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April 30, 2019
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  • - JOHN OSTEEN: LET'S HOLD UP OUR BIBLES AND
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  • LET'S ALL MAKE OUR CONFESSION FROM OUR HEART.
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  • SAY THIS IS MY BIBLE. [CONGREGATION REPEATING]
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • - JOHN OSTEEN: TODAY I'LL BE TAUGHT THE
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  • WORD OF GOD.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • - JOHN OSTEEN: I BOLDLY CONFESS.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • - JOHN: MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • - TOGETHER: IN JESUS NAME.
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  • AMEN.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON HERE
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  • IN ROME, ITALY.
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  • OUR GUEST ALL HOUR, JOEL OSTEEN, VICTORIA AND
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  • LAURIE ARE KIND OF UP THAT WAY.
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  • HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW?
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  • - IT'S BEEN ABOUT 15 YEARS.
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  • 2019 WILL BE THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY.
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  • - AND THAT SOLD ABOUT TEN MILLION COPIES WITH
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  • ALL OF ITS AUXILIARY PIECES AND ALL THAT KIND
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  • OF STUFF.
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  • WE'RE HERE IN ROME TODAY.
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  • TBN HAS HAD A 24 HOUR A DAY CHRISTIAN TELEVISION
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  • ON THE AIR, OH GOSH, FOR 30 YEARS.
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  • - HI, VICTORIA.
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  • - HI, LOVEY.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO BE RIGHT TO YOU.
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  • SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS YOUR
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  • BEST LIFE NOW.
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  • JOEL OSTEEN.
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  • VICTORIA OSTEEN.
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  • WE'RE HERE IN ROME.
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  • IT'S THE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW PRAISE, AND IT'S
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  • RIGHT NOW RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - TONIGHT ...
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  • - GOD'S DREAM FOR OUR LIFE IS SO MUCH
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  • BIGGER FOR MY OWN.
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  • WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE MY DARKEST TIME IT
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  • LAUNCHED ME TO WHAT I'M DOING TODAY.
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  • WHEN I TOOK OVER FOR MY FATHER, EVERY VOICE IN
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  • THE NATURAL SAID YOU CAN'T MINISTER.
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  • I'D ONLY MINISTERED ONE TIME.
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  • MY DAD HAD THAT CHURCH 6.000 PEOPLE THERE EVERY
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  • SUNDAY MORNING.
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  • - I WOULD SIT ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT.
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  • IT WAS SO IMPORTANT.
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  • IT WAS HUGE TO US.
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  • WE'D NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.
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  • - AN ALL NEW PRAISE STARTS RIGHT NOW.
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  • - THE PRAISE PROGRAM IS COMING TO YOU TODAY.
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  • WHAT AN AMAZING AFTERNOON, AMAZING
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  • SUBJECT MATTER, YOUR BEST LIFE NOW.
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  • JOEL, YOUR FIRST BOOK, SO WE'RE KIND OF WINDING THE
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  • CLOCK BACK A LITTLE BIT.
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  • WE WERE A LITTLE BIT YOUNGER.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • OUR HAIR WAS A LITTLE DARKER.
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  • WAIT A SECOND, YOURS IS THE SAME SO MY HAIR WAS A
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  • LITTLE DARKER, BUT WHAT AN AMAZING THING.
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  • YOU'RE BASICALLY GETTING READY TO CELEBRATE THE
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  • 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A BOOK THAT SOLD OVER TEN
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  • MILLION UNITS IN ALL ITS FORMS AND FASHIONS THAT
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  • IT'S BEEN RELEASED.
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE CONNECT WITH THIS SUBJECT MATTER,
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  • SO LET'S BREAK IT DOWN.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WELCOME TO ROME.
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  • - VICTORIA: THANK YOU.
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  • OH, ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - ITALY.
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  • NOT GEORGIA.
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  • IT IS ROME, ITALY.
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  • NOT GEORGIA.
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  • SO GO AHEAD.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • NO, IT'S EXCITING, MATT, BECAUSE MY FIRST BOOK I
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  • WANTED TO PUT OUR CORE MESSAGE IN THAT SO IT'S 7
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  • STEPS TO LIVING AT YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.
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  • SO I JUST HIT THOSE CORE MESSAGES AND I START WITH
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  • ENLARGE YOUR VISION, AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT YOU
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  • HAVE TO CONCEIVE SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE
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  • BEFORE GOD CAN BRING IT TO PASS ON THE OUTSIDE.
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  • I THINK MANY TIMES WE'RE LIMITED BY OUR OWN
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  • VISION, JUST SIMPLE THINGS.
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  • YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE THE EDUCATION.
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  • I CAN'T MINISTER.
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  • I DON'T HAVE THE TRAINING LIKE MY FATHER.
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  • I'M NOT TALENTED ENOUGH.
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  • WE PUT ALL THESE LIMITATIONS ON OURSELVES.
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  • MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID YOU'LL NEVER RISE ANY
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  • HIGHER THAN THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF.
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  • AND I TALK IN THAT CHAPTER ABOUT YOU HAVE TO
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  • ENLARGE YOUR VISION AND BELIEVE YOU CAN
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  • ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART.
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  • WHEN I TOOK OVER FOR MY FATHER, EVERY VOICE IN
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  • THE NATURAL SAID YOU CAN'T MINISTER.
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  • I'D ONLY MINISTERED ONE TIME.
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  • MY DAD HAD THAT CHURCH, 6.000 PEOPLE THERE EVERY
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  • SUNDAY MORNING.
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  • BUT I LITERALLY HAD TO SEE MYSELF DOING IT.
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  • I CALL IT THROUGH YOUR EYES OF FAITH WHEN YOU
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  • CLOSE YOUR EYES, MAYBE MORE SIMPLY IT'S JUST IN
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  • YOUR IMAGINATION.
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  • YOU NEED TO SEE YOURSELF THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE.
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE SICK, YOU NEED TO SEE YOURSELF WELL.
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE IN DEBT.
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  • YOU NEED TO SEE YOURSELF OUT OF DEBT.
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  • MAYBE YOU HAVE CHILDREN THAT AREN'T SERVING GOD.
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  • YOU HAVE TO SEE THAT.
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET IT DOWN ON THE INSIDE.
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  • AND I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS GOD TO BRING
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  • IT TO PASS.
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  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT THIS, I THINK ABOUT HOW WHEN MY
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  • MOTHER WAS SO SICK IN 1981, FIRST OF ALL WHEN I
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  • SAW MY MOTHER THAT SICK I THOUGHT IT
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  • WAS DEVASTATING.
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  • SHE HAD TERMINAL CANCER, AND SHE WAS YELLOW.
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  • SHE WEIGHED 89 POUNDS.
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  • SHE LOOKED LIKE DEATH.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - ON DECEMBER 10, 1981, DOCTORS DID A LIVER
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  • BIOPSY ON THEN 48 YEAR OLD DODIE OSTEEN.
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  • - DODIE OSTEEN: WE WENT TO PAUL'S GRADUATION AND HE SAID
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  • TO ME MOTHER, YOU LOOK A LITTLE BIT PALE AND HE
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  • SAID YOU'RE A LITTLE BIT JAUNDICE.
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  • HE SAID I THINK YOU SHOULD GO SEE THE DOCTOR.
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  • - DOCTORS FOUND OUT SHE HAD METASTATIC CANCER OF
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  • THE LIVER AND SHE WOULDN'T LIVE MORE THAN A
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  • FEW WEEKS.
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  • IN AN EFFORT TO HOLD FAST TO HER FAITH, DODIE
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  • PLACED 2 PICTURES ON HER MIRROR, ONE OF HER
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  • WEDDING DAY AND THE OTHER OF HERSELF RIDING A HORSE
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  • DURING A FAMILY VACATION.
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  • - I PUT PICTURES UP OF JOHN AND I AT OUR
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  • WEDDING, AND THEN I PUT A PICTURE UP OF ME WHEN I
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  • WAS 38 I THINK, JUST TO REMIND ME OF HOW I WAS
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  • HEALTHY AND STRONG AND THAT I WOULD BE THAT WAY
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  • AGAIN SOMEDAY.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - SHE DIDN'T GO BACK TO THE DOCTOR FOR TEN YEARS
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  • AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS.
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  • THERE IS NO MEDICAL EXPLANATION HOW SHE IS
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  • CANCER FREE.
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  • - I STOOD ON THE WORD OF GOD AND I HAVE BEEN
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  • EVER SINCE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - I WAS 18 YEARS OLD OR 19 WHEN I CAME HOME
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  • FROM COLLEGE.
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  • THEN I WONDERED WHAT ALL THESE PICTURES DOING UP
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  • ON HER REFRIGERATOR, BATHROOM MIRROR, WEDDING
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  • PICTURES, JUST ALL OVER OUR HOUSE, THESE NEW
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  • PICTURES WERE UP OR NEW TO ME, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT
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  • MY MOM WAS DOING?
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  • SHE WAS CREATING A NEW IMAGE ON THE INSIDE SO
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  • WHENEVER SHE SAW HERSELF HEALTHY AND IN HER
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  • WEDDING PICTURES, SHE HAD A PICTURE OF HER RIDING A
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  • HORSE WHEN SHE WAS IN MONTANA.
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  • SHE WAS TRYING TO GET THAT DOWN ON THE INSIDE
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  • OF HER SPIRIT AND NOT JUST WHEN SHE LOOKED IN
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  • THE MIRROR AND SAW HERSELF SO SICK, SO I
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  • THINK THAT GETTING THE RIGHT VISION ON THE
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  • INSIDE, SEEING YOURSELF THE WAY GOD SEES YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW, I TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK, I'M DOING ALL
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  • THE TALKING BUT I TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK, I WAS
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  • FLIPPING THROUGH IT BEFORE WE STARTED ABOUT
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  • MISS AMERICA, I BELIEVE HER NAME WAS TARA
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  • HOLLAND, A YOUNG LADY I MET, SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW
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  • SHE HAD GONE THROUGH MANY MANY PAGEANTS AND HAD NOT
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  • WON, BUT SHE TALKED ABOUT I THINK SHE WATCHED OVER
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  • 500 PAGEANTS LIKE MISS AMERICA PAGEANTS, AND SHE
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  • ENVISIONED HERSELF WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY.
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  • SHE ENVISIONED HERSELF PUTTING ON THE CROWN
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  • AND WINNING.
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  • WELL, LONG STORY SHORT SHE WON IT, BUT SHE TELLS
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  • IT VERY MUCH MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN I DID,
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  • BUT I REALLY BELIEVE MY QUESTION IS HAVE YOU EVER
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  • SEEN YOURSELF WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOURSELF WEARING THE CROWN?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOURSELF HEALTHY?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOURSELF ACCOMPLISHING
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  • WHAT GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART?
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  • IT'S GOT TO GET DOWN ON THE INSIDE, SO THAT'S
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  • WHAT I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO.
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  • THE FIRST STEP IN LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE IS ENLARGE
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  • YOUR VISION BECAUSE GOD THINKS SO MUCH BIGGER
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  • THAN WE THINK.
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  • - VICTORIA, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
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  • NORMALLY I JUST KIND OF LOOK AT YOU AND YOU KIND
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  • OF FOLLOW UP AND YOU START TALKING, BUT I
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  • ACTUALLY HAVE A QUESTION.
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  • I REMEMBER SPECIFICALLY BEING AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH
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  • IN 1999, SO THE BOOK CAME OUT A LITTLE BIT
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  • AFTER THAT, BUT YOU BOTH WERE YOUNG NEW PASTORS OF
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  • A VERY BIG CHURCH BACK THEN.
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  • AND I SPECIFICALLY REMEMBER JOEL JUST FIRST
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  • OF ALL, THE OSTEEN FAMILY AND THE CROUCH FAMILY
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  • HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR A LONG TIME, AND YOUR
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  • PARENTS AND MY PARENTS WERE CONTEMPORARIES AND
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  • NEW EACH OTHER VERY WELL, BUT I REMEMBER YOU SAYING
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  • THAT YOUR KIND OF FIRST SERMONS, SPECIFICALLY
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  • THE FIRST ONE BUT THEN SEVERAL YOUR KNEES WERE
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  • KNOCKING TOGETHER.
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  • IN THE NATURAL YOU WERE AFRAID.
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  • WHAT WAS YOUR POSITION BACK THEN?
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  • I NEVER ASKED SPECIFICALLY WHAT DID YOU
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  • FEEL ON THE INSIDE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF PASTORING
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  • THE CHURCH?
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  • - ABOUT JOEL?
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  • - ABOUT BOTH OF YOU.
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  • - WELL, I'LL TELL YOU FIRST OFF ABOUT JOEL.
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  • THAT WAS A REALLY INTERESTING TIME BECAUSE
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  • OUR LIFESTYLE WASN'T AS SUCH WE HAD A PREPARE A
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  • SERMON EVERY WEEK SO THE TRANSITION GETTING THERE
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  • AND CHANGING OUR LIFESTYLE WAS HUGE SO WE
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  • WORKED TOGETHER ON THAT, BUT I THINK MOSTLY I WAS
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  • REALLY SO BELIEVING THAT HE COULD DO IT.
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  • I KNEW HE COULD DO IT.
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  • IT'S SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO THINK YOU
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  • CAN DO IT THOUGH, RIGHT?
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  • YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE LIKE JOEL WAS SAYING, YOU HAVE
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  • TO CONCEIVE THAT ON THE INSIDE.
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  • AND I THINK THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ARE SO
  • 00:08:56.030 --> 00:08:58.070
  • IMPORTANT IS TO GET AROUND PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:08:58.090 --> 00:09:01.020
  • UNDERSTAND YOUR VISION AND WHO BELIEVE IN YOUR
  • 00:09:01.040 --> 00:09:03.000
  • VISION, AND SO I BELIEVED IN JOEL SO I WAS HIS BEST
  • 00:09:03.020 --> 00:09:05.240
  • CHEER LEADER.
  • 00:09:05.260 --> 00:09:07.130
  • - WERE YOU NERVOUS ON THE INSIDE WHEN HE
  • 00:09:07.150 --> 00:09:09.140
  • WAS UP THERE?
  • 00:09:09.160 --> 00:09:10.200
  • - I WOULD SIT ON THE EDGE OF MY SIT AND
  • 00:09:10.220 --> 00:09:12.120
  • LITERALLY I WOULD SAY LORD, GIVE HIM ALL THE
  • 00:09:12.140 --> 00:09:15.070
  • ENERGY I HAVE, GIVE HIM EVERYTHING I HAVE BECAUSE
  • 00:09:15.090 --> 00:09:17.270
  • IT WAS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:09:17.290 --> 00:09:20.000
  • YOU KNOW, IT WAS HUGE TO US.
  • 00:09:20.020 --> 00:09:21.200
  • AND LIKE YOU SAID WE DIDN'T REALLY -WE'D NEVER
  • 00:09:21.220 --> 00:09:24.040
  • DONE THIS BEFORE, SO EVERYTHING WE WERE TRYING
  • 00:09:24.060 --> 00:09:27.190
  • TO DO WAS JUST FOCUSED ON THIS ONE THING, TRYING TO
  • 00:09:27.210 --> 00:09:30.210
  • -- WE WERE JUST TRYING TO MAINTAIN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:09:30.230 --> 00:09:32.260
  • WE JUST THOUGHT IF WE COULD JUST KEEP WHAT HIS
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:35.010
  • DAD'S DONE, IF WE CAN JUST MOVE ON WE WILL BE
  • 00:09:35.030 --> 00:09:37.250
  • DOING GOOD.
  • 00:09:37.270 --> 00:09:39.050
  • SO WE WERE GIVEN ALL OF OUR EFFORT TO THAT, SO I
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:43.070
  • THINK I WAS JUST A REAL CHEER LEADER AT THAT TIME.
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:45.200
  • IT WASN'T UNTIL HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID THE CHURCH
  • 00:09:45.220 --> 00:09:48.010
  • ISN'T REALLY GOING TO GROW UNTIL YOU STEP UP
  • 00:09:48.030 --> 00:09:50.000
  • AND START DOING YOUR PART.
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.170
  • AND I'M LIKE, WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:09:51.190 --> 00:09:52.290
  • ARE YOU CALLING ME OR IS GOD CALLING ME?
  • 00:09:53.010 --> 00:09:55.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:57.000
  • - I AM GOD.
  • 00:09:57.020 --> 00:09:57.250
  • NO, I'M KIDDING.
  • 00:09:57.270 --> 00:09:58.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:09:58.270 --> 00:10:00.020
  • - THAT'S GOING TO GET CLIPPED AND YOU'LL BE ON
  • 00:10:00.040 --> 00:10:01.210
  • YOU TUBE NOW.
  • 00:10:01.230 --> 00:10:02.200
  • IT WILL BE A BILLION VIEWS.
  • 00:10:02.220 --> 00:10:04.270
  • - BUT YEAH, I WAS REALLY ALL FOR HIM, AND
  • 00:10:04.290 --> 00:10:08.060
  • HE DID AN AMAZING JOB, BUT IT TOOK A LOT OF
  • 00:10:08.080 --> 00:10:11.040
  • WORK, IT TOOK A LOT OF FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE,
  • 00:10:11.060 --> 00:10:13.280
  • PRIORITIZING, WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE TIME
  • 00:10:14.000 --> 00:10:17.040
  • BECAUSE IT WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE PULLING ON HIM
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:20.180
  • WANTING TO DO THIS OR GETTING TO DO THAT.
  • 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:22.030
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:23.090
  • I ADMIRE JOEL BECAUSE HE REALLY KEPT HIS FOCUS ON
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:26.230
  • WHAT HE KNEW HE HAD TO REALLY DO AND GET GOOD AT.
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:30.020
  • - WE'RE KIND OF BACK IN TIME NOW.
  • 00:10:30.040 --> 00:10:31.230
  • WE'RE AT THE VERY BEGINNING STAGES.
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:33.200
  • YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, AND IT WAS YOUR CORE MESSAGE.
