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November 30, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTOYOUR HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE
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  • YOUR HOMES, AND IF YOU'REEVER IN OUR AREA
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  • EVER IN OUR AREAPLEASE STOP BY AND BE
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BEA PART OF ONE
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  • A PART OF ONEOF THE SERVICES.
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  • OF THE SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOUFEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARD
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARDABOUT THESE THREE PASTORS
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  • ABOUT THESE THREE PASTORSTHAT WERE IN A BOAT FISHING
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  • THAT WERE IN A BOAT FISHINGTOGETHER ONE DAY AND ONE OF
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  • TOGETHER ONE DAY AND ONE OFTHEM SAID, "WE NEVER GET
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  • THEM SAID, "WE NEVER GETTO LET OUR HAIR DOWN.
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  • TO LET OUR HAIR DOWN.LET'S EACH TELL THE AREA THAT
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  • LET'S EACH TELL THE AREA THATWE STRUGGLE IN THE MOST SO WE
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  • WE STRUGGLE IN THE MOST SO WECAN PRAY FOR EACH OTHER."
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  • CAN PRAY FOR EACH OTHER."FIRST ONE SAID, "I HATE TO
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  • FIRST ONE SAID, "I HATE TOADMIT THIS BUT I HAVE
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  • ADMIT THIS BUT I HAVEA PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING.
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  • A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING.I SNEAK OUT A LOT OF NIGHTS
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  • I SNEAK OUT A LOT OF NIGHTSAND GO GAMBLE."
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  • AND GO GAMBLE."SECOND ONE SAID, "I HAVE
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  • SECOND ONE SAID, "I HAVEA PROBLEM WITH CHEATING.
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  • A PROBLEM WITH CHEATING.I HARDLY EVER PAY MY TAXES."
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  • I HARDLY EVER PAY MY TAXES."THE THIRD ONE JUST
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  • THE THIRD ONE JUSTSAT THERE SILENTLY.
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  • SAT THERE SILENTLY.THEY WAITED, WAITED, WAITED.
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  • THEY WAITED, WAITED, WAITED.HE WOULDN'T BUDGE.
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  • HE WOULDN'T BUDGE.THEY SAID, "WE'RE NOT LEAVING
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  • THEY SAID, "WE'RE NOT LEAVING'TIL YOU TELL US YOURS."
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  • 'TIL YOU TELL US YOURS."HE SAID, "ALL RIGHT,
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  • HE SAID, "ALL RIGHT,MY GREATEST SIN IS WITH
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  • MY GREATEST SIN IS WITHGOSSIPING AND I CAN'T WAIT
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  • GOSSIPING AND I CAN'T WAITTO GET OFF THIS BOAT."
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  • TO GET OFF THIS BOAT."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT:
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT:"THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • "THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO.
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  • I CAN DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,IN JESUS'S NAME."
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  • IN JESUS'S NAME."GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT, "UNDER CONSTRUCTION."
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  • ABOUT, "UNDER CONSTRUCTION."ONE TIME, VICTORIA AND I
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  • ONE TIME, VICTORIA AND IWERE BUILDING A HOUSE.
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  • WERE BUILDING A HOUSE.THE FOUNDATION WAS POURED,
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  • THE FOUNDATION WAS POURED,AND MOST OF THE FRAMING
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  • AND MOST OF THE FRAMINGWAS UP.
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  • WAS UP.THE ROOF WAS IN PLACE
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  • THE ROOF WAS IN PLACEBUT NO SHINGLES.
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  • BUT NO SHINGLES.THERE WAS A BIG STORM.
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  • THERE WAS A BIG STORM.IT RAINED ON AND OFF
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  • IT RAINED ON AND OFFFOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
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  • FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.WHEN IT CLEARED UP, WE WENT
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  • WHEN IT CLEARED UP, WE WENTOVER TO CHECK ON THE HOUSE.
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  • OVER TO CHECK ON THE HOUSE.IT WAS SO MESSY.
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  • IT WAS SO MESSY.THE LIVING ROOM WAS LOWER
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  • THE LIVING ROOM WAS LOWERTHAN THE OTHER ROOMS; IT HAD
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  • THAN THE OTHER ROOMS; IT HADABOUT A FOOT OF WATER IN IT,
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  • ABOUT A FOOT OF WATER IN IT,LIKE A DIRTY SWIMMING POOL.
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  • LIKE A DIRTY SWIMMING POOL.PLYWOOD WAS FLOATING.
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  • PLYWOOD WAS FLOATING.WORKERS HAD TRACKED MUD
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  • WORKERS HAD TRACKED MUDALL THROUGH THE HOUSE.
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  • ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE.OUTSIDE, THERE WAS TRASH
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  • OUTSIDE, THERE WAS TRASHPILED HIGH THAT
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  • PILED HIGH THATCOULDN'T BE PICKED UP
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  • COULDN'T BE PICKED UPBECAUSE OF ALL THE RAIN.
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  • BECAUSE OF ALL THE RAIN.LOOKED LIKE A DISASTER,
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  • LOOKED LIKE A DISASTER,DISORGANIZED,
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  • DISORGANIZED,THINGS OUT OF PLACE.
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  • THINGS OUT OF PLACE.WHAT'S INTERESTING
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  • WHAT'S INTERESTINGIS WE DIDN'T SAY,
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  • IS WE DIDN'T SAY,"LET'S STOP BUILDING.
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  • "LET'S STOP BUILDING.THIS PLACE IS SO MESSY.
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  • THIS PLACE IS SO MESSY.IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE
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  • IT'S NEVER GOING TO BEWHAT WE WANTED."
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  • WHAT WE WANTED."WE KNEW IT WAS ALL A PART
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  • WE KNEW IT WAS ALL A PARTOF THE PROCESS.
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  • OF THE PROCESS.YOU CAN'T HAVE A BEAUTIFUL
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  • YOU CAN'T HAVE A BEAUTIFULHOUSE WITHOUT RAIN, MUD,
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  • HOUSE WITHOUT RAIN, MUD,SHEETROCK DUST, PAINT THAT
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  • SHEETROCK DUST, PAINT THATDOESN'T SMELL GOOD.
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  • DOESN'T SMELL GOOD.IN THE SAME WAY, YOU HAVE TO
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, YOU HAVE TOSEE THE THINGS THAT ARE MESSY
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  • SEE THE THINGS THAT ARE MESSYIN YOUR LIFE, THE THINGS YOU
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  • IN YOUR LIFE, THE THINGS YOUSTRUGGLE WITH, THE THINGS
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  • STRUGGLE WITH, THE THINGSTHAT SEEM OUT OF PLACE, AS
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  • THAT SEEM OUT OF PLACE, ASSIMPLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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  • SIMPLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT GOING
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  • DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT GOINGTO WORK OUT.
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  • TO WORK OUT.THAT WATER IN YOUR LIVING
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  • THAT WATER IN YOUR LIVINGROOM, THE DISAPPOINTMENT, THE
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  • ROOM, THE DISAPPOINTMENT, THEBETRAYAL, THE DELAY, YOU MAY
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  • BETRAYAL, THE DELAY, YOU MAYNOT LIKE IT BUT IT'S ALL
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  • NOT LIKE IT BUT IT'S ALLA PART OF THE PROCESS.
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  • A PART OF THE PROCESS.YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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  • YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.YOU CAN'T BECOME ALL YOU
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  • YOU CAN'T BECOME ALL YOUWERE CREATED TO BE WITHOUT
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  • WERE CREATED TO BE WITHOUTSOME MESSY PLACES.
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  • SOME MESSY PLACES.TO THE UNTRAINED EYE, A
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  • TO THE UNTRAINED EYE, ACONSTRUCTION SITE CAN LOOK
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  • CONSTRUCTION SITE CAN LOOKDISORGANIZED, RANDOM,
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  • DISORGANIZED, RANDOM,BUT TO THE ARCHITECT IT'S
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  • BUT TO THE ARCHITECT IT'SNO BIG DEAL.
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  • NO BIG DEAL.THEY'RE NOT WORRIED.
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  • THEY'RE NOT WORRIED.THEY DREW THE PLANS.
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  • THEY DREW THE PLANS.THEY KNOW EXACTLY
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  • THEY KNOW EXACTLYWHERE IT'S GOING.
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  • WHERE IT'S GOING.YOUR ARCHITECT IS
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  • YOUR ARCHITECT ISTHE MOST HIGH GOD.
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  • THE MOST HIGH GOD.HE'S DESIGNED A SPECIFIC PLAN
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  • HE'S DESIGNED A SPECIFIC PLANFOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • FOR YOUR LIFE.THE GOOD NEWS IS THE MESSY
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THE MESSYPLACES CAN'T STOP
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  • PLACES CAN'T STOPYOUR DESTINY.
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  • YOUR DESTINY.THE DELAYS, THE THINGS YOU
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  • THE DELAYS, THE THINGS YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND, EVEN
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND, EVENTHE MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,
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  • THE MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,HE'S ALREADY TAKEN THEM
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  • HE'S ALREADY TAKEN THEMINTO ACCOUNT, AND YOU MAY
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  • INTO ACCOUNT, AND YOU MAYNOT SEE HOW YOUR DREAM
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  • NOT SEE HOW YOUR DREAMCOULD EVER WORK OUT.
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  • COULD EVER WORK OUT.YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE STUCK.
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  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE STUCK.GOD IS SAYING, "YOU'RE RIGHT
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  • GOD IS SAYING, "YOU'RE RIGHTON SCHEDULE.
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  • ON SCHEDULE.YOU'RE NOT A FINISHED
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  • YOU'RE NOT A FINISHEDPRODUCT.
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  • PRODUCT.I'M STILL WORKING ON YOU.
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  • I'M STILL WORKING ON YOU.WHAT I STARTED, I'M GOING
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  • WHAT I STARTED, I'M GOINGTO BRING TO COMPLETION."
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  • TO BRING TO COMPLETION."THE ACCUSER WILL WHISPER,
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  • THE ACCUSER WILL WHISPER,"NOT YOU.
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  • "NOT YOU.YOU HAVE TOO MANY FLAWS,
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  • YOU HAVE TOO MANY FLAWS,TOO MANY WEAKNESSES.
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  • TOO MANY WEAKNESSES.YOU'VE MADE
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  • YOU'VE MADETOO MANY MISTAKES."
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  • TOO MANY MISTAKES."JUST REMIND HIM,
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  • JUST REMIND HIM,"I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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  • "I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.I MAY HAVE SOME MESSY PLACES
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  • I MAY HAVE SOME MESSY PLACESBUT GOD'S NOT FINISHED
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  • BUT GOD'S NOT FINISHEDWITH ME."
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  • WITH ME."PAUL SAID IN EPHESIANS:
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  • PAUL SAID IN EPHESIANS:"YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE."
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  • "YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE."YOU MAY NOT BE THERE QUITE
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  • YOU MAY NOT BE THERE QUITEYET, BUT INSTEAD OF BEATING
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  • YET, BUT INSTEAD OF BEATINGYOURSELF UP, LIVING WITH
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  • YOURSELF UP, LIVING WITHTHAT NEGATIVE RECORDING,
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  • THAT NEGATIVE RECORDING,HOW YOU DON'T MEASURE UP,
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  • HOW YOU DON'T MEASURE UP,OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
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  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,"I'M A MASTERPIECE
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  • "I'M A MASTERPIECEIN THE MAKING."
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  • IN THE MAKING."WELL, YOU STILL STRUGGLE
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  • WELL, YOU STILL STRUGGLEWITH THAT ADDICTION.
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  • WITH THAT ADDICTION."YES, BUT I KNOW A SECRET:
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  • "YES, BUT I KNOW A SECRET:I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
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  • I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.GOD'S STILL WORKING ON ME."
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  • GOD'S STILL WORKING ON ME."YOU STILL HAVE THE TEMPER.
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  • YOU STILL HAVE THE TEMPER.YOU STILL SAY THINGS THAT YOU
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  • YOU STILL SAY THINGS THAT YOUSHOULDN'T.
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  • SHOULDN'T."YES, BUT I'M BETTER
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  • "YES, BUT I'M BETTERTHAN I WAS LAST YEAR.
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  • THAN I WAS LAST YEAR.I'M GROWING.
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  • I'M GROWING.I'M COMING UP HIGHER AND I
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  • I'M COMING UP HIGHER AND IKNOW THIS: WHAT GOD STARTED,
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  • KNOW THIS: WHAT GOD STARTED,HE'S GOING TO FINISH."
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  • HE'S GOING TO FINISH."YOU HAVE TO LOOK BEYOND THE
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  • YOU HAVE TO LOOK BEYOND THEMESS AND SEE THE MASTERPIECE.
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  • MESS AND SEE THE MASTERPIECE.GOD TOLD ABRAHAM THAT HE WAS
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  • GOD TOLD ABRAHAM THAT HE WASGOING TO HAVE A SON
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  • GOING TO HAVE A SONAND BECOME THE FATHER
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  • AND BECOME THE FATHEROF MANY NATIONS.
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  • OF MANY NATIONS.BUT HE AND HIS WIFE SARAH
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  • BUT HE AND HIS WIFE SARAHWERE TOO OLD, WAY PAST
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  • WERE TOO OLD, WAY PASTTHE CHILDBEARING YEARS.
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  • THE CHILDBEARING YEARS.THEY PRAYED, STOOD IN FAITH
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  • THEY PRAYED, STOOD IN FAITHFOR YEARS, STILL NO BABY.
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  • FOR YEARS, STILL NO BABY.SARAH SAID, "ABRAHAM,
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  • SARAH SAID, "ABRAHAM,I HAVE AN IDEA.
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  • I HAVE AN IDEA.WHY DON'T YOU SLEEP WITH
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  • WHY DON'T YOU SLEEP WITHTHE MAID AND MAYBE GOD
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  • THE MAID AND MAYBE GODWILL GIVE US THIS SON
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  • WILL GIVE US THIS SONTHAT HE PROMISED?"
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  • THAT HE PROMISED?"ABRAHAM DIDN'T EVEN HAVE
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  • ABRAHAM DIDN'T EVEN HAVETO PRAY ABOUT THIS ONE.
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  • TO PRAY ABOUT THIS ONE."NO PROBLEM, HONEY.
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  • "NO PROBLEM, HONEY.WHATEVER YOU SAY."
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  • WHATEVER YOU SAY."HE SLEPT WITH THE MAID.
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  • HE SLEPT WITH THE MAID.THEY HAD A SON THAT
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  • THEY HAD A SON THATTHEY NAMED ISHMAEL.
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  • THEY NAMED ISHMAEL.THEY WERE SO EXCITED.
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  • THEY WERE SO EXCITED.THEY FINALLY HAD THEIR BABY.
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  • THEY FINALLY HAD THEIR BABY.GOD SAID, "ABRAHAM, SARAH,
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  • GOD SAID, "ABRAHAM, SARAH,THAT IS NOT
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  • THAT IS NOTTHE PROMISED CHILD.
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  • THE PROMISED CHILD.THAT'S YOUR OWN DOING."
  • 00:05:01.481 --> 00:05:02.648
  • THAT'S YOUR OWN DOING."THIS CAUSED ALL KINDS OF
  • 00:05:02.648 --> 00:05:04.650
  • THIS CAUSED ALL KINDS OFSTRIFE AND DIVISION.
