00:13:53.090
  • but she had some things
  • 00:13:53.090 --> 00:13:54.040
  • that she was apparently
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:54.260
  • pondering in her heart.
  • 00:13:54.260 --> 00:13:56.030
  • And I will tell you this
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:56.290
  • about mom and dad,
  • 00:13:56.290 --> 00:13:57.230
  • they raised me in a way
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:13:58.230
  • that I actually did believe
  • 00:13:58.230 --> 00:14:00.190
  • that I could do something great.
  • 00:14:00.190 --> 00:14:02.210
  • I would just--maybe I was
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:03.130
  • stupid for believing it,
  • 00:14:03.130 --> 00:14:04.210
  • but here we are.
  • 00:14:04.210 --> 00:14:07.130
  • And you may not think
  • 00:14:07.130 --> 00:14:07.280
  • this is great.
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:08.130
  • That's okay, this is my dream,
  • 00:14:08.130 --> 00:14:09.050
  • you don't have to like my dream.
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:10.000
  • That's another thing, too,
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:10.160
  • is that God's blessings for you
  • 00:14:10.160 --> 00:14:12.010
  • are not predicated
  • 00:14:12.010 --> 00:14:13.060
  • on your neighbor liking it.
  • 00:14:13.060 --> 00:14:15.090
  • Isn't it good to know that?
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:16.170
  • The person next to you
  • 00:14:16.170 --> 00:14:17.290
  • doesn't have to agree with it
  • 00:14:17.290 --> 00:14:18.170
  • for God to bless you with it,
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:19.240
  • so it's okay.
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.260
  • But here's the thing.
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:21.220
  • This is a big deal.
  • 00:14:21.220 --> 00:14:22.170
  • As your kids are always
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:23.200
  • saying this and that,
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:24.150
  • and this and that,
  • 00:14:24.150 --> 00:14:25.040
  • make sure
  • 00:14:25.040 --> 00:14:25.210
  • that you're the one saying,
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:26.110
  • "Yeah, you can do that,
  • 00:14:26.110 --> 00:14:27.030
  • absolutely, absolutely."
  • 00:14:27.030 --> 00:14:28.100
  • And then as they get older
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:29.040
  • and you start to see
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.130
  • where they actually mention
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:31.160
  • some dreams that you think,
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:32.140
  • "You know, I've actually seen
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:33.150
  • some things in you that you--
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:34.190
  • that's a possibility."
  • 00:14:34.190 --> 00:14:35.280
  • Then, what is our job
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:36.240
  • as parents?
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:37.130
  • Steer 'em in those directions.
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:39.120
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:40.050
  • So, you can do anything,
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:41.100
  • but we're not gonna do
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:41.250
  • just anything.
  • 00:14:41.250 --> 00:14:42.260
  • Eventually our talents catch up
  • 00:14:42.260 --> 00:14:45.070
  • with our brain and we realize
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:46.100
  • what we're actually good at
  • 00:14:46.100 --> 00:14:47.140
  • versus what we just wanna do,
  • 00:14:47.140 --> 00:14:49.150
  • and you begin to mesh
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:50.060
  • those together and okay,
  • 00:14:50.060 --> 00:14:50.280
  • now you got something that's
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:51.210
  • really credible and possible.
  • 00:14:51.210 --> 00:14:53.120
  • We can pull this off.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:54.240
  • And so, that's our job
  • 00:14:54.240 --> 00:14:55.150
  • as parents,
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:56.020
  • just keep steering 'em.
  • 00:14:56.020 --> 00:14:56.220
  • And so, Joseph did not have
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:58.020
  • that situation,
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:14:59.070
  • and maybe you don't either.
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:00.100
  • You may say, "Pastor,
  • 00:15:00.100 --> 00:15:01.000
  • my family was so jacked up,
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:02.010
  • you don't understand."
  • 00:15:02.010 --> 00:15:02.260
  • "Pastor, my family, literally,
  • 00:15:02.260 --> 00:15:05.200
  • the authorities yanked me
  • 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:06.290
  • out of my home,
  • 00:15:06.290 --> 00:15:08.090
  • it was that bad."
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:09.020
  • Quit focusing
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:10.010
  • on being yanked out of the home
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:11.080
  • and instead focus on the fact
  • 00:15:11.080 --> 00:15:12.040
  • that God protected you
  • 00:15:12.040 --> 00:15:13.190
  • and got you out of there.
  • 00:15:14.150 --> 00:15:17.150
  • That's God.
  • 00:15:17.150 --> 00:15:18.210
  • That's God leading you.
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:21.040
  • Joel 2:28 says this,
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:22.000
  • "Afterwards," and by the way,
  • 00:15:22.000 --> 00:15:23.210
  • anytime you see the word
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:24.110
  • "afterwards," you can say
  • 00:15:24.110 --> 00:15:25.050
  • what was before the afterward?
  • 00:15:25.050 --> 00:15:26.270
  • The afterward in Joel chapter 2,
  • 00:15:26.270 --> 00:15:28.090
  • chapter 1 and 2, by the way,
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:29.090
  • is destruction.
