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November 14, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - Some of God's greatest work
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  • happens in the dark
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  • where I don't understand
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  • and I'm feeling around,
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  • and I thought I was going to be
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  • done with this by now,
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  • and I thought
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  • I'd be different by now,
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  • and this is not how
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  • they put it on the box
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  • and this is not how
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  • the hamburger looked
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  • on the commercial,
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  • but here I am, God,
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  • and I trust you
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  • and not my dream.
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  • I trust you, not my idea.
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  • I will not make
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  • my ideas my idol.
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  • I'm worshiping you.
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  • I'm serving you.
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  • It's not about position.
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  • It's about purpose.
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  • - It's just really common
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  • for people to say
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  • follow your dreams.
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  • Yet if you study the life
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  • of Joseph and I mean
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  • really read every single word,
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  • jot and tittle,
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  • every single indention,
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  • every single period
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  • and comma like I did preparing
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  • to preach this,
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  • you will see a phrase
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  • iterated over and over again
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  • no matter what he went through
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  • that says, "The Lord
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  • was with Joseph."
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  • That's a statement
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  • about God's presence.
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  • You will see that wherever
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  • he was, God promoted him,
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  • and that's a statement
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  • about purpose.
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  • But the story of Joseph is
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  • not about getting a dream
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  • and holding on tight to
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  • the dream and persevering.
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  • 'Cause I used to think
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  • this was the story of Joseph,
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  • like don't let anybody
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  • talk you out of your dream.
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  • If your mom told you
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  • that you're gonna be the next,
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  • you know,
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  • -- the next whatever,
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  • just hold onto your dream.
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  • And then anybody
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  • who doesn't agree with
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  • your dream is a hater.
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  • Maybe not.
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  • Maybe your mom just
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  • loved you too much to hear
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  • the bad notes you were hitting
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  • and you're not supposed
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  • to be a professional singer.
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  • Just a thought.
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  • No, I'm sick of it.
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  • I'm really sick of it.
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  • 'Cause we take Joseph --
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  • it's not fair to Joseph.
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  • Joseph went through
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  • this whole life,
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  • he was called and chosen,
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  • and there was all kind of
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  • conflict that came along
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  • and were like
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  • Joseph had a dream.
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  • Do you have a dream?
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  • Would you like to open
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  • your own company?
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  • Be like Joseph,
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  • have a dream,
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  • and then you can make it
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  • from the pit to the palace.
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  • Hold on in the pit
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  • because there's a palace
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  • on the other side.
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  • Let me go into it
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  • for a moment.
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  • That is not the story
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  • of Joseph's life.
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  • The story of Joseph's life
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  • has nothing to do with
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  • if you have a dream
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  • that you can think of
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  • that's big enough,
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  • God is obligated to bless it.
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  • Watch this.
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  • Joseph didn't ask God
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  • Joseph did not
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  • make a vision board.
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  • That doesn't mean
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  • you can't make one.
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  • I've made a few myself.
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  • Let's just be clear that
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  • we mean the same thing
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  • when we say a dream.
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  • And then it becomes
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  • very devastating --
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  • watch this -- because your dream
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  • can be a distraction.
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  • Joseph's dream was very
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  • specific and epic
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  • and it had broad implications,
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  • you know.
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  • And he tells his brothers
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  • his dreams.
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  • He comes out in his coat
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  • one day and they're like,
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  • "Oh, God, this guy."
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  • And so he comes over
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  • and they're like,
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  • "You talk to him this time.
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  • I'm sick of talking to him."
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  • He's like, "Hey, guys,
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  • guess what?
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  • I had a dream.
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  • You wanna hear my dream?"
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  • They're like, "No,
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  • we hate your dream.
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  • We hate your coat.
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  • We hate your voice.
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  • We hate you.
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  • You're different."
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  • But he didn't really care
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  • if they wanted to hear it,
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  • he was gonna tell 'em anyway.
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  • Joseph needed a journal
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  • by the way so he could
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  • write some of this down
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  • and not tell other people.
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  • He needed somewhere
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  • he could just process his dreams
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  • where he didn't let other people
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  • get involved too soon.
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  • Nevertheless,
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  • even Joseph's inability
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  • to discern the nature
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  • of the dream and who was capable
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  • of handing it
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  • played a part in leading him
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  • to the place where he could do
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  • the dream that God put
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  • in his heart.
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  • Did you feel God
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  • on that what I just said?
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  • Because God's dream
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  • for my life will involve
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  • my decisions
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  • even if my decisions
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  • are immature.
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  • God will use some of the desires
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  • in your heart that aren't
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  • good desires at first.
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  • Let Psalm 37:4 says,
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  • "If you delight yourself
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  • in the Lord,
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  • He will give you
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  • the desires of your heart."
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  • And He will take
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  • the desires that you had
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  • and purify them and He will
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  • rinse them and He will separate
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  • the wheat from the chaff
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  • to bring you to
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  • an ultimate place of purpose.
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  • But when Joseph started
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  • sharing his dream
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  • with his brothers,
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  • it was all about him.
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  • "Hey, hey, I had a dream
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  • and we -- it was awesome.
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  • We were binding our sheaves
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  • of grain and we were --
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  • and like your sheaves
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  • started bowing down
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  • to my sheaves
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  • and isn't that awesome?"
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  • They're like, "No,
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  • it's not awesome.
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  • We hate your dream.
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  • We hate your coat.
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  • We hate your --"
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  • And he's like,
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  • "But then I had another dream.
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  • And in this dream,
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  • there were 11 stars."
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  • I don't know why Joseph
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  • sounds Keanu Reeves.
