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The God Who Closes Doors

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September 16, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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The God Who Closes Doors

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY
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  • TO COME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA I
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  • HOPE YOU'LL STOP BY AND BE A
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  • PART OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. BUT THANK
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  • YOU SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT
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  • TODAY. I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • ONE DAY UP IN HEAVEN,
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  • GOD SAID TO THE MEN,
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  • "I WANT YOU TO FORM TWO LINES.
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  • ONE LINE IS FOR THE MEN WHO WERE
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  • THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE AND THE
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  • OTHER LINE IS FOR THE MEN WHO
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  • LET THE WOMAN BE THE HEAD OF THE
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  • HOUSE."
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  • THE LINE WHERE THE WOMAN RAN THE
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  • HOUSE WAS A HUNDRED MILES LONG.
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  • THERE WAS ONLY ONE MAN IN THE
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  • OTHER LINE. GOD SAID,
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  • "MEN, I'M ASHAMED OF YOU.
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  • I CREATED YOU TO BE THE HEAD
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  • BUT ONLY ONE MAN STOOD UP TO
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  • MAKE ME PROUD."
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  • HE LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID, "SON,
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  • TELL THEM, HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO
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  • BE THE ONLY ONE IN THIS LINE?"
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  • THE MAN LOOKED CONFUSED AND
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  • SAID, "I DON'T KNOW. MY WIFE
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  • TOLD ME TO STAND HERE."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • VICTORIA SAYS I'M THE HEAD BUT
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  • SHE'S THE NECK THAT TURNS THE
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  • HEAD, SO... (LAUGHTER)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT THE GOD WHO CLOSES DOORS.
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  • WE ALL KNOW THAT GOD OPENS
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  • DOORS. WE'VE SEEN HIM GIVE US
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  • FAVOR, GOOD BREAKS, PROMOTION.
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  • THAT'S THE HAND OF GOD OPENING
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  • THE DOOR. BUT THE SAME GOD THAT
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  • OPENS DOORS WILL CLOSE DOORS.
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  • YOU PRAYED BUT YOU DIDN'T GET
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  • THE PROMOTION. THE LOAN DIDN'T
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  • GO THROUGH. THE RELATIONSHIP
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  • DIDN'T WORK OUT. SO OFTEN WE
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  • GET DISCOURAGED. WE KIND OF
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  • FEEL LIKE GOD HAS LET US DOWN.
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  • BUT GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE
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  • FOR YOUR LIFE. GOD KNOWS WHERE
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  • EVERY ROAD IS LEADING.
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  • HE KNOWS THE DEAD ENDS.
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  • HE CAN SEE AROUND THE CORNER.
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  • TO US IT LOOKS GREAT.
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  • WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS THERE'S
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  • DANGER, THERE'S HEARTACHE,
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  • TROUBLE UP AHEAD.
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  • GOD KNOWS THE ROADS THAT ARE A
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  • BIG CIRCLE. WE WOULD GO FOR
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  • YEARS AND END UP RIGHT BACK
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  • WHERE WE STARTED,
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  • NEVER MAKING ANY PROGRESS.
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  • A BIG PART OF FAITH IS TRUSTING
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  • GOD WHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
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  • IT. ON THE SURFACE IT LOOKS
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  • PERFECT. YOU CAN'T SEE ANY
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  • REASON WHY IT SHOULDN'T WORK
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  • OUT. BUT GOD CAN SEE A THOUSAND
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  • THINGS THAT WE CANNOT SEE.
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  • GOD MAY CLOSE THE DOOR BECAUSE
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  • YOU'RE BELIEVING TOO SMALL.
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  • IF HE OPENED IT, IT WOULD LIMIT
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  • WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IN YOUR
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  • LIFE. THE DOOR MAY CLOSE
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  • BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE RIGHT
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  • TIME. THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE
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  • INVOLVED AND THEY'RE NOT READY
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  • YET. IF GOD OPENED IT NOW IT
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  • WOULDN'T WORK OUT.
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  • BOTTOM LINE IS GOD HAS YOUR BEST
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  • INTEREST AT HEART.
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  • WHEN A DOOR CLOSES YOU DON'T
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  • KNOW WHAT GOD IS SAVING YOU
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  • FROM. IF YOUR PRAYERS DON'T GET
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  • ANSWERED THE WAY YOU WANT,
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING DISCOURAGED,
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  • FEELING LIKE GOD LET YOU DOWN,
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  • WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A BIGGER
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  • PERSPECTIVE? THE REASON THE
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  • DOOR CLOSED IS BECAUSE GOD HAS
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  • SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.
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  • IF GOD WANTED YOU TO HAVE THAT
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  • PROMOTION YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN
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  • IT. SHAKE IT OFF AND MOVE
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  • FORWARD. THERE IS SOMETHING
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  • BETTER COMING.
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  • IF GOD WANTED THAT PERSON TO
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  • STAY THAT LEFT YOU THEY WOULD
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  • HAVE STAYED.
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  • SHAKE IT OFF.
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  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE IN YOUR
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  • FUTURE. FRIENDS, THE CLOSED
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  • DOORS ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT.
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  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT NOW.
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  • TO YOU IT LOOKS LIKE THE
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  • OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME JUST
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  • PASSED YOU BY.
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  • BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL LOOK BACK
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  • AND THANK GOD FOR THE CLOSED
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  • DOORS BECAUSE IF GOD HADN'T
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  • CLOSED THE DOOR YOU WOULDN'T
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  • HAVE MET THE RIGHT PERSON.
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  • OR IF GOD HADN'T CLOSED THE DOOR
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  • YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN STUCK AT
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  • ONE LEVEL AND NOT SEEN THE
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  • AMAZING FAVOR THAT GOD HAS IN
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  • YOUR FUTURE.
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  • I USED TO GET EXCITED ABOUT MY
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  • OPEN DOORS AND REALLY DOWN ABOUT
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  • MY CLOSED DOORS.
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  • NOW, I THANK GOD FOR MY CLOSED
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  • DOORS JUST AS MUCH AS I DO MY
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  • OPEN DOORS.
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  • I WANT YOU TO COME TO THIS PLACE
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  • WHERE YOU HAVE SUCH A TRUST IN
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  • GOD, YOU ARE SO CONFIDENT THAT
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  • HE IS DIRECTING YOUR STEPS, YOU
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  • SAY LIKE DAVID, "GOD, MY LIFE
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  • IS IN YOUR HANDS."
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  • IF A DOOR CLOSES AND YOU DON'T
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  • GET YOUR WAY, YOU DON'T GET
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  • UPSET. YOUR ATTITUDE IS,
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  • "I KNOW THIS DOOR DIDN'T CLOSE
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  • BY ACCIDENT. GOD CLOSED IT ON
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  • PURPOSE AND WHAT GOD CLOSES
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  • I DON'T WANT TO OPEN.
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  • I DON'T WANT MY WAY.
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  • I WANT HIS WAY.
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  • HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST.
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  • HE CAN SEE WHAT I CAN'T SEE.
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  • GOD, NOT MY WILL BUT LET YOURS
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  • BE DONE."
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  • THAT'S A VERY FREEING WAY TO
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  • LIVE. WHEN YOU REALLY BELIEVE
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  • GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL IT
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  • TAKES ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.
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  • A FEW YEARS AGO THIS MAN FLEW TO
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  • HOUSTON FOR A BIG JOB INTERVIEW.
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  • HE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT IT.
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  • IT WAS A TOP POSITION AT ONE OF
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  • THE LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE
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  • WORLD. IT LOOKED LIKE A GOLDEN
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  • OPPORTUNITY, A HUGE BOOST TO HIS
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  • CAREER. HE WAS READY TO GIVE UP
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  • HIS POSITION OF NEARLY 30 YEARS
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  • AND MOVE HIS FAMILY HERE TO
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  • TOWN. HE CAME TO THE SERVICE
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  • AND ASKED US TO PRAY OVER THIS
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  • BIG INTERVIEW.
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  • WE PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE
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  • HIM FAVOR AND CAUSE HIM TO STAND
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  • OUT. IN A FEW DAYS HE CALLED
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  • AND HE WAS ON CLOUD 9.
