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Don't Settle for Good Enough

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January 13, 2020
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Joel Osteen

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Don't Settle for Good Enough

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU AND
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  • WELCOME. IT'S SO GOOD TO COME
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  • INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA I
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  • HOPE YOU'LL STOP BY AND BE A
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  • PART OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. BUT THANKS
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  • SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN TODAY.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS SENIOR
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  • CITIZEN. HE WAS DRIVING DOWN
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  • THE FREEWAY IN HIS BRAND NEW
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  • CORVETTE, WITH THE TOP DOWN,
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  • GOING 80 MILES AN HOUR WHEN HE
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  • NOTICED FLASHING LIGHTS FROM A
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  • STATE TROOPER BEHIND HIM.
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  • WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT HE
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  • FLOORED IT TO 100 MILES AN HOUR.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • THE TROOPER FLIPPED ON HIS
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  • SIRENS AND THE MAN CAME TO HIS
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  • SENSES AND PULLED OVER.
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  • HE SAID, "OFFICER, I'M SO SORRY.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS
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  • THINKING."
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  • THE STATE TROOPER SAID, "LISTEN,
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  • SIR. IT'S FRIDAY AT 4:00.
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  • MY SHIFT ENDS IN 30 MINUTES.
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  • IF YOU CAN GIVE ME A REASON FOR
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  • SPEEDING THAT I'VE NEVER HEARD
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  • BEFORE THEN I'LL LET YOU GO."
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  • HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND SAID,
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  • "OFFICER, YEARS AGO MY WIFE RAN
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  • OFF WITH A STATE TROOPER AND I
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  • THOUGHT YOU WERE BRINGING HER
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  • BACK." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • THE OFFICER SAID, "HAVE A GREAT
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  • WEEKEND." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT NOT SETTLING FOR GOOD
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  • ENOUGH. IT'S EASY TO THINK,
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  • "MY MARRIAGE IS NOT WHAT IT
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  • SHOULD BE BUT AT LEAST WE'RE
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  • STILL TOGETHER. IT'S GOOD
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  • ENOUGH."
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  • OR, "I DON'T REALLY LIKE THIS
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  • JOB BUT AT LEAST I'M EMPLOYED.
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  • IT'S GOOD ENOUGH."
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  • "I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A'S IN
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  • SCHOOL BUT I'M NOT THAT SMART.
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  • THESE C'S ARE GOOD ENOUGH."
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  • TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH
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  • THINGS THAT ARE LESS THAN GOD'S
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  • BEST.
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  • THEY'VE LOST THEIR PASSION.
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  • AT ONE TIME THEY HAD A BIG
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  • DREAM.
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  • THEY WERE EXCITED ABOUT THEIR
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  • FUTURE BUT THEY HIT SOME BUMPS
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  • ALONG THE WAY. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
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  • ON THEIR TIMETABLE.
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  • NOW THEY'VE GOTTEN DISCOURAGED,
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  • THINKING THAT IT'S NEVER GOING
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  • TO HAPPEN. THEY ACCEPT IT AS
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  • THEIR LOT IN LIFE.
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  • BUT JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T
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  • SEEN WHAT GOD PROMISED YOU COME
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  • TO PASS, DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S
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  • NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF
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  • SETTLING FOR GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT YOUR DESTINY.
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  • YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH
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  • GOD.
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  • YOU HAVE SEEDS OF GREATNESS ON
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  • THE INSIDE.
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  • YOU WERE CREATED TO EXCEL, TO
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  • LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE.
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  • YOU MAY BE STRUGGLING IN YOUR
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  • HEALTH, YOUR FINANCES, WITH AN
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  • ADDICTION.
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  • IT'S BEEN THAT WAY A LONG TIME.
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  • NOW YOU'RE JUST COASTING,
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  • THINKING, "WHAT'S THE USE?
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  • IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE THIS
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  • WAY."
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  • NO, YOU'VE GOT TO GET YOUR FIRE
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  • BACK.
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  • IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL GOD SAYS
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  • IT'S OVER. YOU'VE GOT TO START
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  • BELIEVING AGAIN. START DREAMING
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  • AGAIN. START PURSUING WHAT GOD
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  • PUT IN YOUR HEART.
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  • GENESIS 38, THERE'S A STORY
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  • ABOUT A WOMAN THAT WAS PREGNANT
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  • WITH TWINS. WHEN SHE WAS GIVING
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  • BIRTH, ONE OF THE BABY'S ARMS
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  • CAME OUT. THE MIDWIFE TIED A
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  • SMALL CORD AROUND IT, WAS GOING
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  • TO GENTLY PULL HIM, BUT BEFORE
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  • SHE COULD HE PULLED HIS ARM
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  • BACK AND HIS BROTHER BROKE
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  • THROUGH AND CAME OUT FIRST.
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  • ONE STRETCHED AND ONE SETTLED.
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  • LIKE THIS WOMAN, ON THE INSIDE
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  • OF EACH ONE OF US THERE ARE TWO
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • ONE SAYS, "I'M GOING TO BECOME
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  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED ME
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  • TO BE. I CAN DO ALL THINGS
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  • THROUGH CHRIST. I'M SURROUNDED
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  • BY GOD'S FAVOR."
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  • THE OTHER SAYS, "YOU'LL NEVER
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  • GET OUT OF DEBT. THE ECONOMY IS
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  • TOO BAD. YOU'LL NEVER LOSE THE
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  • WEIGHT. YOUR METABOLISM IS OFF.
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  • YOU'LL NEVER BREAK THAT
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  • ADDICTION. JUST LEARN TO LIVE
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  • WITH IT."
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  • ONE WANTS TO STRETCH.
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  • THE OTHER WANTS TO SETTLE.
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  • NOW YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHICH
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  • PERSON YOU'RE GOING TO BE.
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  • TOO MANY PEOPLE MAKE THE CHOICE
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  • TO SETTLE. THEY BELIEVE THE
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  • LIES THAT YOU'VE REACHED YOUR
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  • LIMITS, YOU NEVER GET ANY GOOD
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  • BREAKS, WHERE YOU ARE IS WHERE
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  • YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE.
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  • NO, IF YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE
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  • FULLNESS OF WHAT GOD HAS IN
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  • STORE YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE
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  • ATTITUDE, "I'M NOT GOING TO LET
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  • GOOD ENOUGH BE GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • I KNOW I WAS CREATED FOR
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  • GREATNESS.
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  • I WAS CREATED TO EXCEL, TO LIVE
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  • A HEALTHY LIFE, TO OVERCOME
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  • OBSTACLES, TO FULFILL MY
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  • DESTINY. I AM NOT GOING TO
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  • SETTLE. I'M GOING TO STRETCH.
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  • I'M GOING TO LET GO OF WHAT
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  • DIDN'T WORK OUT AND REACH
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  • FORWARD TO THE NEW THINGS GOD
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  • HAS IN STORE."
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  • BUT SOME OF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR
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  • FIRE.
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  • AT ONE TIME YOU KNEW YOU WOULD
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  • BREAK THAT ADDICTION.
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  • YOU KNEW YOU WOULD BEAT THAT
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  • SICKNESS.
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  • YOU KNEW YOU WOULD GET MARRIED.
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  • BUT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH
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  • DISAPPOINTMENTS.
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  • IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THE WAY YOU
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  • THOUGHT.
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  • NOW YOU'VE ACCEPTED THE FACT
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  • THAT IT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO
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  • HAPPEN.
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  • YOU'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE WITH
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  • GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • BUT GOD IS SAYING TO YOU WHAT HE
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  • SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
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  • "YOU HAVE DWELT LONG ENOUGH ON
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  • THIS MOUNTAIN."
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  • IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD.
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  • GOD HAS NEW LEVELS IN FRONT OF
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  • YOU, NEW OPPORTUNITIES, NEW
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  • RELATIONSHIPS, PROMOTIONS,
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  • BREAKTHROUGHS.
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  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO STIR UP WHAT
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  • GOD PUT ON THE INSIDE.
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  • THE DREAMS, THE PROMISES, THAT
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  • YOU'VE PUSHED DOWN AND THOUGHT,
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  • "OH, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • JOEL. I'M TOO OLD. I DON'T HAVE
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  • THE CONNECTIONS. I DON'T KNOW
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  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE."
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  • NO, GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
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  • IF YOU WILL START BELIEVING
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  • AGAIN, START DREAMING AGAIN,
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  • START PURSUING WHAT GOD PUT IN
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  • YOUR HEART, GOD WILL MAKE A WAY
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  • WHERE YOU DON'T SEE A WAY.
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  • HE WILL CONNECT YOU TO THE RIGHT
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • HE WILL OPEN DOORS THAT NO MAN
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  • CAN SHUT.
