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My Maker Is My Mirror: The Pressure to Perform Part 2

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November 17, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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My Maker Is My Mirror: The Pressure to Perform Part 2

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  • - So, while we're busy
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  • posting to each other,
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  • our results to prove
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  • to on another what we're worth,
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  • our purpose is dying
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  • in the place
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  • of our insecurity.
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  • And sometimes the pressure
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  • that we feel to be special
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  • does not come from God.
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  • It comes from culture
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  • who tells you that
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  • you've got to be so special,
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  • so different, so unique,
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  • so set apart,
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  • but you already are.
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  • You already are.
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  • - It's such a weird world
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  • we live in, isn't it?
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  • I mean, I'm so scared
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  • for my kids.
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  • Honestly, I don't even know
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  • what to tell 'em about
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  • growing up in a time where
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  • we've always had the pressure,
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  • but now the performance.
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  • Now everybody gets to
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  • experience performance anxiety
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  • because we all perform our lives
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  • for one another all the time,
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  • just constantly.
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  • I mean, if you cook
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  • a good meal for your family,
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  • it does not count
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  • unless you make
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  • an Instagram story
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  • out of the meal.
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  • This is a very common thing
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  • to preach about.
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  • It is common because
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  • it's killing us.
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  • Jesus said if I go to Judea
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  • for the wrong reasons
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  • and if I show up
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  • with the wrong motives
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  • and if I live my life
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  • to perform for others
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  • rather than to glorify
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  • my Father, it'll kill Me.
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  • The religious leaders
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  • were waiting to
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  • literally kill Jesus.
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  • But I wonder what are the things
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  • that are killing you?
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  • It says that He purposely
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  • stayed away from Judea.
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  • What do you need to purposely
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  • stay away from in this season
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  • of your life?
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  • What do you need to purposely
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  • stop thinking about
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  • in this season of your life?
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  • Who do you need to purposely
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  • stop comparing yourself
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  • to in this season of your life?
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  • I was doing squats
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  • the other day and Chunks,
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  • Chunks was watching me
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  • do these squats,
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  • and I was doing them.
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  • Deep, deep squats.
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  • I only do leg day
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  • once every six weeks,
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  • so I've got to make it count
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  • when I do it,
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  • and I don't know if I can do it
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  • in these jeans.
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  • I should have tested this.
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  • I hadn't done this
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  • illustration yet,
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  • but I mean,
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  • I was down deep on the squat.
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  • Now, Buck wasn't there that day.
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  • Chunks was there,
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  • and Chunks was spotting me,
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  • and he said,
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  • what are you doing?
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  • And I said I'm doing
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  • my squats like Buck,
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  • but he said something
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  • so important.
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  • He said,
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  • don't do them like Buck.
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  • Buck is built
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  • You're going to break your back
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  • trying to be like Buck.
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  • And I wonder how we look
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  • you are going to
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  • snap your hamstring.
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  • You are going to pop your quads
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  • trying to be Buck.
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  • Trying to, trying to.
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  • I went on Instagram
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  • the other day,
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  • and I saw Kevin Hart,
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  • and I felt like a failure
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  • in my whole life.
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  • I felt like what am I doing
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  • with my whole life?
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  • What is the point
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  • of my existence?
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  • Within 15 seconds
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  • here I am with a burden on me
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  • that I wasn't built for
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  • by comparing myself to someone
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  • with a different calling,
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  • and please don't judge me
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  • while I am in this
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  • vulnerable position
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  • because the truth of the matter
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  • is some of you are hurting
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  • in ways that you don't have
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  • to hurt because
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  • you are putting yourself
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  • in a position
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  • that you were not
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  • built to live in.
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  • Jesus said I'm not
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  • going to Judea
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  • because you want me
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  • to go to Judea.
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  • I don't have to post it
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  • to prove it.
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  • I don't have to turn stones
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  • into bread to show that
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  • I'm the Son of God.
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  • I live out of purpose
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  • not for popularity.
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  • I live out a purpose
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  • not for the praises of man,
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  • but for the praise
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  • that can only come from God,
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  • and I wonder if there is
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  • somebody today who is content
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  • to stay in Galilee
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  • to know that it is my season
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  • to be obedient,
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  • and that's all I have to do.
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  • All I have to do is be obedient
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  • in this season of my life,
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  • and Jesus said, y'all go,
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  • I'm not going, not now.
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  • Y'all go.
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  • I'm gonna stay.
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  • I'm purposely staying away
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  • 'cause if I go here
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  • to impress people with
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  • that motive, it'll kill me,
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  • and trying to impress people
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  • and trying to measure up
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  • to arbitrary standards
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  • that are changing so fast;
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  • it'll kill your contentment,
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  • it'll kill your joy,
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  • it'll kill your marriage,
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  • it'll kill your ministry,
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  • it'll kill your family.
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  • Now, even Jesus couldn't
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  • please everybody,
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  • and He was sinless and spotless.
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  • Jesus Christ the Son of God
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  • couldn't please everybody,
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  • and we expect that we can.