  • 00:05:04.650 --> 00:05:06.652
  • STRIFE AND DIVISION.SARAH GOT MAD AT ABRAHAM:
  • 00:05:06.652 --> 00:05:07.920
  • SARAH GOT MAD AT ABRAHAM:"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING,
  • 00:05:07.920 --> 00:05:09.489
  • "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING,SLEEPING WITH THE MAID?"
  • 00:05:09.489 --> 00:05:10.390
  • SLEEPING WITH THE MAID?"HE SAID, "WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
  • 00:05:10.390 --> 00:05:10.990
  • HE SAID, "WHAT DO YOU MEAN?YOU'RE THE ONE
  • 00:05:10.990 --> 00:05:11.991
  • YOU'RE THE ONETHAT TOLD ME TO DO IT."
  • 00:05:11.991 --> 00:05:12.859
  • THAT TOLD ME TO DO IT."SHE SAID, "I KNOW BUT YOU
  • 00:05:12.859 --> 00:05:13.493
  • SHE SAID, "I KNOW BUT YOUSHOULDN'T HAVE LISTENED
  • 00:05:13.493 --> 00:05:14.627
  • SHOULDN'T HAVE LISTENEDTO ME."
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  • TO ME."LORD, HELP ALL OF US MEN.
  • 00:05:16.062 --> 00:05:17.363
  • LORD, HELP ALL OF US MEN.ABRAHAM AND SARAH WERE
  • 00:05:17.363 --> 00:05:18.264
  • ABRAHAM AND SARAH WEREAT ODDS, ARGUING
  • 00:05:18.264 --> 00:05:19.699
  • AT ODDS, ARGUINGWITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:05:19.699 --> 00:05:21.401
  • WITH EACH OTHER.IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH,
  • 00:05:21.401 --> 00:05:22.902
  • IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH,SARAH WAS SO UPSET WITH THE
  • 00:05:22.902 --> 00:05:24.837
  • SARAH WAS SO UPSET WITH THEMAID, SHE GAVE ABRAHAM AN
  • 00:05:24.837 --> 00:05:26.472
  • MAID, SHE GAVE ABRAHAM ANULTIMATUM: "EITHER THE MAID
  • 00:05:26.472 --> 00:05:28.274
  • ULTIMATUM: "EITHER THE MAIDIS LEAVING OR I'M LEAVING,
  • 00:05:28.274 --> 00:05:29.041
  • IS LEAVING OR I'M LEAVING,BUT WE'RE NOT STAYING
  • 00:05:29.041 --> 00:05:30.376
  • BUT WE'RE NOT STAYINGHERE TOGETHER."
  • 00:05:30.376 --> 00:05:32.445
  • HERE TOGETHER."ABRAHAM FELT BADLY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:05:32.445 --> 00:05:33.780
  • ABRAHAM FELT BADLY ABOUT IT.THE MAID HADN'T DONE ANYTHING
  • 00:05:33.780 --> 00:05:35.014
  • THE MAID HADN'T DONE ANYTHINGWRONG YET HE HAD
  • 00:05:35.014 --> 00:05:37.550
  • WRONG YET HE HADTO SEND HER AND HIS SON OUT
  • 00:05:37.550 --> 00:05:39.051
  • TO SEND HER AND HIS SON OUTINTO THE DESERT.
  • 00:05:39.051 --> 00:05:40.787
  • INTO THE DESERT.NOW, ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER
  • 00:05:40.787 --> 00:05:42.021
  • NOW, ABRAHAM IS THE FATHEROF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:05:42.021 --> 00:05:43.489
  • OF OUR FAITH.YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED
  • 00:05:43.489 --> 00:05:44.957
  • YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSEDTO FIND A MORE DYSFUNCTIONAL
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  • TO FIND A MORE DYSFUNCTIONALFAMILY THAN THEM.
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  • FAMILY THAN THEM.HE WAS IN A MESSY PLACE,
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  • HE WAS IN A MESSY PLACE,HAD A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK.
  • 00:05:50.229 --> 00:05:51.097
  • HAD A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK.STRIFE, TROUBLE,
  • 00:05:51.097 --> 00:05:52.598
  • STRIFE, TROUBLE,DIVISION IN HIS HOUSE.
  • 00:05:52.598 --> 00:05:53.599
  • DIVISION IN HIS HOUSE.MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:05:53.599 --> 00:05:55.001
  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVEWRITTEN THEM OFF, THOUGHT,
  • 00:05:55.001 --> 00:05:56.636
  • WRITTEN THEM OFF, THOUGHT,"IT'S TOO LATE FOR YOU GUYS.
  • 00:05:56.636 --> 00:05:58.871
  • "IT'S TOO LATE FOR YOU GUYS.YOU NEED TO BE ON REALITY TV,
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  • YOU NEED TO BE ON REALITY TV,'REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE
  • 00:06:00.039 --> 00:06:01.541
  • 'REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THEBIBLE,' YOU'VE GOT SO MUCH
  • 00:06:01.541 --> 00:06:03.776
  • BIBLE,' YOU'VE GOT SO MUCHDRAMA IN YOUR HOUSE."
  • 00:06:03.776 --> 00:06:05.545
  • DRAMA IN YOUR HOUSE."GOD LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID,
  • 00:06:05.545 --> 00:06:07.213
  • GOD LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID,"UNDER CONSTRUCTION."
  • 00:06:07.213 --> 00:06:09.148
  • "UNDER CONSTRUCTION."THE MESSY PLACES ARE ALL
  • 00:06:09.148 --> 00:06:11.050
  • THE MESSY PLACES ARE ALLA PART OF THE PROCESS.
  • 00:06:11.050 --> 00:06:12.718
  • A PART OF THE PROCESS.IT MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE,
  • 00:06:12.718 --> 00:06:14.220
  • IT MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE,YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:06:14.220 --> 00:06:14.921
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.YOU MAY HAVE BROUGHT
  • 00:06:14.921 --> 00:06:16.556
  • YOU MAY HAVE BROUGHTTHE TROUBLE ON YOURSELF.
  • 00:06:16.556 --> 00:06:17.657
  • THE TROUBLE ON YOURSELF.BUT IT'S NOT A SURPRISE
  • 00:06:17.657 --> 00:06:18.691
  • BUT IT'S NOT A SURPRISETO GOD.
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  • TO GOD.WHEN HE DESIGNED YOUR PLAN,
  • 00:06:20.560 --> 00:06:22.762
  • WHEN HE DESIGNED YOUR PLAN,HE TOOK THAT INTO ACCOUNT.
  • 00:06:22.762 --> 00:06:24.564
  • HE TOOK THAT INTO ACCOUNT.DESPITE THEIR WRONG CHOICES,
  • 00:06:24.564 --> 00:06:26.566
  • DESPITE THEIR WRONG CHOICES,DESPITE THEIR DYSFUNCTION, AT
  • 00:06:26.566 --> 00:06:28.768
  • DESPITE THEIR DYSFUNCTION, AT90 YEARS OF AGE, GOD CAUSED
  • 00:06:28.768 --> 00:06:30.236
  • 90 YEARS OF AGE, GOD CAUSEDSARAH TO CONCEIVE
  • 00:06:30.236 --> 00:06:31.704
  • SARAH TO CONCEIVEAND GIVE BIRTH TO ISAAC,
  • 00:06:31.704 --> 00:06:33.506
  • AND GIVE BIRTH TO ISAAC,THE PROMISED CHILD.
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  • THE PROMISED CHILD.IF ABRAHAM AND SARAH SAW
  • 00:06:35.541 --> 00:06:37.109
  • IF ABRAHAM AND SARAH SAWTHEIR PROMISE COME TO PASS
  • 00:06:37.109 --> 00:06:39.145
  • THEIR PROMISE COME TO PASSAFTER ALL THAT MESS, WHAT
  • 00:06:39.145 --> 00:06:40.980
  • AFTER ALL THAT MESS, WHATMAKES YOU THINK GOD IS NOT
  • 00:06:40.980 --> 00:06:42.215
  • MAKES YOU THINK GOD IS NOTGOING TO BRING TO PASS WHAT
  • 00:06:42.215 --> 00:06:43.916
  • GOING TO BRING TO PASS WHATHE'S PROMISED YOU?
  • 00:06:43.916 --> 00:06:45.084
  • HE'S PROMISED YOU?"WELL, JOEL, MY SITUATION
  • 00:06:45.084 --> 00:06:45.718
  • "WELL, JOEL, MY SITUATIONIS TOO MESSY."
  • 00:06:45.718 --> 00:06:47.153
  • IS TOO MESSY."IT COULDN'T BE ANY MESSIER
  • 00:06:47.153 --> 00:06:48.354
  • IT COULDN'T BE ANY MESSIERTHAN THEIRS.
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  • THAN THEIRS."WELL, I HAVE WATER
  • 00:06:49.055 --> 00:06:50.089
  • "WELL, I HAVE WATERIN MY LIVING ROOM,
  • 00:06:50.089 --> 00:06:51.257
  • IN MY LIVING ROOM,MUD ON MY FLOORS."
  • 00:06:51.257 --> 00:06:52.692
  • MUD ON MY FLOORS."YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:06:52.692 --> 00:06:54.193
  • YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.THAT'S A PART OF THE PROCESS.
  • 00:06:54.193 --> 00:06:56.028
  • THAT'S A PART OF THE PROCESS.IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT GOD IS
  • 00:06:56.028 --> 00:06:57.163
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT GOD ISNOT GOING TO FINISH WHAT
  • 00:06:57.163 --> 00:06:58.564
  • NOT GOING TO FINISH WHATHE'S STARTED.
  • 00:06:58.564 --> 00:06:59.999
  • HE'S STARTED.HERE'S HOW AMAZING GOD IS.
  • 00:06:59.999 --> 00:07:01.334
  • HERE'S HOW AMAZING GOD IS.IT SAYS IN ROMANS THAT
  • 00:07:01.334 --> 00:07:03.236
  • IT SAYS IN ROMANS THATABRAHAM DID NOT WAVER
  • 00:07:03.236 --> 00:07:04.804
  • ABRAHAM DID NOT WAVERIN HIS FAITH.
  • 00:07:04.804 --> 00:07:06.572
  • IN HIS FAITH.HAVING A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK?
  • 00:07:06.572 --> 00:07:08.241
  • HAVING A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK?TO ME, THAT'S WAVERING.
  • 00:07:08.241 --> 00:07:09.308
  • TO ME, THAT'S WAVERING.BEING IMPATIENT, TRYING TO
  • 00:07:09.308 --> 00:07:10.843
  • BEING IMPATIENT, TRYING TOMAKE THINGS HAPPEN IN YOUR
  • 00:07:10.843 --> 00:07:12.245
  • MAKE THINGS HAPPEN IN YOUROWN STRENGTH, HAVING TO KICK
  • 00:07:12.245 --> 00:07:13.946
  • OWN STRENGTH, HAVING TO KICKSOMEBODY OUT OF YOUR HOUSE?
  • 00:07:13.946 --> 00:07:15.548
  • SOMEBODY OUT OF YOUR HOUSE?THAT SEEMS LIKE WAVERING.
  • 00:07:15.548 --> 00:07:16.883
  • THAT SEEMS LIKE WAVERING.BUT GOD DOES NOT SEE THE
  • 00:07:16.883 --> 00:07:18.384
  • BUT GOD DOES NOT SEE THECONSTRUCTION PROCESS
  • 00:07:18.384 --> 00:07:19.785
  • CONSTRUCTION PROCESSAS WAVERING.
  • 00:07:19.785 --> 00:07:21.587
  • AS WAVERING.THE MISTAKES ABRAHAM MADE,
  • 00:07:21.587 --> 00:07:23.656
  • THE MISTAKES ABRAHAM MADE,THE STRIFE, THE DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:07:23.656 --> 00:07:24.724
  • THE STRIFE, THE DYSFUNCTION.GOD DIDN'T HOLD THAT
  • 00:07:24.724 --> 00:07:25.758
  • GOD DIDN'T HOLD THATAGAINST HIM.
  • 00:07:25.758 --> 00:07:27.860
  • AGAINST HIM.IN FACT, GOD CALLED ABRAHAM
  • 00:07:27.860 --> 00:07:29.962
  • IN FACT, GOD CALLED ABRAHAMA HERO OF FAITH.
  • 00:07:29.962 --> 00:07:30.997
  • A HERO OF FAITH.WHY DON'T YOU QUIT BEATING
  • 00:07:30.997 --> 00:07:32.532
  • WHY DON'T YOU QUIT BEATINGYOURSELF UP BECAUSE YOU'RE
  • 00:07:32.532 --> 00:07:34.066
  • YOURSELF UP BECAUSE YOU'REUNDER CONSTRUCTION?
  • 00:07:34.066 --> 00:07:35.101
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION?WHEN GOD BRINGS YOU TO
  • 00:07:35.101 --> 00:07:37.003
  • WHEN GOD BRINGS YOU TOCOMPLETION, WHEN HE DELIVERS
  • 00:07:37.003 --> 00:07:38.404
  • COMPLETION, WHEN HE DELIVERSYOU FROM THE ADDICTION, WHEN
  • 00:07:38.404 --> 00:07:40.473
  • YOU FROM THE ADDICTION, WHENHE TURNS YOUR FAMILY AROUND,
  • 00:07:40.473 --> 00:07:41.541
  • HE TURNS YOUR FAMILY AROUND,HE'S NOT GOING TO REMEMBER
  • 00:07:41.541 --> 00:07:42.808
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO REMEMBERYOUR WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:07:42.808 --> 00:07:43.876
  • YOUR WEAKNESSES.HE'S NOT GOING TO BRING UP
  • 00:07:43.876 --> 00:07:46.312
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO BRING UPPAST MISTAKES AND FAILURES.
  • 00:07:46.312 --> 00:07:47.380
  • PAST MISTAKES AND FAILURES.GOD KNOWS WHEN
  • 00:07:47.380 --> 00:07:49.181
  • GOD KNOWS WHENWE'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION,
  • 00:07:49.181 --> 00:07:51.050
  • WE'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION,WE ALL HAVE MESSY PLACES.
  • 00:07:51.050 --> 00:07:52.552
  • WE ALL HAVE MESSY PLACES.WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.
  • 00:07:52.552 --> 00:07:53.452
  • WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.WE ALL HAVE THINGS TO
  • 00:07:53.452 --> 00:07:55.388
  • WE ALL HAVE THINGS TOOVERCOME BUT THAT IS NOT
  • 00:07:55.388 --> 00:07:56.789
  • OVERCOME BUT THAT IS NOTGOING TO KEEP YOU FROM
  • 00:07:56.789 --> 00:07:58.558
  • GOING TO KEEP YOU FROMBECOMING A MASTERPIECE.
