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The Right People

Watch The Right People
September 17, 2019
27:30

Joel Osteen

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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S
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  • ALWAYS A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • HOMES. IF YOU ARE EVER IN OUR
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  • AREA PLEASE 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. THANKS SO
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  • MUCH FOR TUNING IN AND THANK
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  • YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THIS WIFE.
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  • SHE WAS TAKING A NAP ON
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  • VALENTINE'S DAY, DURING THE
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  • AFTERNOON. WHEN SHE WOKE UP
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  • SHE CALLED HER HUSBAND AND
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  • SAID, "HONEY I JUST HAD A DREAM
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  • THAT YOU BOUGHT ME A BEAUTIFUL
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  • DIAMOND RING FOR VALENTINE'S
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  • DAY! WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS
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  • DREAM MEANS?"
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  • HE SAID, "YOU'LL FIND OUT
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  • TONIGHT."
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  • THAT EVENING HE BROUGHT HOME
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  • A BEAUTIFULLY WRAPPED SMALL
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  • PACKAGE. SHE OPENED IT UP SO
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  • EXCITED. IT WAS A BOOK,
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  • ENTITLED 'THE MEANING OF
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  • DREAMS.' (APPLAUSE) THAT'S BAD.
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  • COME ON SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE I AM WHAT IT
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  • SAYS I AM. I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I HAVE. I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO. TODAY I WILL BE
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  • TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS, MY MIND IS
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE. WHO
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  • YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WITH WILL
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  • HAVE A GREAT IMPACT ON WHAT
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  • KIND OF LIFE YOU LIVE. THERE
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  • ARE PEOPLE THAT GOD HAS
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  • ALREADY ORDAINED TO COME
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  • ACROSS OUR PATH TO HELP US
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  • FULFILL OUR DESTINY. PEOPLE
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  • THAT WILL INSPIRE US, CHALLENGE
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  • US, AND MAKE US BETTER. THE
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  • RIGHT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY
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  • BEEN LINED UP. BUT HERE'S THE
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  • KEY, IF YOU'RE SPENDING TIME
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  • WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE, YOU
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  • WILL NEVER MEET THE RIGHT ONES.
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  • IF YOU'RE HANGING AROUND
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  • PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT GOING ANY
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  • PLACE, PEOPLE THAT ARE DRAGGING
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  • YOU DOWN, CAUSING YOU TO
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  • COMPROMISE, DRAINING YOUR
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  • ENERGY, YOU'RE GOING TO GET
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  • STUCK. YOU CAN'T HANG OUT WITH
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  • CHICKENS AND EXPECT TO SOAR
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  • WITH EAGLES. YOU'RE GOING TO
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  • BECOME LIKE THE PEOPLE YOU
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  • CONTINUALLY ASSOCIATE WITH.
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  • YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
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  • GOING TO BE LIKE IN FIVE YEARS,
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  • LOOK AT YOUR FRIENDS. IF YOUR
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  • FRIENDS ARE GOING PLACES,
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  • PEOPLE OF EXCELLENCE, KIND,
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  • CONSIDERATE, GENEROUS; THOSE
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  • QUALITIES ARE GOING TO RUB OFF
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  • ON YOU. BUT IF YOUR FRIENDS ARE
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  • NEGATIVE, CRITICAL, UNMOTIVATED,
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  • COMPROMISERS, MEDIOCRE,
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  • INDIFFERENT, THIS IS YOUR WAKE
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  • UP CALL. YOU'RE NOT HEARING
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  • THIS BY ACCIDENT. IT'S TIME TO
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  • MAKE CHANGES. YOU NEED SOME
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  • NEW FRIENDS. YOU'RE NOT GOING
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  • TO BECOME WHO YOU WERE CREATED
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  • TO BE HANGING AROUND THEM.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE RUDE,
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE SOME
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  • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. JUST LITTLE
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  • BY LITTLE START DISTANCING
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  • YOURSELF. SPENDING LESS AND
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  • LESS TIME WITH THEM. PROVERBS
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  • SAYS, "...IF YOU WALK WITH WISE
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  • MEN YOU WILL BECOME WISE.
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  • IT SAYS, DON'T HANG AROUND A
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  • HOT TEMPERED PERSON OR YOU'LL
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  • BECOME HOT TEMPERED. ANOTHER
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  • PLACE, DON'T SPEND TIME WITH
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  • PEOPLE THAT TALK TOO MUCH OR
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  • YOU WILL TALK TOO MUCH."