  • 00:10:33.220 --> 00:10:37.270
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:39.200
  • HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO REALLY LET'S SAY
  • 00:10:39.220 --> 00:10:45.030
  • DEVELOP YOUR CORE MESSAGE?
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:48.020
  • IF YOU WERE IN A SCRAMBLE MODE TO JUST PRESERVE
  • 00:10:48.040 --> 00:10:52.140
  • WHAT WAS THERE, IT WOULD TAKE A MINUTE FOR YOU
  • 00:10:52.160 --> 00:10:55.230
  • GUYS TO GET YOUR CORE, SO WHEN DID YOU GET YOUR
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:59.090
  • KIND OF BEARINGS AND WHEN DID YOU GET THIS
  • 00:10:59.110 --> 00:11:01.200
  • LAID OUT?
  • 00:11:01.220 --> 00:11:02.270
  • - IT TOOK A WHILE, MATT, BECAUSE WHEN MY FATHER
  • 00:11:02.290 --> 00:11:05.050
  • DIED, HE HAD MINISTERED AT LAKE WOOD, HE AND MY
  • 00:11:05.070 --> 00:11:08.040
  • MOM FOR 40 YEARS.
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:10.050
  • SO WHEN I TOOK OVER, I WAS SO NEW AND SO NERVOUS
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:13.260
  • AND SOMEWHAT INSECURE, SO I TRIED TO FOLLOW IN MY
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:17.260
  • DAD'S FOOTSTEPS A LITTLE CLOSER MEANING PREACH MY
  • 00:11:17.280 --> 00:11:21.080
  • DAD'S SERMONS, LEAD LIKE MY DAD, GO DOWN TO THE
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:24.260
  • OFFICE LIKE MY DAD DID, BUT PROBABLY ABOUT SIX
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:27.250
  • MONTHS IN, MATT AND LAURIE, I REALIZED THAT'S
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:30.110
  • NOT WHO I AM, AND I LOVE MY DAD AND I HONOR HIM
  • 00:11:30.130 --> 00:11:33.090
  • AND I RESPECT HIM, BUT GOD'S PUT DREAMS IN YOUR
  • 00:11:33.110 --> 00:11:37.070
  • OWN HEART AND HE'S GIVEN YOU YOUR OWN PERSONALITY,
  • 00:11:37.090 --> 00:11:40.000
  • SO IT WAS ABOUT SIX MONTHS IN I THOUGHT WHAT
  • 00:11:40.020 --> 00:11:42.080
  • I'M GOOD AT IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:44.080
  • I'M GOOD AT TALKING ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE WHERE MY
  • 00:11:44.100 --> 00:11:47.080
  • DAD MAY TEACH A SERIES ON THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
  • 00:11:47.100 --> 00:11:50.100
  • OR COLOSSIANS.
  • 00:11:50.120 --> 00:11:51.270
  • THAT'S NOT ME.
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:54.010
  • WHEN I HAD THAT BOLDNESS TO STEP UP AND BE WHO I
  • 00:11:54.030 --> 00:11:56.250
  • FELT LIKE GOD MADE ME TO BE, THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY
  • 00:11:56.270 --> 00:11:58.250
  • BEGAN TO GROW.
  • 00:11:58.270 --> 00:12:00.180
  • AND DURING THAT TIME BECAUSE AGAIN, I LOOKED
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:02.250
  • AT ALL THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND I THINK THEY
  • 00:12:02.270 --> 00:12:04.270
  • WANT TO HEAR WHAT MY DAD'S BEEN DOING FOR THE
  • 00:12:04.290 --> 00:12:06.170
  • LAST 40 YEARS.
  • 00:12:06.190 --> 00:12:08.000
  • I NEED TO BE LIKE MY DAD, SO I FELT THAT PRESSURE
  • 00:12:08.020 --> 00:12:09.250
  • TO DO THAT.
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:11.150
  • BUT ONE DAY I READ A SCRIPTURE IN THE
  • 00:12:11.170 --> 00:12:13.000
  • BOOK OF ACTS.
  • 00:12:13.020 --> 00:12:15.060
  • IT WAS TALKING ABOUT DAVID.
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:17.030
  • IT SAID DAVID FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:12:17.050 --> 00:12:18.100
  • AND I FELT LIKE GOD SAID TO ME JOEL, YOUR DAD
  • 00:12:18.120 --> 00:12:19.270
  • FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:12:19.290 --> 00:12:21.020
  • NOW GO FULFILL YOUR OWN PURPOSE.
  • 00:12:21.040 --> 00:12:23.040
  • AND THAT'S WHEN I JUST KIND OF STARTED
  • 00:12:23.060 --> 00:12:25.180
  • DEVELOPING MY OWN STYLE.
  • 00:12:25.200 --> 00:12:27.180
  • AND REALLY PEOPLE SAY JOEL, WHY DID YOU DECIDE
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:29.130
  • POSITIVE OR HOPEFUL?
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:31.090
  • BUT THAT'S BEEN MY PERSONALITY YEARS BEFORE
  • 00:12:31.110 --> 00:12:33.230
  • I WAS EVER A PASTOR.
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:35.130
  • IT COMES OUT OF YOU, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S THE KEY
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:37.280
  • IS WE'RE ALL ANOINTED TO BE US.
  • 00:12:38.000 --> 00:12:39.270
  • I'M NOT ANOINTED TO BE MY DAD, AND I LOVE MY DAD,
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:42.060
  • BUT WHEN YOU STEP INTO YOUR OWN ANOINTING
  • 00:12:42.080 --> 00:12:44.190
  • BECAUSE NOBODY CAN BEAT YOU AT BEING YOU, SO I
  • 00:12:44.210 --> 00:12:47.020
  • THINK THAT WAS THE KEY, SO IT TOOK 2 OR 3 YEARS
  • 00:12:47.040 --> 00:12:49.210
  • AND SOME OF THOSE MESSAGES THAT ARE IN YOUR
  • 00:12:49.230 --> 00:12:52.120
  • BEST LIFE NOW, THEY CAME OUT AT THAT TIME,
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:54.160
  • ENLARGING YOUR VISION AND SOME OF THOSE
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:55.280
  • OTHER MESSAGES.
  • 00:12:56.000 --> 00:12:58.130
  • THAT'S WHEN THEY CAME OUT.
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:12:59.280
  • - BUT IT REALLY WAS YOU BEING YOU.
  • 00:13:00.020 --> 00:13:01.220
  • - IT WAS.
  • 00:13:01.240 --> 00:13:03.040
  • - AND THAT'S WHEN THINGS -I MEAN, WHEN YOU THINK
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:05.180
  • ABOUT IT, JOEL, IF YOU KIND OF DO ROUGH NUMBERS
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:08.240
  • THE CHURCH IS TEN TIMES BIGGER THAN IT WAS UNDER
  • 00:13:08.260 --> 00:13:12.080
  • YOUR DAD, AND IT TOOK YOU BEING WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:13:12.100 --> 00:13:16.070
  • - I WANT TO SAY THIS FIRST, HE ALWAYS
  • 00:13:16.090 --> 00:13:18.170
  • ENCOURAGED US TO CHASE OUR OWN DREAMS.
  • 00:13:18.190 --> 00:13:20.170
  • I KNEW FROM A LITTLE BOY HE WANTED ME TO PREACH
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.190
  • BUT I ALWAYS TOLD HIM DADDY, WHO CAN PREACH ANY
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:24.220
  • BETTER THAN YOU?
  • 00:13:24.240 --> 00:13:26.070
  • YOU PREACH.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:27.180
  • I'LL DO THE TELEVISION AND I'LL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD.
  • 00:13:27.200 --> 00:13:29.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:29.270 --> 00:13:31.190
  • YOU KNOW, AND HE ALWAYS WAS SO PROUD OF THAT WHEN
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:34.050
  • HE'D INTRODUCE ME WHEN WE'RE OUT AT FUNCTIONS
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:36.070
  • AND HE'D SAY THIS IS MY SON JOEL.
  • 00:13:36.090 --> 00:13:37.110
  • HE DOES MY TELEVISION PROGRAM.
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:38.220
  • HE'D SMILE REAL BIG, HE'D SAY, HE MAKES ME LOOK GOOD.
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:39.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:42.020
  • HE WAS SO PROUD OF THAT, BUT I NEVER FELT LIKE--
  • 00:13:42.040 --> 00:13:45.030
  • HE WAS UP HERE AND WE WERE FINE BUT WHEN HE
  • 00:13:45.050 --> 00:13:47.040
  • CALLED ME I FELT LIKE I SHOULD DO IT.
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:49.170
  • AND NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS DID I BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:51.190
  • I WOULD SPEAK FOR HIM THE LAST SUNDAY THAT HE WAS
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:53.100
  • ALIVE, SO I FELT SO HONORED.
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:55.070
  • AND I REMEMBER I HOOKED HIM UP SO HE COULD LISTEN
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:13:56.280
  • TO ME ON THE TELEPHONE.
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:13:58.260
  • AND MY DAD HE WAS GOING TO BE PROUD OF ME I'M
  • 00:13:58.280 --> 00:14:00.280
  • CONVINCED IF I SPOKE IN SPANISH.
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:02.190
  • HE JUST WANTED KNOW GET UP HERE.
  • 00:14:02.210 --> 00:14:04.260
  • BUT I WENT UP TO SAINT LUKE'S AFTER WE WERE
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.250
  • DONE, AND I CAME DOWN THE HALL AND THE NURSES MET
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:09.060
  • ME AND THEY SAID MAN, JOEL, WE'VE NEVER SEEN
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:10.070
  • SUCH A GLOW ON YOUR DAD.
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:11.180
  • SAID HE WAS-- [VOICE BREAKING] [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:11.200 --> 00:14:22.290
  • HE WAS JUST SO PROUD, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:24.150
  • OF COURSE I MADE HIM PROUD AND HE WAS BEAMING,
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:26.080
  • BUT YOU KNOW, I'D DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:28.050
  • HIM AND ALL OUR FAMILY WOULD.
  • 00:14:28.070 --> 00:14:29.290
  • AND HIS DREAM FOR THE FAMILY TO CONTINUE ON HIS
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:32.130
  • WORK AND WE'RE GOING TO CARRY OUT HIS LEGACY OF
  • 00:14:32.150 --> 00:14:34.130
  • COMPASSION AND SHARING GOD'S LOVE AND MERCY WITH
  • 00:14:34.150 --> 00:14:37.200
  • THIS CITY AND WITH THE WORLD.
  • 00:14:37.220 --> 00:14:39.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:44.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:50.000
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:57.170
  • - LAURIE CROUCH: NOW THERE ARE SO MANY CRITICS
  • 00:14:57.190 --> 00:14:59.250
  • TO THIS MESSAGE, AND I SIT THERE AND I THINK,
  • 00:14:59.270 --> 00:15:02.270
  • YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ON THE RADIO OR WHATEVER YOU SIT
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:05.210
  • THERE AND THINK BUT YOU DON'T WANT ALL YOUR
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:08.270
  • VIEWERS JUST TO SHUT YOU OFF RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:15:08.290 --> 00:15:11.090
  • THEY WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN WHAT
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:12.280
  • THEY DO.
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:14.150
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO DO GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO,
  • 00:15:14.170 --> 00:15:16.240
  • YOU KNOW.
  • 00:15:16.260 --> 00:15:18.250
  • WE ALL HAVE THAT DESIRE, BUT YET PEOPLE ARE SO
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:21.070
  • QUICK TO CRITICIZE THE MESSAGE OF THIS IS THE
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:25.120
  • BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE, AND TOMORROW IS GOING TO
  • 00:15:25.140 --> 00:15:28.110
  • EVEN BE BETTER BECAUSE EVERYBODY WANTS TO SUFFER.
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:30.100
  • BUT THEY DON'T.
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:32.090
  • YOU KNOW, AND IT'S JUST THAT IRRITATES THE FIRE
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:36.060
  • OUT OF ME BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE THE DESIRE BECAUSE
  • 00:15:36.080 --> 00:15:39.040
  • WE'RE MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE AND I KNOW THAT WE GO
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:42.060
  • THROUGH THINGS, WE STRUGGLE THROUGH THINGS.
  • 00:15:42.080 --> 00:15:46.000
  • I HAVE STRUGGLED.
  • 00:15:46.020 --> 00:15:47.260
  • I HAVE, YOU KNOW, BATTLED THROUGH THINGS, BUT THERE
  • 00:15:47.280 --> 00:15:51.170
  • IS HOPE FOR US.
  • 00:15:51.190 --> 00:15:53.180
  • AND TO HANG ONTO THAT HOPE AND TO SEE OURSELVES
  • 00:15:53.200 --> 00:15:56.050
  • BETTER AND TO DESIRE --
  • 00:15:56.070 --> 00:16:00.020
  • - YOU'RE ACTUALLY TRANSITIONING TO POINT
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:00.260
  • NUMBER 2.
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:02.020
  • - YES, TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY SELF IMAGE.
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.190
  • - CAN I SAY ONE THING?
  • 00:16:04.210 --> 00:16:06.140
  • - YES.
  • 00:16:06.160 --> 00:16:07.120
  • I WANT YOU TO.
  • 00:16:07.140 --> 00:16:08.040
  • - IT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:16:08.060 --> 00:16:09.110
  • I NEVER HEARD THIS UNTIL THE OTHER DAY OR A FEW
  • 00:16:09.130 --> 00:16:11.070
  • MONTHS AGO, PEOPLE SAY WELL, YOUR BEST LIFE NOW
  • 00:16:11.090 --> 00:16:13.080
  • IS WHEN YOU GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:14.260
  • BUT THEY'RE MISSING THE POINT.
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:17.050
  • I'M SAYING WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE OUR BEST RIGHT
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:19.240
  • WHERE WE ARE, SO IF YOU'RE SUFFERING WITH
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:22.050
  • CANCER TODAY, YOU CAN BE YOUR BEST LIFE BEING THAT
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:25.000
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:16:25.020 --> 00:16:27.180
  • I BELIEVE, GOD, YOU GOT ME IN YOUR PALM OF YOUR HAND.
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:29.050
  • NOT BITTER.
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.260
  • SO IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING CONTENT WHERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:33.080
  • NOT SAYING THAT HEY, EVERYDAY YOU'RE ON THE
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:35.220
  • MOUNTAIN TOP.
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:37.180
  • BUT IT'S SAYING, HOW CAN I BE MY BEST RIGHT
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:39.030
  • WHERE I AM?
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.250
  • CONTENT RIGHT WHERE I AM, BELIEVING THAT GOD'S
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:43.170
  • IN CONTROL.
  • 00:16:43.190 --> 00:16:45.170
  • SO I THINK THAT'S THE WAY GOD WANTS US TO LIVE.
  • 00:16:45.190 --> 00:16:46.260
  • COUNTED IT ALL JOY WHEN YOU FACE DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:48.030
  • LIKE YOU SAID, LAURIE, WE'RE NOT SAYING YOU
  • 00:16:48.050 --> 00:16:49.090
  • DON'T HAVE DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:50.110
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:51.120
  • - EVERYBODY HAS DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:16:51.140 --> 00:16:52.200
  • BUT HOW DO YOU DO WHAT THEY DID IN THE BIBLE AND
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:54.230
  • SAY PAUL HERE IN ROME IN PRISON WHERE HE WROTE,
  • 00:16:54.250 --> 00:16:58.050
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:17:00.120
  • NOTHING IS GOING TO SEPARATE ME FROM THE LOVE
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:01.220
  • OF GOD AND REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, AGAIN I
  • 00:17:01.240 --> 00:17:03.080
  • SAY REJOICE.
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:04.280
  • THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR BEST LIFE NOW,
  • 00:17:05.000 --> 00:17:06.200
  • NOT THAT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT BUT YOU KNOW
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:08.150
  • GOD'S IN CONTROL AND YOU KNOW HE'S FIGHTING
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:11.020
  • YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:12.150
  • BUT POINT NUMBER 2, I TALKED ABOUT HAVING A
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:14.140
  • HEALTHY SELF-IMAGE.
  • 00:17:14.160 --> 00:17:16.080
  • YOU SEGUED RIGHT INTO THAT BECAUSE AGAIN, I
  • 00:17:16.100 --> 00:17:18.210
  • BELIEVE THERE'S SO MANY LIMITATIONS WE PUT
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:20.240
  • ON OURSELVES.
  • 00:17:20.260 --> 00:17:22.100
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE ARE MORE NEGATIVE TOWARD
  • 00:17:22.120 --> 00:17:25.260
  • OURSELVES THAN WE ARE TOWARD ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:27.250
  • SOMETIMES, AND I SAY THIS IN THE RIGHT SENSE, WE
  • 00:17:27.270 --> 00:17:31.150
  • MAY NOT WALK UP TO SOMEBODY AND CRITICIZE
  • 00:17:31.170 --> 00:17:33.140
  • THEM TO THEIR FACE AND MAYBE ON SOCIAL MEDIA YOU
  • 00:17:33.160 --> 00:17:36.010
  • DO MORE OF THAT TODAY, BUT MOST OF THE TIME YOU
  • 00:17:36.030 --> 00:17:38.110
  • WOULDN'T BECAUSE WE HAVE TOO MUCH RESPECT.
  • 00:17:38.130 --> 00:17:41.080
  • WE MAY THINK SOMETHING BUT WE WOULDN'T SAY IT.
  • 00:17:41.100 --> 00:17:43.150
  • BUT I THINK SOMETIMES WE DO THAT TO OURSELVES.
  • 00:17:43.170 --> 00:17:45.070
  • WE GET UP IN THE MORNING AND SAY I'M SO OLD, I'M
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:47.140
  • SO UGLY, TIRED, AND SLOPPY.
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:49.160
  • I USED TO HAVE A GUY I PLAYED BASKETBALL WITH.
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:52.230
  • I CAN SEE IT TO THIS DAY HE'D MISS A SHOT, YOU ARE
  • 00:17:52.250 --> 00:17:55.060
  • SO STUPID.