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  • EVERYTHING WENT GREAT.
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  • IT LOOKED VERY PROMISING.
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  • SEVERAL WEEKS WENT BY AND THEY
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  • INVITED HIM BACK FOR
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  • A SECOND INTERVIEW.
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  • HE DID THE SAME THING.
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  • HE CAME BY THE CHURCH.
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  • WE PRAYED FAVOR, PROMOTION,
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  • ON AND ON.
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  • AFTER TALKING WITH HIM FOR
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  • SEVERAL HOURS THAT COMPANY
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  • CALLED HIM BACK IN AND SAID,
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  • "WE REALLY LIKE YOU.
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  • YOU'RE INCREDIBLY TALENTED.
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  • WE JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU'RE
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  • THE RIGHT FIT FOR OUR
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  • ORGANIZATION."
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  • IT WAS LIKE THEY LET THE AIR OUT
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  • OF HIS BALLOON.
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  • HE CAME TO THE SERVICE LIKE HE
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  • HAD LOST HIS LAST FRIEND.
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  • HE LOOKED 20 YEARS OLDER.
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  • HE WAS SO DISCOURAGED.
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  • HE SAID, "JOEL, I DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND IT. I PRAYED.
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  • I BELIEVED. HOW COULD GOD LET
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  • THIS HAPPEN?"
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  • I TOLD HIM WHAT I'M TELLING YOU.
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  • THE SAME GOD THAT OPENS DOORS
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  • WILL CLOSE DOORS.
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  • YOU HAVE TO TRUST HIM.
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  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT NOW
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  • BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND
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  • IT. ONE DAY YOU WILL THANK GOD
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  • THAT YOU DIDN'T GET THAT
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  • POSITION. A COUPLE OF YEARS
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  • LATER HE SHOWED UP SMILING FROM
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  • EAR TO EAR.
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  • HE SAID, "JOEL, GOD KNEW WHAT HE
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  • WAS DOING."
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  • HE TOLD HOW THAT COMPANY WAS IN
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  • BANKRUPTCY.
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  • THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE BEING
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  • LAID OFF.
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  • IT WAS A BIG MESS.
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  • ALL OVER THE NEWS.
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  • THE WHOLE COMPANY ENDED UP
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  • SHUTTING DOWN.
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  • HERE'S HOW GOOD GOD IS.
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  • HE WAS LESS THAN TWO YEARS AWAY
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  • FROM RETIREMENT AT THAT OTHER
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  • COMPANY. IF HE WOULD HAVE
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  • GOTTEN THAT POSITION HE WOULD
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  • NOT ONLY BE OUT OF A JOB RIGHT
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  • NOW BUT HE WOULD HAVE LOST
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  • NEARLY 30 YEARS OF HIS
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  • RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
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  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
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  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY YOUR
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  • CLOSED DOORS.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • IF GOD WANTS A DOOR TO OPEN YOU
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  • CAN BE CERTAIN IT WILL OPEN.
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  • ALL THE FORCES OF DARKNESS
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  • CANNOT STOP IT. WHAT I WANT YOU
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  • TO SEE IS WHEN YOU PRAY, YOU
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  • BELIEVE, YOU STAND IN FAITH AND
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  • THE DOOR DOESN'T OPEN TAKE IT
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  • AS A SIGN FROM GOD.
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  • IT'S NOT HIS BEST.
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  • SOMETIMES, LIKE THIS MAN, WE'RE
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  • SO DISAPPOINTED BUT THE TRUTH IS
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  • GOD LOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO OPEN
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  • THAT DOOR. GOD IS NOT LETTING
  • 00:07:19.160 --> 00:07:21.140
  • YOU DOWN. HE IS DOING YOU A
  • 00:07:21.140 --> 00:07:23.030
  • FAVOR. HE IS KEEPING YOU FROM
  • 00:07:23.030 --> 00:07:24.210
  • ALL KINDS OF HEARTACHE AND
  • 00:07:24.210 --> 00:07:26.010
  • PAIN. IF WE'RE REALLY GOING TO
  • 00:07:26.010 --> 00:07:28.070
  • TRUST GOD WE HAVE TO BE CONTENT
  • 00:07:28.070 --> 00:07:30.250
  • WITH THE ANSWER GOD GIVES US.
  • 00:07:30.250 --> 00:07:33.030
  • SO OFTEN WE SAY WE'RE TRUSTING
  • 00:07:33.030 --> 00:07:35.160
  • BUT WE'RE ONLY GOING TO BE HAPPY
  • 00:07:35.160 --> 00:07:37.240
  • IF GOD DOES IT OUR WAY, ON OUR
  • 00:07:37.240 --> 00:07:39.210
  • TIMETABLE.
  • 00:07:39.210 --> 00:07:41.010
  • NO, YOU HAVE TO PUT THE DREAM ON
  • 00:07:41.010 --> 00:07:42.280
  • THE ALTAR AND SAY,
  • 00:07:42.280 --> 00:07:44.090
  • "GOD, IF THIS IS WHAT YOU
  • 00:07:44.090 --> 00:07:46.040
  • WANT FOR ME. GOD, IF THIS IS
  • 00:07:46.040 --> 00:07:48.010
  • YOUR BEST FOR MY LIFE. I KNOW
  • 00:07:48.010 --> 00:07:50.010
  • YOU ARE IN COMPLETE CONTROL.
  • 00:07:50.010 --> 00:07:51.270
  • THERE IS NO POWER GREATER THAN
  • 00:07:51.270 --> 00:07:53.040
  • YOURS. GOD, I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:07:53.040 --> 00:07:55.020
  • IF IT HAPPENS I'M GOING TO BE
  • 00:07:55.020 --> 00:07:56.140
  • HAPPY AND THANK YOU FOR IT.
  • 00:07:56.140 --> 00:07:58.040
  • IF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT I'M NOT
  • 00:07:58.040 --> 00:08:00.040
  • GOING TO GET DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:08:00.040 --> 00:08:01.130
  • I'M NOT GOING TO QUIT BELIEVING.
  • 00:08:01.130 --> 00:08:03.040
  • I KNOW THAT MEANS YOU HAVE
  • 00:08:03.040 --> 00:08:04.280
  • SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE."
  • 00:08:04.280 --> 00:08:06.200
  • THIS TAKES ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.
  • 00:08:06.200 --> 00:08:08.160
  • YOU'RE NOT FRUSTRATED IF IT
  • 00:08:08.160 --> 00:08:10.160
  • DOESN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:08:10.160 --> 00:08:11.290
  • YOU DON'T LIVE IN SELF-PITY IF
  • 00:08:11.290 --> 00:08:13.220
  • IT DOESN'T HAPPEN YOUR WAY.
  • 00:08:13.220 --> 00:08:15.150
  • YOU KNOW THE STEPS AND THE STOPS
  • 00:08:15.150 --> 00:08:18.060
  • OF A GOOD PERSON ARE ORDERED BY
  • 00:08:18.060 --> 00:08:19.290
  • THE LORD. THIS WAS DIFFICULT
  • 00:08:19.290 --> 00:08:21.160
  • FOR ME BECAUSE YOU KNOW HOW
  • 00:08:21.160 --> 00:08:23.260
  • SOME OPPORTUNITIES LOOK SO
  • 00:08:23.260 --> 00:08:25.080
  • GREAT. IN MY MIND I THOUGHT,
  • 00:08:25.080 --> 00:08:27.180
  • "GOD, IT'S PERFECT. THERE WILL
  • 00:08:27.180 --> 00:08:29.090
  • NEVER BE ANYTHING BETTER."