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  • "There were 11 stars
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  • and a sun and a moon,
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  • and they were all
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  • bowing down to me.
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  • Isn't my dream awesome?"
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  • And they're like, "No,
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  • we don't like your dream.
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  • In fact, we hate your dream
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  • so much that we are about
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  • to push you in a pit
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  • and leave you for dead."
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  • And if it hadn't of been
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  • for Reuben, who decided
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  • we should at least
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  • get 20 shekels of silver
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  • out of this boy,
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  • there's no need to kill him
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  • when we can profit off of him,
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  • they wouldn't have sold him
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  • to the Ishmaelite caravan,
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  • they would've left him for dead.
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  • But understand that even
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  • Joseph's decision to
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  • speak about his dream
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  • prematurely was part of
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  • what God used to motivate
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  • his brothers to push him
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  • in the pit.
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  • At the same time
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  • they did that,
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  • an Ishmaelite caravan
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  • was setting out to bring
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  • whoever they would pick up
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  • along the way back
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  • to the place of slavery.
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  • Now, it was
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  • a place of slavery
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  • at that point,
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  • but it would ultimately
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  • become a place of deliverance.
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  • I'm gonna teach the Bible today.
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  • Because when Joseph
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  • was picked up and put
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  • in Potiphar's house,
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  • he served so well
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  • in Potiphar's house
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  • that everything Potiphar
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  • put under him prospered.
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  • And so when Potiphar
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  • saw how Joseph served,
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  • he promoted him
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  • to position of influence.
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  • But he wouldn't have been
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  • in Potiphar's house
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  • to begin with if he hadn't
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  • been pushed in a pit.
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  • And he wouldn't have
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  • been pushed in a pit
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  • if he didn't wear a coat.
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  • And so when you leave
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  • your coat in the closet
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  • and downplay your dream
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  • to fit in with people
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  • who don't like you
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  • because you're different,
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  • you can't end up
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  • in the position
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  • you need to be in.
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  • I'm preaching to somebody
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  • who's different.
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  • The more like Christ you become,
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  • the more different
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  • from culture you will be.
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  • And it's all right to be weird.
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  • And it's all right
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  • to have hope.
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  • And it's all right
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  • to have vision.
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  • And it's all right
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  • And all of this happened
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  • because Joseph had a dream.
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  • And yet, Joseph's dream
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  • looked nothing
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  • when it finally happened
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  • like it looked
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  • in the distance
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  • when he first saw it.
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  • Can you relate to this
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  • how sometimes marriage
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  • looks different in the distance
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  • than it does after 20 years?
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  • I need all my people
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  • who have been married
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  • over 20 years
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  • to just wave at me real quick
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  • and let me know
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  • that it's so much different.
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  • So much different.
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  • So much better.
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  • So much harder.
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  • So much different.
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  • Not like the movies
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  • that I saw.
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  • Not like the songs
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  • that I heard.
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  • Different.
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  • It's just different
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  • cause when Joseph is young,
  • 00:07:31.220 --> 00:07:32.160
  • he sees shiny stars,
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  • but sometimes
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  • when it comes up closer,
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  • it's not so shiny anymore.
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  • Having kids is different.
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  • This is where me
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  • and Holly are different.
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  • She always dreamed
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  • of being a parent.
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  • I didn't dream
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  • of being a parent.
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  • I dreamed of being
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  • a punk rocker...
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  • [laughter]
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  • ...and then a preacher,
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  • but one of our staff members
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  • was having a baby
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  • the other day,
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  • and he was telling me
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  • how happy he was,
  • 00:08:00.180 --> 00:08:01.040
  • and he was like,
  • 00:08:01.040 --> 00:08:02.170
  • I always dreamed
  • 00:08:02.170 --> 00:08:03.130
  • of being a dad,
  • 00:08:03.130 --> 00:08:04.070
  • and that made me feel sorry
  • 00:08:04.070 --> 00:08:05.000
  • for my kids cause I'm like...
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  • [laughter]
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  • I didn't even like kick in
  • 00:08:10.080 --> 00:08:11.070
  • as a dad until they were five.
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  • You know?
  • 00:08:13.160 --> 00:08:15.040
  • I was so worthless.
  • 00:08:15.040 --> 00:08:17.260
  • In fact, if we can
  • 00:08:17.260 --> 00:08:19.170
  • really be honest
  • 00:08:19.170 --> 00:08:20.080
  • and not put this one online,
  • 00:08:20.080 --> 00:08:23.040
  • I dreaded being a dad
  • 00:08:23.040 --> 00:08:24.280
  • because all I ever saw kids
  • 00:08:24.280 --> 00:08:26.080
  • do was make people
  • 00:08:26.080 --> 00:08:27.010
  • have to leave restaurants
  • 00:08:27.010 --> 00:08:27.270
  • before they finish their meal.
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  • So, you know, like now,
  • 00:08:34.190 --> 00:08:37.190
  • there is not greater delight
  • 00:08:37.190 --> 00:08:38.190
  • in my life than my kids
  • 00:08:39.090 --> 00:08:42.090
  • 30% of the time.
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  • There's no greater investment.
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  • There's nothing
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  • I'm more passionate about.
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  • There's nothing
  • 00:08:51.020 --> 00:08:51.180
  • that can just wake me up more
  • 00:08:51.180 --> 00:08:52.240
  • and make me realize
  • 00:08:52.240 --> 00:08:53.240
  • what matters more,
  • 00:08:53.240 --> 00:08:55.100
  • but it wasn't the thing
  • 00:08:55.100 --> 00:08:56.160
  • I dream about.
