Stay Positive Toward Yourself

October 9, 2022 | 280 | 27:29

Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

Closed captions

Show Timecode
Joel Osteen | Stay Positive Toward Yourself | October 9, 2022
  • > joel: god bless you!
  • 00:00:00.123 --> 00:00:01.224
  • > joel: god bless you! it's great to be with you
  • 00:00:01.291 --> 00:00:02.158
  • It's great to be with you today. i hope you'll stay
  • 00:00:02.225 --> 00:00:04.027
  • Today. i hope you'll stay connected with us throughout
  • 00:00:04.094 --> 00:00:05.228
  • Connected with us throughout the week. we have a daily
  • 00:00:05.295 --> 00:00:06.429
  • The week. we have a daily podcast that you can download.
  • 00:00:06.529 --> 00:00:08.665
  • Podcast that you can download. you can go to our youtube
  • 00:00:08.731 --> 00:00:09.766
  • You can go to our youtube channel, watch the messages
  • 00:00:09.833 --> 00:00:11.167
  • Channel, watch the messages anytime or, of course, you
  • 00:00:11.234 --> 00:00:12.502
  • Anytime or, of course, you can follow us on social
  • 00:00:12.569 --> 00:00:13.570
  • Can follow us on social media. i promise you this:
  • 00:00:13.636 --> 00:00:15.171
  • We'll keep you encouraged
  • 00:00:15.271 --> 00:00:16.239
  • We'll keep you encouraged and inspired.
  • 00:00:16.306 --> 00:00:17.240
  • And inspired. thanks for tuning in.
  • 00:00:17.307 --> 00:00:18.508
  • Thanks for tuning in. thanks again for coming
  • 00:00:18.575 --> 00:00:19.342
  • Thanks again for coming out in person.
  • 00:00:19.409 --> 00:00:20.610
  • Out in person. i like to start with
  • 00:00:20.677 --> 00:00:21.277
  • I like to start with something funny.
  • 00:00:21.344 --> 00:00:22.545
  • Something funny. i heard about this reporter.
  • 00:00:22.612 --> 00:00:24.114
  • I heard about this reporter. he was visiting churches
  • 00:00:24.180 --> 00:00:25.315
  • He was visiting churches across the nation.
  • 00:00:25.381 --> 00:00:26.850
  • Across the nation. while in the northeast, he
  • 00:00:26.916 --> 00:00:28.118
  • While in the northeast, he saw a gold phone on the wall
  • 00:00:28.184 --> 00:00:30.320
  • Saw a gold phone on the wall with a sign that said,
  • 00:00:30.386 --> 00:00:31.187
  • With a sign that said, "calls ten thousand dollars
  • 00:00:31.254 --> 00:00:32.956
  • "calls ten thousand dollars per minute."
  • 00:00:33.022 --> 00:00:34.090
  • Per minute." he asked the pastor what it
  • 00:00:34.157 --> 00:00:35.091
  • He asked the pastor what it meant. the pastor explained
  • 00:00:35.158 --> 00:00:36.993
  • Meant. the pastor explained that was a direct line to
  • 00:00:37.060 --> 00:00:38.161
  • That was a direct line to heaven. if you were willing
  • 00:00:38.228 --> 00:00:39.496
  • Heaven. if you were willing to pay the price, you could
  • 00:00:39.562 --> 00:00:40.697
  • To pay the price, you could talk directly to god.
  • 00:00:40.763 --> 00:00:42.499
  • Talk directly to god. he continued visiting
  • 00:00:42.565 --> 00:00:43.466
  • He continued visiting different churches, seeing
  • 00:00:43.533 --> 00:00:44.634
  • Different churches, seeing the same gold phone, same
  • 00:00:44.701 --> 00:00:46.069
  • The same gold phone, same sign.
  • 00:00:46.136 --> 00:00:47.003
  • Sign. when he finally made it
  • 00:00:47.070 --> 00:00:48.037
  • When he finally made it texas, he saw the phone
  • 00:00:48.104 --> 00:00:49.973
  • Texas, he saw the phone but the sign said, "calls
  • 00:00:50.039 --> 00:00:51.541
  • But the sign said, "calls 25 cents per minute."
  • 00:00:51.608 --> 00:00:53.743
  • 25 cents per minute." intrigued, he asked the
  • 00:00:53.810 --> 00:00:54.811
  • Intrigued, he asked the pastor why it was so much
  • 00:00:54.878 --> 00:00:56.045
  • Pastor why it was so much cheaper. the pastor said,
  • 00:00:56.112 --> 00:00:57.680
  • Cheaper. the pastor said, "you're in texas,
  • 00:00:57.747 --> 00:00:58.715
  • "you're in texas, now it's a local call."
  • 00:00:58.781 --> 00:00:59.816
  • Now it's a local call." (laughter)
  • 00:00:59.883 --> 00:01:02.118
  • (laughter) and all the texans said
  • 00:01:02.185 --> 00:01:03.119
  • And all the texans said amen! here we go y'all!
  • 00:01:03.186 --> 00:01:05.788
  • Amen! here we go y'all! this is my bible.
  • 00:01:05.855 --> 00:01:07.123
  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am.
  • 00:01:07.190 --> 00:01:08.825
  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
  • 00:01:08.892 --> 00:01:10.527
  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can
  • 00:01:10.593 --> 00:01:11.828
  • I can do what it says i can do. today, i will be taught
  • 00:01:11.895 --> 00:01:13.663
  • Do. today, i will be taught the word of god.
  • 00:01:13.730 --> 00:01:14.931
  • The word of god. i boldly confess: my mind is
  • 00:01:14.998 --> 00:01:17.100
  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is receptive.
  • 00:01:17.167 --> 00:01:19.269
  • I will never be the same ins
  • 00:01:19.369 --> 00:01:21.037
  • I will never be the same ins jesus' name. god bless you.e.
  • 00:01:21.104 --> 00:01:23.606
  • I want to talk to you today
  • 00:01:23.706 --> 00:01:25.475
  • I want to talk to you today about staying positive
  • 00:01:25.542 --> 00:01:27.377
  • About staying positive toward yourself.
  • 00:01:27.443 --> 00:01:29.245
  • Toward yourself. the most important
  • 00:01:29.312 --> 00:01:30.046
  • The most important relationship you have is the
  • 00:01:30.113 --> 00:01:31.915
  • Relationship you have is the relationship with yourself.
  • 00:01:31.981 --> 00:01:34.217
  • Relationship with yourself. too many people don't like
  • 00:01:34.284 --> 00:01:35.818
  • Too many people don't like who they are.
  • 00:01:35.885 --> 00:01:37.120
  • Who they are. they focus on their faults
  • 00:01:37.187 --> 00:01:38.521
  • They focus on their faults and weaknesses.
  • 00:01:38.588 --> 00:01:39.889
  • And weaknesses. they relive their mistakes
  • 00:01:39.956 --> 00:01:41.357
  • They relive their mistakes and failures.
  • 00:01:41.424 --> 00:01:42.559
  • And failures. they wish they were
  • 00:01:42.625 --> 00:01:43.159
  • They wish they were different.
  • 00:01:43.226 --> 00:01:43.993
  • Different. if they were taller, had a
  • 00:01:44.060 --> 00:01:45.395
  • If they were taller, had a better personality, looked
  • 00:01:45.461 --> 00:01:46.963
  • Better personality, looked like their cousin.
  • 00:01:47.030 --> 00:01:48.431
  • Like their cousin. instead of accepting
  • 00:01:48.498 --> 00:01:49.632
  • Instead of accepting themselves, as a
  • 00:01:49.699 --> 00:01:50.633
  • Themselves, as a masterpiece, made in the
  • 00:01:50.700 --> 00:01:52.302
  • Masterpiece, made in the image of god, they're
  • 00:01:52.368 --> 00:01:53.603
  • Image of god, they're critical toward themselves.
  • 00:01:53.670 --> 00:01:55.572
  • Critical toward themselves. they wonder why they're not
  • 00:01:55.638 --> 00:01:56.839
  • They wonder why they're not happy, why they don't have
  • 00:01:56.906 --> 00:01:58.408
  • Happy, why they don't have good relationships.
  • 00:01:58.474 --> 00:01:59.909
  • Good relationships. it's because they don't like
  • 00:01:59.976 --> 00:02:01.544
  • It's because they don't like themselves.
  • 00:02:01.611 --> 00:02:02.845
  • Themselves. if you don't get along with
  • 00:02:02.912 --> 00:02:04.113
  • If you don't get along with you, you're not going to get
  • 00:02:04.180 --> 00:02:05.615
  • You, you're not going to get along with other people.
  • 00:02:05.682 --> 00:02:07.350
  • Along with other people. jesus said, "love your
  • 00:02:07.417 --> 00:02:08.618
  • Jesus said, "love your neighbor as you love
  • 00:02:08.685 --> 00:02:10.019
  • Neighbor as you love yourself."
  • 00:02:10.086 --> 00:02:11.254
  • Yourself." you can't love others if you
  • 00:02:11.321 --> 00:02:12.755
  • You can't love others if you don't first love yourself.
  • 00:02:12.822 --> 00:02:14.724
  • Don't first love yourself. the best thing you can do
  • 00:02:14.791 --> 00:02:15.925
  • The best thing you can do for your family, for your
  • 00:02:15.992 --> 00:02:17.427
  • For your family, for your friends is be good to you,
  • 00:02:17.493 --> 00:02:20.029
  • Friends is be good to you, be kind to you, be merciful
  • 00:02:20.096 --> 00:02:22.298
  • Be kind to you, be merciful to you, be forgiving to you,
  • 00:02:22.365 --> 00:02:24.901
  • To you, be forgiving to you, be loving to you.
  • 00:02:24.968 --> 00:02:26.569
  • Be loving to you. you're good to others, why
  • 00:02:26.636 --> 00:02:28.137
  • You're good to others, why aren't you good to you?
  • 00:02:28.204 --> 00:02:29.639
  • Aren't you good to you? you don't criticize your
  • 00:02:29.706 --> 00:02:30.607
  • You don't criticize your friend, why are you
  • 00:02:30.673 --> 00:02:31.674
  • Friend, why are you criticizing you?
  • 00:02:31.741 --> 00:02:33.243
  • Criticizing you? you compliment your
  • 00:02:33.309 --> 00:02:34.310
  • You compliment your coworker, when's the last
  • 00:02:34.377 --> 00:02:35.778
  • Coworker, when's the last time you complimented
  • 00:02:35.845 --> 00:02:37.013
  • Time you complimented yourself?
  • 00:02:37.080 --> 00:02:38.047
  • Yourself? you admire their talent, why
  • 00:02:38.114 --> 00:02:39.782
  • You admire their talent, why don't you admire your
  • 00:02:39.849 --> 00:02:40.617
  • Don't you admire your talent.
  • 00:02:40.683 --> 00:02:41.517
  • Talent. start being good to you.
  • 00:02:41.584 --> 00:02:43.553
  • Start being good to you. that's not being selfish,
  • 00:02:43.620 --> 00:02:44.654
  • That's not being selfish, that's not arrogant, that's
  • 00:02:44.721 --> 00:02:45.922
  • That's not arrogant, that's loving yourself.
  • 00:02:45.989 --> 00:02:47.824
  • Loving yourself. too many people go through
  • 00:02:47.890 --> 00:02:48.992
  • Too many people go through life against themselves,
  • 00:02:49.058 --> 00:02:50.827
  • Life against themselves, feeling wrong on the inside.
  • 00:02:50.893 --> 00:02:53.029
  • Feeling wrong on the inside. i heard someone say, "i
  • 00:02:53.096 --> 00:02:54.764
  • I heard someone say, "i discovered the enemy, it was
  • 00:02:54.831 --> 00:02:56.833
  • Discovered the enemy, it was me."
  • 00:02:56.899 --> 00:02:58.034
  • Me." are you your enemy?
  • 00:02:58.101 --> 00:02:59.636
  • Are you your enemy? are you defeating yourself,
  • 00:02:59.702 --> 00:03:01.437
  • Are you defeating yourself, limiting your dreams,
  • 00:03:01.504 --> 00:03:02.705
  • Limiting your dreams, sabotaging your
  • 00:03:02.772 --> 00:03:03.640
  • Sabotaging your relationships, all because
  • 00:03:03.706 --> 00:03:05.608
  • Relationships, all because you don't like you?
  • 00:03:05.675 --> 00:03:06.309
  • You don't like you? you have enough people and
  • 00:03:06.376 --> 00:03:08.544
  • You have enough people and circumstances against you,
  • 00:03:08.611 --> 00:03:10.647
  • Circumstances against you, don't be against yourself.
  • 00:03:10.713 --> 00:03:12.582
  • Don't be against yourself. when you wake up in the
  • 00:03:12.649 --> 00:03:13.349
  • When you wake up in the morning, don't lie in bed
  • 00:03:13.416 --> 00:03:15.118
  • Morning, don't lie in bed and think of everything
  • 00:03:15.184 --> 00:03:15.918
  • And think of everything wrong with you, what you
  • 00:03:15.985 --> 00:03:17.320
  • Wrong with you, what you don't like about your looks,
  • 00:03:17.387 --> 00:03:18.988
  • Don't like about your looks, relive your mistakes.
  • 00:03:19.055 --> 00:03:20.556
  • Relive your mistakes. "why didn't i finish
  • 00:03:20.623 --> 00:03:21.324
  • "why didn't i finish college?
  • 00:03:21.391 --> 00:03:22.191
  • College? i should have been more
  • 00:03:22.258 --> 00:03:22.825
  • I should have been more disciplined.