  • 00:08:29.090 --> 00:08:31.040
  • THE PROBLEM IS OUR THINKING IS
  • 00:08:31.040 --> 00:08:33.230
  • LIMITED. GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR
  • 00:08:33.230 --> 00:08:35.210
  • LIFE IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN
  • 00:08:35.210 --> 00:08:37.210
  • YOUR OWN PLAN THAT IF GOD
  • 00:08:37.210 --> 00:08:39.200
  • DIDN'T CLOSE CERTAIN DOORS IT
  • 00:08:39.200 --> 00:08:41.170
  • WOULD KEEP YOU FROM THE
  • 00:08:41.170 --> 00:08:42.210
  • FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:08:42.210 --> 00:08:44.150
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER MY DAD
  • 00:08:44.150 --> 00:08:46.060
  • WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD AND I
  • 00:08:46.060 --> 00:08:47.070
  • TOOK OVER, THE CHURCH REALLY
  • 00:08:47.070 --> 00:08:48.220
  • STARTED GROWING. WE NEEDED
  • 00:08:48.220 --> 00:08:50.030
  • PROPERTY TO BUILD A NEW
  • 00:08:50.030 --> 00:08:51.150
  • SANCTUARY ON. MY FATHER SAID
  • 00:08:51.150 --> 00:08:53.230
  • THAT HE WOULD NEVER MOVE THE
  • 00:08:53.230 --> 00:08:55.080
  • CHURCH. SO WE LOOKED FOR
  • 00:08:55.080 --> 00:08:57.010
  • PROPERTY AS CLOSE TO THE OTHER
  • 00:08:57.010 --> 00:08:58.180
  • LOCATION AS WE COULD POSSIBLY
  • 00:08:58.180 --> 00:09:00.050
  • FIND. WE FOUND THIS 100-ACRE
  • 00:09:00.150 --> 00:09:03.150
  • TRACT OF LAND RIGHT OFF THE
  • 00:09:03.150 --> 00:09:05.020
  • FREEWAY ABOUT TWO MILES FROM
  • 00:09:05.020 --> 00:09:06.260
  • THE OTHER LOCATION.
  • 00:09:06.260 --> 00:09:08.040
  • IT WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:09:08.040 --> 00:09:09.200
  • WE TALKED TO THE OWNER.
  • 00:09:09.200 --> 00:09:11.000
  • HE TOLD HOW IT HAD BEEN ON THE
  • 00:09:11.000 --> 00:09:12.140
  • MARKET FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND HE
  • 00:09:12.140 --> 00:09:14.260
  • HAD NEVER HAD ONE OFFER, NOT ONE
  • 00:09:14.260 --> 00:09:16.270
  • PERSON INTERESTED. WE SAID,
  • 00:09:16.270 --> 00:09:18.200
  • "THANK YOU, LORD. YOU'VE SAVED
  • 00:09:18.200 --> 00:09:20.020
  • THIS PROPERTY FOR US."
  • 00:09:20.020 --> 00:09:21.240
  • AFTER ABOUT SIX MONTHS OF DOING
  • 00:09:21.240 --> 00:09:23.120
  • OUR RESEARCH AND OUR SOIL TESTS
  • 00:09:23.120 --> 00:09:25.080
  • WE WENT TO CLOSE ON THE
  • 00:09:25.080 --> 00:09:26.160
  • PROPERTY. WE HAD AN 8 O'CLOCK
  • 00:09:26.160 --> 00:09:28.140
  • MEETING. WE WALKED IN AT 7:45.
  • 00:09:28.140 --> 00:09:31.030
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.
  • 00:09:31.030 --> 00:09:32.160
  • THE SECRETARY CAME OUT AND SAID,
  • 00:09:32.160 --> 00:09:34.080
  • "I'M SO SORRY BUT THE OWNER SOLD
  • 00:09:34.080 --> 00:09:36.130
  • THE PROPERTY LAST NIGHT TO
  • 00:09:36.130 --> 00:09:38.160
  • ANOTHER PARTY."
  • 00:09:38.160 --> 00:09:40.090
  • I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:09:40.090 --> 00:09:41.280
  • I JUST KNEW THAT WAS THE DEVIL
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.110
  • STEALING OUR PROPERTY.
  • 00:09:43.110 --> 00:09:44.240
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:09:44.240 --> 00:09:46.060
  • I WENT HOME VERY DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:09:46.060 --> 00:09:48.170
  • I TOLD VICTORIA WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:09:48.170 --> 00:09:50.140
  • SHE SAID, "LISTEN, JOEL.
  • 00:09:50.140 --> 00:09:51.210
  • GOD CLOSED THAT DOOR FOR A
  • 00:09:51.210 --> 00:09:53.080
  • REASON. WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET
  • 00:09:53.080 --> 00:09:55.030
  • DISCOURAGED. WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:09:55.030 --> 00:09:55.290
  • KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE. GOD HAS
  • 00:09:55.290 --> 00:09:57.130
  • SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE."
  • 00:09:57.130 --> 00:09:59.200
  • IN MY MIND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT
  • 00:09:59.200 --> 00:10:01.280
  • BUT IN MY HEART, DOWN IN HERE,
  • 00:10:01.280 --> 00:10:04.030
  • I KNEW WHAT SHE WAS SAYING WAS
  • 00:10:04.030 --> 00:10:05.290
  • EXACTLY TRUE. I THOUGHT,
  • 00:10:05.290 --> 00:10:07.030
  • "GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:10:07.030 --> 00:10:08.260
  • HIS PLAN CANNOT BE STOPPED BY
  • 00:10:08.260 --> 00:10:10.230
  • A BAD BREAK, A DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:10:10.230 --> 00:10:12.190
  • BY A PERSON.
  • 00:10:12.190 --> 00:10:13.170
  • GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY."
  • 00:10:13.170 --> 00:10:15.120
  • I MADE A DECISION THAT DAY.
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:17.160
  • INSTEAD OF SITTING AROUND IN
  • 00:10:17.160 --> 00:10:19.050
  • SELF-PITY SAYING,
  • 00:10:19.050 --> 00:10:20.130
  • "GOD, WHY DIDN'T IT WORK OUT?"
  • 00:10:20.130 --> 00:10:22.080
  • I CHOSE TO BELIEVE THAT GOD WAS
  • 00:10:22.080 --> 00:10:24.100
  • STILL IN CONTROL. IT WAS A FEW
  • 00:10:24.100 --> 00:10:26.160
  • MONTHS LATER I GOT A CALL FROM
  • 00:10:26.160 --> 00:10:28.200
  • A FRIEND. HE SAID,
  • 00:10:28.200 --> 00:10:30.020
  • "HEY, JOEL. THE HOUSTON ROCKETS
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:31.100
  • BASKETBALL TEAM IS MOVING OUT
  • 00:10:31.100 --> 00:10:33.120
  • OF THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:10:33.120 --> 00:10:34.200
  • THAT WOULD BE A GREAT FACILITY
  • 00:10:34.200 --> 00:10:36.180
  • FOR LAKEWOOD."
  • 00:10:36.180 --> 00:10:37.260
  • WHEN HE SAID THAT SOMETHING CAME
  • 00:10:37.260 --> 00:10:39.080
  • ALIVE ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:10:39.080 --> 00:10:41.010
  • I KNEW RIGHT THEN AND THERE THAT
  • 00:10:41.010 --> 00:10:43.070
  • WAS THE REASON GOD CLOSED THE
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:44.250
  • OTHER DOOR.
  • 00:10:44.250 --> 00:10:46.070
  • IT WAS TOO SMALL.
  • 00:10:46.070 --> 00:10:47.210
  • IT WOULD HAVE LIMITED WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:49.090
  • WANTED TO DO.
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:50.070
  • THINGS BEGAN TO FALL INTO PLACE
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.150
  • AND HERE WE ARE TODAY ENJOYING
  • 00:10:51.150 --> 00:10:53.070
  • THE FULLNESS OF WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:53.070 --> 00:10:54.290
  • HAD IN STORE.
  • 00:10:54.290 --> 00:10:56.130
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:10:56.130 --> 00:10:58.280
  • BUT BACK THEN I COULDN'T FATHOM
  • 00:10:58.280 --> 00:11:01.060
  • THIS. IT WASN'T EVEN ON MY
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:02.140
  • RADAR. THIS WAS EXCEEDINGLY,
  • 00:11:02.140 --> 00:11:05.050
  • ABUNDANTLY ABOVE AND BEYOND.
  • 00:11:05.050 --> 00:11:07.010
  • I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH
  • 00:11:07.010 --> 00:11:08.080
  • THE OTHER PROPERTY.
  • 00:11:08.080 --> 00:11:09.140
  • I WOULD HAVE CELEBRATED GOD'S
  • 00:11:09.140 --> 00:11:10.190
  • GOODNESS IF HE WOULD HAVE DONE
  • 00:11:10.190 --> 00:11:12.060
  • IT THAT WAY.