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  • It was thing that I did
  • 00:08:58.180 --> 00:09:00.260
  • and when I did it,
  • 00:09:00.260 --> 00:09:02.150
  • God gave me the desire for it,
  • 00:09:03.080 --> 00:09:06.080
  • but it didn't start
  • 00:09:06.080 --> 00:09:07.040
  • as a dream.
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  • It started as a duty.
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  • This is so critical
  • 00:09:11.240 --> 00:09:13.110
  • for a world and a time
  • 00:09:13.110 --> 00:09:14.200
  • where all we're ever told is
  • 00:09:14.200 --> 00:09:16.180
  • follow your dreams.
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  • There is no record
  • 00:09:17.240 --> 00:09:18.290
  • in Genesis 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
  • 00:09:19.180 --> 00:09:22.180
  • 42, 43, 44, 45
  • 00:09:22.180 --> 00:09:25.070
  • where the Bible says
  • 00:09:25.070 --> 00:09:26.040
  • and Joseph remembered his dream
  • 00:09:26.040 --> 00:09:28.100
  • and pushed on through
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:29.190
  • because when life gets hard,
  • 00:09:29.190 --> 00:09:31.130
  • you've got to have a dream,
  • 00:09:31.130 --> 00:09:33.000
  • and sometimes life
  • 00:09:33.000 --> 00:09:34.050
  • will give you hurdles,
  • 00:09:34.050 --> 00:09:35.020
  • but you know,
  • 00:09:35.020 --> 00:09:36.070
  • this is just really awkward
  • 00:09:36.070 --> 00:09:37.120
  • this little motif
  • 00:09:37.120 --> 00:09:38.210
  • I've got myself
  • 00:09:38.210 --> 00:09:39.130
  • into right here
  • 00:09:39.130 --> 00:09:40.040
  • in this little,
  • 00:09:40.040 --> 00:09:40.280
  • in this little spastic
  • 00:09:40.280 --> 00:09:42.040
  • motivational speaker thing
  • 00:09:42.040 --> 00:09:43.280
  • that I've set up here.
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:44.260
  • But just follow your dreams.
  • 00:09:44.260 --> 00:09:46.270
  • You know what?
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:47.140
  • I can't find in Genesis
  • 00:09:47.140 --> 00:09:48.200
  • where Joseph followed
  • 00:09:48.200 --> 00:09:50.010
  • his dream.
  • 00:09:50.010 --> 00:09:51.080
  • What I saw in Genesis
  • 00:09:51.080 --> 00:09:52.250
  • was Joseph's dream followed him.
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  • So, watch this.
  • 00:09:56.120 --> 00:09:57.220
  • I don't follow dreams.
  • 00:09:57.220 --> 00:09:59.190
  • I follow Jesus and when I do,
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:03.060
  • dreams follow me.
  • 00:10:05.290 --> 00:10:08.290
  • Joseph's dream
  • 00:10:08.290 --> 00:10:10.000
  • followed Joseph.
  • 00:10:10.000 --> 00:10:12.240
  • It followed him
  • 00:10:12.240 --> 00:10:13.160
  • to Potiphar's house.
  • 00:10:13.160 --> 00:10:14.230
  • It followed him to prison.
  • 00:10:14.230 --> 00:10:16.150
  • It followed him
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  • into Pharaoh's court
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  • because dreams follow me
  • 00:10:18.180 --> 00:10:20.160
  • when I follow Jesus.
  • 00:10:20.160 --> 00:10:22.050
  • If you look behind your life,
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:23.140
  • you will see very clearly
  • 00:10:23.140 --> 00:10:25.070
  • that some of the things
  • 00:10:25.070 --> 00:10:26.220
  • that God did for you
  • 00:10:26.220 --> 00:10:27.280
  • and some of the doors
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:29.000
  • He opened for you
  • 00:10:29.000 --> 00:10:30.000
  • and some of the ways
  • 00:10:30.000 --> 00:10:31.080
  • He made for you
  • 00:10:31.080 --> 00:10:32.010
  • and some of the opportunities
  • 00:10:32.010 --> 00:10:33.110
  • that He granted for you
  • 00:10:33.110 --> 00:10:34.250
  • were accidental
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:36.010
  • from your perspective,
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:37.230
  • but I've got
  • 00:10:37.230 --> 00:10:38.100
  • good news for you.
  • 00:10:38.100 --> 00:10:39.280
  • God's dream for you is bigger
  • 00:10:39.280 --> 00:10:41.170
  • than your dream for you.
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:43.120
  • Just because
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:43.280
  • it doesn't look shiny
  • 00:10:43.280 --> 00:10:45.120
  • when you see it
  • 00:10:45.120 --> 00:10:46.150
  • doesn't mean it isn't real.
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:48.010
  • God said you've got
  • 00:10:48.010 --> 00:10:48.290
  • the right dream.
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:52.210
  • You just need
  • 00:10:52.210 --> 00:10:53.060
  • to see it differently.
  • 00:10:55.080 --> 00:10:58.080
  • The fact of the matter is
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:11:01.010
  • that some of use are standing
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:02.140
  • in the middle of our dream,
  • 00:11:02.180 --> 00:11:05.180
  • but we can't see it
  • 00:11:05.180 --> 00:11:07.130
  • because it feels different
  • 00:11:07.130 --> 00:11:09.040
  • than we thought it would
  • 00:11:09.040 --> 00:11:10.000
  • when we first saw it.
  • 00:11:11.140 --> 00:11:14.140
  • And I believe in dreams.
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:17.150
  • I had a dream about you.