  • 00:03:22.892 --> 00:03:23.626
  • Disciplined. i lost my temper yesterday."
  • 00:03:23.693 --> 00:03:25.528
  • I lost my temper yesterday." instead of focusing on
  • 00:03:25.595 --> 00:03:26.663
  • Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, start
  • 00:03:26.729 --> 00:03:28.298
  • What's wrong with you, start focusing on what's right
  • 00:03:28.364 --> 00:03:29.532
  • Focusing on what's right with you.
  • 00:03:29.599 --> 00:03:30.867
  • With you. you may have weaknesses,
  • 00:03:30.933 --> 00:03:32.402
  • You may have weaknesses, you've made mistakes, we all
  • 00:03:32.468 --> 00:03:33.736
  • You've made mistakes, we all have.
  • 00:03:33.803 --> 00:03:34.570
  • Have. but there's a lot more right
  • 00:03:34.637 --> 00:03:35.938
  • But there's a lot more right with you than there is wrong
  • 00:03:36.005 --> 00:03:37.507
  • With you than there is wrong with you.
  • 00:03:37.573 --> 00:03:38.641
  • With you. dwelling on the negative
  • 00:03:38.708 --> 00:03:40.109
  • Dwelling on the negative doesn't help you to do
  • 00:03:40.176 --> 00:03:40.977
  • Doesn't help you to do better.
  • 00:03:41.044 --> 00:03:41.911
  • Better. beating yourself up for past
  • 00:03:41.978 --> 00:03:43.546
  • Beating yourself up for past mistakes doesn't move you
  • 00:03:43.613 --> 00:03:45.148
  • Mistakes doesn't move you forward.
  • 00:03:45.214 --> 00:03:46.115
  • Forward. the better you feel about
  • 00:03:46.182 --> 00:03:47.450
  • The better you feel about yourself, the better you'll
  • 00:03:47.517 --> 00:03:48.818
  • Yourself, the better you'll do.
  • 00:03:48.885 --> 00:03:49.452
  • Do. the more you like yourself,
  • 00:03:49.519 --> 00:03:50.987
  • The more you like yourself, the further you'll go.
  • 00:03:51.054 --> 00:03:53.189
  • The further you'll go. you can't give away what you
  • 00:03:53.256 --> 00:03:54.957
  • You can't give away what you don't have.
  • 00:03:55.024 --> 00:03:56.292
  • Don't have. if you're in turmoil on the
  • 00:03:56.359 --> 00:03:57.627
  • If you're in turmoil on the inside, mad at yourself,
  • 00:03:57.694 --> 00:03:59.862
  • Inside, mad at yourself, critical, condemned.
  • 00:03:59.929 --> 00:04:01.564
  • Critical, condemned. that's what you have to
  • 00:04:01.631 --> 00:04:02.398
  • That's what you have to give.
  • 00:04:02.465 --> 00:04:03.366
  • Give. if you're hard on yourself,
  • 00:04:03.433 --> 00:04:04.967
  • If you're hard on yourself, you'll be hard on others.
  • 00:04:05.034 --> 00:04:06.669
  • You'll be hard on others. if you don't forgive
  • 00:04:06.736 --> 00:04:07.437
  • If you don't forgive yourself, you won't forgive
  • 00:04:07.503 --> 00:04:08.938
  • Yourself, you won't forgive others.
  • 00:04:09.005 --> 00:04:09.972
  • Others. if you don't get along with
  • 00:04:10.039 --> 00:04:11.174
  • If you don't get along with you, how can you get along
  • 00:04:11.240 --> 00:04:12.942
  • You, how can you get along with your family?
  • 00:04:13.009 --> 00:04:14.410
  • With your family? the best thing you can do is
  • 00:04:14.477 --> 00:04:16.012
  • The best thing you can do is start being for you.
  • 00:04:16.079 --> 00:04:18.047
  • Start being for you. when you love yourself, then
  • 00:04:18.114 --> 00:04:19.582
  • When you love yourself, then you can love others.
  • 00:04:19.649 --> 00:04:20.917
  • You can love others. when you're kind to
  • 00:04:20.983 --> 00:04:21.584
  • When you're kind to yourself, then you can be
  • 00:04:21.651 --> 00:04:22.952
  • Yourself, then you can be kind to others.
  • 00:04:23.019 --> 00:04:24.087
  • Kind to others. it starts with you.
  • 00:04:24.153 --> 00:04:26.022
  • It starts with you. "joel, i have all these
  • 00:04:26.089 --> 00:04:26.989
  • "joel, i have all these faults, these weaknesses.
  • 00:04:27.056 --> 00:04:28.925
  • Faults, these weaknesses. once i overcome, once i
  • 00:04:28.991 --> 00:04:30.560
  • Once i overcome, once i learn to control my temper,
  • 00:04:30.626 --> 00:04:32.161
  • Learn to control my temper, be more disciplined, quit
  • 00:04:32.228 --> 00:04:33.629
  • Be more disciplined, quit saying things i shouldn't
  • 00:04:33.696 --> 00:04:35.198
  • Saying things i shouldn't then i won't be down on
  • 00:04:35.264 --> 00:04:36.232
  • Then i won't be down on myself."
  • 00:04:36.299 --> 00:04:37.400
  • Myself." if you're waiting to perform
  • 00:04:37.467 --> 00:04:38.801
  • If you're waiting to perform perfectly before you feel
  • 00:04:38.868 --> 00:04:40.636
  • Perfectly before you feel good about who you are,
  • 00:04:40.703 --> 00:04:42.472
  • Good about who you are, you'll be waiting your whole
  • 00:04:42.538 --> 00:04:43.539
  • You'll be waiting your whole life.
  • 00:04:43.606 --> 00:04:44.874
  • Life. you have to accept yourself
  • 00:04:44.941 --> 00:04:46.676
  • You have to accept yourself while you're in the process
  • 00:04:46.743 --> 00:04:47.910
  • While you're in the process of changing.
  • 00:04:47.977 --> 00:04:49.278
  • Of changing. god knew you would have
  • 00:04:49.345 --> 00:04:50.179
  • God knew you would have weaknesses.
  • 00:04:50.246 --> 00:04:51.013
  • Weaknesses. he made you.
  • 00:04:51.080 --> 00:04:52.281
  • He made you. you're not a surprise to
  • 00:04:52.348 --> 00:04:53.216
  • You're not a surprise to him.
  • 00:04:53.282 --> 00:04:54.150
  • Him. he's not in heaven,
  • 00:04:54.217 --> 00:04:55.151
  • He's not in heaven, scratching his head,
  • 00:04:55.218 --> 00:04:56.285
  • Scratching his head, thinking, "i didn't see
  • 00:04:56.352 --> 00:04:57.186
  • Thinking, "i didn't see that coming.
  • 00:04:57.253 --> 00:04:58.020
  • That coming. they're a mess.
  • 00:04:58.087 --> 00:04:58.755
  • They're a mess. what am i going to do?"
  • 00:04:58.821 --> 00:05:00.156
  • What am i going to do?" he knew there would be
  • 00:05:00.223 --> 00:05:01.290
  • He knew there would be things you struggle with.
  • 00:05:01.357 --> 00:05:02.959
  • Things you struggle with. you're not supposed to beat
  • 00:05:03.025 --> 00:05:04.093
  • You're not supposed to beat yourself up because you
  • 00:05:04.160 --> 00:05:05.428
  • Yourself up because you haven't arrived yet.
  • 00:05:05.495 --> 00:05:07.263
  • Haven't arrived yet. i don't know one person that
  • 00:05:07.330 --> 00:05:08.798
  • I don't know one person that has arrived.
  • 00:05:08.865 --> 00:05:10.233
  • Has arrived. there will always be some
  • 00:05:10.299 --> 00:05:11.467
  • There will always be some area we need to improve in.
  • 00:05:11.534 --> 00:05:13.870
  • Area we need to improve in. in fact, i believe god will
  • 00:05:13.936 --> 00:05:15.438
  • In fact, i believe god will leave weaknesses on purpose,
  • 00:05:15.505 --> 00:05:17.573
  • Leave weaknesses on purpose, so we'll have to depend on
  • 00:05:17.640 --> 00:05:18.841
  • So we'll have to depend on him.
  • 00:05:18.908 --> 00:05:19.909
  • Him. he's changing you from glory
  • 00:05:19.976 --> 00:05:21.611
  • He's changing you from glory to glory.
  • 00:05:21.677 --> 00:05:22.678
  • To glory. learn to enjoy the glory
  • 00:05:22.745 --> 00:05:24.447
  • Learn to enjoy the glory that you're in right now.
  • 00:05:24.514 --> 00:05:26.449
  • That you're in right now. you may not be where you
  • 00:05:26.516 --> 00:05:27.450
  • You may not be where you want to be, but you're not
  • 00:05:27.517 --> 00:05:28.851
  • Want to be, but you're not where you used to be.
  • 00:05:28.918 --> 00:05:30.286
  • Where you used to be. instead of looking at how
  • 00:05:30.353 --> 00:05:31.254
  • Instead of looking at how far you have to go, you need
  • 00:05:31.320 --> 00:05:32.688
  • Far you have to go, you need to look back and thank god
  • 00:05:32.755 --> 00:05:34.290
  • To look back and thank god for how far he's already
  • 00:05:34.357 --> 00:05:35.625
  • For how far he's already brought you.
  • 00:05:35.691 --> 00:05:37.126
  • It takes a mature person to
  • 00:05:37.226 --> 00:05:38.661
  • It takes a mature person to say, "i'm okay with where i
  • 00:05:38.728 --> 00:05:40.763
  • Say, "i'm okay with where i am, while i'm on the way to
  • 00:05:40.830 --> 00:05:43.065
  • Am, while i'm on the way to where god is taking me."
  • 00:05:43.132 --> 00:05:45.134
  • Where god is taking me." one time someone asked me
  • 00:05:45.201 --> 00:05:46.869
  • One time someone asked me what was the one thing i
  • 00:05:46.936 --> 00:05:48.438
  • What was the one thing i would change about myself if
  • 00:05:48.504 --> 00:05:50.206
  • Would change about myself if i could.
  • 00:05:50.273 --> 00:05:51.174
  • I could. i don't mean this to sound
  • 00:05:51.240 --> 00:05:52.108
  • I don't mean this to sound arrogant, but i couldn't
  • 00:05:52.175 --> 00:05:53.476
  • Arrogant, but i couldn't think of anything.
  • 00:05:53.543 --> 00:05:55.011
  • Think of anything. sure, there are plenty of
  • 00:05:55.077 --> 00:05:56.245
  • Sure, there are plenty of areas i need to improve, i
  • 00:05:56.312 --> 00:05:58.147
  • Areas i need to improve, i need to change, i need to
  • 00:05:58.214 --> 00:05:59.415
  • Need to change, i need to grow.
  • 00:05:59.482 --> 00:06:00.049
  • Grow. my point is my weaknesses
  • 00:06:00.116 --> 00:06:02.385
  • My point is my weaknesses are not on the forefront of
  • 00:06:02.452 --> 00:06:03.486
  • Are not on the forefront of my mind.
  • 00:06:03.553 --> 00:06:04.687
  • I'm not focused on my
  • 00:06:04.787 --> 00:06:05.688
  • I'm not focused on my shortcomings, reliving my
  • 00:06:05.755 --> 00:06:07.557
  • Shortcomings, reliving my failures, down on myself for
  • 00:06:07.623 --> 00:06:09.759
  • Failures, down on myself for past mistakes.
  • 00:06:09.826 --> 00:06:10.927
  • Past mistakes. i know i'm forgiven, i'm
  • 00:06:10.993 --> 00:06:13.262
  • I know i'm forgiven, i'm redeemed, i'm a masterpiece,
  • 00:06:13.329 --> 00:06:15.231
  • Redeemed, i'm a masterpiece, i'm made in the image of
  • 00:06:15.298 --> 00:06:16.466
  • I'm made in the image of almighty god.
  • 00:06:16.532 --> 00:06:18.501
  • Almighty god. life is too short to go
  • 00:06:18.568 --> 00:06:20.236
  • Life is too short to go through it against yourself.
  • 00:06:20.303 --> 00:06:22.538
  • Through it against yourself. i say this with humility, i
  • 00:06:22.605 --> 00:06:24.006
  • I say this with humility, i like myself.
  • 00:06:24.073 --> 00:06:25.374
  • Like myself. i like my looks, i like my
  • 00:06:25.441 --> 00:06:27.076
  • I like my looks, i like my personality, i like my sense
  • 00:06:27.143 --> 00:06:28.911
  • Personality, i like my sense of humor, i like my taste, i
  • 00:06:28.978 --> 00:06:30.847
  • Of humor, i like my taste, i like my physique.
  • 00:06:30.913 --> 00:06:31.948
  • Like my physique. i like who god made me to
  • 00:06:32.014 --> 00:06:33.416
  • I like who god made me to be.
  • 00:06:33.483 --> 00:06:34.317
  • Be. it's very powerful when you
  • 00:06:34.383 --> 00:06:35.785
  • It's very powerful when you can say you like yourself.
  • 00:06:35.852 --> 00:06:38.588
  • Can say you like yourself. not, "i'll like myself after
  • 00:06:38.654 --> 00:06:40.890
  • Not, "i'll like myself after i lose twenty pounds, after
  • 00:06:40.957 --> 00:06:42.758
  • I lose twenty pounds, after i learn to keep my mouth
  • 00:06:42.825 --> 00:06:43.659
  • I learn to keep my mouth closed, after i become more
  • 00:06:43.726 --> 00:06:45.161
  • Closed, after i become more patient."