  • 00:11:12.060 --> 00:11:13.010
  • BUT GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:11:13.010 --> 00:11:14.290
  • SO MUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN
  • 00:11:14.290 --> 00:11:17.090
  • DREAM. THERE WILL BE TIMES THAT
  • 00:11:17.090 --> 00:11:19.100
  • A DOOR CLOSES THAT YOU DON'T
  • 00:11:19.100 --> 00:11:21.110
  • UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:11:21.110 --> 00:11:22.280
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:11:22.280 --> 00:11:24.030
  • THEY WERE THE PERFECT MAN, THE
  • 00:11:24.030 --> 00:11:26.000
  • PERFECT WOMAN, BUT THEY BROKE
  • 00:11:26.000 --> 00:11:27.100
  • OFF THE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:28.240
  • THE HOUSE WAS JUST WHAT YOU
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:30.170
  • WANTED. IT EVEN HAD THE
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:32.000
  • WALLPAPER YOU WOULD HAVE PICKED
  • 00:11:32.000 --> 00:11:33.080
  • IN THE LIVING ROOM BUT THEY
  • 00:11:33.080 --> 00:11:34.210
  • DIDN'T ACCEPT YOUR OFFER.
  • 00:11:34.210 --> 00:11:36.120
  • THE LOAN DIDN'T GO THROUGH.
  • 00:11:36.120 --> 00:11:37.230
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE BUT ONE
  • 00:11:37.230 --> 00:11:40.160
  • DAY IT WILL MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:11:40.160 --> 00:11:41.270
  • ONE DAY YOU'LL HAVE YOUR
  • 00:11:41.270 --> 00:11:43.010
  • COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:11:43.010 --> 00:11:44.020
  • YOU'LL LOOK BACK AND SAY, "GOD,
  • 00:11:44.020 --> 00:11:45.130
  • THANK YOU THAT THE PROPERTY WAS
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:47.010
  • SOLD OUT FROM UNDER ME."
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:48.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:48.110 --> 00:11:49.070
  • "GOD, THANK YOU THAT THE LOAN
  • 00:11:49.070 --> 00:11:50.280
  • DIDN'T GO THROUGH."
  • 00:11:50.280 --> 00:11:52.230
  • "GOD, THANK YOU THAT THAT OLD
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:53.270
  • GOAT WALKED OUT ON ME-I MEAN,
  • 00:11:53.270 --> 00:11:55.060
  • THAT PERSON WALKED OUT ON ME."
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:56.210
  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:56.210 --> 00:11:58.090
  • HERE'S THE QUESTION.
  • 00:11:58.090 --> 00:11:59.110
  • WILL YOU STAY IN FAITH WHILE YOU
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:02.090
  • WAIT TO SEE WHAT GOD IS UP TO?
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:05.140
  • WILL YOU NOT GET DISCOURAGED AND
  • 00:12:05.140 --> 00:12:07.060
  • START COMPLAINING,
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:08.080
  • "NOTHING GOOD EVER
  • 00:12:08.080 --> 00:12:09.110
  • HAPPENS TO ME. I CAN'T BELIEVE
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:10.240
  • I DIDN'T GET THE PROMOTION.
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:12.080
  • I'VE BEEN AT THE COMPANY LONGER
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:13.100
  • THAN ANYBODY ELSE."
  • 00:12:13.100 --> 00:12:14.270
  • OR, "I TREATED THIS GIRL LIKE A
  • 00:12:14.270 --> 00:12:16.110
  • QUEEN AND SHE JUST WANTS TO BE
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:18.220
  • FRIENDS. SHE SAYS I'M JUST
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:20.170
  • LIKE HER BROTHER."
  • 00:12:20.170 --> 00:12:21.240
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:21.240 --> 00:12:22.290
  • "GOD, I DON'T WANT TO BE A
  • 00:12:22.290 --> 00:12:23.280
  • BROTHER. I WANT TO BE A
  • 00:12:23.280 --> 00:12:24.200
  • HUSBAND."
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:25.170
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:26.190
  • ALL OF US HAVE BEEN BROTHERS
  • 00:12:26.190 --> 00:12:27.110
  • BEFORE, BUT...TRUST GOD WITH
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:30.180
  • YOUR LIFE. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS
  • 00:12:30.180 --> 00:12:31.260
  • DOING. I PRAY EVERY DAY,
  • 00:12:31.260 --> 00:12:34.170
  • "GOD, OPEN THE RIGHT DOORS AND
  • 00:12:34.170 --> 00:12:36.240
  • CLOSE THE WRONG DOORS.
  • 00:12:36.240 --> 00:12:38.140
  • GOD, BRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
  • 00:12:38.140 --> 00:12:39.250
  • ACROSS MY PATH. WEED OUT THOSE
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:41.250
  • THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE."
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:43.090
  • I'VE LEARNED THE CLOSED DOORS
  • 00:12:43.090 --> 00:12:45.100
  • ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE
  • 00:12:45.100 --> 00:12:46.200
  • OPEN DOORS. YOU KNOW WHAT
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:48.030
  • BROUGHT US TO THIS FACILITY?
  • 00:12:48.030 --> 00:12:49.170
  • A CLOSED DOOR.
  • 00:12:49.170 --> 00:12:51.070
  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY YOUR
  • 00:12:51.070 --> 00:12:52.180
  • CLOSED DOORS. THAT'S GOD
  • 00:12:52.180 --> 00:12:54.040
  • PROTECTING YOU FROM HEARTACHE.
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:56.050
  • THAT'S GOD KEEPING YOU FROM THE
  • 00:12:56.050 --> 00:12:57.210
  • WRONG PEOPLE. THAT'S GOD NOT
  • 00:12:57.210 --> 00:12:59.210
  • LETTING YOU LIVE A LIMITED
  • 00:12:59.210 --> 00:13:01.030
  • LIFE. YOU MAY BE LIKE ME.
  • 00:13:01.030 --> 00:13:03.000
  • YOU WANT THE EMPTY PIECE OF
  • 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:04.270
  • PROPERTY. BUT GOD HAS A
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:06.150
  • BUILDING ALREADY BUILT FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:06.150 --> 00:13:09.150
  • HE HAS MORE THAN YOU CAN ASK OR
  • 00:13:09.150 --> 00:13:10.290
  • THINK-AN EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:14.010
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND FUTURE.
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:14.280
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:14.280 --> 00:13:16.120
  • GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:17.270
  • THAT HE HASN'T ANSWERED CERTAIN
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:19.150
  • PRAYERS. HE HASN'T ALLOWED
  • 00:13:19.150 --> 00:13:21.110
  • CERTAIN PEOPLE INTO YOUR LIFE
  • 00:13:21.110 --> 00:13:23.050
  • THAT YOU REALLY WANTED BECAUSE
  • 00:13:23.050 --> 00:13:24.260
  • THEY WOULD HAVE LIMITED YOUR
  • 00:13:24.260 --> 00:13:26.090
  • GROWTH. LEARN TO TRUST HIM.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:28.110
  • THANK HIM FOR YOUR OPEN DOORS.
  • 00:13:28.110 --> 00:13:30.160
  • CELEBRATE HIS GOODNESS.
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:31.220
  • BUT THANK HIM JUST AS MUCH FOR
  • 00:13:31.220 --> 00:13:33.150
  • YOUR CLOSED DOORS KNOWING THAT
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:35.010
  • HE IS STILL DIRECTING YOUR
  • 00:13:35.010 --> 00:13:36.140
  • STEPS. SOME OF YOU TODAY ARE
  • 00:13:36.140 --> 00:13:38.210
  • DISCOURAGED BECAUSE YOUR PLAN
  • 00:13:38.210 --> 00:13:40.020
  • DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:41.210
  • THE MAN, THE WOMAN, THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.070
  • MARRY YOU.
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:44.120
  • YOU DIDN'T GET THE POSITION YOU
  • 00:13:44.120 --> 00:13:45.150
  • WERE HOPING FOR. SHAKE IT OFF.
