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Choosing Purpose Over Aimlessness

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May 24, 2020
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One study has revealed that only three percent of Americans have clearly defined goals for their lives. Yet the Bible repeatedly admonishes us to live our lives with a clear purpose. A life purpose is like a beacon that provides direction for every area of our life. Today we are going to explore how to discover your unique purpose in life.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AT SOME POINT IN LIFEEVERY PERSON WONDERS.
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  • WHY AM I HERE?
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  • SOME PEOPLE DECIDE THATLIFE IS ABOUT HAVING FUN.
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  • OTHERS MAKE IT THEIR GOALTO ACCUMULATE A LOT OF STUFF
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  • OR TO CHASE AFTER FAME OR POWER.
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  • AND WHILE THERE'SNOTHING INHERENTLY WRONG
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  • WITH EACH PURSUIT, THEY'REAWFULLY SHORTSIGHTED
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  • WHEN COMPARED TO ETERNITY.
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  • YOU SEE, YOU AND I WERECREATED FOR A BIGGER PURPOSE
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  • THAN YOU MIGHT REALIZE.
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  • SO HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFYGOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE?
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  • MY MESSAGE TODAY IS TITLED,
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  • CHOOSING PURPOSEOVER AIMLESSNESS.
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ OUR FATHER
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  • ♪ WHICH ART IN HEAVEN
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  • ♪ HALLOWED BE
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  • ♪ HALLOWED BE
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  • ♪ HALLOWED BE
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  • ♪ THY NAME
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  • ♪ THY KINGDOM COME
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  • ♪ THY WILL BE DONE
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  • ♪ ON EARTH
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  • ♪ AS IT IS
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  • ♪ IN HEAVEN
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  • ♪ GIVE US THIS DAYOUR DAILY BREAD ♪
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  • ♪ AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS
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  • ♪ AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTOR
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  • ♪ AND LEAD US NOTINTO TEMPTATION ♪
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  • ♪ BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
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  • ♪ FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM
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  • ♪ AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY
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  • ♪ FOR EVER
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  • ♪ FOR EVER
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  • ♪ FOR EVER AND EVER
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [NARRATOR] WE CANNOT CHOOSETHE CIRCUMSTANCES WE FACE,
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  • BUT WE CAN CHOOSEOUR RESPONSE TO THEM.
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  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOURCIRCUMSTANCES WORK FOR YOU,
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  • NOT AGAINST YOU.
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  • WITH A BRAND NEW BOOKFROM DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDESCHANGE YOUR LIFE."
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  • WHEN IT COMES TOFACING OBSTACLES,
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  • ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.
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  • THE PRACTICAL BIBLICALPRINCIPLES IN THIS BOOK
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  • WILL HELP YOU EXPERIENCETHE JOY GOD INTENDS FOR YOU
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHAT'SHAPPENING AROUND YOU.
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  • REQUEST, CHOOSE YOURATTITUDES, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO 'PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • THOMAS CHALMERS ONCE SAID,
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  • THE GRAND ESSENTIALSFOR HAPPINESS
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  • ARE SOMETHING TOLOVE, SOMETHING TO DO
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  • AND SOMETHING TO HOPE FOR.
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  • WHAT CHALMERS IS TALKING ABOUT
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  • IS THE IMPORTANCE OFHAVING A PURPOSE IN LIFE.
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  • PURPOSE IS THE FOUNDATION UPONWHICH WE BUILD OUR ACTIONS,
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  • OUR AFFECTIONS, OUR ASPIRATIONS.
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  • HAVING A PURPOSE ISLIKE HAVING AN ENGINE
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  • THAT DRIVES OUR LIFE.
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  • A PURPOSE IS LIKE ABEACON IN THE DARKNESS
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  • THAT GIVES OUR LIVES DIRECTIONIN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY.
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  • AND YET AS IMPORTANT ASIT IS TO HAVE A PURPOSE,
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  • STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THATLESS THAN 3% OF AMERICANS
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  • HAVE A CLEARLY DEFINEDPURPOSE IN LIFE
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  • OR THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVESTO MEET THAT PURPOSE.
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  • IN OUR SERIES, CHOOSE YOURATTITUDES CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 11BIBLICAL ATTITUDE CHOICES
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  • THAT ARE ESSENTIALFOR LIVING THE LIFE
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  • GOD WANTS US TO EXPERIENCE.
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  • AND I COULD CERTAINLYMAKE AN ARGUMENT
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  • ABOUT WHY EACH ONEOF THESE CHOICES
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  • IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.
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  • BUT IF I WERE GOING TO SAY
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  • WHICH ATTITUDE CHOICEIS THE MOST ESSENTIAL,
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  • CERTAINLY THE ONE WE'RETALKING ABOUT TODAY
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  • WOULD BE CLOSE TO, IF NOTAT THE TOP OF THE LIST.
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  • AND THAT IS THE CHOICE OFHOW WE GO THROUGH LIFE.
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  • HOW DO WE SPEND THE LIMITED TIME
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  • GOD HAS GIVEN US HERE ON EARTH?
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  • WE CAN DO SO AIMLESSLY
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  • AND JUST SIMPLY REACTING TOWHATEVER COMES OUR WAY EACH DAY.
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  • OR WE CAN CHOOSE TO LIVEOUR LIFE WITH PURPOSE.
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  • AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TOTALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF
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  • CHOOSING PURPOSE OVERAIMLESSNESS IN LIFE.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
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  • HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR GODGIVEN PURPOSE IN LIFE.
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  • NOW WHEN WE TALKABOUT YOUR PURPOSE,
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO CLARIFY
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  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENA PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES
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  • AND GOALS IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • LET'S LOOK, FIRSTOF ALL AT PURPOSE
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  • A PURPOSE STATEMENT SIMPLYANSWERS THE QUESTION,
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  • WHY DO I EXIST?
