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Playing Catch Up with Your Dream

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October 26, 2020
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Opportunities are created from adversity. God has given you an opportunity to accomplish your dreams.

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  • female announcer: Coming up on"The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: Orpah onlyfeels safe with poor folks,
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  • broke folks, hateful folks,gossiping folk, lying folk,
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  • cheating, whoremongering folks.
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  • Orpah doesn't feel comfortablein a big room.
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  • Orpah wants to be a big girl ina small room.
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  • And I just wanna know, are youOrpah or are you Ruth?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch. ♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch. ♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: Nobody's gonnafind you sitting on that couch
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  • with rollers in your hair,eating Milk Duds, and watching
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  • "Love of Life."
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  • You think prince charming isgoing to come in there and find
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  • you walkin' around in themmuumuus, and them--that house
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  • coat, that raggedy house coatthat you've got on, and them
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  • little turned over house shoesthat you wear around the house?
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  • And you're praying for theLord to send Boaz.
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  • Why in the world is Boaz gonnacome and get you out the bed
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  • with your sleepy self?
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  • You gotta get rid of that fairytale faith and become deliberate
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  • about what God is goingto do in your life.
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  • High five your sister and say,"I'm a deliberate woman."
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  • I live on purpose.
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  • I got the instinct.
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  • I got the unction.
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  • I want something the peoplearound me don't even want.
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  • I never fit in with myneighborhood.
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  • I didn't fit in with my cliqueor my club.
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  • I've got some instincts that arebeyond my circumstance, so I got
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  • to get over my circumstance andstart walking in alignment.
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  • So God says to Habakkuk theprophet, who was waiting on an
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  • answer from God 'cause hedoesn't understand where he is.
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  • He doesn't understand whatseason he's in.
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  • He doesn't understand what'sgoin' on in his life.
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  • And God gives him simpleinstructions.
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  • He said, "Write the vision,"okay?
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  • Not the problem, not theobstacle, not the need, not
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  • the lack.
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  • He said, "Don't write about whatyou lack, write the vision."
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  • Write it.
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  • Write.
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  • What do you see, woman of God.
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  • Ten years from now, what do yousee?
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  • What do you see?
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  • In your spirit when you get downto your core, what do you see?
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  • If it--what would you--whatwould you do if money were
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  • no problem?
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  • Well, it's no problem.
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  • I'm gonna try y'all.
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  • What would you do if money wereno problem?
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  • Well, it's no problem.
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  • It's no problem.It's no problem.
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  • It is--I'll try y'all.
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  • What would you do if money wereno problem?
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  • Well, would you tell yoursister, "It's no problem.
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  • It's no problem."
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  • Don't let not having the moneydry up your pen.
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  • Write the vision.
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  • Don't worry about who's gonnapay for it.
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  • Don't worry about who's gonnaexecute it.
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  • Don't worry about who's gonnastand in agreement with it.
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  • All he asked you to do was writethe vision.
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  • He didn't ask you to pay for thevision.
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  • He asks you--who can I givethis baby to?
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  • Maybe y'all will take it upthere.
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  • Just write the vision.
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  • Go ahead and write the businessplan.
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  • Go ahead write the businessplan.
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  • Go ahead and write the purpose,the vision,
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  • the purpose, and goal.
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  • Go ahead and write the vision.
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  • You have been so focused onwhere you've been that you can't
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  • stretch for where you're going.
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  • All our prayers are backdated.
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  • Oh God, have mercy on me.
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  • You know what happened to mewhen I was a child.
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  • You know what I went throughwhen I went to college.
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  • Oh Lord, I'm still getting overmy first husband.
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  • Girl, you're on your fourthhusband still talkin' about
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  • your first.
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  • Which--I know it sounds hard,but slap somebody and say, "Get
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  • over it."
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  • He didn't say, "Write the past."
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  • He didn't say, "Write the pain."
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  • He said, "Write the vision."
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  • What do you see?
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  • What do you hope for?
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  • What do you believe?
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  • He said, "Write the vision."
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  • And then he says to Habakkuk,"Read what you wrote."
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  • Write it and then read it.
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  • Remind yourself of what yousaid.
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  • Remind yourself of where you'regoin'.
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  • Write it, read it, and then runit.