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:30.250
  • World's falling apart,
  • 00:15:30.250 --> 00:15:31.140
  • everything is coming unraveled,
  • 00:15:31.140 --> 00:15:32.070
  • the economy's in the tank,
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:33.190
  • I mean, you name it, tank,
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:34.060
  • everything is going wrong
  • 00:15:34.060 --> 00:15:35.070
  • in Joel's situation
  • 00:15:35.070 --> 00:15:37.020
  • in Israel, right?
  • 00:15:37.020 --> 00:15:38.070
  • And then he says this.
  • 00:15:38.070 --> 00:15:38.270
  • "Afterwards,"
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:39.190
  • after everything falls apart,
  • 00:15:39.190 --> 00:15:40.220
  • then he says this.
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:41.180
  • "I will pour out my spirit
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:42.120
  • on all people."
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:43.070
  • It says all people.
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:44.120
  • I don't know about you,
  • 00:15:44.120 --> 00:15:45.000
  • but that really makes me
  • 00:15:45.000 --> 00:15:45.190
  • feel good
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:46.070
  • to know it's all people.
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:46.260
  • It's not just, like,
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:47.170
  • the pretty people,
  • 00:15:47.170 --> 00:15:48.050
  • the smart people,
  • 00:15:48.050 --> 00:15:49.060
  • the good people,
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:50.070
  • the white people,
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:51.090
  • the black people,
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:51.250
  • the brown people,
  • 00:15:51.250 --> 00:15:52.120
  • the whatever people.
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:53.030
  • It's not like they're all--
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:53.220
  • there's no prerequisites
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:54.130
  • with this.
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:55.030
  • It's not the people that come
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:56.010
  • from this side of the tracks,
  • 00:15:56.010 --> 00:15:56.290
  • or this family, the people
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:57.220
  • who did really good in school,
  • 00:15:57.220 --> 00:15:59.210
  • the people who are really smart
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:01.070
  • and spiritual, the people--
  • 00:16:01.070 --> 00:16:02.050
  • it doesn't say that.
  • 00:16:02.050 --> 00:16:03.150
  • God can still do something
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:04.190
  • in and through you.
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:06.070
  • He says this, "Afterwards,
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:07.100
  • I will pour out my spirit
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:08.090
  • on all people.
  • 00:16:08.090 --> 00:16:09.000
  • Your sons and your daughters
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:09.210
  • will prophesy,
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.110
  • your old men will dream dreams
  • 00:16:10.110 --> 00:16:11.190
  • and your young men
  • 00:16:11.190 --> 00:16:12.260
  • will see visions."
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:13.120
  • So, it says here sons
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  • and daughters.
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  • Do you understand how
  • 00:16:16.110 --> 00:16:17.120
  • culturally incorrect this was
  • 00:16:17.120 --> 00:16:19.240
  • in their society
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:20.180
  • to say sons and daughters
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:21.260
  • are gonna dream dreams?
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  • You did not say that
  • 00:16:23.220 --> 00:16:24.070
  • in the Middle East
  • 00:16:24.070 --> 00:16:25.050
  • back in the day,
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.110
  • let alone today.
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:28.000
  • It says old men and young men.
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:30.220
  • "Oh, I'm too young
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:31.110
  • for God to use."
  • 00:16:31.110 --> 00:16:32.010
  • Really, 'cause it says here
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:32.200
  • that young man have visions.
  • 00:16:32.200 --> 00:16:33.240
  • "Oh, I'm too old.
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:34.270
  • I mean, my prime is gone."
  • 00:16:34.270 --> 00:16:36.220
  • No, no, no, old men have dreams.
  • 00:16:36.220 --> 00:16:37.290
  • You are not past
  • 00:16:37.290 --> 00:16:39.160
  • or ever will be the point of God
  • 00:16:39.160 --> 00:16:42.030
  • doing great things through you.
  • 00:16:42.050 --> 00:16:45.050
  • He wants to do something
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:46.140
  • great through you.
  • 00:16:46.140 --> 00:16:47.290
  • Now, this is important.
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:49.250
  • One of the keys to God
  • 00:16:49.250 --> 00:16:51.060
  • doing something great in you
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:52.260
  • is in the next Scripture,
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:53.210
  • and this may
  • 00:16:53.210 --> 00:16:54.220
  • really surprise you,
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:55.130
  • but this is a huge factor
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:56.080
  • in God doing something
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:57.130
  • great through you.
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:58.040
  • Check this out,
  • 00:16:58.040 --> 00:16:58.190
  • Genesis chapter 37, verse 19.
  • 00:16:58.190 --> 00:16:59.260
  • "Here comes that dreamer."
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:01.180
  • So, his brothers, right,
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:03.000
  • this is a few days later,
  • 00:17:03.000 --> 00:17:04.040
  • they're out in the fields,
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:05.020
  • they're working,
  • 00:17:05.020 --> 00:17:05.200
  • they're kind of far away
  • 00:17:05.200 --> 00:17:06.070
  • from Dad, Dad says, "Hey Joseph,
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:08.070
  • Joe, grab a pack lunch,
  • 00:17:08.070 --> 00:17:09.200
  • I need you to go
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:10.080
  • check on your brothers," right?