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  • IT DOESN'T HAVE TOBE A LONG TREATISE.
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  • IT CAN BE A SIMPLE STATEMENT
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  • ABOUT YOUR UNIQUEPURPOSE IN LIFE.
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  • WHY DID GOD CREATE YOU?
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  • WHY ARE YOU OCCUPYING REALESTATE ON PLANET EARTH?
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  • YOU KNOW, ORGANIZATIONSHAVE PURPOSE STATEMENTS.
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  • HOPEFULLY A CHURCH HAS ACLEARLY DEFINED A PURPOSE.
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  • YOU KNOW IN OUR CHURCH,
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  • WE UNDERSTAND AND BELIEVE THEGREAT COMMISSION JESUS GAVE.
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  • TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLDAND MAKE DISCIPLES,
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  • BAPTIZING THEM IN THENAME OF THE FATHER,
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  • SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE
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  • WHATSOEVER THINGS IHAVE COMMANDED YOU.
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  • AND FROM THAT GREAT COMMISSION,
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  • FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS HASDEVELOPED A MISSION STATEMENT.
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  • OUR PURPOSE IS TO TRANSFORMTHE WORLD WITH GOD'S WORD
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  • ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
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  • AND THAT MEANS EVERYTHINGWE DO AS A CHURCH
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  • IS DIRECTED TOWARD EITHERWINNING PEOPLE TO CHRIST,
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  • BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME
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  • OF THE FATHER, SONAND HOLY SPIRIT,
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  • OR ONCE THEY BECOME CHRISTIANS,
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  • DEVELOPING THEM INTO DISCIPLES,
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  • TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALLTHINGS CHRIST HAS COMMANDED US.
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  • AND ANYTHING THATDOESN'T CONTRIBUTE
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  • TO EITHER EVANGELISMOR DISCIPLESHIP
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  • MAY BE A NICE THING TO DO.
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  • IT MAY BE A GOOD THING TO DO,
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  • BUT IT'S NOT WHATWE'RE CALLED TO DO.
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  • A PURPOSE STATEMENT GIVESUS AS A CHURCH DIRECTION.
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  • AND WHAT'S TRUE ABOUTORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES,
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  • AND CHURCHES IS TRUEABOUT INDIVIDUALS AS WELL.
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  • WE NEED TO HAVE A CLEARLYDEFINED PURPOSE STATEMENT.
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW IN OUR SERIESCHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
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  • WE TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN A GENERAL PURPOSEAND A SPECIFIC PURPOSE.
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  • I MEAN, AS CHRISTIANS
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  • WE ALL HAVE A GENERALPURPOSE OF GLORIFYING GOD,
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  • HAVING FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM,
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  • LEADING PEOPLE TOFAITH IN CHRIST.
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  • BUT EACH OF US SHOULDHAVE A SPECIFIC REASON
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  • FOR LIVING AS WELL.
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  • REMEMBER WE SAID THATGOD IS TELLING A STORY
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  • THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE
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  • OF HIS LOVE ANDREDEMPTION THROUGH CHRIST.
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  • BUT GOD IS ALSO WRITING ANINDIVIDUAL'S STORY IN YOUR LIFE
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  • TO TELL HIS STORY.
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  • AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUTDISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE,
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUTDISCOVERING THAT UNIQUE REASON
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  • THAT GOD HAS CREATED YOU.
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  • AND THERE ARE TWO KEYS,
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, TO DISCOVERINGYOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE.
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  • THE ANSWER TO THEQUESTION, WHY DO YOU EXIST?
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  • AND THOSE TWO KEYSARE BOTH FOUND
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  • IN PHILIPPIANS 2:13.
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  • I LIKE THE WAY J.B. PHILLIPSPARAPHRASES THIS VERSE.
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  • FOR IT IS GOD WHO ISAT WORK WITHIN YOU,
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  • GIVING YOU THE WILL AND THEPOWER TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE.
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  • GOD HAS GIVEN YOUFIRST OF ALL, A WILL,
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  • A DESIRE, A PASSION,IF YOU WILL,
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR PURPOSE.
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  • AND SO THE FIRST KEY TODISCOVERING THAT UNIQUE PURPOSE
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  • IS TO IDENTIFY YOUR PASSION.
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT YOU SEE
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  • THAT CAUSES YOU CONCERNIN THE WORLD TODAY?
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  • ONE WAY GOD REVEALS HISPURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
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  • IS BY THE UNIQUE PASSION,THE DESIRE HE HAS GIVEN YOU.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, HEREIS A BUSINESS PERSON
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  • WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT
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  • THAT MANY CHRISTIANS IN BUSINESS
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  • COMPARTMENTALIZE THEIR FAITH.
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  • THEY HAVE NEVER INTEGRATEDTHEIR BUSINESS WITH FAITH.
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  • AND THIS PERSON BELIEVES THATTHE BIBLE HAS A LOT TO SAY
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  • ABOUT HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS
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  • ACCORDING TOBIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.
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  • SO HE MAKES IT HISHIS LIFE PURPOSE.
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  • TO BE A MODELCHRISTIAN BUSINESSMAN
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  • FOR OTHER BUSINESS PEOPLE
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  • TO SHOW HOW TO INTEGRATE
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  • BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES WITH YOURBUSINESS, THAT'S HIS PASSION.
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  • WHAT PASSION DO YOU HAVE?
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT INSPIRES YOU?
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?
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  • WHAT NEEDS DO YOUSEE IN THE WORLD
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  • THAT KEEP YOU AWAKE SOME NIGHTS?