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  • WHAT GOD SPOKE OVER YOUR LIFE,
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  • WHAT HE PROMISED YOU IN THE
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  • NIGHT, WHAT HE WHISPERED IN YOUR
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  • SPIRIT, THOSE HIDDEN DREAMS, HE
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  • WILL BRING TO PASS.
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  • SEE, JUST BECAUSE YOU GAVE UP A
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  • DREAM DOESN'T MEAN GOD GAVE UP.
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU DECIDED YOU'RE
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  • NOT GOING TO GET WELL, NEVER
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  • BREAK THE ADDICTION, NEVER GET
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  • MARRIED.
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  • YOU MIGHT HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND
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  • BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD DIDN'T
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  • CHANGE HIS MIND. HE STILL HAS A
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  • VICTORIOUS PLAN IN FRONT OF
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  • YOU. WHY DON'T YOU GET IN
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  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD? (APPLAUSE)
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  • I READ A STORY ABOUT A YOUNG
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  • MAN THAT HAD A DREAM TO PLAY
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  • PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL.
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  • IN HIGH SCHOOL HE WAS A STAR
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  • PLAYER AND WON ALL KINDS OF
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  • AWARDS.
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  • HE CAME FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
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  • WHERE EVERYBODY KNEW HIM.
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  • ALL THE CHILDREN LOOKED UP TO
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  • HIM, WANTED TO BE LIKE HIM; A
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  • LOCAL HERO.
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  • BUT MOST OF THE COACHES THOUGHT
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  • HE WAS TOO SMALL TO PLAY IN
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  • COLLEGE. HE WAS TURNED DOWN BY
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  • ALL THE MAJOR UNIVERSITIES.
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  • HE ENDED UP AT A JUNIOR COLLEGE
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  • WORKING AT A PIZZA RESTAURANT
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  • NOT EVEN PLAYING FOOTBALL.
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  • ONE NIGHT HE WAS DELIVERING A
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  • PIZZA. A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY
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  • ANSWERED THE DOOR. WHEN THIS
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  • BOY SAW THE YOUNG MAN HIS EYES
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  • GOT SO BIG. THE BOY WAS STAR
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  • STRUCK. HE COULDN'T BELIEVE THE
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  • PLAYER HE HAD WATCHED SO MANY
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  • TIMES THRILL THE CROWD, SO
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  • QUICK, SO FAST, WAS STANDING
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  • RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
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  • ABOUT THAT TIME THE BOY'S FATHER
  • 00:06:57.010 --> 00:06:58.000
  • WALKED UP AND THE YOUNG MAN GAVE
  • 00:06:58.000 --> 00:06:59.220
  • THE FATHER THE PIZZA.
  • 00:06:59.220 --> 00:07:01.230
  • THE LITTLE BOY WAS VERY
  • 00:07:01.230 --> 00:07:02.220
  • CONFUSED. HE LOOKED UP AT HIS
  • 00:07:02.220 --> 00:07:04.050
  • FATHER. HE LOOKED AT THE YOUNG
  • 00:07:04.050 --> 00:07:05.040
  • MAN AND SAID VERY INNOCENTLY,
  • 00:07:05.040 --> 00:07:08.020
  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING DELIVERING
  • 00:07:08.020 --> 00:07:09.000
  • PIZZAS?"
  • 00:07:09.000 --> 00:07:11.170
  • THOSE WORDS FROM A TEN-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:07:11.170 --> 00:07:12.260
  • BOY LIT A NEW FIRE ON THE
  • 00:07:12.260 --> 00:07:14.230
  • INSIDE.
  • 00:07:14.230 --> 00:07:16.180
  • WHEN HE GOT OFF OF WORK HE WENT
  • 00:07:16.180 --> 00:07:18.020
  • TO THE GYM AND STARTED TRAINING.
  • 00:07:18.020 --> 00:07:20.060
  • THAT SUMMER HE TRAINED HARDER
  • 00:07:20.060 --> 00:07:22.020
  • THAN HE HAD EVER TRAINED BEFORE.
  • 00:07:22.020 --> 00:07:24.050
  • HE GAINED 70 POUNDS, GOT BIGGER,
  • 00:07:24.050 --> 00:07:26.040
  • STRONGER, QUICKER, FASTER.
  • 00:07:26.040 --> 00:07:28.080
  • IN THE FALL, HE TRIED OUT AT A
  • 00:07:28.080 --> 00:07:30.050
  • MAJOR UNIVERSITY WHERE HE ALWAYS
  • 00:07:30.050 --> 00:07:31.260
  • WANTED TO PLAY.
  • 00:07:31.260 --> 00:07:33.130
  • HE NOT ONLY MADE THE TEAM BUT HE
  • 00:07:33.130 --> 00:07:35.040
  • BECAME THEIR STAR PLAYER.
  • 00:07:35.040 --> 00:07:37.100
  • TWO YEARS AGO HE WAS DRAFTED IN
  • 00:07:37.100 --> 00:07:39.010
  • THE FIRST ROUND TO PLAY
  • 00:07:39.010 --> 00:07:40.280
  • PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL.
  • 00:07:40.280 --> 00:07:42.190
  • TODAY, HE IS A STAR IN THE NFL
  • 00:07:42.190 --> 00:07:45.030
  • LIVING OUT HIS DREAM.
  • 00:07:45.030 --> 00:07:47.060
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT HE SAID, "IT
  • 00:07:47.060 --> 00:07:48.100
  • WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF
  • 00:07:48.100 --> 00:07:50.020
  • THAT TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WOULDN'T
  • 00:07:50.020 --> 00:07:52.010
  • HAVE ASKED ME, 'WHAT ARE YOU
  • 00:07:52.010 --> 00:07:53.170
  • DOING SELLING PIZZAS?'"
  • 00:07:53.170 --> 00:07:55.070
  • MY QUESTION TODAY, "HAVE YOU
  • 00:07:55.070 --> 00:07:56.260
  • SETTLED SOMEWHERE WAY BENEATH
  • 00:07:56.260 --> 00:07:59.170
  • WHAT YOU KNOW GOD HAS PUT IN
  • 00:07:59.170 --> 00:08:00.140
  • YOU?"
  • 00:08:00.140 --> 00:08:02.230
  • HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON A DREAM,
  • 00:08:02.230 --> 00:08:04.200
  • LET GO OF A PROMISE, BECAUSE IT
  • 00:08:04.200 --> 00:08:06.130
  • DIDN'T HAPPEN THE FIRST TIME?
  • 00:08:06.130 --> 00:08:08.210
  • YOU HAD A SETBACK.
  • 00:08:08.210 --> 00:08:10.170
  • SOMEBODY TOLD YOU, "NO, YOU'RE
  • 00:08:10.170 --> 00:08:11.180
  • NOT TALENTED ENOUGH. YOU'RE
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.290
  • NOT BIG ENOUGH."
  • 00:08:12.290 --> 00:08:14.090
  • I ASK YOU RESPECTFULLY,
  • 00:08:14.090 --> 00:08:16.020
  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE?"
  • 00:08:16.020 --> 00:08:18.000
  • YOU HAVE SO MUCH IN YOU.
  • 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:19.260
  • YOU ARE FULL OF TALENT, IDEAS,
  • 00:08:19.260 --> 00:08:22.110
  • CREATIVITY, POTENTIAL.
  • 00:08:22.110 --> 00:08:23.260
  • WHEN GOD BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO
  • 00:08:23.260 --> 00:08:26.060
  • YOU, HE PUT A PART OF HIMSELF IN
  • 00:08:26.060 --> 00:08:28.030
  • YOU. YOU HAVE THE DNA OF
  • 00:08:28.030 --> 00:08:30.210
  • ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:08:30.210 --> 00:08:33.130
  • YOU WERE NEVER CREATED TO BE
  • 00:08:33.130 --> 00:08:34.110
  • AVERAGE, TO BARELY GET BY, TO
  • 00:08:34.180 --> 00:08:37.180
  • ALWAYS STRUGGLE, TO JUST HAVE TO
  • 00:08:37.180 --> 00:08:39.060
  • TAKE THE LEFTOVERS.
  • 00:08:39.060 --> 00:08:41.200
  • YOU WERE CREATED AS THE HEAD AND
  • 00:08:41.200 --> 00:08:42.290
  • NOT THE TAIL. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:08:42.290 --> 00:08:45.010
  • YOU ARE EQUIPPED. EMPOWERED.
  • 00:08:45.010 --> 00:08:47.210
  • FULLY LOADED. LACKING NOTHING.
