The Danger of a Dream Part 2

October 18, 2022 | 332 | 27:29

Discover how to break the chains that have been holding you back from God’s purpose for your life.

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Steven Furtick | The Danger of a Dream Part 2 | October 18, 2022
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  • >> it's really common
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  • >> it's really common for people to say
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  • For people to say follow your dreams.
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  • Follow your dreams. yet if you study the life
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  • Yet if you study the life of joseph and i mean
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  • Of joseph and i mean really read every single word,
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  • Really read every single word, jot and tittle,
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  • Jot and tittle, every single indention,
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  • Every single indention, every single period
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  • Every single period and comma like i did preparing
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  • And comma like i did preparing to preach this,
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  • To preach this, you will see a phrase
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  • You will see a phrase iterated over and over again
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  • Iterated over and over again no matter what he went through
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  • No matter what he went through that says, "the lord
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  • That says, "the lord was with joseph."
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  • Was with joseph." that's a statement
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  • That's a statement about god's presence.
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  • About god's presence. you will see that wherever
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  • You will see that wherever he was, god promoted him,
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  • He was, god promoted him, and that's a statement
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  • And that's a statement about purpose.
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  • About purpose. but the story of joseph is
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  • But the story of joseph is not about getting a dream
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  • Not about getting a dream and holding on tight to
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  • And holding on tight to the dream and persevering.
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  • The dream and persevering. 'cause i used to think
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  • 'cause i used to think this was the story of joseph,
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  • This was the story of joseph, like don't let anybody
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  • Like don't let anybody talk you out of your dream.
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  • Talk you out of your dream. if your mom told you
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  • If your mom told you that you're gonna be the next,
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  • That you're gonna be the next, you know,
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  • You know, -- the next whatever,
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  • -- the next whatever, just hold onto your dream.
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  • Just hold onto your dream. and then anybody
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  • And then anybody who doesn't agree with
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  • Who doesn't agree with your dream is a hater.
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  • Your dream is a hater. maybe not.
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  • Maybe not. maybe your mom just
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  • Maybe your mom just loved you too much to hear
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  • Loved you too much to hear the bad notes you were hitting
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  • The bad notes you were hitting and you're not supposed
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  • And you're not supposed to be a professional singer.
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  • To be a professional singer. just a thought.
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  • Just a thought. no, i'm sick of it.
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  • No, i'm sick of it. i'm really sick of it.
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  • I'm really sick of it. 'cause we take joseph --
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  • 'cause we take joseph -- it's not fair to joseph.
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  • It's not fair to joseph. joseph went through
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  • Joseph went through this whole life,
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  • This whole life, he was called and chosen,
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  • He was called and chosen, and there was all kind of
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  • And there was all kind of conflict that came along
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  • Conflict that came along and were like
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  • And were like joseph had a dream.
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  • Joseph had a dream. do you have a dream?
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  • Do you have a dream? would you like to open
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  • Would you like to open your own company?
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  • Your own company? be like joseph,
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  • Be like joseph, have a dream,
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  • Have a dream, and then you can make it
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  • And then you can make it from the pit to the palace.
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  • From the pit to the palace. hold on in the pit
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  • Hold on in the pit because there's a palace
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  • Because there's a palace on the other side.
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  • On the other side. let me go into it
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  • Let me go into it for a moment.
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  • For a moment. that is not the story
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  • That is not the story of joseph's life.
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  • Of joseph's life. the story of joseph's life
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  • The story of joseph's life has nothing to do with
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  • Has nothing to do with if you have a dream
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  • If you have a dream that you can think of
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  • That you can think of that's big enough,
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  • That's big enough, god is obligated to bless it.
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  • God is obligated to bless it. watch this.
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  • Watch this. joseph didn't ask god
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  • Joseph didn't ask god for a dream.
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  • Joseph did not
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  • Joseph did not make a vision board.
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  • Make a vision board. that doesn't mean
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  • That doesn't mean you can't make one.
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  • You can't make one. i've made a few myself.
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  • I've made a few myself. let's just be clear that
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  • Let's just be clear that we mean the same thing
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  • We mean the same thing when we say a dream.
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  • When we say a dream. and then it becomes
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  • And then it becomes very devastating --
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  • Very devastating -- watch this -- because your dream
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  • Watch this -- because your dream can be a distraction.
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  • Can be a distraction. joseph's dream was very
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  • Joseph's dream was very specific and epic
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  • Specific and epic and it had broad implications,
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  • And it had broad implications, you know.
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  • You know. and he tells his brothers
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  • And he tells his brothers his dreams.
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  • His dreams. he comes out in his coat
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  • He comes out in his coat one day and they're like,
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  • One day and they're like, "oh, god, this guy."
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  • "oh, god, this guy." and so he comes over
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  • And so he comes over and they're like,
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  • And they're like, "you talk to him this time.
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  • "you talk to him this time. i'm sick of talking to him."
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  • I'm sick of talking to him." he's like, "hey, guys,
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  • He's like, "hey, guys, guess what?
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  • Guess what? i had a dream.
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  • I had a dream. you wanna hear my dream?"
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  • You wanna hear my dream?" they're like, "no,
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  • They're like, "no, we hate your dream.
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  • We hate your dream. we hate your coat.
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  • We hate your coat. we hate your voice.
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  • We hate your voice. we hate you.
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  • We hate you. you're different."
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  • You're different." but he didn't really care
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  • But he didn't really care if they wanted to hear it,
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  • If they wanted to hear it, he was gonna tell 'em anyway.
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  • He was gonna tell 'em anyway. joseph needed a journal
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  • Joseph needed a journal by the way so he could
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  • By the way so he could write some of this down
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  • Write some of this down and not tell other people.
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  • And not tell other people. he needed somewhere
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  • He needed somewhere he could just process his dreams
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  • He could just process his dreams where he didn't let other people
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  • Where he didn't let other people get involved too soon.
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  • Get involved too soon. nevertheless,
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  • Nevertheless, even joseph's inability
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  • Even joseph's inability to discern the nature
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  • To discern the nature of the dream and who was capable
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  • Of the dream and who was capable of handing it
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  • Of handing it played a part in leading him
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  • Played a part in leading him to the place where he could do
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  • To the place where he could do the dream that god put
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  • The dream that god put in his heart.