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  • Before the year is out--say itwith me, "Before the year is
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  • out, I'm gonna write it, I'mgoing to read it, and I'm gonna
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  • run it."
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • I don't try to run KennethCopeland's ministry 'cause it's
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  • not mine.
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  • I don't try to run Fred Price'sministry 'cause it's not mine.
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  • I don't try to run Joyce Meyer'sministry 'cause it's not mine.
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  • I don't have the anointing torun something that I'm not
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  • instinctive at in my core.
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  • But when it comes to TDJakes, you better get out.
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  • Touch your sister and say, "I'mgonna write it, I'm going to
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  • read it, and I'm gonna run it."
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  • I'm gonna write it, I'm going toread it, and I'm gonna run it.
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  • I'm gonna write it, I'm going toread it, and I'm gonna run it.
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  • Now, just take a minute andpraise God for that
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  • right there.
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  • I'm going to write it, I'm goingto read it, and I'm going to
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  • run it.
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  • Running it means I'm going tobring all of my efforts in
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  • alignment with what I wrote.
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  • I'm not going to expend energythat's off the page.
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  • If it's not on the page, I'm notrunning after it.
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  • If it's not in the script, theactor doesn't say the lines.
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  • I'm gonna write it, I'm going toread it, and I'm gonna run it.
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  • When you see me running, youdon't have to read what I wrote
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  • because my feet will tell youwhat's on the page.
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  • Oh my God, tell your sister,"Let your feet do the talking."
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  • Stop explaining, stop arguing,stop fighting back on Facebook,
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  • stop arguing on Twitter, stopcomplaining with your
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  • so-called friends.
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  • Tell 'em to watch my feet.
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  • You see, the world has changed.
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  • And as the world changes bothpositively and negatively, God
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  • gives you opportunities.
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  • Opportunities are created fromadversity.
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  • You wouldn't need a washingmachine if you didn't have
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  • dirty clothes.
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  • Opportunities are created fromadversities.
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  • So if you have adversities, youradversities are opportunities.
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  • Whether they becomeopportunities or not is how you
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  • look at them.
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  • If you see it as a problem, it'sa problem, but if you see it as
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  • an opportunity, it's anopportunity.
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  • God is giving you opportunity.
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  • It's just like comin' to thisconference.
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  • God has given you anopportunity.
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  • What you do with it is up toyou.
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  • You can stay in your room andsleep in, not have to put on
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  • makeup or nothing, just lay upin the bed and watch TV and get
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  • you some rest.
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  • God knows you need some rest.
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  • And you'll go back rested andempty.
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  • All God gives you is anopportunity.
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  • He's not going to make you.
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  • He's not gonna force you.
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  • He's not gonna rape you.
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  • All God's going to do is giveyou an opportunity.
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  • When he's giving you anopportunity, he's done.
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  • He's gonna give you anopportunity.
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  • In my book, I talk about theparable of the talents: the two,
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  • the five, and the ten.
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  • And the householder gave to theservants two, and five, and
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  • one, actually.
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  • One, two, and five.
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  • And the one who had five tookthe opportunity and turned it
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  • into ten.
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  • The one who had two took theopportunity didn't turn it
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  • into four.
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  • The one who had one took theopportunity and hid it.
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  • They may not have had equaltalents, but they all had
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  • equal opportunity.
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  • Pray 'til your lips needChapstick, but all God is going
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  • to give you--I'm practicing forstand up comedy.
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  • In case I lose my job, I have acareer with Sheryl Underwood and
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  • them all, you know.
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  • All God's going to give you isan opportunity.
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  • Have you not recognizedopportunities because they were
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  • dressed in adversity?
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  • If you look at the clothes ofopportunity, opportunity always
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  • puts on an adversity suit.
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  • Not too long ago, there was atornado that come through, and
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  • the waves from the ocean werecomin' up on shore, and houses
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  • were up under water, and thestreets were covered with water,
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  • and everybody was getting out oftown.
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  • It was so dramatic that theyturned two-way streets into
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  • one-way streets all exiting thecity, everybody tryin' to get
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  • out of town as quickly aspossible.
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  • Didn't know how high the waveswere going to come.
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  • People could be killed ordestroyed, lose their property.
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  • They were all headed out oftown, back to back.
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  • The highway looked like aparking lot with cars stuck on
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  • it trying to get out.