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  • Even Jesus had to say
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  • y'all are my family.
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  • I love you,
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  • but it's not for me.
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  • And just those words,
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  • 'it's not for me.'
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  • You ought to go down there
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  • to Judea and show them
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  • what you're made of.
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  • 'Cause I think they were
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  • under pressure too.
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  • Honestly, I think
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  • probably it was a lot
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  • of pressure to be
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  • a sibling of Jesus,
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  • and you're bringing home
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  • season chemistry,
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  • and He's turning water
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  • into wine like affecting
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  • molecular structures
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  • in real time.
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  • A lot of pressure.
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  • You've got that weird brother.
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  • You know, the one who stays
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  • at the temple teaching people
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  • at age 12.
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  • It's a pressure to feel special,
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  • and sometimes the pressure
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  • that we feel to be special
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  • does not come from God.
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  • It comes from culture
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  • who tells you that
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  • you've got to so special,
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  • so different, so unique,
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  • so set apart,
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  • but you already are.
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  • You already are.
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  • You already are.
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  • I already am set apart.
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  • Jesus, if you go down to Judea,
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  • You could really - -
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  • You could show them who you are.
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  • You could show them who you are.
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  • I don't need to show them.
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  • I know.
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  • When you live out of that place,
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  • it affects you to be able
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  • to do it for purpose
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  • and not for proof because,
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  • really, who are you trying
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  • to prove it to?
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  • I mean, whoever you're trying
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  • to prove something to
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  • isn't paying attention
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  • because they're trying
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  • to prove it to somebody
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  • who's not paying attention,
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  • and they're proving it
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  • to somebody
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  • who's not paying attention,
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  • and so while we're busy
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  • posting to each other our
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  • results to prove to one
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  • another what we're worth,
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  • our purpose is dying in
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  • the place of our insecurity.
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  • When you know it's real,
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  • when you know it's authentic,
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  • it enables you to do it
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  • from a place of purpose.
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  • I'm going to Judea.
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  • I'm going to go.
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  • I'm just not going to go
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  • because you pushed me into it.
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  • Be careful what you let people
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  • or cultural norms push you into.
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  • You'll never be
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  • pushed into purpose.
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  • You will be pulled from within.
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  • If it's pushing,
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  • it's not purpose.
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  • God does not drive.
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  • He leads.
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  • They are very different.
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  • Jesus said I'm going when
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  • it's time for me to go.
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  • I'm not going for clout.
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  • I'm going for Kairos.
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  • That's the Greek word that
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  • means the timing of God.
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  • In Greek philosophy,
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  • fate determined timing.
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  • In kingdom philosophy,
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  • God determines timing.
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  • It means I'm where I need
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  • to be right now,
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  • and I'm good in Galilee.
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  • I'm good in Galilee.
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  • I'm good if nobody knows
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  • my name.
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  • I'm good being anonymous.
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  • I was listening to a podcast
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  • the other day
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  • with a former First Lady
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  • of the United States,
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  • and she said,
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  • the number one sacrifice
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  • that she gave to serve
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  • the country was the loss
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  • of anonymity.
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  • Now, isn't it crazy that
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  • everybody else is trying
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  • to climb out of the thing
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:30.080
  • that she wishes
  • 00:09:30.080 --> 00:09:30.280
  • she could have back?
  • 00:09:30.280 --> 00:09:33.160
  • And now, we've got
  • 00:09:33.160 --> 00:09:34.030
  • a whole generation
  • 00:09:34.030 --> 00:09:35.170
  • that's just trying
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  • to be a public figure.
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  • I went on somebody's
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  • Instagram account
  • 00:09:38.210 --> 00:09:39.240
  • the other day.
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  • They had 70 followers,
  • 00:09:40.150 --> 00:09:42.090
  • and it said public figure
  • 00:09:42.090 --> 00:09:43.150
  • under the name.
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  • Why do you need a label so bad?
  • 00:09:45.080 --> 00:09:48.080
  • Why do you so badly need
  • 00:09:48.080 --> 00:09:50.020
  • to be perceived by others?
  • 00:09:50.020 --> 00:09:51.230
  • It's the pressure to be special.
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:54.090
  • It's the pressure
  • 00:09:54.090 --> 00:09:55.120
  • to be important,
  • 00:09:55.120 --> 00:09:56.200
  • but when you belong to God
  • 00:09:56.200 --> 00:09:58.110
  • and you are living on assignment
  • 00:09:58.110 --> 00:09:59.290
  • and you know you're anointing
  • 00:09:59.290 --> 00:10:01.110
  • and you know your gift,
  • 00:10:01.110 --> 00:10:02.220
  • it takes the pressure off
  • 00:10:02.220 --> 00:10:04.070
  • 'cause I'm good in Galilee.
  • 00:10:04.070 --> 00:10:06.290
  • I'll walk on water in Galilee.
  • 00:10:06.290 --> 00:10:09.050
  • I'll heal blind eyes in Galilee.
  • 00:10:09.050 --> 00:10:11.120
  • I'll teach in Galilee.
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:13.010
  • I'll pray in Galilee.