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:11.120
  • Again, Dad is not helping
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:12.030
  • anything.
  • 00:17:12.030 --> 00:17:12.200
  • He's like, "Yeah, I need you
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:13.100
  • to go check on your brothers,"
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:13.280
  • like, in other words, like,
  • 00:17:13.280 --> 00:17:14.150
  • "You're the snitch,
  • 00:17:14.150 --> 00:17:15.030
  • I know you are.
  • 00:17:15.030 --> 00:17:15.200
  • Go check on 'em, come back,
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:16.130
  • and tell me what they're doing."
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:17.250
  • I mean, he's setting him up
  • 00:17:17.250 --> 00:17:18.230
  • to be hated, right?
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:19.260
  • I'm like, "Dude, you're
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:20.160
  • making me the teacher's pet.
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:22.080
  • This is a disaster, Dad,
  • 00:17:22.080 --> 00:17:23.140
  • you're killing me," right?
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:24.110
  • And so, he's like, "No,
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:25.200
  • go check on 'em and come back
  • 00:17:25.200 --> 00:17:26.120
  • and report to me."
  • 00:17:26.120 --> 00:17:27.050
  • So Joseph goes
  • 00:17:27.050 --> 00:17:27.240
  • and checks on 'em.
  • 00:17:27.240 --> 00:17:28.230
  • Now, I don't know if Joseph
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:29.130
  • was just clueless not realizing
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:30.250
  • this is a disastrous position
  • 00:17:30.250 --> 00:17:31.290
  • to be in,
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:32.200
  • or whether Daddy
  • 00:17:32.200 --> 00:17:33.210
  • was just setting him up
  • 00:17:33.210 --> 00:17:34.140
  • and he hated it,
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:35.040
  • we don't know the whole dynamic,
  • 00:17:35.040 --> 00:17:35.280
  • but we know it was bad,
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.010
  • 'cause he was hated, right?
  • 00:17:37.010 --> 00:17:38.120
  • He comes over the hill,
  • 00:17:38.120 --> 00:17:39.190
  • sees his brothers
  • 00:17:39.190 --> 00:17:40.160
  • in the distance,
  • 00:17:40.160 --> 00:17:41.060
  • his brothers see him,
  • 00:17:41.060 --> 00:17:41.250
  • and they look at him,
  • 00:17:41.250 --> 00:17:42.230
  • and they go,
  • 00:17:42.230 --> 00:17:43.120
  • "Here comes that dreamer."
  • 00:17:43.120 --> 00:17:44.220
  • Then look what happens.
  • 00:17:44.220 --> 00:17:45.270
  • "Come on, let's kill him
  • 00:17:45.270 --> 00:17:47.090
  • and throw him
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:48.100
  • into one of these cisterns."
  • 00:17:48.100 --> 00:17:49.270
  • That's an empty well, right,
  • 00:17:49.270 --> 00:17:50.260
  • into a big hole.
  • 00:17:50.260 --> 00:17:51.230
  • "We can tell our father
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:52.240
  • a wild animal has eaten him."
  • 00:17:52.240 --> 00:17:54.110
  • Can you imagine
  • 00:17:54.110 --> 00:17:55.080
  • using this as your excuse?
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.050
  • You know, like,
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:17:56.270
  • you go to your teacher at school
  • 00:17:56.270 --> 00:17:57.210
  • and you're like, "Hey,
  • 00:17:57.210 --> 00:17:58.260
  • my dog ate my homework," right?
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:18:01.160
  • Okay, they went to their dad,
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:02.280
  • "A dog ate our brother."
  • 00:18:02.280 --> 00:18:05.140
  • Like, that was
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:05.290
  • their excuse, right?
  • 00:18:05.290 --> 00:18:06.170
  • Like, is this really
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:07.030
  • gonna work, really?
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:07.240
  • Okay, that was their plan.
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:08.130
  • "A wild animal has eaten him.
  • 00:18:08.130 --> 00:18:10.000
  • Then we'll see
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:10.280
  • what becomes of his dreams."
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:12.220
  • See, what they're really mad at
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:13.120
  • is that I can't stand the fact
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:15.270
  • that he's got
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:16.290
  • more ambition than me.
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:18.000
  • He hadn't even done anything,
  • 00:18:18.000 --> 00:18:19.120
  • just the fact that he's talking
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:20.160
  • about doing big things,
  • 00:18:20.160 --> 00:18:21.280
  • they're mad at him.
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:22.270
  • He hadn't even done it yet.
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:24.150
  • He hasn't even done anything.
  • 00:18:24.150 --> 00:18:25.030
  • No wonder we never get past
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:26.190
  • just dreaming.
  • 00:18:26.190 --> 00:18:27.160
  • No wonder we start talking
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:29.180
  • and we never do.
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:31.150
  • Because every time we
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:32.240
  • talk about it we get shut down.
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:35.120
  • So, stop talking
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:37.070
  • and start doing.
  • 00:18:37.140 --> 00:18:40.140
  • Because every time you talk
  • 00:18:40.140 --> 00:18:41.020
  • about it, people complain.