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  • In his heart. did you feel god
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  • Did you feel god on that what i just said?
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  • On that what i just said? because god's dream
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  • Because god's dream for my life will involve
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  • For my life will involve my decisions
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  • My decisions even if my decisions
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  • Even if my decisions are immature.
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  • Are immature. god will use some of the desires
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  • God will use some of the desires in your heart that aren't
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  • In your heart that aren't good desires at first.
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  • Good desires at first. let psalm 37:4 says,
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  • Let psalm 37:4 says, "if you delight yourself
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  • "if you delight yourself in the lord,
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  • In the lord, he will give you
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  • He will give you the desires of your heart."
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  • The desires of your heart." and he will take
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  • And he will take the desires that you had
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  • The desires that you had and purify them and he will
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  • And purify them and he will rinse them and he will separate
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  • Rinse them and he will separate the wheat from the chaff
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  • The wheat from the chaff to bring you to
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  • To bring you to an ultimate place of purpose.
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  • An ultimate place of purpose. but when joseph started
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  • But when joseph started sharing his dream
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  • Sharing his dream with his brothers,
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  • With his brothers, it was all about him.
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  • It was all about him. "hey, hey, i had a dream
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  • "hey, hey, i had a dream and we -- it was awesome.
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  • And we -- it was awesome. we were binding our sheaves
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  • We were binding our sheaves of grain and we were --
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  • Of grain and we were -- and like your sheaves
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  • And like your sheaves started bowing down
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  • Started bowing down to my sheaves
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  • To my sheaves and isn't that awesome?"
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  • And isn't that awesome?" they're like, "no,
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  • They're like, "no, it's not awesome.
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  • It's not awesome. we hate your dream.
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  • We hate your dream. we hate your coat.
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  • We hate your coat. we hate your --"
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  • We hate your --" and he's like,
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  • And he's like, "but then i had another dream.
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  • "but then i had another dream. and in this dream,
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  • And in this dream, there were 11 stars."
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  • There were 11 stars." i don't know why joseph
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  • I don't know why joseph sounds keanu reeves.
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  • Sounds keanu reeves. "there were 11 stars
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  • "there were 11 stars and a sun and a moon,
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  • And a sun and a moon, and they were all
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  • And they were all bowing down to me.
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  • Bowing down to me. isn't my dream awesome?"
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  • Isn't my dream awesome?" and they're like, "no,
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  • And they're like, "no, we don't like your dream.
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  • We don't like your dream. in fact, we hate your dream
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  • In fact, we hate your dream so much that we are about
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  • So much that we are about to push you in a pit
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  • To push you in a pit and leave you for dead."
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  • And leave you for dead." and if it hadn't of been
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  • And if it hadn't of been for reuben, who decided
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  • For reuben, who decided we should at least
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  • We should at least get 20 shekels of silver
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  • Get 20 shekels of silver out of this boy,
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  • Out of this boy, there's no need to kill him
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  • There's no need to kill him when we can profit off of him,
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  • When we can profit off of him, they wouldn't have sold him
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  • They wouldn't have sold him to the ishmaelite caravan,
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  • To the ishmaelite caravan, they would've left him for dead.
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  • They would've left him for dead. but understand that even
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  • But understand that even joseph's decision to
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  • Joseph's decision to speak about his dream
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  • Speak about his dream prematurely was part of
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  • Prematurely was part of what god used to motivate
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  • What god used to motivate his brothers to push him
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  • His brothers to push him in the pit.
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  • In the pit. at the same time
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  • At the same time they did that,
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  • They did that, an ishmaelite caravan
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  • An ishmaelite caravan was setting out to bring
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  • Was setting out to bring whoever they would pick up
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  • Whoever they would pick up along the way back
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  • Along the way back to the place of slavery.
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  • To the place of slavery. now, it was
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  • Now, it was a place of slavery
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  • A place of slavery at that point,
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  • At that point, but it would ultimately
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  • But it would ultimately become a place of deliverance.
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  • Become a place of deliverance. i'm gonna teach the bible today.
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  • I'm gonna teach the bible today. because when joseph
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  • Because when joseph was picked up and put
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  • Was picked up and put in potiphar's house,
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  • In potiphar's house, he served so well
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  • He served so well in potiphar's house
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  • In potiphar's house that everything potiphar
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  • That everything potiphar put under him prospered.
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  • Put under him prospered. and so when potiphar
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  • And so when potiphar saw how joseph served,
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  • Saw how joseph served, he promoted him
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  • He promoted him to position of influence.
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  • To position of influence. but he wouldn't have been
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  • But he wouldn't have been in potiphar's house
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  • In potiphar's house to begin with if he hadn't
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  • To begin with if he hadn't been pushed in a pit.
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  • Been pushed in a pit. and he wouldn't have
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  • And he wouldn't have been pushed in a pit
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  • Been pushed in a pit if he didn't wear a coat.
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  • If he didn't wear a coat. and so when you leave
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  • And so when you leave your coat in the closet
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  • Your coat in the closet and downplay your dream
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  • And downplay your dream to fit in with people
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  • To fit in with people who don't like you
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  • Who don't like you because you're different,
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  • Because you're different, you can't end up
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  • You can't end up in the position
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  • In the position you need to be in.
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  • You need to be in. i'm preaching to somebody
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  • I'm preaching to somebody who's different.
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  • Who's different. the more like christ you become,
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  • The more like christ you become, the more different
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  • The more different from culture you will be.
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  • From culture you will be. and it's all right to be weird.
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  • And it's all right to be weird. and it's all right
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  • And it's all right to have hope.
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  • To have hope. and it's all right
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  • And it's all right to have vision.
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  • To have vision. and it's all right
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  • And it's all right to know who you are.
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  • And all of this happened
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  • And all of this happened because joseph had a dream.
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  • Because joseph had a dream. and yet, joseph's dream
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  • And yet, joseph's dream looked nothing
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  • Looked nothing when it finally happened
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  • When it finally happened like it looked
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  • Like it looked in the distance
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  • In the distance when he first saw it.