  • 00:10:13.010 --> 00:10:14.210
  • I'm good in Galilee.
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  • I see it even seep
  • 00:10:22.000 --> 00:10:23.230
  • into our ministry
  • 00:10:23.230 --> 00:10:26.140
  • in very subtle ways
  • 00:10:26.140 --> 00:10:29.120
  • when we sit down
  • 00:10:29.120 --> 00:10:30.010
  • to measure our ministry.
  • 00:10:30.010 --> 00:10:32.030
  • If I'm not careful,
  • 00:10:32.030 --> 00:10:33.140
  • I will become
  • 00:10:33.140 --> 00:10:34.060
  • so performance oriented
  • 00:10:34.060 --> 00:10:36.280
  • in the way I pastor this church
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:39.140
  • that I will get my priorities
  • 00:10:39.140 --> 00:10:41.010
  • more on the statistics
  • 00:10:41.010 --> 00:10:43.050
  • than the substance,
  • 00:10:46.290 --> 00:10:49.290
  • and I felt it happening
  • 00:10:49.290 --> 00:10:50.240
  • the other day because
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:51.270
  • we're looking at all of
  • 00:10:51.270 --> 00:10:52.240
  • these Instagram posts
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:54.020
  • that we put out,
  • 00:10:54.020 --> 00:10:54.200
  • and we use it all.
  • 00:10:54.200 --> 00:10:56.110
  • I promise you Jesus
  • 00:10:56.110 --> 00:10:57.100
  • would've had
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  • an Instagram account.
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  • It would've been
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  • the dopest Instagram account
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  • that you've ever seen
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  • in your life.
  • 00:11:01.290 --> 00:11:02.250
  • You would've swiped up
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  • and got healed.
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  • You wouldn't even have
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  • to click on anything after that.
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.280
  • It would've been - -
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:07.270
  • but swipe up
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  • and lose your leprosy.
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  • It would've been an
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  • amazing Instagram account,
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:13.280
  • but what I'm saying about
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:15.000
  • it is I was in this moment
  • 00:11:15.000 --> 00:11:16.190
  • where we were showing
  • 00:11:16.190 --> 00:11:17.180
  • how this post perform,
  • 00:11:17.180 --> 00:11:19.070
  • perform, perform, perform.
  • 00:11:19.070 --> 00:11:20.260
  • Now, for me,
  • 00:11:20.260 --> 00:11:21.150
  • that's a dangerous word
  • 00:11:21.150 --> 00:11:22.200
  • because I am performance
  • 00:11:22.200 --> 00:11:24.070
  • oriented by nature.
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  • I don't know why.
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:26.160
  • I would ask for your
  • 00:11:26.160 --> 00:11:27.210
  • prayers for that.
  • 00:11:27.210 --> 00:11:28.180
  • I sometimes feel like
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:30.000
  • I'm just showing up
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  • to regular conversations,
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  • and oh God,
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:32.190
  • I hope I say the right thing.
  • 00:11:32.190 --> 00:11:33.270
  • I had a friend who got
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:34.200
  • in trouble the other day,
  • 00:11:34.200 --> 00:11:36.020
  • and it took me a week
  • 00:11:36.020 --> 00:11:37.000
  • to call him not because
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:38.060
  • I didn't care about him,
  • 00:11:38.060 --> 00:11:39.040
  • but because I didn't think
  • 00:11:39.040 --> 00:11:40.060
  • I would have anything
  • 00:11:40.060 --> 00:11:41.080
  • valid to say.
  • 00:11:41.080 --> 00:11:42.090
  • So, rather than call him
  • 00:11:42.090 --> 00:11:43.080
  • and say what I had,
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:44.100
  • I waited and hurt him
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  • by not calling 'cause
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:46.130
  • I didn't think I'd have
  • 00:11:46.130 --> 00:11:47.040
  • something to say,
  • 00:11:47.040 --> 00:11:48.020
  • and when I finally called him,
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:49.110
  • I realized he didn't need
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.090
  • my performance.
  • 00:11:50.090 --> 00:11:51.150
  • He just needed my presence.
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:57.150
  • He didn't need me
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:11:58.040
  • to say anything.
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:01.200
  • He didn't need me
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:02.060
  • to say anything.
  • 00:12:02.070 --> 00:12:05.070
  • He just needed me
  • 00:12:05.070 --> 00:12:05.240
  • to be there.
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:09.280
  • And when you don't believe
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:10.210
  • that, it kills you.
  • 00:12:11.070 --> 00:12:14.070
  • Unbelief always leads
  • 00:12:14.070 --> 00:12:15.150
  • to performance.
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:16.140
  • They didn't believe in him.
  • 00:12:16.140 --> 00:12:18.170
  • They thought he was a fraud.
  • 00:12:18.170 --> 00:12:19.170
  • When you think you're a fraud
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:20.220
  • when you get unbelief
  • 00:12:20.220 --> 00:12:21.130
  • in your heart
  • 00:12:21.130 --> 00:12:22.000
  • when you go to those
  • 00:12:22.000 --> 00:12:22.190
  • places in your mind,
  • 00:12:23.160 --> 00:12:26.160
  • you kill yourself trying
  • 00:12:26.160 --> 00:12:29.120
  • to prove something.