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:20.130
  • I dreamed that you would be here
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:22.080
  • in this church and God did that,
  • 00:11:23.230 --> 00:11:26.230
  • but it's a lot different
  • 00:11:26.230 --> 00:11:29.030
  • than I thought it would be
  • 00:11:29.030 --> 00:11:31.020
  • cause y'all are different,
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:33.050
  • and it's different.
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:35.130
  • Y'all are different.
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:36.020
  • You're different
  • 00:11:36.020 --> 00:11:36.230
  • than the person
  • 00:11:36.230 --> 00:11:37.090
  • three seats down from you,
  • 00:11:37.090 --> 00:11:38.130
  • and you grew up
  • 00:11:38.130 --> 00:11:39.040
  • in vacation Bible school,
  • 00:11:39.040 --> 00:11:40.110
  • and they're thinking,
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:41.090
  • like, Joseph?
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:42.010
  • Wasn't that Jesus's dad?
  • 00:11:42.010 --> 00:11:43.150
  • And they're like --
  • 00:11:43.150 --> 00:11:46.000
  • and I'm trying to preach to all
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:46.280
  • these different people.
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:49.170
  • It's just different.
  • 00:11:49.170 --> 00:11:51.270
  • It's different
  • 00:11:51.270 --> 00:11:53.090
  • cause you picture,
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:54.050
  • like, if Joseph a dream.
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:55.140
  • Have you got a dream?
  • 00:11:55.140 --> 00:11:57.070
  • Everybody had a dream.
  • 00:11:57.070 --> 00:11:58.190
  • You have a dream?
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:00.090
  • Dr. King had a dream.
  • 00:12:00.090 --> 00:12:01.070
  • You have a dream.
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:02.070
  • It's not the same
  • 00:12:02.070 --> 00:12:02.270
  • kind of dream.
  • 00:12:02.270 --> 00:12:04.130
  • You know?
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:04.270
  • This was a dream that Joseph
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:08.060
  • didn't decide for himself.
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:11.070
  • Don't follow your dreams
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:14.120
  • cause what if your dream
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:15.000
  • was just the first draft?
  • 00:12:17.260 --> 00:12:20.260
  • Are you open to a revision?
  • 00:12:22.120 --> 00:12:25.120
  • I wanted to be a punk rocker.
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:28.090
  • I wanted to sing songs,
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:31.000
  • but I didn't know God was going
  • 00:12:31.000 --> 00:12:31.260
  • to let me write songs
  • 00:12:31.260 --> 00:12:34.070
  • and pastor a church
  • 00:12:34.070 --> 00:12:35.290
  • that churches around the world
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:37.120
  • would sing as an expression
  • 00:12:37.120 --> 00:12:40.010
  • or as an anthem of faith.
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:42.090
  • It wasn't my dream,
  • 00:12:42.090 --> 00:12:43.120
  • but God took that desire,
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:45.260
  • and He gave me the dream,
  • 00:12:45.260 --> 00:12:46.180
  • and I don't have to be the one
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:47.180
  • singing the song.
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:49.110
  • I just want to be
  • 00:12:49.110 --> 00:12:50.000
  • a part of it.
  • 00:12:50.000 --> 00:12:52.110
  • It's the value
  • 00:12:52.110 --> 00:12:53.020
  • of a bigger picture,
  • 00:12:53.020 --> 00:12:54.170
  • but your dream
  • 00:12:54.170 --> 00:12:55.110
  • can be a distraction
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:56.120
  • cause now you're not
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.170
  • following Jesus.
  • 00:12:58.170 --> 00:12:59.110
  • You're following your dream
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:00.090
  • and when your dream takes
  • 00:13:00.090 --> 00:13:01.060
  • you down an unexpected path,
  • 00:13:01.060 --> 00:13:02.260
  • you start to complain
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:04.040
  • and freak out
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:04.170
  • and get frustrated,
  • 00:13:04.170 --> 00:13:05.240
  • and you are missing the dream
  • 00:13:05.240 --> 00:13:08.090
  • because you will not wake up
  • 00:13:08.090 --> 00:13:09.110
  • to the reality.
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:10.190
  • Sometimes we don't know
  • 00:13:10.190 --> 00:13:11.150
  • the difference between
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:12.090
  • a dream and a fantasy.
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:18.200
  • I told our staff recently
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:19.220
  • this is the dream.
  • 00:13:19.230 --> 00:13:22.230
  • When you're frustrated
  • 00:13:22.230 --> 00:13:24.140
  • in ministry remember that
  • 00:13:24.140 --> 00:13:27.070
  • some of you were watching
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:28.060
  • Elevation Church online
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:29.140
  • before you came to work here,
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:30.210
  • and you thought,
  • 00:13:30.210 --> 00:13:31.140
  • if I could ever
  • 00:13:31.140 --> 00:13:31.290
  • get there one day,
  • 00:13:31.290 --> 00:13:33.210
  • but you didn't know
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:34.190
  • that the baptism tank
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:35.240
  • was going to be half full
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:38.000
  • when you got here,
  • 00:13:38.000 --> 00:13:38.260
  • and you'd have to fill it up
  • 00:13:38.260 --> 00:13:39.220
  • right before,
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:40.080
  • and next time you have
  • 00:13:40.080 --> 00:13:41.210
  • to get here and the volunteers
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:42.240
  • don't show up and next time
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:43.260
  • you have to just say to yourself
  • 00:13:43.260 --> 00:13:45.210
  • this is the dream.
  • 00:13:46.160 --> 00:13:49.160
  • Huh?
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:51.270
  • Waking up
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:52.100
  • in the middle of the night
  • 00:13:52.100 --> 00:13:53.070
  • as a new mom:
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:53.280
  • this is the dream.