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  • When he first saw it. can you relate to this
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  • Can you relate to this how sometimes marriage
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  • How sometimes marriage looks different in the distance
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  • Looks different in the distance than it does after 20 years?
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  • Than it does after 20 years? i need all my people
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  • I need all my people who have been married
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  • Who have been married over 20 years
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  • Over 20 years to just wave at me real quick
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  • To just wave at me real quick and let me know
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  • And let me know that it's so much different.
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  • That it's so much different. so much different.
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  • So much different. so much better.
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  • So much better. so much harder.
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  • So much harder. so much different.
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  • So much different. not like the movies
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  • Not like the movies that i saw.
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  • That i saw. not like the songs
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  • Not like the songs that i heard.
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  • That i heard. different.
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  • Different. it's just different
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  • It's just different ‘cause when joseph is young,
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  • ‘cause when joseph is young, he sees shiny stars,
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  • He sees shiny stars, but sometimes
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  • But sometimes when it comes up closer,
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  • When it comes up closer, it's not so shiny anymore.
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  • It's not so shiny anymore. having kids is different.
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  • Having kids is different. this is where me
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  • This is where me and holly are different.
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  • And holly are different. she always dreamed
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  • She always dreamed of being a parent.
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  • Of being a parent. i didn't dream
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  • I didn't dream of being a parent.
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  • Of being a parent. i dreamed of being
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  • I dreamed of being a punk rocker...
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  • A punk rocker... [laughter]
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  • [laughter] ...and then a preacher,
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  • ...and then a preacher, but one of our staff members
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  • But one of our staff members was having a baby
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  • Was having a baby the other day,
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  • The other day, and he was telling me
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  • And he was telling me how happy he was,
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  • How happy he was, and he was like,
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  • And he was like, i always dreamed
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  • I always dreamed of being a dad,
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  • Of being a dad, and that made me feel sorry
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  • And that made me feel sorry for my kids ‘cause i'm like...
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  • For my kids ‘cause i'm like... [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i didn't even like kick in
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  • I didn't even like kick in as a dad until they were five.
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  • As a dad until they were five. you know?
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  • You know? i was so worthless.
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  • I was so worthless. in fact, if we can
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  • In fact, if we can really be honest
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  • Really be honest and not put this one online,
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  • And not put this one online, i dreaded being a dad
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  • I dreaded being a dad because all i ever saw kids
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  • Because all i ever saw kids do was make people
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  • Do was make people have to leave restaurants
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  • Have to leave restaurants before they finish their meal.
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  • Before they finish their meal. so, you know, like now,
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  • So, you know, like now, there is not greater delight
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  • There is not greater delight in my life than my kids
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  • In my life than my kids 30% of the time.
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  • 30% of the time. there's no greater investment.
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  • There's no greater investment. there's nothing
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  • There's nothing i'm more passionate about.
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  • I'm more passionate about. there's nothing
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  • There's nothing that can just wake me up more
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  • That can just wake me up more and make me realize
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  • And make me realize what matters more,
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  • What matters more, but it wasn't the thing
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  • But it wasn't the thing i dream about.
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  • I dream about. it was thing that i did
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  • It was thing that i did and when i did it,
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  • And when i did it, god gave me the desire for it,
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  • God gave me the desire for it, but it didn't start
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  • But it didn't start as a dream.
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  • As a dream. it started as a duty.
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  • It started as a duty. this is so critical
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  • This is so critical for a world and a time
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  • For a world and a time where all we're ever told is
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  • Where all we're ever told is follow your dreams.
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  • Follow your dreams. there is no record
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  • There is no record in genesis 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
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  • In genesis 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
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  • 42, 43, 44, 45 where the bible says
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  • Where the bible says and joseph remembered his dream
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  • And joseph remembered his dream and pushed on through
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  • And pushed on through because when life gets hard,
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  • Because when life gets hard, you've got to have a dream,
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  • You've got to have a dream, and sometimes life
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  • And sometimes life will give you hurdles,
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  • Will give you hurdles, but you know,
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  • But you know, this is just really awkward
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  • This is just really awkward this little motif
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  • This little motif i've got myself
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  • I've got myself into right here
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  • Into right here in this little,
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  • In this little, in this little spastic
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  • In this little spastic motivational speaker thing
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  • Motivational speaker thing that i've set up here.
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  • That i've set up here. but just follow your dreams.
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  • But just follow your dreams. you know what?
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  • You know what? i can't find in genesis
  • 00:09:42.812 --> 00:09:43.946
  • I can't find in genesis where joseph followed
  • 00:09:44.013 --> 00:09:45.314
  • Where joseph followed his dream.
  • 00:09:45.381 --> 00:09:46.549
  • His dream. what i saw in genesis
  • 00:09:46.616 --> 00:09:48.117
  • What i saw in genesis was joseph's dream followed him.
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  • Was joseph's dream followed him. so, watch this.
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  • So, watch this. i don't follow dreams.
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  • I don't follow dreams. i follow jesus and when i do,
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  • I follow jesus and when i do, dreams follow me.
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  • Dreams follow me. joseph's dream
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  • Joseph's dream followed joseph.
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  • Followed joseph. it followed him
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  • It followed him to potiphar's house.
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  • To potiphar's house. it followed him to prison.
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  • It followed him to prison. it followed him
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  • It followed him into pharaoh's court
  • 00:10:12.541 --> 00:10:13.909
  • Into pharaoh's court because dreams follow me
  • 00:10:13.976 --> 00:10:15.845
  • Because dreams follow me when i follow jesus.
  • 00:10:15.911 --> 00:10:17.480
  • When i follow jesus. if you look behind your life,
  • 00:10:17.546 --> 00:10:18.781
  • If you look behind your life, you will see very clearly
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  • You will see very clearly that some of the things
  • 00:10:20.616 --> 00:10:22.051
  • That some of the things that god did for you
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  • That god did for you and some of the doors
  • 00:10:23.319 --> 00:10:24.320
  • And some of the doors he opened for you
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  • He opened for you and some of the ways
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  • And some of the ways he made for you
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  • He made for you and some of the opportunities
  • 00:10:27.423 --> 00:10:28.691
  • And some of the opportunities that he granted for you
  • 00:10:28.758 --> 00:10:30.159
  • That he granted for you were accidental
  • 00:10:30.226 --> 00:10:31.360
  • Were accidental from your perspective,
  • 00:10:31.427 --> 00:10:33.095
  • From your perspective, but i've got
  • 00:10:33.162 --> 00:10:33.663
  • But i've got good news for you.