  • 00:08:47.230 --> 00:08:50.230
  • DON'T YOU DARE SETTLE FOR SECOND
  • 00:08:50.230 --> 00:08:52.000
  • BEST. DON'T GET STUCK IN A RUT
  • 00:08:52.000 --> 00:08:54.260
  • THINKING THAT YOU'VE REACHED
  • 00:08:54.260 --> 00:08:55.280
  • YOUR LIMITS. DRAW THE LINE IN
  • 00:08:55.280 --> 00:08:57.060
  • THE SAND AND SAY, "THAT'S IT.
  • 00:08:57.060 --> 00:08:59.120
  • I'VE LET GOOD ENOUGH BE GOOD
  • 00:08:59.120 --> 00:09:01.070
  • ENOUGH LONG ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:01.070 --> 00:09:03.110
  • TODAY IS A NEW DAY.
  • 00:09:03.110 --> 00:09:05.030
  • IT MAY NOT HAVE HAPPENED THE
  • 00:09:05.030 --> 00:09:06.040
  • FIRST TIME, THE FIFTH TIME OR
  • 00:09:06.040 --> 00:09:08.000
  • THE THIRTIETH TIME BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:09:08.000 --> 00:09:10.010
  • GOING TO SETTLE.
  • 00:09:10.010 --> 00:09:12.110
  • I'M GOING TO START STRETCHING MY
  • 00:09:12.110 --> 00:09:13.050
  • FAITH, LOOKING FOR OPPOR-
  • 00:09:13.050 --> 00:09:15.010
  • TUNITIES, TAKING STEPS TO
  • 00:09:15.010 --> 00:09:16.040
  • IMPROVE. I'M GOING TO BECOME
  • 00:09:16.040 --> 00:09:17.250
  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED ME
  • 00:09:17.250 --> 00:09:19.150
  • TO BE."
  • 00:09:19.150 --> 00:09:21.000
  • LISTEN, WHEN YOU DO THE NATURAL
  • 00:09:21.000 --> 00:09:22.200
  • GOD WILL SHOW UP AND DO THE
  • 00:09:22.200 --> 00:09:23.270
  • SUPERNATURAL. WHEN YOU DO WHAT
  • 00:09:23.270 --> 00:09:25.150
  • YOU CAN, GOD WILL COME AND DO
  • 00:09:25.150 --> 00:09:26.290
  • WHAT YOU CANNOT.
  • 00:09:26.290 --> 00:09:29.040
  • DON'T TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.
  • 00:09:29.040 --> 00:09:30.250
  • STAND STRONG AND FIGHT THE GOOD
  • 00:09:30.250 --> 00:09:32.060
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:09:34.010 --> 00:09:35.050
  • > CHUCK PRYOR: THERE IS NO
  • 00:09:36.190 --> 00:09:37.050
  • DREAM, NO PRAYER, AND NO
  • 00:09:37.050 --> 00:09:38.160
  • HOPE IN YOUR HEART THAT'S
  • 00:09:38.160 --> 00:09:40.000
  • TOO BIG FOR GOD.
  • 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:41.250
  • "BELIEVE BIG, RECEIVE BIG"
  • 00:09:41.250 --> 00:09:43.190
  • IS PASTOR JOEL'S BRAND NEW
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:44.280
  • 20-DAY AUDIO DEVOTIONAL AND
  • 00:09:44.280 --> 00:09:46.270
  • DAILY JOURNAL RECORDED BY
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:48.070
  • PASTOR JOEL HIMSELF.
  • 00:09:48.070 --> 00:09:50.030
  • YOU'LL DISCOVER RENEWED FAITH
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:52.040
  • TO ASK FOR AND RECEIVE GOD'S
  • 00:09:52.040 --> 00:09:54.150
  • CALL (800) 565-0772.
  • 00:09:56.180 --> 00:09:59.180
  • OR VISIT US ONLINE AT
  • 00:09:59.180 --> 00:10:00.170
  • JOELOSTEEN.COM RIGHT NOW
  • 00:10:00.170 --> 00:10:02.150
  • AND REQUEST THIS DAILY
  • 00:10:02.150 --> 00:10:03.100
  • DEVOTIONAL THAT WILL LAUNCH
  • 00:10:03.100 --> 00:10:04.130
  • YOU INTO THE BEST YEAR OF
  • 00:10:04.130 --> 00:10:05.260
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, ABRAHAM IS
  • 00:10:07.020 --> 00:10:08.280
  • LISTED AS ONE OF THE HEROES OF
  • 00:10:08.280 --> 00:10:10.130
  • FAITH.
  • 00:10:10.130 --> 00:10:11.210
  • HE IS THE ONE THAT GOD MADE ONE
  • 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:12.230
  • OF THE FIRST COVENANTS WITH.
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:14.090
  • BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS GOD
  • 00:10:14.090 --> 00:10:15.230
  • SPOKE TO ABRAHAM'S FATHER MANY
  • 00:10:15.230 --> 00:10:17.150
  • YEARS BEFORE AND TOLD HIM TO GO
  • 00:10:17.150 --> 00:10:19.180
  • WHERE HE TOLD ABRAHAM.
  • 00:10:19.180 --> 00:10:22.180
  • IT SAYS IN GENESIS 11 THAT
  • 00:10:22.180 --> 00:10:23.250
  • ABRAHAM'S FATHER, "LEFT UR AND
  • 00:10:23.250 --> 00:10:25.260
  • HEADED OUT TOWARD CANAAN."
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:28.230
  • HE HAD HIS GOAL.
  • 00:10:28.230 --> 00:10:29.260
  • HE WAS GOING TO THE PROMISED
  • 00:10:29.260 --> 00:10:31.110
  • LAND JUST LIKE GOD TOLD ABRAHAM.
  • 00:10:31.110 --> 00:10:34.110
  • BUT IT SAYS, "HE STOPPED ALONG
  • 00:10:34.110 --> 00:10:36.050
  • THE WAY AND SETTLED IN HARAN."
  • 00:10:36.180 --> 00:10:39.180
  • WHY DID HE STOP?
  • 00:10:39.180 --> 00:10:41.020
  • THERE WERE TOO MANY
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:41.230
  • DIFFICULTIES. IT WAS HARD
  • 00:10:41.230 --> 00:10:43.060
  • TRAVELING WITH ALL OF HIS
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:44.190
  • FLOCKS AND HERDS. HE HAD HIS
  • 00:10:44.190 --> 00:10:46.000
  • FAMILY, HIS POSSESSIONS.
  • 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:48.090
  • IT WASN'T COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:10:48.090 --> 00:10:50.070
  • HE FINALLY DECIDED, "I CAN'T GO
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.230
  • ANY FURTHER. I KNOW THIS ISN'T
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:53.140
  • THE PROMISED LAND BUT IT'S
  • 00:10:53.140 --> 00:10:55.230
  • GOOD ENOUGH. AT LEAST WE CAN
  • 00:10:55.230 --> 00:10:57.040
  • SURVIVE OUT HERE. AT LEAST WE
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:10:58.240
  • CAN MAKE IT."
  • 00:10:58.240 --> 00:11:00.200
  • HOW MANY TIMES DO WE DO THE SAME
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:01.260
  • THING?
  • 00:11:01.260 --> 00:11:03.130
  • WE START OFF RIGHT.
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:04.110
  • WE'VE GOT A BIG DREAM.
  • 00:11:04.110 --> 00:11:05.270
  • WE'RE GOING TO FULFILL OUR
  • 00:11:05.270 --> 00:11:06.240
  • DESTINY. BUT ALONG THE WAY WE
  • 00:11:06.240 --> 00:11:08.220
  • FACE OPPOSITION. ADVERSITY
  • 00:11:08.220 --> 00:11:11.110
  • ARISES. TOO MANY TIMES WE SAY
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:13.200
  • LIKE ABRAHAM'S FATHER, "WHAT'S
  • 00:11:13.200 --> 00:11:15.200
  • THE USE?
  • 00:11:15.200 --> 00:11:17.250
  • I'M NEVER GOING TO BREAK THIS
  • 00:11:17.250 --> 00:11:18.230
  • ADDICTION. MY MARRIAGE IS NEVER
  • 00:11:18.230 --> 00:11:19.260
  • GOING TO GET BETTER.
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:21.090
  • I'LL NEVER ACCOMPLISH MY DREAMS.
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:22.230
  • I'M JUST GOING TO SETTLE HERE.
  • 00:11:22.230 --> 00:11:23.270
  • IT'S GOOD ENOUGH."
  • 00:11:23.270 --> 00:11:26.010
  • NO, I WANT TO LIGHT A NEW FIRE
  • 00:11:26.010 --> 00:11:27.130
  • IN YOU TODAY.