  • 00:07:58.558 --> 00:07:59.525
  • BECOMING A MASTERPIECE.IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:07:59.525 --> 00:08:01.727
  • IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.BUT ONE OF THE WORST MISTAKES
  • 00:08:01.727 --> 00:08:03.329
  • BUT ONE OF THE WORST MISTAKESWE COULD MAKE IS TO GO
  • 00:08:03.329 --> 00:08:04.297
  • WE COULD MAKE IS TO GOTHROUGH LIFE AGAINST
  • 00:08:04.297 --> 00:08:05.998
  • THROUGH LIFE AGAINSTOURSELVES, FOCUSED ON OUR
  • 00:08:05.998 --> 00:08:07.567
  • OURSELVES, FOCUSED ON OURFAILURES, ON THE TIMES WE
  • 00:08:07.567 --> 00:08:09.936
  • FAILURES, ON THE TIMES WEBLEW IT, THE TIMES WE FAILED.
  • 00:08:09.936 --> 00:08:11.370
  • BLEW IT, THE TIMES WE FAILED.YOU HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE AND
  • 00:08:11.370 --> 00:08:13.072
  • YOU HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE ANDCIRCUMSTANCES ALREADY
  • 00:08:13.072 --> 00:08:14.106
  • CIRCUMSTANCES ALREADYAGAINST YOU,
  • 00:08:14.106 --> 00:08:16.075
  • AGAINST YOU,DON'T BE AGAINST YOURSELF.
  • 00:08:16.075 --> 00:08:18.010
  • DON'T BE AGAINST YOURSELF.YOU HAVE TO BE AT PEACE WITH
  • 00:08:18.010 --> 00:08:20.079
  • YOU HAVE TO BE AT PEACE WITHBEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:08:20.079 --> 00:08:20.947
  • BEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME
  • 00:08:20.947 --> 00:08:22.748
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOMEMESSY PLACES, SOME THINGS YOU
  • 00:08:22.748 --> 00:08:24.116
  • MESSY PLACES, SOME THINGS YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:08:24.116 --> 00:08:25.084
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND,SOME WEAKNESSES THAT
  • 00:08:25.084 --> 00:08:26.852
  • SOME WEAKNESSES THATYOU HAVEN'T OVERCOME.
  • 00:08:26.852 --> 00:08:28.054
  • YOU HAVEN'T OVERCOME.THE ACCUSER WILL WORK
  • 00:08:28.054 --> 00:08:29.855
  • THE ACCUSER WILL WORKOVERTIME, REMINDING YOU OF
  • 00:08:29.855 --> 00:08:31.524
  • OVERTIME, REMINDING YOU OFEVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE WRONG,
  • 00:08:31.524 --> 00:08:32.124
  • EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE WRONG,HOW YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:08:32.124 --> 00:08:33.759
  • HOW YOU'RE NOT GOINGTO REACH YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:08:33.759 --> 00:08:34.794
  • TO REACH YOUR DESTINY.INSTEAD OF BELIEVING THOSE
  • 00:08:34.794 --> 00:08:36.762
  • INSTEAD OF BELIEVING THOSELIES, GOING AROUND GUILTY,
  • 00:08:36.762 --> 00:08:38.097
  • LIES, GOING AROUND GUILTY,NO PASSION, WHY DON'T YOU
  • 00:08:38.097 --> 00:08:39.265
  • NO PASSION, WHY DON'T YOUTURN IT AROUND?
  • 00:08:39.265 --> 00:08:40.833
  • TURN IT AROUND?FATHER, THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:08:40.833 --> 00:08:42.568
  • FATHER, THANK YOU THAT YOU'RESTILL WORKING ON ME.
  • 00:08:42.568 --> 00:08:44.470
  • STILL WORKING ON ME.I KNOW THIS MESS IS A SIGN
  • 00:08:44.470 --> 00:08:46.105
  • I KNOW THIS MESS IS A SIGNTHAT I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:08:46.105 --> 00:08:47.707
  • THAT I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION.JUST LIKE WITH ABRAHAM,
  • 00:08:47.707 --> 00:08:49.375
  • JUST LIKE WITH ABRAHAM,DESPITE MY SHORTCOMINGS,
  • 00:08:49.375 --> 00:08:50.943
  • DESPITE MY SHORTCOMINGS,DESPITE MY FAILURES, YOU'RE
  • 00:08:50.943 --> 00:08:52.345
  • DESPITE MY FAILURES, YOU'RESTILL GOING TO GET ME TO
  • 00:08:52.345 --> 00:08:53.879
  • STILL GOING TO GET ME TOWHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:08:53.879 --> 00:08:55.514
  • WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.WHEN YOU LIVE LIKE THAT, GOD
  • 00:08:55.514 --> 00:08:57.016
  • WHEN YOU LIVE LIKE THAT, GODWILL SAY ABOUT YOU WHAT HE
  • 00:08:57.016 --> 00:08:58.818
  • WILL SAY ABOUT YOU WHAT HESAID ABOUT ABRAHAM: YOU DID
  • 00:08:58.818 --> 00:09:01.053
  • SAID ABOUT ABRAHAM: YOU DIDNOT WAVER IN YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:09:01.053 --> 00:09:02.622
  • NOT WAVER IN YOUR FAITH.WE SEE THIS WITH PETER,
  • 00:09:02.622 --> 00:09:03.856
  • WE SEE THIS WITH PETER,ONE OF JESUS'S DISCIPLES.
  • 00:09:03.856 --> 00:09:05.491
  • ONE OF JESUS'S DISCIPLES.HE WAS HOT-TEMPERED,
  • 00:09:05.491 --> 00:09:07.026
  • HE WAS HOT-TEMPERED,HE USED BAD LANGUAGE.
  • 00:09:07.026 --> 00:09:08.194
  • HE USED BAD LANGUAGE.ONE TIME HE GOT ANGRY
  • 00:09:08.194 --> 00:09:10.463
  • ONE TIME HE GOT ANGRYAND CUT OFF A SOLDIER'S EAR.
  • 00:09:10.463 --> 00:09:11.430
  • AND CUT OFF A SOLDIER'S EAR.ONE MOMENT HE WAS
  • 00:09:11.430 --> 00:09:12.698
  • ONE MOMENT HE WASDEFENDING JESUS,
  • 00:09:12.698 --> 00:09:14.266
  • DEFENDING JESUS,A MAN OF GREAT COURAGE.
  • 00:09:14.266 --> 00:09:15.835
  • A MAN OF GREAT COURAGE.ANOTHER MOMENT HE WAS DENYING
  • 00:09:15.835 --> 00:09:17.403
  • ANOTHER MOMENT HE WAS DENYINGJESUS, SWEARING TO
  • 00:09:17.403 --> 00:09:18.571
  • JESUS, SWEARING TOTHE AUTHORITIES THAT HE
  • 00:09:18.571 --> 00:09:19.905
  • THE AUTHORITIES THAT HEDIDN'T KNOW HIM.
  • 00:09:19.905 --> 00:09:20.740
  • DIDN'T KNOW HIM.PEOPLE COULD HAVE LOOKED AT
  • 00:09:20.740 --> 00:09:22.441
  • PEOPLE COULD HAVE LOOKED ATHIM, "PETER, YOU'RE A MESS.
  • 00:09:22.441 --> 00:09:23.776
  • HIM, "PETER, YOU'RE A MESS.YOU HAVE ISSUES."
  • 00:09:23.776 --> 00:09:25.244
  • YOU HAVE ISSUES."GOD LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID,
  • 00:09:25.244 --> 00:09:26.979
  • GOD LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID,"UNDER CONSTRUCTION."
  • 00:09:26.979 --> 00:09:28.314
  • "UNDER CONSTRUCTION."THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOW
  • 00:09:28.314 --> 00:09:30.383
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOWPEOPLE SAW HIM AND HOW GOD
  • 00:09:30.383 --> 00:09:33.252
  • PEOPLE SAW HIM AND HOW GODSAW HIM IS GOD HAD THE PLANS.
  • 00:09:33.252 --> 00:09:34.453
  • SAW HIM IS GOD HAD THE PLANS.GOD COULD SEE WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:09:34.453 --> 00:09:35.955
  • GOD COULD SEE WHAT HE WASGOING TO BECOME.
  • 00:09:35.955 --> 00:09:37.456
  • GOING TO BECOME.PEOPLE JUST SAW HIS FLAWS,
  • 00:09:37.456 --> 00:09:38.357
  • PEOPLE JUST SAW HIS FLAWS,HIS HOT TEMPER,
  • 00:09:38.357 --> 00:09:40.159
  • HIS HOT TEMPER,HIS INSTABILITY.
  • 00:09:40.159 --> 00:09:41.961
  • HIS INSTABILITY.THIS IS WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:09:41.961 --> 00:09:43.562
  • THIS IS WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANTTHAT WE DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE,
  • 00:09:43.562 --> 00:09:44.997
  • THAT WE DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE,DON'T WRITE ANYBODY OFF.
  • 00:09:44.997 --> 00:09:46.532
  • DON'T WRITE ANYBODY OFF.WE CAN'T SEE THEIR PLANS.
  • 00:09:46.532 --> 00:09:47.466
  • WE CAN'T SEE THEIR PLANS.WE DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD
  • 00:09:47.466 --> 00:09:49.435
  • WE DON'T KNOW WHAT GODHAS DESIGNED FOR THEM.
  • 00:09:49.435 --> 00:09:50.436
  • HAS DESIGNED FOR THEM.WE SEE PEOPLE THAT MAKE
  • 00:09:50.436 --> 00:09:52.338
  • WE SEE PEOPLE THAT MAKEMISTAKES, HAVE WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:09:52.338 --> 00:09:53.239
  • MISTAKES, HAVE WEAKNESSES.WE THINK, "BOY, THEY'RE NEVER
  • 00:09:53.239 --> 00:09:54.707
  • WE THINK, "BOY, THEY'RE NEVERGOING TO GET IT TOGETHER."
  • 00:09:54.707 --> 00:09:56.075
  • GOING TO GET IT TOGETHER."WE DON'T REALIZE THEY'RE
  • 00:09:56.075 --> 00:09:57.777
  • WE DON'T REALIZE THEY'REUNDER CONSTRUCTION; GOD'S
  • 00:09:57.777 --> 00:09:59.445
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION; GOD'SSTILL WORKING ON THEM.
  • 00:09:59.445 --> 00:10:00.813
  • STILL WORKING ON THEM.I HAVE ENOUGH WEAKNESSES
  • 00:10:00.813 --> 00:10:02.381
  • I HAVE ENOUGH WEAKNESSESOF MY OWN TO DEAL WITH;
  • 00:10:02.381 --> 00:10:03.482
  • OF MY OWN TO DEAL WITH;I DON'T HAVE TIME
  • 00:10:03.482 --> 00:10:04.617
  • I DON'T HAVE TIMETO JUDGE SOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:10:04.617 --> 00:10:06.485
  • TO JUDGE SOMEBODY ELSEFOR THEIR WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:10:06.485 --> 00:10:07.687
  • FOR THEIR WEAKNESSES.BUT I LOVE THE FACT THAT
  • 00:10:07.687 --> 00:10:10.122
  • BUT I LOVE THE FACT THATJESUS CHOSE PETER EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:10:10.122 --> 00:10:11.857
  • JESUS CHOSE PETER EVEN THOUGHHE KNEW HE WAS HOT-TEMPERED.
  • 00:10:11.857 --> 00:10:13.259
  • HE KNEW HE WAS HOT-TEMPERED.HE KNEW HE WAS IMPATIENT.
  • 00:10:13.259 --> 00:10:14.527
  • HE KNEW HE WAS IMPATIENT.HE KNEW HE USED BAD LANGUAGE.
  • 00:10:14.527 --> 00:10:16.362
  • HE KNEW HE USED BAD LANGUAGE.HE DIDN'T CHOOSE HIM BECAUSE
  • 00:10:16.362 --> 00:10:18.431
  • HE DIDN'T CHOOSE HIM BECAUSEHE WAS PERFECT; HE CHOSE HIM
  • 00:10:18.431 --> 00:10:19.999
  • HE WAS PERFECT; HE CHOSE HIMBECAUSE HE HAD THE BLUEPRINT.
  • 00:10:19.999 --> 00:10:21.167
  • BECAUSE HE HAD THE BLUEPRINT.HE KNEW HE WASN'T
  • 00:10:21.167 --> 00:10:22.635
  • HE KNEW HE WASN'TA FINISHED PRODUCT.
  • 00:10:22.635 --> 00:10:24.437
  • A FINISHED PRODUCT.PETER ENDED UP BECOMING ONE
  • 00:10:24.437 --> 00:10:25.871
  • PETER ENDED UP BECOMING ONEOF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL
  • 00:10:25.871 --> 00:10:27.707
  • OF THE MOST INFLUENTIALRESPECTED LEADERS.
  • 00:10:27.707 --> 00:10:28.808
  • RESPECTED LEADERS.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:10:28.808 --> 00:10:30.776
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?WHERE YOU ARE NOW IS NOT
  • 00:10:30.776 --> 00:10:32.511
  • WHERE YOU ARE NOW IS NOTNECESSARILY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:10:32.511 --> 00:10:34.080
  • NECESSARILY IMPORTANT.IT'S WHERE YOU'RE GOING.
  • 00:10:34.080 --> 00:10:35.047
  • IT'S WHERE YOU'RE GOING.THAT MESS DID
  • 00:10:35.047 --> 00:10:36.749
  • THAT MESS DIDNOT DISQUALIFY YOU.
  • 00:10:36.749 --> 00:10:38.217
  • NOT DISQUALIFY YOU.THE MESS MEANS YOU'RE
  • 00:10:38.217 --> 00:10:39.819
  • THE MESS MEANS YOU'REUNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:10:39.819 --> 00:10:41.387
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION.WHEN YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:10:41.387 --> 00:10:42.088
  • WHEN YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLETHAT LOOK LIKE THEY
  • 00:10:42.088 --> 00:10:43.522
  • THAT LOOK LIKE THEYHAVE IT ALL TOGETHER,
  • 00:10:43.522 --> 00:10:45.257
  • HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER,DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF.
  • 00:10:45.257 --> 00:10:46.492
  • DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF.EVERYONE IS UNDER
  • 00:10:46.492 --> 00:10:48.661
  • EVERYONE IS UNDERCONSTRUCTION IN SOME AREA.
  • 00:10:48.661 --> 00:10:49.395
  • CONSTRUCTION IN SOME AREA.WE ALL HAVE SOME
  • 00:10:49.395 --> 00:10:50.730
  • WE ALL HAVE SOMEMESSY PLACES.
  • 00:10:50.730 --> 00:10:51.864
  • MESSY PLACES.HERE'S THE POINT.
  • 00:10:51.864 --> 00:10:53.132
  • HERE'S THE POINT.LET GOD MAKE YOU
  • 00:10:53.132 --> 00:10:54.433
  • LET GOD MAKE YOUAND MOLD YOU.
  • 00:10:54.433 --> 00:10:56.001
  • AND MOLD YOU.STAY PLIABLE.
  • 00:10:56.001 --> 00:10:57.536
  • STAY PLIABLE.WE SHOULD BE BETTER THIS YEAR
  • 00:10:57.536 --> 00:10:59.305
  • WE SHOULD BE BETTER THIS YEARTHAN WE WERE LAST YEAR.