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  • Good news for you. god's dream for you is bigger
  • 00:10:35.331 --> 00:10:36.899
  • God's dream for you is bigger than your dream for you.
  • 00:10:36.966 --> 00:10:38.734
  • Than your dream for you. just because
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  • Just because it doesn't look shiny
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  • It doesn't look shiny when you see it
  • 00:10:40.803 --> 00:10:41.837
  • When you see it doesn't mean it isn't real.
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  • Doesn't mean it isn't real. god said you've got
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  • God said you've got the right dream.
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  • The right dream. you just need
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  • You just need to see it differently.
  • 00:10:48.611 --> 00:10:53.616
  • To see it differently. the fact of the matter is
  • 00:10:53.683 --> 00:10:56.318
  • The fact of the matter is that some of use are standing
  • 00:10:56.385 --> 00:10:57.753
  • That some of use are standing in the middle of our dream,
  • 00:10:57.820 --> 00:11:00.890
  • In the middle of our dream, but we can't see it
  • 00:11:00.956 --> 00:11:02.725
  • But we can't see it because it feels different
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  • Because it feels different than we thought it would
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  • Than we thought it would when we first saw it.
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  • When we first saw it. and i believe in dreams.
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  • And i believe in dreams. i had a dream about you.
  • 00:11:12.868 --> 00:11:15.738
  • I had a dream about you. i dreamed that you would be here
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  • I dreamed that you would be here in this church and god did that,
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  • In this church and god did that, but it's a lot different
  • 00:11:22.144 --> 00:11:24.413
  • But it's a lot different than i thought it would be
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  • Than i thought it would be ‘cause y'all are different,
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  • ‘cause y'all are different, and it's different.
  • 00:11:28.551 --> 00:11:30.753
  • And it's different. y'all are different.
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  • Y'all are different. you're different
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  • You're different than the person
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  • Than the person three seats down from you,
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  • Three seats down from you, and you grew up
  • 00:11:33.823 --> 00:11:34.457
  • And you grew up in vacation bible school,
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  • In vacation bible school, and they're thinking,
  • 00:11:35.758 --> 00:11:36.625
  • And they're thinking, like, joseph?
  • 00:11:36.692 --> 00:11:37.359
  • Like, joseph? wasn't that jesus's dad?
  • 00:11:37.426 --> 00:11:38.828
  • Wasn't that jesus's dad? and they're like --
  • 00:11:38.894 --> 00:11:41.330
  • And they're like -- and i'm trying to preach to all
  • 00:11:41.397 --> 00:11:42.264
  • And i'm trying to preach to all these different people.
  • 00:11:42.331 --> 00:11:44.900
  • These different people. it's just different.
  • 00:11:44.967 --> 00:11:47.236
  • It's just different. it's different
  • 00:11:47.303 --> 00:11:48.637
  • It's different ‘cause you picture,
  • 00:11:48.704 --> 00:11:49.505
  • ‘cause you picture, like, if joseph a dream.
  • 00:11:49.572 --> 00:11:50.806
  • Like, if joseph a dream. have you got a dream?
  • 00:11:50.873 --> 00:11:52.575
  • Have you got a dream? everybody had a dream.
  • 00:11:52.641 --> 00:11:53.976
  • Everybody had a dream. you have a dream?
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  • You have a dream? dr. king had a dream.
  • 00:11:55.644 --> 00:11:56.512
  • Dr. king had a dream. you have a dream.
  • 00:11:56.579 --> 00:11:57.513
  • You have a dream. it's not the same
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  • It's not the same kind of dream.
  • 00:11:58.247 --> 00:11:59.715
  • Kind of dream. you know?
  • 00:11:59.782 --> 00:12:00.182
  • You know? this was a dream that joseph
  • 00:12:00.249 --> 00:12:03.486
  • This was a dream that joseph didn't decide for himself.
  • 00:12:03.552 --> 00:12:06.522
  • Didn't decide for himself. don't follow your dreams
  • 00:12:06.589 --> 00:12:09.692
  • Don't follow your dreams ‘cause what if your dream
  • 00:12:09.759 --> 00:12:10.292
  • ‘cause what if your dream was just the first draft?
  • 00:12:10.359 --> 00:12:16.165
  • Was just the first draft? are you open to a revision?
  • 00:12:16.232 --> 00:12:20.703
  • Are you open to a revision? i wanted to be a punk rocker.
  • 00:12:20.770 --> 00:12:23.606
  • I wanted to be a punk rocker. i wanted to sing songs,
  • 00:12:23.672 --> 00:12:26.308
  • I wanted to sing songs, but i didn't know god was going
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  • But i didn't know god was going to let me write songs
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  • To let me write songs and pastor a church
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  • And pastor a church that churches around the world
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  • That churches around the world would sing as an expression
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  • Would sing as an expression or as an anthem of faith.
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  • Or as an anthem of faith. it wasn't my dream,
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  • It wasn't my dream, but god took that desire,
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  • But god took that desire, and he gave me the dream,
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  • And he gave me the dream, and i don't have to be the one
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  • And i don't have to be the one singing the song.
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  • Singing the song. i just want to be
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  • I just want to be a part of it.
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  • A part of it. it's the value
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  • It's the value of a bigger picture,
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  • Of a bigger picture, but your dream
  • 00:12:49.965 --> 00:12:50.699
  • But your dream can be a distraction
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  • Can be a distraction ‘cause now you're not
  • 00:12:51.801 --> 00:12:53.903
  • ‘cause now you're not following jesus.
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  • Following jesus. you're following your dream
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  • You're following your dream and when your dream takes
  • 00:12:55.638 --> 00:12:56.472
  • And when your dream takes you down an unexpected path,
  • 00:12:56.539 --> 00:12:58.140
  • You down an unexpected path, you start to complain
  • 00:12:58.207 --> 00:12:59.408
  • You start to complain and freak out
  • 00:12:59.475 --> 00:12:59.842
  • And freak out and get frustrated,
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  • And get frustrated, and you are missing the dream
  • 00:13:01.143 --> 00:13:03.579
  • And you are missing the dream because you will not wake up
  • 00:13:03.646 --> 00:13:04.647
  • Because you will not wake up to the reality.