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  • And in the middle of all ofthat, here comes a bunch of
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  • young boys running in theopposite direction toward the
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  • storm, carrying surfboards.
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  • Because what everybody else sawas an adversity--you'll get it
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  • when you get back home.
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  • They saw it as an opportunity.
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  • A wave is an adversity if you'renot prepared for it, but if you
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  • got a surfboard, this is thetime of your life.
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  • I've never seen--and what I'mtrying to tell you is that the
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  • blessing of the Lord comes inwaves.
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  • It comes in waves.
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  • And if you stop runnin' from thewave and just ride the wave, the
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  • blessing of the Lord wouldovertake you if you're
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  • ready for it.
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  • How many people say,"I'm ready for it"?
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: Some thingscan only come from God.
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  • And she said, "I am a woman ofa sorrowful spirit, but have
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  • poured out my soulbefore the Lord."
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  • She said, "I'm a praying woman."
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  • God says the thing that bringspeace to pain is making your
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  • request made known unto God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: How isyour prayer life lately?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: The worldhas changed.
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  • It's not just that you're new,you're in a new world with new
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  • opportunities, new problems, anddecadence, and situations and
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  • circumstances that are beyondanything your grandmother
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  • would imagine.
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  • Imagine if your grandmother wokeup in this world today and she
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  • was running around looking fortelephone booth.
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  • "I'ma call them.
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  • You got any change?
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  • Drive me down to the phone boothso I can call somebody."
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  • How far would you have to drivein Atlanta to find a
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  • phone booth?
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  • You're going to needa lot of gas.
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  • Isn't it--you can have thecoin, you can have the need, but
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  • if you don't understand theworld you're in, you
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  • are dysfunctional.
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  • You're not just dysfunctionalbecause of your childhood, you
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  • are dysfunctional when you areprepared for that which
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  • is antiquated.
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  • So God says, "Run forward, notbackwards."
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  • Can I go deeper?
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  • Oh, this is good.
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  • I got the right folks in here.I got the right folks in here.
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  • Somebody say, "I have a dream."
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  • You need to run in the directionof your dream and away from the
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  • direction of your disease.
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  • Disease.
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  • I'm not sick.
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  • Diseased simply means dis-ease.
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  • Dis-ease.Dis-ease.
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  • Somebody bring me a chair.
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  • Can you bring me a chair?
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  • I'm a little bit hooked up here.
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  • If there's a single chair, bringme a chair.
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  • Dis-ease.
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  • Write this down, dis-ease.
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  • Thank you, son.
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  • Bring me this chair up here.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Now, I'm gonna sit down so I canbe comfortable in what I'm
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  • doing, so I can be at ease.
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  • You got me?
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  • Do you not know that God cangive you blessings that make you
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  • uncomfortable, that you can be
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  • not at ease with being loved,
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  • not at ease with beingsuccessful?
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  • And if you are--if you have adis-ease, that dysfunction will
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  • make you self-sabotage youropportunities.
  • 00:16:59.635 --> 00:17:06.842
  • And you might not have highblood pressure, you might not
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  • have kidney failure, but you'vegot a disease 'cause you are
  • 00:17:09.011 --> 00:17:12.481
  • uncomfortable with your owndream.
  • 00:17:12.514 --> 00:17:19.421
  • So pray all you want to, but ifyou are at dis-ease with your
  • 00:17:19.455 --> 00:17:23.792
  • dream, you won't run after it.
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  • You'll shout about it, but youwon't run after it.
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  • You think you're aprocrastinator.
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  • You're not a procrastinator, yougot dis-ease with your dream.
  • 00:17:31.333 --> 00:17:38.407
  • You are dreaming somethin' thatyou won't relax in.
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  • You won't walk in it.
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  • You're still walkin' in who youwere rather than who you are.
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  • You need to go in a phone booth,
  • 00:17:54.723 --> 00:18:04.299
  • make you a call.
  • 00:18:04.333 --> 00:18:07.202
  • Go in there as Clark Kent, butcome out as Superman.
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  • In fact, I declare "Woman ThouArt Loosed" to be a phone booth.
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  • This is a place that you'regonna come in here one way and
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  • you're gonna walk out acompletely different way because
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  • you came in here to be loosedfrom what you came from, but I
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  • came in here to call you intowhat you're going to.