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  • NOTICE THE PRINCIPLE, WHATEVER
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  • QUALITIES YOUR FRIENDS HAVE
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  • EITHER GOOD OR BAD, EVENTUALLY
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  • WILL RUB OFF ON YOU. SPIRITS
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  • ARE TRANSFERABLE. IF YOU HANG
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  • OUT WITH A GOSSIP BEFORE LONG
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  • YOU'LL BE A GOSSIP. IF YOU HANG
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  • AROUND PEOPLE THAT COMPROMISE,
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  • RUN AROUND ON THEIR SPOUSE
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  • BEFORE LONG YOU'LL BE A
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  • COMPROMISER.
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  • BUT HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS.
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  • IF YOU HANG AROUND EXCELLENT
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  • PEOPLE, EXCELLENCE WILL RUB
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  • OFF ON YOU. IF YOU HANG AROUND
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  • GENEROUS PEOPLE, YOU'LL BECOME
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  • MORE GENEROUS. IF YOU ASSOCIATE
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  • WITH SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE, PEOPLE
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  • THAT ARE DETERMINED, MOTIVATED,
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  • GOING PLACES, THOSE SAME GOOD
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  • QUALITIES WILL BECOME A PART OF
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  • YOUR LIFE.
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  • THIS IS WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT
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  • THAT YOU ARE SELECTIVE WITH
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  • WHOM YOU SPEND YOUR TIME.
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  • YOU CAN'T JUST TAKE IT BY
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  • DEFAULT AND THINK, "THESE ARE
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  • THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH, THEY'RE
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  • MY FRIENDS, OR THEY'RE IN MY
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  • CLASS AT SCHOOL. THIS IS WHO I
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  • HANG OUT WITH ALL THE TIME. OR,
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  • THEY MOVED NEXT DOOR SO NOW
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  • THEY COME OVER EVERY NIGHT."
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  • NO, MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE
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  • QUALITIES THAT YOU WANT. YOU
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  • NEED EAGLES IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE YOU, PEOPLE
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  • THAT MOTIVATE YOU TO GO
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  • FURTHER, PEOPLE THAT MAKE YOU
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  • BETTER.
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  • I HAVE A FRIEND THAT TREATS HIS
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  • WIFE SO GREAT. HE'S ALWAYS
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  • BUYING HER THINGS, SENDING HER
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  • FLOWERS, HE WRITES POETRY.
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  • ONE TIME HE READ THIS POEM HE
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  • WROTE FOR HER. IT WAS SO GUSHY,
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  • SO ROMANTIC, I THOUGHT THAT
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  • MAKES ME SICK.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS HE INSPIRES
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  • ME TO TREAT VICTORIA BETTER.
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  • HE MAKES ME WANT TO COME UP
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  • HIGHER IN THAT AREA.
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  • I TRIED WRITING HER A POEM BUT
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  • IT TURNED OUT LIKE A RAP SO I
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  • FORGOT ABOUT THAT. (LAUGHTER)
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  • BUT SERIOUSLY WE SHOULDN'T
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  • HANG AROUND PEOPLE THAT ARE
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  • DISRESPECTFUL TO THEIR SPOUSE,
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  • PEOPLE THAT PUT DOWN THEIR
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  • FAMILIES.
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  • I USED TO PLAY BASKETBALL
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  • WITH A YOUNG MAN AND HE ALWAYS
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  • REFERRED TO HIS WIFE AS HIS
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  • OLD LADY, "LET ME CALL MY OLD
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  • LADY, LET ME SEE WHAT MY OLD
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  • LADY IS DOING." HE WAS A NICE
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  • GUY BUT I DIDN'T WANT THAT OLD
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  • LADY SPIRIT GETTING OFF ON ME.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • I WANT MY WIFE TO STAY YOUNG,
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  • FUN, BEAUTIFUL, ENERGETIC.
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  • (APPLAUSE) YOU GO AROUND
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  • TALKING ABOUT YOUR OLD LADY
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  • LONG ENOUGH AND YOU'LL HAVE
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  • WHAT YOU SAY. SHE'LL BECOME
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  • OLD, MEAN, GROUCHY, WRINKLED.