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  • To the reality. sometimes we don't know
  • 00:13:05.981 --> 00:13:06.782
  • Sometimes we don't know the difference between
  • 00:13:06.849 --> 00:13:07.583
  • The difference between a dream and a fantasy.
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  • A dream and a fantasy. i told our staff recently
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  • I told our staff recently this is the dream.
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  • This is the dream. when you're frustrated
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  • When you're frustrated in ministry remember that
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  • In ministry remember that some of you were watching
  • 00:13:22.598 --> 00:13:23.499
  • Some of you were watching elevation church online
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  • Elevation church online before you came to work here,
  • 00:13:24.834 --> 00:13:26.001
  • Before you came to work here, and you thought,
  • 00:13:26.068 --> 00:13:26.769
  • And you thought, if i could ever
  • 00:13:26.836 --> 00:13:27.269
  • If i could ever get there one day,
  • 00:13:27.336 --> 00:13:29.004
  • Get there one day, but you didn't know
  • 00:13:29.071 --> 00:13:29.939
  • But you didn't know that the baptism tank
  • 00:13:30.005 --> 00:13:31.106
  • That the baptism tank was going to be half full
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  • Was going to be half full when you got here,
  • 00:13:33.375 --> 00:13:34.176
  • When you got here, and you'd have to fill it up
  • 00:13:34.243 --> 00:13:35.044
  • And you'd have to fill it up right before,
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  • Right before, and next time you have
  • 00:13:35.644 --> 00:13:37.012
  • And next time you have to get here and the volunteers
  • 00:13:37.079 --> 00:13:38.113
  • To get here and the volunteers don't show up and next time
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  • Don't show up and next time you have to just say to yourself
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  • You have to just say to yourself this is the dream.
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  • This is the dream. huh?
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  • Huh? waking up
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  • Waking up in the middle of the night
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  • In the middle of the night as a new mom:
  • 00:13:48.624 --> 00:13:49.258
  • As a new mom: this is the dream.
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  • This is the dream. even if you have to fake
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  • Even if you have to fake a smile, the devil
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  • A smile, the devil won't know the difference.
  • 00:13:51.894 --> 00:13:52.795
  • Won't know the difference. all he'll see
  • 00:13:52.862 --> 00:13:53.262
  • All he'll see is that you're smiling.
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  • Is that you're smiling. this is the dream.
  • 00:13:54.096 --> 00:13:56.832
  • This is the dream. and yet, it won't feel
  • 00:13:56.899 --> 00:13:57.499
  • And yet, it won't feel like “american idol”,
  • 00:13:57.566 --> 00:14:00.536
  • Like “american idol”, and yet it won't feel like
  • 00:14:00.603 --> 00:14:01.270
  • And yet it won't feel like an olympic gold medal ceremony
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  • An olympic gold medal ceremony ‘cause it's not
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  • ‘cause it's not that kind of dream.
  • 00:14:04.506 --> 00:14:06.342
  • That kind of dream. by the time joseph's dream
  • 00:14:06.408 --> 00:14:08.410
  • By the time joseph's dream finally came true
  • 00:14:08.477 --> 00:14:09.511
  • Finally came true because dreams to come true,
  • 00:14:09.578 --> 00:14:12.982
  • Because dreams to come true, it was two decades later.
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  • It was two decades later. not only had he been
  • 00:14:15.284 --> 00:14:15.918
  • Not only had he been falsely imprisoned,
  • 00:14:15.985 --> 00:14:17.820
  • Falsely imprisoned, not only had
  • 00:14:17.887 --> 00:14:18.220
  • Not only had he been forgotten about,
  • 00:14:18.287 --> 00:14:20.456
  • He been forgotten about, not only had he
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  • Not only had he been misunderstood,
  • 00:14:21.190 --> 00:14:23.225
  • Been misunderstood, not only was he incarcerated
  • 00:14:23.292 --> 00:14:25.094
  • Not only was he incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit,
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  • For a crime he didn't commit, but in the process of it,
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  • But in the process of it, he was unappreciated
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  • He was unappreciated for his part
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  • For his part in someone else's freedom.
  • 00:14:29.331 --> 00:14:30.432
  • In someone else's freedom. yet, when he finally
  • 00:14:30.499 --> 00:14:31.901
  • Yet, when he finally got to his dream,
  • 00:14:31.967 --> 00:14:34.637
  • Got to his dream, he realized something
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  • He realized something that is very hard for us
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  • That is very hard for us to comprehend
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  • To comprehend in an instagram world
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  • In an instagram world that god develops dreams
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  • That god develops dreams in the dark room,
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  • In the dark room, and the issue is
  • 00:14:47.716 --> 00:14:48.284
  • And the issue is that we have
  • 00:14:48.350 --> 00:14:48.951
  • That we have an instagram expectation,
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  • An instagram expectation, but we serve a dark room god.
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  • But we serve a dark room god. for the four
  • 00:14:55.457 --> 00:14:56.025
  • For the four of y'all who are clapping,
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  • Of y'all who are clapping, i'm gonna keep preaching.
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  • I'm gonna keep preaching. when you get your picture
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  • When you get your picture really developed
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  • Really developed by a professional,
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  • By a professional, they don't post it
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  • They don't post it ten seconds
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  • Ten seconds after they took it
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  • After they took it with a prefabricated filter
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  • With a prefabricated filter by instagram incorporated.
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  • By instagram incorporated. they take it
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  • They take it into a special room,
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  • Into a special room, and they do special things
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  • And they do special things in a special room.