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.200
  • AND HE'D CALL HIS NAME.
  • 00:17:56.220 --> 00:17:58.050
  • LIKE FIVE TIMES, YOU'RE AN IDIOT, YOU'RE AN IDIOT.
  • 00:17:58.070 --> 00:18:01.100
  • I THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT, HE DID THAT SO MUCH HE
  • 00:18:01.120 --> 00:18:03.170
  • ABOUT BECAME AN IDIOT, YOU NO HE WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:06.000
  • YOU DO THAT SO MUCH TOWARDS YOURSELF, AND I
  • 00:18:06.020 --> 00:18:08.020
  • THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU WOULD GIVE YOURSELF A
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:10.220
  • CHALLENGE, DON'T EVER SAY ANOTHER NEGATIVE THING
  • 00:18:10.240 --> 00:18:13.180
  • ABOUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU'RE MADE IN THE IMAGE
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:16.290
  • OF GOD, SO WHEN YOU CRITICIZE YOURSELF,
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:18.140
  • YOU'RE CRITICIZING YOUR MAKER.
  • 00:18:18.160 --> 00:18:19.220
  • YOU'RE SAYING GOD, YOU DIDN'T DO GOOD ENOUGH
  • 00:18:19.240 --> 00:18:20.270
  • ON ME.
  • 00:18:20.290 --> 00:18:21.270
  • I'M NOT SAYING YOUR PERFECT.
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:23.120
  • WE'RE ALL GROWING.
  • 00:18:23.140 --> 00:18:24.220
  • WE ALL HAVE FLAWS AND WEAKNESSES, BUT I THINK
  • 00:18:24.240 --> 00:18:27.020
  • THAT LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO GO IT AGAINST YOURSELF.
  • 00:18:27.040 --> 00:18:30.250
  • WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE ALREADY AGAINST US, SO I
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:33.060
  • THINK EVERY WEEK IN THE CHURCH I HAVE THEM -- I
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:37.140
  • SPEAK IT OVER THEM, YOU ARE TALENTED, YOU ARE
  • 00:18:37.160 --> 00:18:40.100
  • BLESSED, YOU ARE ANOINTED, YOU ARE EQUIPPED, YOU
  • 00:18:40.120 --> 00:18:42.110
  • ARE EMPOWERED, YOU ARE WELL ABLE, YOU ARE
  • 00:18:42.130 --> 00:18:44.110
  • BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:44.130 --> 00:18:47.130
  • - THAT'S WHAT SHOULD BE PLAYING IN OUR MIND
  • 00:18:47.150 --> 00:18:48.260
  • ALL DAY, NOT ALL OF OUR FAULT AND ALL OF OUR FAILURES.
  • 00:18:48.280 --> 00:18:52.020
  • SO I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT STARTS.
  • 00:18:52.040 --> 00:18:53.160
  • SEEING YOURSELF THE WAY GOD SEES YOU.
  • 00:18:53.180 --> 00:18:55.190
  • - MATT: IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON.
  • 00:18:55.210 --> 00:18:57.080
  • THIS IS NOT A STUDIO.
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:59.000
  • WE'RE OUT, YOU HEAR THE SEAGULLS AND ALL THAT
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:01.200
  • STUFF, AND ALL THAT, WE'RE OUT HERE IN NATURE.
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:04.290
  • WE'RE IN ROME ITALY.
  • 00:19:05.010 --> 00:19:06.210
  • IT'S YOUR BEST LIFE NOW. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:08.250
  • - OUR MIND IS LIKE A COMPUTER.
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:13.200
  • HOW YOU PROGRAM IT IS THE WAY IT'S GOING TO FUNCTION.
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:16.170
  • YOU CAN HAVE THE MOST POWERFUL COMPUTER MADE,
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:19.050
  • BUT IF YOU PUT THE WRONG SOFTWARE IN, IT'S NOT
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:21.150
  • GOING TO FUNCTION LIKE IT WAS DESIGNED.
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:24.020
  • IN THE SAME WAY, WHEN GOD CREATED YOU, HE STEPPED
  • 00:19:24.040 --> 00:19:27.130
  • BACK AND SAID ANOTHER MASTERPIECE.
  • 00:19:27.150 --> 00:19:30.140
  • THE REASON WE DON'T ALWAYS LIVE THIS ABUNDANT
  • 00:19:30.160 --> 00:19:32.150
  • LIFE IS BECAUSE WE'VE ALLOWED VIRUSES TO
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:35.070
  • CONTAMINATE OUR SOFTWARE.
  • 00:19:35.090 --> 00:19:37.090
  • WE THINK I'LL NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL, I'M NOT THAT
  • 00:19:37.110 --> 00:19:40.050
  • TALENTED, I'LL NEVER BREAK THIS ADDICTION,
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:42.120
  • I'VE HAD IT TOO LONG.
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:43.260
  • YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THOSE VIRUSES.
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:46.180
  • REPROGRAM YOUR THINKING.
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:48.080
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY, YOU SHOULD DWELL ON WHAT YOUR
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:50.210
  • CREATOR SAYS ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:52.220
  • IF YOUR THINKING IS LIMITED, YOUR LIFE WILL BE LIMITED.
  • 00:19:52.240 --> 00:19:56.100
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:20:08.270
  • [BELL RINGING]
  • 00:20:08.290 --> 00:20:14.070
  • - MATT CROUCH: POINT THREE, POWER OF YOUR
  • 00:20:14.090 --> 00:20:16.040
  • THOUGHTS AND WORDS.
  • 00:20:16.060 --> 00:20:17.180
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR BEST LIFE NOW.
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:19.060
  • - YEAH, YOU KNOW MATT, I THINK IT'S WHAT WE TALK
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:22.070
  • ABOUT A LOT IS I LIKE TO SEE IT AS YOUR MIND
  • 00:20:22.090 --> 00:20:25.060
  • IS LIKE A COMPUTER.
  • 00:20:25.080 --> 00:20:27.070
  • YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST COMPUTER IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:28.290
  • THE LATEST, THE FASTEST, YOU'VE JUST BOUGHT IT
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:31.000
  • YESTERDAY, BUT IF YOU PUT THE WRONG SOFTWARE IN,
  • 00:20:31.020 --> 00:20:33.280
  • IT'S NOT GOING TO BE WHAT IT SHOULD BE.
  • 00:20:34.000 --> 00:20:35.270
  • AND I BELIEVE, I KNOW WE'RE ALL MADE IN THE
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:38.010
  • IMAGE OF GOD, BUT SOMETIMES WE PUT THE
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:40.090
  • WRONG SOFTWARE IN AND WE TELL, FEED OURSELVES
  • 00:20:40.110 --> 00:20:43.090
  • LIES, WE TELL OURSELVES WE CAN WANT GET WELL, OR
  • 00:20:43.110 --> 00:20:45.100
  • WE CAN'T BREAK AN ADDICTION, OR JUST WE
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:48.010
  • CAN'T REACH OUR DREAMS.
  • 00:20:48.030 --> 00:20:49.280
  • AS LONG AS THAT WRONG SOFTWARE IS IN, IT'S
  • 00:20:50.000 --> 00:20:52.010
  • GOING TO KEEP US FROM BECOMING WHO GOD'S
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:53.230
  • CREATED US TO BE, SO I LIKE TO THINK OF IT,
  • 00:20:53.250 --> 00:20:56.180
  • YOU'VE GOT TO GET THE VIRUSES OUT AND THE
  • 00:20:56.200 --> 00:20:58.220
  • CONTAMINANTS AND YOU FEED YOURSELF WHAT GOD
  • 00:20:58.240 --> 00:21:00.190
  • SAYS ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:02.100
  • AGAIN, IT'S NOT DENYING CIRCUMSTANCES, IT'S NOT
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:05.110
  • DENYING A PROBLEM, BUT IT'S NOT MAGNIFYING THAT.
  • 00:21:05.130 --> 00:21:08.010
  • EVEN THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT LET THE WEAK SAY I
  • 00:21:08.030 --> 00:21:12.140
  • AM STRONG, SO YOU'RE NOT JUST, YOU DON'T HAVE TO
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:14.210
  • JUST FEED YOURSELF AND JUST MAGNIFY THE PROBLEM
  • 00:21:14.230 --> 00:21:17.180
  • BUT I LIKE TO THINK IF YOU'RE IN DEBT, I'M GONNA
  • 00:21:17.200 --> 00:21:20.010
  • DWELL ON GOD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE SUPPLYING ALL
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:22.240
  • OF MY NEEDS, I THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE SENDING WHAT
  • 00:21:22.260 --> 00:21:25.160
  • I NEED TO FULFILL MY DESTINY.
  • 00:21:25.180 --> 00:21:27.220
  • SO IT'S JUST REPROGRAMMING YOUR COMPUTER.
  • 00:21:27.240 --> 00:21:30.100
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN TAUGHT THAT JUST
  • 00:21:30.120 --> 00:21:32.260
  • BECAUSE A THOUGHT COMES DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:34.190
  • THINK IT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DWELL ON IT.
  • 00:21:34.210 --> 00:21:36.230
  • YOU CAN CHOOSE TO REPLACE IT, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO GET
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:40.040
  • RID OF IT, AND AGAIN PROGRAM YOUR MIND WITH
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:42.280
  • WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:21:43.000 --> 00:21:44.080
  • I LIKE TO THINK OF IT LIKE THIS TOO, IT TAKES
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:46.260
  • JUST AS MUCH ENERGY TO WORRY AS IT DOES TO
  • 00:21:46.280 --> 00:21:49.100
  • BELIEVE, SO WHETHER YOU GO THROUGH THE DAY I'M
  • 00:21:49.120 --> 00:21:52.080
  • CONCERNED ABOUT MY CHILD, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MY
  • 00:21:52.100 --> 00:21:54.290
  • FINANCES, YOU'RE SPENDING THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENERGY.
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:57.040
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN IT AROUND AND USE YOUR MIND
  • 00:21:57.060 --> 00:21:59.010
  • TO BELIEVE, LORD, THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE FIGHTING
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:22:02.020
  • MY BATTLES, THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE TAKING
  • 00:22:02.040 --> 00:22:04.000
  • CARE OF MY CHILDREN.
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:05.170
  • I'VE LEARNED, I THINK YOU GUYS KNOW, YOUR LIFE
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:08.290
  • FOLLOWS YOUR THOUGHTS.
  • 00:22:09.010 --> 00:22:10.220
  • YOU GET UP IF YOU'RE DEPRESSED, IF YOU'RE
  • 00:22:10.240 --> 00:22:12.110
  • FOCUSED ON A PROBLEM, IT STEALS YOUR JOY, YOUR
  • 00:22:12.130 --> 00:22:14.170
  • LIFE GOES THE WRONG DIRECTION, SO IF YOU CAN
  • 00:22:14.190 --> 00:22:17.130
  • GET YOUR MIND GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION YOUR
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:19.020
  • LIFE CAN GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  • 00:22:19.040 --> 00:22:21.120
  • - YEAH, I THINK THIS IS A TOPIC THOUGH THAT WE
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:23.110
  • HAVE TO REMIND OURSELF OF OFTEN BECAUSE YOU CAN'T
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:27.130
  • JUST OKAY, I'M GONNA THINK POSITIVE.
  • 00:22:27.150 --> 00:22:29.100
  • YOU'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
  • 00:22:29.120 --> 00:22:30.230
  • ABOUT ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:32.020
  • YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE INVENTORY OF YOUR THOUGHTS.
  • 00:22:32.040 --> 00:22:33.270
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE EVER DONE THIS BUT I HAVE.
  • 00:22:33.290 --> 00:22:35.170
  • I'LL BE DOING SOMETHING, PUTTING ON MY MAKEUP OR
  • 00:22:35.190 --> 00:22:37.160
  • GETTING, AND I HAVE A LOOP GOING AROUND IN MY
  • 00:22:37.180 --> 00:22:41.230
  • MIND SAYING ONE THING, ONE THING, ONE THING.
  • 00:22:41.250 --> 00:22:43.250
  • MAYBE IT'S NEGATIVE AND I HAVE TO SAY WAIT, I DON'T
  • 00:22:43.270 --> 00:22:45.230
  • WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT, I DON'T WANT TO DWELL ON
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:48.010
  • THAT. I HAVE TO COME BACK AND START FEEDING
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:49.280
  • MYSELF GOOD THOUGHTS.
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:51.120
  • SO I THINK THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT WE HAVE TO
  • 00:22:51.140 --> 00:22:53.080
  • BE AWARE OF EVERY DAY.
  • 00:22:53.100 --> 00:22:55.100
  • TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT AND
  • 00:22:55.120 --> 00:22:57.080
  • CHANGE OUT YOUR THOUGHTS.
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:59.050
  • YOU'RE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND,
  • 00:22:59.070 --> 00:23:02.160
  • SO SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO RENEW OUR MIND DAY BY
  • 00:23:02.180 --> 00:23:04.260
  • DAY, EVEN IN OUR THOUGHT LIFE WITH THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:23:04.280 --> 00:23:09.030
  • - I THINK THAT REAL BATTLE, I BELIEVE IS
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:11.080
  • TAKING PLACE IN OUR MIND.
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:13.020
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THE ENEMY IS AFTER YOUR HEALTH OR
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:15.150
  • YOUR FAMILY OR FINANCES.
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:17.040
  • IF HE CAN GET YOU TO THINK NEGATIVE, IF HE CAN
  • 00:23:17.060 --> 00:23:19.160
  • CONVINCE YOU TO GO THROUGH LIFE DISCOURAGED
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:21.290
  • AND DEFEATED IN YOUR MIND, THEN YOU'VE ALREADY
  • 00:23:22.010 --> 00:23:23.290
  • LOST THE BATTLE.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:25.270
  • SO I'M JUST A BIG BELIEVER IN GUARDING THAT DOORWAY.
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:29.170
  • IF YOU KNEW THERE WAS AN INTRUDER COMING INTO YOUR
  • 00:23:29.190 --> 00:23:33.220
  • HOUSE, YOU WOULDN'T THINK TWICE, OR IF SOMEBODY WAS
  • 00:23:33.240 --> 00:23:36.010
  • HIDING IN YOUR HOUSE, YOU WOULDN'T THINK TWICE,
  • 00:23:36.030 --> 00:23:38.060
  • YOU'D GET THE GUN, YOU'D CALL THE POLICE.
  • 00:23:38.080 --> 00:23:40.160
  • BUT WHAT DO WE LET GET INTO OUR MIND, ALL THESE
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:44.060
  • THOUGHTS TELLING US WHAT WE CAN'T BECOME AND WHAT
  • 00:23:44.080 --> 00:23:46.110
  • WE CAN'T DO AND HOW WE DON'T MEASURE UP.
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:49.000
  • JUST THESE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
  • 00:23:49.020 --> 00:23:50.150
  • - THERE'S A PROMISE FOR EVERY PROBLEM.
  • 00:23:50.170 --> 00:23:52.190
  • YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:54.150
  • PEOPLE SAY HOW DO I DO THAT?
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:56.070
  • WELL GET A SCRIPTURE, GET IN THE WORD OF GOD, GET
  • 00:23:56.090 --> 00:23:58.120
  • YOURSELF A SCRIPTURE, PUT IT ON YOUR MIRROR, BEGIN
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:24:00.250
  • TO DWELL ON THAT, MEDITATE ON THAT, AND
  • 00:24:00.270 --> 00:24:03.150
  • REALLY BEGIN TO CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS LIKE THAT
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:05.200
  • BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO PULL FROM,
  • 00:24:05.220 --> 00:24:08.110
  • THEN SOMETIMES YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.
  • 00:24:08.130 --> 00:24:11.090
  • SO IF YOU'LL PUT THE WORD OF GOD IN YOU, THEN WHEN
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:13.260
  • YOU NEED THAT THOUGHT, YOU CAN SAY NO, I'M NOT
  • 00:24:13.280 --> 00:24:16.110
  • DEFEATED, NO, GOD IS FOR ME, HE'S NOT AGAINST ME.
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:20.280
  • YOU BEGIN TO JUST BRING UP THE WORD OF GOD AND
  • 00:24:21.000 --> 00:24:24.120
  • START DECLARING THAT TYPE OF THING OVER YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:24.140 --> 00:24:27.060
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO MANUFACTURE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:29.130
  • MANUFACTURE THE THOUGHTS OF GOD TOWARDS YOU
  • 00:24:29.150 --> 00:24:31.210
  • BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE POWERFUL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:33.010
  • - YOU CAN START WITH I AM LOVED.
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:34.250
  • I AM LOVED. JESUS LOVES ME.
  • 00:24:34.270 --> 00:24:36.280
  • I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:24:37.000 --> 00:24:38.160
  • - THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:40.140
  • - IT'S A SIMPLE GOSPEL.
  • 00:24:40.160 --> 00:24:42.010
  • - IT'S LIKE TOO JUST IN A PRACTICAL TERM
  • 00:24:42.030 --> 00:24:43.280
  • IT'S LIKE A MAGNET.
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:45.110
  • YOUR LIFE IS MOVING TOWARD, IT'S PULLING YOU
  • 00:24:45.130 --> 00:24:47.260
  • TO WHAT YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT.
  • 00:24:47.280 --> 00:24:49.100
  • THAT'S HOW POWERFUL OUR MIND IS.
  • 00:24:49.120 --> 00:24:51.020
  • YOU START TELLING YOURSELF, FEEDING
  • 00:24:51.040 --> 00:24:53.260
  • YOURSELF RIGHT THINGS, YOU'RE MOVING TOWARD IT.
  • 00:24:53.280 --> 00:24:56.040
  • I THINK IT'S A NATURAL THING THAT GOD MADE US,
  • 00:24:56.060 --> 00:24:58.070
  • GOD CREATED IN US, SO IF YOUR MIND IS ALWAYS I
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:25:02.190
  • CAN'T, I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, OR
  • 00:25:02.210 --> 00:25:04.170
  • I'LL NEVER BREAK THIS ADDICTION, OR I'LL NEVER
  • 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:06.200
  • GET MARRIED, YOU'RE MOVING TOWARD THAT, JUST
  • 00:25:06.220 --> 00:25:10.140
  • SUBCONSCIOUSLY YOU'RE MOVING TOWARD IT.