  • 00:13:53.280 --> 00:13:55.030
  • Even if you have to fake
  • 00:13:55.030 --> 00:13:55.270
  • a smile, the devil
  • 00:13:55.270 --> 00:13:56.150
  • won't know the difference.
  • 00:13:56.150 --> 00:13:57.140
  • All he'll see
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:57.280
  • is that you're smiling.
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:13:58.210
  • This is the dream.
  • 00:13:58.210 --> 00:14:01.170
  • And yet, it won't feel
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:02.070
  • like American Idol,
  • 00:14:02.080 --> 00:14:05.080
  • and yet it won't feel like
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:06.000
  • an Olympic Gold Medal ceremony
  • 00:14:06.000 --> 00:14:08.170
  • cause it's not
  • 00:14:08.170 --> 00:14:09.050
  • that kind of dream.
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:11.020
  • By the time Joseph's dream
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:13.040
  • finally came true
  • 00:14:13.040 --> 00:14:14.070
  • because dreams to come true,
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:17.210
  • it was two decades later.
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:19.280
  • Not only had he been
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:20.190
  • falsely imprisoned,
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:22.160
  • not only had
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:22.280
  • he been forgotten about,
  • 00:14:22.280 --> 00:14:25.050
  • not only had he
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:25.250
  • been misunderstood,
  • 00:14:25.250 --> 00:14:27.280
  • not only was he incarcerated
  • 00:14:27.280 --> 00:14:29.240
  • for a crime he didn't commit,
  • 00:14:29.240 --> 00:14:31.240
  • but in the process of it,
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:32.210
  • he was unappreciated
  • 00:14:32.210 --> 00:14:33.110
  • for his part
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:33.290
  • in someone else's freedom.
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.040
  • Yet, when he finally
  • 00:14:35.040 --> 00:14:36.180
  • got to his dream,
  • 00:14:36.180 --> 00:14:39.100
  • he realized something
  • 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:40.160
  • that is very hard for us
  • 00:14:40.160 --> 00:14:41.120
  • to comprehend
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:42.060
  • in an Instagram world
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:45.220
  • that god develops dreams
  • 00:14:45.220 --> 00:14:46.240
  • in the dark room,
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:52.100
  • and the issue is
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:52.290
  • that we have
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:53.190
  • an Instagram expectation,
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:55.110
  • but we serve a dark room God.
  • 00:14:57.020 --> 00:15:00.040
  • For the four
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  • of y'all who are clapping,
  • 00:15:00.230 --> 00:15:03.050
  • I'm gonna keep preaching.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:05.030
  • When you get your picture
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  • really developed
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  • by a professional,
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  • they don't post it
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  • ten seconds
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  • after they took it
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  • with a prefabricated filter
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  • by Instagram Incorporated.
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  • They take it
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  • into a special room,
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  • and they do special things
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  • in a special room.
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  • If any of y'all ever had to drop
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  • some film off at CVS,
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  • if any of you ever had
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  • to go through a season
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  • of your life where you had
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  • to trust a professional
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  • where you had to put something
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  • in the hands of God,
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  • where you had to hand him
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  • the negatives and trust Him
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  • to take the negatives
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  • and take them
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  • into the secret place
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  • of the Most High
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  • and take them into the place
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  • of His purpose
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  • and take them into the place
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  • of His wisdom
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:55.180
  • and take them into the mystery
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:57.060
  • and trust Him
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  • that if I put it in His hands
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  • and if I have the patience
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:01.140
  • to let it develop,
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:03.040
  • if I have the patience to know
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:04.260
  • that every scene of my life
  • 00:16:04.260 --> 00:16:07.010
  • is playing a part
  • 00:16:07.010 --> 00:16:08.090
  • in the bigger picture
  • 00:16:08.090 --> 00:16:09.210
  • not of the dream
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.180
  • that I had but of the desire
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:12.090
  • that was in God's heart,
  • 00:16:12.090 --> 00:16:14.090
  • and I might be standing
  • 00:16:14.090 --> 00:16:15.200
  • in the middle of a dream
  • 00:16:15.200 --> 00:16:17.060
  • that I don't have the clarity
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:18.080
  • to see right now
  • 00:16:18.080 --> 00:16:19.170
  • because the picture
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:20.240
  • does not match my preference,
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:22.270
  • but watch this.
  • 00:16:22.270 --> 00:16:24.100
  • I'm willing and ready
  • 00:16:24.100 --> 00:16:26.090
  • and able to trust God
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  • even in the dark places
  • 00:16:28.110 --> 00:16:29.270
  • of my disappointment
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:31.270
  • because I understand
  • 00:16:31.270 --> 00:16:33.140
  • that some of God's
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  • greatest work happens
  • 00:16:34.240 --> 00:16:36.050
  • in the dark
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:37.090
  • where I don't understand
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:38.230
  • and I'm feeling around,
  • 00:16:38.230 --> 00:16:40.160
  • and I thought I was going
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:41.160
  • to be done with this by now,
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:42.140
  • and I thought
  • 00:16:42.140 --> 00:16:43.080
  • I'd be different by now,
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:44.210
  • and this is not how
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  • they put it on the box
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  • and this is not how
  • 00:16:47.020 --> 00:16:47.220
  • the hamburger looked
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:48.280
  • on the commercial,
  • 00:16:48.280 --> 00:16:50.000
  • but here I am, God,
  • 00:16:50.000 --> 00:16:51.150
  • and I trust you
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:52.200
  • and not my dream.
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:53.160
  • I trust you, not my idea.