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  • GOD PUTS A PASSION IN OUR HEART,
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  • YOU KNOW, EVERYLIVE SOMEBODY SAID
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  • IS FOCUSED EITHER TO FILLA GREED OR TO MEET A NEED.
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  • AND THE PASSION GODPUTS IN YOUR HEART
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  • IS NOT TO FILL YOUR OWN GREED,
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  • BUT TO MEET A GENUINENEED IN THE WORLD.
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  • IT IS GOD WHO ISAT WORK WITHIN YOU,
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  • GIVING YOU THE WILLTO DO HIS WILL.
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  • BUT THERE'S A SECONDKEY IN THAT VERSE,
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  • AND THAT IS,
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  • HE GIVES YOU BOTH THEWILL AND THE POWER.
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  • THAT IS THE ABILITY,
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  • THE GIFTEDNESS TO ACHIEVEYOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE.
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  • IF GOD HAS CALLEDYOU TO DO SOMETHING,
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  • HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO GIVEYOU A PASSION FOR IT,
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  • HE'S GOING TO GIVEYOU A SPECIAL GIFT
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  • IN ORDER TO FULFILLTHAT PASSION.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THE SECOND KEYIN DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE
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  • IS IDENTIFYING YOURGIFTS AND YOUR ABILITIES.
  • 00:12:18.127 --> 00:12:21.330
  • LET ME SHOW YOU WHYTHAT'S SO IMPORTANT.
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  • YOU KNOW, LET'S JUSTSAY FOR EXAMPLE,
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  • I LOOKED AROUND THEWORLD AND I SAID,
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  • "YOU KNOW WHAT THE GREATESTNEED IN THE WORLD IS I THINK
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  • "IS TO FIND A CURE FOR CANCER."
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  • SO I THINK MAYBEI'LL DEVOTE MY LIFE
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  • TO FINDING A CURE FOR CANCER.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD THINKTHAT WAS A WORTHY GOAL?
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  • OKAY, I COULD DEVELOPQUITE A PASSION FOR THAT.
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  • I MEAN, I COULD TALK ABOUT HOWCANCER AFFECTED MY OWN FAMILY
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  • AND TOOK MY PARENTS PREMATURELY.
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  • I CAN HAVE A REALPASSION FOR IT.
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  • THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH MEDEVOTING MY LIFE TO THAT IS
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  • I HAVE NO GIFTS INSCIENCE WHATSOEVER.
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  • I MEAN, I ALMOST FLUNKEDOUT OF HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY
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  • BECAUSE I COULDN'T SEEANYTHING IN THE MICROSCOPE.
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  • EVERYBODY ELSE SAWTHESE THINGS SWIMMING,
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  • I NEVER SAW ANYTHINGIN A MICROSCOPE.
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  • SO I'M PROBABLY NOT THE ONETO FIND A CURE FOR CANCER.
  • 00:13:06.642 --> 00:13:11.180
  • BECAUSE IF GOD IS GOING TOGIFT YOU TO DO SOMETHING,
  • 00:13:11.213 --> 00:13:13.883
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO ONLYGIVE YOU THE PASSION,
  • 00:13:13.916 --> 00:13:16.085
  • HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:13:16.118 --> 00:13:17.353
  • THE CORRESPONDING GIFTSAND ABILITIES,
  • 00:13:17.386 --> 00:13:20.222
  • THAT'S WHAT PHILIPPIANS 2:13 IS.
  • 00:13:20.256 --> 00:13:22.992
  • IT IS GOD GIVING YOUTHE WILL AND THE POWER
  • 00:13:23.025 --> 00:13:25.261
  • TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE,
  • 00:13:25.294 --> 00:13:26.629
  • KNOWING WHAT YOUR PASSION IS,
  • 00:13:26.662 --> 00:13:28.864
  • WHAT YOUR GIFTEDNESS IS,
  • 00:13:28.898 --> 00:13:31.166
  • WILL HELP YOUIDENTIFY YOUR PURPOSE
  • 00:13:31.200 --> 00:13:33.068
  • AND HELP YOU FILLOUT THAT SENTENCE.
  • 00:13:33.102 --> 00:13:35.004
  • MY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO WHAT?
  • 00:13:35.037 --> 00:13:39.508
  • NOW REMEMBER, WE ALL HAVEA GENERAL PURPOSE IN LIFE.
  • 00:13:39.541 --> 00:13:41.944
  • JESUS SAID THAT IN JOHN 4:34.
  • 00:13:41.977 --> 00:13:44.413
  • JESUS SAID, "MY FOOD,THAT IS MY PURPOSE
  • 00:13:44.446 --> 00:13:47.383
  • "IS TO DO THE WILLOF HIM WHO SENT ME
  • 00:13:47.416 --> 00:13:50.252
  • "AND TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WORK."
  • 00:13:50.286 --> 00:13:52.288
  • THAT OUGHT TO BE THE PURPOSESTATEMENT OF EVERY CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:13:52.321 --> 00:13:55.291
  • BUT JESUS ALSO UNDERSTOODHE HAD A UNIQUE PURPOSE
  • 00:13:55.324 --> 00:13:58.227
  • IN COMING TO EARTH,
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:13:59.295
  • THAT NOBODY ELSE COULD FULFILL.
  • 00:13:59.328 --> 00:14:01.330
  • IN MATTHEW 20 VERSE 28 HE SAID,
  • 00:14:01.363 --> 00:14:03.198
  • "JUST AS THE SON OF MANDID NOT COME TO BE SERVED,
  • 00:14:03.232 --> 00:14:07.236
  • "BUT TO SERVE AND TO GIVE HISLIFE AS A RANSOM FOR MANY."