  • 00:25:10.160 --> 00:25:12.240
  • SO WHEN YOU TURN IT AROUND AND I'M MADE IN
  • 00:25:12.260 --> 00:25:14.160
  • THE IMAGE OF GOD, EVEN MORE PRACTICAL LORD, I
  • 00:25:14.180 --> 00:25:18.150
  • BELIEVE THAT COMPAQ CENTER IS OURS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:25:18.170 --> 00:25:21.060
  • YOU PUT IT IN OUR PATH.
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:22.270
  • I DON'T THINK WE'D BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IF OUR
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:25.070
  • MIND WAS NOT IN THAT FRAME OF MIND OF
  • 00:25:25.090 --> 00:25:29.170
  • BELIEVING THAT WE CAN, WE ARE WELL ABLE LIKE JOSHUA
  • 00:25:29.190 --> 00:25:31.200
  • AND CALEB. JOEL, I CAN PASTOR THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:25:31.220 --> 00:25:35.110
  • GOD, I KNOW YOU'VE EQUIPPED ME,
  • 00:25:35.130 --> 00:25:36.220
  • YOU'VE EMPOWERED ME.
  • 00:25:36.240 --> 00:25:38.030
  • I BELIEVE I WAS MOVING TOWARD THAT.
  • 00:25:38.050 --> 00:25:39.200
  • SO I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU, THINK ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:25:39.220 --> 00:25:41.230
  • YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT.
  • 00:25:41.250 --> 00:25:43.050
  • MAYBE IT'S JUST BECOME ROUTINE THAT YOU JUST
  • 00:25:43.070 --> 00:25:46.130
  • THINK HEY, I CAN'T STAND THIS TRAFFIC, AND I'M
  • 00:25:46.150 --> 00:25:48.220
  • NEVER GONNA BREAK THIS ADDICTION.
  • 00:25:48.240 --> 00:25:50.020
  • WHY DON'T YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU'RE THINKING AND
  • 00:25:50.040 --> 00:25:53.040
  • BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD PUT
  • 00:25:53.060 --> 00:25:55.160
  • IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU CAN OVERCOME WHAT'S
  • 00:25:55.180 --> 00:25:57.000
  • HOLDING YOU BACK.
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.120
  • IT JUST STARTS IN YOUR MIND, JUST A THOUGHT AT A TIME.
  • 00:25:58.140 --> 00:26:01.020
  • THAT THOUGHT COMES, TELLS YOU THAT IT'S NEVER GOING
  • 00:26:01.040 --> 00:26:03.130
  • TO GET BETTER, JUST HEY, REPLACE IT.
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:05.150
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT THE PATH OF THE
  • 00:26:05.170 --> 00:26:07.040
  • RIGHTEOUS, MY PATH GETS BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER.
  • 00:26:07.060 --> 00:26:09.080
  • JUST MEDITATE ON THAT ALL THROUGH THE DAY.
  • 00:26:09.100 --> 00:26:11.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:11.170 --> 00:26:17.150
  • - THE PAST CAN WEIGH US DOWN LIKE A LOAD
  • 00:26:17.170 --> 00:26:19.030
  • OF HEAVY BAGGAGE.
  • 00:26:19.050 --> 00:26:21.030
  • WE'VE ALL HAD NEGATIVE THINGS HAPPEN TO US.
  • 00:26:21.050 --> 00:26:23.140
  • PEOPLE DID US WRONG, THE COMPANY LET US GO, THE
  • 00:26:23.160 --> 00:26:26.090
  • CLERK WAS RUDE TO US.
  • 00:26:26.110 --> 00:26:27.280
  • IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGH LIFE OFFENDED, IN
  • 00:26:28.000 --> 00:26:30.180
  • SELF-PITY, BLAMING OURSELVES, BLAMING OUR
  • 00:26:30.200 --> 00:26:32.290
  • COWORKERS, EVEN BLAMING GOD.
  • 00:26:33.010 --> 00:26:35.110
  • BECAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING BACK, RELIVING
  • 00:26:35.130 --> 00:26:37.220
  • THE NEGATIVE, WE END UP CARRYING AROUND A PILE OF
  • 00:26:37.240 --> 00:26:40.170
  • BAGGAGE THAT DOES NOTHING BUT WEIGH US DOWN.
  • 00:26:40.190 --> 00:26:43.220
  • ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN LEARN TO DO IS
  • 00:26:43.240 --> 00:26:46.060
  • DROP IT, LET IT GO, WHETHER IT HAPPENED 20
  • 00:26:46.080 --> 00:26:49.070
  • YEARS AGO OR 20 MINUTES AGO, DON'T CARRY NEGATIVE
  • 00:26:49.090 --> 00:26:52.270
  • BAGGAGE FROM YESTERDAY INTO TODAY.
  • 00:26:52.290 --> 00:26:55.200
  • YOU WON'T LIVE A VICTORIOUS LIFE IF YOU'RE
  • 00:26:55.220 --> 00:26:58.080
  • ALWAYS RELIVING WHAT DIDN'T WORK OUT, WHO HURT
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:27:01.120
  • YOU, THE MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE.
  • 00:27:01.140 --> 00:27:03.200
  • THE REASON IT'S CALLED THE PAST IS BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:27:03.220 --> 00:27:06.100
  • DONE, IT'S OVER, IT'S HISTORY.
  • 00:27:06.120 --> 00:27:09.040
  • NOW DO YOUR PART AND LET IT GO.
  • 00:27:09.060 --> 00:27:12.120
  • - LAURIE: THE NEXT ONE IS LET GO OF YOUR PAST.
  • 00:27:15.120 --> 00:27:17.030
  • - MATT: LET GO OF THE PAST.
  • 00:27:17.050 --> 00:27:18.110
  • THIS IS A HARD ONE BECAUSE THERE'S BEEN SOME
  • 00:27:18.130 --> 00:27:20.200
  • REAL TRAUMA, REAL DRAMA.
  • 00:27:20.220 --> 00:27:23.110
  • ANYTHING THAT YOU OR US HAVE EXPERIENCED PALES IN
  • 00:27:23.130 --> 00:27:27.090
  • COMPARISON TO MOST. I MEAN,
  • 00:27:27.110 --> 00:27:29.100
  • NONE OF US HAVE LOST A CHILD, THAT KIND OF THING.
  • 00:27:29.120 --> 00:27:33.130
  • - OR ABUSE, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, PEOPLE WEAR
  • 00:27:33.150 --> 00:27:35.110
  • LABELS OF THE PAST.
  • 00:27:35.130 --> 00:27:37.280
  • - YEAH, IT IS.
  • 00:27:38.000 --> 00:27:39.240
  • AND MATT AND LAURIE, YOU'RE RIGHT, IT'S NOT EASY.
  • 00:27:39.260 --> 00:27:43.100
  • I NEVER SAY THAT AND I DON'T BELITTLE OR DEMEAN
  • 00:27:43.120 --> 00:27:47.030
  • WHAT SOMEBODY'S BEEN THROUGH BECAUSE I HAVEN'T
  • 00:27:47.050 --> 00:27:48.200
  • BEEN THROUGH THAT, JUST LIKE YOU SAID,
  • 00:27:48.220 --> 00:27:50.040
  • BUT I KNOW THIS.
  • 00:27:50.060 --> 00:27:52.180
  • I FEEL IT SO STRONG IN ME THAT AS LONG AS YOU'RE
  • 00:27:52.200 --> 00:27:56.040
  • HOLDING ON TO THE OLD, AND AS LONG AS YOU'RE
  • 00:27:56.060 --> 00:27:58.290
  • LIVING BITTER IN SELF-PITY, IT'S KEEPING
  • 00:27:59.010 --> 00:28:02.000
  • YOU FROM THE NEW THINGS GOD WANTS TO DO.
  • 00:28:02.020 --> 00:28:04.110
  • I'M NOT SAYING YOU LOST A CHILD, IF YOU'VE GONE
  • 00:28:04.130 --> 00:28:07.140
  • THROUGH SOMETHING BIG, I'M NOT SAYING THAT'S
  • 00:28:07.160 --> 00:28:09.010
  • GONNA HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, BUT I JUST CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:28:09.030 --> 00:28:11.180
  • AND TALKED TO ENOUGH PEOPLE TO SAY IF YOU CAN
  • 00:28:11.200 --> 00:28:14.110
  • GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS TO SAYING GOD I DON'T
  • 00:28:14.130 --> 00:28:16.180
  • UNDERSTAND IT, IT WASN'T FAIR, I'M NOT EXCUSING
  • 00:28:16.200 --> 00:28:20.060
  • SOMEBODY FROM HURTING ME OR GOD, I DON'T
  • 00:28:20.080 --> 00:28:22.180
  • UNDERSTAND WHY MY LOVED ONE WAS TAKEN AWAY, BUT
  • 00:28:22.200 --> 00:28:26.140
  • I'M MAKING THIS CHOICE GOD, THAT I STILL TRUST YOU.
  • 00:28:26.160 --> 00:28:29.090
  • IT MAY NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, BUT I'VE
  • 00:28:29.110 --> 00:28:31.080
  • LEARNED THIS, GOD WANTS TO GIVE US BEAUTY FOR
  • 00:28:31.100 --> 00:28:33.190
  • ASHES, BUT YOU CAN'T RECEIVE THE BEAUTY AS
  • 00:28:33.210 --> 00:28:36.190
  • LONG AS YOU'RE HOLDING ON TO THE ASHES.
  • 00:28:36.210 --> 00:28:38.100
  • THAT EXCHANGE HAS TO TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:28:38.120 --> 00:28:40.080
  • IT MAY BE SOMETHING JUST AS SIMPLE AS JUST
  • 00:28:40.100 --> 00:28:43.090
  • FORGIVING SOMEBODY THAT DID YOU WRONG.
  • 00:28:43.110 --> 00:28:45.290
  • I THINK WE ALL KNOW WE'RE NOT FORGIVING FOR THEIR
  • 00:28:46.010 --> 00:28:48.050
  • SAKE, WE'RE FORGIVING FOR OUR OWN SAKE.
  • 00:28:48.070 --> 00:28:51.010
  • I'VE TALKED TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY
  • 00:28:51.030 --> 00:28:54.070
  • SOMEBODY 20 YEARS AGO, A FEW YEARS BACK THIS MAN
  • 00:28:54.090 --> 00:28:57.170
  • WAS VERY BITTER, VERY ANGRY, JOEL I CAN'T LET
  • 00:28:57.190 --> 00:28:59.290
  • IT GO, AND HE WAS MAD AT HIS PARENTS AND HIS
  • 00:29:00.030 --> 00:29:02.150
  • PARENTS HAD ALREADY GONE AND DIED.
  • 00:29:02.170 --> 00:29:04.030
  • THEY WERE HERE.
  • 00:29:04.050 --> 00:29:05.230
  • I'M SURE THEY WERE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:29:05.250 --> 00:29:07.040
  • BUT I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT, I REASONED WITH HIM A
  • 00:29:07.060 --> 00:29:09.260
  • LITTLE BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:29:09.280 --> 00:29:12.070
  • YOU'RE MAD AT ARE NOT EVEN HERE.
  • 00:29:12.090 --> 00:29:14.140
  • YOU'RE NOT HURTING THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ALIVE.
  • 00:29:14.160 --> 00:29:16.090
  • YOU'RE ALLOWING SOMEBODY TO HURT YOU THAT'S
  • 00:29:16.110 --> 00:29:18.040
  • NOT EVEN HERE. THEY'VE HURT YOU ONCE,
  • 00:29:18.060 --> 00:29:20.070
  • DON'T LET THEM CONTINUE TO HURT YOU.
  • 00:29:20.090 --> 00:29:22.220
  • AGAIN, I GO BACK TO YOU ONLY HAVE SO MUCH
  • 00:29:22.240 --> 00:29:24.170
  • EMOTIONAL ENERGY EACH DAY.
  • 00:29:24.190 --> 00:29:26.180
  • YOU DON'T HAVE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY.
  • 00:29:26.200 --> 00:29:28.250
  • SO SAY IF YOU HAVE A HUNDRED PERCENT HERE,
  • 00:29:28.270 --> 00:29:31.220
  • MAYBE YOU'RE TAKING 40 PERCENT TO HOLD A GRUDGE.
  • 00:29:31.240 --> 00:29:34.190
  • THAT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY.
  • 00:29:34.210 --> 00:29:36.140
  • THAT'S 40 PERCENT THAT YOU COULD BE USING TO
  • 00:29:36.160 --> 00:29:38.150
  • MOVE TOWARDS YOUR DREAMS TO HAVE ENTHUSIASM AND
  • 00:29:38.170 --> 00:29:41.250
  • PASSION TO PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS, SO YOU NEED YOUR
  • 00:29:41.270 --> 00:29:44.110
  • EMOTIONAL ENERGY EACH DAY.
  • 00:29:44.130 --> 00:29:46.010
  • DON'T WASTE IT ON LETTING GO OF SOMETHING HAPPENED
  • 00:29:46.030 --> 00:29:49.010
  • 20 MINUTES AGO, YOU GOT STUCK IN TRAFFIC, BIG
  • 00:29:49.030 --> 00:29:51.120
  • DEAL, IT'S OVER AND DONE. MAYBE SOMETHING BIGGER
  • 00:29:51.140 --> 00:29:54.160
  • HAS HAPPENED IN LIFE, BUT THIS IS A NEW DAY.
  • 00:29:54.180 --> 00:29:57.030
  • GOD HAS MERCY FRESH AND NEW FOR TODAY.
  • 00:29:57.050 --> 00:29:59.110
  • IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FAIR, WE'RE NOT SAYING IT WAS FAIR.
  • 00:29:59.130 --> 00:30:02.000
  • WE'RE NOT SAYING SOMEBODY DIDN'T DO YOU WRONG OR
  • 00:30:02.020 --> 00:30:03.230
  • YOU HAVEN'T HAD SOME BAD BREAKS, BUT I CAN TELL
  • 00:30:03.250 --> 00:30:06.050
  • YOU THIS, IF YOU'LL TAKE THE HAND YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:30:06.070 --> 00:30:08.200
  • DEALT AND MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, GOD WILL BEGIN
  • 00:30:08.220 --> 00:30:11.060
  • TO DO SOME AMAZING THINGS BECAUSE NOTHING THAT WE
  • 00:30:11.080 --> 00:30:13.170
  • FACE IS A SURPRISE TO GOD.
  • 00:30:13.190 --> 00:30:15.190
  • IT'S A SURPRISE TO US.
  • 00:30:15.210 --> 00:30:17.210
  • I'M NOT SAYING IT DOESN'T HURT OR IT WASN'T FAIR,
  • 00:30:17.230 --> 00:30:19.070
  • BUT IT'S NOT A SURPRISE TO GOD.
  • 00:30:19.090 --> 00:30:20.240
  • HE ALREADY HAS A PLAN, SO MY ENCOURAGEMENT IS
  • 00:30:20.260 --> 00:30:23.210
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:30:23.230 --> 00:30:25.200
  • SOME OF THOSE THINGS I'VE HEARD IT SAID AND I USE
  • 00:30:25.220 --> 00:30:28.010
  • IT, YOU NEED TO HAVE AN "I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT"
  • 00:30:28.030 --> 00:30:31.190
  • FILE IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:30:31.210 --> 00:30:33.110
  • YOU JUST, HEY I'M NEVER GONNA UNDERSTAND THIS BUT
  • 00:30:33.130 --> 00:30:35.180
  • I'M GONNA PUT IT IN THAT FILE THAT GOD, I DON'T
  • 00:30:35.200 --> 00:30:38.120
  • UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENED, BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:30:38.140 --> 00:30:40.170
  • GONNA BE BITTER MY WHOLE LIFE.
  • 00:30:40.190 --> 00:30:42.010
  • EVEN DAVID, HE SAID IN THE PSALMS, THE SECRET
  • 00:30:42.030 --> 00:30:46.080
  • THINGS BELONG TO GOD.
  • 00:30:46.100 --> 00:30:48.010
  • HE SAID ANOTHER PART ABOUT HOW HE DOESN'T
  • 00:30:48.030 --> 00:30:50.000
  • DWELL ON THINGS BASICALLY THAT HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:30:50.020 --> 00:30:52.270
  • WE'RE ALL GONNA HAVE SOME OF THOSE THINGS BUT WE
  • 00:30:52.290 --> 00:30:54.220
  • COME BACK TO THIS, GOD IS GOOD, HE'S FOR US.
  • 00:30:54.240 --> 00:30:57.190
  • WE WOULDN'T BE ALIVE UNLESS HE HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:30:57.210 --> 00:30:59.160
  • GREAT IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:30:59.180 --> 00:31:01.010
  • YOU'VE GOT TO LET IT GO AND MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:31:01.030 --> 00:31:03.260
  • - DODIE OSTEEN: AND IT'S MY HONOR AND MY PRIVILEGE
  • 00:31:06.190 --> 00:31:09.060
  • TO TODAY ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL NEW PASTOR OF
  • 00:31:09.080 --> 00:31:14.150
  • LAKEWOOD CHURCH, OUR SON, JOEL OSTEEN
  • 00:31:14.170 --> 00:31:17.190
  • AND HIS WIFE VICTORIA.