  • 00:06:45.228 --> 00:06:46.229
  • Patient." god accepts and approves you
  • 00:06:46.295 --> 00:06:48.197
  • God accepts and approves you right where you are, faults
  • 00:06:48.264 --> 00:06:49.832
  • Right where you are, faults and all, mistakes,
  • 00:06:49.899 --> 00:06:51.234
  • And all, mistakes, shortcomings, not when you
  • 00:06:51.300 --> 00:06:53.035
  • Shortcomings, not when you overcome, but right now.
  • 00:06:53.102 --> 00:06:55.304
  • Overcome, but right now. he knows you're on a
  • 00:06:55.371 --> 00:06:56.372
  • He knows you're on a journey.
  • 00:06:56.439 --> 00:06:57.440
  • Journey. he's changing you little by
  • 00:06:57.507 --> 00:06:58.808
  • He's changing you little by little.
  • 00:06:58.875 --> 00:06:59.408
  • Little. he accepts you, now you have
  • 00:06:59.475 --> 00:07:01.210
  • He accepts you, now you have to accept yourself.
  • 00:07:01.277 --> 00:07:02.678
  • To accept yourself. he approves you; you have to
  • 00:07:02.745 --> 00:07:04.280
  • Approve yourself.
  • 00:07:04.380 --> 00:07:06.015
  • Approve yourself. when our son jonathan was
  • 00:07:06.082 --> 00:07:07.483
  • When our son jonathan was fourteen years old, we were
  • 00:07:07.550 --> 00:07:09.151
  • Fourteen years old, we were out playing basketball one
  • 00:07:09.218 --> 00:07:10.520
  • Out playing basketball one day.
  • 00:07:10.586 --> 00:07:11.320
  • Day. we had played one on one,
  • 00:07:11.387 --> 00:07:13.256
  • We had played one on one, him against me for many
  • 00:07:13.322 --> 00:07:14.524
  • Him against me for many years.
  • 00:07:14.590 --> 00:07:15.291
  • Years. i could always beat him, but
  • 00:07:15.358 --> 00:07:17.026
  • I could always beat him, but he kept getting better and
  • 00:07:17.093 --> 00:07:18.628
  • He kept getting better and getting bigger, this game
  • 00:07:18.694 --> 00:07:20.363
  • Getting bigger, this game for the first time he beat
  • 00:07:20.429 --> 00:07:21.898
  • For the first time he beat me.
  • 00:07:21.964 --> 00:07:22.598
  • Me. i played hard, i did my
  • 00:07:22.665 --> 00:07:24.033
  • Best, but he won.
  • 00:07:24.133 --> 00:07:25.668
  • Best, but he won. i gave him a high five, then
  • 00:07:25.735 --> 00:07:27.169
  • I gave him a high five, then told him he was grounded.
  • 00:07:27.236 --> 00:07:28.704
  • Told him he was grounded. but during that game, he got
  • 00:07:28.771 --> 00:07:31.641
  • But during that game, he got around me and went up for a
  • 00:07:31.707 --> 00:07:32.975
  • Around me and went up for a shot.
  • 00:07:33.042 --> 00:07:33.910
  • Shot. i timed it perfectly, i came
  • 00:07:33.976 --> 00:07:35.978
  • I timed it perfectly, i came from behind, jumped with all
  • 00:07:36.045 --> 00:07:37.580
  • From behind, jumped with all my might and blocked his
  • 00:07:37.647 --> 00:07:39.181
  • My might and blocked his shot.
  • 00:07:39.248 --> 00:07:39.815
  • Shot. i mean i swatted it over
  • 00:07:39.882 --> 00:07:41.050
  • I mean i swatted it over into the bushes.
  • 00:07:41.117 --> 00:07:42.385
  • Into the bushes. i felt like lebron james.
  • 00:07:42.451 --> 00:07:44.120
  • I felt like lebron james. it would have been a top ten
  • 00:07:44.186 --> 00:07:45.154
  • It would have been a top ten on sports center.
  • 00:07:45.221 --> 00:07:45.855
  • On sports center. a few days later, we were in
  • 00:07:45.922 --> 00:07:48.558
  • A few days later, we were in the gym playing with some
  • 00:07:48.624 --> 00:07:49.725
  • The gym playing with some other guys.
  • 00:07:49.792 --> 00:07:50.860
  • Other guys. jonathan said, "dad, tell
  • 00:07:50.927 --> 00:07:52.128
  • Jonathan said, "dad, tell everyone what happened last
  • 00:07:52.194 --> 00:07:53.930
  • Everyone what happened last week."
  • 00:07:53.996 --> 00:07:54.597
  • Week." i said, "oh yeah, jonathan
  • 00:07:54.664 --> 00:07:55.998
  • I said, "oh yeah, jonathan went up for this shot; i
  • 00:07:56.065 --> 00:07:57.099
  • Went up for this shot; i timed it perfectly and
  • 00:07:57.166 --> 00:07:58.200
  • Timed it perfectly and blocked it."
  • 00:07:58.267 --> 00:07:58.801
  • Blocked it." he said, "no dad, tell them
  • 00:07:58.868 --> 00:08:00.469
  • He said, "no dad, tell them about how i beat you."
  • 00:08:00.536 --> 00:08:03.272
  • About how i beat you." the funny thing is that
  • 00:08:03.339 --> 00:08:05.074
  • The funny thing is that defeat wasn't on the front
  • 00:08:05.141 --> 00:08:06.576
  • Defeat wasn't on the front of my mind.
  • 00:08:06.642 --> 00:08:07.743
  • Of my mind. that failure wasn't taking
  • 00:08:07.810 --> 00:08:09.045
  • That failure wasn't taking up the most space.
  • 00:08:09.111 --> 00:08:10.179
  • Up the most space. my victory, my
  • 00:08:10.246 --> 00:08:11.614
  • My victory, my accomplishment, my success
  • 00:08:11.681 --> 00:08:14.050
  • Accomplishment, my success is what stood out.
  • 00:08:14.116 --> 00:08:15.618
  • Is what stood out. it's all in how we train
  • 00:08:15.685 --> 00:08:16.786
  • It's all in how we train ourselves.
  • 00:08:16.852 --> 00:08:17.920
  • Ourselves. some people are focused on
  • 00:08:17.987 --> 00:08:19.221
  • Some people are focused on their losses, their flaws,
  • 00:08:19.288 --> 00:08:21.457
  • Their losses, their flaws, their mistakes, the times
  • 00:08:21.524 --> 00:08:22.792
  • Their mistakes, the times they didn't measure up.
  • 00:08:22.858 --> 00:08:24.293
  • They didn't measure up. that's why they're negative
  • 00:08:24.360 --> 00:08:25.394
  • That's why they're negative toward themselves, the wrong
  • 00:08:25.461 --> 00:08:27.063
  • Toward themselves, the wrong images are always playing.
  • 00:08:27.129 --> 00:08:29.165
  • Images are always playing. you need to focus on your
  • 00:08:29.231 --> 00:08:30.399
  • You need to focus on your victories, focus on the
  • 00:08:30.466 --> 00:08:32.034
  • Victories, focus on the times you succeeded, you
  • 00:08:32.101 --> 00:08:33.803
  • Times you succeeded, you resisted the temptation, you
  • 00:08:33.869 --> 00:08:35.338
  • Resisted the temptation, you were disciplined.
  • 00:08:35.404 --> 00:08:36.572
  • Were disciplined. you felt like telling them
  • 00:08:36.639 --> 00:08:37.673
  • You felt like telling them off, but you bit your
  • 00:08:37.740 --> 00:08:38.674
  • Off, but you bit your tongue.
  • 00:08:38.741 --> 00:08:39.475
  • Tongue. you went the extra mile
  • 00:08:39.542 --> 00:08:40.643
  • You went the extra mile at work.
  • 00:08:40.710 --> 00:08:41.277
  • At work. you excelled on that
  • 00:08:41.344 --> 00:08:42.211
  • You excelled on that presentation.
  • 00:08:42.278 --> 00:08:43.446
  • Presentation. don't let the negative
  • 00:08:43.512 --> 00:08:45.214
  • Don't let the negative take up the most space.
  • 00:08:45.281 --> 00:08:46.415
  • Take up the most space. you can't become who you
  • 00:08:46.482 --> 00:08:48.017
  • You can't become who you were created to be if you're
  • 00:08:48.084 --> 00:08:49.719
  • Were created to be if you're negative toward yourself.
  • 00:08:49.785 --> 00:08:52.288
  • Negative toward yourself. yes, there are forces trying
  • 00:08:52.355 --> 00:08:53.689
  • Yes, there are forces trying to stop us, but i wonder if
  • 00:08:53.756 --> 00:08:56.192
  • To stop us, but i wonder if you are your enemy.
  • 00:08:56.258 --> 00:08:58.194
  • You are your enemy. circumstances may be against
  • 00:08:58.260 --> 00:08:59.895
  • Circumstances may be against you, people will come
  • 00:08:59.962 --> 00:09:01.163
  • You, people will come against you, you can
  • 00:09:01.230 --> 00:09:02.331
  • Against you, you can overcome those things.
  • 00:09:02.398 --> 00:09:03.966
  • Overcome those things. the problem is if you are
  • 00:09:04.033 --> 00:09:05.968
  • The problem is if you are against you.
  • 00:09:06.035 --> 00:09:07.203
  • Against you. if you're negative toward
  • 00:09:07.269 --> 00:09:08.337
  • If you're negative toward yourself, that can keep you
  • 00:09:08.404 --> 00:09:09.839
  • Yourself, that can keep you from your destiny.
  • 00:09:09.905 --> 00:09:11.741
  • God has given us differentu
  • 00:09:11.841 --> 00:09:12.942
  • God has given us differentu gifts, differenty.
  • 00:09:13.009 --> 00:09:13.843
  • Gifts, differenty. personalities, different
  • 00:09:13.909 --> 00:09:14.777
  • Personalities, different temperaments.
  • 00:09:14.844 --> 00:09:16.879
  • Temperaments. sometimes we're fighting who
  • 00:09:16.946 --> 00:09:18.581
  • Sometimes we're fighting who we are trying to be like
  • 00:09:18.648 --> 00:09:20.282
  • We are trying to be like someone else.
  • 00:09:20.349 --> 00:09:21.784
  • Someone else. you have to accept who god
  • 00:09:21.851 --> 00:09:23.352
  • You have to accept who god has made you to be.
  • 00:09:23.419 --> 00:09:24.887
  • Has made you to be. sure, there are areas we can
  • 00:09:24.954 --> 00:09:26.155
  • Sure, there are areas we can improve in, areas where we
  • 00:09:26.222 --> 00:09:27.957
  • Improve in, areas where we can grow but there are
  • 00:09:28.024 --> 00:09:29.358
  • Can grow but there are certain things that are who
  • 00:09:29.425 --> 00:09:30.893
  • Certain things that are who we are.
  • 00:09:30.960 --> 00:09:32.395
  • We are. i'm naturally more quiet and
  • 00:09:32.461 --> 00:09:34.230
  • I'm naturally more quiet and reserved.
  • 00:09:34.296 --> 00:09:35.231
  • Reserved. my personality is laid back,
  • 00:09:35.297 --> 00:09:36.899
  • My personality is laid back, easy going.
  • 00:09:36.966 --> 00:09:37.800
  • Easy going. i don't lose my temper.
  • 00:09:37.867 --> 00:09:39.235
  • I don't lose my temper. i don't get upset often.
  • 00:09:39.301 --> 00:09:40.736
  • I don't get upset often. that's all natural to me.
  • 00:09:40.803 --> 00:09:42.672
  • That's all natural to me. when my father went to be
  • 00:09:42.738 --> 00:09:43.806
  • With the lord, i knew i was
  • 00:09:43.906 --> 00:09:45.007
  • With the lord, i knew i was supposed to step up and
  • 00:09:45.074 --> 00:09:46.242
  • Supposed to step up and pastor the church, but i
  • 00:09:46.308 --> 00:09:47.777
  • Pastor the church, but i didn't feel qualified.
  • 00:09:47.843 --> 00:09:48.811
  • Didn't feel qualified. i had never ministered, i
  • 00:09:48.878 --> 00:09:50.479
  • I had never ministered, i didn't have the training.
  • 00:09:50.546 --> 00:09:52.181
  • Didn't have the training. i could get past those
  • 00:09:52.248 --> 00:09:53.416
  • I could get past those things, what i struggled
  • 00:09:53.482 --> 00:09:55.151
  • Things, what i struggled with was my father had a
  • 00:09:55.217 --> 00:09:57.053
  • With was my father had a strong personality, he was
  • 00:09:57.119 --> 00:09:59.088
  • Strong personality, he was dynamic, forceful.
  • 00:09:59.155 --> 00:10:01.290
  • I would see other ministers
  • 00:10:01.390 --> 00:10:02.491
  • I would see other ministers that were loud, excite the
  • 00:10:02.558 --> 00:10:04.360
  • That were loud, excite the audience.
  • 00:10:04.427 --> 00:10:05.127
  • Audience. i thought, "i don't have
  • 00:10:05.194 --> 00:10:06.028
  • I thought, "i don't have those strengths.
  • 00:10:06.095 --> 00:10:07.063
  • Those strengths. i can't minister like my
  • 00:10:07.129 --> 00:10:08.230
  • I can't minister like my father."