  • 00:14:07.269 --> 00:14:13.509
  • ONCE WE DEFINE OUR GODGIVEN PURPOSE IN LIFE,
  • 00:14:13.542 --> 00:14:17.446
  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO CONNECTEVERY PART OF OUR LIFE
  • 00:14:17.479 --> 00:14:21.884
  • TO THAT OVERARCHINGPURPOSE STATEMENT.
  • 00:14:21.917 --> 00:14:24.753
  • AND THAT'S WHEREOBJECTIVES COME IN.
  • 00:14:24.787 --> 00:14:27.823
  • A DEFINITION OF AN OBJECTIVE IS,
  • 00:14:27.856 --> 00:14:29.725
  • AN OBJECTIVE IS ASIMPLE STATEMENT,
  • 00:14:29.758 --> 00:14:32.127
  • EXPRESSING DESIRES FORSPECIFIC AREAS OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:32.161 --> 00:14:36.498
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PURPOSE IS,
  • 00:14:36.532 --> 00:14:38.033
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BEABLE TO CONNECT THAT
  • 00:14:38.067 --> 00:14:39.868
  • TO EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:39.902 --> 00:14:41.337
  • YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, YOURFAMILY RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 00:14:41.370 --> 00:14:44.273
  • YOUR WORK, EVERYPART OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:44.306 --> 00:14:46.575
  • AND OBJECTIVES ARETHE WAY TO DO THAT.
  • 00:14:46.608 --> 00:14:49.645
  • LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TODEVELOP THE OBJECTIVES
  • 00:14:49.678 --> 00:14:52.147
  • FOR THE SEVEN MAJORAREAS OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:52.181 --> 00:14:54.717
  • I'VE PUT ON YOUR OUTLINE A GRID
  • 00:14:54.750 --> 00:14:57.286
  • SHOWING THE SEVENMAJOR LIFE AREAS.
  • 00:14:57.319 --> 00:14:59.655
  • SPIRITUAL, PHYSICALTHAT IS YOUR HEALTH,
  • 00:14:59.688 --> 00:15:02.624
  • FAMILY, VOCATIONAL, PERSONALGROWTH, SOCIAL, FINANCIAL.
  • 00:15:02.658 --> 00:15:08.497
  • WHAT I WANT TO ASK YOU TO DO,
  • 00:15:08.530 --> 00:15:09.798
  • PERHAPS NOT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:15:09.832 --> 00:15:11.033
  • BUT SOMETIME IS YOU WORKTHROUGH THIS MATERIAL,
  • 00:15:11.066 --> 00:15:13.869
  • GIVE YOURSELF A GRADEON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN
  • 00:15:13.902 --> 00:15:16.538
  • ABOUT HOW YOU THINK YOU'REDOING IN EACH OF THESE AREAS.
  • 00:15:16.572 --> 00:15:19.341
  • HOW ARE YOU DOING IN YOURSPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
  • 00:15:19.375 --> 00:15:22.511
  • HOW'S YOUR HEALTH DOING?
  • 00:15:22.544 --> 00:15:24.079
  • HOW ARE YOU DOINGWITH YOUR FINANCES?
  • 00:15:24.113 --> 00:15:26.148
  • HOW ARE YOU DOING INEVERY AREA OF LIFE?
  • 00:15:26.181 --> 00:15:29.485
  • NOW, ONE WOULD BE THE LEAST,
  • 00:15:29.518 --> 00:15:32.154
  • 10 WOULD BE YOU'RE KNOCKINGIT OUT OF THE PARK.
  • 00:15:32.187 --> 00:15:34.923
  • YOU KNOW IN SOME OF THOSE AREAS
  • 00:15:34.957 --> 00:15:36.191
  • YOU MAY FEEL LIKEYOU'RE DOING GREAT.
  • 00:15:36.225 --> 00:15:37.593
  • YOU'D GIVE YOURSELF ASEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, 10.
  • 00:15:37.626 --> 00:15:40.763
  • IF THAT'S TRUE IN THOSE AREASYOUR OBJECTIVE WOULD BE,
  • 00:15:40.796 --> 00:15:44.199
  • I WANT TO KEEP DOING,
  • 00:15:44.233 --> 00:15:45.701
  • WHATEVER IT IS THAT'S GIVENYOU SUCCESS IN THAT AREA.
  • 00:15:45.734 --> 00:15:48.604
  • HOWEVER IF IT'SLESS THAN A SEVEN
  • 00:15:48.637 --> 00:15:50.873
  • IT MIGHT HELP YOUFORMULATE SOME THINGS
  • 00:15:50.906 --> 00:15:53.308
  • OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DOIN THOSE AREAS TO IMPROVE.
  • 00:15:53.342 --> 00:15:57.346
  • REMEMBER A PURPOSE STATEMENTCOMPLETES THE SENTENCE.
  • 00:15:57.379 --> 00:16:00.349
  • MY REASON FOR LIVING IS TO,
  • 00:16:00.382 --> 00:16:03.118
  • BUT AN OBJECTIVE STATEMENTCOMPLETE THE SENTENCE
  • 00:16:03.152 --> 00:16:06.255
  • I WANT TO OR I WANT TOCONTINUE DOING WHATEVER
  • 00:16:06.288 --> 00:16:10.292
  • FOR EACH OF THESE AREAS.
  • 00:16:10.325 --> 00:16:11.627
  • LET ME SHOW YOU HOW THAT WORKS.
  • 00:16:11.660 --> 00:16:12.961
  • LET'S JUST SAY YOU HAPPEN TO BE
  • 00:16:12.995 --> 00:16:14.463
  • THAT CHRISTIAN BUSINESSPERSON, A MAN OR A WOMAN,
  • 00:16:14.496 --> 00:16:16.799
  • AND YOU REALLY WANTTO SHOW OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:16:16.832 --> 00:16:20.636
  • HOW THE BIBLE HAS PRINCIPLESTHAT WILL HELP YOU IN BUSINESS.