  • 00:16:53.160 --> 00:16:55.150
  • I will not make
  • 00:16:55.150 --> 00:16:56.230
  • my ideas my idol.
  • 00:16:56.230 --> 00:16:58.150
  • I'm worshiping you.
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:16:59.290
  • I'm serving you.
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.140
  • It's not about position.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:03.060
  • It's about purpose.
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:05.200
  • So, when he finally
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:16.230
  • had his dream come true,
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:19.080
  • it was not in the form
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:20.040
  • of shiny stars.
  • 00:17:20.040 --> 00:17:22.210
  • It was in the form
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  • of his 11 brothers
  • 00:17:23.160 --> 00:17:26.110
  • who betrayed him coming to him
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:28.050
  • and asking for food,
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:31.120
  • and Joseph is in Pharaoh's court
  • 00:17:31.120 --> 00:17:33.150
  • distributing the grain
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:34.280
  • for not only that nation
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:36.090
  • but for all
  • 00:17:36.090 --> 00:17:37.050
  • the surrounding nations,
  • 00:17:37.050 --> 00:17:38.120
  • and he looks up
  • 00:17:38.120 --> 00:17:39.040
  • at his brothers
  • 00:17:39.040 --> 00:17:40.030
  • who hurt him
  • 00:17:40.030 --> 00:17:40.190
  • who are standing
  • 00:17:40.190 --> 00:17:41.090
  • with their hands out
  • 00:17:41.090 --> 00:17:42.100
  • and realizes this is the dream.
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:47.260
  • I'm at the center,
  • 00:17:47.260 --> 00:17:50.130
  • but it's not for status.
  • 00:17:50.130 --> 00:17:52.170
  • It's for service.
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:56.080
  • Has God been trying
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:06.020
  • to get you to see that
  • 00:18:06.020 --> 00:18:07.050
  • in your own life lately?
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:09.030
  • We attach ourselves
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:14.020
  • to a version of a dream
  • 00:18:14.020 --> 00:18:16.070
  • that may not have even come
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:17.150
  • from God to begin with.
  • 00:18:17.150 --> 00:18:20.020
  • And what if the greatest thing
  • 00:18:20.040 --> 00:18:23.040
  • God is going to do
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:24.210
  • through your life
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:25.200
  • is what He is going to allow you
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:27.260
  • to contribute
  • 00:18:27.260 --> 00:18:28.140
  • to somebody else's?
  • 00:18:28.140 --> 00:18:29.210
  • Are you open to that dream?
  • 00:18:31.230 --> 00:18:34.230
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:37.230
  • When the angel came to Mary,
  • 00:18:37.230 --> 00:18:39.250
  • he said you're going
  • 00:18:39.250 --> 00:18:40.100
  • to have a baby.
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:42.210
  • When the angel came
  • 00:18:42.210 --> 00:18:43.140
  • to Joseph in a dream,
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:45.240
  • he said you're going
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:46.130
  • to help her.
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:47.180
  • What if the dream God
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:49.050
  • has for me isn't even about me?
  • 00:18:50.180 --> 00:18:53.180
  • It's the danger of the dream
  • 00:18:54.020 --> 00:18:57.020
  • to start thinking like
  • 00:18:57.020 --> 00:18:58.080
  • this is what my kids
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:18:59.040
  • are going to grow up
  • 00:18:59.040 --> 00:18:59.240
  • and do.
  • 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:01.110
  • Okay?
  • 00:19:01.110 --> 00:19:01.280
  • Like, get your Harvard mug
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.250
  • out of your coffee mug cabinet
  • 00:19:03.250 --> 00:19:06.200
  • and what if your kid
  • 00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:08.180
  • doesn't turn out to do
  • 00:19:08.180 --> 00:19:09.200
  • what you wanted him to do?
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:10.250
  • What if God has a different
  • 00:19:10.250 --> 00:19:12.290
  • dream for them?
  • 00:19:12.290 --> 00:19:15.050
  • What if it's better?
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:16.220
  • What if it's deeper?
  • 00:19:16.240 --> 00:19:19.240
  • What if the reason God
  • 00:19:19.240 --> 00:19:21.070
  • let your dream die
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:22.130
  • is because it wasn't big enough?
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:28.210
  • When we put too much pressure
  • 00:19:28.210 --> 00:19:31.050
  • on a dream to come true,
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:34.180
  • we allow our dream
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:36.000
  • to become a distraction
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:38.180
  • from the season that we're in,
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:40.270
  • and I preach this way
  • 00:19:40.270 --> 00:19:42.030
  • because if Joseph
  • 00:19:42.030 --> 00:19:43.060
  • had gone around looking
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:44.040
  • for stars for his dream,
  • 00:19:44.040 --> 00:19:46.040
  • you know, reach for the stars,
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:48.020
  • but it wasn't
  • 00:19:48.020 --> 00:19:48.230
  • in the form of a star
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.020
  • that the dream came.
  • 00:19:50.020 --> 00:19:51.000
  • It was in the form
  • 00:19:51.000 --> 00:19:51.210
  • of his brothers.
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:52.220
  • It was in the form
  • 00:19:52.220 --> 00:19:53.170
  • of his responsibility.
  • 00:19:53.170 --> 00:19:55.090
  • It was in the form of a duty.
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  • You don't have to have
  • 00:19:57.290 --> 00:19:59.080
  • some grand dynamic dream
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:01.160
  • to serve God.