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:47.200
  • MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:13:47.200 --> 00:13:48.260
  • GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER IN
  • 00:13:48.260 --> 00:13:50.090
  • FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:13:50.090 --> 00:13:51.090
  • GOD IS NOT HINDERING YOU.
  • 00:13:51.090 --> 00:13:53.020
  • HE IS HELPING YOU.
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:54.160
  • HE IS GETTING YOU IN POSITION
  • 00:13:54.160 --> 00:13:55.230
  • FOR THE AMAZING FUTURE HE HAS IN
  • 00:13:55.230 --> 00:13:57.180
  • STORE. THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:13:57.180 --> 00:13:59.280
  • THAT CAME DOWN FOR PRAYER A FEW
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:02.010
  • YEARS BACK, RIGHT HERE AT THE
  • 00:14:02.010 --> 00:14:03.190
  • ALTAR. SHE WAS SO DISCOURAGED
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:05.130
  • BECAUSE HER BOYFRIEND HAD
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:06.250
  • BROKEN UP WITH HER.
  • 00:14:06.250 --> 00:14:08.080
  • SHE DIDN'T THINK SHE COULD LIVE
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:09.260
  • WITHOUT HIM. SHE KNEW HE WAS
  • 00:14:09.260 --> 00:14:11.120
  • THE MAN OF HER DREAMS.
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:12.250
  • EVERY SUNDAY WE WOULD PRAY THAT
  • 00:14:12.250 --> 00:14:14.270
  • THAT RELATIONSHIP WOULD BE
  • 00:14:14.270 --> 00:14:16.030
  • RESTORED. THIS WENT ON MONTH
  • 00:14:16.030 --> 00:14:17.290
  • AFTER MONTH. SHE WAS AS
  • 00:14:17.290 --> 00:14:19.080
  • FAITHFUL AS CAN BE. AND I COULD
  • 00:14:19.080 --> 00:14:21.240
  • TELL THOUGH SHE WAS ONLY GOING
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:23.210
  • TO BE HAPPY IF GOD DID IT HER
  • 00:14:23.210 --> 00:14:25.180
  • WAY. I TRIED TO ENCOURAGE HER,
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:28.030
  • "HEY, STAY OPEN.
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:29.160
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT'S BEST.
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:31.070
  • HE CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE."
  • 00:14:31.070 --> 00:14:32.170
  • SHE DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ANY OF
  • 00:14:32.170 --> 00:14:33.190
  • THAT. SHE ONLY WANTED THIS
  • 00:14:33.190 --> 00:14:35.010
  • YOUNG MAN BACK.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:36.140
  • WELL, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:37.260
  • WORK OUT.
  • 00:14:37.260 --> 00:14:39.010
  • HE MARRIED SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:14:39.010 --> 00:14:40.060
  • SHE WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:41.290
  • SHE FELT LIKE GOD HAD LET HER
  • 00:14:41.290 --> 00:14:43.200
  • DOWN. SHE SAID,
  • 00:14:43.200 --> 00:14:44.250
  • "JOEL, ALL THOSE PRAYERS WE
  • 00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:46.180
  • PRAYED. I QUOTED THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:14:46.180 --> 00:14:48.160
  • I WAS GOOD TO OTHERS.
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:49.170
  • I DID EVERYTHING I WAS
  • 00:14:49.170 --> 00:14:50.240
  • SUPPOSED TO DO."
  • 00:14:50.240 --> 00:14:51.290
  • SHE ENDED UP DROPPING OUT OF
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:53.120
  • CHURCH. THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:55.170
  • "GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.
  • 00:14:55.170 --> 00:14:58.020
  • THEY ARE BETTER THAN OUR WAYS."
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:15:00.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:00.060 --> 00:15:01.160
  • MAYBE LIKE HER YOUR PRAYER
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:03.110
  • DIDN'T GET ANSWERED THE WAY YOU
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:04.270
  • WANTED, IT DIDN'T TURN OUT THE
  • 00:15:04.270 --> 00:15:06.140
  • WAY YOU HAD HOPED.
  • 00:15:06.140 --> 00:15:07.070
  • LET THESE WORDS SINK DOWN INTO
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:09.120
  • YOUR SPIRIT. GOD'S WAY IS
  • 00:15:09.120 --> 00:15:11.030
  • BETTER THAN YOUR WAY.
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:12.200
  • HIS PLAN IS BIGGER THAN YOUR
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:14.150
  • PLAN. HIS DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:14.150 --> 00:15:17.090
  • IS MORE REWARDING, MORE
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:18.220
  • FULFILLING, BETTER THAN YOU'VE
  • 00:15:18.220 --> 00:15:20.190
  • EVER DREAMED OF.
  • 00:15:20.190 --> 00:15:22.130
  • NOW STAY OPEN AND LET GOD DO IT
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:24.070
  • HIS WAY. PUT THE REQUEST ON THE
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:26.170
  • ALTAR. IT'S OKAY TO BE HONEST
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:27.240
  • AND SAY,
  • 00:15:27.240 --> 00:15:28.210
  • "GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.
  • 00:15:28.210 --> 00:15:30.120
  • GOD, YOU KNOW HOW BADLY I WANT
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:32.030
  • IT. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IT MEANS
  • 00:15:32.030 --> 00:15:33.190
  • TO ME. BUT GOD, IF IT'S NOT
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:35.100
  • YOUR BEST I DON'T WANT IT.
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:37.230
  • GOD, I TRUST YOU."
  • 00:15:37.230 --> 00:15:39.020
  • I DIDN'T SEE THIS YOUNG LADY FOR
  • 00:15:39.020 --> 00:15:40.270
  • THE LONGEST TIME.
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:42.100
  • SHE ENDED UP MOVING TO ANOTHER
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:43.080
  • CITY. ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS
  • 00:15:43.080 --> 00:15:45.180
  • AFTER ALL OF THIS, SHE CAME TO
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:47.240
  • CHURCH WITH THIS HANDSOME MAN
  • 00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:49.140
  • BY HER SIDE.
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:50.170
  • COME TO FIND OUT THEY WERE
  • 00:15:50.170 --> 00:15:51.240
  • MARRIED. THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:52.230
  • DAUGHTER. SHE WAS AS HAPPY AS
  • 00:15:52.230 --> 00:15:54.150
  • CAN BE. AT ONE POINT HER
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:56.130
  • HUSBAND STEPPED AWAY AND SHE
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:58.130
  • WHISPERED IN MY EAR,
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:15:59.180
  • "JOEL, YOU REMEMBER THE
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:00.260
  • YOUNG MAN WE USED TO ALWAYS PRAY
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:02.130
  • ABOUT? HE'S ALREADY BEEN
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:04.020
  • MARRIED AND DIVORCED TWO TIMES.
  • 00:16:04.020 --> 00:16:06.000
  • HE'S CONSTANTLY IN AND OUT OF
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:07.230
  • TROUBLE. HE CAN'T HOLD DOWN A
  • 00:16:07.230 --> 00:16:09.090
  • GOOD JOB."
  • 00:16:09.090 --> 00:16:10.140
  • SHE MADE THE STATEMENT,
  • 00:16:10.140 --> 00:16:11.180
  • "I THANK GOD EVERY DAY THAT
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:13.140
  • HE DIDN'T ANSWER MY PRAYER."
  • 00:16:13.140 --> 00:16:15.160
  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:17.090
  • WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING SO
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:18.220
  • BADLY YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:21.000
  • LIVE WITHOUT IT, YOU TRY TO
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:22.160
  • FORCE IT TO HAPPEN, GOD IS SO
  • 00:16:22.160 --> 00:16:24.170
  • MERCIFUL IF IT'S NOT HIS BEST
  • 00:16:24.170 --> 00:16:27.020
  • HE IS NOT GOING TO ANSWER THAT
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:28.230
  • PRAYER. HE LOVES YOU TOO MUCH
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:30.100
  • TO OPEN THAT DOOR.
  • 00:16:30.100 --> 00:16:32.090
  • WHY DON'T YOU TRUST HIM?
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:33.160
  • HE WANTS YOU TO FULFILL YOUR
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:35.070
  • DESTINY MORE THAN YOU DO.