  • 00:16:20.669 --> 00:16:24.139
  • YOU WANT TO INTEGRATEYOUR BUSINESS WITHYOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 00:16:24.173 --> 00:16:28.644
  • SO HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT ALLTHESE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:16:28.677 --> 00:16:31.580
  • WHAT ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE?
  • 00:16:31.613 --> 00:16:33.549
  • WELL WONT YOU AGREE WITH ME,
  • 00:16:33.582 --> 00:16:35.150
  • IF YOU ARE GOING TOOPERATE YOUR BUSINESS
  • 00:16:35.184 --> 00:16:37.052
  • BY BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES,
  • 00:16:37.086 --> 00:16:38.320
  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHATTHOSE PRINCIPLES ARE.
  • 00:16:38.353 --> 00:16:39.988
  • AND SO MAYBE YOU SAY, "IWANT TO KNOW THE BIBLE BETTER.
  • 00:16:40.022 --> 00:16:42.991
  • "THAT'S A GOAL I HAVE.
  • 00:16:43.025 --> 00:16:44.426
  • "I WANT TO KNOWTHE BIBLE BETTER."
  • 00:16:44.460 --> 00:16:47.629
  • OR MAYBE IN YOUR PHYSICALLIFE YOU WOULD SAY,
  • 00:16:47.663 --> 00:16:49.832
  • "OU KNOW, I WANT TO BE A MODELCHRISTIAN BUSINESS PERSON.
  • 00:16:49.865 --> 00:16:52.734
  • "I WANT TO SPEND THE RESTOF MY LIFE DOING THIS,
  • 00:16:52.768 --> 00:16:54.436
  • "BUT I'M IN TERRIBLE HEALTH,
  • 00:16:54.470 --> 00:16:55.938
  • "NOW IF I KEEP GOING LIKE THIS,
  • 00:16:55.971 --> 00:16:57.840
  • "I'M NOT GOING TO BE AROUNDTHAT MUCH LONGER."
  • 00:16:57.873 --> 00:17:00.075
  • WELL IT'S HARD TO BE AMODEL TO OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:17:00.109 --> 00:17:02.010
  • IF YOU'RE DEAD.
  • 00:17:02.044 --> 00:17:03.212
  • SO YOU MIGHT SAY INYOUR PHYSICAL LIFE,
  • 00:17:03.245 --> 00:17:05.080
  • "I WANT TO LIVE A LONG LIFE
  • 00:17:05.114 --> 00:17:06.515
  • "OR I'M GOING TO GETIN BETTER SHAPE."
  • 00:17:06.548 --> 00:17:08.550
  • OR MAYBE IN YOUR FAMILY AREA,
  • 00:17:08.584 --> 00:17:10.486
  • YOU GAVE YOURSELF A THREEOR FOUR IN THAT AREA
  • 00:17:10.519 --> 00:17:13.155
  • AND YOU WOULD SAY,
  • 00:17:13.188 --> 00:17:14.089
  • "YOU KNOW, IF I'M GOING TO MODEL
  • 00:17:14.123 --> 00:17:15.491
  • "THE PRINCIPLES OFBUSINESS IN THE SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:17:15.524 --> 00:17:16.758
  • "I NEED TO TEACHPEOPLE HOW TO BALANCE
  • 00:17:16.792 --> 00:17:18.794
  • "THEIR BUSINESS WITHTHEIR FAMILY LIFE
  • 00:17:18.827 --> 00:17:21.263
  • "OR MAYBE THEIR VOCATION."
  • 00:17:21.296 --> 00:17:23.031
  • YOU KNOW, YOU MAY BE ACHRISTIAN BUSINESSMAN,
  • 00:17:23.065 --> 00:17:25.134
  • BUT YOUR BUSINESS ISHEADED FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • 00:17:25.167 --> 00:17:28.270
  • AND NOBODY WANTS TO MODELTHAT KIND OF BUSINESS.
  • 00:17:28.303 --> 00:17:31.874
  • SO YOU MIGHT SAYIN YOUR VOCATION,
  • 00:17:31.907 --> 00:17:33.342
  • "I WANT TO START GROWINGMY BUSINESS MORE."
  • 00:17:33.375 --> 00:17:36.011
  • YOU SEE, YOUR OBJECTIVESALL OUGHT TO TIE
  • 00:17:36.044 --> 00:17:39.047
  • INTO THE PURPOSE THATGOD HAS GIVEN YOU.
  • 00:17:39.081 --> 00:17:42.151
  • YOU IDENTIFY WHATYOUR PURPOSE IS,
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:45.888
  • DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE,YOUR REASON FOR LIVING,
  • 00:17:45.921 --> 00:17:48.957
  • WHY GOD CREATED YOU,
  • 00:17:48.991 --> 00:17:50.859
  • THEN YOU DEVELOP OBJECTIVES
  • 00:17:50.893 --> 00:17:54.830
  • THAT WILL HELP YOU MEET THATOVERALL PURPOSE STATEMENT.
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:58.000
  • AND THAT LEADS TOTHE THIRD WORD GOALS,
  • 00:17:58.033 --> 00:18:01.136
  • FORMULATING SPECIFIC GOALS.
  • 00:18:01.170 --> 00:18:03.772
  • GOALS ARE THE VEHICLES
  • 00:18:03.805 --> 00:18:06.175
  • BY WHICH WE TRANSFORM OUROBJECTIVES INTO REALITY.
  • 00:18:06.208 --> 00:18:12.347
  • THAT THIS IS WHERE A LOTOF PEOPLE GET MIXED UP
  • 00:18:12.381 --> 00:18:14.550
  • AND QUITE FRANKLY, IT'STHE REASON SO MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:18:14.583 --> 00:18:17.386
  • LIVE AIMLESS LIVES, THEY DON'THAVE CLEARLY DEFINED GOALS.
