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November 30, 2020
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In Empty Out the Negative; Joel Osteen provides us with biblical tools to combat negative thoughts and feelings that weigh us down so that we can have the abundant life that we were meant to live.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: IT'SEASY TO GO THROUGH LIFE
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  • HOLDING ONTO THINGS THATWEIGH US DOWN, THINGS
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  • LIKE GUILT, RESENTMENT,DOUBT, WORRY.
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  • THE PROBLEM IS WHEN OURHEART AND MIND ARE FULL
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  • OF THOSE THINGS, WE DON'THAVE ROOM FOR OTHER
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  • THINGS LIKE JOY, PEACE,CONFIDENCE, CREATIVITY,
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  • SO HOW ABOUT WEMAKE SOME ROOM?
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  • TODAY I'LL SHOW YOUHOW TO EMPTY OUT
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  • THE NEGATIVE.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - SOMETIMES, WE'RECARRYING AROUND MORE THAN
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  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO.
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  • WE'VE ALL HAD NEGATIVETHINGS HAPPEN TO US.
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  • PEOPLE DID US WRONG.
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  • THE COMPANY LET US GO.
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  • A CLERK WAS RUDE.
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  • A FRIEND BETRAYED US.
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  • IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGHLIFE OFFENDED IN SELF- PITY,
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  • BLAMING OURSELVES, OURCOWORKERS, EVEN
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  • BLAMING GOD.
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  • BUT WHEN WE'RE ALWAYSLOOKING BACK, RELIVING
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  • THE NEGATIVE, WE ENDUP CARRYING AROUND ALL
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  • THIS BAGGAGE THATWEIGHS US DOWN.
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  • ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WECAN DO IS LEARN TO DROP IT.
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  • LET IT GO.
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  • ♪♪
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  • - WHETHER IT HAPPENED 20YEARS AGO OR 20 MINUTES
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  • AGO, DON'T CARRY NEGATIVEBAGGAGE FROM YESTERDAY
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  • INTO TODAY.
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  • YOU WON'T LIVE AVICTORIOUS LIFE IF YOU'RE
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  • ALWAYS RELIVING WHATDIDN'T WORK OUT, WHO HURT
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  • YOU, THE MISTAKESYOU'VE MADE.
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  • THE REASON IT'S CALLEDTHE PAST IS BECAUSE
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  • IT'S DONE.
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  • IT'S OVER.
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  • IT'S HISTORY.
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  • NOW, DO YOUR PARTAND LET IT GO.
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  • WELL, JOEL, MY FIANCÉWALKED OUT ON ME.
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  • HE BROKE MY HEART.
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  • THAT'S WHY I'M BITTER.
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  • THEY HURT YOU ONCE.
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  • DON'T LET THEM CONTINUETO HURT YOU BY ALWAYS
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  • THINKING ABOUT IT.
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  • THAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOUDOWN, DISCOURAGED
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  • WITH NO PASSION.
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  • AS LONG AS YOU'REDWELLING ON IT, YOU'RE
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  • GOING TO MISS THE NEWTHINGS GOD WANTS TO DO.
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  • GOD SAID HE WILL GIVEYOU BEAUTY FOR ASHES.
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  • HE WILL TAKE WHAT WASMEANT FOR HARM AND USE IT
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  • TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO DOYOUR PART AND DROP IT.
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  • QUIT THINKING ABOUT IT.
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  • QUIT RELIVING ITAND MOVE FORWARD.
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  • THERE'S A NEW BEGINNINGIN FRONT OF YOU.
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  • BUT GOD WILL NOT RELEASENEW OPPORTUNITY AS LONG
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  • AS YOU'RE RELIVING OLDHURTS, OLD FAILURES.
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  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD A LOT OFNEGATIVE THINGS IN YOUR
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  • PAST, WEREN'T FAIR, ROUGHCHILDHOOD, YOUR BUSINESS
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  • DIDN'T MAKE IT, YOULOST A LOVED ONE.
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  • YOU COULD EASILY GOTHROUGH LIFE WITH A
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  • CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER NOTTRUSTING ANYBODY, BITTER
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  • AND RESENTFUL.
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  • BUT EVERYTHING YOUWENT THROUGH DEPOSITED
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  • SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE.
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  • YOU'RE NOT DEFINEDBY YOUR PAST.
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  • YOU'RE PREPAREDBY YOUR PAST.
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  • YOU'RE STRONGER.
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  • YOU'RE MORE EXPERIENCED.
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  • YOU HAVE GREATERCONFIDENCE FOR THE
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  • THINGS AHEAD.
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  • IF THAT HADN'T HAVEHAPPENED, YOU WOULDN'T BE
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  • PREPARED FOR THE NEWLEVELS THAT ARE COMING
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  • YOUR WAY.
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  • DON'T GO AROUND WITH THEPOOR OLD ME MENTALITY
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  • FEELING SORRYFOR YOURSELF.
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  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID THATYOU CAN BE PITIFUL OR YOU
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  • CAN BE POWERFUL, BUTYOU CAN'T BE BOTH.
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  • YOU MAY HAVE MADESOME MISTAKES.
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  • PERHAPS YOU BLEW YOURMARRIAGE, DIDN'T RAISE
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  • YOUR CHILDREN RIGHT.
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  • YOU HAVE A LOT OFREGRETS, BUT YOU CAN'T DO
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  • ANYTHING ABOUT WHATHAPPENED YESTERDAY.
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  • LIVING GUILTY,CONDEMNED IS NOT MAKING
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  • ANYTHING BETTER.
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  • IT'S TIME TO DROP IT.
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  • EMPTY OUT THAT NEGATIVE.