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:29.160
  • YOU ARE NOT WEAK, DEFEATED,
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:31.190
  • LACKING. YOU HAVE BEEN ARMED
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:32.250
  • WITH STRENGTH FOR EVERY BATTLE.
  • 00:11:32.250 --> 00:11:35.170
  • THAT OBSTACLE IS NO MATCH FOR
  • 00:11:35.170 --> 00:11:36.280
  • YOU. YOU HAVE THE MOST POWERFUL
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:38.230
  • FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE BREATHING
  • 00:11:38.230 --> 00:11:40.160
  • IN YOUR DIRECTION.
  • 00:11:40.160 --> 00:11:42.220
  • NOW DON'T BE A WEAKLING.
  • 00:11:42.220 --> 00:11:44.090
  • BE A WARRIOR.
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:46.000
  • YOUR MARRIAGE IS WORTH FIGHTING
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:47.130
  • FOR. YOUR HEALTH IS WORTH
  • 00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:49.100
  • FIGHTING FOR.
  • 00:11:49.100 --> 00:11:51.120
  • YOUR DREAMS, YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:11:51.120 --> 00:11:52.070
  • THEY ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:54.050
  • YOU'VE GOT TO DIG YOUR HEELS IN
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:55.040
  • AND SAY, "I AM IN IT TO WIN IT.
  • 00:11:55.110 --> 00:11:58.110
  • I KNOW GOD DIDN'T BRING ME THIS
  • 00:11:58.110 --> 00:12:00.020
  • FAR TO LEAVE ME HERE."
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:02.000
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:02.000 --> 00:12:03.230
  • "NOW I'M NOT GOING TO SETTLE
  • 00:12:03.230 --> 00:12:04.100
  • HALFWAY, THREE-FOURTHS OF THE
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:06.010
  • WAY, OR NINE-TENTHS OF THE WAY.
  • 00:12:06.010 --> 00:12:07.240
  • I'M GOING TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY
  • 00:12:07.240 --> 00:12:10.030
  • IN TO MY PROMISED LAND."
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:12.090
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE VICTORIOUS
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:14.110
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MADE UP MIND.
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:16.190
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BE DETERMINED.
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:17.210
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP WHEN
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:18.260
  • IT GETS DIFFICULT.
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:20.100
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO COMPLAIN
  • 00:12:20.100 --> 00:12:22.010
  • BECAUSE IT'S TAKING A LONG TIME.
  • 00:12:22.010 --> 00:12:23.160
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET
  • 00:12:23.160 --> 00:12:24.110
  • DISCOURAGED BECAUSE YOU WENT
  • 00:12:24.110 --> 00:12:25.150
  • THROUGH A SETBACK.
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:27.080
  • YOU KNOW EVERYTHING GOD PROMISED
  • 00:12:27.080 --> 00:12:28.140
  • YOU IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR SO YOU
  • 00:12:28.160 --> 00:12:31.160
  • ARE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL.
  • 00:12:31.160 --> 00:12:34.100
  • NOW SOME OF YOU TODAY, YOU NEED
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:35.100
  • TO PULL UP YOUR STAKES.
  • 00:12:35.100 --> 00:12:36.270
  • YOU'VE CAMPED HALFWAY LIKE
  • 00:12:36.270 --> 00:12:38.140
  • ABRAHAM'S FATHER.
  • 00:12:38.140 --> 00:12:40.030
  • YOU'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE AND
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:41.130
  • DECIDED THAT YOUR DREAMS ARE
  • 00:12:41.130 --> 00:12:43.260
  • NEVER GOING TO COME TO PASS.
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.180
  • YOUR HEALTH IS NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:12:45.180 --> 00:12:46.090
  • IMPROVE. I'M ASKING YOU TO PACK
  • 00:12:46.090 --> 00:12:48.010
  • UP YOUR TENT, GATHER UP YOUR
  • 00:12:48.010 --> 00:12:49.290
  • BELONGINGS AND START MOVING
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:51.200
  • FORWARD.
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:53.170
  • YOU MAY HAVE TAKEN A TEMPORARY
  • 00:12:53.170 --> 00:12:54.200
  • DELAY BUT THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:56.190
  • THAT DIDN'T STOP YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:12:56.190 --> 00:12:58.150
  • TODAY CAN BE YOUR NEW BEGINNING.
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:13:01.020
  • GOD IS BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:02.160
  • YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:02.160 --> 00:13:04.060
  • HE HAS GREATER VICTORIES IN
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:05.160
  • FRONT OF YOU. GET A VISION FOR
  • 00:13:05.160 --> 00:13:07.040
  • IT.
  • 00:13:07.040 --> 00:13:08.100
  • WELL, YOU SAY, "JOEL, THIS
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.240
  • SOUNDS GOOD BUT I'VE BEEN
  • 00:13:09.240 --> 00:13:10.290
  • SINGLE A LONG TIME. I DON'T
  • 00:13:10.290 --> 00:13:12.250
  • THINK I'LL EVER MEET THE RIGHT
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:14.010
  • PERSON."
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:15.050
  • OR, "I WORK HARD BUT I NEVER GET
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:16.070
  • ANY PROMOTION."
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:18.020
  • EVERY TIME YOU DWELL ON THOSE
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.060
  • NEGATIVE, DISCOURAGING THOUGHTS
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:21.200
  • YOU ARE DIGGING ANOTHER STAKE
  • 00:13:21.200 --> 00:13:23.000
  • HALFWAY TOWARD YOUR PROMISED
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.260
  • LAND.
  • 00:13:24.260 --> 00:13:26.180
  • THE FIRST PLACE WE LOSE THE
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:27.190
  • BATTLE IS IN OUR OWN THINKING.
  • 00:13:27.190 --> 00:13:30.070
  • IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN BE
  • 00:13:30.070 --> 00:13:31.080
  • SUCCESSFUL THEN YOU NEVER WILL
  • 00:13:31.080 --> 00:13:32.210
  • BE.
  • 00:13:32.210 --> 00:13:33.280
  • IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN
  • 00:13:33.280 --> 00:13:34.190
  • OVERCOME THE PAST, MEET THE
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:36.060
  • RIGHT PERSON, ACCOMPLISH YOUR
  • 00:13:36.060 --> 00:13:37.140
  • DREAMS, YOU'LL GET STUCK RIGHT
  • 00:13:37.140 --> 00:13:38.240
  • WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:40.240
  • YOU'VE GOT TO CHANGE YOUR
  • 00:13:40.240 --> 00:13:41.150
  • THINKING.
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:43.170
  • LISTEN, RIGHT NOW THE CREATOR OF
  • 00:13:43.170 --> 00:13:44.120
  • THE UNIVERSE IS ARRANGING THINGS
  • 00:13:44.120 --> 00:13:45.270
  • IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:48.190
  • HE SAID NO GOOD THING WOULD HE
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:49.260
  • WITHHOLD BECAUSE YOU WALK
  • 00:13:49.260 --> 00:13:51.170
  • UPRIGHTLY.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:53.010
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO WITHHOLD THE
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:53.230
  • RIGHT PERSON, THE WISDOM, THE
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:55.130
  • BREAKS, THE TURNAROUND.
  • 00:13:55.130 --> 00:13:56.260
  • GET RID OF A NEGATIVE, DEFEATED
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:57.260
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:13:57.260 --> 00:14:00.250
  • MAKE ROOM IN YOUR THINKING FOR
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:02.070
  • THE NEW THING GOD WANTS TO DO.
  • 00:14:02.070 --> 00:14:04.280
  • HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU ALL THE WAY
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.140
  • IN TO YOUR PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:14:06.140 --> 00:14:08.130
  • I READ ABOUT THIS PROFESSOR AT
  • 00:14:08.130 --> 00:14:09.140
  • A MAJOR UNIVERSITY.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:12.170
  • HE WAS IN CLASS ABOUT TO PASS
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:13.280
  • OUT THE FINAL EXAM; THE MOST
  • 00:14:13.280 --> 00:14:16.040
  • IMPORTANT TEST OF THE YEAR.
  • 00:14:16.040 --> 00:14:18.050
  • BEFORE HE DID, HE TOLD HIS
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:19.090
  • STUDENTS HOW PROUD HE WAS OF
  • 00:14:19.090 --> 00:14:20.160
  • THEM.
  • 00:14:20.160 --> 00:14:22.010
  • BECAUSE THEY HAD WORKED SO HARD
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:23.080
  • HE MADE THEM A SPECIAL OFFER.
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:26.050
  • HE SAID, "ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE
  • 00:14:26.050 --> 00:14:27.070
  • AN AUTOMATIC C ON THIS TEST,
  • 00:14:27.130 --> 00:14:30.130
  • JUST RAISE YOUR HAND AND I'LL
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:31.200
  • GIVE YOU A C. YOU WON'T EVEN
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:33.210
  • HAVE TO TAKE THE TEST."