  • 00:31:17.210 --> 00:31:19.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:31:19.090 --> 00:31:24.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:31:24.250 --> 00:31:27.290
  • - ANCHORMAN: WITH THOUSANDS FLOCKING TO
  • 00:31:28.010 --> 00:31:29.090
  • HEAR HIS SERMONS, MILLIONS MORE WATCHING
  • 00:31:29.110 --> 00:31:31.010
  • ALL AROUND THE GLOBE, JOEL OSTEEN IS ONE OF THE
  • 00:31:31.030 --> 00:31:33.130
  • MOST INFLUENTIAL FAITH LEADERS IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:31:33.150 --> 00:31:36.100
  • - ANCHORWOMAN: THE COUPLE ARE PASTORS OF
  • 00:31:36.120 --> 00:31:37.200
  • LAKEWOOD CHURCH IN HOUSTON, TEXAS,
  • 00:31:37.220 --> 00:31:39.100
  • AMERICA'S LARGEST CHURCH.
  • 00:31:39.120 --> 00:31:41.040
  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE MY DARKEST TIME,
  • 00:31:41.060 --> 00:31:42.150
  • IT LAUNCHED ME INTO WHAT I'M DOING TODAY.
  • 00:31:42.170 --> 00:31:45.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:31:45.040 --> 00:31:52.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:31:52.060 --> 00:31:59.240
  • - MATT CROUCH: STRENGTH THROUGH ADVERSITY.
  • 00:31:59.260 --> 00:32:01.170
  • SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR CORE MESSAGE.
  • 00:32:01.190 --> 00:32:03.190
  • IT'S FIFTEEN YEARS NOW, AND LOOK,
  • 00:32:03.210 --> 00:32:07.040
  • THE BOOK'S STILL SELLING.
  • 00:32:07.060 --> 00:32:09.140
  • YOUR BEST LIFE NOW IS AN AMAZING THING, 10 MILLION
  • 00:32:09.160 --> 00:32:14.040
  • COPIES HAVE BEEN SOLD, AND WE'RE KIND OF
  • 00:32:14.060 --> 00:32:17.190
  • BREAKING IT DOWN ONE BY ONE.
  • 00:32:17.210 --> 00:32:19.180
  • - I'VE NEVER SEEN YOU SO STRONG.
  • 00:32:19.200 --> 00:32:21.220
  • - STRENGTH THROUGH ADVERSITY.
  • 00:32:21.240 --> 00:32:24.200
  • - YOU KNOW, THE PRINCIPLE THERE AND WE
  • 00:32:24.220 --> 00:32:27.180
  • TOUCHED ON EARLIER IS THAT WE'RE NOT SAYING
  • 00:32:27.200 --> 00:32:30.070
  • YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, YOU'RE NEVER GONNA HAVE A PROBLEM.
  • 00:32:30.090 --> 00:32:32.110
  • YOU'RE PROBABLY GONNA HAVE MORE THAN EVER
  • 00:32:32.130 --> 00:32:34.080
  • BECAUSE THE ENEMY FIGHTS PEOPLE THAT ARE TAKING
  • 00:32:34.100 --> 00:32:36.240
  • NEW GROUND FOR THEIR FAMILY AND DOING GREAT THINGS.
  • 00:32:36.260 --> 00:32:39.140
  • BUT I KNOW THIS, THAT GOD DOESN'T ALLOW ANYTHING TO
  • 00:32:39.160 --> 00:32:43.150
  • HAPPEN THAT HE CAN'T USE AND THAT HE CAN-- SOME OF
  • 00:32:43.170 --> 00:32:46.120
  • THE THINGS GOD ALLOWS IS TO DO A WORK IN US, AS
  • 00:32:46.140 --> 00:32:49.060
  • MUCH AS WE DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:32:49.080 --> 00:32:51.000
  • I'M A REAL DRIVEN PERSON LIKE YOU GUYS, LIKE
  • 00:32:51.020 --> 00:32:56.120
  • VICTORIA, BUT I JUST CAN'T STAND WAITING IN
  • 00:32:56.140 --> 00:32:59.160
  • TRAFFIC. OH, MAN, I GET SO UPTIGHT.
  • 00:32:59.180 --> 00:33:01.150
  • WHAT'S SO FUNNY IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I WAS
  • 00:33:01.170 --> 00:33:03.240
  • IN A HURRY, I'D GET IN TRAFFIC.
  • 00:33:03.260 --> 00:33:05.090
  • I'M MAKING THIS STORY REAL FAST, BUT THE POINT
  • 00:33:05.110 --> 00:33:07.170
  • BEING IS THIS, ONE DAY I REALIZED THIS
  • 00:33:07.190 --> 00:33:09.180
  • TRAFFIC IS WORKING IN ME.
  • 00:33:09.200 --> 00:33:13.240
  • THEN I CAME TO THE POINT ONE DAY I SAID I'M JUST
  • 00:33:13.260 --> 00:33:15.190
  • GONNA LEARN TO RELAX AND GO WITH THE FLOW.
  • 00:33:15.210 --> 00:33:18.120
  • WHEN I LET GOD DO THE WORK IN ME AND SAY YOU
  • 00:33:18.140 --> 00:33:20.250
  • KNOW WHAT, I CAN'T CHANGE THE TRAFFIC, I CAN'T
  • 00:33:20.270 --> 00:33:22.240
  • CHANGE CERTAIN THINGS BUT I CAN CHANGE ME.
  • 00:33:22.260 --> 00:33:25.200
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WHEN WE LOOK INSIDE, SOME OF
  • 00:33:25.220 --> 00:33:27.240
  • THOSE DIFFICULTIES WE FACE, PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:33:27.260 --> 00:33:30.220
  • THAT ARE HARD TO GET ALONG WITH, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:33:30.240 --> 00:33:32.200
  • PRAY THEM ALL AWAY.
  • 00:33:32.220 --> 00:33:34.030
  • YOU CAN'T PRAY THE TRAFFIC AWAY.
  • 00:33:34.050 --> 00:33:35.170
  • - YOU JUST OUT LIVE SOME.
  • 00:33:35.190 --> 00:33:38.020
  • - I TRIED TO PRAY MATT AWAY FOR YEARS, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:33:38.040 --> 00:33:39.260
  • PRAY THEM. YOU CAN OUT LIVE HIM, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:33:39.280 --> 00:33:42.000
  • THE STRENGTH IN ADVERSITY, GOD IS USING
  • 00:33:42.020 --> 00:33:44.080
  • IT TO REFINE US.
  • 00:33:44.100 --> 00:33:46.110
  • THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE RUBBING OFF THE ROUGH
  • 00:33:46.130 --> 00:33:48.030
  • EDGES LIKE SANDPAPER.
  • 00:33:48.050 --> 00:33:49.280
  • AND TOO, I THINK NOW PEOPLE ASK WAS GOD USING
  • 00:33:50.000 --> 00:33:53.180
  • THIS SICKNESS OR THE LOSS OF MY LOVED ONE?
  • 00:33:53.200 --> 00:33:56.000
  • I DON'T KNOW THAT HE USES ALL THAT TO DO A WORK IN US.
  • 00:33:56.020 --> 00:33:59.220
  • I THINK THERE ARE THINGS BUT I TALK IN THAT
  • 00:33:59.240 --> 00:34:02.160
  • CHAPTER STRENGTH THROUGH ADVERSITY, THERE'S THINGS
  • 00:34:02.180 --> 00:34:04.260
  • LIKE I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER THAT WE'RE NOT
  • 00:34:04.280 --> 00:34:06.200
  • GOING TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:34:06.220 --> 00:34:08.020
  • WE TALKED ABOUT PAUL'S THORN, WHAT HE TRIED TO
  • 00:34:08.040 --> 00:34:10.090
  • GET RID OF, BUT GOD SAID MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.
  • 00:34:10.110 --> 00:34:13.250
  • SO I THINK THAT THE THOUGHT IS THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:34:13.270 --> 00:34:16.070
  • NOT FIGHTING EVERYTHING.
  • 00:34:16.090 --> 00:34:17.270
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE CAN LIVE IN A FIGHT MODE, I'M
  • 00:34:17.290 --> 00:34:19.240
  • FIGHTING TO GET WELL, I'M FIGHTING TO REACH MY
  • 00:34:19.260 --> 00:34:21.230
  • DREAMS, I'M FIGHTING TO GET THIS JOB.
  • 00:34:21.250 --> 00:34:23.200
  • YOU CAN LIVE FROM A PLACE OF PEACE AND SAY GOD,
  • 00:34:23.220 --> 00:34:26.030
  • YOU'RE IN CONTROL. I'M GONNA BE MY BEST.
  • 00:34:26.050 --> 00:34:28.250
  • I'M NOT SAYING THAT I LIKE A SICKNESS OR I LIKE
  • 00:34:28.270 --> 00:34:31.010
  • SOMEBODY BEING AGAINST ME OR I LIKE CRITICS,
  • 00:34:31.030 --> 00:34:33.180
  • BUT I'M GONNA LIVE FROM A PLACE OF PEACE.
  • 00:34:33.200 --> 00:34:36.100
  • I'M GONNA DO MY BEST.
  • 00:34:36.120 --> 00:34:37.280
  • I THINK THAT'S WHEN WE GROW, THAT'S WHERE WE
  • 00:34:38.000 --> 00:34:40.100
  • MATURE AND ALLOWS GOD TO TRUST US WITH MORE.
  • 00:34:40.120 --> 00:34:44.020
  • I THINK ABOUT HOW WHAT REALLY MADE DAVID KING
  • 00:34:44.040 --> 00:34:47.170
  • WAS NOT HIS FRIENDS, IT WASN'T ALL HIS GREAT
  • 00:34:47.190 --> 00:34:50.270
  • CIRCUMSTANCES. WHEN GOD WANTED TO PROMOTE DAVID,
  • 00:34:50.290 --> 00:34:53.020
  • HE SENT HIM A GIANT.
  • 00:34:53.040 --> 00:34:54.270
  • SO I BELIEVE IF YOU'LL STAY STRONG IN THESE
  • 00:34:54.290 --> 00:34:57.130
  • TIMES OF ADVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SAYING GOD,
  • 00:34:57.150 --> 00:34:59.210
  • WHY AM I FACING THIS GIANT?
  • 00:34:59.230 --> 00:35:01.050
  • I'M JUST A TEENAGER, I DON'T HAVE THE ARMOR,
  • 00:35:01.070 --> 00:35:03.020
  • AND GOD YOU SAID I WAS GONNA DO GREAT THINGS.
  • 00:35:03.040 --> 00:35:04.250
  • INSTEAD OF DOING THAT, IF YOU'LL STAND STRONG,
  • 00:35:04.270 --> 00:35:08.100
  • BELIEVE GOD IS IN CONTROL, ON THE OTHER
  • 00:35:08.120 --> 00:35:10.080
  • SIDE OF THAT ADVERSITY IS A NEW LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:35:10.100 --> 00:35:13.210
  • SO I REALLY BELIEVE THE ENEMY WOULDN'T BE
  • 00:35:13.230 --> 00:35:16.100
  • FIGHTING YOU UNLESS HE KNEW GOD HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:35:16.120 --> 00:35:18.130
  • AMAZING IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:35:18.150 --> 00:35:20.110
  • MY ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD BE TO PASS THE TEST WITH A
  • 00:35:20.130 --> 00:35:22.290
  • GOOD ATTITUDE. IT MAY NOT GO THE WAY YOU WANT.
  • 00:35:23.010 --> 00:35:25.150
  • IT MAY TAKE LONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT.
  • 00:35:25.170 --> 00:35:27.220
  • I BELIEVE A GREAT PRAYER AS WELL IS GOD THIS IS
  • 00:35:27.240 --> 00:35:31.010
  • WHAT I WANT, THIS IS WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR,
  • 00:35:31.030 --> 00:35:32.250
  • BUT GOD MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:35:32.270 --> 00:35:34.210
  • I'M GONNA BE HAPPY HOWEVER IT WORKS OUT
  • 00:35:34.230 --> 00:35:36.270
  • BECAUSE GOD, I TRUST YOU THAT YOUR PLANS
  • 00:35:36.290 --> 00:35:38.150
  • FOR ME ARE FOR GOOD.
  • 00:35:38.170 --> 00:35:40.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:35:40.180 --> 00:35:46.080
  • - DADDY WAS A REAL GIVING PERSON.
  • 00:35:46.100 --> 00:35:48.080
  • HE LOVED MY WIFE VICTORIA.
  • 00:35:48.100 --> 00:35:50.030
  • ONE TIME VICTORIA'S BIRTHDAY CAME ABOUT, MY
  • 00:35:50.050 --> 00:35:51.260
  • MOM BOUGHT HER A BEAUTIFUL VASE FROM MY
  • 00:35:51.280 --> 00:35:54.060
  • MOM AND DAD, BUT THAT WASN'T ENOUGH FOR DADDY.
  • 00:35:54.080 --> 00:35:56.220
  • HE LIKED TO DO SPECIAL THINGS.
  • 00:35:56.240 --> 00:35:58.060
  • WE WERE OVER AT HIS HOUSE ONE NIGHT AND HE SAID
  • 00:35:58.080 --> 00:35:59.280
  • VICTORIA, COME BACK HERE AND LOOK AT MY NEW SHOES.
  • 00:36:00.020 --> 00:36:01.220
  • SHE WENT BACK AND SAID BOY, THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:36:01.240 --> 00:36:04.000
  • SHE CALLED HIM BIG O.
  • 00:36:04.020 --> 00:36:05.290
  • SHE SAID THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL BIG O.
  • 00:36:06.010 --> 00:36:07.200
  • HE SAID WELL LOOK AT THEM REALLY CLOSE.
  • 00:36:07.220 --> 00:36:09.150
  • SO SHE PICKED THEM UP AND LOOKED AT THEM.
  • 00:36:09.170 --> 00:36:11.030
  • HE SAID WELL FEEL INSIDE. HE WASN'T SATISFIED YET.
  • 00:36:11.050 --> 00:36:13.120
  • FEEL INSIDE, SEE HOW SOFT THEY ARE.
  • 00:36:13.140 --> 00:36:15.060
  • SHE REACHED DOWN THERE AND OF COURSE MY DAD HAD
  • 00:36:15.080 --> 00:36:16.290
  • WRITTEN A SPECIAL NOTE AND PUT $100 DOLLAR BILL IN THERE.
  • 00:36:17.010 --> 00:36:19.060
  • I'D GO PICK UP PRESCRIPTIONS FOR HIM AT
  • 00:36:19.080 --> 00:36:21.020
  • WALGREENS, AND MY DAD WAS ALWAYS A GIVER.
  • 00:36:21.040 --> 00:36:23.140
  • I'D TAKE HIM THERE AND IT'D BE $20 DOLLARS AND
  • 00:36:23.160 --> 00:36:25.210
  • HE'D GIVE ME $40 DOLLARS. I SAID DAD IT'S ONLY 20.
  • 00:36:25.230 --> 00:36:28.080
  • NO, NO, I WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT.
  • 00:36:28.100 --> 00:36:29.250
  • I'D GO UP TO DALLAS A LOT OF TIME WITH JOHNNY AND GET HIM
  • 00:36:29.270 --> 00:36:32.120
  • A HAMBURGER FROM FUDDRUCKERS AND GO UP
  • 00:36:32.140 --> 00:36:34.100
  • THERE AND EAT IT, AND IT WOULD BE A $5 DOLLAR
  • 00:36:34.120 --> 00:36:36.000
  • BURGER AND HE'D GIVE ME $10 OR $15 DOLLARS.
  • 00:36:36.020 --> 00:36:38.070
  • AND I TOLD HIM JUST LAST WEEK, I SAID DADDY I'M
  • 00:36:38.090 --> 00:36:40.000
  • MAKING MONEY OFF OF YOU.
  • 00:36:40.020 --> 00:36:41.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:41.200 --> 00:36:44.010
  • BUT THAT WAS DADDY'S HEART.
  • 00:36:44.030 --> 00:36:45.100
  • HE LOVED TO GIVE AND THAT'S THE WAY MY DAD WAS.
  • 00:36:45.120 --> 00:36:48.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:36:48.290 --> 00:36:55.260
  • - MATT: WE ARE DISCUSSING YOUR BEST LIFE NOW.
  • 00:36:55.280 --> 00:36:58.140
  • WE'VE GOT JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN OUT
  • 00:36:58.160 --> 00:37:00.190
  • HERE IN ROME ITALY.
  • 00:37:00.210 --> 00:37:03.020
  • TBN HAS BEEN OPERATING A 24 HOUR A DAY CHRISTIAN
  • 00:37:03.040 --> 00:37:06.050
  • TELEVISION NETWORK HERE, TCI,
  • 00:37:06.070 --> 00:37:09.000
  • FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS OR MORE.
  • 00:37:09.020 --> 00:37:12.080
  • CHUCK HALL, HIS WIFE PINA, DOING A GREAT JOB.
  • 00:37:12.100 --> 00:37:15.200
  • AMAZING AFTERNOON IN ROME DISCUSSING YOUR BEST LIFE
  • 00:37:15.220 --> 00:37:19.020
  • NOW. OKAY, LIVE TO GIVE.
  • 00:37:19.040 --> 00:37:21.250
  • SOME PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS ONE,
  • 00:37:21.270 --> 00:37:24.070
  • SO LET'S KIND OF KNOCK THROUGH IT.
  • 00:37:24.090 --> 00:37:26.130
  • "LIVE TO GIVE." A PART OF YOUR BEST LIFE NOW.
  • 00:37:26.150 --> 00:37:28.160
  • - YEAH, I THINK MATT AND LAURIE, YOU'RE NEVER
  • 00:37:28.180 --> 00:37:31.110
  • GONNA BE FULFILLED IF IT'S ONLY ABOUT ME, MY
  • 00:37:31.130 --> 00:37:33.200
  • DREAMS, MY GOALS, EVEN MY PROBLEMS, MY CHALLENGES.
  • 00:37:33.220 --> 00:37:37.140
  • I THINK ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE CAN DO IS EVEN
  • 00:37:37.160 --> 00:37:40.120
  • WHEN WE HAVE A DIFFICULTY IS GO OUT AND HELP
  • 00:37:40.140 --> 00:37:42.040
  • SOMEBODY ELSE. THERE'S SOMETHING FULFILLING,
  • 00:37:42.060 --> 00:37:44.120
  • THERE'S SOMETHING REWARDING.