  • 00:10:59.305 --> 00:11:00.539
  • THAN WE WERE LAST YEAR.DON'T LET THE MESS BECOME
  • 00:11:00.539 --> 00:11:02.508
  • DON'T LET THE MESS BECOMEPERMANENT, THE ADDICTION,
  • 00:11:02.508 --> 00:11:03.275
  • PERMANENT, THE ADDICTION,THE HOT TEMPER,
  • 00:11:03.275 --> 00:11:04.677
  • THE HOT TEMPER,THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE.
  • 00:11:04.677 --> 00:11:06.779
  • THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE.THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:11:06.779 --> 00:11:08.047
  • THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE.KEEP GROWING.
  • 00:11:08.047 --> 00:11:09.048
  • KEEP GROWING.KEEP RESISTING
  • 00:11:09.048 --> 00:11:10.049
  • KEEP RESISTINGTHE TEMPTATION.
  • 00:11:10.049 --> 00:11:11.016
  • THE TEMPTATION.KEEP SAYING NO
  • 00:11:11.016 --> 00:11:12.752
  • KEEP SAYING NOTO CARNAL DESIRES.
  • 00:11:12.752 --> 00:11:14.286
  • TO CARNAL DESIRES.EVERY TIME YOU DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:11:14.286 --> 00:11:16.455
  • EVERY TIME YOU DO THE RIGHTTHING, THE NEXT TIME IT GETS
  • 00:11:16.455 --> 00:11:18.290
  • THING, THE NEXT TIME IT GETSA LITTLE BIT EASIER,
  • 00:11:18.290 --> 00:11:19.225
  • A LITTLE BIT EASIER,THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH
  • 00:11:19.225 --> 00:11:20.960
  • THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITHBEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION,
  • 00:11:20.960 --> 00:11:22.728
  • BEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION,BUT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG
  • 00:11:22.728 --> 00:11:25.131
  • BUT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONGWITH NOT MAKING ANY PROGRESS.
  • 00:11:25.131 --> 00:11:25.965
  • WITH NOT MAKING ANY PROGRESS.DO YOUR PART.
  • 00:11:25.965 --> 00:11:27.299
  • DO YOUR PART.BE WILLING TO CHANGE.
  • 00:11:27.299 --> 00:11:28.801
  • BE WILLING TO CHANGE.GOD WILL DO HIS PART.
  • 00:11:28.801 --> 00:11:29.401
  • GOD WILL DO HIS PART.HE'LL HELP YOU
  • 00:11:29.401 --> 00:11:30.436
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:11:31.670 --> 00:11:32.738
  • > MALE SPEAKER: SO, I'M
  • 00:11:33.906 --> 00:11:34.774
  • > MALE SPEAKER: SO, I'MORIGINALLY FROM VENEZUELA.
  • 00:11:34.774 --> 00:11:37.276
  • ORIGINALLY FROM VENEZUELA.IN 2005, I STARTED WORKING AT
  • 00:11:37.276 --> 00:11:39.478
  • IN 2005, I STARTED WORKING ATTACO BELL AS A GENERAL MANAGER.
  • 00:11:39.478 --> 00:11:42.047
  • TACO BELL AS A GENERAL MANAGER.IN 2016, I CLEARLY REMEMBER
  • 00:11:42.047 --> 00:11:43.816
  • IN 2016, I CLEARLY REMEMBERPASTOR JOEL OSTEEN, HE HAD A
  • 00:11:43.816 --> 00:11:45.718
  • PASTOR JOEL OSTEEN, HE HAD AVISION. AND THAT YEAR WAS GOING
  • 00:11:45.718 --> 00:11:48.487
  • VISION. AND THAT YEAR WAS GOINGTO BE THE YEAR OF ACCELERATION.
  • 00:11:48.487 --> 00:11:50.689
  • TO BE THE YEAR OF ACCELERATION.WHAT ACCELERATION REALLY MEANT
  • 00:11:50.689 --> 00:11:52.224
  • WHAT ACCELERATION REALLY MEANTTO ME BACK THEN, I WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:11:52.224 --> 00:11:54.894
  • TO ME BACK THEN, I WAS SUPPOSEDTO BE THE NEXT VP OF OPERATIONS.
  • 00:11:54.894 --> 00:11:56.562
  • TO BE THE NEXT VP OF OPERATIONS.I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND IT
  • 00:11:56.562 --> 00:11:58.097
  • I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND ITWAS MY DIRECT SUPERVISOR.
  • 00:11:58.097 --> 00:11:59.965
  • WAS MY DIRECT SUPERVISOR.DEEP INSIDE I REALLY THOUGHT
  • 00:11:59.965 --> 00:12:02.268
  • DEEP INSIDE I REALLY THOUGHTTHAT I WAS GOING TO RECEIVE
  • 00:12:02.268 --> 00:12:03.636
  • THAT I WAS GOING TO RECEIVETHE PROMOTION. THEY ACTUALLY
  • 00:12:03.636 --> 00:12:04.970
  • THE PROMOTION. THEY ACTUALLYGAVE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:12:04.970 --> 00:12:07.606
  • GAVE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.ONE OF THE VP'S INVITED US TO
  • 00:12:07.606 --> 00:12:08.841
  • ONE OF THE VP'S INVITED US TOHAVE BREAKFAST. THAT BREAKFAST
  • 00:12:08.841 --> 00:12:10.910
  • HAVE BREAKFAST. THAT BREAKFASTWAS ACTUALLY AT A CHIK-FIL-A.
  • 00:12:10.910 --> 00:12:13.345
  • WAS ACTUALLY AT A CHIK-FIL-A.WE WERE WALKING OUT AND I REALLY
  • 00:12:13.345 --> 00:12:15.815
  • WE WERE WALKING OUT AND I REALLYFELT DEEP INSIDE THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:12:15.815 --> 00:12:17.516
  • FELT DEEP INSIDE THE HOLY SPIRITTELLING ME, "TURN AROUND AND
  • 00:12:17.516 --> 00:12:18.984
  • TELLING ME, "TURN AROUND ANDTALK TO THAT PERSON."
  • 00:12:18.984 --> 00:12:21.420
  • TALK TO THAT PERSON."ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE,
  • 00:12:21.420 --> 00:12:24.456
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE,I ASKED HIM, "HOW CAN I BECOME
  • 00:12:24.456 --> 00:12:25.558
  • I ASKED HIM, "HOW CAN I BECOMETHE OWNER OF A CHIK-FIL-A?"
  • 00:12:25.558 --> 00:12:27.259
  • THE OWNER OF A CHIK-FIL-A?"I APPLIED AND STARTED MY
  • 00:12:27.259 --> 00:12:28.561
  • I APPLIED AND STARTED MYSELECTION PROCESS.
  • 00:12:28.561 --> 00:12:29.962
  • SELECTION PROCESS.> FEMALE SPEAKER: IT WAS THE
  • 00:12:29.962 --> 00:12:31.397
  • > FEMALE SPEAKER: IT WAS THEBEGINNING OF 2017 AND PASTOR
  • 00:12:31.397 --> 00:12:32.531
  • BEGINNING OF 2017 AND PASTORJOEL DECLARED THAT YEAR
  • 00:12:32.531 --> 00:12:34.266
  • JOEL DECLARED THAT YEAR"THE YEAR OF YES". AND WE TRULY
  • 00:12:34.266 --> 00:12:35.301
  • "THE YEAR OF YES". AND WE TRULYBELIEVED AND HELD ON TO THAT
  • 00:12:35.301 --> 00:12:36.735
  • BELIEVED AND HELD ON TO THATWORD THAT THIS IS THE YEAR OF
  • 00:12:36.735 --> 00:12:38.304
  • WORD THAT THIS IS THE YEAR OFYES. AND YOU'RE GONNA GET YOUR
  • 00:12:38.304 --> 00:12:39.038
  • YES. AND YOU'RE GONNA GET YOURRESTAURANT THIS YEAR.
  • 00:12:39.038 --> 00:12:39.805
  • RESTAURANT THIS YEAR.> MALE SPKR: MY PHONE STARTED
  • 00:12:39.805 --> 00:12:42.241
  • > MALE SPKR: MY PHONE STARTEDRINGING. IT WAS THE SELECTION
  • 00:12:42.241 --> 00:12:44.877
  • RINGING. IT WAS THE SELECTIONTEAM FROM CHIK-FIL-A. SO
  • 00:12:44.877 --> 00:12:46.078
  • TEAM FROM CHIK-FIL-A. SOTHEY TOLD ME, "OKAY, WE WANT
  • 00:12:46.078 --> 00:12:46.912
  • THEY TOLD ME, "OKAY, WE WANTTO INTERVIEW YOU FOR THIS
  • 00:12:46.912 --> 00:12:48.514
  • TO INTERVIEW YOU FOR THISPARTICULAR LOCATION."
  • 00:12:48.514 --> 00:12:49.882
  • PARTICULAR LOCATION."I WENT TO THE RESTAURANT THAT
  • 00:12:49.882 --> 00:12:52.484
  • I WENT TO THE RESTAURANT THATNIGHT AND I STARTED WALKING
  • 00:12:52.484 --> 00:12:54.620
  • NIGHT AND I STARTED WALKINGAROUND AND PRAYING. WE DID IT
  • 00:12:54.620 --> 00:12:56.789
  • AROUND AND PRAYING. WE DID ITFOR SEVEN DAYS. A WEEK LATER
  • 00:12:56.789 --> 00:12:58.691
  • FOR SEVEN DAYS. A WEEK LATERAFTER THAT, THEY CALLED ME FOR
  • 00:12:58.691 --> 00:13:00.559
  • AFTER THAT, THEY CALLED ME FORMY FINAL INTERVIEW WHERE THEY
  • 00:13:00.559 --> 00:13:02.561
  • MY FINAL INTERVIEW WHERE THEYACTUALLY PRESENTED ME WITH THE
  • 00:13:02.561 --> 00:13:05.030
  • ACTUALLY PRESENTED ME WITH THEOPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING THE NEXT
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:07.399
  • OPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING THE NEXTCHIK-FIL-A OWNER OPERATOR.
  • 00:13:07.399 --> 00:13:09.068
  • CHIK-FIL-A OWNER OPERATOR.I OPENED MY OWN RESTAURANT ON
  • 00:13:09.068 --> 00:13:11.904
  • I OPENED MY OWN RESTAURANT ONJANUARY 1ST, 2018.
  • 00:13:11.904 --> 00:13:15.007
  • JANUARY 1ST, 2018.> FEMALE SPEAKER: GOD IS SO
  • 00:13:15.007 --> 00:13:17.843
  • > FEMALE SPEAKER: GOD IS SOGOOD. HE'S SO GOOD. I KNEW
  • 00:13:17.843 --> 00:13:20.145
  • GOOD. HE'S SO GOOD. I KNEWSOMETHING BETTER WAS IN STORE.
  • 00:13:20.145 --> 00:13:21.680
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SEE
  • 00:13:23.182 --> 00:13:24.683
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SEEA CONSTRUCTION SITE,
  • 00:13:24.683 --> 00:13:25.985
  • A CONSTRUCTION SITE,YOU CAN'T TELL IF THEY'RE
  • 00:13:25.985 --> 00:13:27.353
  • YOU CAN'T TELL IF THEY'RETEARING SOMETHING DOWN
  • 00:13:27.353 --> 00:13:27.953
  • TEARING SOMETHING DOWNOR BUILDING
  • 00:13:27.953 --> 00:13:29.021
  • OR BUILDINGSOMETHING UP.
  • 00:13:29.021 --> 00:13:30.456
  • SOMETHING UP.I WAS DOWNTOWN ONE TIME.
  • 00:13:30.456 --> 00:13:31.724
  • I WAS DOWNTOWN ONE TIME.THERE WAS THIS BIG PILE OF
  • 00:13:31.724 --> 00:13:33.592
  • THERE WAS THIS BIG PILE OFDIRT SEVERAL STORIES HIGH
  • 00:13:33.592 --> 00:13:35.194
  • DIRT SEVERAL STORIES HIGHAND, OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE,
  • 00:13:35.194 --> 00:13:35.895
  • AND, OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE,THERE WAS THIS PILE
  • 00:13:35.895 --> 00:13:38.197
  • THERE WAS THIS PILEOF DEBRIS, METAL, BRICKS.
  • 00:13:38.197 --> 00:13:39.565
  • OF DEBRIS, METAL, BRICKS.THEY HAD TORN DOWN THIS SMALL
  • 00:13:39.565 --> 00:13:41.267
  • THEY HAD TORN DOWN THIS SMALLSTRUCTURE, THEY WERE DIGGING
  • 00:13:41.267 --> 00:13:42.234
  • STRUCTURE, THEY WERE DIGGINGTHE FOUNDATION FOR
  • 00:13:42.234 --> 00:13:44.069
  • THE FOUNDATION FORA HUGE SKYSCRAPER.
  • 00:13:44.069 --> 00:13:45.371
  • A HUGE SKYSCRAPER.THERE WAS A HOLE PROBABLY
  • 00:13:45.371 --> 00:13:46.805
  • THERE WAS A HOLE PROBABLY100 FEET IN THE GROUND,
  • 00:13:46.805 --> 00:13:48.073
  • 100 FEET IN THE GROUND,AND THEY WERE POURING
  • 00:13:48.073 --> 00:13:49.608
  • AND THEY WERE POURINGTHESE DEEP PIERS.
  • 00:13:49.608 --> 00:13:51.310
  • THESE DEEP PIERS.THE TALLER THE BUILDING,
  • 00:13:51.310 --> 00:13:52.544
  • THE TALLER THE BUILDING,THE DEEPER THE FOUNDATION
  • 00:13:52.544 --> 00:13:53.979
  • THE DEEPER THE FOUNDATIONHAS TO GO.
  • 00:13:53.979 --> 00:13:55.447
  • HAS TO GO.WHAT'S INTERESTING IS YOU
  • 00:13:55.447 --> 00:13:57.283
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS YOUCAN'T SEE THE FOUNDATION.
  • 00:13:57.283 --> 00:13:58.250
  • CAN'T SEE THE FOUNDATION.IT'S UNDERGROUND, IT'S
  • 00:13:58.250 --> 00:14:00.219
  • IT'S UNDERGROUND, IT'SHIDDEN, BUT YOU COULD ARGUE
  • 00:14:00.219 --> 00:14:00.986
  • HIDDEN, BUT YOU COULD ARGUETHAT IT'S THE MOST
  • 00:14:00.986 --> 00:14:02.521
  • THAT IT'S THE MOSTIMPORTANT PART.
  • 00:14:02.521 --> 00:14:04.590
  • IMPORTANT PART.THEY COULD BUILD A HUGE TOWER
  • 00:14:04.590 --> 00:14:06.258
  • THEY COULD BUILD A HUGE TOWERBUT IF THEY DIDN'T TAKE TIME
  • 00:14:06.258 --> 00:14:07.927
  • BUT IF THEY DIDN'T TAKE TIMETO PUT THE PROPER FOUNDATION,
  • 00:14:07.927 --> 00:14:09.728
  • TO PUT THE PROPER FOUNDATION,IT WOULDN'T LAST, AND THERE
  • 00:14:09.728 --> 00:14:11.597
  • IT WOULDN'T LAST, AND THEREARE TIMES THAT WE KNOW WE'RE
  • 00:14:11.597 --> 00:14:13.499
  • ARE TIMES THAT WE KNOW WE'RESUPPOSED TO BE GOING UP.