  • 00:18:41.020 --> 00:18:42.210
  • "Oh, you think you're
  • 00:18:42.210 --> 00:18:43.270
  • blah, blah, blah, blah."
  • 00:18:43.270 --> 00:18:44.200
  • Finally, I realized
  • 00:18:44.200 --> 00:18:45.140
  • I need to shut up
  • 00:18:45.140 --> 00:18:46.060
  • about this big church,
  • 00:18:46.060 --> 00:18:47.200
  • and all these--and just start
  • 00:18:47.200 --> 00:18:48.130
  • doing it, because God wants you
  • 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:51.170
  • to realize talk is cheap.
  • 00:18:51.170 --> 00:18:54.060
  • You gotta do something.
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:55.190
  • God has brought you here today
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:56.190
  • to say I love you,
  • 00:18:56.190 --> 00:18:57.150
  • do something, now.
  • 00:18:57.150 --> 00:18:59.070
  • You know,
  • 00:18:59.070 --> 00:18:59.260
  • it's time to get moving.
  • 00:18:59.260 --> 00:19:00.240
  • In other words,
  • 00:19:00.240 --> 00:19:01.110
  • it's time to actually put action
  • 00:19:01.110 --> 00:19:03.020
  • behind the dream God gave you.
  • 00:19:03.020 --> 00:19:05.100
  • If it's a God dream, gave you.
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:06.170
  • then he wants you
  • 00:19:06.170 --> 00:19:07.050
  • to do something.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:07.220
  • Check it out, what happens next.
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:08.120
  • Yeah, he wants you to get going.
  • 00:19:08.120 --> 00:19:09.110
  • Check this out.
  • 00:19:09.110 --> 00:19:10.210
  • "So when Joseph arrived,
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:11.160
  • his brothers ripped off the
  • 00:19:11.160 --> 00:19:12.130
  • beautiful robe he was wearing."
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:13.290
  • They took
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:14.140
  • his Members Only jacket, right,
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:15.070
  • he was the only member,
  • 00:19:15.070 --> 00:19:15.260
  • they took his jacket off
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:16.150
  • and they tore it up.
  • 00:19:16.150 --> 00:19:17.230
  • It says here,
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:18.110
  • "Then they grabbed him
  • 00:19:18.110 --> 00:19:19.060
  • and threw him
  • 00:19:19.060 --> 00:19:19.230
  • into this empty cistern.
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:20.170
  • When the Midianite traders
  • 00:19:20.170 --> 00:19:21.180
  • came by, Joseph's brothers
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:22.160
  • pulled him out of the cistern
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:23.190
  • and sold him to them
  • 00:19:23.190 --> 00:19:24.170
  • for 20 pieces of silver,
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:25.190
  • and the traders
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:26.110
  • took him to Egypt."
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:27.060
  • So, they sold him into slavery.
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.090
  • It says, "Then the brothers
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.110
  • killed a young goat and dipped
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:30.130
  • Joseph's robe in its blood.
  • 00:19:30.130 --> 00:19:32.210
  • They sent the beautiful robe
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:33.280
  • to their father
  • 00:19:33.280 --> 00:19:34.140
  • with this message.
  • 00:19:34.140 --> 00:19:35.050
  • 'Look at what we found.
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:35.270
  • Doesn't this robe
  • 00:19:35.270 --> 00:19:36.160
  • belong to your son?'"
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.200
  • So, they lied to their dad.
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:38.180
  • "Dad, Joseph died, look,
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:39.180
  • this is his bloody coat.
  • 00:19:39.180 --> 00:19:41.070
  • Oh my goodness,
  • 00:19:41.070 --> 00:19:41.240
  • are we still so bad?
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:42.190
  • I don't know what happened."
  • 00:19:42.190 --> 00:19:43.120
  • They sold him into slavery.
  • 00:19:43.120 --> 00:19:44.030
  • Now, some of you are thinking,
  • 00:19:44.030 --> 00:19:44.260
  • "Wow, this is horrible.
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:45.180
  • The guy got sold into slavery."
  • 00:19:45.180 --> 00:19:47.060
  • Let me tell you,
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:48.000
  • that was actually
  • 00:19:48.000 --> 00:19:48.190
  • the better option.
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:49.110
  • They were gonna kill him,
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:50.260
  • so he was gonna die.
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:51.170
  • Some of you, right now,
  • 00:19:51.170 --> 00:19:52.110
  • are thinking,
  • 00:19:52.110 --> 00:19:53.000
  • "You have no idea
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:53.180
  • what I've gone through.
  • 00:19:53.180 --> 00:19:54.070
  • I've gone through
  • 00:19:54.070 --> 00:19:54.260
  • incredible difficulties.
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:55.170
  • I've been through
  • 00:19:55.170 --> 00:19:56.060
  • all kinds of stuff.
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:56.260
  • Pastor, I'm barely even here."
  • 00:19:56.260 --> 00:19:57.170
  • You know what I wanna say
  • 00:19:57.170 --> 00:19:58.060
  • to you today?