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:36.260
  • HE IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:38.170
  • WHEN YOU COME TO A CLOSED DOOR
  • 00:16:38.170 --> 00:16:40.120
  • THAT IS A TEST OF YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:42.270
  • ARE YOU GOING TO GET BITTER,
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:44.270
  • LIVE IN SELF-PITY, GIVE UP ON
  • 00:16:44.270 --> 00:16:47.000
  • YOUR DREAMS OR ARE YOU GOING TO
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:49.040
  • MOVE FORWARD KNOWING THAT GOD IS
  • 00:16:49.040 --> 00:16:50.210
  • STILL IN CONTROL?
  • 00:16:50.210 --> 00:16:52.260
  • IF YOU WILL PASS THE TEST GOD
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:55.000
  • WILL RELEASE WHAT HE HAS IN YOUR
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:57.010
  • FUTURE. AND MANY TIMES IT WILL
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:59.040
  • BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:01.110
  • FOR. GOD WILL BRING THAT PERSON
  • 00:17:01.110 --> 00:17:03.090
  • BACK. OR HE WILL BRING AN
  • 00:17:03.090 --> 00:17:04.230
  • OPPORTUNITY OR THAT DREAM TO
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:06.020
  • PASS. GOD JUST WANTS TO SEE DO
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:08.080
  • YOU TRUST HIM ENOUGH TO BE
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.290
  • HAPPY EVEN IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:12.050
  • YOUR WAY.
  • 00:17:12.050 --> 00:17:13.280
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:17:13.280 --> 00:17:14.230
  • ABRAHAM.
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:15.100
  • GOD INSTRUCTED HIM TO PUT HIS
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:16.250
  • OWN SON ON THE ALTAR, THE THING
  • 00:17:16.250 --> 00:17:19.140
  • THAT MEANT THE MOST TO HIM.
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:21.010
  • JUST WHEN ABRAHAM WAS GOING TO
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:22.200
  • HARM HIM GOD SAID,
  • 00:17:22.200 --> 00:17:24.000
  • "NO, ABRAHAM. DON'T DO IT.
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.120
  • I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU
  • 00:17:25.120 --> 00:17:27.090
  • TRUSTED ME ENOUGH TO GIVE ME
  • 00:17:27.090 --> 00:17:29.070
  • YOUR OWN SON."
  • 00:17:29.070 --> 00:17:31.010
  • ABRAHAM PASSED THE TEST.
  • 00:17:31.010 --> 00:17:33.030
  • AND WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:17:33.030 --> 00:17:33.250
  • GOD GAVE HIM BACK WHAT HE REALLY
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:35.170
  • WANTED, THE THING THAT MEANT THE
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:37.070
  • MOST TO HIM.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.060
  • WHEN YOU FACE A DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:40.020
  • A CLOSED DOOR, YOUR PLANS DON'T
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:41.110
  • WORK OUT AND YOU KEEP A GOOD
  • 00:17:41.110 --> 00:17:42.260
  • ATTITUDE, YOU STAY IN FAITH, YOU
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.200
  • ARE PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:17:45.200 --> 00:17:46.290
  • THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS GOD TO GIVE
  • 00:17:46.290 --> 00:17:48.220
  • YOU BACK WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
  • 00:17:48.220 --> 00:17:50.150
  • THE MOST.
  • 00:17:50.150 --> 00:17:51.080
  • PROVERBS 20 VERSE 24 SAYS,
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:53.190
  • "SINCE THE LORD IS DIRECTING OUR
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:56.090
  • STEPS WHY DO WE TRY TO FIGURE
  • 00:17:56.090 --> 00:17:58.110
  • OUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS
  • 00:17:58.110 --> 00:18:00.090
  • ALONG THE WAY?"
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:02.000
  • SOME OF YOU TODAY COULD GET FREE
  • 00:18:02.000 --> 00:18:03.190
  • IF YOU WOULD JUST QUIT TRYING TO
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:05.080
  • FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT.
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:06.290
  • "GOD, WHY DID I GO THROUGH THAT
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:08.110
  • BREAKUP? I'M A GOOD PERSON."
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:10.150
  • "GOD, WHY DID THEY SELL THAT
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:11.250
  • PROPERTY OUT FROM UNDER US?"
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:13.160
  • NO, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO FIGURE
  • 00:18:13.160 --> 00:18:15.030
  • EVERYTHING OUT ALL THAT IS GOING
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:16.250
  • TO DO IS MAKE YOU CONFUSED.
  • 00:18:16.250 --> 00:18:19.020
  • LET IT GO AND MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:21.180
  • GOD CAN SEE THINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:23.110
  • CAN'T SEE. IT MAY NOT MAKE
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:25.240
  • SENSE RIGHT NOW BUT ONE DAY
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:27.160
  • WHEN GOD'S WHOLE PLAN UNFOLDS
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:30.120
  • YOU WILL SEE WHAT GOD IS UP TO.
  • 00:18:30.120 --> 00:18:32.120
  • A PART OF TRUSTING IS SAYING,
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:34.180
  • "GOD, I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:36.150
  • IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR. BUT GOD,
  • 00:18:36.150 --> 00:18:38.150
  • I BELIEVE THAT MY STEPS AND MY
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:41.070
  • STOPS ARE ORDERED BY YOU.
  • 00:18:41.070 --> 00:18:43.140
  • I KNOW JUST AS YOU CAN OPEN
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:45.040
  • DOORS YOU WILL CLOSE DOORS.
  • 00:18:45.040 --> 00:18:46.200
  • SO I'M GOING TO KEEP A GOOD
  • 00:18:46.200 --> 00:18:47.230
  • ATTITUDE. I'M GOING TO MOVE
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:48.250
  • FORWARD IN FAITH KNOWING
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:50.010
  • THAT YOU HAVE MY BEST
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:50.290
  • INTEREST AT HEART."
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:52.180
  • I READ ABOUT THIS LADY THAT WAS
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:54.140
  • COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERYTHING
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:55.190
  • THAT WENT WRONG THAT DAY.
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:57.100
  • SHE SAID,
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:58.000
  • "GOD, WHY DID YOU LET
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:18:59.030
  • SO MANY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO
  • 00:18:59.030 --> 00:19:00.240
  • ME? MY ALARM DIDN'T GO OFF AND
  • 00:19:00.240 --> 00:19:03.060
  • I WAS LATE TO WORK. AT LUNCH
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:05.060
  • THEY MADE MY SANDWICH WRONG
  • 00:19:05.060 --> 00:19:06.210
  • AND I HAD TO SEND IT BACK.
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:08.220
  • DRIVING HOME MY CELL PHONE
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:10.120
  • DROPPED THE CALL RIGHT IN THE
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:12.040
  • MIDDLE OF A CONVERSATION.
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:13.260
  • TO TOP IT OFF GOD WHEN I GOT
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:15.160
  • HOME I WANTED TO PUT MY FEET
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.080
  • IN THE FOOT MASSAGER JUST TO
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:19.120
  • RELAX BUT IT WOULDN'T TURN ON.
  • 00:19:19.120 --> 00:19:21.140
  • GOD, NOTHING WENT RIGHT TODAY."
  • 00:19:21.140 --> 00:19:23.100
  • GOD SAID,
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:24.170
  • "ALL RIGHT. LET ME GO DOWN THE
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:25.150
  • LIST. YOUR ALARM DIDN'T GO OFF
  • 00:19:25.150 --> 00:19:27.250
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS A DRUNK
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:29.100
  • DRIVER ON THE FREEWAY.
  • 00:19:29.100 --> 00:19:31.020
  • I DELAYED YOU ON PURPOSE SO YOU
  • 00:19:31.020 --> 00:19:32.110
  • WOULDN'T BE HARMED.
  • 00:19:32.110 --> 00:19:33.240
  • AND YOUR SANDWICH, YOU HAD TO
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:34.270
  • SEND THAT BACK BECAUSE THE FIRST
  • 00:19:34.270 --> 00:19:36.110
  • PERSON THAT MADE IT WASN'T
  • 00:19:36.110 --> 00:19:37.190
  • FEELING WELL AND I DIDN'T WANT
  • 00:19:37.190 --> 00:19:39.090
  • YOU TO CATCH WHAT THEY HAD SO I
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:40.150
  • HAD SOMEBODY ELSE REMAKE IT.