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  • IF YOU'LL GET RID OF THATBAGGAGE, YOU'LL NOT ONLY
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  • FEEL A WEIGHT LIFT OFF OFYOU BUT YOU'LL STEP INTO
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  • THE NEW THINGS THATGOD HAS IN STORE.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WHERETHE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS
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  • THERE IS FREEDOM.
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY WHERE THESPIRIT OF THE LORD WAS.
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  • GOD HAS FREEDOMFOR YOU TODAY.
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  • BUT IF YOU'RE ALWAYSTHINKING ABOUT YESTERDAY,
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  • LAST MONTH, LAST YEAR,THERE'S NO FREEDOM THERE.
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  • THAT'S WHERE THE SPIRITOF THE LORD WAS.
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  • THIS IS A NEW DAY.
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  • THERE ARE NEW VICTORIES,NEW RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
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  • QUIT LIVING IN WHAT WASAND COME OVER INTO WHAT IS.
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  • RIGHT NOW THERE ISFREEDOM FOR YOU.
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  • RIGHT NOW THERE ARENEW BEGINNINGS.
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  • RIGHT NOW THERE IS JOY,PEACE, RESTORATION.
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  • CRYING OVER WHAT HAPPENEDYESTERDAY DOESN'T
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  • BRING FREEDOM.
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  • LIVING IN REGRETS OF WHATYOU SHOULD HAVE DONE,
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  • WHAT YOU COULD HAVEBEEN ISN'T AT
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  • ALL PRODUCTIVE.
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  • BEING UPSET, OFFENDED,FRUSTRATED OVER WHAT
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  • DIDN'T WORK OUT WILL ONLYKEEP YOU IN MEDIOCRITY.
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  • IT'S TIME TO DROPIT AND MOVE FORWARD.
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  • YOU MAY BE A PRODUCT OFYOUR PAST, BUT YOU DON'T
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  • HAVE TO BE A PRISONEROF YOUR PAST.
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  • NOTHING THAT'SHAPPENED TO YOU WAS A
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  • SURPRISE TO GOD.
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  • WHEN HE LAID OUT THE PLANFOR YOUR LIFE, HE ALREADY
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  • KNEW EVERY PERSON WHOWOULD HURT YOU, EVERY
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  • LOSS YOU WOULD GOTHROUGH, EVERY MISTAKE
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  • YOU WOULD MAKE.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS FOREVERY SETBACK, GOD HAS
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  • ALREADY ARRANGEDA COMEBACK.
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  • FOR EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT,HE HAS A NEW BEGINNING.
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  • FOR EVERY FAILURE, HECAN BRING RESTORATION.
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  • FOR ALL THE ASHES,HE HAS BEAUTY.
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  • NOW, YOU HAVE TO PUT YOURFOOT DOWN AND SAY THAT'S
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  • IT, I MAY HAVEBEEN THROUGH SOME
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  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, I MAYHAVE MADE MISTAKES, BUT
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO WASTETHE TIME I HAVE LEFT
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  • WORRYING ABOUT WHAT ICOULD HAVE DONE BETTER,
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  • BITTER OVER WHAT DIDN'TWORK OUT, UPSET OVER WHO
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  • DID ME WRONG.
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  • I'M LEAVING THE WAS ANDI'M COMING OVER INTO THE IS.
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  • I'M DROPPING THE OFFENSE,DROPPING THE SELF-PITY,
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  • DROPPING THE BLAME,DROPPING THAT FAILURE.
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  • I'M DONE CARRYINGNEGATIVE BAGGAGE.
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  • I'M GOING TO LIVEMY LIFE FREE.
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  • HERE'S THE KEY, IFSOMEBODY DID YOU WRONG,
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  • LEAVE IT UP TO GOD.
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  • HE'LL BE YOURVINDICATOR.
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  • IF YOU MADE MISTAKES,QUIT BEATING YOURSELF UP
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  • AND RECEIVE GOD'S MERCY.
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  • IT'S NEW EVERY MORNING.
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  • IF THERE ARE THINGS YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND, YOU
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  • WORKED HARD BUT YOUDIDN'T GET THE PROMOTION,
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  • YOU DID YOUR BEST BUT THEMARRIAGE DIDN'T MAKE IT,
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  • INSTEAD OF DRAGGINGAROUND THAT NEGATIVE
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  • BAGGAGE, YOU HAVE TO BEMATURE ENOUGH TO SAY GOD,
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  • I DON'T UNDERSTANDIT BUT I TRUST YOU.
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  • I KNOW THAT YOU WOULDN'THAVE ALLOWED IT IF IT
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  • WASN'T GOING TO SOMEHOWWORK TO MY ADVANTAGE, SO
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  • I'M NOT GOINGTO GET BITTER.
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIVELOOKING BACK IN THE REAR
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  • VIEW MIRROR.
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  • I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVINGFORWARD KNOWING THAT MY
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  • BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD.
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  • THE WRITER OFECCLESIASTES SAID, BETTER
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  • IS THE END THANTHE BEGINNING.
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  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD A ROUGHSTART, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE
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  • TO HAVE A ROUGH FINISH.
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  • BETTER IS THE END.
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  • MAYBE YOU HAD ADISAPPOINTMENT, SOMEBODY
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  • BROKE YOUR HEART, A DREAMDIDN'T WORK OUT, THE
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  • MEDICAL REPORTWASN'T GOOD.
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  • DON'T GET STUCK IN WHATHAPPENED YESTERDAY.
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  • DON'T KEEP DWELLINGIN THE NEGATIVE.
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  • GOD IS SAYING SOMETHINGBETTER IS COMING.
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  • THERE MAY BE SOME ROUGHSPOTS IN THE MIDDLE, BUT
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  • DON'T STAY FOCUSEDON THE BETRAYAL.
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  • BETTER IS COMING.
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  • THE LOAN DIDN'TGO THROUGH.