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:35.130
  • ONE HAND SLOWLY WENT UP, THEN
  • 00:14:35.130 --> 00:14:37.030
  • ANOTHER AND ANOTHER, UNTIL ABOUT
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:38.260
  • HALF OF THE STUDENTS OPTED OUT
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:41.100
  • OF TAKING THE TEST. THEY WALKED
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:42.290
  • OUT OF THE ROOM SO RELIEVED,
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:44.160
  • SO HAPPY.
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:46.090
  • THE PROFESSOR WENT ON TO PASS
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:47.140
  • OUT THE TEST TO THE REST OF THE
  • 00:14:47.140 --> 00:14:48.170
  • STUDENTS.
  • 00:14:48.170 --> 00:14:49.240
  • HE PLACED IT FACE DOWN ON THE
  • 00:14:49.240 --> 00:14:51.060
  • DESKS AND ASKED THEM NOT TO TURN
  • 00:14:51.060 --> 00:14:53.180
  • IT OVER UNTIL HE INSTRUCTED THEM
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:55.100
  • TO. FOR THE NEXT FEW MINUTES HE
  • 00:14:55.100 --> 00:14:57.090
  • ENCOURAGED THEM ABOUT HOW THEY
  • 00:14:57.090 --> 00:14:58.230
  • WERE GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS IN
  • 00:14:58.230 --> 00:15:00.220
  • LIFE AND HOW THEY SHOULD ALWAYS
  • 00:15:00.220 --> 00:15:02.100
  • STRIVE TO DO THEIR BEST. THEN
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:04.090
  • HE GAVE THE WORD THAT IT WAS
  • 00:15:04.090 --> 00:15:06.060
  • OKAY, TURN THE TEST OVER AND
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:07.120
  • GET STARTED. THE TEST ONLY HAD
  • 00:15:07.120 --> 00:15:08.280
  • TWO SENTENCES. IT READ,
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:11.140
  • "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU JUST
  • 00:15:11.140 --> 00:15:12.230
  • MADE AN A." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:14.270 --> 00:15:17.270
  • THIS IS WHAT WE DO MANY TIMES.
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:19.200
  • WE SETTLE FOR A 'C' NOT
  • 00:15:19.200 --> 00:15:21.220
  • REALIZING GOD HAS AN 'A' IN OUR
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:24.020
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:15:24.020 --> 00:15:25.250
  • "JOEL, I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER
  • 00:15:25.250 --> 00:15:26.250
  • GET OVER THIS SICKNESS. I'M
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:28.260
  • JUST LEARNING TO LIVE WITH IT."
  • 00:15:28.260 --> 00:15:31.010
  • THAT'S TAKING A C.
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:32.160
  • YOU'VE GOT TO CHANGE YOUR
  • 00:15:32.160 --> 00:15:33.190
  • THINKING.
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:34.210
  • "GOD IS RESTORING HEALTH UNTO
  • 00:15:34.210 --> 00:15:35.210
  • ME. I WILL LIVE AND NOT DIE.
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:36.290
  • I'M GETTING STRONGER, HEALTHIER,
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:38.030
  • BETTER."
  • 00:15:38.030 --> 00:15:39.260
  • THAT'S GOING FOR THE A.
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:41.060
  • "WELL, I'M GETTING UP THERE IN
  • 00:15:41.060 --> 00:15:42.210
  • YEARS. YOU KNOW HOW YOUR HEALTH
  • 00:15:42.210 --> 00:15:44.060
  • STARTS TO GO DOWNHILL."
  • 00:15:44.060 --> 00:15:45.180
  • THAT'S TAKING A C.
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:46.230
  • "I'LL NEVER BREAK THIS
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:48.020
  • ADDICTION. I'VE HAD IT SINCE
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:49.060
  • HIGH SCHOOL." ANOTHER C.
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:51.040
  • HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:51.280
  • "JOEL, THIS GUY I'M DATING, I
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:53.030
  • KNOW HE'S NOT GOOD FOR ME.
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:55.030
  • HE DOESN'T TREAT ME RIGHT BUT I
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:56.030
  • THAT'S NOT A 'C'. THAT'S A 'D'.
  • 00:15:59.030 --> 00:15:59.280
  • THAT'S AN 'F'. (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:16:01.000 --> 00:16:04.000
  • GOD HAS AN 'A' BUT YOU'LL NEVER
  • 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:05.180
  • SEE IT IF YOU KEEP TAKING THE
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:08.050
  • 'C'S.
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:09.290
  • YES, THE 'C'S' ARE EASIER.
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.260
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO STRETCH.
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:13.100
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET OUT OF
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:14.150
  • YOUR COMFORT ZONE. BUT YOU'LL
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:15.240
  • NEVER BE TRULY FULFILLED IF YOU
  • 00:16:15.240 --> 00:16:18.020
  • KEEP SETTLING FOR 'C'S.
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:20.250
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD ALREADY HAS
  • 00:16:20.250 --> 00:16:22.060
  • 'A'S IN YOUR FUTURE. HE HAS THE
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:24.060
  • RIGHT PERSON, A HAPPY MARRIAGE,
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:26.260
  • A SUCCESSFUL CAREER, HEALTH,
  • 00:16:26.260 --> 00:16:29.100
  • WHOLENESS, FREEDOM, VICTORY.
  • 00:16:29.100 --> 00:16:30.230
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:30.230 --> 00:16:31.240
  • DON'T TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.
  • 00:16:31.240 --> 00:16:33.150
  • THE 'A'S ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:35.240
  • I CAN'T THINK OF MUCH THAT WOULD
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:37.120
  • BE SADDER THAN TO COME TO THE
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:39.070
  • END OF LIFE AND HAVE TO WONDER,
  • 00:16:39.070 --> 00:16:41.130
  • "WHAT COULD I HAVE BECOME IF I
  • 00:16:41.130 --> 00:16:43.150
  • DIDN'T SETTLE FOR GOOD ENOUGH?
  • 00:16:43.150 --> 00:16:46.020
  • WHAT COULD I HAVE BEEN IF I
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:48.000
  • DIDN'T TAKE SO MANY 'C'S BUT
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:50.030
  • INSTEAD I PRESSED FORWARD,
  • 00:16:50.030 --> 00:16:51.220
  • STRIVING TO BE MY VERY BEST?"
  • 00:16:51.220 --> 00:16:53.270
  • YOU MAY HAVE TAKEN SOME 'C'S IN
  • 00:16:53.270 --> 00:16:55.130
  • THE PAST. WE ALL HAVE. BUT MAKE
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:56.250
  • A DECISION WITH ME FROM NOW ON
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:58.220
  • YOU'RE ONLY GOING FOR THE 'A'S.
  • 00:16:58.220 --> 00:17:00.090
  • I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE THINKING,
  • 00:17:00.090 --> 00:17:01.290
  • "WELL, JOEL. I MARRIED A 'C'.
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:04.210
  • WHAT SHOULD I DO?" (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:07.080
  • YOU STICK WITH HIM AND MAKE HIM
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:07.270
  • INTO AN 'A'. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:09.090 --> 00:17:12.090
  • BUT HERE'S A KEY. DON'T LOOK AT
  • 00:17:12.090 --> 00:17:13.180
  • YOUR HUSBAND NOW. THAT'S THE
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:15.170
  • WRONG TIME. STRAIGHT AHEAD.
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:17.130
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:17.130 --> 00:17:18.240
  • BUT HERE'S A KEY. IF YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:19.270
  • SEEING IN YOUR LIFE WHAT GOD
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:21.220
  • PROMISED IN YOUR SPIRIT THEN
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:24.220
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:26.230
  • IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:28.160
  • LIKE THE YOUNG MAN DELIVERING
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:29.130
  • PIZZAS, YOU MAY BE DOING
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:31.060
  • SOMETHING THAT'S BELOW YOUR
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:32.270
  • POTENTIAL, WORKING AT A JOB
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:34.120
  • YOU'RE NOT EVEN USING YOUR
  • 00:17:34.120 --> 00:17:35.110
  • GIFTS.
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:36.180
  • DON'T SLACK OFF WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:17:36.180 --> 00:17:37.070
  • THERE.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.060
  • KEEP BEING YOUR BEST BUT SEE
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:39.100
  • THAT AS ONLY TEMPORARY. THAT'S
  • 00:17:39.100 --> 00:17:41.160
  • JUST A SEASON THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:17:41.160 --> 00:17:43.010
  • PASSING THROUGH.