  • 00:10:08.297 --> 00:10:09.465
  • When we compare and think we
  • 00:10:09.565 --> 00:10:11.267
  • When we compare and think we have to be like someone
  • 00:10:11.333 --> 00:10:12.334
  • Have to be like someone else, we can feel
  • 00:10:12.401 --> 00:10:13.536
  • Else, we can feel shortchanged, like we're at
  • 00:10:13.602 --> 00:10:15.271
  • Shortchanged, like we're at a disadvantage, "i'm not as
  • 00:10:15.337 --> 00:10:17.039
  • A disadvantage, "i'm not as talented as they are."
  • 00:10:17.106 --> 00:10:18.741
  • Talented as they are." here's the key, god has
  • 00:10:18.808 --> 00:10:20.176
  • Here's the key, god has given you what you need to
  • 00:10:20.242 --> 00:10:22.044
  • Given you what you need to fulfill your destiny.
  • 00:10:22.111 --> 00:10:23.946
  • Fulfill your destiny. if you needed a different
  • 00:10:24.013 --> 00:10:25.281
  • If you needed a different personality, he would have
  • 00:10:25.347 --> 00:10:26.782
  • Personality, he would have given you one.
  • 00:10:26.849 --> 00:10:28.017
  • Given you one. if you needed different
  • 00:10:28.084 --> 00:10:29.018
  • If you needed different gifts, different strengths,
  • 00:10:29.085 --> 00:10:30.753
  • Gifts, different strengths, different looks, different
  • 00:10:30.820 --> 00:10:32.088
  • Different looks, different parents, it would have
  • 00:10:32.154 --> 00:10:33.222
  • Parents, it would have happened.
  • 00:10:33.289 --> 00:10:34.090
  • Happened. quit comparing and run your
  • 00:10:34.156 --> 00:10:35.725
  • Quit comparing and run your race.
  • 00:10:35.791 --> 00:10:36.992
  • Race. i was tempted to feel
  • 00:10:37.059 --> 00:10:37.960
  • I was tempted to feel inferior, not strong enough,
  • 00:10:38.027 --> 00:10:40.629
  • Inferior, not strong enough, i had to tune all that out
  • 00:10:40.696 --> 00:10:42.398
  • I had to tune all that out and use what god had given
  • 00:10:42.465 --> 00:10:43.866
  • And use what god had given me.
  • 00:10:43.933 --> 00:10:44.834
  • Me. i discovered my gifts fit
  • 00:10:44.900 --> 00:10:46.802
  • I discovered my gifts fit me.
  • 00:10:46.869 --> 00:10:47.770
  • Me. my personality, my talent,
  • 00:10:47.837 --> 00:10:49.772
  • My personality, my talent, my strengths, my temperament
  • 00:10:49.839 --> 00:10:51.440
  • My strengths, my temperament is right for my assignment.
  • 00:10:51.507 --> 00:10:54.276
  • Is right for my assignment. i didn't have to be loud,
  • 00:10:54.343 --> 00:10:55.978
  • I didn't have to be loud, dynamic, forceful; that
  • 00:10:56.045 --> 00:10:57.713
  • Dynamic, forceful; that worked for my father, that's
  • 00:10:57.780 --> 00:10:59.515
  • Worked for my father, that's who he was but god makes us
  • 00:10:59.582 --> 00:11:01.684
  • Who he was but god makes us individuals.
  • 00:11:01.751 --> 00:11:03.319
  • Individuals. you have to be comfortable
  • 00:11:03.385 --> 00:11:04.553
  • You have to be comfortable in your own skin,
  • 00:11:04.620 --> 00:11:06.155
  • In your own skin, comfortable in who god made
  • 00:11:06.222 --> 00:11:07.490
  • Comfortable in who god made you to be.
  • 00:11:07.556 --> 00:11:08.591
  • You to be. don't covet what someone
  • 00:11:08.657 --> 00:11:09.959
  • Don't covet what someone else has.
  • 00:11:10.025 --> 00:11:11.026
  • Else has. if you had their gifts,
  • 00:11:11.093 --> 00:11:12.595
  • If you had their gifts, their personality, their
  • 00:11:12.661 --> 00:11:13.696
  • Their personality, their looks, it wouldn't help you,
  • 00:11:13.763 --> 00:11:15.231
  • Looks, it wouldn't help you, it would hinder you.
  • 00:11:15.297 --> 00:11:16.832
  • It would hinder you. you are equipped for your
  • 00:11:16.899 --> 00:11:18.267
  • You are equipped for your race.
  • 00:11:18.334 --> 00:11:19.201
  • Race. you have the right
  • 00:11:19.268 --> 00:11:20.069
  • You have the right personality, the right
  • 00:11:20.136 --> 00:11:21.504
  • Personality, the right gifts, the right looks.
  • 00:11:21.570 --> 00:11:23.005
  • Gifts, the right looks. you're the right height, you
  • 00:11:23.072 --> 00:11:24.540
  • You're the right height, you come from the right family.
  • 00:11:24.607 --> 00:11:26.275
  • Come from the right family. you weren't shortchanged,
  • 00:11:26.342 --> 00:11:27.777
  • You weren't shortchanged, you're not at a
  • 00:11:27.843 --> 00:11:28.377
  • You're not at a disadvantage.
  • 00:11:28.444 --> 00:11:29.278
  • Disadvantage. you've been fearfully and
  • 00:11:29.345 --> 00:11:30.780
  • You've been fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • 00:11:30.846 --> 00:11:32.381
  • Wonderfully made. walk in your anointing, be
  • 00:11:32.448 --> 00:11:34.116
  • Walk in your anointing, be confident with your gifts,
  • 00:11:34.183 --> 00:11:35.718
  • Confident with your gifts, let your personality shine.
  • 00:11:35.785 --> 00:11:37.253
  • Let your personality shine. there's not another person
  • 00:11:37.319 --> 00:11:38.954
  • There's not another person in this world like you.
  • 00:11:39.021 --> 00:11:41.023
  • In this world like you. the enemy would love for you
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:42.424
  • The enemy would love for you to go through life trying to
  • 00:11:42.491 --> 00:11:43.692
  • To go through life trying to be an imitation, copying
  • 00:11:43.759 --> 00:11:45.694
  • Be an imitation, copying someone else that you think
  • 00:11:45.761 --> 00:11:47.296
  • Someone else that you think is more attractive, more
  • 00:11:47.363 --> 00:11:48.697
  • Is more attractive, more gifted, more successful.
  • 00:11:48.764 --> 00:11:50.432
  • Gifted, more successful. no be you.
  • 00:11:50.499 --> 00:11:51.901
  • No be you. nobody can do you like you
  • 00:11:51.967 --> 00:11:53.702
  • Nobody can do you like you can do you.
  • 00:11:53.769 --> 00:11:54.970
  • Can do you. you're not anointed to be
  • 00:11:55.037 --> 00:11:56.038
  • You're not anointed to be someone else.
  • 00:11:56.105 --> 00:11:57.173
  • The anointing on your life,
  • 00:11:57.273 --> 00:11:58.774
  • The anointing on your life, the favor, the blessing is
  • 00:11:58.841 --> 00:12:00.209
  • The favor, the blessing is to be you.se.
  • 00:12:00.276 --> 00:12:01.477
  • To be you.se. you won't activate the
  • 00:12:01.544 --> 00:12:02.545
  • You won't activate the favor, you won't see the
  • 00:12:02.611 --> 00:12:04.013
  • Favor, you won't see the abundance if you're trying
  • 00:12:04.079 --> 00:12:05.314
  • Abundance if you're trying to be something that you're
  • 00:12:05.381 --> 00:12:06.282
  • To be something that you're not, feeling wrong on the
  • 00:12:06.348 --> 00:12:07.983
  • Not, feeling wrong on the inside because you're not
  • 00:12:08.050 --> 00:12:09.718
  • Inside because you're not like someone else.
  • 00:12:09.785 --> 00:12:11.487
  • Like someone else. i stepped up to minister, i
  • 00:12:11.554 --> 00:12:13.155
  • I stepped up to minister, i wasn't like my father.
  • 00:12:13.222 --> 00:12:14.657
  • Wasn't like my father. i'm more calm, more laid
  • 00:12:14.723 --> 00:12:16.192
  • I'm more calm, more laid back.
  • 00:12:16.258 --> 00:12:17.059
  • Back. what i thought was a
  • 00:12:17.126 --> 00:12:18.127
  • What i thought was a weakness was actually a
  • 00:12:18.194 --> 00:12:19.695
  • Weakness was actually a strength.
  • 00:12:19.762 --> 00:12:20.896
  • Strength. people started watching and
  • 00:12:20.963 --> 00:12:22.398
  • People started watching and attending in record numbers.
  • 00:12:22.464 --> 00:12:24.433
  • Half the people that watch
  • 00:12:24.533 --> 00:12:25.968
  • Half the people that watch say they've never been to
  • 00:12:26.035 --> 00:12:26.869
  • Say they've never been to church and never listened to
  • 00:12:26.936 --> 00:12:27.970
  • Church and never listened to a minister on television.
  • 00:12:28.037 --> 00:12:30.172
  • A minister on television. i wonder if you're fighting
  • 00:12:30.239 --> 00:12:32.174
  • I wonder if you're fighting what makes you unique.
  • 00:12:32.241 --> 00:12:34.043
  • What makes you unique. are you frustrated over what
  • 00:12:34.109 --> 00:12:35.511
  • Are you frustrated over what you think is a weakness,
  • 00:12:35.578 --> 00:12:37.012
  • You think is a weakness, when in fact it's a
  • 00:12:37.079 --> 00:12:38.013
  • When in fact it's a strength?
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:39.181
  • Strength? quit wishing you were
  • 00:12:39.248 --> 00:12:40.015
  • Quit wishing you were different and step in to who
  • 00:12:40.082 --> 00:12:42.284
  • Different and step in to who god made you to be.
  • 00:12:42.351 --> 00:12:43.953
  • God made you to be. he didn't accidently give
  • 00:12:44.019 --> 00:12:45.588
  • He didn't accidently give you the wrong personality,
  • 00:12:45.654 --> 00:12:47.256
  • You the wrong personality, make you too quiet, too
  • 00:12:47.323 --> 00:12:48.791
  • Make you too quiet, too outgoing, the wrong gifts.
  • 00:12:48.858 --> 00:12:50.492
  • Outgoing, the wrong gifts. he matched you with your
  • 00:12:50.559 --> 00:12:51.927
  • He matched you with your world.
  • 00:12:51.994 --> 00:12:52.728
  • World. you have exactly what you
  • 00:12:52.795 --> 00:12:54.063
  • You have exactly what you need to fulfill your
  • 00:12:54.129 --> 00:12:55.331
  • Need to fulfill your destiny.
  • 00:12:55.397 --> 00:12:56.899
  • Destiny. i have a friend that has a
  • 00:12:56.966 --> 00:12:58.200
  • I have a friend that has a very strong personality.
  • 00:12:58.267 --> 00:13:00.302
  • Very strong personality. he's very kind, very
  • 00:13:00.369 --> 00:13:01.570
  • He's very kind, very talented, but he's type a,
  • 00:13:01.637 --> 00:13:03.739
  • Talented, but he's type a, straight to the point,
  • 00:13:03.806 --> 00:13:05.007
  • Straight to the point, aggressive, get it done.
  • 00:13:05.074 --> 00:13:07.243
  • Aggressive, get it done. one day he and his wife were
  • 00:13:07.309 --> 00:13:08.644
  • One day he and his wife were having a disagreement, they
  • 00:13:08.711 --> 00:13:10.279
  • Having a disagreement, they were debating something.
  • 00:13:10.346 --> 00:13:11.747
  • Were debating something. she finally said, "why can't
  • 00:13:11.814 --> 00:13:13.382
  • She finally said, "why can't you be more like joel?"
  • 00:13:13.449 --> 00:13:15.251
  • You be more like joel?" he said, "excuse me, i think
  • 00:13:15.317 --> 00:13:16.685
  • He said, "excuse me, i think i'm supposed to be like
  • 00:13:16.752 --> 00:13:17.553
  • I'm supposed to be like jesus."
  • 00:13:17.620 --> 00:13:18.487
  • Jesus." she said, "that's fine, but
  • 00:13:18.554 --> 00:13:19.788
  • She said, "that's fine, but why don't you start with
  • 00:13:19.855 --> 00:13:20.522
  • Why don't you start with joel?"
  • 00:13:20.589 --> 00:13:22.591
  • We can always grow andth
  • 00:13:22.691 --> 00:13:24.326
  • We can always grow andth improve but you can't fight
  • 00:13:24.393 --> 00:13:26.395
  • Improve but you can't fight who god made you to be.
  • 00:13:26.462 --> 00:13:28.264
  • Who god made you to be. don't go your whole life
  • 00:13:28.330 --> 00:13:29.932
  • Don't go your whole life wishing you were something
  • 00:13:29.999 --> 00:13:30.833
  • Wishing you were something different, wishing you had a
  • 00:13:30.900 --> 00:13:32.401
  • Better personality, wishing
  • 00:13:32.501 --> 00:13:34.003
  • Better personality, wishing you were more talented,
  • 00:13:34.069 --> 00:13:35.371
  • You were more talented, wishing you were like your
  • 00:13:35.437 --> 00:13:36.272
  • Wishing you were like your neighbor, when in fact,
  • 00:13:36.338 --> 00:13:38.107
  • Neighbor, when in fact, you're exactly who you're
  • 00:13:38.173 --> 00:13:39.642
  • You're exactly who you're supposed to be.