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  • DON'T SIT AROUNDIN SELF PITY.
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  • BETTER IS COMING.
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  • YOU PRAYED AND BELIEVED,BUT THE MEDICAL REPORT
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  • WASN'T GOOD.
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  • THAT'S ONE REPORT, BUTGOD HAS ANOTHER REPORT.
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  • HE SAYS THATBETTER IS COMING.
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  • RECEIVE THIS INTO YOURSPIRIT, BETTER IS COMING.
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  • HEALING IS COMING.
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  • BREAKTHROUGHS ARE COMING.
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  • NEW OPPORTUNITIESARE COMING YOUR WAY.
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  • THE APOSTLE PAUL WENT THROUGHA LOT OF ADVERSITY.
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  • HE WAS FALSELY ACCUSED OFCRIMES, BEATEN WITH RODS,
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  • PUT IN PRISON. OFTENHE WENT WITHOUT FOOD,
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  • WAS SHIPWRECKED, ON AND ON.
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  • YET HE SAID THISIN PHILIPPIANS 3.
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  • "I'M STILL NOTALL I SHOULD BE,
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  • "BUT I'M BRINGING ALL MYENERGIES TO BEAR THIS ONE
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  • "THING, FORGETTING THEPAST AND LOOKING FORWARD
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  • "TO WHAT LIES AHEAD."
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  • HERE'S A MAN WHO WROTENEARLY HALF OF THE BOOKS
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • HE COULD HAVE SAID IFOCUS ALL MY ENERGY ON
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  • BEING A BETTER WRITER, ONIMPROVING MY LEADERSHIP
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  • SKILLS, ON IMPACTING THECULTURE MORE EFFECTIVELY,
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  • BUT INSTEAD HE SAIDIN EFFECT WHAT'S MORE
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  • IMPORTANT THAN ALL THATIS LETTING GO OF WHAT
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  • LIES BEHIND ANDPRESSING FORWARD.
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  • HE KNEW THAT IF WECARRY NEGATIVE BAGGAGE,
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  • IT WILL KEEP USFROM OUR DESTINY.
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  • IF HE HADN'T LEARNEDTHIS PRINCIPLE,
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  • HE WOULD HAVE BECOMEBITTER, DISCOURAGED.
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  • GOD, WHY DID THISHAPPEN TO ME?
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  • LOOK AT WHAT I'VE BEENTHROUGH. IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • OTHER TRANSLATIONSOF PAUL'S STATEMENT
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  • HIGHLIGHT JUST HOWSTRONGLY HE FELT.
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  • "THIS ONE THING I DO,FORGETTING WHAT LIES BEHIND."
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  • HE WAS SAYING I DON'TDO EVERYTHING RIGHT,
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  • BUT THIS ONETHING I'M GOOD AT,
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  • THIS ONE THINGI HAVE DOWN,
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  • I KNOW HOW TO LETGO OF THE PAST.
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  • PAUL WAS AN EXPERTAT DROPPING IT.
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  • SOMETIMES WE SPEND MOREENERGY HOLDING ON TO THE
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  • NEGATIVE PAST THANWE DO LETTING IT GO.
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  • WHAT IF WE WOULD DO LIKEPAUL AND START FOCUSING
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  • THAT ENERGY ONDROPPING THE OFFENSE,
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  • DROPPING THE GUILT,DROPPING THE SELF-PITY,
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  • DROPPING THAT HURTAND MOVING FORWARD.
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  • HOW DO YOU DROP IT?IT'S SIMPLE.
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  • QUIT THINKING ABOUT ITAND QUIT TALKING ABOUT IT.
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  • DON'T REHEARSE NEGATIVETHINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
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  • TO YOU. THE REASON SOMEPEOPLE NEVER SEE THE
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  • BETTER IS THEY'RE ALWAYSOPENING UP OLD WOUNDS.
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  • EVERY WEEK THEY REHASHWITH THEIR FRIENDS,
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  • "CAN YOU BELIEVE WHATSO-AND-SO DID TO ME?"
  • 00:09:42.055 --> 00:09:44.524
  • IT WILL HAPPEN 27 YEARSAGO BUT THEY'RE STILL
  • 00:09:44.624 --> 00:09:47.694
  • DRAGGING IT UP AS THOUGHIT HAPPENED YESTERDAY.
  • 00:09:47.794 --> 00:09:50.530
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET FREE,YOU NEED TO LEARN TO
  • 00:09:50.630 --> 00:09:53.166
  • NOT ONLY DROP IT BUTYOU NEED TO BURY IT.
  • 00:09:53.266 --> 00:09:56.102
  • HAVE A FUNERAL FOR IT.
  • 00:09:56.202 --> 00:09:58.104
  • PUT IT AWAY ONCEAND FOR ALL.
  • 00:09:58.204 --> 00:10:00.473
  • DECIDE THAT YOU'RE NOTGOING TO TALK ABOUT IT
  • 00:10:00.573 --> 00:10:02.409
  • ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:10:02.509 --> 00:10:04.144
  • THAT BETRAYAL, THEDISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:10:04.244 --> 00:10:06.680
  • THE INJUSTICE IS DEAD.
  • 00:10:06.780 --> 00:10:09.182
  • IT'S OVER, IT'S IN THEPAST, IT'S BURIED.
  • 00:10:09.282 --> 00:10:12.485
  • IF YOU GO DIG IT UP,IT'S GOING TO STINK.
  • 00:10:12.585 --> 00:10:15.155
  • IT'S NOT ONLY BADFOR YOUR OWN HEART,
  • 00:10:15.255 --> 00:10:17.590
  • BUT NOBODY'S GONNAWANT TO BE AROUND YOU.