  • 00:12:29.170 --> 00:12:32.170
  • You know, we're analyzing,
  • 00:12:33.130 --> 00:12:36.130
  • and you could look at it.
  • 00:12:36.200 --> 00:12:39.200
  • You can look at how many people
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:40.290
  • like this post
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:41.270
  • and here's a sermon clip
  • 00:12:41.270 --> 00:12:42.260
  • we put out,
  • 00:12:42.260 --> 00:12:44.010
  • and here's a song
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:45.250
  • that we put out,
  • 00:12:45.250 --> 00:12:46.210
  • and here's another sermon clip,
  • 00:12:46.210 --> 00:12:47.220
  • and this one performed
  • 00:12:47.220 --> 00:12:48.170
  • better that one,
  • 00:12:48.170 --> 00:12:49.290
  • and that's good to know.
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:51.000
  • I think you should
  • 00:12:51.000 --> 00:12:52.080
  • look at all of that.
  • 00:12:52.080 --> 00:12:52.280
  • I mean, I definitely
  • 00:12:52.280 --> 00:12:53.150
  • want the person who is managing
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:54.170
  • my retirement account
  • 00:12:54.170 --> 00:12:56.140
  • to look at the performance
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:57.130
  • of the retirement account.
  • 00:12:57.130 --> 00:12:58.110
  • I just don't want him
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:12:59.000
  • to pray about it.
  • 00:12:59.000 --> 00:12:59.260
  • Amen.
  • 00:12:59.260 --> 00:13:00.200
  • Oh, it's losing money,
  • 00:13:00.200 --> 00:13:01.130
  • but it's a great company.
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:02.130
  • We believe in their values.
  • 00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:03.160
  • No, I want to make some money.
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:04.200
  • But, with ministry,
  • 00:13:05.070 --> 00:13:08.070
  • you can't always measure that,
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:09.130
  • can you, and I don't really know
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:13.010
  • if the one that got
  • 00:13:13.010 --> 00:13:15.060
  • the most likes
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:17.170
  • was the one that God
  • 00:13:17.170 --> 00:13:18.120
  • used because who am I to say
  • 00:13:18.270 --> 00:13:21.270
  • that the one that didn't get
  • 00:13:21.270 --> 00:13:22.270
  • as many likes maybe
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:25.280
  • it came across somebody's feed
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:29.200
  • when their hand were shaking
  • 00:13:29.200 --> 00:13:30.240
  • too bad to click like
  • 00:13:30.240 --> 00:13:31.280
  • or to comment because
  • 00:13:31.280 --> 00:13:33.010
  • they had a bottle of pills
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.000
  • in their hand and something
  • 00:13:34.000 --> 00:13:35.130
  • that was spoken through
  • 00:13:35.130 --> 00:13:36.150
  • that screen just really
  • 00:13:36.150 --> 00:13:37.270
  • hit their situation,
  • 00:13:37.270 --> 00:13:39.130
  • and you can't measure that.
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:44.130
  • When you do it for
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:45.160
  • the wrong audience,
  • 00:13:45.190 --> 00:13:48.190
  • when people don't clap,
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:49.260
  • you quit.
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:53.230
  • When they don't say thank you
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:54.230
  • or when you get the feeling
  • 00:13:54.230 --> 00:13:55.190
  • they don't even appreciate me.
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:58.060
  • They don't even notice.
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:00.130
  • They wouldn't even miss me.
  • 00:14:00.130 --> 00:14:03.130
  • They don't even.
  • 00:14:03.130 --> 00:14:05.130
  • They don't even know
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:06.030
  • what I bring to this.
  • 00:14:06.030 --> 00:14:07.020
  • They don't really.
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:08.170
  • Jesus wasn't doing it
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:12.060
  • for the people,
  • 00:14:12.060 --> 00:14:14.100
  • and He certainly wasn't
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:15.000
  • doing it for their praise.
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:17.200
  • He was doing it for a purpose,
  • 00:14:18.060 --> 00:14:21.060
  • and the people were
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:21.240
  • not His audience.
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:24.000
  • And when the brothers said,
  • 00:14:24.000 --> 00:14:25.180
  • You need to do it
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:27.210
  • so they'll see.
  • 00:14:27.210 --> 00:14:29.230
  • You need to do it
  • 00:14:29.230 --> 00:14:30.140
  • so they'll know;
  • 00:14:30.140 --> 00:14:31.140
  • You need to do it to prove it.
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:33.130
  • Jesus said --
  • 00:14:33.130 --> 00:14:34.050
  • I believe 2000 --
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:35.120
  • 2019 version Jesus said,
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:38.010
  • "I don't have to post it
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:40.000
  • to prove it.
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:42.100
  • I don't have to do it
  • 00:14:42.100 --> 00:14:43.050
  • because they're clapping.