  • 00:19:58.060 --> 00:19:58.270
  • Don't take this wrong, I mean
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:19:59.150
  • this in an encouraging way,
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:00.070
  • you ain't dead,
  • 00:20:00.130 --> 00:20:03.130
  • so God isn't done.
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:05.210
  • God's not done with you.
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:06.140
  • The only reason
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:07.050
  • why you survived all that
  • 00:20:07.050 --> 00:20:08.030
  • is 'cause God
  • 00:20:08.030 --> 00:20:08.260
  • has a big plan for your life.
  • 00:20:08.260 --> 00:20:10.140
  • That's why you're still here.
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:11.240
  • He has big things he wants to do
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.100
  • in and through you.
  • 00:20:13.100 --> 00:20:15.010
  • This is really important,
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:16.030
  • and I didn't understand this
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:17.000
  • for a long time,
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:17.210
  • but I've now seen this
  • 00:20:17.210 --> 00:20:18.130
  • in my own life
  • 00:20:18.130 --> 00:20:19.030
  • time and time again.
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:20.110
  • Please write this down.
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:21.000
  • Number three, often when God
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:22.140
  • uses someone greatly,
  • 00:20:22.140 --> 00:20:23.280
  • he allows betrayal
  • 00:20:23.280 --> 00:20:25.180
  • to wound them deeply.
  • 00:20:25.260 --> 00:20:28.260
  • Often times,
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:29.160
  • when God uses someone greatly,
  • 00:20:29.160 --> 00:20:30.150
  • he allows betrayal
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:32.060
  • to wound them deeply.
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:33.240
  • Can I tell you
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:34.090
  • what betrayal means to me now?
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:35.030
  • It is a trigger of me
  • 00:20:35.030 --> 00:20:37.020
  • knowing something big is coming.
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:39.250
  • So now, if I'm betrayed,
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:40.230
  • I just think,
  • 00:20:40.230 --> 00:20:41.290
  • "Oh, sweetness, thanks God.
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.080
  • You're about to elevate me.
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:45.220
  • You're about to promote me.
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:46.220
  • Something great's
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:47.140
  • about to happen.
  • 00:20:47.140 --> 00:20:48.000
  • You're gonna repay me
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:48.260
  • double for my trouble.
  • 00:20:48.260 --> 00:20:49.260
  • You're gonna do something big
  • 00:20:49.260 --> 00:20:50.180
  • in my life."
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:51.080
  • And so, when God allows you
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:52.110
  • to go through pain,
  • 00:20:52.110 --> 00:20:53.100
  • it's not to hurt you,
  • 00:20:53.100 --> 00:20:54.090
  • it's to catapult you.
  • 00:20:54.090 --> 00:20:57.000
  • God is protecting you.
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:58.290
  • God will let you go through
  • 00:20:58.290 --> 00:20:59.180
  • some stuff for a reason.
  • 00:20:59.180 --> 00:21:00.170
  • There's a purpose in this.
  • 00:21:00.170 --> 00:21:01.140
  • You know why Joseph
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:02.130
  • had to get sold into slavery?
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:03.280
  • Because Joseph
  • 00:21:03.280 --> 00:21:05.000
  • was in the wrong spot.
  • 00:21:05.000 --> 00:21:06.260
  • He was not where God
  • 00:21:06.260 --> 00:21:07.230
  • was gonna do
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:08.160
  • his greatest work through him.
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:09.080
  • Joseph could not save
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:10.190
  • the entire Middle East
  • 00:21:10.190 --> 00:21:12.150
  • from the vantage point
  • 00:21:12.150 --> 00:21:13.220
  • of the small town
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:14.290
  • on a hill that he lived in.
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:16.020
  • He had to go to Egypt
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:18.010
  • where the power centers were.
  • 00:21:18.010 --> 00:21:19.240
  • He had to go
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:20.190
  • to be an influencer.
  • 00:21:20.190 --> 00:21:21.220
  • God had to reposition him to
  • 00:21:21.220 --> 00:21:23.010
  • where he could use him greatly.
  • 00:21:23.010 --> 00:21:25.280
  • And so, this is important.
  • 00:21:25.280 --> 00:21:26.240
  • The first thing God wounded him
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:27.250
  • greatly, but listen,
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:28.180
  • God's wounds are--you know,
  • 00:21:28.180 --> 00:21:30.090
  • when you take a wound,
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:31.060
  • where it heals back,
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:32.270
  • it's always tougher,
  • 00:21:32.270 --> 00:21:33.200
  • it's stronger, it's not weaker.
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:35.070
  • And so, God lets you
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:36.250
  • take on those wounds
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:37.220
  • and those hits because--
  • 00:21:37.220 --> 00:21:39.050
  • now listen, God does not cause
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:40.030
  • bad things to happen,
  • 00:21:40.030 --> 00:21:40.270
  • but God is so amazing
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  • that when he knows evil
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:42.260
  • is gonna come into your life,
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  • he'll never waste it.
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  • He'll use it for your good.