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:43.010
  • THE PHONE CALL DRIVING HOME, I
  • 00:19:43.010 --> 00:19:44.290
  • CAUSED IT TO DROP ON PURPOSE
  • 00:19:44.290 --> 00:19:46.160
  • BECAUSE THAT PERSON WAS GOING TO
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:48.140
  • SPREAD RUMORS AND FILL YOU WITH
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:50.070
  • ALL KINDS OF TRASH.
  • 00:19:50.070 --> 00:19:51.140
  • I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO BE
  • 00:19:51.140 --> 00:19:52.080
  • CONTAMINATED. AND OH YEAH,
  • 00:19:52.080 --> 00:19:54.150
  • THAT FOOT MASSAGER?
  • 00:19:54.150 --> 00:19:55.220
  • IT HAD A SHORT IN IT.
  • 00:19:55.220 --> 00:19:57.050
  • IF IT WOULD HAVE TURNED ON IT
  • 00:19:57.050 --> 00:19:58.090
  • WOULD HAVE BLOWN OUT POWER TO
  • 00:19:58.090 --> 00:19:59.160
  • THE WHOLE HOUSE AND I DIDN'T
  • 00:19:59.160 --> 00:20:00.280
  • THINK YOU WOULD WANT TO SIT
  • 00:20:00.280 --> 00:20:02.000
  • AROUND IN THE DARK ALL EVENING
  • 00:20:02.000 --> 00:20:03.010
  • SO I CAUSED IT TO NOT TURN ON."
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:06.000
  • WHAT'S MY POINT?
  • 00:20:06.000 --> 00:20:06.250
  • GOD KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS
  • 00:20:06.250 --> 00:20:08.060
  • DOING. EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:09.230
  • LIFE IS CALCULATED.
  • 00:20:09.230 --> 00:20:11.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:11.060 --> 00:20:13.160
  • TAKE THIS IN THE RIGHT WAY.
  • 00:20:13.160 --> 00:20:14.250
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUT
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:16.150
  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOD.
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:18.230
  • GOD HAS A REASON.
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:20.110
  • EVERY DOOR THAT'S CLOSED, GOD
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:22.000
  • HAD A PURPOSE FOR IT CLOSING.
  • 00:20:22.000 --> 00:20:24.120
  • SINCE THE LORD IS DIRECTING OUR
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:26.060
  • STEPS LET'S DON'T TRY TO FIGURE
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:27.220
  • OUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS
  • 00:20:27.220 --> 00:20:29.140
  • ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:20:29.140 --> 00:20:30.030
  • LET'S JUST TRUST HIM.
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:31.110
  • I HAVE A GOOD FRIEND THAT IS A
  • 00:20:31.110 --> 00:20:32.290
  • MINISTER. HE AND HIS TEAM HAD
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:35.070
  • THIS BIG OUTDOOR EVENT PLANNED
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:36.260
  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:38.100
  • THEY HAD SPENT OVER TWO YEARS
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:39.190
  • WORKING ON IT.
  • 00:20:39.190 --> 00:20:40.270
  • THEY HAD GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS,
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:42.080
  • BUSINESS LEADERS, PASTORS, ALL
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:43.290
  • KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED.
  • 00:20:43.290 --> 00:20:46.130
  • IT WAS A HUGE UNDERTAKING
  • 00:20:46.130 --> 00:20:48.080
  • COSTING THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:49.230
  • OF DOLLARS.
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:50.210
  • IT FINALLY CAME DOWN TO THE WEEK
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:52.000
  • OF THE BIG EVENT.
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:53.020
  • THEY HAD THE STAGING OUT.
  • 00:20:53.020 --> 00:20:54.070
  • THE SOUND SYSTEM WAS UP.
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:55.260
  • ALL THE ADVERTISING WAS GOING
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.260
  • THROUGH THE AIRWAYS.
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:20:59.080
  • IT WAS JUST ABOUT TO HAPPEN WHEN
  • 00:20:59.080 --> 00:21:01.200
  • THEY GOT WORD FROM THE
  • 00:21:01.200 --> 00:21:03.020
  • GOVERNMENT THAT BECAUSE OF THE
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:04.270
  • SWINE FLU OUTBREAK ALL PUBLIC
  • 00:21:04.270 --> 00:21:07.090
  • MEETINGS HAD BEEN INDEFINITELY
  • 00:21:07.090 --> 00:21:09.000
  • CANCELLED.
  • 00:21:09.000 --> 00:21:10.120
  • MY FRIEND WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:21:10.120 --> 00:21:12.060
  • TWO YEARS OF HARD WORK.
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:14.010
  • IT SEEMED LIKE THE BIGGEST WASTE
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:15.090
  • OF TIME, ENERGY, MONEY.
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:17.070
  • HE AND HIS TEAM GOT ON THE PLANE
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:18.190
  • AND CAME BACK HOME.
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:19.170
  • THAT'S ALL THEY COULD DO.
  • 00:21:19.170 --> 00:21:21.030
  • BUT THAT WEEKEND, RIGHT WHEN
  • 00:21:21.030 --> 00:21:23.110
  • THEIR EVENT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:24.210
  • PLACE, THE MILITARY OVERTHREW
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:26.250
  • THE GOVERNMENT; A COUP.
  • 00:21:26.250 --> 00:21:28.210
  • IT WAS TOTAL CHAOS.
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  • PEOPLE PANICKED. NO LAW.
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  • NO ORDER.
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  • SHOOTING IN THE STREET.
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  • ALL KINDS OF MAYHEM.
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  • IF HIS EVENT HAD NOT BEEN
  • 00:21:37.040 --> 00:21:38.190
  • CANCELLED HE WOULD HAVE BEEN
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  • RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.
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  • NO TELLING WHAT WOULD HAVE
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  • HAPPENED. HE SAID,
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  • "I KNOW THIS SOUNDS ODD
  • 00:21:43.070 --> 00:21:44.060
  • BUT I THANK GOD FOR
  • 00:21:44.060 --> 00:21:45.040
  • THE SWINE FLU."
  • 00:21:45.040 --> 00:21:46.060
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:47.020
  • "WE MAY HAVE LOST SOME TIME,
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:48.120
  • ENERGY, MONEY BUT WE COULD HAVE
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:49.240
  • LOST OUR LIVES."
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:51.200
  • SEE, THERE MAY BE THINGS THAT
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:52.230
  • YOU CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY IT
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:54.130
  • HAPPENED RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:56.020
  • IT SEEMS LIKE A BIG
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:56.240
  • DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:21:56.240 --> 00:21:58.030
  • BUT LIKE HIM, ONE DAY YOU WILL
  • 00:21:58.030 --> 00:22:00.140
  • THANK GOD THE DOOR CLOSED.
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:02.060
  • YOU'LL BE GRATEFUL THAT IT
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:03.060
  • DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:04.070
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS IN
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  • CORINTHIANS, "NOW WE SEE IN PART
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:08.100
  • LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS
  • 00:22:08.100 --> 00:22:10.140
  • DIMLY BUT ONE DAY WE WILL SEE
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:12.180
  • CLEARLY FACE TO FACE."
  • 00:22:12.180 --> 00:22:14.170
  • RIGHT NOW NOTICE YOU CAN'T SEE
  • 00:22:14.170 --> 00:22:17.020
  • IT ALL CLEARLY.
  • 00:22:17.020 --> 00:22:18.060
  • YOU'RE ONLY LOOKING AT IT IN
  • 00:22:18.060 --> 00:22:19.070
  • PART. BUT ONE DAY IT WILL COME
  • 00:22:19.070 --> 00:22:21.180
  • INTO FOCUS AND YOU'LL LOOK BACK
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:23.190
  • AND SAY, "WOW, GOD!
  • 00:22:23.190 --> 00:22:24.240
  • YOU ARE AMAZING!
  • 00:22:24.240 --> 00:22:26.030
  • YOU HAD IT ALL FIGURED OUT, ALL
  • 00:22:26.030 --> 00:22:27.250
  • LINED UP. YOU CLOSED THE DOOR
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:29.240
  • ON PURPOSE SO YOUR PERFECT WILL
  • 00:22:29.240 --> 00:22:32.000
  • WOULD BE DONE."