  • 00:10:17.691 --> 00:10:20.160
  • SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I WASCOMING HOME FROM A NIGHT
  • 00:10:20.260 --> 00:10:22.896
  • OF HOPE. WE USUALLY LEAVEHOME ON THURSDAY AND
  • 00:10:22.996 --> 00:10:26.132
  • COME BACK ON FRIDAY NIGHTAFTER THE EVENT.
  • 00:10:26.232 --> 00:10:29.069
  • ON THIS TRIP, I HAD FORGOTTENTO TAKE ANY EXTRA SOCKS.
  • 00:10:29.169 --> 00:10:32.739
  • I PUT MY SOCKS ONTHURSDAY MORNING,
  • 00:10:32.839 --> 00:10:35.475
  • TRAVELED TO THE CITY, DIDA BOOK SIGNING THAT DAY,
  • 00:10:35.575 --> 00:10:38.978
  • WALKED AROUND OUTSIDE, HADSEVERAL OTHER ACTIVITIES.
  • 00:10:39.079 --> 00:10:42.782
  • THE NEXT MORNING I PUTTHE SAME SOCKS ON,
  • 00:10:42.882 --> 00:10:45.251
  • WENT TO A GYM,WORKED OUT.
  • 00:10:45.351 --> 00:10:47.220
  • LATER, I DID THENIGHT OF HOPE,
  • 00:10:47.320 --> 00:10:49.022
  • SHOOK HANDS WITH HUNDREDSOF PEOPLE AFTERWARDS.
  • 00:10:49.122 --> 00:10:51.691
  • IT WAS A LONGHOT EVENING.
  • 00:10:51.791 --> 00:10:53.927
  • I HAD PERSPIRED A LOT.
  • 00:10:54.027 --> 00:10:55.729
  • WHEN WE FINALLY GOT ONTHE PLANE TO FLY HOME,
  • 00:10:55.829 --> 00:10:58.298
  • I WAS TIRED, TOOKMY SHOES OFF,
  • 00:10:58.398 --> 00:11:00.734
  • PUT MY FEET ON THECHAIR IN FRONT OF ME,
  • 00:11:00.834 --> 00:11:02.702
  • AND VICTORIANEARLY PASSED OUT.
  • 00:11:02.802 --> 00:11:05.271
  • SHE SAID JOEL, PUTYOUR SHOES BACK ON,
  • 00:11:05.371 --> 00:11:07.507
  • YOUR FEET STINK SO BADLY!
  • 00:11:07.607 --> 00:11:09.909
  • I SAID THEY DON'TSTINK, THEY SMELL FINE.
  • 00:11:10.009 --> 00:11:12.846
  • I COULDN'T SMELL A THING.
  • 00:11:12.946 --> 00:11:15.348
  • THE PROBLEM ISWHEN YOU STINK,
  • 00:11:15.448 --> 00:11:17.617
  • MANY TIMES YOUDON'T KNOW IT.
  • 00:11:17.717 --> 00:11:19.786
  • WHEN YOU'RE MADAT SOMEBODY,
  • 00:11:19.886 --> 00:11:21.588
  • OFFENDED ATYOUR NEIGHBOR,
  • 00:11:21.688 --> 00:11:23.223
  • CARRYING AROUNDUNFORGIVENESS,
  • 00:11:23.323 --> 00:11:25.091
  • BITTERNESS, YOU MAY NOTREALIZE IT BUT IT'S
  • 00:11:25.191 --> 00:11:27.761
  • MAKING YOUR LIFE STINK.
  • 00:11:27.861 --> 00:11:29.729
  • IT'S PUSHING PEOPLE ANDOPPORTUNITIES AWAY.
  • 00:11:29.829 --> 00:11:33.299
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET RIDOF THE STINKY STUFF.
  • 00:11:33.399 --> 00:11:36.603
  • THERE'S AN AMAZINGFUTURE IN FRONT OF YOU,
  • 00:11:36.703 --> 00:11:39.372
  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES,JOY FOR MOURNING,
  • 00:11:39.472 --> 00:11:42.008
  • DANCING FOR HEAVINESS,
  • 00:11:42.108 --> 00:11:43.576
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:11:43.676 --> 00:11:45.779
  • MAYBE YOU NEED TO BURYTHAT MISTAKE YOU'VE MADE.
  • 00:11:45.879 --> 00:11:48.748
  • YOU'VE LIVEDGUILTY, CONDEMNED,
  • 00:11:48.848 --> 00:11:50.784
  • DOWN ON YOURSELFLONG ENOUGH.
  • 00:11:50.884 --> 00:11:53.019
  • HAVE A FUNERAL ANDPUT IT BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:11:53.119 --> 00:11:56.022
  • NO MORE TALKING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:11:56.122 --> 00:11:57.724
  • NO MORE LETTING THEACCUSER MAKE YOU FEEL
  • 00:11:57.824 --> 00:12:00.493
  • UNWORTHY, TELLING YOUYOU DON'T DESERVE TO BE
  • 00:12:00.593 --> 00:12:03.263
  • BLESSED, YOU'REA FAILURE.
  • 00:12:03.363 --> 00:12:05.198
  • THOSE LIES WILLSTINK UP YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:05.298 --> 00:12:08.134
  • QUIT LETTING THENEGATIVE PLAY.
  • 00:12:08.234 --> 00:12:10.637
  • WHEN THE DEFEAT,THE MISTAKE,
  • 00:12:10.737 --> 00:12:12.605
  • THE HURT COMES BACK ONTHE MOVIE SCREEN OF YOUR
  • 00:12:12.705 --> 00:12:16.009
  • MIND, DO YOURSELF AFAVOR, CHANGE THE CHANNEL.
  • 00:12:16.109 --> 00:12:19.012
  • HAVE THE ATTITUDE I'MNOT GOING BACKWARDS,
  • 00:12:19.112 --> 00:12:21.581
  • I'M NOT LIVINGIN REGRETS.