  • 00:14:13.499 --> 00:14:15.034
  • SUPPOSED TO BE GOING UP.WE HAVE BIG DREAMS.
  • 00:14:15.034 --> 00:14:16.068
  • WE HAVE BIG DREAMS.GOD'S PUT PROMISES
  • 00:14:16.068 --> 00:14:17.670
  • GOD'S PUT PROMISESIN OUR HEARTS, BUT IT FEELS
  • 00:14:17.670 --> 00:14:18.637
  • IN OUR HEARTS, BUT IT FEELSTHE OPPOSITE,
  • 00:14:18.637 --> 00:14:19.705
  • THE OPPOSITE,LIKE WE'RE GOING DOWN.
  • 00:14:19.705 --> 00:14:20.706
  • LIKE WE'RE GOING DOWN.WE'RE NOT GROWING,
  • 00:14:20.706 --> 00:14:22.474
  • WE'RE NOT GROWING,NOT SEEING GOOD BREAKS.
  • 00:14:22.474 --> 00:14:24.243
  • NOT SEEING GOOD BREAKS.WHAT WE MAY NOT REALIZE
  • 00:14:24.243 --> 00:14:25.611
  • WHAT WE MAY NOT REALIZEIS GOD IS WORKING ON OUR
  • 00:14:25.611 --> 00:14:28.414
  • IS GOD IS WORKING ON OURFOUNDATION, ON OUR CHARACTER,
  • 00:14:28.414 --> 00:14:30.416
  • FOUNDATION, ON OUR CHARACTER,ON HOW WE TREAT PEOPLE, ON
  • 00:14:30.416 --> 00:14:32.651
  • ON HOW WE TREAT PEOPLE, ONHOW WE RESPOND TO ADVERSITY.
  • 00:14:32.651 --> 00:14:34.420
  • HOW WE RESPOND TO ADVERSITY.WE DON'T LIKE THESE TIMES BUT
  • 00:14:34.420 --> 00:14:36.789
  • WE DON'T LIKE THESE TIMES BUTTHEY ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:36.789 --> 00:14:38.424
  • THEY ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.LIKE THE BUILDING, THE HIGHER
  • 00:14:38.424 --> 00:14:39.959
  • LIKE THE BUILDING, THE HIGHERYOU'RE GOING TO GO,
  • 00:14:39.959 --> 00:14:41.226
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO,THE DEEPER YOUR FOUNDATION
  • 00:14:41.226 --> 00:14:42.628
  • THE DEEPER YOUR FOUNDATIONHAS TO BE.
  • 00:14:42.628 --> 00:14:43.996
  • HAS TO BE.DON'T GET DISCOURAGED
  • 00:14:43.996 --> 00:14:45.431
  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGEDWHEN THINGS ARE NOT HAPPENING
  • 00:14:45.431 --> 00:14:46.832
  • WHEN THINGS ARE NOT HAPPENINGON YOUR TIMETABLE.
  • 00:14:46.832 --> 00:14:48.767
  • ON YOUR TIMETABLE.GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.
  • 00:14:48.767 --> 00:14:50.669
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.KEEP PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:14:50.669 --> 00:14:51.437
  • KEEP PASSING THE TEST.THOSE THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:14:51.437 --> 00:14:52.604
  • THOSE THINGS THAT ARENOT CHANGING,
  • 00:14:52.604 --> 00:14:53.172
  • NOT CHANGING,BUT YOU'RE KEEPING
  • 00:14:53.172 --> 00:14:54.440
  • BUT YOU'RE KEEPINGA GOOD ATTITUDE,
  • 00:14:54.440 --> 00:14:56.442
  • A GOOD ATTITUDE,THAT'S MAKING YOU STRONGER.
  • 00:14:56.442 --> 00:14:57.977
  • THAT'S MAKING YOU STRONGER.WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO PEOPLE
  • 00:14:57.977 --> 00:14:59.378
  • WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO PEOPLETHAT ARE NOT GOOD TO YOU,
  • 00:14:59.378 --> 00:15:00.446
  • THAT ARE NOT GOOD TO YOU,YOUR FOUNDATION IS
  • 00:15:00.446 --> 00:15:01.747
  • YOUR FOUNDATION ISGOING DOWN DEEPER.
  • 00:15:01.747 --> 00:15:03.315
  • GOING DOWN DEEPER.THAT'S A SIGN YOU'RE GETTING
  • 00:15:03.315 --> 00:15:05.784
  • THAT'S A SIGN YOU'RE GETTINGPREPARED TO GO HIGHER.
  • 00:15:05.784 --> 00:15:07.619
  • PREPARED TO GO HIGHER.BUT GOD WILL NOT RELEASE WHAT
  • 00:15:07.619 --> 00:15:09.955
  • BUT GOD WILL NOT RELEASE WHATHE HAS FOR YOU UNTIL HE KNOWS
  • 00:15:09.955 --> 00:15:11.490
  • HE HAS FOR YOU UNTIL HE KNOWSYOU CAN HANDLE IT.
  • 00:15:11.490 --> 00:15:12.591
  • YOU CAN HANDLE IT.IT WOULDN'T BE A BLESSING
  • 00:15:12.591 --> 00:15:13.726
  • IT WOULDN'T BE A BLESSINGIF HE GAVE IT TO YOU
  • 00:15:13.726 --> 00:15:15.627
  • IF HE GAVE IT TO YOUAND YOU WEREN'T READY.
  • 00:15:15.627 --> 00:15:17.162
  • AND YOU WEREN'T READY.IF GOD HAS AN 80-STORY
  • 00:15:17.162 --> 00:15:18.897
  • IF GOD HAS AN 80-STORYBUILDING PLANNED FOR YOU BUT
  • 00:15:18.897 --> 00:15:20.466
  • BUILDING PLANNED FOR YOU BUTHE ONLY DESIGNED A 40-STORY
  • 00:15:20.466 --> 00:15:23.268
  • HE ONLY DESIGNED A 40-STORYFOUNDATION, IT MAY BE EASIER
  • 00:15:23.268 --> 00:15:24.403
  • FOUNDATION, IT MAY BE EASIERBUT THAT WOULD BE DOING YOU
  • 00:15:24.403 --> 00:15:25.738
  • BUT THAT WOULD BE DOING YOUA DISSERVICE.
  • 00:15:25.738 --> 00:15:27.373
  • A DISSERVICE.DON'T FIGHT THE FOUNDATION
  • 00:15:27.373 --> 00:15:29.441
  • DON'T FIGHT THE FOUNDATIONWORK, DON'T GET SOUR BECAUSE
  • 00:15:29.441 --> 00:15:30.309
  • WORK, DON'T GET SOUR BECAUSETHINGS AREN'T MOVING
  • 00:15:30.309 --> 00:15:31.910
  • THINGS AREN'T MOVINGAS FAST AS YOU WOULD LIKE.
  • 00:15:31.910 --> 00:15:33.212
  • AS FAST AS YOU WOULD LIKE.SOMETHING IS HAPPENING
  • 00:15:33.212 --> 00:15:34.713
  • SOMETHING IS HAPPENINGTHAT YOU CAN'T SEE.
  • 00:15:34.713 --> 00:15:35.914
  • THAT YOU CAN'T SEE.YOUR FOUNDATION IS
  • 00:15:35.914 --> 00:15:37.082
  • YOUR FOUNDATION ISGOING DOWN DEEPER.
  • 00:15:37.082 --> 00:15:38.384
  • GOING DOWN DEEPER.YOU'RE BEING PREPARED
  • 00:15:38.384 --> 00:15:40.285
  • YOU'RE BEING PREPAREDTO GO TO NEW LEVELS.
  • 00:15:40.285 --> 00:15:41.220
  • TO GO TO NEW LEVELS.WHEN OUR HOUSE WAS BEING
  • 00:15:41.220 --> 00:15:43.155
  • WHEN OUR HOUSE WAS BEINGBUILT, MOST OF THE WALLS WERE
  • 00:15:43.155 --> 00:15:44.923
  • BUILT, MOST OF THE WALLS WEREUP BUT THE CARPENTERS,
  • 00:15:44.923 --> 00:15:45.791
  • UP BUT THE CARPENTERS,THEY PUT IN A COUPLE
  • 00:15:45.791 --> 00:15:47.126
  • THEY PUT IN A COUPLEOF EXTRA WALLS.
  • 00:15:47.126 --> 00:15:47.826
  • OF EXTRA WALLS.I WAS OVER THERE
  • 00:15:47.826 --> 00:15:48.660
  • I WAS OVER THEREWITH THE PLANS.
  • 00:15:48.660 --> 00:15:50.095
  • WITH THE PLANS.I THOUGHT, "THESE WALLS
  • 00:15:50.095 --> 00:15:51.263
  • I THOUGHT, "THESE WALLSARE OUT OF PLACE.
  • 00:15:51.263 --> 00:15:52.297
  • ARE OUT OF PLACE.THESE WALLS ARE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:15:52.297 --> 00:15:53.165
  • THESE WALLS ARE A MISTAKE.THEY'RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:15:53.165 --> 00:15:54.333
  • THEY'RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLEOF THE ROOM."
  • 00:15:54.333 --> 00:15:55.968
  • OF THE ROOM."I ASKED THE BUILDER ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:55.968 --> 00:15:57.603
  • I ASKED THE BUILDER ABOUT IT.HE SAID, "THEY'RE PREDICTING
  • 00:15:57.603 --> 00:15:59.238
  • HE SAID, "THEY'RE PREDICTINGHIGH WINDS THE NEXT COUPLE OF
  • 00:15:59.238 --> 00:16:00.939
  • HIGH WINDS THE NEXT COUPLE OFWEEKS SO I HAD THEM BUILD
  • 00:16:00.939 --> 00:16:02.875
  • WEEKS SO I HAD THEM BUILDTHESE TEMPORARY WALLS TO HELP
  • 00:16:02.875 --> 00:16:04.476
  • THESE TEMPORARY WALLS TO HELPBRACE THE MAIN ONES UNTIL
  • 00:16:04.476 --> 00:16:06.345
  • BRACE THE MAIN ONES UNTILWE COULD GET THE ROOF ON."
  • 00:16:06.345 --> 00:16:08.280
  • WE COULD GET THE ROOF ON."AS THE BUILDER, BECAUSE HE
  • 00:16:08.280 --> 00:16:09.581
  • AS THE BUILDER, BECAUSE HEHAD MORE KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:16:09.581 --> 00:16:10.849
  • HAD MORE KNOWLEDGE,MORE EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:16:10.849 --> 00:16:12.217
  • MORE EXPERIENCE,HE WAS DOING THINGS THAT
  • 00:16:12.217 --> 00:16:13.819
  • HE WAS DOING THINGS THATDIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.
  • 00:16:13.819 --> 00:16:15.187
  • DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.ALL I COULD SEE IS "THIS WALL
  • 00:16:15.187 --> 00:16:16.221
  • ALL I COULD SEE IS "THIS WALLIS OUT OF PLACE.
  • 00:16:16.221 --> 00:16:17.089
  • IS OUT OF PLACE.IT IS NOT SUPPOSED
  • 00:16:17.089 --> 00:16:17.956
  • IT IS NOT SUPPOSEDTO BE HERE."
  • 00:16:17.956 --> 00:16:19.725
  • TO BE HERE."BUT HE DID IT ON PURPOSE.
  • 00:16:19.725 --> 00:16:21.493
  • BUT HE DID IT ON PURPOSE.HE KNEW IT WAS OUT OF PLACE.
  • 00:16:21.493 --> 00:16:22.928
  • HE KNEW IT WAS OUT OF PLACE.HE ALSO KNEW IT WAS
  • 00:16:22.928 --> 00:16:24.496
  • HE ALSO KNEW IT WASONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:16:24.496 --> 00:16:26.498
  • ONLY TEMPORARY.IN THE SAME WAY, GOD AS OUR
  • 00:16:26.498 --> 00:16:28.534
  • IN THE SAME WAY, GOD AS OURBUILDER WILL ALLOW THINGS
  • 00:16:28.534 --> 00:16:30.269
  • BUILDER WILL ALLOW THINGSTHAT WE DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:16:30.269 --> 00:16:31.670
  • THAT WE DON'T UNDERSTAND.LOOKS LIKE A MISTAKE,
  • 00:16:31.670 --> 00:16:33.305
  • LOOKS LIKE A MISTAKE,BUT GOD HAS A REASON.
  • 00:16:33.305 --> 00:16:35.140
  • BUT GOD HAS A REASON.HE ALLOWED IT FOR A PURPOSE
  • 00:16:35.140 --> 00:16:36.708
  • HE ALLOWED IT FOR A PURPOSETHAT WE CAN'T SEE, THEN
  • 00:16:36.708 --> 00:16:37.943
  • THAT WE CAN'T SEE, THENHE'S GOING TO REMOVE IT.
  • 00:16:37.943 --> 00:16:39.011
  • HE'S GOING TO REMOVE IT."WELL, JOEL, I'M WORKING
  • 00:16:39.011 --> 00:16:40.446
  • "WELL, JOEL, I'M WORKINGAT THIS JOB WHERE I'M
  • 00:16:40.446 --> 00:16:41.947
  • AT THIS JOB WHERE I'MNOT USING MY GIFTS.
  • 00:16:41.947 --> 00:16:43.348
  • NOT USING MY GIFTS.I HAVE SO MUCH MORE IN ME.
  • 00:16:43.348 --> 00:16:45.517
  • I HAVE SO MUCH MORE IN ME.THIS SEEMS LIKE A MISTAKE."
  • 00:16:45.517 --> 00:16:47.052
  • THIS SEEMS LIKE A MISTAKE."GOD KNOWS THAT'S NOT YOUR
  • 00:16:47.052 --> 00:16:49.021
  • GOD KNOWS THAT'S NOT YOURFINAL DESTINATION, BUT HE
  • 00:16:49.021 --> 00:16:50.289
  • FINAL DESTINATION, BUT HEWOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT
  • 00:16:50.289 --> 00:16:50.889
  • WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED ITIF HE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:16:50.889 --> 00:16:52.291
  • IF HE DIDN'T HAVEA PURPOSE FOR IT.
  • 00:16:52.291 --> 00:16:53.859
  • A PURPOSE FOR IT.DO YOU THINK THE GOD WHO IS
  • 00:16:53.859 --> 00:16:56.595
  • DO YOU THINK THE GOD WHO ISSO PRECISE, SO DETAILED, THAT
  • 00:16:56.595 --> 00:16:58.864
  • SO PRECISE, SO DETAILED, THATHE CAUSES THE EARTH TO ROTATE
  • 00:16:58.864 --> 00:17:01.400
  • HE CAUSES THE EARTH TO ROTATEDOWN TO THE EXACT MILLISECOND
  • 00:17:01.400 --> 00:17:03.368
  • DOWN TO THE EXACT MILLISECONDIS GOING TO SOMEHOW FALTER
  • 00:17:03.368 --> 00:17:05.337
  • IS GOING TO SOMEHOW FALTERON YOUR PLAN, LET SOMETHING
  • 00:17:05.337 --> 00:17:07.339
  • ON YOUR PLAN, LET SOMETHINGHAPPEN THAT WASN'T DESIGNED,
  • 00:17:07.339 --> 00:17:08.574
  • HAPPEN THAT WASN'T DESIGNED,A BAD BREAK TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:17:08.574 --> 00:17:09.975
  • A BAD BREAK TO KEEP YOUFROM YOUR DESTINY?