  • 00:14:43.050 --> 00:14:44.120
  • I do it because I'm called.
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:49.290
  • I'm not doing it for clout.
  • 00:14:49.290 --> 00:14:52.280
  • I'm doing it for calling.
  • 00:14:52.280 --> 00:14:55.160
  • I am not chasing their approval.
  • 00:14:55.260 --> 00:14:58.260
  • I am fulfilling My assignment."
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:01.230
  • Now, this message
  • 00:15:01.230 --> 00:15:03.050
  • is for our generation,
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:05.040
  • and I do not mean
  • 00:15:05.040 --> 00:15:06.010
  • people that are my age.
  • 00:15:06.010 --> 00:15:08.000
  • I mean the time that
  • 00:15:08.000 --> 00:15:09.020
  • we live in is consumed
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:11.110
  • and obsessed with
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:12.180
  • chasing clout, approval,
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:15.020
  • and publicity,
  • 00:15:15.020 --> 00:15:16.060
  • but some things
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:17.040
  • ought to stay private.
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:19.160
  • Some things that
  • 00:15:19.160 --> 00:15:20.070
  • God does in your life
  • 00:15:20.070 --> 00:15:21.280
  • are not for P.D.A.
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:24.240
  • Some things are not for
  • 00:15:24.240 --> 00:15:25.230
  • a public display of ability
  • 00:15:25.230 --> 00:15:28.150
  • or a public display
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:29.180
  • of affection.
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:30.220
  • You know, back in my day,
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.020
  • if you were making out
  • 00:15:32.020 --> 00:15:33.020
  • with somebody in public,
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:34.130
  • they would holler at you,
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:35.080
  • get a room,
  • 00:15:35.080 --> 00:15:36.150
  • and I heard Jesus say
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:37.140
  • when you pray,
  • 00:15:37.140 --> 00:15:39.120
  • don't do it out in public
  • 00:15:39.120 --> 00:15:41.180
  • like the pagans do
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:42.260
  • trying to impress somebody
  • 00:15:42.260 --> 00:15:44.070
  • or the pharisees do,
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:46.070
  • but get in a secret place.
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:48.150
  • Get in your closet.
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:50.100
  • Get a room where you get alone
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:52.180
  • with God and ask God
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:55.020
  • what am I called to do?
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:57.000
  • What am I called to be?
  • 00:15:57.000 --> 00:15:58.240
  • I can't take my queues
  • 00:15:58.240 --> 00:16:00.100
  • from culture or the crowd.
  • 00:16:00.100 --> 00:16:02.210
  • It's killing me.
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:03.270
  • God, what do you want
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:05.080
  • me to do in this season?
  • 00:16:05.080 --> 00:16:07.180
  • It's too much pressure
  • 00:16:07.180 --> 00:16:09.040
  • to please people.
  • 00:16:09.040 --> 00:16:10.190
  • God, I just want
  • 00:16:10.190 --> 00:16:11.190
  • I do it for You, God.
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.230
  • I show up for You,
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:21.200
  • I stay late for You.
  • 00:16:21.200 --> 00:16:23.190
  • I forgive for You.
  • 00:16:23.190 --> 00:16:25.080
  • I live for You.
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:26.210
  • I serve for You.
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:28.030
  • I breathe for You.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:29.140
  • I live for You.
  • 00:16:29.140 --> 00:16:30.260
  • I worship for You.
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:32.110
  • It's not for
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:32.290
  • an audience of them.
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:36.260
  • God is my audience.
  • 00:16:40.070 --> 00:16:43.070
  • And when God is your audience,
  • 00:16:43.090 --> 00:16:46.090
  • the opinions of people
  • 00:16:46.090 --> 00:16:48.240
  • are no longer your sustenance.
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:52.180
  • Don't turn stones into bread.
  • 00:16:56.090 --> 00:16:59.090
  • We so need this word
  • 00:16:59.090 --> 00:17:00.130
  • from the Lord because
  • 00:17:00.130 --> 00:17:01.130
  • we're sure not going to
  • 00:17:01.130 --> 00:17:02.100
  • get it from the world.
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:05.290
  • It's getting weirder
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:07.110
  • and weirder and weirder
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:10.010
  • how we're all performing
  • 00:17:10.010 --> 00:17:11.210
  • for each other all the time.
  • 00:17:12.080 --> 00:17:15.080
  • It's exhausting
  • 00:17:15.080 --> 00:17:17.030
  • and it sucks and it's worthless
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:19.260
  • and it doesn't matter
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:21.160
  • and God sent me today - -
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:24.110
  • watch this - -
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:26.070
  • with a word of sanity.
  • 00:17:27.170 --> 00:17:30.170
  • The crowd will kill you.
  • 00:17:30.200 --> 00:17:33.200
  • I love the phrase that he put.
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:35.020
  • John said, "There was widespread
  • 00:17:35.020 --> 00:17:37.100
  • whispering about," Jesus.
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:41.060
  • Everybody had a comment to make,
  • 00:17:41.060 --> 00:17:42.250
  • but nobody had the courage
  • 00:17:42.250 --> 00:17:44.010
  • to say it out loud to His face.