  • 00:12:21.681 --> 00:12:23.449
  • I'M NOT REHEARSINGMY FAILURES.
  • 00:12:23.550 --> 00:12:25.351
  • I'M MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:12:25.451 --> 00:12:27.187
  • I MAY HAVE HADSOME BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:12:27.287 --> 00:12:28.822
  • BUT I KNOW BETTERIS THE END.
  • 00:12:28.922 --> 00:12:31.524
  • IF YOU'LL GET YOURMIND LOOKING FORWARD,
  • 00:12:31.624 --> 00:12:33.493
  • YOUR LIFE WILLGO FORWARD.
  • 00:12:33.593 --> 00:12:35.528
  • PAY ATTENTION TO WHATYOU'RE DWELLING ON ALL DAY.
  • 00:12:35.628 --> 00:12:39.132
  • LISTEN TO WHATYOU'RE SAYING.
  • 00:12:39.232 --> 00:12:41.234
  • HOW MUCH TIME AND ENERGYARE YOU GIVING TO THE
  • 00:12:41.334 --> 00:12:43.870
  • NEGATIVE THINGSOF YOUR PAST?
  • 00:12:43.970 --> 00:12:46.172
  • GUILT, OFFENSE, BLAME,DISCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:12:46.272 --> 00:12:49.309
  • YOU ONLY HAVE SO MUCHEMOTIONAL ENERGY EACH DAY.
  • 00:12:49.409 --> 00:12:53.479
  • WHEN YOU SPEND THATENERGY ON NEGATIVE
  • 00:12:53.580 --> 00:12:55.915
  • THINGS, CALLING A FRIEND,TALK ABOUT WHAT SOMEBODY
  • 00:12:56.015 --> 00:12:59.052
  • DID TO YOU THREE YEARSAGO, REHEARSING FAILURES,
  • 00:12:59.152 --> 00:13:03.189
  • FOCUSING ONNEGATIVE REPORTS,
  • 00:13:03.289 --> 00:13:05.225
  • THAT'S ENERGY YOU SHOULDBE USING TO MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:13:05.325 --> 00:13:08.962
  • YOU HAVE TO GET OUTOF THE "WAS" AND
  • 00:13:09.062 --> 00:13:11.264
  • STEP INTO THE "IS".
  • 00:13:11.364 --> 00:13:13.066
  • DON'T SAY ANOTHER WORDABOUT THAT BREAK UP,
  • 00:13:13.166 --> 00:13:16.069
  • THAT DISAPPOINTMENTYOU WENT THROUGH.
  • 00:13:16.169 --> 00:13:18.304
  • DON'T TELL ANOTHER PERSONABOUT THE MISTAKE YOU'VE
  • 00:13:18.404 --> 00:13:20.840
  • MADE. THAT'S OVER AND DONE.YOU HAD A FUNERAL.
  • 00:13:20.940 --> 00:13:24.444
  • YOU BURIED THEM. DON'TTALK ABOUT IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:13:24.544 --> 00:13:27.780
  • DON'T RELIVE THOSE LOSSESONE MORE TIME IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:13:27.881 --> 00:13:32.018
  • YOU DETERMINE WHATYOU THINK ABOUT.
  • 00:13:32.118 --> 00:13:34.687
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENPEOPLE WHO ARE POSITIVE,
  • 00:13:34.787 --> 00:13:37.757
  • HAPPY, EXPECTING GOODTHINGS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:13:37.857 --> 00:13:41.828
  • NEGATIVE, DISCOURAGED,BITTER, IS SIMPLE.
  • 00:13:41.928 --> 00:13:45.398
  • PEOPLE WHO ARE NEGATIVEHOLD ON TO THE PAST,
  • 00:13:45.498 --> 00:13:48.801
  • WHILE PEOPLE WHO AREPOSITIVE HAVE LEARNED TO
  • 00:13:48.902 --> 00:13:51.404
  • LET GO OF THE PAST ANDMOVE FORWARD INTO THE
  • 00:13:51.504 --> 00:13:54.741
  • GOOD THINGS GODHAS IN STORE.
  • 00:13:54.841 --> 00:13:57.844
  • HE WHO DWELLS IN THESECRET PLACE OF THE MOST
  • 00:14:06.019 --> 00:14:08.888
  • HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDERTHE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY.
  • 00:14:08.988 --> 00:14:13.326
  • I WILL SAY OF THE LORD,HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY
  • 00:14:13.426 --> 00:14:17.030
  • FORTRESS, MY GOD,IN HIM I WILL TRUST.
  • 00:14:17.130 --> 00:14:20.867
  • SURELY HE WILL DELIVERYOU FROM THE SNARE OF THE
  • 00:14:20.967 --> 00:14:23.870
  • FOWLER AND FROMTHE PERILOUS PESTILENCE.
  • 00:14:23.970 --> 00:14:26.873
  • HE WILL COVER YOU WITHHIS FEATHERS AND
  • 00:14:26.973 --> 00:14:29.309
  • UNDER HIS WINGS YOUWILL TAKE REFUGE.
  • 00:14:29.409 --> 00:14:32.745
  • HIS TRUTH WILL BE YOURSHIELD AND BUCKLER.
  • 00:14:32.845 --> 00:14:36.316
  • YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAIDOF THE TERROR BY NIGHT,
  • 00:14:36.416 --> 00:14:39.452
  • NOR OF THE ARROWTHAT FLIES BY DAY,
  • 00:14:39.552 --> 00:14:42.689
  • NOR OF THE PESTILENCETHAT WALKS IN DARKNESS,
  • 00:14:42.789 --> 00:14:45.825
  • NOR OF THE DESTRUCTIONTHAT LAY WASTE AT NOONDAY.