  • 00:17:09.975 --> 00:17:11.477
  • FROM YOUR DESTINY?IF GOD MADE A MISTAKE WITH
  • 00:17:11.477 --> 00:17:12.478
  • IF GOD MADE A MISTAKE WITHYOU, YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:17:12.478 --> 00:17:13.946
  • YOU, YOU WOULD BETHE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:17:13.946 --> 00:17:15.114
  • THE FIRST ONE.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:17:15.114 --> 00:17:16.448
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?TRUST HIM WHILE YOU'RE
  • 00:17:16.448 --> 00:17:17.916
  • TRUST HIM WHILE YOU'REUNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:17:17.916 --> 00:17:18.784
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION.TRUST HIM IN
  • 00:17:18.784 --> 00:17:19.985
  • TRUST HIM INTHE MESSY PLACES.
  • 00:17:19.985 --> 00:17:21.320
  • THE MESSY PLACES.TRUST HIM WHEN YOU'RE SURE
  • 00:17:21.320 --> 00:17:22.621
  • TRUST HIM WHEN YOU'RE SUREIT'S A MISTAKE.
  • 00:17:22.621 --> 00:17:24.656
  • IT'S A MISTAKE.SOMETIMES GOD HAS TO TAKE US
  • 00:17:24.656 --> 00:17:25.991
  • SOMETIMES GOD HAS TO TAKE USBACKWARDS BEFORE HE
  • 00:17:25.991 --> 00:17:27.493
  • BACKWARDS BEFORE HECAN TAKE US FORWARD.
  • 00:17:27.493 --> 00:17:29.228
  • CAN TAKE US FORWARD.HE HAS TO DIG DOWN DEEP
  • 00:17:29.228 --> 00:17:30.762
  • HE HAS TO DIG DOWN DEEPBEFORE WE CAN GO UP HIGHER.
  • 00:17:30.762 --> 00:17:32.197
  • BEFORE WE CAN GO UP HIGHER.HE HAS TO PRUNE YOU
  • 00:17:32.197 --> 00:17:33.966
  • HE HAS TO PRUNE YOUBEFORE YOU CAN BLOOM.
  • 00:17:33.966 --> 00:17:35.367
  • BEFORE YOU CAN BLOOM.IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH,
  • 00:17:35.367 --> 00:17:36.568
  • IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH,YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HOW IT'S
  • 00:17:36.568 --> 00:17:37.469
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HOW IT'SALL GOING TO WORK
  • 00:17:37.469 --> 00:17:38.971
  • ALL GOING TO WORKFOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:17:38.971 --> 00:17:40.139
  • FOR YOUR GOOD.GOD CALLED MOSES
  • 00:17:40.139 --> 00:17:42.141
  • GOD CALLED MOSESTO DELIVER THE ISRAELITES.
  • 00:17:42.141 --> 00:17:43.342
  • TO DELIVER THE ISRAELITES.THAT WAS THE PLAN LAID OUT
  • 00:17:43.342 --> 00:17:44.376
  • THAT WAS THE PLAN LAID OUTFOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:17:44.376 --> 00:17:45.944
  • FOR HIS LIFE.BUT THERE WERE A DOZEN THINGS
  • 00:17:45.944 --> 00:17:47.746
  • BUT THERE WERE A DOZEN THINGSTHAT LOOKED LIKE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:17:47.746 --> 00:17:49.281
  • THAT LOOKED LIKE A MISTAKE.WHEN MOSES WAS BORN,
  • 00:17:49.281 --> 00:17:50.949
  • WHEN MOSES WAS BORN,THE KING PUT OUT A DECREE
  • 00:17:50.949 --> 00:17:52.818
  • THE KING PUT OUT A DECREETHAT ALL THE HEBREW MALE
  • 00:17:52.818 --> 00:17:54.086
  • THAT ALL THE HEBREW MALEBABIES TWO YEARS OF AGE
  • 00:17:54.086 --> 00:17:56.221
  • BABIES TWO YEARS OF AGEAND UNDER WOULD BE KILLED.
  • 00:17:56.221 --> 00:17:57.456
  • AND UNDER WOULD BE KILLED.IT LOOKED LIKE GOD CHOSE
  • 00:17:57.456 --> 00:17:58.524
  • IT LOOKED LIKE GOD CHOSETHE WRONG TIME FOR HIM
  • 00:17:58.524 --> 00:17:59.858
  • THE WRONG TIME FOR HIMTO BE BORN.
  • 00:17:59.858 --> 00:18:00.993
  • TO BE BORN.WHY DIDN'T GOD WAIT 'TIL
  • 00:18:00.993 --> 00:18:02.594
  • WHY DIDN'T GOD WAIT 'TILTHE DECREE WAS OVER?
  • 00:18:02.594 --> 00:18:04.329
  • THE DECREE WAS OVER?GOD LIKES TO DO THINGS THAT
  • 00:18:04.329 --> 00:18:06.031
  • GOD LIKES TO DO THINGS THATDEFY THE ODDS, THINGS THAT
  • 00:18:06.031 --> 00:18:07.466
  • DEFY THE ODDS, THINGS THATSEEM IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:18:07.466 --> 00:18:08.734
  • SEEM IMPOSSIBLE.THAT WAY, HE GETS ALL
  • 00:18:08.734 --> 00:18:10.068
  • THAT WAY, HE GETS ALLTHE CREDIT.
  • 00:18:10.068 --> 00:18:11.370
  • THE CREDIT.MOSES'S MOTHER HID HIM IN
  • 00:18:11.370 --> 00:18:12.938
  • MOSES'S MOTHER HID HIM INA BASKET AND SENT HIM
  • 00:18:12.938 --> 00:18:14.540
  • A BASKET AND SENT HIMDOWN THE NILE RIVER.
  • 00:18:14.540 --> 00:18:15.774
  • DOWN THE NILE RIVER.THERE WERE SNAKES,
  • 00:18:15.774 --> 00:18:16.875
  • THERE WERE SNAKES,ALLIGATORS.
  • 00:18:16.875 --> 00:18:17.910
  • ALLIGATORS.HE COULD HAVE TIPPED OVER,
  • 00:18:17.910 --> 00:18:19.211
  • HE COULD HAVE TIPPED OVER,DROWNED.
  • 00:18:19.211 --> 00:18:20.913
  • DROWNED.BUT WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED
  • 00:18:20.913 --> 00:18:22.648
  • BUT WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINEDFOR YOUR LIFE, WHAT HE HAS
  • 00:18:22.648 --> 00:18:24.349
  • FOR YOUR LIFE, WHAT HE HASPLANNED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION
  • 00:18:24.349 --> 00:18:25.817
  • PLANNED BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONOF TIME, WHAT'S ON YOUR
  • 00:18:25.817 --> 00:18:27.686
  • OF TIME, WHAT'S ON YOURBLUEPRINT, CAN'T BE STOPPED
  • 00:18:27.686 --> 00:18:29.421
  • BLUEPRINT, CAN'T BE STOPPEDBY DECREES, BY SNAKES,
  • 00:18:29.421 --> 00:18:30.822
  • BY DECREES, BY SNAKES,BY PEOPLE, BY ANY KIND
  • 00:18:30.822 --> 00:18:32.457
  • BY PEOPLE, BY ANY KINDOF OPPOSITION.
  • 00:18:32.457 --> 00:18:34.059
  • OF OPPOSITION.JUST SO HAPPENED, PHARAOH'S
  • 00:18:34.059 --> 00:18:35.160
  • JUST SO HAPPENED, PHARAOH'SDAUGHTER WAS AT THE RIVER
  • 00:18:35.160 --> 00:18:36.395
  • DAUGHTER WAS AT THE RIVERTAKING A BATH.
  • 00:18:36.395 --> 00:18:37.563
  • TAKING A BATH.SHE HEARD THE CRIES COMING
  • 00:18:37.563 --> 00:18:38.697
  • SHE HEARD THE CRIES COMINGFROM THE BASKET.
  • 00:18:38.697 --> 00:18:40.299
  • FROM THE BASKET.WHEN SHE SAW BABY MOSES,
  • 00:18:40.299 --> 00:18:42.267
  • WHEN SHE SAW BABY MOSES,IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
  • 00:18:42.267 --> 00:18:43.869
  • IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.SHE TOOK HIM IN AND RAISED
  • 00:18:43.869 --> 00:18:45.504
  • SHE TOOK HIM IN AND RAISEDHIM IN THE PALACE.
  • 00:18:45.504 --> 00:18:47.539
  • HIM IN THE PALACE.AS HE GREW UP, MOSES KNEW HE
  • 00:18:47.539 --> 00:18:48.740
  • AS HE GREW UP, MOSES KNEW HEWAS SUPPOSED TO DELIVER THE
  • 00:18:48.740 --> 00:18:50.776
  • WAS SUPPOSED TO DELIVER THEISRAELITES, AND ONE DAY HE
  • 00:18:50.776 --> 00:18:53.278
  • ISRAELITES, AND ONE DAY HESAW AN EGYPTIAN SUPERVISOR
  • 00:18:53.278 --> 00:18:55.314
  • SAW AN EGYPTIAN SUPERVISORMISTREATING A HEBREW SLAVE.
  • 00:18:55.314 --> 00:18:56.348
  • MISTREATING A HEBREW SLAVE.HE DIDN'T THINK ANYONE WAS
  • 00:18:56.348 --> 00:18:57.549
  • HE DIDN'T THINK ANYONE WASWATCHING SO HE KILLED
  • 00:18:57.549 --> 00:18:58.584
  • WATCHING SO HE KILLEDTHE MAN.
  • 00:18:58.584 --> 00:19:00.052
  • THE MAN.SOMEONE SAW HIM.
  • 00:19:00.052 --> 00:19:02.087
  • SOMEONE SAW HIM.HE HAD TO FLEE FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:19:02.087 --> 00:19:03.822
  • HE HAD TO FLEE FOR HIS LIFE.MOSES SPENT 40 YEARS IN
  • 00:19:03.822 --> 00:19:05.524
  • MOSES SPENT 40 YEARS INHIDING ON THE BACK SIDE
  • 00:19:05.524 --> 00:19:06.792
  • HIDING ON THE BACK SIDEOF THE DESERT.
  • 00:19:06.792 --> 00:19:07.759
  • OF THE DESERT.LOOKED LIKE HE MISSED
  • 00:19:07.759 --> 00:19:08.927
  • LOOKED LIKE HE MISSEDHIS DESTINY.
  • 00:19:08.927 --> 00:19:10.162
  • HIS DESTINY.I'M SURE HE FELT LIKE
  • 00:19:10.162 --> 00:19:11.296
  • I'M SURE HE FELT LIKEA FAILURE.
  • 00:19:11.296 --> 00:19:13.398
  • A FAILURE.BUT WHEN HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:19:13.398 --> 00:19:14.700
  • BUT WHEN HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD,GOD APPEARED TO HIM THROUGH
  • 00:19:14.700 --> 00:19:16.068
  • GOD APPEARED TO HIM THROUGHTHE BURNING BUSH, SAID, "ALL
  • 00:19:16.068 --> 00:19:18.036
  • THE BURNING BUSH, SAID, "ALLRIGHT, MOSES, NOW IT'S TIME
  • 00:19:18.036 --> 00:19:19.871
  • RIGHT, MOSES, NOW IT'S TIMETO DELIVER THE ISRAELITES."
  • 00:19:19.871 --> 00:19:21.440
  • TO DELIVER THE ISRAELITES."YOU CAN'T FIND ANYONE IN THE
  • 00:19:21.440 --> 00:19:23.108
  • YOU CAN'T FIND ANYONE IN THESCRIPTURE THAT DID SOMETHING
  • 00:19:23.108 --> 00:19:25.110
  • SCRIPTURE THAT DID SOMETHINGSIGNIFICANT THAT DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:26.511
  • SIGNIFICANT THAT DIDN'T HAVEMESSY PLACES,
  • 00:19:26.511 --> 00:19:28.146
  • MESSY PLACES,TIMES THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:19:28.146 --> 00:19:29.514
  • TIMES THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND,TIMES IT WASN'T FAIR,
  • 00:19:29.514 --> 00:19:31.717
  • TIMES IT WASN'T FAIR,TIMES THEY FELT DISQUALIFIED,
  • 00:19:31.717 --> 00:19:32.818
  • TIMES THEY FELT DISQUALIFIED,BUT LIKE WITH MOSES,
  • 00:19:32.818 --> 00:19:34.753
  • BUT LIKE WITH MOSES,WHEN IT ALL CAME TOGETHER
  • 00:19:34.753 --> 00:19:35.921
  • WHEN IT ALL CAME TOGETHERIT MADE SENSE.
  • 00:19:35.921 --> 00:19:37.656
  • IT MADE SENSE.THEY WENT FROM CONSTRUCTION
  • 00:19:37.656 --> 00:19:39.224
  • THEY WENT FROM CONSTRUCTIONTO COMPLETION.
  • 00:19:39.224 --> 00:19:39.825
  • TO COMPLETION.HERE'S THE KEY.
  • 00:19:39.825 --> 00:19:42.394
  • HERE'S THE KEY.YOU CANNOT PROPERLY JUDGE
  • 00:19:42.394 --> 00:19:44.129
  • YOU CANNOT PROPERLY JUDGETHE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
  • 00:19:44.129 --> 00:19:45.831
  • THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESSWITHOUT THE PLANS.
  • 00:19:45.831 --> 00:19:46.465
  • WITHOUT THE PLANS.YOU MAY THINK,
  • 00:19:46.465 --> 00:19:47.733
  • YOU MAY THINK,"I'M DONE, JOEL.
  • 00:19:47.733 --> 00:19:48.367
  • "I'M DONE, JOEL.I'M FINISHED.
  • 00:19:48.367 --> 00:19:49.534
  • I'M FINISHED.I MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES.
  • 00:19:49.534 --> 00:19:51.136
  • I MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES.I'VE MISSED MY DESTINY."
  • 00:19:51.136 --> 00:19:52.671
  • I'VE MISSED MY DESTINY."IF YOU HAD THE PLANS
  • 00:19:52.671 --> 00:19:54.139
  • IF YOU HAD THE PLANSAND THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID,
  • 00:19:54.139 --> 00:19:55.540
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID,I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU.
  • 00:19:55.540 --> 00:19:56.775
  • I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU.BUT THE PROBLEM IS,
  • 00:19:56.775 --> 00:19:58.510
  • BUT THE PROBLEM IS,WE DON'T HAVE THE PLANS.
  • 00:19:58.510 --> 00:20:00.178
  • WE DON'T HAVE THE PLANS.GOD SAID IN JEREMIAH,
  • 00:20:00.178 --> 00:20:02.481
  • GOD SAID IN JEREMIAH,"THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
  • 00:20:02.481 --> 00:20:04.549
  • "THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOUARE FOR GOOD AND NOT HARM,
  • 00:20:04.549 --> 00:20:05.484
  • ARE FOR GOOD AND NOT HARM,TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE
  • 00:20:05.484 --> 00:20:06.585
  • TO GIVE YOU A FUTUREAND A HOPE."