  • 00:20:01.160 --> 00:20:02.220
  • Stop feeling guilty
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:04.110
  • because you don't have some
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:05.000
  • huge dream to end cancer
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:08.140
  • or to start a new,
  • 00:20:08.200 --> 00:20:11.200
  • to start a new ministry
  • 00:20:11.200 --> 00:20:13.040
  • or to maybe like be
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:14.250
  • the next Bill Gates
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:16.080
  • or Elan Musk or go to space.
  • 00:20:16.080 --> 00:20:18.150
  • Maybe you don't have
  • 00:20:18.150 --> 00:20:19.150
  • the talent for that.
  • 00:20:19.150 --> 00:20:20.220
  • You don't have to have
  • 00:20:20.220 --> 00:20:21.270
  • a huge dream,
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:22.250
  • but you do need to serve
  • 00:20:22.250 --> 00:20:23.260
  • a purpose in this season,
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:26.250
  • and I wonder is there somebody
  • 00:20:26.250 --> 00:20:28.220
  • here watching online
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:33.030
  • who is standing right
  • 00:20:33.030 --> 00:20:34.050
  • in the middle of the dream,
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:36.100
  • but it looks different
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:38.020
  • than it did in the distance.
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:41.050
  • This is the dream:
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:43.130
  • to know Him,
  • 00:20:43.130 --> 00:20:45.230
  • to serve Him,
  • 00:20:45.230 --> 00:20:47.180
  • to love Him,
  • 00:20:48.050 --> 00:20:51.050
  • and there's two types
  • 00:20:51.050 --> 00:20:51.200
  • of people in the room.
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:53.270
  • Some of you are discouraged
  • 00:20:53.270 --> 00:20:55.290
  • because you had a dream
  • 00:20:55.290 --> 00:20:57.050
  • and it didn't happen.
  • 00:20:57.050 --> 00:20:59.010
  • It hasn't happened yet.
  • 00:20:59.010 --> 00:21:00.130
  • Don't know if it will.
  • 00:21:00.130 --> 00:21:02.270
  • And others are disillusioned
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:05.220
  • because you're in your dream,
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:06.290
  • but it's different
  • 00:21:06.290 --> 00:21:07.180
  • than you thought
  • 00:21:07.180 --> 00:21:08.050
  • it was going to be.
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:10.170
  • You're standing at the middle,
  • 00:21:10.170 --> 00:21:11.120
  • but it's your brothers
  • 00:21:11.120 --> 00:21:12.010
  • around you.
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:12.290
  • It's your --
  • 00:21:12.290 --> 00:21:15.140
  • God said that today
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:17.210
  • was going to be a day
  • 00:21:17.210 --> 00:21:19.220
  • for you for you to see
  • 00:21:20.070 --> 00:21:23.070
  • the dream for what it really is
  • 00:21:23.180 --> 00:21:26.180
  • and let go of the illusion
  • 00:21:26.180 --> 00:21:28.200
  • of what you thought
  • 00:21:28.200 --> 00:21:29.100
  • it would be.
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:30.290
  • If you stand right now,
  • 00:21:30.290 --> 00:21:31.200
  • I'll pray for you.
  • 00:21:36.130 --> 00:21:39.130
  • You could put
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:40.010
  • your notebook down.
  • 00:21:40.010 --> 00:21:41.100
  • I'm done teaching.
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:46.280
  • It's one of those things
  • 00:21:46.280 --> 00:21:47.180
  • that we all have to deal with
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:50.070
  • at different points in our life
  • 00:21:50.110 --> 00:21:53.110
  • to realize that this
  • 00:21:53.110 --> 00:21:54.040
  • is what I saw,
  • 00:21:54.040 --> 00:21:56.040
  • but it just doesn't
  • 00:21:56.040 --> 00:21:56.230
  • feel the same.
  • 00:21:56.230 --> 00:21:59.100
  • Are you open
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:01.040
  • to a different dream?
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:02.080
  • Maybe it's not even
  • 00:22:02.080 --> 00:22:03.000
  • a different dream.
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:05.030
  • Maybe it's just a more
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:05.290
  • mature version of it.
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:11.020
  • The disciples
  • 00:22:11.020 --> 00:22:11.230
  • had a dream for Jesus.
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:13.180
  • You know, He's going to restore
  • 00:22:13.180 --> 00:22:14.220
  • the kingdom of Israel.
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:16.290
  • When they saw Him
  • 00:22:16.290 --> 00:22:17.150
  • hanging on the cross,
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:18.130
  • they didn't know
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:18.280
  • what to do with that.
  • 00:22:18.280 --> 00:22:20.170
  • That wasn't the way
  • 00:22:20.170 --> 00:22:21.060
  • they saw liberation,
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:22.180
  • but that's the way He did it,
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:25.060
  • and it is in the process
  • 00:22:25.060 --> 00:22:25.280
  • of doing it
  • 00:22:25.280 --> 00:22:27.170
  • and it is in the process
  • 00:22:27.170 --> 00:22:28.090
  • of accepting it
  • 00:22:28.090 --> 00:22:30.020
  • that greater faith is born.
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:32.200
  • Father, today I thank you
  • 00:22:32.200 --> 00:22:33.180
  • for the illumination
  • 00:22:33.210 --> 00:22:36.210
  • that you've given us through
  • 00:22:36.210 --> 00:22:37.130
  • your word and by your Spirit.