  • 00:13:39.708 --> 00:13:41.043
  • Supposed to be. what you don't realize is
  • 00:13:41.110 --> 00:13:42.077
  • What you don't realize is half the time, your neighbor
  • 00:13:42.144 --> 00:13:43.946
  • Half the time, your neighbor is wishing they could be
  • 00:13:44.013 --> 00:13:45.047
  • Is wishing they could be you.
  • 00:13:45.114 --> 00:13:46.048
  • You. they see all the good things
  • 00:13:46.115 --> 00:13:47.650
  • They see all the good things about you, do you?
  • 00:13:47.716 --> 00:13:50.052
  • About you, do you? what would happen if you
  • 00:13:50.119 --> 00:13:51.387
  • What would happen if you would start loving yourself,
  • 00:13:51.453 --> 00:13:53.255
  • Would start loving yourself, accepting your gifts, not
  • 00:13:53.322 --> 00:13:55.057
  • Accepting your gifts, not beating yourself up for
  • 00:13:55.124 --> 00:13:55.991
  • Beating yourself up for mistakes, not down on
  • 00:13:56.058 --> 00:13:57.726
  • Mistakes, not down on yourself because of
  • 00:13:57.793 --> 00:13:58.594
  • Yourself because of weaknesses?
  • 00:13:58.661 --> 00:13:59.628
  • Weaknesses? stay positive toward
  • 00:13:59.695 --> 00:14:01.163
  • Yourself.
  • 00:14:01.263 --> 00:14:02.631
  • Yourself. most of us, wouldn't
  • 00:14:02.698 --> 00:14:03.933
  • Most of us, wouldn't criticize other people.
  • 00:14:03.999 --> 00:14:05.801
  • Criticize other people. you wouldn't go up to that
  • 00:14:05.868 --> 00:14:07.036
  • You wouldn't go up to that person sitting next to you
  • 00:14:07.102 --> 00:14:08.337
  • Person sitting next to you and say, "you sure don't
  • 00:14:08.404 --> 00:14:09.338
  • And say, "you sure don't look good today, those
  • 00:14:09.405 --> 00:14:10.906
  • Look good today, those clothes don't do anything
  • 00:14:10.973 --> 00:14:11.941
  • Clothes don't do anything for you."
  • 00:14:12.007 --> 00:14:12.574
  • For you." you may think it, but you
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:13.375
  • You may think it, but you wouldn't say it.
  • 00:14:13.442 --> 00:14:14.977
  • Wouldn't say it. why are you criticizing
  • 00:14:15.044 --> 00:14:16.178
  • Why are you criticizing yourself?
  • 00:14:16.245 --> 00:14:17.346
  • Yourself? when you criticize you, you
  • 00:14:17.413 --> 00:14:19.181
  • When you criticize you, you are criticizing god's
  • 00:14:19.248 --> 00:14:20.482
  • Creation.
  • 00:14:20.582 --> 00:14:21.850
  • Creation. you might as well look up
  • 00:14:21.917 --> 00:14:22.651
  • You might as well look up and say, "god, you didn't do
  • 00:14:22.718 --> 00:14:23.986
  • And say, "god, you didn't do a very good job on me."
  • 00:14:24.053 --> 00:14:26.055
  • A very good job on me." he doesn't make mistakes.
  • 00:14:26.121 --> 00:14:27.790
  • He doesn't make mistakes. don't say another negative
  • 00:14:27.856 --> 00:14:29.458
  • Don't say another negative thing about yourself.
  • 00:14:29.525 --> 00:14:31.360
  • Thing about yourself. "i'm so undisciplined, i
  • 00:14:31.427 --> 00:14:32.861
  • "i'm so undisciplined, i can't do anything right.
  • 00:14:32.928 --> 00:14:34.530
  • Can't do anything right. i don't have a good
  • 00:14:34.596 --> 00:14:35.164
  • I don't have a good personality, i'll never lose
  • 00:14:35.230 --> 00:14:36.966
  • Personality, i'll never lose this weight, i'll never
  • 00:14:37.032 --> 00:14:37.800
  • This weight, i'll never break this addiction."
  • 00:14:37.866 --> 00:14:38.767
  • Break this addiction." zip that up.
  • 00:14:38.834 --> 00:14:40.169
  • Zip that up. quit being against yourself.
  • 00:14:40.235 --> 00:14:42.271
  • Quit being against yourself. you don't need another
  • 00:14:42.338 --> 00:14:43.205
  • You don't need another enemy.
  • 00:14:43.272 --> 00:14:44.139
  • Enemy. be as good to yourself as
  • 00:14:44.206 --> 00:14:45.774
  • Be as good to yourself as you are to others.
  • 00:14:45.841 --> 00:14:47.176
  • You are to others. be kind to yourself, be
  • 00:14:47.242 --> 00:14:49.144
  • Be kind to yourself, be merciful to yourself, be
  • 00:14:49.211 --> 00:14:50.879
  • Merciful to yourself, be loving to yourself.
  • 00:14:50.946 --> 00:14:52.748
  • Loving to yourself. when you wake up in the
  • 00:14:52.815 --> 00:14:53.782
  • When you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror,
  • 00:14:53.849 --> 00:14:55.184
  • Morning, look in the mirror, instead of saying, "i'm
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:56.085
  • Instead of saying, "i'm getting so old, look at all
  • 00:14:56.151 --> 00:14:57.453
  • Getting so old, look at all these wrinkles, it's all
  • 00:14:57.519 --> 00:14:58.854
  • These wrinkles, it's all downhill from here."
  • 00:14:58.921 --> 00:15:00.656
  • Downhill from here." try a different approach.
  • 00:15:00.723 --> 00:15:01.657
  • Try a different approach. "good morning you good
  • 00:15:01.724 --> 00:15:02.825
  • "good morning you good looking thing.
  • 00:15:02.891 --> 00:15:04.193
  • Looking thing. i'm made in the image of
  • 00:15:04.259 --> 00:15:04.960
  • I'm made in the image of god.
  • 00:15:05.027 --> 00:15:05.995
  • God. i'm a masterpiece, i have
  • 00:15:06.061 --> 00:15:07.663
  • Royal blood flowing through
  • 00:15:07.763 --> 00:15:08.931
  • Royal blood flowing through my veins."erpiece, i have
  • 00:15:08.998 --> 00:15:10.632
  • My veins."erpiece, i have a friend of mine pastors a
  • 00:15:10.699 --> 00:15:11.834
  • A friend of mine pastors a church in another state.
  • 00:15:11.900 --> 00:15:14.303
  • Church in another state. for years, every sunday
  • 00:15:14.370 --> 00:15:15.704
  • For years, every sunday after service, he would call
  • 00:15:15.771 --> 00:15:17.740
  • After service, he would call me and tell me how good my
  • 00:15:17.806 --> 00:15:19.274
  • Me and tell me how good my message was.
  • 00:15:19.341 --> 00:15:20.576
  • Message was. he's very encouraging.
  • 00:15:20.642 --> 00:15:22.211
  • He's very encouraging. he would go on and on.
  • 00:15:22.277 --> 00:15:23.545
  • He would go on and on. "it was so effective here,
  • 00:15:23.612 --> 00:15:24.980
  • "it was so effective here, and this part is going to
  • 00:15:25.047 --> 00:15:25.848
  • And this part is going to help so many people."
  • 00:15:25.914 --> 00:15:27.316
  • Help so many people." one compliment after
  • 00:15:27.383 --> 00:15:28.017
  • One compliment after another.
  • 00:15:28.083 --> 00:15:29.451
  • Another. several years later, he came
  • 00:15:29.518 --> 00:15:30.886
  • Several years later, he came with me to this interview i
  • 00:15:30.953 --> 00:15:32.087
  • With me to this interview i was doing.
  • 00:15:32.154 --> 00:15:33.489
  • Was doing. it was a national program,
  • 00:15:33.555 --> 00:15:35.290
  • It was a national program, live for an hour, a really
  • 00:15:35.357 --> 00:15:37.192
  • Live for an hour, a really big deal.
  • 00:15:37.259 --> 00:15:38.594
  • I was young and nervous,
  • 00:15:38.694 --> 00:15:39.695
  • I was young and nervous, hadn't done much of that
  • 00:15:39.762 --> 00:15:40.596
  • Hadn't done much of that before.
  • 00:15:40.662 --> 00:15:42.131
  • Before. when i finished, we got in
  • 00:15:42.197 --> 00:15:43.298
  • When i finished, we got in the car and the first thing
  • 00:15:43.365 --> 00:15:44.767
  • The car and the first thing i said was, "i did really
  • 00:15:44.833 --> 00:15:46.235
  • I said was, "i did really good.
  • 00:15:46.301 --> 00:15:47.336
  • Good. i knew exactly what to say,
  • 00:15:47.403 --> 00:15:49.104
  • I knew exactly what to say, i don't think i could have
  • 00:15:49.171 --> 00:15:50.005
  • I don't think i could have done it any better."
  • 00:15:50.072 --> 00:15:51.573
  • Done it any better." he told me later how that
  • 00:15:51.640 --> 00:15:53.409
  • He told me later how that conversation changed his
  • 00:15:53.475 --> 00:15:54.510
  • Conversation changed his life.
  • 00:15:54.576 --> 00:15:55.878
  • Life. when he saw how positive i
  • 00:15:55.944 --> 00:15:57.279
  • When he saw how positive i was toward myself, he
  • 00:15:57.346 --> 00:15:59.715
  • Was toward myself, he realized what his problem
  • 00:15:59.782 --> 00:16:00.616
  • Realized what his problem was.
  • 00:16:00.682 --> 00:16:01.984
  • Was. he had never once told
  • 00:16:02.051 --> 00:16:03.185
  • He had never once told himself that he had done
  • 00:16:03.252 --> 00:16:04.219
  • Himself that he had done good.
  • 00:16:04.286 --> 00:16:05.554
  • Good. after his service, he'd
  • 00:16:05.621 --> 00:16:06.655
  • After his service, he'd always drive home
  • 00:16:06.722 --> 00:16:07.856
  • Always drive home discouraged, thinking about
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:08.957
  • Discouraged, thinking about how he could have done it
  • 00:16:09.024 --> 00:16:09.992
  • How he could have done it better, how he wasn't
  • 00:16:10.059 --> 00:16:11.226
  • Better, how he wasn't focused enough, how he could
  • 00:16:11.293 --> 00:16:12.628
  • Focused enough, how he could have explained it more
  • 00:16:12.694 --> 00:16:14.296
  • Have explained it more clearly.
  • 00:16:14.363 --> 00:16:15.864
  • Clearly. in years of pastoring, he
  • 00:16:15.931 --> 00:16:16.698
  • In years of pastoring, he never left the church
  • 00:16:16.765 --> 00:16:18.167
  • Never left the church feeling good, he always
  • 00:16:18.233 --> 00:16:20.035
  • Feeling good, he always thought about what he didn't
  • 00:16:20.102 --> 00:16:21.036
  • Thought about what he didn't do right.
  • 00:16:21.103 --> 00:16:22.337
  • Do right. when he heard me come out
  • 00:16:22.404 --> 00:16:23.405
  • When he heard me come out and say, "i did good," a
  • 00:16:23.472 --> 00:16:25.074
  • And say, "i did good," a stronghold was broken in his
  • 00:16:25.140 --> 00:16:26.508
  • Stronghold was broken in his thinking.
  • 00:16:26.575 --> 00:16:27.776
  • Thinking. he was great at
  • 00:16:27.843 --> 00:16:28.944
  • He was great at complimenting others, but he
  • 00:16:29.011 --> 00:16:30.679
  • Complimenting others, but he had never complimented
  • 00:16:30.746 --> 00:16:31.547
  • Had never complimented himself.
  • 00:16:31.613 --> 00:16:32.614
  • Himself. he'd trained himself to see
  • 00:16:32.681 --> 00:16:33.882
  • He'd trained himself to see the flaws, the stumbles,
  • 00:16:33.949 --> 00:16:35.651
  • The flaws, the stumbles, when he didn't do his best.
  • 00:16:35.717 --> 00:16:37.553
  • When he didn't do his best. the scripture says, "our
  • 00:16:37.619 --> 00:16:38.821
  • The scripture says, "our faith is made effective when
  • 00:16:38.887 --> 00:16:40.989
  • Faith is made effective when we acknowledge everything
  • 00:16:41.056 --> 00:16:42.624
  • We acknowledge everything good."
  • 00:16:42.691 --> 00:16:43.625
  • Good." you can't go around
  • 00:16:43.692 --> 00:16:44.693
  • You can't go around acknowledging the negative,
  • 00:16:44.760 --> 00:16:46.628
  • Acknowledging the negative, your weaknesses, the times
  • 00:16:46.695 --> 00:16:48.230
  • Your weaknesses, the times you didn't measure up, how
  • 00:16:48.297 --> 00:16:49.665
  • You didn't measure up, how you should have been more
  • 00:16:49.731 --> 00:16:50.466
  • You should have been more disciplined.
  • 00:16:50.532 --> 00:16:51.467
  • Disciplined. your faith is not going to
  • 00:16:51.533 --> 00:16:52.734
  • Your faith is not going to be effective.
  • 00:16:52.801 --> 00:16:53.969
  • Be effective. you need to retrain your
  • 00:16:54.036 --> 00:16:55.137
  • You need to retrain your mind to see the good, focus
  • 00:16:55.204 --> 00:16:57.673
  • Mind to see the good, focus on what you did right.