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  • In a special room. if any of y'all ever had to drop
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  • If any of y'all ever had to drop some film off at cvs,
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  • Some film off at cvs, if any of you ever had
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  • If any of you ever had to go through a season
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  • To go through a season of your life where you had
  • 00:15:25.788 --> 00:15:26.689
  • Of your life where you had to trust a professional
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  • To trust a professional where you had to put something
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  • Where you had to put something in the hands of god,
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  • In the hands of god, where you had to hand him
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  • Where you had to hand him the negatives and trust him
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  • The negatives and trust him to take the negatives
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  • To take the negatives and take them
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  • And take them into the secret place
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  • Into the secret place of the most high
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  • Of the most high and take them into the place
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  • And take them into the place of his purpose
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  • Of his purpose and take them into the place
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  • And take them into the place of his wisdom
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  • Of his wisdom and take them into the mystery
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  • And take them into the mystery and trust him
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  • And trust him that if i put it in his hands
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  • That if i put it in his hands and if i have the patience
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  • And if i have the patience to let it develop,
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  • To let it develop, if i have the patience to know
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  • If i have the patience to know that every scene of my life
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  • That every scene of my life is playing a part
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  • Is playing a part in the bigger picture
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  • In the bigger picture not of the dream
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  • Not of the dream that i had but of the desire
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  • That i had but of the desire that was in god's heart,
  • 00:16:07.629 --> 00:16:09.565
  • That was in god's heart, and i might be standing
  • 00:16:09.631 --> 00:16:10.933
  • And i might be standing in the middle of a dream
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:12.468
  • In the middle of a dream that i don't have the clarity
  • 00:16:12.534 --> 00:16:13.535
  • That i don't have the clarity to see right now
  • 00:16:13.602 --> 00:16:14.837
  • To see right now because the picture
  • 00:16:14.903 --> 00:16:16.071
  • Because the picture does not match my preference,
  • 00:16:16.138 --> 00:16:18.173
  • Does not match my preference, but watch this.
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:19.608
  • But watch this. i'm willing and ready
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  • I'm willing and ready and able to trust god
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  • And able to trust god even in the dark places
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  • Even in the dark places of my disappointment
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  • Of my disappointment because i understand
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  • Because i understand that some of god's
  • 00:16:28.817 --> 00:16:30.085
  • That some of god's greatest work happens
  • 00:16:30.152 --> 00:16:31.453
  • Greatest work happens in the dark
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  • In the dark where i don't understand
  • 00:16:32.654 --> 00:16:34.056
  • Where i don't understand and i'm feeling around,
  • 00:16:34.123 --> 00:16:35.824
  • And i'm feeling around, and i thought i was going
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  • And i thought i was going to be done with this by now,
  • 00:16:36.892 --> 00:16:37.760
  • To be done with this by now, and i thought
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  • And i thought i'd be different by now,
  • 00:16:38.627 --> 00:16:39.995
  • I'd be different by now, and this is not how
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  • And this is not how they put it on the box
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  • They put it on the box and this is not how
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  • And this is not how the hamburger looked
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  • The hamburger looked on the commercial,
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  • On the commercial, but here i am, god,
  • 00:16:45.367 --> 00:16:46.802
  • But here i am, god, and i trust you
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  • And i trust you and not my dream.
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  • And not my dream. i trust you, not my idea.
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  • I trust you, not my idea. i will not make
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  • I will not make my ideas my idol.
  • 00:16:52.141 --> 00:16:53.809
  • My ideas my idol. i'm worshiping you.
  • 00:16:53.876 --> 00:16:55.277
  • I'm worshiping you. i'm serving you.
  • 00:16:55.344 --> 00:16:56.712
  • I'm serving you. it's not about position.
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  • It's not about position. it's about purpose.
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  • It's about purpose. [applause]
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  • So, when he finally
  • 00:17:11.026 --> 00:17:12.027
  • So, when he finally had his dream come true,
  • 00:17:12.094 --> 00:17:14.530
  • Had his dream come true, it was not in the form
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  • It was not in the form of shiny stars.
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  • Of shiny stars. it was in the form
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  • It was in the form of his 11 brothers
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  • Of his 11 brothers who betrayed him coming to him
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  • Who betrayed him coming to him and asking for food,
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  • And asking for food, and joseph is in pharaoh's court
  • 00:17:26.742 --> 00:17:28.777
  • And joseph is in pharaoh's court distributing the grain
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  • Distributing the grain for not only that nation
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  • For not only that nation but for all
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  • But for all the surrounding nations,
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  • The surrounding nations, and he looks up
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  • And he looks up at his brothers
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  • At his brothers who hurt him
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  • Who hurt him who are standing
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  • Who are standing with their hands out
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  • With their hands out and realizes this is the dream.
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  • And realizes this is the dream. i'm at the center,
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  • I'm at the center, but it's not for status.
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  • But it's not for status. it's for service.
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  • It's for service. [applause]
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  • Has god been trying
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  • Has god been trying to get you to see that
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  • To get you to see that in your own life lately?
  • 00:18:02.478 --> 00:18:04.346
  • In your own life lately? we attach ourselves
  • 00:18:04.413 --> 00:18:09.318
  • We attach ourselves to a version of a dream
  • 00:18:09.384 --> 00:18:11.487
  • To a version of a dream that may not have even come
  • 00:18:11.553 --> 00:18:12.754
  • That may not have even come from god to begin with.
  • 00:18:12.821 --> 00:18:15.324
  • From god to begin with. and what if the greatest thing
  • 00:18:15.390 --> 00:18:18.393
  • And what if the greatest thing god is going to do
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  • God is going to do through your life
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  • Through your life is what he is going to allow you
  • 00:18:20.996 --> 00:18:23.132
  • Is what he is going to allow you to contribute
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  • To contribute to somebody else's?
  • 00:18:23.799 --> 00:18:24.967
  • To somebody else's? are you open to that dream?
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  • Are you open to that dream? [applause]
  • 00:18:30.105 --> 00:18:33.041
  • [applause] when the angel came to mary,
  • 00:18:33.108 --> 00:18:35.110
  • When the angel came to mary, he said you're going
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  • He said you're going to have a baby.
  • 00:18:35.677 --> 00:18:37.980
  • To have a baby. when the angel came
  • 00:18:38.046 --> 00:18:38.747
  • When the angel came to joseph in a dream,
  • 00:18:38.814 --> 00:18:41.083
  • To joseph in a dream, he said you're going
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  • He said you're going to help her.