  • 00:17:43.010 --> 00:17:44.210
  • DON'T PUT YOUR STAKES DOWN.
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:45.260
  • IF WHERE YOU'RE LIVING DOESN'T
  • 00:17:45.260 --> 00:17:47.180
  • MATCH WHAT GOD PUT IN YOUR
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:49.060
  • SPIRIT, BE GRATEFUL, KEEP A GOOD
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:51.130
  • ATTITUDE, BUT SEE IT AS ONLY
  • 00:17:51.130 --> 00:17:52.260
  • TEMPORARY. DON'T SETTLE THERE.
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:54.220
  • IF THE MEDICAL REPORT DOESN'T
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:57.070
  • AGREE WITH WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:17:59.020
  • YOU, DON'T ACCEPT IT AS THE WAY
  • 00:17:59.020 --> 00:18:01.130
  • IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE.
  • 00:18:01.130 --> 00:18:03.110
  • YOUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "THIS
  • 00:18:03.110 --> 00:18:04.190
  • IS JUST A SEASON THAT I'M
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:05.280
  • PASSING THROUGH.
  • 00:18:05.280 --> 00:18:07.220
  • I'M COMING INTO HEALTH,
  • 00:18:07.220 --> 00:18:08.260
  • WHOLENESS, VICTORY."
  • 00:18:08.260 --> 00:18:10.240
  • EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING GOOD.
  • 00:18:10.240 --> 00:18:12.170
  • MAYBE GOD HAS BLESSED YOU:
  • 00:18:12.170 --> 00:18:13.220
  • A FAMILY, A JOB, HEALTH.
  • 00:18:13.220 --> 00:18:16.130
  • YOU'VE SEEN HIS FAVOR. BUT YOU
  • 00:18:16.130 --> 00:18:17.170
  • KNOW THERE ARE GREATER LEVELS
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:19.230
  • IN FRONT OF YOU. IT'S EASY TO
  • 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:21.070
  • THINK, "JOEL, I'M HAPPY. I HAVE
  • 00:18:21.070 --> 00:18:23.270
  • NO COMPLAINTS. GOD HAS BEEN
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:25.000
  • GOOD TO ME."
  • 00:18:25.000 --> 00:18:26.140
  • BUT I'VE LEARNED THAT GOOD IS
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:27.150
  • THE ENEMY OF GREAT. YOU MAY BE
  • 00:18:27.150 --> 00:18:30.150
  • DOING GOOD. YOU'RE USING YOUR
  • 00:18:30.150 --> 00:18:31.280
  • GIFTS BUT DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:33.200
  • YOU HAVE MORE IN YOU.
  • 00:18:33.200 --> 00:18:35.250
  • DON'T LET GOOD BE AN EXCUSE
  • 00:18:35.250 --> 00:18:37.260
  • TO KEEP YOU FROM GOD'S BEST.
  • 00:18:37.260 --> 00:18:39.260
  • STIR UP YOUR GREATNESS.
  • 00:18:39.260 --> 00:18:41.140
  • STRETCH INTO A NEW LEVEL. THIS
  • 00:18:41.140 --> 00:18:43.030
  • IS WHERE THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:44.130
  • MISSED IT. GOD BROUGHT THEM OUT
  • 00:18:44.130 --> 00:18:46.050
  • OF SLAVERY. THEY WERE HEADED
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:48.030
  • TOWARD THE PROMISED LAND;
  • 00:18:48.030 --> 00:18:49.180
  • A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.200
  • HONEY. THE SPIES CAME BACK AND
  • 00:18:51.200 --> 00:18:53.260
  • SAID, "MOSES, WE HAVE NEVER
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:54.290
  • SEEN SUCH A MAGNIFICENT LAND SO
  • 00:18:54.290 --> 00:18:57.160
  • BEAUTIFUL, LUSCIOUS, GREEN."
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:18:59.270
  • THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WERE
  • 00:18:59.270 --> 00:19:01.230
  • LIKE NOTHING THEY HAD
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:02.210
  • EXPERIENCED. IT TOOK TWO PEOPLE
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:04.160
  • TO CARRY THE BUSHELS OF GRAPES,
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:06.120
  • THEY WERE SO BIG.
  • 00:19:06.120 --> 00:19:08.210
  • THAT'S THE VISION GOD HAD IN
  • 00:19:08.210 --> 00:19:10.010
  • FRONT OF THEM. THAT WAS THE 'A'.
  • 00:19:10.010 --> 00:19:12.150
  • BUT IN THE WILDERNESS THEY SAW
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:13.290
  • GOD'S GOODNESS. THEY SAW GOD
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:15.100
  • PART THE RED SEA, BRING WATER
  • 00:19:15.100 --> 00:19:17.120
  • OUT OF A ROCK, RAIN DOWN MANNA
  • 00:19:17.120 --> 00:19:20.050
  • FROM HEAVEN. BUT DO YOU KNOW
  • 00:19:20.050 --> 00:19:21.190
  • THAT WAS ALL ONLY TEMPORARY
  • 00:19:21.190 --> 00:19:23.000
  • PROVISION?
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:24.170
  • THAT WAS ONLY THE 'C'.
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:27.120
  • THE MISTAKE THEY MADE IS WHEN
  • 00:19:27.120 --> 00:19:28.160
  • THEY CAME TO THE PROMISED LAND
  • 00:19:28.160 --> 00:19:29.230
  • THERE WERE PEOPLE LIVING ON IT.
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:32.070
  • ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS FIGHT FOR
  • 00:19:32.070 --> 00:19:33.200
  • THE LAND AND GOD PROMISED THEM
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:35.050
  • THE VICTORY. THE PROBLEM IS
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:37.160
  • THAT GROUP WAS NOT WILLING TO
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:39.050
  • FIGHT. THEY THOUGHT, "IT'S NOT
  • 00:19:39.050 --> 00:19:41.210
  • WORTH IT. IT'S TOO MUCH
  • 00:19:41.210 --> 00:19:43.030
  • TROUBLE. BESIDES, THOSE PEOPLE
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:44.130
  • ARE BIGGER THAN US ANYWAY."
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:46.090
  • I BELIEVE ONE REASON THEY
  • 00:19:46.090 --> 00:19:48.100
  • SETTLED FOR THE 'C' SO EASILY
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:50.170
  • IS BECAUSE THEY HAD SEEN GOD'S
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.150
  • FAVOR IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:19:52.150 --> 00:19:54.160
  • THEY THOUGHT, "IT'S NOT SO BAD
  • 00:19:54.160 --> 00:19:55.280
  • OUT HERE. GOD TAKES CARE OF US.
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:58.250
  • HE FEEDS US. HE CLOTHES US.
  • 00:19:58.250 --> 00:19:59.260
  • IT'S GOOD ENOUGH."
  • 00:19:59.260 --> 00:20:01.210
  • THEY WERE TOO EASILY SATISFIED.
  • 00:20:01.210 --> 00:20:04.040
  • THEY DIDN'T REALIZE EVERYTHING
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:05.240
  • GOD HAD DONE UP TO THAT POINT
  • 00:20:05.240 --> 00:20:07.130
  • WAS ONLY TEMPORARY PROVISION.
  • 00:20:07.130 --> 00:20:09.240
  • IT WAS TO TAKE THEM IN TO THEIR
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.100
  • LAND OF ABUNDANCE. MOST OF YOU
  • 00:20:11.100 --> 00:20:13.120
  • CAN SAY LIKE ME YOU'VE SEEN GOD
  • 00:20:13.120 --> 00:20:15.120
  • BE GOOD TO YOU. GOD HAS BLESSED
  • 00:20:15.120 --> 00:20:17.050
  • YOU WITH HEALTH, A FAMILY,
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:19.030
  • A JOB. HE HAS OPENED DOORS THAT
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:20.290
  • SHOULD NOT HAVE OPENED.
  • 00:20:20.290 --> 00:20:22.180
  • HE HAS SHOWN YOU FAVOR,
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:23.260
  • PROTECTED YOU.
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:24.290
  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT WAS ONLY
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:26.190
  • TEMPORARY PROVISION?
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:28.220
  • YOU HAVE NOT MADE IT INTO YOUR
  • 00:20:28.220 --> 00:20:29.180
  • PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.250
  • GOD IS TAKING YOU SOMEWHERE
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:33.090
  • GREATER THAN YOU'VE EVER
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:34.110
  • IMAGINED. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:34.110 --> 00:20:36.190
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS "NO EYE HAS
  • 00:20:36.190 --> 00:20:38.010
  • SEEN, NO EAR HAS HEARD, NO MIND
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:40.120
  • HAS IMAGINED THE AMAZING THINGS
  • 00:20:40.120 --> 00:20:43.050
  • GOD HAS IN STORE FOR THOSE WHO
  • 00:20:43.050 --> 00:20:44.180
  • LOVE THE LORD." (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:46.230
  • NOW DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE THEY
  • 00:20:46.230 --> 00:20:48.040
  • DID AND BUILD A HOUSE WHERE YOU
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:50.070
  • SHOULD BE PITCHING A TENT.