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:46.290
  • It's almost like
  • 00:21:46.290 --> 00:21:48.010
  • we're a three-prong plug
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:49.200
  • and we're trying to get
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:50.120
  • this power everywhere,
  • 00:21:50.120 --> 00:21:51.200
  • and we're like,
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:52.080
  • "Maybe this relationship,
  • 00:21:52.080 --> 00:21:53.020
  • or this job,
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  • or this amount of money,
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  • or this, or that,
  • 00:21:54.120 --> 00:21:55.160
  • or this school, or this,"
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:56.200
  • and those are all good things,
  • 00:21:56.200 --> 00:21:57.200
  • nothing is wrong
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  • with any of those,
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:21:59.050
  • but if you're trying
  • 00:21:59.050 --> 00:21:59.270
  • to get your power from it,
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:00.230
  • you're trying to plug in
  • 00:22:00.230 --> 00:22:01.140
  • and get your source from it,
  • 00:22:01.140 --> 00:22:02.070
  • you're gonna have a hard time.
  • 00:22:02.070 --> 00:22:03.070
  • And so, God will allow you
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:04.020
  • to go through so much pain
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:05.010
  • and so much difficulty.
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:05.280
  • Joseph's like,
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  • "All I know is my mom,
  • 00:22:06.210 --> 00:22:07.180
  • and my dad, and my brothers,
  • 00:22:07.180 --> 00:22:08.140
  • and this is where I work,
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:09.160
  • and this is the land I live in,
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:10.130
  • and all of a sudden
  • 00:22:10.130 --> 00:22:11.100
  • my brothers hate me.
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:12.040
  • They literally
  • 00:22:12.040 --> 00:22:13.010
  • throw me in the well.
  • 00:22:13.010 --> 00:22:13.250
  • I'm powerless.
  • 00:22:13.250 --> 00:22:14.170
  • I can do nothing.
  • 00:22:14.170 --> 00:22:15.080
  • They forced me
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:16.040
  • to be sold to these people
  • 00:22:16.040 --> 00:22:16.270
  • I don't know.
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:17.180
  • They don't even
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:18.110
  • speak my language.
  • 00:22:18.110 --> 00:22:19.020
  • And they dragged me
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:19.290
  • to another community,
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:20.240
  • another country.
  • 00:22:20.240 --> 00:22:21.210
  • I don't know the language,
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:22.120
  • I don't know the people,
  • 00:22:22.120 --> 00:22:23.050
  • I know nothing.
  • 00:22:23.050 --> 00:22:23.230
  • Everything I learned here
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:24.160
  • means nothing 'cause I learned
  • 00:22:24.160 --> 00:22:25.090
  • another language, and so
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:26.020
  • I don't know what I'm doing.
  • 00:22:26.020 --> 00:22:27.030
  • I am so useless in this place,
  • 00:22:27.030 --> 00:22:28.200
  • and everyone who loved me
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:29.290
  • is no longer with me,
  • 00:22:29.290 --> 00:22:30.260
  • and I don't even know what--
  • 00:22:30.260 --> 00:22:32.010
  • I'm totally alone, God.
  • 00:22:32.010 --> 00:22:33.000
  • I just--I'm trying to plug in
  • 00:22:33.000 --> 00:22:34.160
  • and nothing's working anywhere.
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:36.130
  • God, I'm so desperate,
  • 00:22:36.130 --> 00:22:37.140
  • I just need you."
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:40.270
  • And there's this giant
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:41.290
  • heavenly power source,
  • 00:22:41.290 --> 00:22:44.210
  • and God's saying, "If only
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:45.220
  • someone will actually--"
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:47.100
  • and there's all this
  • 00:22:47.100 --> 00:22:48.110
  • unbelievable power and resource,
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:51.040
  • and God's like, "If you will
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.010
  • only finally give up
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:54.260
  • on everything you're trying
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:56.160
  • and plug into me,
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:57.180
  • do you have any idea
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:22:58.150
  • the surge that will fire down
  • 00:22:58.150 --> 00:23:01.160
  • into your life like you've never
  • 00:23:01.160 --> 00:23:02.200
  • experienced before?"
  • 00:23:02.200 --> 00:23:04.060
  • The power, his presence,
  • 00:23:04.060 --> 00:23:05.290
  • his purpose
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:07.030
  • like you've never seen
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:08.020
  • when you finally go,
  • 00:23:08.020 --> 00:23:09.130
  • "I'm so desperate,
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:10.160
  • I just need to go with you."
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:12.180
  • And God says, "Hold on.
  • 00:23:12.180 --> 00:23:15.140
  • You have no idea, Joseph,
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:19.220
  • what I can do in your life."
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:20.120
  • Do you know how much he did
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.000
  • in Joseph's life?
  • 00:23:21.000 --> 00:23:21.220
  • His brothers didn't
  • 00:23:21.220 --> 00:23:22.130
  • recognize him, years later.
  • 00:23:22.130 --> 00:23:24.040
  • Didn't even recognize him.
  • 00:23:24.040 --> 00:23:25.090
  • You're gonna see God
  • 00:23:25.090 --> 00:23:26.170
  • do so much in your life,
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:27.100
  • your friends and your family
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:28.110
  • that know you know won't even
  • 00:23:28.110 --> 00:23:29.190
  • recognize who you've become.