  • 00:22:38.200 --> 00:22:41.200
  • I felt like
  • 00:22:41.200 --> 00:22:42.020
  • you were using me
  • 00:22:42.020 --> 00:22:42.280
  • while I was preaching
  • 00:22:42.280 --> 00:22:43.230
  • to speak to somebody
  • 00:22:43.230 --> 00:22:44.250
  • on a personal level,
  • 00:22:44.250 --> 00:22:46.130
  • and I want to thank you for that
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:48.130
  • because I want to be used
  • 00:22:48.130 --> 00:22:49.080
  • by you, but now, God,
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:50.290
  • I want to step out
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:51.200
  • of the way, and I want them
  • 00:22:51.200 --> 00:22:53.170
  • to hear what they need
  • 00:22:53.170 --> 00:22:54.090
  • to hear from you
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:55.280
  • because it didn't turn out
  • 00:22:55.280 --> 00:22:57.050
  • the way they dreamed.
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:23:00.030
  • It's different.
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:02.100
  • It doesn't look
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:02.270
  • so shiny anymore.
  • 00:23:03.010 --> 00:23:06.010
  • It doesn't look
  • 00:23:06.010 --> 00:23:06.160
  • so sexy anymore.
  • 00:23:06.260 --> 00:23:09.260
  • Now, it's time for them
  • 00:23:09.260 --> 00:23:10.210
  • to embrace the purpose
  • 00:23:10.210 --> 00:23:11.290
  • for the season
  • 00:23:11.290 --> 00:23:13.040
  • that you've placed them in
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:15.040
  • and let go of the one
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:16.000
  • that may never come
  • 00:23:16.000 --> 00:23:17.130
  • or let go of the one that was.
  • 00:23:17.130 --> 00:23:19.280
  • This is the dream.
  • 00:23:19.280 --> 00:23:22.020
  • Somebody make that confession
  • 00:23:22.020 --> 00:23:23.140
  • this is the dream.
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:26.000
  • And so God,
  • 00:23:26.000 --> 00:23:26.140
  • give them the perspective
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:27.180
  • to go back into their lives,
  • 00:23:27.180 --> 00:23:28.270
  • go back into their homes,
  • 00:23:28.270 --> 00:23:30.080
  • go back into their jobs
  • 00:23:30.080 --> 00:23:32.100
  • and see it how you see it
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:34.250
  • in a world that's obsessed
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:36.150
  • with status and position
  • 00:23:36.150 --> 00:23:39.030
  • make us servants of purpose
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:42.070
  • to serve your purpose
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  • in every season
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  • that we're in and to find
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  • - Hey, it really is
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  • a privilege
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  • to share God's Word with you.
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  • Thank you for joining me.
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  • But, each week we just have
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  • a little bit of time together,
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  • and, I'd love to take
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  • just a TV program.
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • if you wanna connect
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  • on another level,
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • right now, and request
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  • exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • We'll make them available to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • But, I wanna tell you about
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  • something else, too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:24:13.280 --> 00:24:16.260
  • we broadcast a message
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  • from Elevation Church;
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  • the church where I pastor.
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  • And so, you can tune in,
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  • worship with us,
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  • hear a message,
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  • experience the ministry,
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  • live, as it happens.
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  • And, what's even better,
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  • you can connect with
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  • a community of people
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  • from all over the world;
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • 'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like extended --
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  • it means a lotta
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  • different things.
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  • But, it's just our way,
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  • to connect with you
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  • beyond this broadcast.
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  • I would love for you
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  • to join us, live,
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  • this weekend.
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  • And, you can go online:
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • it will take you directly
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  • to the details and the times,
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  • so do it now, visit the website.
  • 00:24:55.070 --> 00:24:57.110
  • - God says,
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  • "I made you in My image
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  • because I see Myself in you."
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  • That's what a mirror does
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  • and that's why
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  • God wants to tell you,
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  • "It's not about what you're not;
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  • it's about what I am.
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  • I'm your Maker,
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  • and I'm your mirror.
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  • And I want you to look to Me
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  • for what's unique about you."
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  • And sometimes the pressure
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  • that we feel to be special
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  • comes from culture,
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  • who tells you that
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  • you've got to be
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  • so special, so different,
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  • so unique, so set apart,
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  • but you already are.
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  • You already are.
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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.
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  • It's true, I made
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  • some mistakes in my life,
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  • but it's also true
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  • that my greatest mistake
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  • has the potential to become
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  • my greatest miracle.
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  • And you don't have
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  • to own the story
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  • that you were handed
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  • if it does not match
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  • the reality of
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  • what God has spoken,
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  • not another day.
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  • I've got a new truth;
  • 00:25:53.220 --> 00:25:55.030
  • maybe God doesn't see you
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  • through the lens
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  • of your mistake.
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  • Maybe, He sees you through
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  • the lens of His grace.
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  • Maybe, when He looks at you,
  • 00:26:03.190 --> 00:26:05.130
  • He sees the finished work
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • Have you ever thought
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  • about the fact that
  • 00:26:09.150 --> 00:26:10.210
  • if they didn't make you,
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  • they can't define you?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: If we're made
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  • in the image of God,
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  • we should walk
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  • in who He says we are.
  • 00:26:20.090 --> 00:26:22.060
  • It's about trading in
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  • an artificial facade,
  • 00:26:23.080 --> 00:26:24.190
  • for a God-given truth.
  • 00:26:24.190 --> 00:26:26.090
  • Call or go online now
  • 00:26:26.090 --> 00:26:27.220
  • and get your copy of
  • 00:26:27.220 --> 00:26:28.200
  • - O come to the altar
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  • The Father's arms
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  • Are open wide
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  • Forgiveness was bought with
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  • The precious blood
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  • O come to the altar
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  • The Father's arms
  • 00:26:58.220 --> 00:27:00.290
  • Are open wide
  • 00:27:00.290 --> 00:27:03.240
  • Forgiveness was bought with
  • 00:27:05.210 --> 00:27:08.210
  • The precious blood
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:11.070