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:52.230
  • DON'T LET YOUR TEMPORARY
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:54.210
  • PROVISION BECOME PERMANENT.
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:56.160
  • YES, GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO YOU
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:57.280
  • BUT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:20:59.090
  • YET. WHAT GOD HAS IN YOUR
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:00.250
  • FUTURE WILL SUPERSEDE WHAT
  • 00:21:00.250 --> 00:21:02.130
  • YOU'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:04.060 --> 00:21:05.140
  • THANK GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS.
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:06.200
  • BE GRATEFUL FOR THE RED SEAS
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:07.290
  • THAT PART.
  • 00:21:07.290 --> 00:21:09.210
  • THANK HIM FOR THE PROTECTION,
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:10.280
  • THE PROVISION, THE FAVOR.
  • 00:21:10.280 --> 00:21:12.220
  • BUT IF IT'S NOT MORE THAN YOU
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:15.060
  • CAN ASK OR THINK BE BOLD ENOUGH
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:17.160
  • TO PICK UP YOUR STAKES AND SAY,
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.000
  • "GOD, THIS IS ALL GREAT. YOU'VE
  • 00:21:20.000 --> 00:21:20.260
  • BEEN AWESOME IN MY LIFE AND I
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:22.030
  • THANK YOU FOR IT. BUT GOD, I
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:23.070
  • BELIEVE THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY
  • 00:21:23.070 --> 00:21:25.180
  • PROVISION. WHERE YOU'RE TAKING
  • 00:21:25.180 --> 00:21:26.260
  • ME IS TO A LAND OF ABUNDANCE,
  • 00:21:26.260 --> 00:21:29.200
  • A PLACE LIKE I'VE NEVER
  • 00:21:29.200 --> 00:21:30.180
  • EXPERIENCED BEFORE."
  • 00:21:30.180 --> 00:21:32.040
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:33.080
  • THAT'S NOT BEING SELFISH.
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:34.070
  • THAT'S RELEASING YOUR FAITH FOR
  • 00:21:34.070 --> 00:21:35.160
  • THE FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:37.250
  • AFTER ALL, GOD SAID, "I WILL
  • 00:21:37.250 --> 00:21:39.250
  • GIVE YOU HOUSES THAT YOU
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:41.070
  • DIDN'T HAVE TO BUILD. YOU WILL
  • 00:21:41.070 --> 00:21:42.260
  • REAP FROM VINEYARDS THAT YOU
  • 00:21:42.260 --> 00:21:44.030
  • DID NOT PLANT."
  • 00:21:44.030 --> 00:21:45.260
  • ONE VERSION SAYS, "MAY THE GOD
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:47.010
  • OF YOUR FATHERS MAKE YOU A
  • 00:21:47.010 --> 00:21:48.120
  • THOUSAND TIMES MORE THAN YOU
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:49.200
  • ARE."
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:51.120
  • I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I
  • 00:21:51.120 --> 00:21:52.010
  • CAN'T SETTLE HERE. I'VE GOT TO
  • 00:21:52.010 --> 00:21:53.050
  • PULL UP MY STAKES. GOD HAS A
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:54.130
  • THOUSAND TIMES MORE:
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:56.150
  • MORE JOY, MORE PEACE, MORE
  • 00:21:56.150 --> 00:21:58.250
  • INFLUENCE, MORE WISDOM, MORE
  • 00:21:58.250 --> 00:22:00.080
  • IDEAS, MORE CREATIVITY, MORE
  • 00:22:00.080 --> 00:22:02.100
  • GOOD BREAKS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:02.280 --> 00:22:05.280
  • LET'S TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF
  • 00:22:05.280 --> 00:22:06.160
  • GOD. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:06.160 --> 00:22:09.000
  • ALL RIGHT. LET ME FINISH.
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.010
  • LET'S TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF
  • 00:22:11.010 --> 00:22:11.270
  • GOD.
  • 00:22:11.270 --> 00:22:14.020
  • WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:22:14.020 --> 00:22:14.220
  • THE LORD IN 1999 AND I STEPPED
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:16.140
  • UP TO PASTOR THE CHURCH, ONE OF
  • 00:22:16.140 --> 00:22:18.140
  • OUR GOALS WAS IF WE COULD JUST
  • 00:22:18.140 --> 00:22:20.120
  • MAINTAIN WHAT MY PARENTS HAD
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:21.270
  • BUILT, WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:23.000
  • DOING GOOD.
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:25.020
  • BUT GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR LIFE IS
  • 00:22:25.020 --> 00:22:26.100
  • MUCH BIGGER THAN OUR OWN.
  • 00:22:26.100 --> 00:22:28.230
  • GOD DOESN'T WANT US TO GET STUCK
  • 00:22:28.230 --> 00:22:29.290
  • AT ONE LEVEL. HE IS A GOD OF
  • 00:22:29.290 --> 00:22:31.120
  • INCREASE. WE DIDN'T MAINTAIN.
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:33.200
  • THE CHURCH BEGAN TO GROW.
  • 00:22:33.200 --> 00:22:35.200
  • BEFORE LONG, THAT 8.000 SEAT
  • 00:22:35.200 --> 00:22:37.010
  • SANCTUARY, IT WAS FILLED TO THE
  • 00:22:37.010 --> 00:22:38.260
  • BRIM. WE NEEDED MORE ROOM.
  • 00:22:38.260 --> 00:22:40.220
  • AFTER ABOUT NINE MONTHS WE HAD
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:42.000
  • TO ADD A SECOND SUNDAY MORNING
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:43.210
  • SERVICE. A FEW MONTHS LATER A
  • 00:22:43.210 --> 00:22:45.050
  • SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE. LATER,
  • 00:22:45.050 --> 00:22:46.140
  • EVEN ANOTHER SERVICE. I WAS SO
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:48.000
  • AMAZED.
  • 00:22:48.000 --> 00:22:49.220
  • I THOUGHT FOR SURE THAT WAS OUR
  • 00:22:49.220 --> 00:22:50.130
  • PROMISED LAND, SEEING THAT OTHER
  • 00:22:50.130 --> 00:22:52.170
  • BUILDING FILLED THREE OR FOUR
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:54.030
  • TIMES A WEEK.
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:55.250
  • BUT LOOKING BACK NOW I REALIZE
  • 00:22:55.250 --> 00:22:56.250
  • THAT WAS ONLY TEMPORARY
  • 00:22:56.250 --> 00:22:58.220
  • PROVISION. THAT WAS GOD JUST
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:00.200
  • SUSTAINING US WHILE WE WERE ON
  • 00:23:00.200 --> 00:23:02.210
  • THE WAY TO WHERE HE WAS REALLY
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:04.220
  • TAKING US. ONE DAY GOD OPENED
  • 00:23:04.220 --> 00:23:06.070
  • UP THE DOORS TO THIS PLACE, THE
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:07.230
  • FORMER COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:23:07.230 --> 00:23:09.180
  • HE PARTED SOME RED SEAS AND GOD
  • 00:23:09.180 --> 00:23:10.260
  • GAVE US A BUILDING THAT WAS
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:12.150
  • ALREADY BUILT. THAT OTHER
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:13.230
  • LOCATION, IT DIDN'T HAVE ANY
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:15.070
  • DRIVE BY TRAFFIC. YOU HAD TO
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:16.220
  • WANT TO GO OUT THERE TO CHURCH.
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:17.290
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:23:17.290 --> 00:23:19.240
  • BUT THIS NEW PLACE, IT'S ON THE
  • 00:23:19.240 --> 00:23:20.190
  • SECOND BUSIEST FREEWAY IN THE
  • 00:23:20.190 --> 00:23:21.160
  • NATION.
  • 00:23:21.160 --> 00:23:23.080
  • FRIENDS, GOD HAS HOUSES THAT YOU
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:24.100
  • DIDN'T HAVE TO BUILD. HE HAS
  • 00:23:24.100 --> 00:23:25.180
  • VINEYARDS THAT YOU DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:23:25.180 --> 00:23:26.220
  • TO PLANT. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:26.220 --> 00:23:28.170
  • YOU MAY BE BLESSED TODAY.