  • 00:23:29.190 --> 00:23:31.190
  • That's the way it is.
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:32.230
  • That's how different it will be.
  • 00:23:32.230 --> 00:23:35.020
  • God wants to radically change
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:37.060
  • everything about you
  • 00:23:37.060 --> 00:23:38.050
  • when you plug into him.
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:39.180
  • Look what happens next,
  • 00:23:39.180 --> 00:23:40.190
  • verse 36.
  • 00:23:40.190 --> 00:23:42.070
  • "Meanwhile, the Midianite
  • 00:23:42.070 --> 00:23:43.080
  • traders arrived in Egypt where
  • 00:23:43.080 --> 00:23:44.190
  • they sold Joseph to Potiphar,
  • 00:23:44.190 --> 00:23:46.240
  • an officer of Pharaoh,
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:48.270
  • the king of Egypt.
  • 00:23:48.270 --> 00:23:49.240
  • Potiphar was captain
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:50.290
  • of the palace guards."
  • 00:23:50.290 --> 00:23:52.170
  • So, he got sold
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:53.090
  • into an influential family.
  • 00:23:53.090 --> 00:23:55.080
  • So he is now working for a guy
  • 00:23:55.080 --> 00:23:56.240
  • who works directly for the guy,
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:59.060
  • the boss,
  • 00:23:59.060 --> 00:24:00.050
  • the head honcho, right?
  • 00:24:00.050 --> 00:24:01.140
  • God used him greatly,
  • 00:24:01.140 --> 00:24:04.140
  • but he had to reposition him.
  • 00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:06.000
  • Number four, forced exits
  • 00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:07.290
  • are God simply repositioning you
  • 00:24:07.290 --> 00:24:09.210
  • for greatness.
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:11.260
  • Forced exits, when you say,
  • 00:24:11.260 --> 00:24:14.090
  • "I'm not even in control.
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.110
  • I didn't have any choice
  • 00:24:15.110 --> 00:24:15.270
  • in this matter.
  • 00:24:15.270 --> 00:24:16.160
  • They just moved my position.
  • 00:24:16.160 --> 00:24:17.240
  • They just let me go.
  • 00:24:17.240 --> 00:24:18.240
  • They just walked
  • 00:24:18.240 --> 00:24:19.090
  • out of my life."
  • 00:24:19.090 --> 00:24:20.210
  • You know, I've never met
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:21.130
  • a single mom
  • 00:24:21.130 --> 00:24:22.090
  • who signed up for that,
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:23.050
  • haven't met one yet.
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:24.260
  • Never met a single dad
  • 00:24:24.260 --> 00:24:25.200
  • who really desired that
  • 00:24:25.200 --> 00:24:27.020
  • in their life.
  • 00:24:27.020 --> 00:24:27.270
  • I've never met anyone
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:28.140
  • who wanted to be without a job,
  • 00:24:28.140 --> 00:24:29.160
  • it just happens.
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:30.210
  • Stuff happens.
  • 00:24:30.210 --> 00:24:31.190
  • You can't choose it
  • 00:24:31.190 --> 00:24:32.060
  • all the time.
  • 00:24:32.060 --> 00:24:32.220
  • You know what?
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.070
  • When that stuff happens,
  • 00:24:33.070 --> 00:24:33.240
  • you have to say, "Okay God,
  • 00:24:33.240 --> 00:24:34.160
  • I gotta just trust
  • 00:24:34.160 --> 00:24:35.120
  • you have a plan with this."
  • 00:24:35.120 --> 00:24:36.060
  • Forced exits are God's
  • 00:24:36.060 --> 00:24:39.040
  • opportunities to reposition you.
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:41.090
  • And so, God got him to Egypt
  • 00:24:41.090 --> 00:24:42.080
  • where he needed to be
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:43.090
  • to be able to save
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:44.100
  • the entire Middle East,
  • 00:24:44.100 --> 00:24:45.260
  • which he does.
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:46.260
  • We'll talk about that
  • 00:24:46.260 --> 00:24:47.250
  • in a few weeks.
  • 00:24:47.250 --> 00:24:48.240
  • But understand this, his
  • 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:49.260
  • brothers came to him one day.
  • 00:24:49.260 --> 00:24:50.290
  • He finally revealed who he was,
  • 00:24:50.290 --> 00:24:51.270
  • they freaked out,
  • 00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:52.230
  • they were like, "Oh my gosh,
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:53.120
  • you're gonna kill us
  • 00:24:53.120 --> 00:24:54.080
  • 'cause you're now in charge,
  • 00:24:54.080 --> 00:24:55.040
  • and we hated you," and he goes,
  • 00:24:55.040 --> 00:24:56.020
  • "No, I forgive you."
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:56.290
  • That's important.
  • 00:24:56.290 --> 00:24:57.240
  • You gotta forgive
  • 00:24:57.240 --> 00:24:58.110
  • everyone who hurt you.