  • 00:14:45.925 --> 00:14:49.729
  • A THOUSAND MAY FALLAT YOUR SIDE AND
  • 00:14:49.829 --> 00:14:52.632
  • TEN THOUSAND ATYOUR RIGHT HAND,
  • 00:14:52.732 --> 00:14:55.401
  • BUT IT WILL NOTCOME NEAR YOU.
  • 00:14:55.501 --> 00:14:59.505
  • - IN MARK CHAPTER 11,JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:15:00.461 --> 00:15:03.464
  • WHAT WE SHOULD DO WHENSOMEONE DOES US WRONG.
  • 00:15:03.564 --> 00:15:06.567
  • HE SAID FORGIVE THEMAND LET IT DROP.
  • 00:15:06.667 --> 00:15:10.137
  • LEAVE IT AND LET IT GO.
  • 00:15:10.238 --> 00:15:13.307
  • NOTICE THE PRINCIPLE: DROPIT, LEAVE IT, LET IT GO.
  • 00:15:13.407 --> 00:15:18.312
  • WHEN SOMEONE IS TALKINGBADLY ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:15:18.412 --> 00:15:20.815
  • IT'S EASY TO GET UPSETAND BE OFFENDED.
  • 00:15:20.915 --> 00:15:23.518
  • TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:15:23.618 --> 00:15:25.453
  • DROP IT, LEAVEIT, LET IT GO.
  • 00:15:25.553 --> 00:15:28.589
  • GOD WILL FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:15:28.689 --> 00:15:30.691
  • SOMEONE BETRAYEDYOU, WALKED AWAY?
  • 00:15:30.791 --> 00:15:33.160
  • DON'T SPEND ANOTHERMINUTE BITTER.
  • 00:15:33.261 --> 00:15:35.830
  • YOU'RE NOT HURTING THEM,YOU'RE POISONING YOURSELF.
  • 00:15:35.930 --> 00:15:38.533
  • DROP IT, LEAVEIT, LET IT GO.
  • 00:15:38.633 --> 00:15:41.502
  • YOU TOOK A STEP OF FAITH.
  • 00:15:41.602 --> 00:15:43.304
  • YOU STARTED A BUSINESS, BUTIT DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:15:43.404 --> 00:15:45.840
  • DON'T LET THATSOUR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:45.940 --> 00:15:48.175
  • THREE SIMPLE THINGS:DROP IT, LEAVE IT, LET IT GO.
  • 00:15:48.276 --> 00:15:52.046
  • GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER.
  • 00:15:52.146 --> 00:15:54.015
  • YOU PRAYED, YOU BELIEVED,BUT YOUR LOVED ONE DIDN'T
  • 00:15:54.115 --> 00:15:57.118
  • MAKE IT. THE RELATIONSHIPDIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:15:57.218 --> 00:16:00.154
  • YOU CAN BE BITTER.
  • 00:16:00.254 --> 00:16:01.689
  • GOD, WHY DIDN'T YOUANSWER MY PRAYERS?
  • 00:16:01.789 --> 00:16:03.691
  • DROP IT, LEAVEIT, LET IT GO.
  • 00:16:03.791 --> 00:16:06.861
  • THE REASON THE SCRIPTURESAYS TO LEAVE IT IS BECAUSE
  • 00:16:06.961 --> 00:16:09.897
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE TEMPTEDTO PICK IT BACK UP.
  • 00:16:09.997 --> 00:16:12.900
  • YOU MAY DROP IT AT FIRST,BUT THE NEXT MORNING, WHEN
  • 00:16:13.000 --> 00:16:16.437
  • YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THEYSAID, YOU'LL WANT TO
  • 00:16:16.537 --> 00:16:18.739
  • PICK UP THE HURT, PICK UPTHE BITTERNESS.
  • 00:16:18.839 --> 00:16:21.576
  • THERE WAS A MAN IN THESCRIPTURE NAMED AHITHOPHEL
  • 00:16:21.676 --> 00:16:24.412
  • WHO WAS ONE OF KINGDAVID'S RIGHT HAND MEN.
  • 00:16:24.512 --> 00:16:26.781
  • FOR OVER 25 YEARS, HE SERVEDAS AN ADVISOR AND CLOSE
  • 00:16:26.881 --> 00:16:30.484
  • COUNSELOR TO DAVID.
  • 00:16:30.585 --> 00:16:32.720
  • BUT WHEN DAVID'S SON,ABSALOM, ATTEMPTED TO TAKE
  • 00:16:32.820 --> 00:16:36.057
  • OVER THE THRONE, AHITHOPHELWAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO
  • 00:16:36.157 --> 00:16:39.026
  • DESERT DAVID ANDGO WITH HIS SON.
  • 00:16:39.126 --> 00:16:42.396
  • AHITHOPHEL BEGAN TO ADVISEABSALOM ON THE STEPS HE
  • 00:16:42.496 --> 00:16:46.200
  • SHOULD TAKE TOOVERTHROW HIS FATHER.
  • 00:16:46.300 --> 00:16:48.836
  • BUT WHEN ABSALOM DIDN'T TAKEHIS ADVICE, AHITHOPHEL WAS
  • 00:16:48.936 --> 00:16:53.140
  • SO DISTRAUGHT THAT THESCRIPTURE SAYS HE
  • 00:16:53.240 --> 00:16:55.876
  • WENT OUT AND HUNG HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:55.977 --> 00:16:58.079
  • AFTER SO MANY YEARS, WHYWOULD A TRUSTED ADVISOR OF
  • 00:16:58.179 --> 00:17:02.483
  • KING DAVID SUDDENLYTURN ON HIM?