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  • You gotta catch up with yourdream.
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  • Touch ten women and say, "Yougotta catch up with your dream."
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  • You gotta catch up with yourdream.
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  • Your dreams are in one place,your head is somewhere else.
  • 00:18:46.175 --> 00:18:48.443
  • Your dreams are in one place,your head is somewhere else.
  • 00:18:48.777 --> 00:18:50.712
  • Your dreams are in one place,your head is somewhere else.
  • 00:18:51.046 --> 00:18:53.215
  • You gotta catch up with yourdream.
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  • When you get to the tenth woman,say, "Run!"
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  • Write it, read it, run it.
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  • Write it, read it, run it.
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  • Write it, read it, run it.
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  • Write it, read it, run it.
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  • Touch 'em, say, "Write it, readit, run it."
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  • Give him a shout of praise rightnow.
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  • I'm not sure this is true.
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  • I read it somewhere.I read it somewhere.
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  • Oprah didn't tell me this but Iread somewhere that her mama was
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  • tryin' to call her Orpah andmisspelled it and called
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  • her Oprah.
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  • I wanna bring up Orpah.
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  • Orpah is the girl who couldn'tescape the gravitational pull of
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  • where she came from.
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  • Orpah is the girl who had anopportunity that was so big that
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  • she acquiesced away from itbecause it was unfamiliar and
  • 00:20:05.087 --> 00:20:08.991
  • felt more at ease in dysfunctionthan she did in her dreams, came
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  • right to the gate of escapingher past, but said, "No, that's
  • 00:20:14.796 --> 00:20:19.167
  • too much for me.
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  • I'mma stay over here in whatI have been groomed for because
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  • I don't know how to live in anew world.
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  • I know how to live in Moab.
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  • I know what the rules are inMoab.
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  • I know how to function in Moabso I'm goin' to sabotage my
  • 00:20:32.281 --> 00:20:36.551
  • opportunity to go into Bethlehemand I'm gonna stay in Moab
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  • because it's familiar."
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  • Orpah is the girl who went back.
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  • You don't hear anybody preachingabout her.
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  • Everybody's preaching aboutRuth.
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  • Nobody's preaching about Orpah.
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  • Orpah is the girl who could notescape the gravitational pull of
  • 00:20:52.534 --> 00:20:56.972
  • where she came from because shefound safety in dysfunction and
  • 00:20:57.005 --> 00:21:02.978
  • she had dis-ease with her dream.
  • 00:21:03.011 --> 00:21:07.616
  • And I just wanna know, are youOrpah or are you Ruth?
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  • Let me ask them.
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  • Are you Orpah or are you Ruth?
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  • Orpah only feels safe with poorfolks, broke folks, hateful
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  • folks, gossiping folk, lyingfolk, cheating and
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  • whoremongering folks.
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  • Orpah doesn't feel comfortablein a big room.
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  • Orpah wants to be a big girl ina small room.
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  • Orpah sabotages all of heropportunities because she has
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  • not been mentored for theopportunity that God has in
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  • front of her.
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  • Orpah is afraid that she won'tspeak the language, and she
  • 00:21:44.186 --> 00:21:46.555
  • doesn't have the clothes, andshe doesn't know how to fit in,
  • 00:21:46.588 --> 00:21:49.491
  • so she goes back into the verything that she should've got
  • 00:21:49.524 --> 00:21:52.561
  • away from becoming familiar.
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  • Orpah is the girl who stays withthe dead.
  • 00:21:54.196 --> 00:22:00.268
  • Orpah's husband died.
  • 00:22:00.302 --> 00:22:02.371
  • Her father-in-law died.
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  • Her brother-in-law died.
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  • And Ruth said, "I'm going to letthe dead bury the dead," but
  • 00:22:06.575 --> 00:22:10.078
  • Orpah stayed with the dead.
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  • Are you staying with dead thingsbecause they're safe or are you
  • 00:22:13.048 --> 00:22:19.321
  • deliberately living beyond thebrink?
  • 00:22:19.354 --> 00:22:22.424
  • Because if you're gonna be Ruth,you're gonna be scared.
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  • But it's okay to be scared.
  • 00:22:26.261 --> 00:22:28.263
  • You're gonna go into a newworld.