  • 00:20:06.585 --> 00:20:08.654
  • AND A HOPE."WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU
  • 00:20:08.654 --> 00:20:10.856
  • WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOUDOES NOT END IN DEFEAT,
  • 00:20:10.856 --> 00:20:13.091
  • DOES NOT END IN DEFEAT,IN FAILURE, IN MEDIOCRITY,
  • 00:20:13.091 --> 00:20:13.825
  • IN FAILURE, IN MEDIOCRITY,IN ADDICTIONS,
  • 00:20:13.825 --> 00:20:15.160
  • IN ADDICTIONS,IN DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:17.529
  • IN DYSFUNCTION.YOUR STORY ENDS IN VICTORY.
  • 00:20:17.529 --> 00:20:18.897
  • YOUR STORY ENDS IN VICTORY.PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS,
  • 00:20:18.897 --> 00:20:20.732
  • PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS,"THANKS BE TO GOD WHO ALWAYS
  • 00:20:20.732 --> 00:20:22.601
  • "THANKS BE TO GOD WHO ALWAYSCAUSES US TO TRIUMPH."
  • 00:20:22.601 --> 00:20:23.969
  • CAUSES US TO TRIUMPH."I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "GOD
  • 00:20:23.969 --> 00:20:26.805
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "GODALWAYS ENDS IN ALL IS WELL.
  • 00:20:26.805 --> 00:20:28.240
  • ALWAYS ENDS IN ALL IS WELL.IF ALL IS NOT WELL,
  • 00:20:28.240 --> 00:20:29.875
  • IF ALL IS NOT WELL,THEN IT'S NOT THE END."
  • 00:20:29.875 --> 00:20:30.942
  • THEN IT'S NOT THE END."IF THERE ARE THINGS HOLDING
  • 00:20:30.942 --> 00:20:32.277
  • IF THERE ARE THINGS HOLDINGYOU BACK, THINGS OUT OF
  • 00:20:32.277 --> 00:20:34.012
  • YOU BACK, THINGS OUT OFPLACE, THINGS MESSY,
  • 00:20:34.012 --> 00:20:35.147
  • PLACE, THINGS MESSY,THAT MEANS YOU'RE
  • 00:20:35.147 --> 00:20:36.581
  • THAT MEANS YOU'REUNDER CONSTRUCTION.
  • 00:20:36.581 --> 00:20:37.716
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION.DON'T GET DISCOURAGED;
  • 00:20:37.716 --> 00:20:39.551
  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGED;GOD IS STILL WORKING.
  • 00:20:39.551 --> 00:20:41.186
  • GOD IS STILL WORKING.MY FATHER WAS A GREAT PASTOR
  • 00:20:41.186 --> 00:20:42.254
  • MY FATHER WAS A GREAT PASTORAND A MAN LOVED
  • 00:20:42.254 --> 00:20:44.189
  • AND A MAN LOVEDAND RESPECTED BY SO MANY.
  • 00:20:44.189 --> 00:20:45.424
  • AND RESPECTED BY SO MANY.IF YOU SAW HIM TOWARD THE END
  • 00:20:45.424 --> 00:20:47.025
  • IF YOU SAW HIM TOWARD THE ENDOF HIS LIFE, WITH A LARGE
  • 00:20:47.025 --> 00:20:48.694
  • OF HIS LIFE, WITH A LARGECHURCH AND SUCCESSFUL,
  • 00:20:48.694 --> 00:20:50.329
  • CHURCH AND SUCCESSFUL,HAPPILY MARRIED, CHILDREN
  • 00:20:50.329 --> 00:20:51.897
  • HAPPILY MARRIED, CHILDRENTHAT LOVED HIM, YOU MIGHT
  • 00:20:51.897 --> 00:20:53.165
  • THAT LOVED HIM, YOU MIGHTTHINK THAT IT WAS EASY AND
  • 00:20:53.165 --> 00:20:55.133
  • THINK THAT IT WAS EASY ANDTHINGS JUST FELL INTO PLACE.
  • 00:20:55.133 --> 00:20:56.435
  • THINGS JUST FELL INTO PLACE.BUT EVERY PERSON
  • 00:20:56.435 --> 00:20:57.235
  • BUT EVERY PERSONHAS TO GO THROUGH
  • 00:20:57.235 --> 00:20:59.304
  • HAS TO GO THROUGHTHE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS.
  • 00:20:59.304 --> 00:21:01.106
  • THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS.WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE BLESSED,
  • 00:21:01.106 --> 00:21:02.908
  • WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE BLESSED,FULFILLING THEIR PURPOSE,
  • 00:21:02.908 --> 00:21:04.376
  • FULFILLING THEIR PURPOSE,THEY DIDN'T GET THERE WITHOUT
  • 00:21:04.376 --> 00:21:06.044
  • THEY DIDN'T GET THERE WITHOUTMESSY PLACES, THINGS THEY
  • 00:21:06.044 --> 00:21:07.412
  • MESSY PLACES, THINGS THEYDIDN'T UNDERSTAND, PEOPLE
  • 00:21:07.412 --> 00:21:09.314
  • DIDN'T UNDERSTAND, PEOPLETHAT TRIED TO STOP THEM.
  • 00:21:09.314 --> 00:21:10.716
  • THAT TRIED TO STOP THEM.MY FATHER WAS BORN
  • 00:21:10.716 --> 00:21:12.451
  • MY FATHER WAS BORNIN A MESSY SITUATION.
  • 00:21:12.451 --> 00:21:14.653
  • IN A MESSY SITUATION.HIS FAMILY WAS VERY POOR.
  • 00:21:14.653 --> 00:21:15.454
  • HIS FAMILY WAS VERY POOR.WHEN HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:21:15.454 --> 00:21:17.723
  • WHEN HE GAVE HIS LIFETO CHRIST AT THE AGE OF 17,
  • 00:21:17.723 --> 00:21:19.091
  • TO CHRIST AT THE AGE OF 17,HE LEFT THE FARM
  • 00:21:19.091 --> 00:21:20.092
  • HE LEFT THE FARMWITH NO MONEY,
  • 00:21:20.092 --> 00:21:21.293
  • WITH NO MONEY,NO EDUCATION.
  • 00:21:21.293 --> 00:21:22.761
  • NO EDUCATION.HE HITCHHIKED AND WENT OUT
  • 00:21:22.761 --> 00:21:24.496
  • HE HITCHHIKED AND WENT OUTAND STARTED MINISTERING.
  • 00:21:24.496 --> 00:21:25.797
  • AND STARTED MINISTERING.HE WAS MARRIED AT AN EARLY
  • 00:21:25.797 --> 00:21:27.766
  • HE WAS MARRIED AT AN EARLYAGE BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:21:27.766 --> 00:21:28.667
  • AGE BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.HE HAD TO RESIGN
  • 00:21:28.667 --> 00:21:29.835
  • HE HAD TO RESIGNFROM HIS CHURCH.
  • 00:21:29.835 --> 00:21:31.103
  • FROM HIS CHURCH.LEADERS TOLD HIM THAT HE
  • 00:21:31.103 --> 00:21:32.904
  • LEADERS TOLD HIM THAT HEWOULD NEVER PASTOR AGAIN,
  • 00:21:32.904 --> 00:21:34.606
  • WOULD NEVER PASTOR AGAIN,A MESSY SITUATION.
  • 00:21:34.606 --> 00:21:35.674
  • A MESSY SITUATION.HE WAS SO DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:21:35.674 --> 00:21:37.209
  • HE WAS SO DISCOURAGED,HE LEFT THE MINISTRY AND
  • 00:21:37.209 --> 00:21:38.610
  • HE LEFT THE MINISTRY ANDSTARTED SELLING INSURANCE.
  • 00:21:38.610 --> 00:21:39.711
  • STARTED SELLING INSURANCE.HE DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD
  • 00:21:39.711 --> 00:21:41.113
  • HE DIDN'T THINK HE WOULDEVER HAVE A FAMILY
  • 00:21:41.113 --> 00:21:42.681
  • EVER HAVE A FAMILYUNTIL HE MET MY MOTHER.
  • 00:21:42.681 --> 00:21:43.915
  • UNTIL HE MET MY MOTHER.THEY FELL IN LOVE, GOT
  • 00:21:43.915 --> 00:21:45.917
  • THEY FELL IN LOVE, GOTMARRIED, HAD FIVE CHILDREN.
  • 00:21:45.917 --> 00:21:47.853
  • MARRIED, HAD FIVE CHILDREN.HE STARTED PASTORING AGAIN.
  • 00:21:47.853 --> 00:21:49.654
  • HE STARTED PASTORING AGAIN.HIS CHURCH WAS GROWING,
  • 00:21:49.654 --> 00:21:51.456
  • HIS CHURCH WAS GROWING,HAD OVER 1.000 MEMBERS.
  • 00:21:51.456 --> 00:21:52.190
  • HAD OVER 1.000 MEMBERS.BACK THEN THAT WAS
  • 00:21:52.190 --> 00:21:53.558
  • BACK THEN THAT WASUNHEARD OF.
  • 00:21:53.558 --> 00:21:54.860
  • UNHEARD OF.BUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE TURNED
  • 00:21:54.860 --> 00:21:56.294
  • BUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE TURNEDAGAINST MY FATHER.
  • 00:21:56.294 --> 00:21:57.429
  • AGAINST MY FATHER.THEY DIDN'T LIKE HIS MESSAGE
  • 00:21:57.429 --> 00:21:59.064
  • THEY DIDN'T LIKE HIS MESSAGEOF FAITH AND VICTORY.
  • 00:21:59.064 --> 00:21:59.931
  • OF FAITH AND VICTORY.HE HAD TO RESIGN
  • 00:21:59.931 --> 00:22:00.999
  • HE HAD TO RESIGNFROM THAT CHURCH.
  • 00:22:00.999 --> 00:22:03.235
  • FROM THAT CHURCH.ANOTHER MESSY SITUATION.
  • 00:22:03.235 --> 00:22:04.603
  • ANOTHER MESSY SITUATION.HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:22:04.603 --> 00:22:06.171
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.HE WAS BEING HIS BEST,
  • 00:22:06.171 --> 00:22:07.873
  • HE WAS BEING HIS BEST,YET THE DOOR CLOSED.
  • 00:22:07.873 --> 00:22:09.341
  • YET THE DOOR CLOSED.HE AND MY MOTHER WENT OUT
  • 00:22:09.341 --> 00:22:10.842
  • HE AND MY MOTHER WENT OUTAND STARTED LAKEWOOD IN
  • 00:22:10.842 --> 00:22:12.978
  • AND STARTED LAKEWOOD INAN ABANDONED FEED STORE.
  • 00:22:12.978 --> 00:22:14.146
  • AN ABANDONED FEED STORE.HE WAS TOLD IT WOULD NEVER
  • 00:22:14.146 --> 00:22:15.814
  • HE WAS TOLD IT WOULD NEVERLAST, NOBODY'S GOING TO COME,
  • 00:22:15.814 --> 00:22:17.149
  • LAST, NOBODY'S GOING TO COME,YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.
  • 00:22:17.149 --> 00:22:18.383
  • YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.BUT HERE WE ARE TODAY,
  • 00:22:18.383 --> 00:22:19.751
  • BUT HERE WE ARE TODAY,59 YEARS LATER,
  • 00:22:19.751 --> 00:22:20.819
  • 59 YEARS LATER,STILL GOING STRONG.
  • 00:22:20.819 --> 00:22:23.321
  • STILL GOING STRONG.HERE'S MY POINT.
  • 00:22:23.321 --> 00:22:25.090
  • HERE'S MY POINT.ALL THOSE MESSY SITUATIONS
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:26.525
  • ALL THOSE MESSY SITUATIONSMY FATHER WENT THROUGH,
  • 00:22:26.525 --> 00:22:28.393
  • MY FATHER WENT THROUGH,THEY WERE ON GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:22:28.393 --> 00:22:29.528
  • THEY WERE ON GOD'S PLAN.HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 00:22:29.528 --> 00:22:31.096
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHYPEOPLE TURNED AGAINST HIM.
  • 00:22:31.096 --> 00:22:32.831
  • PEOPLE TURNED AGAINST HIM.IF THEY HAD NOT OPPOSED HIM,
  • 00:22:32.831 --> 00:22:33.832
  • IF THEY HAD NOT OPPOSED HIM,HE WOULD HAVE NEVER STARTED
  • 00:22:33.832 --> 00:22:34.966
  • HE WOULD HAVE NEVER STARTEDLAKEWOOD.
  • 00:22:34.966 --> 00:22:36.835
  • LAKEWOOD.LIKE MY FATHER, YOU MAY BE
  • 00:22:36.835 --> 00:22:38.336
  • LIKE MY FATHER, YOU MAY BEIN A MESSY SITUATION.
  • 00:22:38.336 --> 00:22:39.337
  • IN A MESSY SITUATION.PEOPLE HAVE COME AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:22:39.337 --> 00:22:40.305
  • PEOPLE HAVE COME AGAINST YOU.YOU'VE MADE MISTAKES,
  • 00:22:40.305 --> 00:22:41.373
  • YOU'VE MADE MISTAKES,YOU'VE HAD BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:22:41.373 --> 00:22:42.441
  • YOU'VE HAD BAD BREAKS.GOD IS SAYING,
  • 00:22:42.441 --> 00:22:43.742
  • GOD IS SAYING,"IT'S NOT OVER.
  • 00:22:43.742 --> 00:22:45.444
  • "IT'S NOT OVER.IT'S ALL A PART OF MY PLAN.
  • 00:22:45.444 --> 00:22:47.212
  • IT'S ALL A PART OF MY PLAN.YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION."
  • 00:22:47.212 --> 00:22:48.413
  • YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION."WE'RE NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:22:48.413 --> 00:22:49.648
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO UNDERSTANDEVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS.
  • 00:22:49.648 --> 00:22:51.783
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS.GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.
  • 00:22:51.783 --> 00:22:53.084
  • GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.BUT HERE'S THE PROMISE
  • 00:22:53.084 --> 00:22:54.052
  • BUT HERE'S THE PROMISEGOD GIVES US.
  • 00:22:54.052 --> 00:22:55.620
  • GOD GIVES US.IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH AND
  • 00:22:55.620 --> 00:22:57.489
  • IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH ANDKEEP HONORING HIM, THEN WHAT
  • 00:22:57.489 --> 00:22:59.357
  • KEEP HONORING HIM, THEN WHATHE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE, HE'S
  • 00:22:59.357 --> 00:23:00.926
  • HE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE, HE'SGOING TO BRING TO COMPLETION.
  • 00:23:00.926 --> 00:23:02.527
  • GOING TO BRING TO COMPLETION.WHAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOU
  • 00:23:02.527 --> 00:23:04.129
  • WHAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOUWILL COME TO PASS.