  • 00:18:17.419 --> 00:18:22.090
  • LET ME GIVE YOU ADEFINITION OF A GOAL.
  • 00:18:22.124 --> 00:18:23.792
  • A GOAL IS A DESIREDACCOMPLISHMENT
  • 00:18:23.825 --> 00:18:27.029
  • THAT IS EASILY MEASUREDBY TIME AND PERFORMANCE.
  • 00:18:27.062 --> 00:18:33.335
  • IT'S A DESIRED ACCOMPLISHMENTTHAT CAN BE MEASURED
  • 00:18:33.368 --> 00:18:34.670
  • BY TIMING FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • 00:18:34.703 --> 00:18:36.205
  • FOR EXAMPLE HERE I SAY,
  • 00:18:36.238 --> 00:18:37.973
  • "WELL I WANT TO KNOWTHE BIBLE BETTER."
  • 00:18:38.006 --> 00:18:40.642
  • IS THAT A GOAL?
  • 00:18:40.676 --> 00:18:42.344
  • NO, THAT'S AN OBJECTIVE,BUT IT'S NOT A GOAL.
  • 00:18:42.377 --> 00:18:45.514
  • I MEAN TO JUST SAY I WANT TOKNOW MY BIBLE BETTER.
  • 00:18:45.547 --> 00:18:48.083
  • WELL HOW WILL YOU KNOWWHEN YOU KNOW IT BETTER?
  • 00:18:48.116 --> 00:18:50.352
  • NO, A GOAL WOULD BE SPECIFIC.
  • 00:18:50.385 --> 00:18:52.688
  • I WANT TO READ ONECHAPTER OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:18:52.721 --> 00:18:56.258
  • EVERY DAY BEGINNING TODAY.
  • 00:18:56.291 --> 00:19:00.229
  • THE ACCOMPLISHMENT IS CLEAR.
  • 00:19:00.262 --> 00:19:02.397
  • A CHAPTER OF THE BIBLE EVERY DAY
  • 00:19:02.431 --> 00:19:04.733
  • AND THERE'S A TIMEATTACHED TO IT.
  • 00:19:04.766 --> 00:19:06.735
  • A START TIME OR A FINISHTIME BY JUST STARTING TODAY.
  • 00:19:06.768 --> 00:19:12.474
  • OR MAYBE YOU WOULD SAY,
  • 00:19:12.507 --> 00:19:13.642
  • "YOU KNOW, I WANTTO BE THINNER."
  • 00:19:13.675 --> 00:19:16.645
  • WE ALL HAVE THATGOAL MOST OF US.
  • 00:19:16.678 --> 00:19:19.414
  • IS THAT A GOAL?
  • 00:19:19.448 --> 00:19:20.682
  • NO, THAT'S AN OBJECTIVE,I WANT IT TO BE THINNER.
  • 00:19:20.716 --> 00:19:23.218
  • A GOAL WOULD BE ASPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENT.
  • 00:19:23.252 --> 00:19:25.420
  • I WANT TO LOSE FIVE POUNDS,THAT'S THE ACCOMPLISHMENT.
  • 00:19:25.454 --> 00:19:28.590
  • AND I WANT TO ATTACH A DATETO IT, BY APRIL THE 30TH.
  • 00:19:28.624 --> 00:19:32.694
  • ANYTIME YOU'REFORMULATING A GOAL,
  • 00:19:32.728 --> 00:19:34.830
  • REMEMBER A GOALANSWERS THE QUESTION,
  • 00:19:34.863 --> 00:19:38.000
  • WHAT DO I WANT TO HAPPEN?
  • 00:19:38.033 --> 00:19:39.501
  • THAT'S THE ACCOMPLISHMENT.
  • 00:19:39.534 --> 00:19:41.169
  • SECONDLY, HOW WILLI KNOW IT HAPPENED?
  • 00:19:41.203 --> 00:19:43.171
  • WHAT'S THE MEASUREMENT.
  • 00:19:43.205 --> 00:19:44.539
  • AND WHEN DO I WANTTHIS TO HAPPEN?
  • 00:19:44.573 --> 00:19:46.508
  • THE STARTING DATE ORTHE COMPLETION DATE.
  • 00:19:46.541 --> 00:19:49.911
  • AND I'VE GIVEN YOU SOMEEXAMPLES OF GOALS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:19:49.945 --> 00:19:54.016
  • READING A CHAPTER OFTHE BIBLE EVERY DAY.
  • 00:19:54.049 --> 00:19:56.385
  • OR IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD,
  • 00:19:56.418 --> 00:19:57.619
  • I WANT TO EXERCISE ATLEAST 20 MINUTES A DAY,
  • 00:19:57.653 --> 00:20:00.989
  • BEGINNING TOMORROW.
  • 00:20:01.023 --> 00:20:02.658
  • TOMORROW IS ALWAYS A BETTERTIME TO START THAT PROGRAM,
  • 00:20:02.691 --> 00:20:05.594
  • BUT YOU SEE AT LEAST YOU'VEGOT AN OBJECTIVE DOWN THERE.
  • 00:20:05.627 --> 00:20:08.363
  • YOU'VE GOT A TIME THATYOU'RE GOING TO START DOING THIS
  • 00:20:08.397 --> 00:20:11.366
  • AND ON AND ON AND ON IT GOES.
  • 00:20:11.400 --> 00:20:14.336
  • THAT'S THE DIFFERENCEBETWEEN A PURPOSE,
  • 00:20:14.369 --> 00:20:17.806
  • OBJECTIVES TO HELPYOU MEET THAT PURPOSE
  • 00:20:17.839 --> 00:20:20.442
  • AND GOALS THAT WILL HELPYOU MEET YOUR OBJECTIVES.