  • 00:18:41.783 --> 00:18:42.885
  • To help her. what if the dream god
  • 00:18:42.951 --> 00:18:44.453
  • What if the dream god has for me isn't even about me?
  • 00:18:44.520 --> 00:18:48.891
  • Has for me isn't even about me? it's the danger of the dream
  • 00:18:48.957 --> 00:18:52.361
  • It's the danger of the dream to start thinking like
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  • To start thinking like this is what my kids
  • 00:18:53.629 --> 00:18:54.429
  • This is what my kids are going to grow up
  • 00:18:54.496 --> 00:18:55.097
  • Are going to grow up and do.
  • 00:18:55.164 --> 00:18:56.598
  • And do. okay?
  • 00:18:56.665 --> 00:18:57.166
  • Okay? like, get your harvard mug
  • 00:18:57.232 --> 00:18:59.067
  • Like, get your harvard mug out of your coffee mug cabinet
  • 00:18:59.134 --> 00:19:01.904
  • Out of your coffee mug cabinet and what if your kid
  • 00:19:01.970 --> 00:19:03.839
  • And what if your kid doesn't turn out to do
  • 00:19:03.906 --> 00:19:04.907
  • Doesn't turn out to do what you wanted him to do?
  • 00:19:04.973 --> 00:19:06.074
  • What you wanted him to do? what if god has a different
  • 00:19:06.141 --> 00:19:08.210
  • What if god has a different dream for them?
  • 00:19:08.277 --> 00:19:10.412
  • Dream for them? what if it's better?
  • 00:19:10.479 --> 00:19:11.980
  • What if it's better? what if it's deeper?
  • 00:19:12.047 --> 00:19:15.050
  • What if it's deeper? what if the reason god
  • 00:19:15.117 --> 00:19:16.485
  • What if the reason god let your dream die
  • 00:19:16.552 --> 00:19:17.686
  • Let your dream die is because it wasn't big enough?
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  • Is because it wasn't big enough? when we put too much pressure
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  • When we put too much pressure on a dream to come true,
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  • On a dream to come true, we allow our dream
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  • We allow our dream to become a distraction
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  • To become a distraction from the season that we're in,
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  • From the season that we're in, and i preach this way
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  • And i preach this way because if joseph
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  • Because if joseph had gone around looking
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  • Had gone around looking for stars for his dream,
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  • For stars for his dream, you know, reach for the stars,
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  • You know, reach for the stars, but it wasn't
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  • But it wasn't in the form of a star
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  • In the form of a star that the dream came.
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  • That the dream came. it was in the form
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  • It was in the form of his brothers.
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  • Of his brothers. it was in the form
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  • It was in the form of his responsibility.
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  • Of his responsibility. it was in the form of a duty.
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  • It was in the form of a duty. you don't have to have
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  • You don't have to have some grand dynamic dream
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  • Some grand dynamic dream to serve god.
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  • To serve god. stop feeling guilty
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  • Stop feeling guilty because you don't have some
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  • Because you don't have some huge dream to end cancer
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  • Huge dream to end cancer or to start a new,
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  • Or to start a new, to start a new ministry
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  • To start a new ministry or to maybe like be
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  • Or to maybe like be the next bill gates
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  • The next bill gates or elon musk or go to space.
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  • Or elon musk or go to space. maybe you don't have
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  • Maybe you don't have the talent for that.
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  • The talent for that. you don't have to have
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  • You don't have to have a huge dream,
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  • A huge dream, but you do need to serve
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  • But you do need to serve a purpose in this season,
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  • A purpose in this season, and i wonder is there somebody
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  • And i wonder is there somebody here watching online
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  • Here watching online who is standing right
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  • Who is standing right in the middle of the dream,
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  • In the middle of the dream, but it looks different
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  • But it looks different than it did in the distance.
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  • Than it did in the distance. this is the dream:
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  • This is the dream: to know him,
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  • To know him, to serve him,
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  • To serve him, to love him,
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  • To love him, and there's two types
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  • And there's two types of people in the room.
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  • Of people in the room. some of you are discouraged
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  • Some of you are discouraged because you had a dream
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  • Because you had a dream and it didn't happen.
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  • And it didn't happen. it hasn't happened yet.
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  • It hasn't happened yet. don't know if it will.
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  • Don't know if it will. and others are disillusioned
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  • And others are disillusioned because you're in your dream,
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  • Because you're in your dream, but it's different
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  • But it's different than you thought
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  • Than you thought it was going to be.
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  • It was going to be. you're standing at the middle,
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  • You're standing at the middle, but it's your brothers
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  • But it's your brothers around you.
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  • Around you. it's your --
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  • It's your -- god said that today
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  • God said that today was going to be a day
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  • Was going to be a day for you for you to see
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  • For you for you to see the dream for what it really is
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  • The dream for what it really is and let go of the illusion
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  • And let go of the illusion of what you thought
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  • Of what you thought it would be.
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  • It would be. if you stand right now,
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  • If you stand right now, i'll pray for you.
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  • I'll pray for you. you could put
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  • You could put your notebook down.
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  • Your notebook down. i'm done teaching.
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  • I'm done teaching. it's one of those things
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  • It's one of those things that we all have to deal with
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  • That we all have to deal with at different points in our life
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  • At different points in our life to realize that this
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  • To realize that this is what i saw,
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  • Is what i saw, but it just doesn't
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  • But it just doesn't feel the same.
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  • Feel the same. are you open
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  • Are you open to a different dream?
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  • To a different dream? maybe it's not even
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  • Maybe it's not even a different dream.
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  • A different dream. maybe it's just a more
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  • Maybe it's just a more mature version of it.
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  • Mature version of it. the disciples
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  • The disciples had a dream for jesus.
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  • Had a dream for jesus. you know, he's going to restore
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  • You know, he's going to restore the kingdom of israel.
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  • The kingdom of israel. when they saw him
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  • When they saw him hanging on the cross,
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  • Hanging on the cross, they didn't know
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  • They didn't know what to do with that.
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  • What to do with that. that wasn't the way
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  • That wasn't the way they saw liberation,
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  • They saw liberation, but that's the way he did it,
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  • But that's the way he did it, and it is in the process
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  • And it is in the process of doing it
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  • Of doing it and it is in the process
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  • And it is in the process of accepting it
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  • Of accepting it that greater faith is born.