  • 00:37:44.140 --> 00:37:45.230
  • IT'S THE WAY GOD MADE US THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED
  • 00:37:45.250 --> 00:37:47.220
  • TO BE A GIVER.
  • 00:37:47.240 --> 00:37:49.090
  • SOMETIMES WE ALWAYS GO TO MONEY AND THAT'S GREAT
  • 00:37:49.110 --> 00:37:51.060
  • TOO, I BELIEVE IN THAT, BUT MAN GIVE A SMILE,
  • 00:37:51.080 --> 00:37:53.240
  • GIVE A HUG, GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT, JUST LIVE
  • 00:37:53.260 --> 00:37:56.060
  • A GIVING LIFESTYLE.
  • 00:37:56.080 --> 00:37:59.110
  • I LOVE THIS QUOTE FROM PAUL BUNYAN.
  • 00:37:59.130 --> 00:38:01.000
  • IT SAYS, "YOU HAVE NOT LIVED A DAY UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE
  • 00:38:01.020 --> 00:38:04.150
  • SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE THAT CANNOT PAY YOU
  • 00:38:04.170 --> 00:38:06.070
  • BACK." I LOVE LIVING THAT MENTALITY.
  • 00:38:06.090 --> 00:38:08.080
  • REALLY EVEN THIS, WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING
  • 00:38:08.100 --> 00:38:11.080
  • NOT THINKING ABOUT HOW I CAN GET BLESSED TODAY,
  • 00:38:11.100 --> 00:38:13.040
  • BUT HOW I CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:38:13.060 --> 00:38:14.290
  • YOU CAN'T GIVE GOD SOMETHING WITHOUT HIM
  • 00:38:15.010 --> 00:38:17.080
  • GIVING YOU BACK MORE IN RETURN.
  • 00:38:17.100 --> 00:38:18.280
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE GIVING TO PEOPLE, WHEN YOU'RE BEING
  • 00:38:19.000 --> 00:38:21.150
  • A BLESSING, WHEN YOU'RE JUST GIVING JOY, GIVING
  • 00:38:21.170 --> 00:38:24.160
  • PEACE WHEREVER YOU GO, IT'S THE WAY TO LIVE.
  • 00:38:24.180 --> 00:38:26.190
  • AND I REALLY THINK A BIG SOURCE, AND THAT'S THE
  • 00:38:26.210 --> 00:38:29.070
  • NEXT POINT, BUT A BIG SOURCE OF OUR UNHAPPINESS
  • 00:38:29.090 --> 00:38:31.160
  • IS IT'S ALWAYS FOCUSED ON OURSELVES.
  • 00:38:31.180 --> 00:38:33.160
  • AND SOMETIMES, IT CAN BE VALID BECAUSE YOU THINK,
  • 00:38:33.180 --> 00:38:36.120
  • HEY, I'VE GOT THIS BIG CHALLENGE, AND IT'S ALL I
  • 00:38:36.140 --> 00:38:38.280
  • CAN THINK ABOUT.
  • 00:38:39.000 --> 00:38:40.280
  • BUT AGAIN, I WOULD JUST CHALLENGE YOU TO MAYBE
  • 00:38:41.000 --> 00:38:43.060
  • GET YOUR MIND OFF OF YOURSELF AND GO BE A
  • 00:38:43.080 --> 00:38:44.280
  • BLESSING TO SOMEBODY.
  • 00:38:45.000 --> 00:38:46.230
  • MAYBE IT'S PICKING UP THE PHONE AND CALLING
  • 00:38:46.250 --> 00:38:48.180
  • SOMEBODY ELSE THAT YOU CAN PRAY FOR.
  • 00:38:48.200 --> 00:38:50.120
  • MAYBE IT'S BAKING YOUR NEIGHBOR A CAKE, JUST
  • 00:38:50.140 --> 00:38:52.150
  • DOING SOMETHING TO GET OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN PROBLEM.
  • 00:38:52.170 --> 00:38:54.260
  • I BELIEVE THAT'S WHEN REAL JOY COMES.
  • 00:38:54.280 --> 00:38:57.170
  • EVEN SOMETIMES -- YOU KNOW SOMETIMES RUNNING
  • 00:38:57.190 --> 00:39:00.030
  • MINISTRY AND A BUSINESS, RUNNING LIFE -- WE ALL
  • 00:39:00.050 --> 00:39:02.060
  • HAVE THING COME AGAINST US -- BUT SOMETIMES WHEN
  • 00:39:02.080 --> 00:39:04.250
  • I FEEL MYSELF TRYING TO GET DISCOURAGED, GOT A
  • 00:39:04.270 --> 00:39:07.120
  • LOT OF THINGS GOING ON, I'LL PICK UP THE
  • 00:39:07.140 --> 00:39:09.060
  • PHONE AND CALL.
  • 00:39:09.080 --> 00:39:11.020
  • I HAVE A LIST OF SOME PEOPLE MAYBE THAT ARE IN
  • 00:39:11.040 --> 00:39:13.110
  • THE HOSPITAL OR PEOPLE THAT HAVE WRITTEN IN.
  • 00:39:13.130 --> 00:39:15.240
  • MAN, YOU CAN'T CALL THEM FOR TEN MINUTE, AND THEN
  • 00:39:15.260 --> 00:39:17.280
  • YOUR ATTITUDE CHANGES.
  • 00:39:18.000 --> 00:39:19.190
  • WHEN YOU START ENCOURAGING SOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:39:19.210 --> 00:39:21.190
  • AND, HEY, YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT, WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU.
  • 00:39:21.210 --> 00:39:23.190
  • IT DOES SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:39:23.210 --> 00:39:25.180
  • IT'S A SEED THAT YOU'RE SOWING THAT
  • 00:39:25.200 --> 00:39:27.060
  • GOD CAN BRING BACK.
  • 00:39:27.080 --> 00:39:28.270
  • SO I THINK IT'S A LIFESTYLE, NOT JUST HEY,
  • 00:39:28.290 --> 00:39:30.210
  • I'M GOING TO GO GIVE OFFERING TODAY.
  • 00:39:30.230 --> 00:39:32.090
  • IT'S, HEY, I'M GOING TO LIVE TO GIVE.
  • 00:39:32.110 --> 00:39:34.020
  • I'M GOING TO BE A BLESSING WHEREVER YOU GO
  • 00:39:34.040 --> 00:39:35.220
  • - USE THAT NEED AS A SEED.
  • 00:39:35.240 --> 00:39:37.110
  • REALLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY DON'T KNOW, BUT IF
  • 00:39:37.130 --> 00:39:39.130
  • YOU HAVE A NEED, IF YOU NEED TO BE ENCOURAGED, GO
  • 00:39:39.150 --> 00:39:41.130
  • ENCOURAGE SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:39:41.150 --> 00:39:43.090
  • IF YOU NEED YOUR FINANCE, GO BLESS.
  • 00:39:43.110 --> 00:39:45.170
  • EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO GIVE, AND USE THAT.
  • 00:39:45.190 --> 00:39:48.060
  • USE THAT NEED AS A SEED BECAUSE IT WILL
  • 00:39:48.080 --> 00:39:50.280
  • STRENGTHEN YOU.
  • 00:39:51.000 --> 00:39:52.240
  • - YES, WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS PRAY FOR OTHERS THAT
  • 00:39:52.260 --> 00:39:54.280
  • YOU MAY BE HEALED, AND WE DO THAT.
  • 00:39:55.000 --> 00:39:56.260
  • MOST OF THE TIME, WHEN I'M ENCOURAGING SOMEONE,
  • 00:39:56.280 --> 00:40:00.190
  • I'M GOING, I NEED THIS SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU
  • 00:40:00.210 --> 00:40:03.110
  • PROBABLY KNOW, AND YOU'RE PREACHING TO
  • 00:40:03.130 --> 00:40:05.140
  • THE CHOIR, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:40:05.160 --> 00:40:07.030
  • - THOSE ARE THE SEED THAT WE'RE SOWING, ALWAYS
  • 00:40:07.050 --> 00:40:09.010
  • BE A BLESSING TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:40:09.030 --> 00:40:11.000
  • IT'S A BIG PART OF WE ARE BLESSED SO THAT
  • 00:40:11.020 --> 00:40:13.170
  • WE CAN HELP OTHERS.
  • 00:40:13.190 --> 00:40:16.080
  • AND AGAIN I THINK, I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO GIVE.
  • 00:40:16.100 --> 00:40:18.270
  • I'M STRUGGLING IN MY FINANCES, BUT WE ALL HAVE
  • 00:40:18.290 --> 00:40:21.010
  • SOMETHING TO GIVE.
  • 00:40:21.030 --> 00:40:23.030
  • WE HAVE TO YOU TURN AROUND THE WAY WE SEE IT.
  • 00:40:23.050 --> 00:40:25.040
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:40:25.060 --> 00:40:30.220
  • - HEY, I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE WITH
  • 00:40:30.240 --> 00:40:34.060
  • YOU SOMETHING I GOT.
  • 00:40:34.080 --> 00:40:36.260
  • - IT'S BEEN A LITTLE OVER TWO-YEARS SINCE I
  • 00:40:36.280 --> 00:40:39.220
  • POSTED THAT VIDEO.
  • 00:40:39.240 --> 00:40:41.250
  • WHEN I MADE THAT VIDEO, I WAS MAKING AN EFFORT TO
  • 00:40:41.270 --> 00:40:44.000
  • CHOOSE JOY THAT DAY.
  • 00:40:44.020 --> 00:40:45.250
  • - THAT'S NOT ME MAKING THE NOISE, IT'S THE MASK!
  • 00:40:45.270 --> 00:40:49.000
  • - LIFE HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN EASY, AND I DON'T
  • 00:40:49.020 --> 00:40:51.130
  • THINK THAT I GOT A FREE PASS ON THE JOY.
  • 00:40:51.150 --> 00:40:53.110
  • I ACTUALLY HAVE LIVED A LIFE THAT'S BEEN FULL OF
  • 00:40:53.130 --> 00:40:56.250
  • SORROW, FULL OF SHAME, FULL OF REGRET, FULL OF
  • 00:40:56.270 --> 00:40:59.140
  • MUCH UNEXPECTED TRAGEDY, IN ALL HONESTY.
  • 00:40:59.160 --> 00:41:05.100
  • AND I'VE HAD TO FIGHT FOR EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF JOY
  • 00:41:05.120 --> 00:41:08.110
  • THAT I'VE HAD. I'VE HAD TO CHOOSE IT DAILY.
  • 00:41:08.130 --> 00:41:10.220
  • GROWING UP, I REMEMBER WE WERE JUST COMPLETELY OUT
  • 00:41:10.240 --> 00:41:13.270
  • OF A HOME, IN BETWEEN STATES.
  • 00:41:13.290 --> 00:41:16.230
  • IT WAS A FULL SUMMER THAT WE WERE HOMELESS AND
  • 00:41:16.250 --> 00:41:18.190
  • TAKING COIN SHOWERS.
  • 00:41:18.210 --> 00:41:21.000
  • THERE WAS THIS KID IN 7TH GRADE.
  • 00:41:21.020 --> 00:41:23.290
  • HE HAD JUST TOLD ALL OF HIS FRIEND THAT I HAD
  • 00:41:24.010 --> 00:41:26.050
  • MORE ROLLS THAN MRS. BARRETT'S BAKERY.
  • 00:41:26.070 --> 00:41:28.150
  • MY SELF ESTEEM JUST STARTED TO DWINDLE, AND
  • 00:41:28.170 --> 00:41:30.220
  • MY IDENTITY BECAME WRAPPED AND LOST IN
  • 00:41:30.240 --> 00:41:34.040
  • JUST A LOT OF SELF DEPRECATING JOKES.
  • 00:41:34.060 --> 00:41:37.290
  • AND THAT LASTED FOR A WHILE AND ENTERTAINING
  • 00:41:38.010 --> 00:41:40.070
  • THE ROOM, BUT IT DIDN'T ENTERTAIN ANYTHING ELSE
  • 00:41:40.090 --> 00:41:43.180
  • INSIDE OF ME THAT NEEDED TO BE FILLED UP
  • 00:41:43.200 --> 00:41:45.090
  • WITH ACTUAL JOY.
  • 00:41:45.110 --> 00:41:47.080
  • IT ACTUALLY JUST MADE MY HEART CRUSH UNDER THE
  • 00:41:47.100 --> 00:41:49.020
  • WEIGHT OF ALL OF THOSE HORRIBLE THINGS I WAS
  • 00:41:49.040 --> 00:41:51.180
  • SAYING ABOUT MYSELF.
  • 00:41:51.200 --> 00:41:53.140
  • I REMEMBER GRABBING A PAIR OF KITCHEN SCISSORS
  • 00:41:53.160 --> 00:41:56.010
  • AND TRYING TO SEE HOW DEEP I WOULD HAVE TO CUT
  • 00:41:56.030 --> 00:41:58.040
  • MY ARMS FOR ME TO ACTUALLY REACH THE VEIN.
  • 00:41:58.060 --> 00:42:01.010
  • BAWLING MY EYES OUT, MY ROOMMATE CAME IN,
  • 00:42:01.030 --> 00:42:03.020
  • AND SHE JUST STOPPED ME.
  • 00:42:03.040 --> 00:42:06.080
  • AND AFTER THAT, SPENT AN ENTIRE EVENING WALKING
  • 00:42:06.100 --> 00:42:09.090
  • THE ENTIRE CAMPUS WITH ME NOT SAYING A WORD.
  • 00:42:09.110 --> 00:42:11.060
  • SHE JUST LET ME CRY, LET ME WALK AROUND AND JUST
  • 00:42:11.080 --> 00:42:14.190
  • HELD MY ARM [EMOTIONAL]
  • 00:42:14.210 --> 00:42:20.160
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I SAW THAT
  • 00:42:20.180 --> 00:42:22.160
  • JOY WAS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:42:22.180 --> 00:42:27.230
  • EVERYTHING SHIFTED THAT NIGHT WHEN I WOKE UP AND
  • 00:42:27.250 --> 00:42:30.040
  • CAME TO MY SENSES.
  • 00:42:30.060 --> 00:42:32.130
  • - THIS IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!
  • 00:42:32.150 --> 00:42:35.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:36.010 --> 00:42:43.210
  • - WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS, I HAD MULTIPLE
  • 00:42:43.230 --> 00:42:46.200
  • FRIEND REACHING OUT AND TEXTING ME SAYING,
  • 00:42:46.220 --> 00:42:48.280
  • OH, MY GOODNESS. I SHARED YOUR VIDEO. THAT WAS HILARIOUS.
  • 00:42:49.000 --> 00:42:50.220
  • HOW FUN IS THAT?
  • 00:42:50.240 --> 00:42:53.010
  • AND WHEN I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING, THAT ONE
  • 00:42:53.030 --> 00:42:55.070
  • MILLION VIEW COUNT HAD ACTUALLY TURNED INTO
  • 00:42:55.090 --> 00:42:57.170
  • 24 MILLION VIEWS.
  • 00:42:57.190 --> 00:42:59.210
  • AND I HAD NO LESS THAN 15 OR 20 VOICE MAILS FROM
  • 00:42:59.230 --> 00:43:02.260
  • BBC, NPR, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE TODAY SHOW.
  • 00:43:02.280 --> 00:43:06.040
  • I MEAN, LIKE IT WAS JUST -- IT WAS BATSO CRAZY.
  • 00:43:06.060 --> 00:43:10.030
  • - YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE PROBABLY HAVEN'T
  • 00:43:10.050 --> 00:43:13.240
  • SEEN THE CORRELATION OF ME BEGINNING MY STORY
  • 00:43:13.260 --> 00:43:17.060
  • WHILE I WAS LIVING IN A VAN IN AN RV SPOT AND
  • 00:43:17.080 --> 00:43:20.210
  • THEN TO BE ABLE TO SHARE JOY ON SUCH A MASSIVE
  • 00:43:20.230 --> 00:43:23.170
  • LEVEL FROM MY CAR, AS WELL, IN A VIRAL VIDEO.
  • 00:43:23.190 --> 00:43:28.220
  • I MEAN, I JUST THINK IT'S LIKE GOD FOR SOMETHING LIKE
  • 00:43:28.240 --> 00:43:32.210
  • THAT TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:43:32.230 --> 00:43:35.110
  • - OKAY, NOW I'M GOING TO LET CHEWBACCA TALK HERE.
  • 00:43:35.130 --> 00:43:37.150
  • [CHEWBACCA NOISE]
  • 00:43:37.170 --> 00:43:39.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:39.120 --> 00:43:40.160
  • [CHEWBACCA NOISE]
  • 00:43:40.180 --> 00:43:42.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:42.060 --> 00:43:45.100
  • OH, MY GOSH, I'M IN TEARS. I'M IN TEARS.
  • 00:43:45.120 --> 00:43:48.040
  • WOW!
  • 00:43:48.060 --> 00:43:49.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:43:49.260 --> 00:43:53.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:43:53.180 --> 00:44:00.250
  • - CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY IS ONE THAT I THINK COMES
  • 00:44:00.270 --> 00:44:03.150
  • NATURALLY TO YOU.
  • 00:44:03.170 --> 00:44:05.090
  • I'M AROUND YOU SOME, AND YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NEVER
  • 00:44:05.110 --> 00:44:08.220
  • REALLY KIND OF MOPING AROUND OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:44:08.240 --> 00:44:13.080
  • - IT'S KIND OF IRRITATING SOME TIME.
  • 00:44:13.100 --> 00:44:14.270
  • - IT IS.
  • 00:44:14.290 --> 00:44:16.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:16.120 --> 00:44:18.100
  • - YOU KNOW, I WILL SAY THIS.
  • 00:44:18.120 --> 00:44:20.200
  • OUT OF ALL OF US SITTING HERE AT THE TABLE, I HAVE
  • 00:44:20.220 --> 00:44:23.030
  • NEVER BEEN AROUND SUCH POSITIVE, BEAUTIFUL,
  • 00:44:23.050 --> 00:44:26.150
  • ENCOURAGING PEOPLE EVER.