  • 00:22:28.296 --> 00:22:30.298
  • You're gonna go into new rules,and new cultures, and
  • 00:22:30.332 --> 00:22:32.934
  • new opportunity.
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  • You're gonna sit in boardroomsand places that you've never
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  • sat before.
  • 00:22:37.739 --> 00:22:39.040
  • You're gonna negotiate stuffthat you've never done before.
  • 00:22:39.074 --> 00:22:42.043
  • You're going to speak the Wordwith power and clarity beyond
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  • the brink.
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  • If you are Ruth, you gotta bewilling to get out of your
  • 00:22:46.748 --> 00:22:49.284
  • comfort zone and go after yourdreams.
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  • And if you are Ruth, you havegot to be willing, check this
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  • out, to go from being respected
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  • in Moab to second class
  • 00:23:07.702 --> 00:23:14.409
  • in Bethlehem.
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  • If you are Ruth, you have got tobe willing to go back to ground
  • 00:23:16.445 --> 00:23:21.283
  • level zero on the next level ofyour life.
  • 00:23:21.316 --> 00:23:25.821
  • If you are Ruth, you were ateacher in Moab, but you're
  • 00:23:25.854 --> 00:23:31.693
  • going to be a student inBethlehem.
  • 00:23:31.726 --> 00:23:35.464
  • If you are Ruth, you have got tochase after your dreams when you
  • 00:23:35.497 --> 00:23:42.003
  • are used to walking into a roomwhere you already
  • 00:23:42.037 --> 00:23:45.407
  • Miss Suchy-Much.
  • 00:23:45.440 --> 00:23:46.775
  • You have got to walk into a roomwhere you don't get VIP seating
  • 00:23:46.808 --> 00:23:50.111
  • 'cause we don't even know you upin here.
  • 00:23:50.145 --> 00:23:55.450
  • Why in the world would God givean opportunity like this to a
  • 00:23:55.484 --> 00:23:59.387
  • girl like you?
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  • Nothing in your backgroundprepares you for what God is
  • 00:24:00.856 --> 00:24:04.593
  • about to do in your life.
  • 00:24:04.626 --> 00:24:06.061
  • And you're trying to walkforward, but you're scared to
  • 00:24:06.094 --> 00:24:08.763
  • death, and you're praying, andyou're uncomfortable, and you're
  • 00:24:08.797 --> 00:24:12.067
  • saying, "Lord, I don't know whatyou got me doing, but I'm going
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:15.604
  • to walk into it by faith."
  • 00:24:15.637 --> 00:24:18.840
  • Who am I preaching to today?
  • 00:24:18.874 --> 00:24:24.112
  • Now you see why you had to be at"Woman Thou Art Loosed," because
  • 00:24:24.145 --> 00:24:27.916
  • you couldn't find nobody to talkto who understood what is
  • 00:24:27.949 --> 00:24:31.520
  • standing in front of you rightnow.
  • 00:24:31.553 --> 00:24:33.889
  • But the Lord has been talking tome about you and God has
  • 00:24:33.922 --> 00:24:39.327
  • gathered you for promotion.
  • 00:24:39.361 --> 00:24:41.596
  • You're gonna have to run afteryour dream.
  • 00:24:41.630 --> 00:24:45.100
  • Slap somebody and say, "Run!"
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  • My God, I feel glory in thisplace.
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  • My God, I feel glory in thisplace.
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  • My God, I feel glory in thisplace.
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  • My God, I feel glory in thisplace.
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  • My God, I feel glory in thisplace.
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  • female announcer: Position,exposure, courage, and knowledge
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  • has placed in you.
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  • female announcer: Here'stoday's takeaway.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes:Write the vision.
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  • Don't worry about who'sgonna pay for it.
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  • Don't worry about who'sgonna execute it.
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  • Don't worry about who's gonnastand in agreement with it.
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  • All he asked you to dowas write the vision.
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  • And then read it.
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  • Remind yourself ofwhat you said.
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  • Remind yourself ofwhere you're going.
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  • Touch your sister and say,"I'mma write it, I'mma read it,
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  • and I'm gonna run it."
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  • God has gathered youfor a promotion.
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  • You're gonna have torun after your dreams.
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  • Slap somebody and say, "Run!"
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