  • 00:17:44.010 --> 00:17:46.150
  • Everybody was whispering,
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:48.060
  • and this is the world
  • 00:17:48.060 --> 00:17:49.030
  • that we live in,
  • 00:17:49.030 --> 00:17:51.190
  • and when we give too much
  • 00:17:51.190 --> 00:17:53.220
  • weight to the whispers
  • 00:17:53.220 --> 00:17:55.080
  • of people an not enough
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  • weight to the word of God,
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  • it will kill us on the inside.
  • 00:18:04.070 --> 00:18:07.070
  • So, the imposter syndrome
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:12.140
  • was coined as a phrase
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:14.240
  • several decades ago
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  • in psychological terms,
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:19.080
  • but it's as old as Moses
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  • who stood up one day
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  • just to see a burning bush
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  • that wasn't consumed
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  • talking about who am I
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  • that I should go
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  • stand before pharaoh.
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  • No matter how many miracles
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  • God did through Moses,
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:34.020
  • he still had trouble believing
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  • that he was enough
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  • to lead the people.
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  • That's why he struck
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  • the rock instead
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  • of speaking to it.
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  • That's why he was still trying
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:43.010
  • to prove at the end
  • 00:18:43.010 --> 00:18:44.060
  • of his ministry
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  • I am something, I am somebody,
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:48.040
  • I can do it,
  • 00:18:48.040 --> 00:18:49.070
  • and now I'm spending too much
  • 00:18:49.070 --> 00:18:50.200
  • over here and now I'm spending
  • 00:18:50.200 --> 00:18:52.210
  • too much energy over here,
  • 00:18:52.210 --> 00:18:54.120
  • and now I'm becoming something
  • 00:18:54.120 --> 00:18:55.230
  • that I don't even like
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  • to prove it to who?
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  • To who?
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:03.120
  • Jesus said, "I'm going to Judea
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  • when it's right for Me,"
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:10.200
  • and God give us the clarity
  • 00:19:10.200 --> 00:19:13.040
  • to know what's right for us,
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:16.260
  • what we're built for
  • 00:19:16.260 --> 00:19:19.060
  • so we stop finding ourselves
  • 00:19:19.060 --> 00:19:21.040
  • in compromising positions
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:24.170
  • that do not even
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:25.110
  • fit our build.
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:27.280
  • God give us the wisdom to know
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  • when people are pushing us.
  • 00:19:30.200 --> 00:19:33.200
  • Just because it's normal
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:34.220
  • doesn't mean it's wise.
  • 00:19:34.220 --> 00:19:37.200
  • God give us the wisdom
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:38.270
  • to know our timing.
  • 00:19:38.270 --> 00:19:41.240
  • Give us the wisdom
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:42.170
  • to know when we need
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:43.150
  • to put something on a journal
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:45.110
  • and not on Facebook.
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:47.060
  • Give us the wisdom to know
  • 00:19:47.280 --> 00:19:50.280
  • when it's your voice.
  • 00:19:50.280 --> 00:19:53.270
  • Father, I thank you
  • 00:19:53.270 --> 00:19:54.220
  • for what you've spoken today,
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  • and I believe that I will
  • 00:19:56.140 --> 00:19:57.200
  • be hearing for a long time
  • 00:19:57.270 --> 00:20:00.270
  • how it was applied
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:02.100
  • in individual lives.
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:05.060
  • With everyone standing,
  • 00:20:05.060 --> 00:20:06.270
  • I want to pray a prayer
  • 00:20:06.270 --> 00:20:08.220
  • or a blessing over you today
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:11.150
  • that if you can receive it
  • 00:20:11.150 --> 00:20:12.160
  • with your spirit,
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:14.230
  • it will save you so much
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:17.030
  • pain and consternation
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:18.280
  • and agony to be able
  • 00:20:19.170 --> 00:20:22.170
  • to receive that.
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:25.180
  • You don't have to live
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  • on bread alone,
  • 00:20:26.090 --> 00:20:27.040
  • but every word that
  • 00:20:27.040 --> 00:20:28.030
  • proceeds from the mouth of God
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:31.010
  • and just to know in this moment
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:35.120
  • that it's okay
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:36.000
  • to stay in Galilee.
  • 00:20:37.110 --> 00:20:40.110
  • It's okay to operate
  • 00:20:40.110 --> 00:20:41.260
  • in your gift.
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:44.260
  • It's okay to do it the way
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:45.280
  • that you need to do it
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:48.010
  • and that proving stuff
  • 00:20:48.010 --> 00:20:49.030
  • to people never produced
  • 00:20:49.030 --> 00:20:50.150
  • the power of God.
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  • Never.
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:54.120
  • Even when Jesus
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:55.060
  • hung on the cross,
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:20:56.050
  • they were still trying
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:57.080
  • to get Him to prove it.
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:20:58.080
  • If you are the Son of God,
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:21:00.030
  • come down from that cross,
  • 00:21:00.030 --> 00:21:01.210
  • but He couldn't come down.