  • 00:44:26.170 --> 00:44:28.140
  • - EXCEPT WHEN HE'S AT A RESTAURANT, AND HE
  • 00:44:28.160 --> 00:44:31.020
  • DOESN'T LIKE THE MENU.
  • 00:44:31.040 --> 00:44:32.200
  • THAT'S WHEN JOEL REALLY STRUGGLES.
  • 00:44:32.220 --> 00:44:34.090
  • - THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:44:34.110 --> 00:44:36.000
  • - THERE'S NO HAMBURGER, OR THERE'S NO FETTUCCINE
  • 00:44:36.020 --> 00:44:37.220
  • ALFREDO WITH CHICKEN, HE'S A LITTLE BIT...
  • 00:44:37.240 --> 00:44:40.270
  • - TESTY?
  • 00:44:40.290 --> 00:44:42.110
  • - YEAH, HE GETS A LITTLE TESTY WHEN THE FOOD
  • 00:44:42.130 --> 00:44:43.260
  • ISN'T RIGHT, OKAY?
  • 00:44:43.280 --> 00:44:45.070
  • - THAT'S NOT TRUE.
  • 00:44:45.090 --> 00:44:46.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:47.010 --> 00:44:49.140
  • - CODY AND CAYLAN ARE BOTH LAUGHING OVER HERE.
  • 00:44:49.160 --> 00:44:50.290
  • SO ULTIMATELY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:44:51.010 --> 00:44:54.080
  • IS REALLY WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:44:54.100 --> 00:44:56.250
  • I MEAN, THIS IS A NATURAL PIECE, BUT IT REALLY
  • 00:44:56.270 --> 00:44:59.210
  • AFFECTS EVERYTHING, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:44:59.230 --> 00:45:01.060
  • - IT REALLY DOES.
  • 00:45:01.080 --> 00:45:02.270
  • AND AGAIN, I SAID EARLIER I REALIZE THAT GOD MADE
  • 00:45:02.290 --> 00:45:04.280
  • US ALL WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, AND MY
  • 00:45:05.000 --> 00:45:06.270
  • LITTLEST, MY BABY PICTURE WHERE I'M A LITTLE BITTY
  • 00:45:06.290 --> 00:45:10.100
  • KID, I'LL SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR.
  • 00:45:10.120 --> 00:45:12.160
  • GOD JUST PUT IT.
  • 00:45:12.180 --> 00:45:14.110
  • BUT YOU KNOW, I DO BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE TO
  • 00:45:14.130 --> 00:45:16.220
  • MAKE THAT CHOICE.
  • 00:45:16.240 --> 00:45:18.190
  • IT DOESN'T FALL ON ANY OF US, AND I THINK SOMETIMES
  • 00:45:18.210 --> 00:45:21.010
  • -- BECAUSE I KNOW IN MY OWN LIFE, THERE ARE TIMES I
  • 00:45:21.030 --> 00:45:23.030
  • THINK, WHEN I FEEL HAPPY, THEN I'M GOING TO
  • 00:45:23.050 --> 00:45:25.050
  • BE HAPPY, AND THEN I'M GOING TO HAVE A GOOD DAY.
  • 00:45:25.070 --> 00:45:27.080
  • BUT YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT OR THERE'S ALWAYS
  • 00:45:27.100 --> 00:45:29.030
  • GOING TO BE SOME REASON WHY YOU'RE NOT HAPPY.
  • 00:45:29.050 --> 00:45:30.250
  • - FRENCH FRIES AREN'T ON THE MENU.
  • 00:45:30.270 --> 00:45:32.040
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:32.060 --> 00:45:34.170
  • - I DO THINK YOU HAVE TO GET UP AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:45:34.190 --> 00:45:36.170
  • I'M GOING TO LIVE THIS DAY GRATEFUL.
  • 00:45:36.190 --> 00:45:38.260
  • I'M GOING TO CHOOSE TO LOOK AT WHAT'S RIGHT AND
  • 00:45:38.280 --> 00:45:41.090
  • NOT AT WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:45:41.110 --> 00:45:43.030
  • I BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS SO MUCH ABOUT PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:45:43.050 --> 00:45:45.030
  • BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE NEGATIVE ABOUT IT,
  • 00:45:45.050 --> 00:45:47.150
  • BUT SOMEBODY HAS IT WORSE THAN YOU.
  • 00:45:47.170 --> 00:45:49.090
  • SOMEBODY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR SITUATION.
  • 00:45:49.110 --> 00:45:51.050
  • SO WHEN YOU GET UP AND SAY, OKAY, I HAVE HEALTH
  • 00:45:51.070 --> 00:45:53.140
  • TODAY, OR I HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE, OR I HAVE A JOB,
  • 00:45:53.160 --> 00:45:56.100
  • OR WHATEVER YOU HAVE.
  • 00:45:56.120 --> 00:45:58.000
  • I THINK WHEN YOU LIVE FROM THAT GRATEFUL POINT
  • 00:45:58.020 --> 00:45:59.220
  • OF VIEW, AND YOU MAKE A DECISION, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:45:59.240 --> 00:46:01.120
  • LIVE IT HAPPY.
  • 00:46:01.140 --> 00:46:02.260
  • I MAY NOT FEEL HAPPY.
  • 00:46:02.280 --> 00:46:04.190
  • I THINK SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T GET ENOUGH SLEEP.
  • 00:46:04.220 --> 00:46:07.020
  • I THINK THERE ARE CHEMICAL IMBALANCES AND
  • 00:46:07.040 --> 00:46:09.130
  • THINGS THAT CAN AFFECT PEOPLE, BUT GETTING PAST
  • 00:46:09.150 --> 00:46:11.160
  • THOSE THINGS, I THINK ONE, YOU TAKE CARE OF
  • 00:46:11.180 --> 00:46:13.030
  • YOURSELF.
  • 00:46:13.050 --> 00:46:14.260
  • BUT THEN YOU GOT TO MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:46:14.280 --> 00:46:16.120
  • IT SAYS TO BASICALLY PUT ON A GARMENT OF PRAY FOR
  • 00:46:16.140 --> 00:46:19.110
  • A SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS.
  • 00:46:19.130 --> 00:46:21.130
  • WELL, GARMENT IS LIKE A SHIRT.
  • 00:46:21.150 --> 00:46:23.060
  • THIS SHIRT DIDN'T GET ON ME.
  • 00:46:23.080 --> 00:46:24.280
  • I HAD TO PUT IT ON, AND I THINK THERE ARE TIMES YOU
  • 00:46:25.000 --> 00:46:26.220
  • HAVE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND SAY,
  • 00:46:26.240 --> 00:46:28.070
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:46:28.090 --> 00:46:29.260
  • I'M GOING TO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE GOD'S IN CONTROL.
  • 00:46:29.280 --> 00:46:31.180
  • I'M GOING TO CHOOSE TO LIVE THIS DAY GRATEFUL,
  • 00:46:31.200 --> 00:46:33.010
  • HAPPY, ENJOY IT.
  • 00:46:33.030 --> 00:46:34.210
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE DON'T HAVE DIFFICULTIES
  • 00:46:34.230 --> 00:46:36.140
  • BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:46:36.160 --> 00:46:38.040
  • WE ALL HAVE THINGS COME AGAINST US.
  • 00:46:38.060 --> 00:46:39.220
  • IT'S HOW WE SEE THEM.
  • 00:46:39.240 --> 00:46:41.100
  • IT'S HOW WE CHOOSE TO LIVE, FOCUSED ON WHAT'S
  • 00:46:41.120 --> 00:46:43.020
  • RIGHT RATHER THAN WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:46:43.040 --> 00:46:47.030
  • - ANNOUNCER: WE ALL DREAM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, A
  • 00:46:47.050 --> 00:46:49.160
  • SATISFYING JOB, A STRONG MARRIAGE, HEALTHY
  • 00:46:49.180 --> 00:46:52.240
  • RELATIONSHIPS, BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR CAREER
  • 00:46:52.260 --> 00:46:55.180
  • PATH TURNS INTO A DEAD END?
  • 00:46:55.200 --> 00:46:57.190
  • WHEN YOUR MARRIAGE GETS STUCK IN A RUT?
  • 00:46:57.210 --> 00:47:00.120
  • THIS FALL, JOIN PASTOR JOEL OSTEEN FOR A TBN
  • 00:47:00.140 --> 00:47:03.220
  • ORIGINAL SERIES BASED ON HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:47:03.240 --> 00:47:06.160
  • "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW."
  • 00:47:06.180 --> 00:47:08.100
  • - NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
  • 00:47:08.120 --> 00:47:10.100
  • OR WHAT CHALLENGES YOU'RE FACING, GOD WANTS
  • 00:47:10.120 --> 00:47:12.210
  • TO YOU LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:47:12.230 --> 00:47:14.260
  • HE HAS GREAT PLANS FOR YOU.
  • 00:47:14.280 --> 00:47:16.230
  • YOU CAN BREAK OUT OF YOUR CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND
  • 00:47:16.250 --> 00:47:19.110
  • EXPERIENCE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW.
  • 00:47:19.130 --> 00:47:22.180
  • - YOU WILL DISCOVER HOW TO GET RID OF THE
  • 00:47:22.200 --> 00:47:24.190
  • NEGATIVE MIND SET THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK, HOW TO
  • 00:47:24.210 --> 00:47:27.000
  • ENLARGE YOUR VISION TO SEEING YOUR DOING MORE,
  • 00:47:27.020 --> 00:47:29.190
  • ENJOYING MORE, AND LIVING THE LIFE GOD INTENDED.
  • 00:47:29.210 --> 00:47:33.180
  • - YOUR BEST LIFE NOW IS ABOUT LEARNING TO LIVE
  • 00:47:33.200 --> 00:47:35.240
  • GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:47:35.260 --> 00:47:37.290
  • IT'S BIGGER AND BETTER THAN WE COULD EVER IMAGINE.
  • 00:47:38.010 --> 00:47:41.050
  • - YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, EXCLUSIVELY ON TBN.
  • 00:47:41.070 --> 00:47:44.290
  • - WE ARE UNPACKING "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW." JOEL,
  • 00:47:46.270 --> 00:47:50.220
  • VICTORIA, JUST TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY, AND THERE
  • 00:47:50.240 --> 00:47:53.260
  • ARE PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE BOOK,
  • 00:47:53.280 --> 00:47:57.240
  • BUT THEY DO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS PROGRAM.
  • 00:47:57.260 --> 00:48:00.150
  • WE BASICALLY UNPACKED "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW." I
  • 00:48:00.170 --> 00:48:04.150
  • WANT TO SAY ALSO, THROUGH THIS
  • 00:48:04.170 --> 00:48:06.280
  • BROADCAST, YOU'VE SEEN PROMOTION BECAUSE WE'VE
  • 00:48:07.000 --> 00:48:10.170
  • TAKEN "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW" CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER.
  • 00:48:10.190 --> 00:48:13.180
  • WE'VE BROKEN IT DOWN INTO AN AMAZING NEW TV SERIES.
  • 00:48:13.200 --> 00:48:18.010
  • WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU KNEW ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:48:18.030 --> 00:48:20.190
  • THIS IS HELPING PROMOTE THE FACT THAT WE ARE
  • 00:48:20.210 --> 00:48:24.000
  • TAKING THIS SUBJECT VERY SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:48:24.020 --> 00:48:26.070
  • TEN MILLION COPIES HAVE SOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD,
  • 00:48:26.090 --> 00:48:28.270
  • THE TV SERIES.
  • 00:48:28.290 --> 00:48:31.010
  • THANK YOU, BY THE WAY, FOR DOING THAT.
  • 00:48:31.030 --> 00:48:32.290
  • AN AMAZING NEW TV SERIES, "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW", AND
  • 00:48:33.010 --> 00:48:38.270
  • AIRING EXCLUSIVELY RIGHT HERE ON TBN IN MULTIPLE
  • 00:48:38.290 --> 00:48:44.050
  • LANGUAGES, BY THE WAY, AROUND THE WORLD, NOT
  • 00:48:44.070 --> 00:48:46.270
  • ONLY RIGHT HERE IN ITALY.
  • 00:48:46.290 --> 00:48:49.190
  • SO YOU ACTUALLY SPEAK ITALIAN NOW?
  • 00:48:49.210 --> 00:48:53.070
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT, JOEL?
  • 00:48:53.090 --> 00:48:55.000
  • I WANT YOU TO JUST VISIT ONE MORE TIME YOUR BEST
  • 00:48:55.020 --> 00:48:57.290
  • LIFE NOW, AND THAT IS TODAY, WHATEVER
  • 00:48:58.010 --> 00:49:01.160
  • CIRCUMSTANCE WE FIND OURSELVES IN.
  • 00:49:01.180 --> 00:49:03.120
  • JUST SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:49:03.140 --> 00:49:05.070
  • THAT'S SO GOOD, THAT EXPLAINS IT SO WELL.
  • 00:49:05.090 --> 00:49:07.020
  • - YEAH, IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:49:07.040 --> 00:49:08.180
  • YOUR BEST LIFE NOW IS BEING YOUR BEST TODAY,
  • 00:49:08.200 --> 00:49:11.110
  • BELIEVING THAT GOD'S IN CONTROL.
  • 00:49:11.130 --> 00:49:13.030
  • WE'RE NOT SAYING THAT EVERY DREAM HAS COME TO
  • 00:49:13.050 --> 00:49:15.150
  • PASS OR THAT YOU'RE NOT FACING CHALLENGES.
  • 00:49:15.170 --> 00:49:17.110
  • WE'RE SAYING TO LIVE IT IN FAITH, TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:49:17.130 --> 00:49:20.030
  • GOD'S GOT YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:49:20.050 --> 00:49:22.130
  • I KNOW, LAURIE AND MATT, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS
  • 00:49:22.150 --> 00:49:24.250
  • PUSHING PEOPLE DOWN IN LIFE.
  • 00:49:24.270 --> 00:49:27.010
  • WE ALL DEAL WITH DIFFICULTIES, BUT THIS
  • 00:49:27.030 --> 00:49:30.040
  • TRINITY BROADCASTING, OUR MINISTRY, WE'RE HERE TO
  • 00:49:30.060 --> 00:49:32.140
  • LIFT YOU UP AND TO LET YOU KNOW THAT GOD'S
  • 00:49:32.160 --> 00:49:34.110
  • FIGHTING YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:49:34.130 --> 00:49:36.040
  • I LIKE TO THINK OF THIS, THERE MAY BE THING
  • 00:49:36.060 --> 00:49:39.020
  • SURROUNDING YOU, YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY DEBT,
  • 00:49:39.040 --> 00:49:41.100
  • YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY TROUBLE, SURROUNDED BY
  • 00:49:41.120 --> 00:49:43.100
  • MAYBE FACING ADDICTION, BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER
  • 00:49:43.120 --> 00:49:46.000
  • GOD IS SURROUNDING WHAT'S SURROUNDING YOU.
  • 00:49:46.020 --> 00:49:48.130
  • IN OTHER WORDS, THE FORCES THAT ARE FOR YOU
  • 00:49:48.150 --> 00:49:50.260
  • ARE GREATER THAN THE FORCES THAT ARE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:49:50.280 --> 00:49:52.250
  • SO HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:49:52.270 --> 00:49:54.170
  • GOD'S GOTTA AMAZING THINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:49:54.190 --> 00:49:56.260
  • VICTORIA AND I WOULDN'T BE HERE, MATT AND LAURIE
  • 00:49:56.280 --> 00:49:59.200
  • EITHER, IF IT WASN'T FOR THE GOODNESS OF GOD AND
  • 00:49:59.220 --> 00:50:01.250
  • HIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE IS SO MUCH BIGGER
  • 00:50:01.270 --> 00:50:03.240
  • THAN YOUR OWN.
  • 00:50:03.260 --> 00:50:05.190
  • WHEN YOU DARE TO TRUST HIM AND TAKE THE LIMITS
  • 00:50:05.210 --> 00:50:07.140
  • OFF OF HIM, QUIT REPEATING ALL OF THOSE
  • 00:50:07.160 --> 00:50:09.270
  • THOUGHTS THAT MAYBE PEOPLE HAVE TOLD YOU,
  • 00:50:09.290 --> 00:50:11.150
  • WHAT YOU CAN'T DO.
  • 00:50:11.170 --> 00:50:13.100
  • LISTEN, YOU'RE FULL OF GOD'S "CAN DO" POWER.
  • 00:50:13.120 --> 00:50:15.160
  • HE'S CROWNED YOU WITH FAVOR.
  • 00:50:15.180 --> 00:50:17.110
  • YOU HAVE SEED OF GREATNESS.
  • 00:50:17.130 --> 00:50:19.050
  • I CAN TELL YOU THERE ARE GIFTS AND TALENTS IN YOU
  • 00:50:19.070 --> 00:50:21.240
  • RIGHT NOW THAT YOU DON'T KNOW YOU HAVE, AND I CAN
  • 00:50:21.260 --> 00:50:24.080
  • SAY THAT BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK I COULD
  • 00:50:24.100 --> 00:50:26.000
  • GET UP AND MINISTER.
  • 00:50:26.020 --> 00:50:27.230
  • I DIDN'T THINK I'D BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, MATT.
  • 00:50:27.250 --> 00:50:29.100
  • I WAS BEHIND THE SCENES ALL THAT TIME.
  • 00:50:29.120 --> 00:50:30.290
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I DISCOVERED SOMETHING
  • 00:50:31.010 --> 00:50:32.130
  • THAT GOD PUT IN ME.
  • 00:50:32.150 --> 00:50:34.090
  • IT TOOK ADVERSITY TO PUSH ME INTO THIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:50:34.110 --> 00:50:36.050
  • IT TOOK THE LOSS OF MY FATHER.