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:33.110
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS ONE
  • 00:22:33.110 --> 00:22:34.250
  • YOUNG MAN. HE'S A STRAIGHT A
  • 00:22:34.250 --> 00:22:36.180
  • STUDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL.
  • 00:22:36.180 --> 00:22:38.160
  • HE LOVES TO STUDY.
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  • ACADEMICALLY, HE'S IN THE TOP 5%
  • 00:22:39.280 --> 00:22:41.280
  • OF THE NATION.
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:43.100
  • HIS DREAM WAS TO BECOME AN
  • 00:22:43.100 --> 00:22:45.000
  • ENGINEER. IT'S ALWAYS WHAT HE
  • 00:22:45.000 --> 00:22:46.270
  • WANTED TO DO.
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:48.030
  • HE APPLIED TO ABOUT A DOZEN OR
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:49.290
  • SO OF THE BEST ENGINEERING
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:51.190
  • SCHOOLS IN THE NATION BUT HE GOT
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:53.260
  • TURNED DOWN AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 00:22:53.260 --> 00:22:56.140
  • IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:57.280
  • SOME OF HIS FRIENDS WERE BEING
  • 00:22:57.280 --> 00:22:59.130
  • ACCEPTED THAT DIDN'T HAVE AS
  • 00:22:59.130 --> 00:23:01.030
  • GOOD OF GRADES AS HE DID.
  • 00:23:01.030 --> 00:23:02.210
  • HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:04.080
  • WHILE HE WAS WAITING TO HEAR
  • 00:23:04.080 --> 00:23:05.280
  • BACK FROM OTHER SCHOOLS HE WENT
  • 00:23:05.280 --> 00:23:07.190
  • ON A MISSIONS TRIP WITH A GROUP
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:09.020
  • OF DOCTORS FROM HIS CHURCH.
  • 00:23:09.020 --> 00:23:11.010
  • HE WAS THERE TO JUST RUN ERRANDS
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:12.230
  • AND TO HELP OUT.
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:13.180
  • THEY WERE IN A VERY POOR NATION.
  • 00:23:13.180 --> 00:23:15.120
  • WHEN HE SAW THE DOCTORS TAKING
  • 00:23:15.120 --> 00:23:17.200
  • CARE OF THE PEOPLE, TREATING
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.110
  • THEIR DISEASES, HELPING THEM GET
  • 00:23:19.110 --> 00:23:21.060
  • BETTER, SOMETHING NEW WAS
  • 00:23:21.060 --> 00:23:23.050
  • BIRTHED ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.230
  • HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:23:24.230 --> 00:23:25.170
  • "I DON'T WANT TO BE AN
  • 00:23:25.170 --> 00:23:26.190
  • ENGINEER. THIS IS WHAT I WANT
  • 00:23:26.190 --> 00:23:28.140
  • TO DO WITH MY LIFE.
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:29.190
  • I WANT TO BECOME A DOCTOR AND
  • 00:23:29.190 --> 00:23:31.110
  • HELP TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE."
  • 00:23:31.110 --> 00:23:33.070
  • HE WENT BACK HOME AND HE APPLIED
  • 00:23:33.070 --> 00:23:35.080
  • TO MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HE WAS
  • 00:23:35.080 --> 00:23:36.200
  • IMMEDIATELY ACCEPTED.
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:38.150
  • IN FACT, HE HAD SEVERAL SCHOOLS
  • 00:23:38.150 --> 00:23:40.060
  • TO CHOOSE FROM.
  • 00:23:40.060 --> 00:23:41.180
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THE FIRST
  • 00:23:41.180 --> 00:23:43.130
  • ENGINEERING SCHOOL HE APPLIED TO
  • 00:23:43.130 --> 00:23:45.110
  • THEN SENT HIM A LETTER OF
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:47.010
  • ACCEPTANCE.
  • 00:23:47.010 --> 00:23:48.150
  • IF HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED THAT
  • 00:23:48.150 --> 00:23:49.230
  • LETTER MONTHS EARLIER HE WOULD
  • 00:23:49.230 --> 00:23:51.120
  • HAVE NEVER GONE ON THE MISSIONS
  • 00:23:51.120 --> 00:23:52.210
  • TRIP, NEVER BEEN OPEN TO THAT
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:54.090
  • CALL TO GO INTO MEDICINE.
  • 00:23:54.090 --> 00:23:56.040
  • GOD CLOSED THE DOORS ON PURPOSE
  • 00:23:56.040 --> 00:23:58.240
  • TO THE ENGINEERING SCHOOL TO
  • 00:23:58.240 --> 00:24:00.160
  • PUSH HIM INTO HIS DIVINE
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:02.110
  • DESTINY. WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:24:02.110 --> 00:24:04.140
  • DON'T FIGHT YOUR CLOSED DOORS.
  • 00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:06.110
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:24:06.110 --> 00:24:08.170
  • HE CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE FOR
  • 00:24:08.170 --> 00:24:10.150
  • YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:10.150 --> 00:24:11.050
  • SOME OF YOU ARE DISCOURAGED
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.260
  • BECAUSE YOUR PLANS HAVE NOT
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:14.020
  • WORKED OUT.
  • 00:24:14.020 --> 00:24:15.020
  • THOSE CLOSED DOORS WERE NOT AN
  • 00:24:15.020 --> 00:24:16.180
  • ACCIDENT.
  • 00:24:16.180 --> 00:24:17.200
  • THAT WAS GOD DIRECTING YOUR
  • 00:24:17.200 --> 00:24:18.280
  • STEPS. THE REASON GOD CLOSED
  • 00:24:18.280 --> 00:24:20.250
  • THEM IS BECAUSE HE HAS
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.220
  • SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:24.150
  • WILL YOU TRUST HIM?
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:25.110
  • IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE NOW BUT
  • 00:24:25.110 --> 00:24:27.020
  • ONE DAY IT WILL MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:24:27.020 --> 00:24:28.260
  • REMEMBER, YOU'RE NOT REALLY
  • 00:24:28.260 --> 00:24:30.270
  • TRUSTING IF YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:32.270
  • BE HAPPY IF IT HAPPENS YOUR WAY.
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:35.110
  • PUT IT ON THE ALTAR.
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:36.200
  • "GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT BUT
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:38.050
  • NOT MY WILL.
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:39.100
  • LET YOUR WILL BE DONE."
  • 00:24:39.100 --> 00:24:40.290
  • IF YOU'LL HAVE THIS PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:24:40.290 --> 00:24:42.220
  • AND NOT ONLY THANK GOD FOR YOUR
  • 00:24:42.220 --> 00:24:44.070
  • OPEN DOORS BUT THANK HIM JUST AS
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.100
  • MUCH FOR YOUR CLOSED DOORS, THEN
  • 00:24:46.100 --> 00:24:48.030
  • LIKE ABRAHAM, YOU'LL PASS THE
  • 00:24:48.030 --> 00:24:49.200
  • TEST. I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU
  • 00:24:49.200 --> 00:24:52.010
  • WILL SEE THE EXCEEDINGLY,
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:54.010
  • ABUNDANTLY ABOVE AND BEYOND
  • 00:24:54.010 --> 00:24:55.240
  • FUTURE THAT GOD HAS IN STORE.
  • 00:24:55.240 --> 00:24:57.240
  • IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:57.240 --> 00:24:59.010
  • DO YOU RECEIVE IT TODAY?
  • 00:24:59.010 --> 00:25:00.140
  • (CHEERING/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:00.140 --> 00:25:02.110
  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
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  • BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING
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  • YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE
  • 00:25:04.140 --> 00:25:05.210
  • JESUS THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.130
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:08.210
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I REPENT
  • 00:25:08.210 --> 00:25:11.130
  • OF MY SINS. COME IN TO MY
  • 00:25:11.130 --> 00:25:14.070
  • HEART. I MAKE YOU MY
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:16.050
  • LORD AND SAVIOR."
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  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:19.110
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
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  • 00:25:20.240 --> 00:25:21.190
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:21.190 --> 00:25:22.290
  • CHURCH. KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:24.120
  • HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
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