  • 00:23:04.129 --> 00:23:05.397
  • WILL COME TO PASS.YOU DIDN'T MISS IT BECAUSE
  • 00:23:05.397 --> 00:23:07.032
  • YOU DIDN'T MISS IT BECAUSEYOU HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD,
  • 00:23:07.032 --> 00:23:08.266
  • YOU HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD,SOMEBODY WALKED OUT AND BROKE
  • 00:23:08.266 --> 00:23:09.801
  • SOMEBODY WALKED OUT AND BROKEYOUR HEART, PEOPLE TRIED TO
  • 00:23:09.801 --> 00:23:11.102
  • YOUR HEART, PEOPLE TRIED TOSTOP YOU FROM YOUR DREAM.
  • 00:23:11.102 --> 00:23:13.305
  • STOP YOU FROM YOUR DREAM.GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:23:13.305 --> 00:23:14.606
  • GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.TUNE OUT ALL THOSE VOICES
  • 00:23:14.606 --> 00:23:16.408
  • TUNE OUT ALL THOSE VOICESTELLING YOU THAT YOU BLEW IT,
  • 00:23:16.408 --> 00:23:17.676
  • TELLING YOU THAT YOU BLEW IT,YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.
  • 00:23:17.676 --> 00:23:19.177
  • YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT
  • 00:23:19.177 --> 00:23:21.079
  • GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED ITIF IT WAS GOING TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:23:21.079 --> 00:23:21.880
  • IF IT WAS GOING TO KEEP YOUFROM YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:23:21.880 --> 00:23:23.014
  • FROM YOUR DESTINY.IT'S ALL A PART
  • 00:23:23.014 --> 00:23:24.049
  • IT'S ALL A PARTOF THE PROCESS.
  • 00:23:24.049 --> 00:23:25.684
  • OF THE PROCESS.WILL YOU TRUST HIM WHEN
  • 00:23:25.684 --> 00:23:27.252
  • WILL YOU TRUST HIM WHENYOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION?
  • 00:23:27.252 --> 00:23:28.019
  • YOU'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION?WILL YOU TRUST HIM
  • 00:23:28.019 --> 00:23:29.521
  • WILL YOU TRUST HIMIN THE MESSY PLACES?
  • 00:23:29.521 --> 00:23:30.689
  • IN THE MESSY PLACES?WILL YOU TRUST HIM WHEN
  • 00:23:30.689 --> 00:23:32.657
  • WILL YOU TRUST HIM WHENIT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:23:32.657 --> 00:23:33.692
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE?JOB IN THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:23:33.692 --> 00:23:34.893
  • JOB IN THE SCRIPTUREWENT THROUGH ALL KINDS
  • 00:23:34.893 --> 00:23:35.660
  • WENT THROUGH ALL KINDSOF BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:23:35.660 --> 00:23:36.995
  • OF BAD BREAKS.HE LOST HIS HEALTH, HIS
  • 00:23:36.995 --> 00:23:38.830
  • HE LOST HIS HEALTH, HISBUSINESS, HIS FAMILY,
  • 00:23:38.830 --> 00:23:40.332
  • BUSINESS, HIS FAMILY,EVERYTHING FELL APART, AND
  • 00:23:40.332 --> 00:23:41.900
  • EVERYTHING FELL APART, ANDFOR A WHILE HE WAS NEGATIVE,
  • 00:23:41.900 --> 00:23:43.068
  • FOR A WHILE HE WAS NEGATIVE,COMPLAINED.
  • 00:23:43.068 --> 00:23:44.102
  • COMPLAINED.BUT THEN HE CAME BACK
  • 00:23:44.102 --> 00:23:45.604
  • BUT THEN HE CAME BACKTO A PLACE OF PEACE.
  • 00:23:45.604 --> 00:23:47.372
  • TO A PLACE OF PEACE.NOTHING HAD TURNED AROUND.
  • 00:23:47.372 --> 00:23:49.040
  • NOTHING HAD TURNED AROUND.IT WAS STILL MESSY, BUT HE
  • 00:23:49.040 --> 00:23:51.276
  • IT WAS STILL MESSY, BUT HESAID IN JOB CHAPTER 42:
  • 00:23:51.276 --> 00:23:52.577
  • SAID IN JOB CHAPTER 42:"GOD, I KNOW
  • 00:23:52.577 --> 00:23:54.312
  • "GOD, I KNOWYOU CAN DO ANYTHING
  • 00:23:54.312 --> 00:23:55.680
  • YOU CAN DO ANYTHINGAND NO ONE CAN STOP
  • 00:23:55.680 --> 00:23:57.015
  • AND NO ONE CAN STOPYOUR PLAN."
  • 00:23:57.015 --> 00:23:59.017
  • YOUR PLAN."THIS WAS AFTER 42 CHAPTERS
  • 00:23:59.017 --> 00:24:01.186
  • THIS WAS AFTER 42 CHAPTERSOF DEFEAT, NEGATIVITY.
  • 00:24:01.186 --> 00:24:02.921
  • OF DEFEAT, NEGATIVITY.WHEN HE SAID THIS, EIGHT
  • 00:24:02.921 --> 00:24:05.390
  • WHEN HE SAID THIS, EIGHTVERSES LATER, IT SAYS: "GOD
  • 00:24:05.390 --> 00:24:07.359
  • VERSES LATER, IT SAYS: "GODRESTORED JOB AND BROUGHT HIM
  • 00:24:07.359 --> 00:24:08.159
  • RESTORED JOB AND BROUGHT HIMOUT WITH TWICE
  • 00:24:08.159 --> 00:24:09.895
  • OUT WITH TWICEWHAT HE HAD BEFORE."
  • 00:24:09.895 --> 00:24:11.997
  • WHAT HE HAD BEFORE."WHEN HE CHANGED HIS ATTITUDE,
  • 00:24:11.997 --> 00:24:13.965
  • WHEN HE CHANGED HIS ATTITUDE,MAYBE THAT WAS THE CATALYST
  • 00:24:13.965 --> 00:24:15.834
  • MAYBE THAT WAS THE CATALYSTFOR GOD TO TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:24:15.834 --> 00:24:17.168
  • FOR GOD TO TURN IT AROUND.I WONDER IF WE WOULD DO LIKE
  • 00:24:17.168 --> 00:24:19.004
  • I WONDER IF WE WOULD DO LIKEJOB: INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING
  • 00:24:19.004 --> 00:24:20.305
  • JOB: INSTEAD OF COMPLAININGABOUT THE MESS, BEING
  • 00:24:20.305 --> 00:24:21.439
  • ABOUT THE MESS, BEINGDISCOURAGED BY WHAT DIDN'T
  • 00:24:21.439 --> 00:24:23.041
  • DISCOURAGED BY WHAT DIDN'TWORK OUT, WHAT IF WE'D START
  • 00:24:23.041 --> 00:24:24.543
  • WORK OUT, WHAT IF WE'D STARTSAYING, "FATHER, I WANT TO
  • 00:24:24.543 --> 00:24:26.278
  • SAYING, "FATHER, I WANT TOTHANK YOU THAT NOTHING CAN
  • 00:24:26.278 --> 00:24:27.913
  • THANK YOU THAT NOTHING CANSTOP YOUR PLAN FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:24:27.913 --> 00:24:28.580
  • STOP YOUR PLAN FOR MY LIFE.THANK YOU THAT WHAT
  • 00:24:28.580 --> 00:24:29.981
  • THANK YOU THAT WHATYOU HAVE ORDAINED FOR ME
  • 00:24:29.981 --> 00:24:31.483
  • YOU HAVE ORDAINED FOR MEIS ON THE WAY."
  • 00:24:31.483 --> 00:24:32.284
  • IS ON THE WAY."WHEN WE WERE BUILDING OUR
  • 00:24:32.284 --> 00:24:33.952
  • WHEN WE WERE BUILDING OURHOUSE, AT ONE POINT ALL
  • 00:24:33.952 --> 00:24:35.020
  • HOUSE, AT ONE POINT ALLTHE SWITCHES WERE IN,
  • 00:24:35.020 --> 00:24:35.887
  • THE SWITCHES WERE IN,THE FLOORS WERE DOWN,
  • 00:24:35.887 --> 00:24:37.188
  • THE FLOORS WERE DOWN,THE CABINETS WERE DONE.
  • 00:24:37.188 --> 00:24:38.857
  • THE CABINETS WERE DONE.THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE
  • 00:24:38.857 --> 00:24:40.692
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THEPOWER WASN'T CONNECTED.
  • 00:24:40.692 --> 00:24:41.826
  • POWER WASN'T CONNECTED.WE WERE WAITING FOR A PERMIT
  • 00:24:41.826 --> 00:24:43.194
  • WE WERE WAITING FOR A PERMITAND A FEW OTHER THINGS.
  • 00:24:43.194 --> 00:24:44.329
  • AND A FEW OTHER THINGS.EVERY NIGHT, VICTORIA
  • 00:24:44.329 --> 00:24:45.530
  • EVERY NIGHT, VICTORIAAND I WOULD GO OVER TO CHECK
  • 00:24:45.530 --> 00:24:46.898
  • AND I WOULD GO OVER TO CHECKTO SEE IF IT WAS ON.
  • 00:24:46.898 --> 00:24:47.966
  • TO SEE IF IT WAS ON.FOR OVER A MONTH,
  • 00:24:47.966 --> 00:24:49.167
  • FOR OVER A MONTH,WE WERE READY
  • 00:24:49.167 --> 00:24:50.602
  • WE WERE READYWITH NO POWER.
  • 00:24:50.602 --> 00:24:51.436
  • WITH NO POWER.FINALLY, ONE EVENING,
  • 00:24:51.436 --> 00:24:52.270
  • FINALLY, ONE EVENING,WE WENT OVER
  • 00:24:52.270 --> 00:24:54.306
  • WE WENT OVERAND THE POWER WAS CONNECTED.
  • 00:24:54.306 --> 00:24:55.340
  • AND THE POWER WAS CONNECTED.EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT.
  • 00:24:55.340 --> 00:24:56.608
  • EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT.WE HAD LIGHTS,
  • 00:24:56.608 --> 00:24:57.709
  • WE HAD LIGHTS,AIR CONDITIONING,
  • 00:24:57.709 --> 00:24:59.311
  • AIR CONDITIONING,THE APPLIANCES WORKED.
  • 00:24:59.311 --> 00:25:01.379
  • THE APPLIANCES WORKED.WITH THAT ONE CONNECTION,
  • 00:25:01.379 --> 00:25:03.381
  • WITH THAT ONE CONNECTION,IT WAS A WHOLE NEW WORLD.
  • 00:25:03.381 --> 00:25:04.816
  • IT WAS A WHOLE NEW WORLD.I BELIEVE YOU'RE ABOUT
  • 00:25:04.816 --> 00:25:05.951
  • I BELIEVE YOU'RE ABOUTTO COME IN TO ONE
  • 00:25:05.951 --> 00:25:07.285
  • TO COME IN TO ONEOF THESE CONNECTIONS.
  • 00:25:07.285 --> 00:25:08.553
  • OF THESE CONNECTIONS.YOU'VE BEEN ON THE VERGE OF
  • 00:25:08.553 --> 00:25:10.388
  • YOU'VE BEEN ON THE VERGE OFIT, YOU'VE BEEN HONORING GOD,
  • 00:25:10.388 --> 00:25:11.423
  • IT, YOU'VE BEEN HONORING GOD,YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE GOD
  • 00:25:11.423 --> 00:25:12.757
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE GODFLIP THE SWITCH.
  • 00:25:12.757 --> 00:25:14.192
  • FLIP THE SWITCH.SUDDENLY THE DOOR OPENS,
  • 00:25:14.192 --> 00:25:15.727
  • SUDDENLY THE DOOR OPENS,SUDDENLY THE HEALING COMES.
  • 00:25:15.727 --> 00:25:16.861
  • SUDDENLY THE HEALING COMES.SUDDENLY THE RIGHT PERSON
  • 00:25:16.861 --> 00:25:17.596
  • SUDDENLY THE RIGHT PERSONSHOWS UP.
  • 00:25:17.596 --> 00:25:19.364
  • SHOWS UP.I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU'RE
  • 00:25:19.364 --> 00:25:21.333
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU'REABOUT TO GO FROM CONSTRUCTION
  • 00:25:21.333 --> 00:25:22.601
  • ABOUT TO GO FROM CONSTRUCTIONTO COMPLETION.
  • 00:25:22.601 --> 00:25:23.301
  • TO COMPLETION.THOSE THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:25:23.301 --> 00:25:24.903
  • THOSE THINGS THAT AREHINDERING YOU, LIKE JOB,
  • 00:25:24.903 --> 00:25:25.604
  • HINDERING YOU, LIKE JOB,GOD'S GOING TO BRING YOU
  • 00:25:25.604 --> 00:25:26.705
  • GOD'S GOING TO BRING YOUOUT BETTER.
  • 00:25:26.705 --> 00:25:28.440
  • OUT BETTER.DESPITE MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,
  • 00:25:28.440 --> 00:25:30.108
  • DESPITE MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,LIKE MOSES YOU'RE STILL GOING
  • 00:25:30.108 --> 00:25:31.876
  • LIKE MOSES YOU'RE STILL GOINGTO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY AND
  • 00:25:31.876 --> 00:25:33.178
  • TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY ANDBECOME EVERYTHING GOD'S
  • 00:25:33.178 --> 00:25:34.412
  • BECOME EVERYTHING GOD'SCREATED YOU TO BE,
  • 00:25:34.412 --> 00:25:35.981
  • CREATED YOU TO BE,IN JESUS'S NAME.
  • 00:25:35.981 --> 00:25:36.748
  • IN JESUS'S NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT,
  • 00:25:36.748 --> 00:25:39.250
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT,CAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:25:39.250 --> 00:25:39.918
  • CAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:39.918 --> 00:25:41.686
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
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  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
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  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
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  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
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  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
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  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
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  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR."
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  • AND SAVIOR."IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
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  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE
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  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
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  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:58.737 --> 00:25:59.704
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH.
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  • CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
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  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
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  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACESTHAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
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  • THAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
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  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING
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  • .
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  • .>ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
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  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:26:10.915 --> 00:26:12.117
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
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  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
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  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
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  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
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  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
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  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
  • 00:26:22.327 --> 00:26:24.162
  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
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  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
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  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
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  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:26:27.499 --> 00:26:28.466
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:26:28.466 --> 00:26:29.734
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
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  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
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  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
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  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
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  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
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  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
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  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
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  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:26:39.344 --> 00:26:40.879
  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:26:40.879 --> 00:26:42.147
  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
  • 00:26:42.147 --> 00:26:43.314
  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
  • 00:26:43.314 --> 00:26:44.683
  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:26:44.683 --> 00:26:46.317
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:26:47.018 --> 00:26:48.186
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOU
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  • "TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY AT
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY ATJOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
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  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:59.531 --> 00:27:00.699
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
  • 00:27:00.699 --> 00:27:02.200
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:27:02.200 --> 00:27:03.968
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
  • 00:27:03.968 --> 00:27:04.636
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
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  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOUTO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE
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  • TO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPEPARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO
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  • PARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TOMAKE THE MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
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  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
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  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
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  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
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  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
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  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
  • 00:27:19.617 --> 00:27:21.252
  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
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  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
  • 00:27:23.354 --> 00:27:25.356
  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
  • 00:27:25.356 --> 00:27:26.758
  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
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  • 31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOREACH DAY OF THE MONTH.
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  • EACH DAY OF THE MONTH.IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING
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