  • 00:17:02.583 --> 00:17:05.620
  • MANY SCHOLARS BELIEVETHAT AHITHOPHEL WAS THE
  • 00:17:05.720 --> 00:17:08.422
  • GRANDFATHER OF BATHSHEBAWHOM DAVID HAD AN AFFAIR
  • 00:17:08.522 --> 00:17:12.293
  • WITH AND WHOSE HUSBAND HEHAD KILLED BEFORE
  • 00:17:12.393 --> 00:17:16.030
  • TAKING HER AS HIS WIFE.
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:18.165
  • COULD IT BE THE REASONAHITHOPHEL TURNED ON DAVID
  • 00:17:18.265 --> 00:17:21.569
  • SO EASILY WAS BECAUSE HENEVER GOT PAST WHAT DAVID
  • 00:17:21.669 --> 00:17:25.306
  • DID, INSTEAD OF FORGIVINGDAVID, DROPPING IT,
  • 00:17:25.406 --> 00:17:28.809
  • LEAVING IT, MOVING FORWARD?
  • 00:17:28.909 --> 00:17:30.911
  • HE SMILED ON THE OUTSIDE ASDAVID'S TRUSTED COUNSELOR,
  • 00:17:31.012 --> 00:17:34.949
  • BUT THE POISON OFUNFORGIVENESS WAS
  • 00:17:35.049 --> 00:17:37.752
  • SIMMERING ON THE INSIDE.WHAT DAVID DID WAS WRONG.
  • 00:17:37.852 --> 00:17:42.023
  • IN THE NATURAL, AHITHOPHELHAD A REASON TO BE
  • 00:17:42.123 --> 00:17:45.292
  • UPSET, ANGRY, BITTER.
  • 00:17:45.393 --> 00:17:47.662
  • BUT WHEN YOU CARRY AROUNDTHAT NEGATIVITY YEAR AFTER
  • 00:17:47.762 --> 00:17:51.032
  • YEAR, YOU'RE NOT HURTINGTHE OTHER PERSON, YOU'RE
  • 00:17:51.132 --> 00:17:54.135
  • CONTAMINATING YOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:17:54.235 --> 00:17:56.504
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THECREATIVITY, THE FAVOR,
  • 00:17:56.604 --> 00:17:59.440
  • THE BLESSING THATYOU SHOULD HAVE.
  • 00:17:59.540 --> 00:18:01.375
  • AHITHOPHEL HAD EVERYTHINGGOING FOR HIM.
  • 00:18:01.475 --> 00:18:04.545
  • HE WAS SUCCESSFUL, RESPECTEDADVISOR TO THE KING, BUT
  • 00:18:04.645 --> 00:18:08.649
  • BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T LET GOOF THAT NEGATIVE BAGGAGE, IT
  • 00:18:08.749 --> 00:18:12.586
  • COST HIM HIS LIFE. HEMISSED HIS DESTINY.
  • 00:18:12.687 --> 00:18:15.756
  • DON'T LET THAT BE YOU.
  • 00:18:15.856 --> 00:18:17.792
  • DON'T HOLD ONTO BITTERNESS,UNFORGIVENESS AND GUILT.
  • 00:18:17.892 --> 00:18:21.028
  • LET IT GO. WELL, JOEL, BEYONDWHY ALL OF THIS HAPPENED TO ME.
  • 00:18:21.128 --> 00:18:25.933
  • WHY DID THISPERSON DO ME WRONG?
  • 00:18:26.033 --> 00:18:28.102
  • WHY DID I COME DOWNWITH THIS ILLNESS?
  • 00:18:28.202 --> 00:18:30.571
  • PEOPLE ASK ME WHY DID YOURMOTHER GET HEALED, BUT
  • 00:18:30.671 --> 00:18:33.374
  • MY MOTHER DIDN'T MAKE IT?
  • 00:18:33.474 --> 00:18:35.276
  • WE'RE NEVER GOING TOUNDERSTAND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:18:35.376 --> 00:18:38.279
  • DON'T GET CAUGHT UPIN THE "WHYS" OF LIFE.
  • 00:18:38.379 --> 00:18:41.348
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS:
  • 00:18:41.449 --> 00:18:43.451
  • IF YOU'RE ALWAYS TRYING TOFIGURE OUT THE "WHYS" OF
  • 00:18:51.759 --> 00:18:54.061
  • LIFE, YOU'RE GOING TOGET FRUSTRATED, BITTER.
  • 00:18:54.161 --> 00:18:56.764
  • THE BEST THING YOU CAN DOIS DROP IT, LEAVE IT ALONE.
  • 00:18:56.864 --> 00:19:00.768
  • IF GOD WANTS YOU TOKNOW WHY, HE'S GOD.
  • 00:19:00.868 --> 00:19:03.671
  • HE'LL TELL YOU WHY.
  • 00:19:03.771 --> 00:19:05.473
  • BUT IF HE'S NOT REVEALING ITTO YOU, YOU NEED TO LET IT GO.
  • 00:19:05.573 --> 00:19:09.610
  • SOME THINGS, GOD DOESN'TWANT US TO KNOW.
  • 00:19:09.710 --> 00:19:12.079
  • PROVERBS SAYS IT IS GOD'SPRIVILEGE TO CONCEAL THINGS.
  • 00:19:12.179 --> 00:19:16.851
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO TRUSTGOD, YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT
  • 00:19:16.951 --> 00:19:19.854
  • THERE'S GOING TO BEUNANSWERED QUESTIONS.
  • 00:19:19.954 --> 00:19:22.423
  • WE HAVE TO BE MATURE ENOUGHTO SAY, GOD, BEYOND WHY THIS
  • 00:19:22.523 --> 00:19:26.160
  • HAPPENED, BUT I'M OKAYWITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHY.
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:30.331
  • I DON'T HAVE TO HAVEALL THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:19:30.431 --> 00:19:32.299
  • YOU'RE GOD, AND I'M NOT.