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  • That greater faith is born. father, today i thank you
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  • Father, today i thank you for the illumination
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  • For the illumination that you've given us through
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  • That you've given us through your word and by your spirit.
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  • Your word and by your spirit. i felt like
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  • I felt like you were using me
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  • You were using me while i was preaching
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  • While i was preaching to speak to somebody
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  • To speak to somebody on a personal level,
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  • On a personal level, and i want to thank you for that
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  • And i want to thank you for that because i want to be used
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  • Because i want to be used by you, but now, god,
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  • By you, but now, god, i want to step out
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  • I want to step out of the way, and i want them
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  • Of the way, and i want them to hear what they need
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  • To hear what they need to hear from you
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  • To hear from you because it didn't turn out
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  • Because it didn't turn out the way they dreamed.
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  • The way they dreamed. it's different.
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  • It's different. it doesn't look
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  • It doesn't look so shiny anymore.
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  • So shiny anymore. it doesn't look
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  • It doesn't look so sexy anymore.
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  • So sexy anymore. now, it's time for them
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  • Now, it's time for them to embrace the purpose
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  • To embrace the purpose for the season
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  • For the season that you've placed them in
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  • That you've placed them in and let go of the one
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  • And let go of the one that may never come
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  • That may never come or let go of the one that was.
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  • Or let go of the one that was. this is the dream.
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  • This is the dream. somebody make that confession
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  • Somebody make that confession this is the dream.
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  • This is the dream. and so god,
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  • And so god, give them the perspective
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  • Give them the perspective to go back into their lives,
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  • To go back into their lives, go back into their homes,
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  • Go back into their homes, go back into their jobs
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  • Go back into their jobs and see it how you see it
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  • And see it how you see it in a world that's obsessed
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  • In a world that's obsessed with status and position
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  • With status and position make us servants of purpose
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  • Make us servants of purpose to serve your purpose
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  • To serve your purpose in every season
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  • In every season that we're in and to find
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  • That we're in and to find our satisfaction in that.
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  • >> we're so thankful that
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  • >> we're so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • You joined us today. one of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite things about these sermons is how
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  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
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  • I can take the word and apply it immediately.
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  • And apply it immediately. there are always connections
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  • There are always connections that i can make,
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  • That i can make, and ways that i can practically
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  • And ways that i can practically process these teachings.
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  • Process these teachings. i could easily listen,
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  • I could easily listen, and then walk away, and really
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  • And then walk away, and really not do anything with it,
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  • Not do anything with it, but when i really do sit down
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  • But when i really do sit down and apply this to my life,
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  • And apply this to my life, i begin to feel a shift
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  • I begin to feel a shift in my spirit.
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  • In my spirit. >> yeah, and you see changes
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  • >> yeah, and you see changes in your life when you accept
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  • In your life when you accept and embrace the challenge.
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  • And embrace the challenge. so, today, if you felt
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  • So, today, if you felt challenged or encouraged,
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  • Challenged or encouraged, i have a resource i want
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  • >> there's something
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  • >> there's something in your life right now,
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  • In your life right now, that you can't let go of.
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  • That you can't let go of. but the word god is going
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  • But the word god is going to give you today,
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  • To give you today, is going to help you to get over
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  • Is going to help you to get over what you can't let go of.
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  • What you can't let go of. and i thought i was going to be
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  • And i thought i was going to be done with this by now
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  • Done with this by now and thought i'd be
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  • And thought i'd be different by now.
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  • Different by now. and this is not how they
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  • And this is not how they put it on the box,
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  • Put it on the box, and this is not how
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  • And this is not how the hamburger looked
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  • The hamburger looked on the commercial.
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  • On the commercial. but here i am god.
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  • But here i am god. you are at the moment
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  • You are at the moment of decision right now.
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  • Of decision right now. am i going to stay chained
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  • Am i going to stay chained to my past?
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  • To my past? am i going to live in this
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  • Am i going to live in this resentment toward others
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  • Resentment toward others and this regret toward myself?
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  • And this regret toward myself? i wonder what it looks
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  • I wonder what it looks like for you to have this
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  • Like for you to have this mentality to say, "god put
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  • Mentality to say, "god put me here for a purpose,
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  • Me here for a purpose, and i'm submitting everything
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  • And i'm submitting everything that's happened to me to god."
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  • That's happened to me to god." i trust you, not my dream.
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  • I trust you, not my dream. i trust you, not my idea.
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  • I trust you, not my idea. i will not make my ideas
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  • I will not make my ideas my idol.
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  • My idol. i'm worshiping you.
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  • I'm worshiping you. i'm serving you.
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  • I'm serving you. it's not about position,
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  • It's not about position, it's about purpose.
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  • It's about purpose. are you going to be
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  • Are you going to be defined by what stood against
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  • Defined by what stood against you or how you got over it?
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  • >> do you feel trapped
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  • By your past or blocked
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  • From pursuing the purpose
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  • God has for you?
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  • Our latest series from
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  • Pastor steven furtick
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  • Will help you step
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  • Into god's plan for your life.
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  • Call or go online today
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  • To request your copy
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  • Of "positioned on purpose."
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  • And remember, there's still
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  • A promise for your future.
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  • >> you didn't just
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  • >> you didn't just buy a ticket,
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  • Buy a ticket, you set something in motion
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  • You set something in motion just by being here tonight.
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  • Just by being here tonight. some of you bought somebody
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  • Some of you bought somebody else a ticket tonight
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  • Else a ticket tonight and it's gonna change
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  • And it's gonna change their life to know
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  • Their life to know that god loves them
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  • That god loves them and has not forsaken them,
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  • And has not forsaken them, and he is for you
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  • And he is for you and not against you.
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  • ♪ roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ she was out of her mind ♪
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  • ♪ she said, boy this kind ♪
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  • ♪ of praying ♪
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  • ♪ is what saved my life ♪
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  • ♪ you oughta try it some time ♪
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  • ♪ and now i know ♪
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  • ♪ she was right ♪
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  • ♪ she was talking to jesus ♪
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