  • 00:16:57.739 --> 00:16:59.074
  • On what you did right. you didn't get everything
  • 00:16:59.141 --> 00:17:00.008
  • You didn't get everything done at the office, but you
  • 00:17:00.075 --> 00:17:01.210
  • Done at the office, but you got something done.
  • 00:17:01.276 --> 00:17:02.611
  • Got something done. you haven't totally broken
  • 00:17:02.678 --> 00:17:03.745
  • You haven't totally broken the addiction, but you're
  • 00:17:03.812 --> 00:17:04.880
  • The addiction, but you're better than you were last
  • 00:17:04.947 --> 00:17:05.881
  • Better than you were last year.
  • 00:17:05.948 --> 00:17:06.882
  • Year. you didn't spend all the
  • 00:17:06.949 --> 00:17:07.816
  • You didn't spend all the time you wanted to with your
  • 00:17:07.883 --> 00:17:08.917
  • Time you wanted to with your children, but you got them
  • 00:17:08.984 --> 00:17:10.486
  • Children, but you got them ready for school, you got
  • 00:17:10.552 --> 00:17:11.887
  • Ready for school, you got them dressed, you cooked
  • 00:17:11.954 --> 00:17:12.821
  • Them dressed, you cooked their dinner.
  • 00:17:12.888 --> 00:17:14.022
  • Their dinner. if you're acknowledging the
  • 00:17:14.089 --> 00:17:15.057
  • If you're acknowledging the negative, you're not going
  • 00:17:15.124 --> 00:17:16.325
  • Negative, you're not going to feel good about yourself.
  • 00:17:16.391 --> 00:17:18.093
  • To feel good about yourself. start acknowledging all the
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:19.428
  • Start acknowledging all the good things you're doing.
  • 00:17:19.495 --> 00:17:21.130
  • Good things you're doing. that's what's going to help
  • 00:17:21.196 --> 00:17:22.064
  • That's what's going to help you do better.
  • 00:17:22.131 --> 00:17:23.432
  • You do better. being down on yourself, not
  • 00:17:23.499 --> 00:17:25.400
  • Being down on yourself, not only keeps you from enjoying
  • 00:17:25.467 --> 00:17:26.735
  • Only keeps you from enjoying life, but it keeps you from
  • 00:17:26.802 --> 00:17:28.137
  • Life, but it keeps you from rising higher.
  • 00:17:28.203 --> 00:17:29.771
  • When i walk off this
  • 00:17:29.872 --> 00:17:30.572
  • When i walk off this platform, every time underm
  • 00:17:30.639 --> 00:17:32.574
  • Platform, every time underm my breath, i say, "lord,
  • 00:17:32.641 --> 00:17:34.143
  • My breath, i say, "lord, thank you for helping me do
  • 00:17:34.209 --> 00:17:35.878
  • Thank you for helping me do great today."
  • 00:17:35.944 --> 00:17:37.312
  • Great today." i know i don't do great
  • 00:17:37.379 --> 00:17:38.647
  • I know i don't do great every time, but in my mind i
  • 00:17:38.714 --> 00:17:40.516
  • Every time, but in my mind i do great.
  • 00:17:40.582 --> 00:17:41.884
  • Do great. i walked off the other day,
  • 00:17:41.950 --> 00:17:43.051
  • I walked off the other day, and my children were back
  • 00:17:43.118 --> 00:17:44.319
  • And my children were back there.
  • 00:17:44.386 --> 00:17:44.953
  • There. the first thing i said was,
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:46.288
  • The first thing i said was, "i nailed it."
  • 00:17:46.355 --> 00:17:47.556
  • "i nailed it." they started laughing.
  • 00:17:47.623 --> 00:17:48.790
  • They started laughing. i don't mean this arrogant,
  • 00:17:48.857 --> 00:17:50.159
  • I don't mean this arrogant, but i celebrate myself, i
  • 00:17:50.225 --> 00:17:51.860
  • But i celebrate myself, i compliment myself, i
  • 00:17:51.927 --> 00:17:53.395
  • Compliment myself, i acknowledge what god has
  • 00:17:53.462 --> 00:17:54.796
  • Acknowledge what god has enabled me to do.
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:55.631
  • Enabled me to do. i recognize it's his favor,
  • 00:17:55.697 --> 00:17:59.468
  • His anointing, his blessing
  • 00:17:59.568 --> 00:18:01.136
  • His anointing, his blessing on my life.
  • 00:18:01.203 --> 00:18:02.337
  • On my life. i have plenty of areas to
  • 00:18:02.404 --> 00:18:03.472
  • I have plenty of areas to improve in, i know people
  • 00:18:03.539 --> 00:18:05.140
  • Improve in, i know people that can do it much better,
  • 00:18:05.207 --> 00:18:06.275
  • That can do it much better, that's okay, i'm not running
  • 00:18:06.341 --> 00:18:07.843
  • That's okay, i'm not running their race.
  • 00:18:07.910 --> 00:18:08.710
  • Their race. i feel good about me.
  • 00:18:08.777 --> 00:18:10.712
  • I feel good about me. you have enough enemies in
  • 00:18:10.779 --> 00:18:12.347
  • You have enough enemies in life, don't be against
  • 00:18:12.414 --> 00:18:14.183
  • Life, don't be against yourself.
  • 00:18:14.249 --> 00:18:15.450
  • Yourself. you should be your biggest
  • 00:18:15.517 --> 00:18:16.752
  • You should be your biggest fan.
  • 00:18:16.818 --> 00:18:17.653
  • Fan. nobody should think better
  • 00:18:17.719 --> 00:18:18.887
  • Nobody should think better of you than you.
  • 00:18:18.954 --> 00:18:20.856
  • Of you than you. sometimes we're taught,
  • 00:18:20.923 --> 00:18:21.690
  • Sometimes we're taught, "don't think good of
  • 00:18:21.757 --> 00:18:23.192
  • "don't think good of yourself, be humble, be
  • 00:18:23.258 --> 00:18:24.927
  • Yourself, be humble, be lowly."
  • 00:18:24.993 --> 00:18:25.627
  • Lowly." no, you have to recognize
  • 00:18:25.694 --> 00:18:27.229
  • No, you have to recognize the creator of the universe
  • 00:18:27.296 --> 00:18:28.664
  • The creator of the universe breathed his life into you.
  • 00:18:28.730 --> 00:18:29.898
  • Breathed his life into you. he's entrusted you with
  • 00:18:29.965 --> 00:18:32.067
  • He's entrusted you with gifts, talents, abilities.
  • 00:18:32.134 --> 00:18:34.236
  • Gifts, talents, abilities. he's crowned you with favor.
  • 00:18:34.303 --> 00:18:36.138
  • He's crowned you with favor. don't go through life
  • 00:18:36.205 --> 00:18:36.972
  • Don't go through life thinking little of yourself,
  • 00:18:37.039 --> 00:18:38.874
  • Thinking little of yourself, focused on your weaknesses,
  • 00:18:38.941 --> 00:18:40.409
  • Focused on your weaknesses, dwelling on your failures.
  • 00:18:40.475 --> 00:18:41.843
  • Dwelling on your failures. start acknowledging the
  • 00:18:41.910 --> 00:18:42.978
  • Start acknowledging the good, step into your
  • 00:18:43.045 --> 00:18:44.746
  • Good, step into your potential, show off that
  • 00:18:44.813 --> 00:18:46.515
  • Potential, show off that talent.
  • 00:18:46.582 --> 00:18:47.382
  • Talent. don't be your enemy, be
  • 00:18:47.449 --> 00:18:48.784
  • Don't be your enemy, be you're asset.
  • 00:18:48.850 --> 00:18:50.285
  • You're asset. when you acknowledge the
  • 00:18:50.352 --> 00:18:51.353
  • When you acknowledge the good, when you say, "lord
  • 00:18:51.420 --> 00:18:52.955
  • Good, when you say, "lord thank you for helping me
  • 00:18:53.021 --> 00:18:54.089
  • Thank you for helping me shine, thank you for your
  • 00:18:54.156 --> 00:18:55.657
  • Shine, thank you for your gifts, thank you for taking
  • 00:18:55.724 --> 00:18:57.159
  • Gifts, thank you for taking me where i've never
  • 00:18:57.226 --> 00:18:57.793
  • Me where i've never dreamed," then your faith is
  • 00:18:57.859 --> 00:18:59.528
  • Dreamed," then your faith is made effective.
  • 00:18:59.595 --> 00:19:00.862
  • Made effective. you're going to see new
  • 00:19:00.929 --> 00:19:01.530
  • You're going to see new doors open, new
  • 00:19:01.597 --> 00:19:02.631
  • Doors open, new opportunities.
  • 00:19:02.698 --> 00:19:03.865
  • Opportunities. you may be good at
  • 00:19:03.932 --> 00:19:04.733
  • You may be good at complimenting others, you
  • 00:19:04.800 --> 00:19:06.335
  • Complimenting others, you need to get good at
  • 00:19:06.401 --> 00:19:07.436
  • Need to get good at complimenting yourself.
  • 00:19:07.502 --> 00:19:09.271
  • Complimenting yourself. you don't have to do it out
  • 00:19:09.338 --> 00:19:10.138
  • You don't have to do it out loud, but in your mind, you
  • 00:19:10.205 --> 00:19:11.740
  • Loud, but in your mind, you need to say, "that was good.
  • 00:19:11.807 --> 00:19:13.542
  • Need to say, "that was good. got to work on time, that
  • 00:19:13.609 --> 00:19:15.043
  • Got to work on time, that was good.
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:15.677
  • Was good. i did excellent on that
  • 00:19:15.744 --> 00:19:17.012
  • I did excellent on that presentation.
  • 00:19:17.079 --> 00:19:17.813
  • Presentation. that was good.
  • 00:19:17.879 --> 00:19:18.780
  • That was good. helped my neighbor last
  • 00:19:18.847 --> 00:19:19.715
  • Helped my neighbor last night, that was good."
  • 00:19:19.781 --> 00:19:21.617
  • Night, that was good." why don't you start giving
  • 00:19:21.683 --> 00:19:22.751
  • Why don't you start giving yourself the credit that you
  • 00:19:22.818 --> 00:19:24.086
  • Yourself the credit that you give others?
  • 00:19:24.152 --> 00:19:25.287
  • Give others? you told that friend that
  • 00:19:25.354 --> 00:19:26.355
  • You told that friend that they look good, have you
  • 00:19:26.421 --> 00:19:27.522
  • They look good, have you told yourself that you look
  • 00:19:27.589 --> 00:19:28.824
  • Told yourself that you look good?
  • 00:19:28.890 --> 00:19:29.591
  • Good? you complimented your
  • 00:19:29.658 --> 00:19:30.425
  • You complimented your co-worker, have you
  • 00:19:30.492 --> 00:19:31.593
  • Co-worker, have you complimented yourself?
  • 00:19:31.660 --> 00:19:33.662
  • Complimented yourself? "joel, i would feel good
  • 00:19:33.729 --> 00:19:34.730
  • "joel, i would feel good about myself but i've made
  • 00:19:34.796 --> 00:19:36.465
  • About myself but i've made these mistakes, if i had
  • 00:19:36.531 --> 00:19:38.000
  • These mistakes, if i had been more disciplined."
  • 00:19:38.066 --> 00:19:39.401
  • Been more disciplined." the mistake didn't change
  • 00:19:39.468 --> 00:19:41.003
  • The mistake didn't change your purpose.
  • 00:19:41.069 --> 00:19:42.371
  • Your purpose. don't let failures and times
  • 00:19:42.437 --> 00:19:44.373
  • Don't let failures and times you got off course cause you
  • 00:19:44.439 --> 00:19:45.974
  • You got off course cause you to be against yourself.
  • 00:19:46.041 --> 00:19:47.709
  • To be against yourself. be as merciful to you as you
  • 00:19:47.776 --> 00:19:49.611
  • Be as merciful to you as you are to others.
  • 00:19:49.678 --> 00:19:50.912
  • Are to others. you have to learn to forgive
  • 00:19:50.979 --> 00:19:52.547
  • You have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • 00:19:52.614 --> 00:19:53.782
  • Yourself. the accuser will bring
  • 00:19:53.849 --> 00:19:54.883
  • The accuser will bring condemnation, guilt, "you
  • 00:19:54.950 --> 00:19:57.052
  • Condemnation, guilt, "you don't deserve it."
  • 00:19:57.119 --> 00:19:58.353
  • Don't deserve it." he would love for you to
  • 00:19:58.420 --> 00:19:59.421
  • He would love for you to feel not worthy, down on
  • 00:19:59.488 --> 00:20:01.657
  • Feel not worthy, down on yourself.
  • 00:20:01.723 --> 00:20:02.524
  • Don't fall into that trap.
  • 00:20:02.624 --> 00:20:04.359
  • Don't fall into that trap. paul said in colossians,
  • 00:20:04.426 --> 00:20:05.827
  • Paul said in colossians, "god sees you as holy,
  • 00:20:05.894 --> 00:20:08.130
  • "god sees you as holy, blameless, as without
  • 00:20:08.196 --> 00:20:09.765
  • Blameless, as without fault."
  • 00:20:09.831 --> 00:20:11.066
  • Fault." "not me joel, i have a lot
  • 00:20:11.133 --> 00:20:12.768
  • "not me joel, i have a lot of faults, i've made a lot
  • 00:20:12.834 --> 00:20:14.102
  • Of faults, i've made a lot of mistakes."
  • 00:20:14.169 --> 00:20:14.770
  • Of mistakes." we all have.