  • 00:20:20.475 --> 00:20:23.045
  • NOW I KNOW YOU ALLWELL ENOUGH TO KNOW.
  • 00:20:23.078 --> 00:20:27.416
  • TO KNOW SOME OF YOU AREPROBABLY SITTING HERE THINKING,
  • 00:20:27.449 --> 00:20:31.987
  • SHOULD WE REALLY BE TALKINGABOUT THIS IN CHURCH?
  • 00:20:32.020 --> 00:20:35.123
  • I MEAN AREN'T WE SUPPOSED TOBE TALKING ABOUT EVANGELISM
  • 00:20:35.157 --> 00:20:37.993
  • AND DISCIPLESHIP?
  • 00:20:38.026 --> 00:20:40.295
  • WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT GOALS?
  • 00:20:40.329 --> 00:20:42.831
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:20:42.864 --> 00:20:45.367
  • THERE IS NO MORE EFFECTIVE WAY
  • 00:20:45.400 --> 00:20:47.903
  • TO BE A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:47.936 --> 00:20:50.439
  • THAN BY DISCOVERING HISUNIQUE PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:50.472 --> 00:20:54.209
  • AND LIVING OUT THAT PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:54.242 --> 00:20:56.778
  • THAT IS WHY GOD LEFTUS HERE TO FULFILL
  • 00:20:56.812 --> 00:21:00.215
  • HIS UNIQUE PURPOSE FOR US.
  • 00:21:00.248 --> 00:21:03.051
  • I LOVE THE WAYEPHESIANS 5:15-17 READS
  • 00:21:03.085 --> 00:21:09.224
  • AGAIN IN THE J.B.PHILLIPS PARAPHRASE.
  • 00:21:09.257 --> 00:21:10.726
  • WE READ IT FROM THE NEWAMERICAN STANDARD VERSION
  • 00:21:10.759 --> 00:21:12.494
  • A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
  • 00:21:12.527 --> 00:21:13.695
  • LET ME READ THIS TO YOU,
  • 00:21:13.729 --> 00:21:15.263
  • FROM THE PHILLIPS PARAPHRASE.
  • 00:21:15.297 --> 00:21:16.798
  • PAUL WRITES, LIVE LIFE THEN
  • 00:21:16.832 --> 00:21:20.102
  • WITH A DUE SENSEOF RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:21:20.135 --> 00:21:23.305
  • NOT AS MEN WHO DON'T KNOW THEMEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE,
  • 00:21:23.338 --> 00:21:27.442
  • BUT AS THOSE WHO DO.
  • 00:21:27.476 --> 00:21:29.544
  • MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR TIME,
  • 00:21:29.578 --> 00:21:31.747
  • DESPITE ALL THEEVILS OF THESE DAYS.
  • 00:21:31.780 --> 00:21:35.183
  • DON'T BE VAGUE, BUT GRASP FIRMLY
  • 00:21:35.217 --> 00:21:39.421
  • WHAT YOU KNOW TO BETHE WILL OF THE LORD.
  • 00:21:39.454 --> 00:21:43.959
  • WHAT PAUL IS TALKING ABOUTIS, KNOW YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:21:43.992 --> 00:21:49.331
  • IN HIS BOOK "THE DEEPER LIFE,"
  • 00:21:49.364 --> 00:21:50.165
  • DANIEL HENDERSON WRITES,
  • 00:21:50.198 --> 00:21:52.401
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID MANY TIMES,
  • 00:21:52.434 --> 00:21:55.036
  • YOU'RE NOT REALLY READY TO LIVE
  • 00:21:55.070 --> 00:21:57.973
  • UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANTWRITTEN ON YOUR TOMBSTONE.
  • 00:21:58.006 --> 00:22:02.611
  • IF YOU WERE TO DIE TODAY,
  • 00:22:02.644 --> 00:22:04.913
  • WOULD THOSE WHO KNOW YOUTHE BEST BE ABLE TO SAY,
  • 00:22:04.946 --> 00:22:08.784
  • THIS IS WHY YOU LIVED?
  • 00:22:08.817 --> 00:22:12.754
  • THAT'S A PROFOUND QUESTION,
  • 00:22:12.788 --> 00:22:14.856
  • WOULD THOSE WHO KNOW YOU THEVERY BEST AT YOUR FUNERAL,
  • 00:22:14.890 --> 00:22:18.226
  • BE ABLE TO STAND UP AND SAY,
  • 00:22:18.260 --> 00:22:19.494
  • THIS IS THE PURPOSEFOR WHICH YOU LIVED.
  • 00:22:19.528 --> 00:22:22.798
  • IS IT CLEAR TO YOUWHY YOU'RE HERE?
  • 00:22:22.831 --> 00:22:25.500
  • WHEN THIS LIFE COMES TO AN END,
  • 00:22:25.534 --> 00:22:27.769
  • WILL YOU LOOK BACK AND CONCLUDE
  • 00:22:27.803 --> 00:22:29.771
  • THAT YOU HAVE LIVEDWELL AND SIGNIFICANTLY.
  • 00:22:29.805 --> 00:22:33.375
  • NOW GET THIS:
  • 00:22:33.408 --> 00:22:35.110
  • THE GREAT TRAGEDY INLIFE IS NOT DEATH.
  • 00:22:35.143 --> 00:22:40.849
  • THE GREAT TRAGEDY IN LIFEIS LIFE WITHOUT PURPOSE.