  • 00:24:58.110 --> 00:24:59.040
  • You're never gonna rise
  • 00:24:59.040 --> 00:24:59.250
  • unless you forgive those
  • 00:24:59.250 --> 00:25:00.260
  • who hurt you along the way.
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:01.230
  • But understand this.
  • 00:25:01.230 --> 00:25:02.280
  • He said something very powerful.
  • 00:25:02.280 --> 00:25:04.000
  • Listen, listen, listen, ready,
  • 00:25:04.000 --> 00:25:05.010
  • 'cause this will help you
  • 00:25:05.010 --> 00:25:05.280
  • with what you're going through
  • 00:25:05.280 --> 00:25:06.190
  • right now.
  • 00:25:06.190 --> 00:25:07.190
  • You ready?
  • 00:25:07.190 --> 00:25:08.110
  • He said,
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:09.040
  • "You intended to harm me,
  • 00:25:09.040 --> 00:25:10.110
  • but God used it for good."
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:13.120
  • It's true.
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:14.200
  • There are people
  • 00:25:14.200 --> 00:25:15.060
  • that have intended to harm you,
  • 00:25:15.060 --> 00:25:16.280
  • but God will use
  • 00:25:16.280 --> 00:25:17.210
  • their harming you for good.
  • 00:25:17.210 --> 00:25:20.210
  • When they tried to throw you
  • 00:25:20.210 --> 00:25:21.160
  • to the wayside,
  • 00:25:21.160 --> 00:25:22.250
  • God actually redirected them
  • 00:25:22.250 --> 00:25:23.220
  • and used them
  • 00:25:23.220 --> 00:25:24.160
  • to throw you forward.
  • 00:25:24.290 --> 00:25:27.290
  • God always throws us forward
  • 00:25:27.290 --> 00:25:29.040
  • when we feel discarded.
  • 00:25:29.040 --> 00:25:31.280
  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
  • 00:25:38.010 --> 00:25:38.240
  • watching the program today.
  • 00:25:38.240 --> 00:25:40.070
  • I've got a question for you.
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:41.190
  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:41.190 --> 00:25:42.290
  • to be your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:25:42.290 --> 00:25:44.140
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:46.080
  • that guarantees that you will
  • 00:25:46.080 --> 00:25:48.050
  • go to heaven because
  • 00:25:48.050 --> 00:25:49.050
  • you know Jesus?
  • 00:25:49.050 --> 00:25:50.260
  • Would you pray this prayer with
  • 00:25:50.260 --> 00:25:51.210
  • me right now?
  • 00:25:51.210 --> 00:25:52.210
  • You can just say this out loud.
  • 00:25:52.210 --> 00:25:53.180
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:25:53.180 --> 00:25:54.230
  • I realize I need you.
  • 00:25:54.230 --> 00:25:57.080
  • I believe you died on the cross
  • 00:25:57.080 --> 00:25:58.160
  • for me to pay the price for
  • 00:25:58.160 --> 00:25:59.290
  • my sins and I believe
  • 00:25:59.290 --> 00:26:01.190
  • you rose again.
  • 00:26:01.190 --> 00:26:02.180
  • Please come into my heart,
  • 00:26:02.180 --> 00:26:03.290
  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
  • 00:26:03.290 --> 00:26:06.230
  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
  • 00:26:06.230 --> 00:26:08.140
  • In your name we pray, amen."
  • 00:26:08.140 --> 00:26:11.110
  • If you just prayed that prayer,
  • 00:26:11.110 --> 00:26:12.150
  • would you pick up the phone
  • 00:26:12.150 --> 00:26:13.120
  • and give us a call right now?
  • 00:26:13.120 --> 00:26:14.200
  • You just write down the number
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:15.220
  • on the screen and give us a call
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:17.160
  • so we can celebrate with you
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:18.280
  • about the decision
  • 00:26:18.280 --> 00:26:19.150
  • - female announcer: Excuses may
  • 00:26:23.030 --> 00:26:23.220
  • be the only thing keeping you
  • 00:26:23.220 --> 00:26:24.250
  • from who God has called you
  • 00:26:24.250 --> 00:26:25.230
  • to be.
  • 00:26:25.230 --> 00:26:26.160
  • In his new DVD message,
  • 00:26:26.160 --> 00:26:27.230
  • Pastor Bil teaches us
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  • how to overcome
  • 00:26:28.220 --> 00:26:29.150
  • the most common excuses
  • 00:26:29.150 --> 00:26:30.230
  • - Bil: You see God, what
  • 00:26:33.240 --> 00:26:34.290
  • he speaks over you is the truth.
  • 00:26:34.290 --> 00:26:36.100
  • Don't let the devil label you
  • 00:26:36.100 --> 00:26:37.170
  • because a label becomes a libel,
  • 00:26:37.170 --> 00:26:39.060
  • it becomes a lie.
  • 00:26:39.060 --> 00:26:40.090
  • It's not what the devil says
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  • you are or what you have done
  • 00:26:41.220 --> 00:26:43.110
  • that matters.
  • 00:26:43.110 --> 00:26:43.280
  • It's what God says you are
  • 00:26:43.280 --> 00:26:45.040
  • and he says you're his child
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