  • 00:20:14.836 --> 00:20:15.971
  • We all have. but when you asked god to
  • 00:20:16.038 --> 00:20:17.105
  • But when you asked god to forgive you, he cleared your
  • 00:20:17.172 --> 00:20:18.774
  • Forgive you, he cleared your record.
  • 00:20:18.840 --> 00:20:19.408
  • Record. he sees you without fault.
  • 00:20:19.474 --> 00:20:22.144
  • He sees you without fault. that's all good, but the
  • 00:20:22.210 --> 00:20:23.412
  • Real question is can you see
  • 00:20:23.512 --> 00:20:25.380
  • Real question is can you see yourself without fault.
  • 00:20:25.447 --> 00:20:26.782
  • Yourself without fault. as long as you're beating
  • 00:20:26.848 --> 00:20:28.483
  • As long as you're beating yourself up, living
  • 00:20:28.550 --> 00:20:29.985
  • Yourself up, living condemned, the problem is
  • 00:20:30.052 --> 00:20:31.853
  • Condemned, the problem is you are your enemy.
  • 00:20:31.920 --> 00:20:33.789
  • You are your enemy. god has already said you're
  • 00:20:33.855 --> 00:20:35.190
  • God has already said you're blameless, you're without
  • 00:20:35.257 --> 00:20:36.591
  • Blameless, you're without fault.
  • 00:20:36.658 --> 00:20:37.559
  • Fault. get in agreement with him.
  • 00:20:37.626 --> 00:20:39.461
  • Get in agreement with him. nothing you've done has
  • 00:20:39.528 --> 00:20:40.896
  • Nothing you've done has stopped your destiny.
  • 00:20:40.962 --> 00:20:42.864
  • Stopped your destiny. jesus knew peter would deny
  • 00:20:42.931 --> 00:20:44.666
  • Jesus knew peter would deny him, yet he still chose him
  • 00:20:44.733 --> 00:20:46.535
  • Him, yet he still chose him as his disciple.
  • 00:20:46.601 --> 00:20:48.203
  • As his disciple. why didn't he just pick
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:48.970
  • Why didn't he just pick someone else?
  • 00:20:49.037 --> 00:20:50.138
  • Someone else? he knew he was going to
  • 00:20:50.205 --> 00:20:50.972
  • He knew he was going to fail; he knew he was hot
  • 00:20:51.039 --> 00:20:52.541
  • Fail; he knew he was hot tempered; he knew he used
  • 00:20:52.607 --> 00:20:53.642
  • Tempered; he knew he used bad language, but god
  • 00:20:53.709 --> 00:20:55.577
  • Bad language, but god doesn't disqualify you
  • 00:20:55.644 --> 00:20:57.312
  • Doesn't disqualify you because you have weaknesses.
  • 00:20:57.379 --> 00:20:59.047
  • Because you have weaknesses. if he did, none of us would
  • 00:20:59.114 --> 00:21:00.649
  • If he did, none of us would have a chance.
  • 00:21:00.716 --> 00:21:02.084
  • Have a chance. when jesus rose from the
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:03.185
  • When jesus rose from the dead, he told mary at the
  • 00:21:03.251 --> 00:21:05.187
  • Dead, he told mary at the tomb, go tell the disciples
  • 00:21:05.253 --> 00:21:07.689
  • Tomb, go tell the disciples he was alive and he
  • 00:21:07.756 --> 00:21:08.924
  • He was alive and he specifically said, tell
  • 00:21:08.990 --> 00:21:10.459
  • Specifically said, tell peter.
  • 00:21:10.525 --> 00:21:11.760
  • Peter. peter could have lived
  • 00:21:11.827 --> 00:21:12.494
  • Peter could have lived defeated, condemned, "what
  • 00:21:12.561 --> 00:21:14.129
  • Defeated, condemned, "what was wrong with me?"
  • 00:21:14.196 --> 00:21:15.530
  • Was wrong with me?" but he made this choice that
  • 00:21:15.597 --> 00:21:17.132
  • But he made this choice that we all have to make, he
  • 00:21:17.199 --> 00:21:18.600
  • We all have to make, he forgave himself, he had
  • 00:21:18.667 --> 00:21:20.469
  • Forgave himself, he had mercy on himself.
  • 00:21:20.535 --> 00:21:22.104
  • Mercy on himself. he didn't live looking in
  • 00:21:22.170 --> 00:21:23.538
  • He didn't live looking in the rearview mirror,
  • 00:21:23.605 --> 00:21:24.873
  • The rearview mirror, thinking about how he had
  • 00:21:24.940 --> 00:21:25.807
  • Thinking about how he had blown it.
  • 00:21:25.874 --> 00:21:27.075
  • Peter went on to give the
  • 00:21:27.175 --> 00:21:28.410
  • Peter went on to give the inaugural address when the
  • 00:21:28.477 --> 00:21:30.112
  • Inaugural address when the church was birthed, three
  • 00:21:30.178 --> 00:21:31.580
  • Church was birthed, three thousand people came to know
  • 00:21:31.646 --> 00:21:32.914
  • Thousand people came to know the lord.
  • 00:21:32.981 --> 00:21:34.216
  • The lord. all through the scripture
  • 00:21:34.282 --> 00:21:35.384
  • All through the scripture god used people that made
  • 00:21:35.450 --> 00:21:36.885
  • God used people that made mistakes.
  • 00:21:36.952 --> 00:21:38.186
  • Mistakes. abraham had a baby out of
  • 00:21:38.253 --> 00:21:39.688
  • Abraham had a baby out of wedlock, david took a man's
  • 00:21:39.755 --> 00:21:41.757
  • Wedlock, david took a man's wife and had the man killed,
  • 00:21:41.823 --> 00:21:44.025
  • Wife and had the man killed, jonah ran from god, wouldn't
  • 00:21:44.092 --> 00:21:45.894
  • Jonah ran from god, wouldn't go to the city of nineveh.
  • 00:21:45.961 --> 00:21:47.295
  • Go to the city of nineveh. what did god do, rescue him
  • 00:21:47.362 --> 00:21:49.197
  • What did god do, rescue him and send him to the city of
  • 00:21:49.264 --> 00:21:50.499
  • And send him to the city of nineveh.
  • 00:21:50.565 --> 00:21:51.533
  • Nineveh. god doesn't disqualify us.
  • 00:21:51.600 --> 00:21:52.901
  • God doesn't disqualify us. the mistake we make is we
  • 00:21:52.968 --> 00:21:55.303
  • The mistake we make is we disqualify ourselves.
  • 00:21:55.370 --> 00:21:57.506
  • Disqualify ourselves. when moses was on the mount
  • 00:21:57.572 --> 00:21:58.707
  • Sinai, receiving the ten
  • 00:21:58.807 --> 00:22:00.475
  • Sinai, receiving the ten commandments, he left his
  • 00:22:00.542 --> 00:22:01.943
  • Commandments, he left his brother aaron in charge of
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:03.478
  • Brother aaron in charge of the israelites.
  • 00:22:03.545 --> 00:22:04.846
  • The israelites. he was gone so long, the
  • 00:22:04.913 --> 00:22:06.448
  • He was gone so long, the people said, "we need a god
  • 00:22:06.515 --> 00:22:08.083
  • People said, "we need a god to worship."
  • 00:22:08.150 --> 00:22:09.518
  • To worship." aaron knew they worshipped
  • 00:22:09.584 --> 00:22:10.585
  • Aaron knew they worshipped jehovah.
  • 00:22:10.652 --> 00:22:11.586
  • Jehovah. he spoke for moses when he
  • 00:22:11.653 --> 00:22:13.088
  • He spoke for moses when he told pharaoh to let the
  • 00:22:13.155 --> 00:22:14.189
  • Told pharaoh to let the people go.
  • 00:22:14.256 --> 00:22:15.223
  • People go. he had seen god deliver them
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:16.558
  • He had seen god deliver them from slavery, part the red
  • 00:22:16.625 --> 00:22:18.126
  • From slavery, part the red sea.
  • 00:22:18.193 --> 00:22:19.060
  • Sea. but he told the people to
  • 00:22:19.127 --> 00:22:20.295
  • But he told the people to bring their gold, he melted
  • 00:22:20.362 --> 00:22:22.130
  • Bring their gold, he melted it down and they made a
  • 00:22:22.197 --> 00:22:23.298
  • It down and they made a golden calf.
  • 00:22:23.365 --> 00:22:24.666
  • Golden calf. the people started partying,
  • 00:22:24.733 --> 00:22:26.368
  • The people started partying, all kinds of revelry.
  • 00:22:26.435 --> 00:22:28.403
  • When moses came down the
  • 00:22:28.503 --> 00:22:29.538
  • When moses came down the mountain, he saw aaron andg,
  • 00:22:29.604 --> 00:22:31.706
  • Mountain, he saw aaron andg, all the people dancing
  • 00:22:31.773 --> 00:22:33.408
  • All the people dancing naked, worshipping that
  • 00:22:33.475 --> 00:22:35.010
  • Naked, worshipping that idol.
  • 00:22:35.076 --> 00:22:35.977
  • Idol. here he's up there having
  • 00:22:36.044 --> 00:22:36.878
  • Here he's up there having this holy moment and in a
  • 00:22:36.945 --> 00:22:38.447
  • This holy moment and in a few days the people have
  • 00:22:38.513 --> 00:22:39.781
  • Few days the people have already fallen away.
  • 00:22:39.848 --> 00:22:41.817
  • Already fallen away. you would think god would be
  • 00:22:41.883 --> 00:22:43.218
  • You would think god would be done with aaron.
  • 00:22:43.285 --> 00:22:44.653
  • Done with aaron. "if you can't lead my people
  • 00:22:44.719 --> 00:22:45.854
  • "if you can't lead my people for a couple of weeks, if
  • 00:22:45.921 --> 00:22:47.255
  • For a couple of weeks, if you're going to compromise
  • 00:22:47.322 --> 00:22:48.056
  • You're going to compromise that easily, give in to
  • 00:22:48.123 --> 00:22:49.357
  • That easily, give in to temptation, then good
  • 00:22:49.424 --> 00:22:50.625
  • Temptation, then good riddance."
  • 00:22:50.692 --> 00:22:51.593
  • But god doesn't write us
  • 00:22:51.693 --> 00:22:52.861
  • But god doesn't write us off.
  • 00:22:52.928 --> 00:22:53.762
  • Off. he chose aaron to be the
  • 00:22:53.829 --> 00:22:55.464
  • He chose aaron to be the first high priest.
  • 00:22:55.530 --> 00:22:57.499
  • First high priest. i can hear god saying to an
  • 00:22:57.566 --> 00:22:58.767
  • I can hear god saying to an angel, "you see that guy
  • 00:22:58.834 --> 00:23:00.101
  • Angel, "you see that guy down their dancing naked,
  • 00:23:00.168 --> 00:23:02.337
  • Down their dancing naked, the one that made the golden
  • 00:23:02.404 --> 00:23:03.538
  • The one that made the golden calf, he's going be the one
  • 00:23:03.605 --> 00:23:05.273
  • Calf, he's going be the one i choose to go in to the
  • 00:23:05.340 --> 00:23:06.875
  • I choose to go in to the holy of holies, the most
  • 00:23:06.942 --> 00:23:08.677
  • Holy of holies, the most sacred place of the temple."
  • 00:23:08.743 --> 00:23:11.079
  • Sacred place of the temple." don't judge your life based
  • 00:23:11.146 --> 00:23:12.781
  • Don't judge your life based off of one mistake, off of
  • 00:23:12.848 --> 00:23:14.549
  • Off of one mistake, off of one season where you gave in
  • 00:23:14.616 --> 00:23:15.917
  • One season where you gave in to temptation, one season
  • 00:23:15.984 --> 00:23:17.853
  • To temptation, one season where you compromised.
  • 00:23:17.919 --> 00:23:19.287
  • Where you compromised. that didn't stop your
  • 00:23:19.354 --> 00:23:20.121
  • That didn't stop your destiny.
  • 00:23:20.188 --> 00:23:21.189
  • Destiny. the only way it will hold
  • 00:23:21.256 --> 00:23:22.524
  • The only way it will hold you back is if you live
  • 00:23:22.591 --> 00:23:23.859
  • You back is if you live guilty, condemned, feeling
  • 00:23:23.925 --> 00:23:25.827
  • Guilty, condemned, feeling washed up.
  • 00:23:25.894 --> 00:23:27.062
  • Washed up. god has forgiven you, but
  • 00:23:27.128 --> 00:23:28.864
  • God has forgiven you, but you have to forgive
  • 00:23:28.930 --> 00:23:29.698
  • You have to forgive yourself.
  • 00:23:29.764 --> 00:23:30.899
  • Yourself. he's given you his mercy,
  • 00:23:30.966 --> 00:23:32.634
  • He's given you his mercy, but you have to have mercy
  • 00:23:32.701 --> 00:23:33.869
  • But you have to have mercy on yourself.
  • 00:23:33.935 --> 00:23:34.569
  • "joel, you don't know what i
  • 00:23:34.669 --> 00:23:37.539
  • "joel, you don't know what i did."
  • 00:23:37.606 --> 00:23:38.173
  • Did." you probably weren't dancing
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:39.307
  • You probably weren't dancing naked in public last week.
  • 00:23:39.374 --> 00:23:41.443
  • Naked in public last week. you probably weren't
  • 00:23:41.510 --> 00:23:42.244
  • You probably weren't worshipping a golden calf.