  • 00:22:40.882 --> 00:22:46.588
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:46.621 --> 00:22:52.994
  • LET ME REMIND YOU OFA STAGGERING NUMBER
  • 00:22:53.028 --> 00:22:55.564
  • I QUOTED EARLIER:ONLY 3% OF AMERICANS
  • 00:22:55.597 --> 00:22:58.967
  • HAVE CLEARLY DEFINEDGOALS FOR THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:22:59.000 --> 00:23:02.037
  • ISN'T THAT TRAGIC?
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:04.372
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:23:04.406 --> 00:23:06.241
  • CAUSES THAT PERCENTAGE TO GROW,ESPECIALLY AMONG CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:23:06.274 --> 00:23:11.079
  • AS YOU USE THESE GUIDELINES
  • 00:23:11.112 --> 00:23:12.747
  • TO DISCOVER GOD'S UNIQUEPURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:12.781 --> 00:23:16.918
  • WELL I'M PLEASED TO REPORT,
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  • THAT OUR TELEVISIONAND RADIO PROGRAMS,
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  • COMBINED WITH OURPRESENCE ON THE INTERNET
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  • ARE REACHING MOREPEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE.
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  • AND WE'RE ASKING GOD TO ALLOW US
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  • TO EXPAND FOR HIS GLORY IN 2020.
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  • LET ME INVITE YOU TO BECOMEPART OF THIS MOVEMENT TODAY,
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  • BY GIVING A GENEROUS GIFTTO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • NONE OF US NEEDS CONVINCING
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  • THAT OUR NATION IS DEEPLYDIVIDED AND CONFUSED TODAY.
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  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT
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  • TO BRING THE MESSAGEOF HOPE AND UNITY
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  • TO PEOPLE WHO ARECRAVING FOR DIRECTION.
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  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THEREI'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
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  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:56.525 --> 00:24:00.195
  • AN ATTITUDE IS OUR MENTALAND EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
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  • TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE.
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  • THE TITLE OF THIS SERIES ISNOT CHOOSE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • THERE ARE TERRIBLE THINGSTHAT HAPPENED TO CHRISTIANS,
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  • WE CAN EITHER ALLOW
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  • LIFE'S DIFFICULTCIRCUMSTANCES TO STRENGTHEN US
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  • OR TO DESTROY US.
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  • IF YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE,YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • [NARRATOR] SOMEONE HAS SAID
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  • THE GREATEST DISCOVERYOF MY GENERATION
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  • IS THAT HUMAN BEINGSCAN ALTER THEIR LIVES
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  • BY ALTERING THEIRATTITUDES OF MIND.
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  • IN HIS BRAND NEW BOOK
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDESCHANGE YOUR LIFE."
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSEXAMINES 11 ATTITUDE CHOICES
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  • THAT DELIVER THE ABUNDANTLIFE GOD INTENDS FOR YOU.
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  • PROVERBS 23:7 SAYS, AS APERSON THINKS WITHIN HIMSELF,
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  • SO IS HE.
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  • AND IN MY BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW TOCHOOSE FAITH OVER WORRY,
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  • FORGIVENESS OVER BITTERNESS,RELAXATION OVER STRESS,
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  • AND SO MUCH MORE.
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  • [NARRATOR] REQUEST"CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDES
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  • "CHANGE YOUR LIFE"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL SEND YOU THE COMPLETETEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • WE'RE LOOKING AT THE 11BIBLICAL ATTITUDE CHOICES
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  • THAT ARE NECESSARY TO EXPERIENCE
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  • THE ABUNDANT LIFEJESUS PROMISED.
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  • [NARRATOR] YOUR FINANCIALSUPPORT IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED,
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  • SO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLYTO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
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  • OF "PATHWAY TOVICTORY" AND REQUEST
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDESCHANGE YOUR LIFE" TODAY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • DISCOVERING GOD'S UNIQUEPURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • SOUNDS LIKE ADAUNTING TASK, I KNOW.
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  • BUT IF YOU FOLLOW THESE THREE
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  • VERY SPECIFIC ANDPRACTICAL STEPS,
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  • I'M CONFIDENT THAT THEYWILL HELP STEER YOU
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  • IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
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  • WELL, THE LATESTSTATISTICS REVEALED
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  • THAT PLANET EARTH IS HOME TONEARLY 7.8 BILLION PEOPLE.
  • 00:25:49.571 --> 00:25:55.043
  • YET EVEN WITH THE LARGESTPOPULATION IN HUMAN HISTORY,
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  • MORE PEOPLE THAN EVERREPORT FEELING LONELY.
  • 00:25:58.613 --> 00:26:02.884
  • SO WHY IS LONELINESSREACHED EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
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  • AND WHAT IS THE BIBLICALSOLUTION TO LONELINESS?
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [NARRATOR] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:26:18.266 --> 00:26:20.635
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'SBRAND NEW BOOK CALLED
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDESCHANGE YOUR LIFE."
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  • PLUS THREE COMPLEMENTARYISSUES OF PATHWAY MAGAZINE
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  • ARE OUR GIFT TO YOU.
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
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  • "CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDES CHANGEYOUR LIFE" TEACHING SERIES
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD,
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  • ALONG WITH A PERSONALAND GROUP STUDY GUIDE.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING
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  • OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:52.200 --> 00:26:54.135
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WE THINK OF LONELINESSAS A STATE OF BEING.
  • 00:26:57.338 --> 00:27:00.909
  • I'M LONELY BECAUSE IFEEL ISOLATED FROM OTHERS
  • 00:27:00.942 --> 00:27:04.813
  • OR I'M SEPARATED FROM OTHERS.
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  • BUT LONELINESS IS NOTJUST A STATE OF BEING.
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  • I WANT TO SUGGEST TO YOU TODAYTHAT LONELINESS IS A CHOICE.
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  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE CHOOSINGCOMPANIONSHIP OVER LONELINESS,
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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