  • 00:21:01.210 --> 00:21:04.080
  • He wasn't up there
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:05.040
  • to prove it.
  • 00:21:05.040 --> 00:21:06.220
  • He was up there to do it
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:08.070
  • for you and for me to despise
  • 00:21:08.070 --> 00:21:11.000
  • the shame and to
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  • endure the cross.
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:19.070
  • The presence of the Lord
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:20.060
  • is here to remind you of
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:23.290
  • your righteousness
  • 00:21:23.290 --> 00:21:25.250
  • and to remind you that
  • 00:21:25.250 --> 00:21:28.140
  • you don't have to perform
  • 00:21:28.140 --> 00:21:29.270
  • a religious act
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:31.060
  • or a behavior modification
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:32.260
  • program to be accepted
  • 00:21:32.260 --> 00:21:35.050
  • by your Heavenly Father.
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:37.120
  • With your heads bowed
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:38.050
  • and your eyes closed,
  • 00:21:38.050 --> 00:21:39.290
  • there is somebody here
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:41.000
  • who has been feeling
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:41.290
  • like you're not enough,
  • 00:21:41.290 --> 00:21:43.020
  • and it has caused you
  • 00:21:43.020 --> 00:21:44.180
  • to enter into modes of
  • 00:21:44.180 --> 00:21:46.200
  • communication and methods
  • 00:21:46.200 --> 00:21:48.220
  • of life and paces of lifestyle
  • 00:21:48.220 --> 00:21:51.140
  • that do not even fit
  • 00:21:51.140 --> 00:21:52.210
  • your assignment
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:53.140
  • or your calling,
  • 00:21:53.140 --> 00:21:55.030
  • and there are some places
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:56.010
  • that you're going to
  • 00:21:56.010 --> 00:21:57.010
  • purposely need to stay away
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:21:58.170
  • from in the coming days.
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:01.120
  • Places in your mind,
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:03.040
  • and places in your imagination.
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:05.260
  • There are places that
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:06.190
  • you will need to stay away from
  • 00:22:06.190 --> 00:22:08.180
  • on purpose in order
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:10.120
  • to live in peace,
  • 00:22:10.120 --> 00:22:12.210
  • and you've been under a pressure
  • 00:22:12.210 --> 00:22:14.110
  • that did not come from God
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:16.130
  • to live up to something
  • 00:22:16.130 --> 00:22:17.270
  • that was not even originated
  • 00:22:17.270 --> 00:22:19.150
  • in His heart.
  • 00:22:19.150 --> 00:22:21.090
  • Today, I pray that
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:22.210
  • the peace of God
  • 00:22:22.210 --> 00:22:24.010
  • would be your portion
  • 00:22:24.010 --> 00:22:25.150
  • as you enter this next season
  • 00:22:25.150 --> 00:22:27.050
  • of your life,
  • 00:22:27.050 --> 00:22:28.050
  • and whatever you do,
  • 00:22:28.050 --> 00:22:29.230
  • you would not do it
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:30.180
  • for popularity or for praise,
  • 00:22:30.180 --> 00:22:33.100
  • but that you would do it
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:34.070
  • on purpose,
  • 00:22:34.070 --> 00:22:35.260
  • that you would do it
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:36.150
  • on purpose with
  • 00:22:36.150 --> 00:22:38.020
  • an intentionality like Jesus
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:40.020
  • had as He set His face
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  • toward the future with
  • 00:22:42.260 --> 00:22:44.000
  • destiny in His heart
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:45.280
  • praying even under pressure
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:47.140
  • in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:49.000
  • nevertheless
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:49.140
  • my will but Thine be done.
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:51.190
  • May God give you this spirit
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:53.140
  • of focus and determination
  • 00:22:53.140 --> 00:22:55.190
  • to raise your family
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  • and to run your race
  • 00:22:57.020 --> 00:22:58.180
  • and to live your life
  • 00:22:58.180 --> 00:23:00.110
  • and to ignore the whispers
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:03.120
  • to come out of unbelief.
  • 00:23:03.120 --> 00:23:06.110
  • Stop trying to prove it.
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:08.150
  • You don't have to prove it.
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.240
  • It's already spoken.
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:12.220
  • - Thank you so much
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  • for joining us today.
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  • Each week, we have such
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  • a short time together,
  • 00:23:18.170 --> 00:23:19.270
  • and I'd love to take
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  • this conversation beyond
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  • a single TV broadcast.
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  • If you want more of
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, to request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • And, we'll get those to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • But, there's another thing
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  • I wanna tell you about;
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  • did you know that we go live
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  • from our church,
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  • Elevation Church
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  • When you log on,
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  • you can worship with us,
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  • you'll get to hear a message,
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  • but even better than that,
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  • you can connect to
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world.
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  • We call it our "e-Fam",
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  • because it's like,
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  • our extended family.
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  • And it's our way to connect
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  • in an extended way,
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  • with those of you
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  • who love this ministry
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  • and want more of it.
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  • And, since it's Sunday,
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  • I'd love for you
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  • to join us live, today.