  • 00:19:32.399 --> 00:19:34.535
  • I TRUST THAT YOUR WAY AREMUCH BETTER THAN MINE.
  • 00:19:34.635 --> 00:19:38.072
  • MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHINGYOU'VE GONE THROUGH THAT
  • 00:19:38.172 --> 00:19:41.342
  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. QUIT TRYINGTO FIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:19:41.442 --> 00:19:44.645
  • GO BACK TO WHAT YOU DO KNOW.GOD IS FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:44.745 --> 00:19:48.349
  • HE HAS YOU IN THEPALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:19:48.449 --> 00:19:50.785
  • HE WILL SOMEHOW EWE WHATYOU'VE GONE THROUGH
  • 00:19:50.885 --> 00:19:54.121
  • TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:19:54.221 --> 00:19:56.157
  • MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU TODAYIS QUIT LOOKING BACK.
  • 00:19:56.257 --> 00:19:59.059
  • GET OUT OF WHAT WAS ANDCOME OVER INTO WHAT IS.
  • 00:19:59.160 --> 00:20:02.630
  • GOD WANTS TO DO SOMETHINGNEW, BUT YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:20:02.730 --> 00:20:05.432
  • LET GO OF THE OLD.
  • 00:20:05.533 --> 00:20:07.334
  • DON'T BE LIKE AHITHOPHEL ANDHOLD ONTO THE THINGS
  • 00:20:07.434 --> 00:20:10.771
  • THAT ARE GOING TOPOISON YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:10.871 --> 00:20:13.407
  • BE LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:20:13.507 --> 00:20:15.576
  • FOCUS YOUR ENERGIES ONLETTING GO ON WHAT LIES BEHIND.
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  • IS THERE SOMETHINGYOU NEED TO DROP?
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  • A HURT, A FAILURE,A DISAPPOINTMENT?
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  • THERE'S NO BETTERTIME THAN NOW.
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  • MAKE A DECISION THAT YOU'REGOING TO DROP IT, LEAVE IT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GOBACK AND PICK IT UP AGAIN.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO LETGOD BE YOUR VINDICATOR.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO RECEIVE HISMERCY FOR
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  • MISTAKE YOU'VE MADE.
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  • IF YOU DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE -- LIKE IT
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  • SAYS IN ECCLIASTES,"BETTER IS COMING.
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  • JOY IS COMING. HEALING ISCOMING. FAVOR IS COMING.
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  • THE FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINYIN JESUS' NAME."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - THE THOUGHTS WE THINK CANEITHER LEAD US DOWN PATHS OF
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  • HOPE, JOY, AND VICTORY,OR DOWN PATHS OF FEAR,
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  • DISCOURAGEMENTAND HOPELESSNESS.
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  • ONE OF THE WAYS WE CANCORRECT THE COURSE OF OUR
  • 00:22:05.601 --> 00:22:07.937
  • THOUGHTS IS BYCHANGING OUR WORDS.
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  • DAVID KNEW THE POWERFULCOMBINATION OF
  • 00:22:10.907 --> 00:22:13.309
  • THOUGHTS AND CONFESSION.
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  • HE PRAYED, "LET THEMEDITATIONS OF MY HEART AND
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  • THE CONFESSIONS OF MY MOUTHBE PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT."
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  • TODAY, I ENCOURAGE YOU TODECLARE AND MEDITATION ON
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  • THIS FAITH-FILLEDCONFESSION.
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  • I DECLARE THAT GODSEES ME AND LOVES ME.
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  • HE HAS GOOD PLANSFOR MY LIFE.
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  • NO MATTER THE CHALLENGES INFRONT OF ME, THROUGH CHRIST,
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  • I AM FULL OF POWER,STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION.
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  • NOTHING I FACE WILLBE TOO MUCH FOR ME.
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  • I HAVE THE GRACEI NEED FOR TODAY.
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  • I WILL OVERCOME EVERYOBSTACLE, OUTLAST EVERY
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  • CHALLENGE, AND COME THROUGHEVERY DIFFICULTY BETTER THAN
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  • I WAS BEFORE. I WILL NOT WORRY.I WILL NOT DOUBT.
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  • I WILL KEEP MY TRUST IN GODKNOWING THAT HE WILL NOT
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  • FAIL. I DECLARE THAT GOD ISWORKING ALL THING TOGETHER
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  • FOR MY GOOD. MY FUTURE IS BRIGHTAND GETTING BRIGHTER.
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  • GOD HAS GOOD PLANS FOR ME.
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  • IT'S NOT TOO LATE TOACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING
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  • HE HAS PUT IN MY HEART.
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  • I HAVE NOT MISSED MYWINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.
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  • GOD HAS MOMENTS OFFAVOR IN MY FUTURE.
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  • HE IS PREPARING MEFOR THE NEXT SEASON.
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  • I WILL GIVE BIRTH TO EVERYDREAM HE HAS GIVEN ME.
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  • I WILL BECOME EVERYTHING HEHAS CREATED ME TO BE,
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • NOW, FRIEND, YOU DON'T HAVETO LIVE WEIGHED DOWN BY THE
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  • HEAVINESS OF GUILT,RESENTMENT, DOUBT,
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  • WORRY ANY LONGER.
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  • YOU CAN LIVE A LIFE OFJOY, PEACE, AND VICTORY.
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  • DECIDE TODAY, I'M NOT GOINGTO HOLD ONTO BITTERNESS,
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  • OFFENSE, NEGATIVETHINKING ANYMORE.
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  • I'M GOING TO MAKE ROOM FORTHE GOOD THING GOD WANTS TO
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  • DO IN ME AND THROUGH ME.
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  • I CHOOSE TO EMPTYOUT THE NEGATIVE.
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  • ♪♪
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