  • 00:50:36.070 --> 00:50:38.190
  • I WOULDN'T BE HERE IF MY DAD WAS STILL THERE, BUT
  • 00:50:38.210 --> 00:50:41.010
  • I'M SAYING THIS:SOME MAYBE YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:50:41.030 --> 00:50:43.140
  • THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 00:50:43.160 --> 00:50:45.210
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD'S NOT PUSHING YOU INTO THE NEXT
  • 00:50:45.230 --> 00:50:47.160
  • LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY? STAY IN FAITH. STAY ENCOURAGED.
  • 00:50:47.180 --> 00:50:49.070
  • STIR YOUR OWN FAITH UP AND RECOGNIZE THIS DAY IS
  • 00:50:49.090 --> 00:50:52.060
  • A GIFT FROM GOD.
  • 00:50:52.080 --> 00:50:54.250
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVE UNLESS HE HAD SOMETHING
  • 00:50:54.270 --> 00:50:56.220
  • AMAZING IN FRONT OF YOU, AND WE'RE GOING TO PRAY
  • 00:50:56.240 --> 00:50:59.030
  • IN A MOMENT AND JUST SPEAK BLESSINGS AND LIFE
  • 00:50:59.050 --> 00:51:01.020
  • AND VICTORY OVER YOU.
  • 00:51:01.040 --> 00:51:02.170
  • EVEN TODAY CAN BE A TURNING POINT.
  • 00:51:02.190 --> 00:51:05.020
  • - YOU KNOW, EVERY PRINCIPLE IN THIS BOOK
  • 00:51:05.040 --> 00:51:07.160
  • REALLY DEVELOPS YOU INTO THE PERSON GOD WANTS YOU
  • 00:51:07.180 --> 00:51:09.290
  • TO BE BECAUSE WHEN YOU CAN APPLY THEE PRINCIPLE TO
  • 00:51:10.010 --> 00:51:12.190
  • YOUR LIFE, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:51:12.210 --> 00:51:14.190
  • TRUST GOD IN THE DIFFICULT TIME.
  • 00:51:14.210 --> 00:51:17.090
  • AND WE ARE GOING TO FACE DIFFICULTY.
  • 00:51:17.110 --> 00:51:19.270
  • EVERY DAY, YOU'RE GOING TO FACE SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:51:19.290 --> 00:51:21.250
  • YOU CAN GET DOWN OR DISCOURAGED, OR
  • 00:51:21.270 --> 00:51:23.090
  • YOU CAN GIVE UP.
  • 00:51:23.110 --> 00:51:24.290
  • BUT WHEN YOU DEVELOP, CREATING THAT VISION,
  • 00:51:25.010 --> 00:51:27.060
  • MAN, YOU KNOW THAT GOD'S GOT SOMETHING BIG.
  • 00:51:27.080 --> 00:51:29.060
  • YOU LIVE WITH PURPOSE.
  • 00:51:29.080 --> 00:51:30.270
  • AND I THINK THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST
  • 00:51:30.290 --> 00:51:32.160
  • THINGS THAT WE CAN DO IS LIVE WITH PURPOSE.
  • 00:51:32.180 --> 00:51:34.040
  • WHEN WE HAVE GOOD SELF ESTEEM, WE'RE A BLESSING
  • 00:51:34.060 --> 00:51:36.100
  • TO EVERYONE AROUND US.
  • 00:51:36.120 --> 00:51:38.020
  • I MEAN, JUST ON AND ON.
  • 00:51:38.040 --> 00:51:40.250
  • WHEN YOU GIVE, MAN YOU GIVE, THAT'S WHAT GOD
  • 00:51:40.270 --> 00:51:43.010
  • WANTS US TO DO.
  • 00:51:43.030 --> 00:51:44.210
  • WE'RE HERE TO BE JUST VESSELS TO FLOW THROUGH,
  • 00:51:44.230 --> 00:51:46.140
  • THAT GOD CAN GIVE US SO WE CAN GET IT TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:51:46.160 --> 00:51:49.200
  • SO EVERY PRINCIPLE IN THIS BOOK CREATES A
  • 00:51:49.220 --> 00:51:51.260
  • STRONG, GODLY PERSON OF FAITH, AND I BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:51:51.280 --> 00:51:56.060
  • THAT'S WHAT PLEASES GOD BECAUSE EVERYTHING IN
  • 00:51:56.080 --> 00:51:58.280
  • THIS BOOK IS GOING TO TAKE FAITH, AND GOD
  • 00:51:59.000 --> 00:52:01.060
  • RESPONDS TO OUR FAITH.
  • 00:52:01.080 --> 00:52:03.010
  • SO I LOVE THIS BOOK.
  • 00:52:03.030 --> 00:52:04.260
  • I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE JUST USE THIS BOOK TO TOTALLY
  • 00:52:04.280 --> 00:52:07.200
  • CHANGE THEIR LIFE. IT'S THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:52:07.220 --> 00:52:09.260
  • THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST --
  • 00:52:09.280 --> 00:52:12.010
  • IT HAPPENS, AND THEN YOU'RE DONE.
  • 00:52:12.030 --> 00:52:13.290
  • YOU KNOW, YOU LIVE THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY.
  • 00:52:14.010 --> 00:52:16.030
  • YOU REMIND YOURSELF.
  • 00:52:16.050 --> 00:52:17.280
  • IT'S LIKE WHEN YOU FALL, YOU GET BACK UP.
  • 00:52:18.000 --> 00:52:19.150
  • YOU JUST HAVE TO LIVE THIS, AND THE MORE YOU DO
  • 00:52:19.170 --> 00:52:22.000
  • IT, THE MORE AUTOMATIC IT BECOME.
  • 00:52:22.020 --> 00:52:23.290
  • - OFF CAMERA, SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LAST COUPLE OF
  • 00:52:24.010 --> 00:52:27.180
  • DAYS, JOEL, I WAS SAYING TO YOU THAT I FIND MYSELF
  • 00:52:27.200 --> 00:52:32.250
  • DRIVING INTO THE OFFICE OR SOMETHING -- I HAVE
  • 00:52:32.270 --> 00:52:36.250
  • SIRIUS RADIO IN MY CAR -- AND JUST LISTENING TO THIS.
  • 00:52:36.270 --> 00:52:41.270
  • "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW" IS A LIFESTYLE, AND THAT'S WHY
  • 00:52:41.290 --> 00:52:47.260
  • IT HAS SUCH TENURE HERE.
  • 00:52:47.280 --> 00:52:52.000
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT NOW 15 YEAR LATER AND TEN
  • 00:52:52.020 --> 00:52:54.220
  • MILLION COPIES LATER BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING
  • 00:52:54.240 --> 00:52:58.140
  • THAT WE NEED TO DO, WE ALL NEED TO DO, EVERY DAY.
  • 00:52:58.160 --> 00:53:02.070
  • AND CAYLAN AND I WERE TELLING YOU,
  • 00:53:02.090 --> 00:53:04.000
  • WE GOT IN OUR CAR.
  • 00:53:04.020 --> 00:53:06.140
  • WE GOT BACK FROM A TRIP, AND SIRIUS XM WAS ON, AND
  • 00:53:06.160 --> 00:53:11.050
  • PETE THE GUY THAT DROPPED THE CAR OFF FOR US,
  • 00:53:11.070 --> 00:53:14.080
  • OBVIOUSLY, WAS LISTENING TO IT ON THE WAY.
  • 00:53:14.100 --> 00:53:16.110
  • IT WAS ON WHEN WE GOT IN THE CAR, AND WE LISTENED
  • 00:53:16.130 --> 00:53:18.200
  • TO IT ON THE WAY BACK.
  • 00:53:18.220 --> 00:53:20.170
  • AND IT JUST REMINDS YOU, AND IT ENCOURAGES YOU.
  • 00:53:20.190 --> 00:53:23.290
  • THIS MESSAGE, YOUR CORE MESSAGE OF "YOUR BEST LIFE NOW."
  • 00:53:24.010 --> 00:53:27.170
  • - VICTORIA AND I, A COUPLE OF DAYS
  • 00:53:27.190 --> 00:53:29.150
  • AGO, WE'RE IN A BATHROOM LINE, AND THE GIRL SAID,
  • 00:53:29.170 --> 00:53:34.230
  • I HEARD JOEL -- SHE HAD BEEN PART OF A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:53:34.250 --> 00:53:37.050
  • DENOMINATION ALL OF HER LIFE -- AND SHE SAID,
  • 00:53:37.070 --> 00:53:40.150
  • EIGHT YEARS AGO I HEARD HIM, AND IT
  • 00:53:40.170 --> 00:53:42.200
  • CHANGED MY LIFE.
  • 00:53:42.220 --> 00:53:44.220
  • AND SHE KEPT TALKING, AND THEN SHE TURNED AROUND,
  • 00:53:44.240 --> 00:53:47.050
  • AND SHE SAID, IT ONLY TOOK ONE TIME. REMEMBER?
  • 00:53:47.070 --> 00:53:52.070
  • SHE SAID, IT ONLY TOOK ONE TIME TO CHANGE --
  • 00:53:52.090 --> 00:53:55.090
  • - PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:53:55.110 --> 00:53:57.010
  • - -- MY THINKING, MY PERSPECTIVE.
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  • IT JUST TOOK ONE TIME OF LISTENING.
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  • AND I JUST LOVE THAT BECAUSE GOD CAN DO
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  • SOMETHING [SNAPPING FINGERS] THAT QUICK IN
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  • YOUR LIFE; JUST CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE FROM
  • 00:54:05.090 --> 00:54:07.130
  • BEING NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE, FROM
  • 00:54:07.150 --> 00:54:08.280
  • THINKING NEGATIVE TO --
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  • - SEEING IT A DIFFERENT WAY.
  • 00:54:10.170 --> 00:54:12.140
  • - -- SEEING IT A DIFFERENT WAY.
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  • - DIFFERENT WAY, THAT'S WHAT SHE WAS SAYING.
  • 00:54:14.170 --> 00:54:16.050
  • SHE BASICALLY WAS ABLE TO SEE IT A DIFFERENT WAY
  • 00:54:16.070 --> 00:54:17.240
  • AND THEN RECEIVE IT A DIFFERENT WAY.
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  • - IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:54:19.240 --> 00:54:21.160
  • - I THINK, TOO, LAURIE, SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER
  • 00:54:21.180 --> 00:54:24.050
  • HAD FAITH SPOKEN OVER THEM.
  • 00:54:24.070 --> 00:54:26.000
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HAD BEEN TOLD WHAT THEY
  • 00:54:26.020 --> 00:54:28.080
  • CAN BECOME, TOLD THAT GOD'S FOR THEM, TOLD THAT
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  • THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO LIVE HEALTHY AND FEEL GOOD
  • 00:54:31.230 --> 00:54:33.050
  • ABOUT THEMSELVES.
  • 00:54:33.070 --> 00:54:35.090
  • WE WERE ALL RAISED IN GOOD ENVIRONMENTS WHERE
  • 00:54:35.110 --> 00:54:37.140
  • IT WAS NATURAL.
  • 00:54:37.160 --> 00:54:39.020
  • I CAME UP IN A PREACHER'S HOME WHERE I HEARD A LOT
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  • OF THIS, BUT I THINK THAT'S WHAT I LOVE DOING,
  • 00:54:40.200 --> 00:54:42.260
  • JUST SPEAKING FAITH INTO PEOPLE.
  • 00:54:42.280 --> 00:54:44.280
  • BECAUSE SOMEBODY CAN FLIP THROUGH THE CHANNELS AND
  • 00:54:45.000 --> 00:54:47.030
  • THINK, WELL, THAT MAY NOT BE FOR THEM, OR IF THEY
  • 00:54:47.050 --> 00:54:49.030
  • DON'T HAVE ANY DESIRE FOR THIS, BUT GOD KNOWS HOW
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  • TO HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE HERE TO SAY, YOU KNOW
  • 00:54:51.060 --> 00:54:53.110
  • WHAT? THAT'S FOR ME.
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  • I CAN BE WHO GOD'S CREATED ME TO BE,
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  • AND I KNOW THAT'S YOU.
  • 00:54:58.050 --> 00:55:00.070
  • YOU'RE NOT HERE JUST BY ACCIDENT.
  • 00:55:00.090 --> 00:55:02.040
  • YOU DIDN'T JUST FLIP THROUGH.
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  • GOD WANTED YOU TO HEAR THIS, TO BE
  • 00:55:03.200 --> 00:55:05.100
  • ENCOURAGED, TO KNOW THAT HE'S GOT A PLAN, AND HE'S GOT
  • 00:55:05.120 --> 00:55:07.180
  • A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:55:07.200 --> 00:55:09.280
  • HE'S GOT SOMETHING AMAZING IN FRONT OF YOU,
  • 00:55:10.000 --> 00:55:12.050
  • AND I JUST BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE GOD
  • 00:55:12.070 --> 00:55:13.280
  • EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:55:14.000 --> 00:55:15.140
  • WE'VE SEEN IT IN MY OWN LIFE AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 00:55:15.160 --> 00:55:17.010
  • SO I CAN TELL YOU FIRSTHAND WHAT GOD HAS IN
  • 00:55:17.030 --> 00:55:18.210
  • STORE FOR YOU, YOU KEEP HONORING HIM, KEEP BEING
  • 00:55:18.230 --> 00:55:20.220
  • FAITHFUL, TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF HIM AND YOURSELF,
  • 00:55:20.240 --> 00:55:22.260
  • WHAT HE HAS IN STORE IS GOING TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND.
  • 00:55:22.280 --> 00:55:26.000
  • IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU WHERE YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:55:26.020 --> 00:55:28.130
  • SO STAY ENCOURAGED. I WANT TO PRAY FOR THEM.
  • 00:55:28.150 --> 00:55:30.000
  • MATT, CAN I DO THAT?
  • 00:55:30.020 --> 00:55:31.080
  • - PLEASE, JUST DO IT.
  • 00:55:31.100 --> 00:55:32.240
  • - LET'S JUST PRAY TOGETHER.
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  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF OUR IT ABOUT
  • 00:55:34.170 --> 00:55:35.290
  • IF LISTENERS, VIEWERS, RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:55:36.010 --> 00:55:37.180
  • LORD, I JUST THANK YOU, FATHER, THAT THEY FEEL
  • 00:55:37.200 --> 00:55:39.020
  • YOUR PRESENCE AND YOUR POWER AND, LORD, THAT
  • 00:55:39.040 --> 00:55:40.180
  • HOPE AND JUST FRESH VISION IS FALLING INTO
  • 00:55:40.200 --> 00:55:43.120
  • EVERYONE THAT'S LISTENING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:55:43.140 --> 00:55:45.250
  • LORD, I JUST THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE HEALING SICK
  • 00:55:45.270 --> 00:55:48.010
  • BODY, THAT YOU'RE RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS
  • 00:55:48.030 --> 00:55:50.290
  • AND JOY AND PEACE AND FAITH AND VICTORY.
  • 00:55:51.010 --> 00:55:53.030
  • AND, LORD, THOSE THAT SEEM MAYBE LIKE THEY'RE
  • 00:55:53.050 --> 00:55:55.190
  • FAR AWAY FROM THEIR BEST LIFE, LET TODAY
  • 00:55:55.210 --> 00:55:57.160
  • BE A TURNING POINT.
  • 00:55:57.180 --> 00:55:59.070
  • LORD, I THANK YOU RIGHT NOW THAT THEY FEEL YOUR
  • 00:55:59.090 --> 00:56:01.060
  • PRESENCE, THAT STRONGHOLD ARE BEING BROKEN.
  • 00:56:01.080 --> 00:56:03.060
  • I THANK YOU TODAY, LORD, THAT YOU WILL EXCEED
  • 00:56:03.080 --> 00:56:05.190
  • THEIR EXPECTATIONS LIKE YOU'VE DONE FOR ALL OF US
  • 00:56:05.210 --> 00:56:08.140
  • HERE AND EVEN WITH TBN WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.
  • 00:56:08.160 --> 00:56:11.090
  • LORD, I THANK YOU JUST FOR POURING OUT YOUR
  • 00:56:11.110 --> 00:56:13.220
  • FAVOR IN NEW WAYS. SO DARE TO BELIEVE TODAY.
  • 00:56:13.240 --> 00:56:15.160
  • GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:56:15.180 --> 00:56:18.070
  • HE'S GOT YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:56:18.090 --> 00:56:20.220
  • I JUST WANT TO SPEAK THIS OVER YOU LIKE
  • 00:56:20.240 --> 00:56:22.190
  • I DO EVERY SUNDAY.
  • 00:56:22.210 --> 00:56:24.070
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT EVERYONE LISTENING, THAT
  • 00:56:24.090 --> 00:56:26.050
  • YOU ARE BLESSED, YOU ARE PROSPEROUS, YOU ARE
  • 00:56:26.070 --> 00:56:28.200
  • REDEEMED, YOU ARE TALENTED, YOU ARE FREE,
  • 00:56:28.220 --> 00:56:31.030
  • YOU ARE CREATIVE, YOU ARE DISCIPLINED, FOCUSED,
  • 00:56:31.050 --> 00:56:36.060
  • CONFIDENT, SECURE, PREPARED, QUALIFIED,
  • 00:56:36.080 --> 00:56:38.260
  • MOTIVATED, VALUABLE, FREE.
  • 00:56:38.280 --> 00:56:41.190
  • YOU'RE EQUIPPED, EMPOWERED, ANOINTED,
  • 00:56:41.210 --> 00:56:44.000
  • ACCEPTED AND APPROVED.
  • 00:56:44.020 --> 00:56:45.270
  • YOU'RE NOT AVERAGE, YOU'RE NOT MEDIOCRE,
  • 00:56:45.290 --> 00:56:47.240
  • YOU'RE A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.
  • 00:56:47.260 --> 00:56:50.040
  • WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. STAY STRONG.
  • 00:56:50.060 --> 00:56:52.020
  • - IT'S YOUR BEST LIFE NOW RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.
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  • WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME, BYE BYE.
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