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  • If you recorded this,
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  • and you're watching it later,
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  • don't worry;
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  • All the details are there,
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  • the resources
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  • So, go online right now,
  • 00:24:18.200 --> 00:24:20.180
  • - God says,
  • 00:24:22.050 --> 00:24:22.260
  • "I made you in My image
  • 00:24:22.260 --> 00:24:24.180
  • because I see Myself in you."
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:26.090
  • That's what a mirror does
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:27.160
  • and that's why
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:27.270
  • God wants to tell you,
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:29.040
  • "It's not about what you're not;
  • 00:24:29.040 --> 00:24:30.250
  • it's about what I am.
  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:32.010
  • I'm your Maker,
  • 00:24:32.010 --> 00:24:33.040
  • and I'm your mirror.
  • 00:24:33.040 --> 00:24:34.240
  • And I want you to look to Me
  • 00:24:34.240 --> 00:24:36.200
  • for what's unique about you."
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:38.020
  • And sometimes the pressure
  • 00:24:38.020 --> 00:24:39.170
  • that we feel to be special
  • 00:24:39.170 --> 00:24:41.230
  • comes from culture,
  • 00:24:41.230 --> 00:24:43.030
  • who tells you that
  • 00:24:43.030 --> 00:24:44.090
  • you've got to be
  • 00:24:44.090 --> 00:24:44.270
  • so special, so different,
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:46.230
  • so unique, so set apart,
  • 00:24:46.230 --> 00:24:48.070
  • but you already are.
  • 00:24:48.200 --> 00:24:51.200
  • You already are.
  • 00:24:51.200 --> 00:24:53.210
  • When you live out of that place,
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:55.100
  • it affects you to be able
  • 00:24:55.100 --> 00:24:57.220
  • to do it for purpose,
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:25:00.060
  • and not for proof.
  • 00:25:00.060 --> 00:25:00.270
  • It's true, I made
  • 00:25:00.270 --> 00:25:01.290
  • some mistakes in my life,
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:03.240
  • but it's also true
  • 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:04.230
  • that my greatest mistake
  • 00:25:04.230 --> 00:25:06.140
  • has the potential to become
  • 00:25:06.140 --> 00:25:07.200
  • my greatest miracle.
  • 00:25:07.200 --> 00:25:09.150
  • And you don't have
  • 00:25:09.150 --> 00:25:10.010
  • to own the story
  • 00:25:10.010 --> 00:25:10.270
  • that you were handed
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  • if it does not match
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  • the reality of
  • 00:25:12.260 --> 00:25:13.160
  • what God has spoken,
  • 00:25:13.160 --> 00:25:15.120
  • not another day.
  • 00:25:15.120 --> 00:25:16.160
  • I've got a new truth;
  • 00:25:16.160 --> 00:25:17.270
  • maybe God doesn't see you
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:19.220
  • through the lens
  • 00:25:19.220 --> 00:25:20.150
  • of your mistake.
  • 00:25:20.150 --> 00:25:22.120
  • Maybe, He sees you through
  • 00:25:22.120 --> 00:25:24.000
  • the lens of His grace.
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:26.110
  • Maybe, when He looks at you,
  • 00:25:26.110 --> 00:25:28.050
  • He sees the finished work
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:29.230
  • of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:25:29.230 --> 00:25:31.130
  • Have you ever thought
  • 00:25:31.130 --> 00:25:32.070
  • about the fact that
  • 00:25:32.070 --> 00:25:33.130
  • if they didn't make you,
  • 00:25:33.130 --> 00:25:35.050
  • they can't define you?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: If we're made
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  • in the image of God,
  • 00:25:40.280 --> 00:25:42.100
  • we should walk
  • 00:25:42.100 --> 00:25:43.010
  • in who He says we are.
  • 00:25:43.010 --> 00:25:44.280
  • It's about trading in
  • 00:25:44.280 --> 00:25:46.000
  • an artificial façade,
  • 00:25:46.000 --> 00:25:47.110
  • for a God-given truth.
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  • Call or go online now
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  • and get your copy of
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  • - Hallelujah
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  • We sing
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  • Hallelujah
  • 00:26:02.020 --> 00:26:04.250
  • Hallelujah
  • 00:26:04.250 --> 00:26:07.240
  • We sing
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  • Hallelujah
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  • Hallelujah
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  • Hallelujah
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  • We sing
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  • Hallelujah
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  • Hallelujah
  • 00:26:27.160 --> 00:26:30.130
  • Jesus Christ
  • 00:26:37.020 --> 00:26:39.090
  • our King, enthroned
  • 00:26:39.180 --> 00:26:42.180
  • All the praise
  • 00:26:42.180 --> 00:26:44.180
  • is Yours, forevermore
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  • Hallelujah here below
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  • All the praise
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  • is Yours, forevermore
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  • Jesus Christ
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  • our King, enthroned
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  • All the praise
  • 00:27:05.290 --> 00:27:07.070
  • is Yours, forevermore
  • 00:27:08.130 --> 00:27:11.130
  • Hallelujah here below
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  • All the praise
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