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:30.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:30.110 --> 00:23:32.090
  • GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:33.030
  • BUT WHAT'S IN YOUR FUTURE IS
  • 00:23:33.030 --> 00:23:34.080
  • EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE
  • 00:23:34.080 --> 00:23:36.160
  • AND BEYOND. DON'T YOU DARE
  • 00:23:36.160 --> 00:23:37.290
  • SETTLE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:23:37.290 --> 00:23:39.260
  • GOD'S PROMISED LAND FOR YOUR
  • 00:23:39.260 --> 00:23:41.100
  • LIFE IS GREATER THAN ANYTHING
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:42.190
  • THAT YOU'VE IMAGINED.
  • 00:23:42.190 --> 00:23:44.230
  • NOW DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THE
  • 00:23:44.230 --> 00:23:46.010
  • TWO VOICES, THE TWO PEOPLE START
  • 00:23:46.010 --> 00:23:47.250
  • TALKING TO YOU.
  • 00:23:47.250 --> 00:23:49.090
  • ONE WANTS YOU TO SETTLE.
  • 00:23:49.090 --> 00:23:50.220
  • IT WILL TELL YOU, "THIS IS NOT
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:52.030
  • FOR YOU TODAY. YOU'VE REACHED
  • 00:23:52.030 --> 00:23:53.080
  • YOUR LIMITS. YOU'VE MADE TOO
  • 00:23:53.080 --> 00:23:54.210
  • MANY MISTAKES. YOU NEVER GET
  • 00:23:54.210 --> 00:23:55.290
  • ANY GOOD BREAKS."
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:57.200
  • THE OTHER WILL TELL YOU, "THIS
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:59.010
  • IS FOR YOU TODAY. MAKE ROOM FOR
  • 00:23:59.010 --> 00:24:00.220
  • GOD TO DO SOMETHING NEW,
  • 00:24:00.220 --> 00:24:02.060
  • SOMETHING BIG, SOMETHING OUT OF
  • 00:24:02.060 --> 00:24:03.110
  • THE ORDINARY."
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:04.270
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET THAT VOICE
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:05.240
  • TAKE ROOT? (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:07.260
  • WHEN JOSHUA WAS LEADING THE
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:08.230
  • PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, GOD SAID,
  • 00:24:08.230 --> 00:24:10.140
  • "JOSHUA, YOU HAVE NOT PASSED
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:11.180
  • THIS WAY BEFORE."
  • 00:24:11.180 --> 00:24:14.010
  • GOD IS SAYING THE SAME THING TO
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.090
  • US. SOMETHING OUT OF THE
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:16.200
  • ORDINARY IS COMING YOUR WAY:
  • 00:24:16.200 --> 00:24:19.090
  • NEW LEVELS OF FAVOR,
  • 00:24:19.090 --> 00:24:20.280
  • UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:24:20.280 --> 00:24:23.080
  • DIVINE CONNECTIONS.
  • 00:24:23.080 --> 00:24:25.010
  • GOD HAS 'A' S IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:24:25.010 --> 00:24:27.080
  • PEOPLE ALREADY LINED UP TO BE
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:28.280
  • GOOD TO YOU. WHAT MAKES THEM AN
  • 00:24:28.280 --> 00:24:30.110
  • 'A' IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIND
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:31.220
  • THEM. THEY'LL COME FIND YOU.
  • 00:24:31.220 --> 00:24:34.030
  • WHEN YOU HONOR GOD, HIS
  • 00:24:34.030 --> 00:24:35.080
  • BLESSINGS WILL CHASE YOU DOWN.
  • 00:24:35.080 --> 00:24:36.270
  • YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO OUTRUN THE
  • 00:24:36.270 --> 00:24:38.080
  • GOOD THINGS OF GOD. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:38.080 --> 00:24:40.280
  • MY CHALLENGE TODAY; DON'T
  • 00:24:40.280 --> 00:24:42.050
  • SETTLE WHERE YOU ARE: IN YOUR
  • 00:24:42.050 --> 00:24:43.150
  • HEALTH, YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, YOUR
  • 00:24:43.150 --> 00:24:45.210
  • CAREER, YOUR WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:24:45.210 --> 00:24:48.060
  • KEEP STRETCHING. KEEP GROWING.
  • 00:24:48.060 --> 00:24:50.010
  • KEEP BELIEVING. KEEP DREAMING.
  • 00:24:50.010 --> 00:24:51.080
  • DON'T LET GOOD ENOUGH BE GOOD
  • 00:24:51.080 --> 00:24:52.180
  • ENOUGH. BE DETERMINED TO BECOME
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:54.090
  • EVERYTHING GOD CREATED YOU TO
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:55.280
  • BE.
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:57.090
  • AND SOME OF YOU HAVE DWELT ON
  • 00:24:57.090 --> 00:24:58.090
  • THAT SAME MOUNTAIN LONG ENOUGH.
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:25:00.050
  • IT'S TIME TO PULL UP YOUR
  • 00:25:00.050 --> 00:25:01.090
  • STAKES. PACK UP YOUR
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:02.080
  • BELONGINGS. START MOVING
  • 00:25:02.080 --> 00:25:04.150
  • FORWARD. ENLARGE YOUR VISION.
  • 00:25:04.150 --> 00:25:05.150
  • MAKE ROOM IN YOUR THINKING FOR
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.210
  • THE NEW THING GOD WANTS TO DO.
  • 00:25:07.210 --> 00:25:10.000
  • DON'T LET YOUR TEMPORARY
  • 00:25:10.000 --> 00:25:11.100
  • PROVISION BECOME PERMANENT.
  • 00:25:11.100 --> 00:25:13.100
  • IF YOU'LL LEARN THIS PRINCIPLE
  • 00:25:13.100 --> 00:25:14.160
  • OF STRETCHING AND NOT SETTLING,
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:17.130
  • THEN YOU WILL SEE THE FULLNESS
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:18.200
  • OF WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE.
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:20.070
  • I BELIEVE YOU WILL OVERCOME
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:21.250
  • OBSTACLES, ACCOMPLISH DREAMS,
  • 00:25:21.250 --> 00:25:23.250
  • NOT LIKE ABRAHAM'S FATHER BUT
  • 00:25:23.250 --> 00:25:25.120
  • LIKE JOSHUA, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:25:25.120 --> 00:25:26.230
  • MAKE IT ALL THE WAY IN TO YOUR
  • 00:25:26.230 --> 00:25:28.260
  • PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:25:28.260 --> 00:25:30.090
  • I DECLARE IT IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:32.040
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:25:32.040 --> 00:25:33.040
  • "AMEN?" (AMEN.)
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:34.260
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:34.260 --> 00:25:36.150
  • WELL, WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE
  • 00:25:36.150 --> 00:25:37.040
  • OUR BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU
  • 00:25:37.040 --> 00:25:38.070
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:38.070 --> 00:25:39.070
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:39.070 --> 00:25:41.100
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:41.100 --> 00:25:42.260
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:44.070
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:44.070 --> 00:25:46.150
  • COME IN TO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:46.200 --> 00:25:49.200
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:52.170
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE PRAYER
  • 00:25:52.170 --> 00:25:53.150
  • WE BELIEVE YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:53.150 --> 00:25:55.060
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
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  • CHURCH.
  • 00:25:56.040 --> 00:25:57.090
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:57.090 --> 00:25:58.150
  • HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
  • 00:25:58.150 --> 00:25:59.170
  • .
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:02.220
  • > CHUCK PRYOR: THERE IS NO
  • 00:26:02.220 --> 00:26:03.100
  • DREAM, NO PRAYER, AND NO
  • 00:26:03.100 --> 00:26:04.230
  • HOPE IN YOUR HEART THAT'S
  • 00:26:04.230 --> 00:26:06.100
  • TOO BIG FOR GOD.
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  • GOD WILL MAKE 2020 YOUR
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  • BEST YEAR YET AS YOU BELIEVE
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  • HIM FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:13.200
  • "BELIEVE BIG, RECEIVE BIG"
  • 00:26:13.200 --> 00:26:15.240
  • IS PASTOR JOEL'S BRAND NEW
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  • DAILY JOURNAL RECORDED BY
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  • PASTOR JOEL HIMSELF.
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  • > VICTORIA: WHEN YOU START
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  • YOUR DAY OFF MAKING
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  • DECLARATIONS OF FAITH OVER
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  • YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CHILDREN,
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  • YOUR FINANCES, YOU'RE SETTING
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  • THE TONE FOR A BLESSED,
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  • VICTORIOUS DAY.
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  • AS YOU DECLARE THESE PROMISES,
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  • YOU'LL SEE GOD'S FAVOR IN
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  • > JOEL: WE'VE WRITTEN A DAILY
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  • OPEN THAT YOU COULDN'T OPEN.
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  • OBSTACLES THAT LOOK PERMANENT
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