  • 00:23:42.310 --> 00:23:44.112
  • Worshipping a golden calf. why are you writing yourself
  • 00:23:44.179 --> 00:23:45.514
  • Why are you writing yourself off?
  • 00:23:45.580 --> 00:23:46.248
  • You don't know where god is
  • 00:23:46.348 --> 00:23:47.349
  • You don't know where god is taking you.
  • 00:23:47.415 --> 00:23:48.383
  • Taking you. who would of thought, aaron
  • 00:23:48.450 --> 00:23:49.784
  • Who would of thought, aaron would become the high
  • 00:23:49.851 --> 00:23:50.685
  • Would become the high priest, in a position of
  • 00:23:50.752 --> 00:23:52.320
  • Priest, in a position of honor and influence?
  • 00:23:52.387 --> 00:23:53.822
  • Honor and influence? god has something awesome
  • 00:23:53.889 --> 00:23:55.190
  • God has something awesome still in your future.
  • 00:23:55.257 --> 00:23:56.424
  • Still in your future. but here's the question, are
  • 00:23:56.491 --> 00:23:58.493
  • But here's the question, are you for you?
  • 00:23:58.560 --> 00:24:00.095
  • You for you? are you kind to yourself?
  • 00:24:00.161 --> 00:24:01.863
  • Are you kind to yourself? are you merciful to
  • 00:24:01.930 --> 00:24:02.797
  • Are you merciful to yourself?
  • 00:24:02.864 --> 00:24:03.798
  • Yourself? i know you love god, but do
  • 00:24:03.865 --> 00:24:05.534
  • I know you love god, but do you love yourself?
  • 00:24:05.600 --> 00:24:07.002
  • You love yourself? i know you'll forgive
  • 00:24:07.068 --> 00:24:07.869
  • I know you'll forgive others, but will you forgive
  • 00:24:07.936 --> 00:24:09.337
  • Others, but will you forgive yourself?
  • 00:24:09.404 --> 00:24:10.438
  • Yourself? i know you'll compliment
  • 00:24:10.505 --> 00:24:11.473
  • I know you'll compliment your friends, but will you
  • 00:24:11.540 --> 00:24:12.941
  • Your friends, but will you compliment yourself?
  • 00:24:13.008 --> 00:24:14.809
  • Compliment yourself? how much further will you go
  • 00:24:14.876 --> 00:24:16.645
  • How much further will you go if you'll stay positive
  • 00:24:16.711 --> 00:24:18.246
  • If you'll stay positive toward yourself?
  • 00:24:18.313 --> 00:24:19.881
  • Toward yourself? quit beating yourself up for
  • 00:24:19.948 --> 00:24:21.316
  • Quit beating yourself up for past mistakes, quit dwelling
  • 00:24:21.383 --> 00:24:23.084
  • Past mistakes, quit dwelling on your flaws, overanalyzing
  • 00:24:23.151 --> 00:24:25.186
  • On your flaws, overanalyzing your weaknesses.
  • 00:24:25.253 --> 00:24:25.787
  • Your weaknesses. you're not a finished
  • 00:24:25.854 --> 00:24:27.122
  • You're not a finished product.
  • 00:24:27.188 --> 00:24:27.689
  • Product. god is still working on you.
  • 00:24:27.756 --> 00:24:29.958
  • God is still working on you. i believe and declare today
  • 00:24:30.025 --> 00:24:32.060
  • I believe and declare today is a breakthrough day,
  • 00:24:32.127 --> 00:24:33.628
  • Is a breakthrough day, strongholds are coming down.
  • 00:24:33.695 --> 00:24:35.664
  • Strongholds are coming down. guilt is leaving, poor
  • 00:24:35.730 --> 00:24:37.265
  • Guilt is leaving, poor self-images are going.
  • 00:24:37.332 --> 00:24:38.900
  • Self-images are going. you are holy, you are
  • 00:24:38.967 --> 00:24:40.302
  • You are holy, you are blameless, you are without
  • 00:24:40.368 --> 00:24:41.870
  • Blameless, you are without fault.
  • 00:24:41.937 --> 00:24:42.637
  • Fault. get ready, you're about to
  • 00:24:42.704 --> 00:24:43.905
  • Get ready, you're about to rise higher, overcome
  • 00:24:43.972 --> 00:24:45.574
  • Rise higher, overcome obstacles, accomplish dreams
  • 00:24:45.640 --> 00:24:47.576
  • Obstacles, accomplish dreams and become everything god
  • 00:24:47.642 --> 00:24:49.210
  • And become everything god created you to be, in jesus'
  • 00:24:49.277 --> 00:24:51.413
  • Created you to be, in jesus' name.
  • 00:24:51.479 --> 00:24:52.013
  • Name. if you receive it, can you
  • 00:24:52.080 --> 00:24:53.381
  • If you receive it, can you say amen today?
  • 00:24:53.448 --> 00:24:54.683
  • Say amen today? i'd like to give you an
  • 00:24:54.749 --> 00:24:56.718
  • I'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus
  • 00:24:56.785 --> 00:24:58.320
  • Opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
  • 00:24:58.386 --> 00:24:59.788
  • The lord of your life. would you pray with me?
  • 00:24:59.854 --> 00:25:01.122
  • Would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i
  • 00:25:01.189 --> 00:25:03.491
  • Just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins.
  • 00:25:03.558 --> 00:25:05.727
  • Repent of my sins. come into my heart.
  • 00:25:05.794 --> 00:25:07.662
  • Come into my heart. i make you my lord and
  • 00:25:07.729 --> 00:25:08.964
  • I make you my lord and savior."
  • 00:25:09.030 --> 00:25:10.632
  • If you prayed that simple
  • 00:25:10.732 --> 00:25:11.566
  • If you prayed that simple prayer, we believe you got
  • 00:25:11.633 --> 00:25:12.867
  • Prayer, we believe you got born again.
  • 00:25:12.934 --> 00:25:14.002
  • Born again. we'd love to send you some
  • 00:25:14.069 --> 00:25:14.903
  • We'd love to send you some information on your new walk
  • 00:25:14.970 --> 00:25:16.338
  • Information on your new walk with the lord.
  • 00:25:16.404 --> 00:25:16.972
  • With the lord. just text the number on the
  • 00:25:17.038 --> 00:25:17.973
  • Just text the number on the screen or go to the website.
  • 00:25:18.039 --> 00:25:19.808
  • Screen or go to the website. i hope you'll get into a
  • 00:25:19.874 --> 00:25:21.376
  • I hope you'll get into a good bible-based church and
  • 00:25:21.443 --> 00:25:22.811
  • Good bible-based church and keep god first place.
  • 00:25:22.877 --> 00:25:24.779
  • Victoria and i will be right
  • 00:25:24.879 --> 00:25:25.680
  • Victoria and i will be right back to speak a blessing
  • 00:25:25.747 --> 00:25:26.948
  • Back to speak a blessing over you.
  • 00:25:27.015 --> 00:25:27.983
  • Your support of our ministry,
  • 00:25:28.917 --> 00:25:30.418
  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
  • 00:25:30.485 --> 00:25:31.586
  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
  • 00:25:31.653 --> 00:25:33.054
  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
  • 00:25:33.121 --> 00:25:35.256
  • New book, "your greater is coming".
  • 00:25:35.323 --> 00:25:35.890
  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
  • 00:25:35.957 --> 00:25:37.659
  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
  • 00:25:37.726 --> 00:25:39.494
  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
  • 00:25:39.561 --> 00:25:41.596
  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
  • 00:25:41.663 --> 00:25:44.065
  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
  • 00:25:44.132 --> 00:25:45.834
  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
  • 00:25:45.900 --> 00:25:46.868
  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
  • 00:25:46.935 --> 00:25:48.436
  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
  • 00:25:48.503 --> 00:25:49.938
  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
  • 00:25:50.005 --> 00:25:51.506
  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
  • 00:25:51.573 --> 00:25:53.274
  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
  • 00:25:53.341 --> 00:25:55.644
  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
  • 00:25:55.710 --> 00:25:56.678
  • Remain in the tree, sometimes for years.
  • 00:25:56.745 --> 00:25:58.213
  • Sometimes for years. then fire comes. the heat
  • 00:25:58.279 --> 00:26:00.248
  • Then fire comes. the heat opens the cones and out
  • 00:26:00.315 --> 00:26:01.750
  • Opens the cones and out pours these tiny little
  • 00:26:01.816 --> 00:26:03.284
  • Pours these tiny little seeds.
  • 00:26:03.351 --> 00:26:03.752
  • Seeds. in my new book, i'll
  • 00:26:03.818 --> 00:26:04.886
  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
  • 00:26:04.953 --> 00:26:05.854
  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
  • 00:26:05.920 --> 00:26:07.422
  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
  • 00:26:07.489 --> 00:26:08.757
  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
  • 00:26:08.823 --> 00:26:10.792
  • Life into new magnificent growth. i'll share how your
  • 00:26:10.859 --> 00:26:13.061
  • Growth. i'll share how your greater, better life is not
  • 00:26:13.128 --> 00:26:15.163
  • Greater, better life is not a distant possibility but
  • 00:26:15.230 --> 00:26:16.798
  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
  • 00:26:16.865 --> 00:26:18.433
  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
  • 00:26:18.500 --> 00:26:19.601
  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
  • 00:26:19.668 --> 00:26:20.869
  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
  • 00:26:20.935 --> 00:26:22.437
  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
  • 00:26:22.504 --> 00:26:23.772
  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
  • 00:26:23.838 --> 00:26:25.440
  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
  • 00:26:25.507 --> 00:26:26.775
  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
  • 00:26:26.841 --> 00:26:28.309
  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
  • 00:26:28.376 --> 00:26:30.345
  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
  • 00:26:30.412 --> 00:26:31.346
  • You up for something magnificent. your future
  • 00:26:31.413 --> 00:26:33.214
  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
  • 00:26:33.281 --> 00:26:34.916
  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
  • 00:26:34.983 --> 00:26:36.618
  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
  • 00:26:36.685 --> 00:26:38.486
  • Promising you your greater is coming.
  • 00:26:38.553 --> 00:26:39.654
  • Is coming. > anncr: request your copy
  • 00:26:39.721 --> 00:26:40.655
  • > anncr: request your copy of "your greater is coming"
  • 00:26:40.722 --> 00:26:41.756
  • Of "your greater is coming" today at joelosteen.com
  • 00:26:41.823 --> 00:26:44.159
  • Today at joelosteen.com or call 888-567-joel.
  • 00:26:44.225 --> 00:26:50.098
  • Or call 888-567-joel. >victoria: joel and i pray
  • 00:26:50.165 --> 00:26:50.799
  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
  • 00:26:50.865 --> 00:26:52.434
  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
  • 00:26:52.500 --> 00:26:53.334
  • And we are believing the best for you and your
  • 00:26:53.401 --> 00:26:54.502
  • Best for you and your family.
  • 00:26:54.569 --> 00:26:55.570
  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
  • 00:26:55.637 --> 00:26:56.237
  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
  • 00:26:56.304 --> 00:26:57.138
  • Your prayer and support of the ministry. we love you.
  • 00:26:57.205 --> 00:26:58.840
  • The ministry. we love you. believing 2022 will be a
  • 00:26:58.907 --> 00:27:00.241
  • Believing 2022 will be a bountiful year. till we
  • 00:27:00.308 --> 00:27:01.876
  • Bountiful year. till we meet again, may the lord
  • 00:27:01.943 --> 00:27:02.977
  • Meet again, may the lord bless you and keep you.
  • 00:27:03.044 --> 00:27:03.978
  • Bless you and keep you. may the lord show you
  • 00:27:04.045 --> 00:27:05.080
  • May the lord show you favor and have mercy on
  • 00:27:05.146 --> 00:27:06.281
  • Favor and have mercy on you. and may the lord
  • 00:27:06.347 --> 00:27:07.282
  • You. and may the lord watch over you and give
  • 00:27:07.348 --> 00:27:08.416
  • Watch over you and give you his peace.
  • 00:27:08.483 --> 00:27:11.186
  • > joel: hi! i'm with my
  • 00:27:11.286 --> 00:27:11.886
  • > joel: hi! i'm with my daughter, alexandra, and
  • 00:27:11.953 --> 00:27:12.887
  • Daughter, alexandra, and lakewood music has a new album
  • 00:27:12.987 --> 00:27:14.255
  • Lakewood music has a new album out.
  • 00:27:14.322 --> 00:27:15.457
  • Out. > alexandra: yes, it's called
  • 00:27:15.523 --> 00:27:16.191
  • > alexandra: yes, it's called shout! we are so proud of this
  • 00:27:16.291 --> 00:27:17.559
  • Shout! we are so proud of this new project. it's our most
  • 00:27:17.625 --> 00:27:18.793
  • New project. it's our most diverse collection of songs yet.
  • 00:27:18.860 --> 00:27:21.262
  • Diverse collection of songs yet. we hope it's going to inspire
  • 00:27:21.329 --> 00:27:22.030
  • We hope it's going to inspire you and encourage you.
  • 00:27:22.097 --> 00:27:23.665
  • You and encourage you. > joel: it's fantastic. it's the
  • 00:27:23.732 --> 00:27:24.632
  • > joel: it's fantastic. it's the songs we sing here at lakewood.
  • 00:27:24.699 --> 00:27:26.568
  • Songs we sing here at lakewood. i hope you'll download your
  • 00:27:26.634 --> 00:27:27.535
  • I hope you'll download your copy today!
  • 00:27:27.602 --> 00:27:28.803
  • Copy today! .
  • 00:27:28.870 --> 00:27:29.010