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  • DON'T YOU DARE COMPLAIN ABOUT
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  • HER, YOU CALLED HER IN.
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  • (LAUGHTER) BUT THAT OLD LADY
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  • SPIRIT WAS A RED FLAG.
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  • I THOUGHT, "YOU KNOW WHAT,
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  • HE'S NOT FOR ME." WE HAVE TO
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  • SET THESE BOUNDARIES. YOU HEAR
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  • SOMEBODY THAT'S ALWAYS
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  • NEGATIVE, CRITICAL, FINDING
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  • FAULT, THAT'S A RED FLAG,
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  • THEY'RE NOT FOR YOU. SOMEBODY
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  • THAT'S HOT TEMPERED, ALWAYS
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  • GETTING UPSET, A RED FLAG. YOU
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  • DON'T WANT THOSE QUALITIES. YOU
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  • CAN STILL BE KIND, FRIENDLY TO
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  • THEM BUT DON'T SPEND A LOT OF
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  • TIME WITH THEM. BE SELECTIVE.
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  • AND I REALIZE SOMETIMES AT
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  • HOME OR WORK WE DON'T HAVE A
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  • CHOICE OF WHO WE'RE AROUND,
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  • GOD WILL GIVE US THE GRACE FOR
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  • THOSE SITUATIONS, I'M TALKING
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  • ABOUT WHEN YOU DO HAVE A
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  • CHOICE. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO
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  • WASTE YOUR VALUABLE TIME WITH
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  • THE WRONG PEOPLE.
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  • THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE THING
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  • THAT I SEE THAT GETS PEOPLE OFF
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  • COURSE, RUNNING WITH THE WRONG
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  • CROWD. THE LONGER I LIVE THE
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  • MORE DETERMINED I AM TO NOT
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  • SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE THAT
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  • ARE NEVER HAPPY, PEOPLE THAT
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  • DON'T HAVE INTEGRITY, PEOPLE
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  • THAT ARE SMALL MINDED, PEOPLE
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  • THAT COMPROMISE.
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  • NO, IF YOU'RE GOING TO REACH
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  • YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL YOU
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  • HAVE TO SURROUND YOURSELF
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  • WITH EAGLES, WITH PEOPLE THAT
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  • BRING OUT YOUR WINGS, WITH
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  • PEOPLE THAT CAUSE YOU TO
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  • SOAR.
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  • I READ WHERE THOMAS EDISON,
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  • HARRY FIRESTONE AND HENRY
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  • FORD HAD SUMMER HOMES
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  • NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER IN
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  • FLORIDA. THEY WERE FRIENDS
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  • AND WOULD SPEND MUCH OF THEIR
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  • SUMMERS TOGETHER.
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  • YOU NOTICE THEY DIDN'T JUST
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  • ASSOCIATE WITH ANYONE. THEY
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  • ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER DREAMERS,
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  • WITH OTHER PEOPLE OF VISION.
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  • NO WONDER THEY SOARED TO
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  • NEW HEIGHTS. GOD HAS SOME
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  • EAGLES IN STORE FOR YOU, BUT
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  • IF YOU'RE HOLDING ON TO THE
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  • CHICKENS YOU'RE NEVER GOING
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  • TO MEET THEM. THE SCRIPTURE
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  • SAYS, "PEOPLE THAT CHOOSE
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  • WORTHLESS COMPANIONS BRING
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  • SHAME TO THEIR PARENTS."
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  • ARE YOU HANGING OUT WITH ANY
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  • WORTHLESS COMPANIONS? IT
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  • DOESN'T MEAN OF COURSE THE
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  • PEOPLE ARE WORTHLESS BUT
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  • THEY'RE NOT ADDING VALUE TO
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  • YOUR LIFE. THEY'RE NOT
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  • INSPIRING YOU TO REACH YOUR
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  • DREAMS, THEY'RE DRAGGING YOU
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  • DOWN. FOR INSTANCE YOU
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  • SHOULDN'T GO TO LUNCH EVERYDAY
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  • AND SIT WITH COWORKERS THAT
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  • GOSSIP, COMPLAIN, TALK BAD
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  • ABOUT PEOPLE. NO DISRESPECT
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  • BUT THOSE ARE WORTHLESS
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  • COMPANIONS. YOU ARE BETTER
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  • THAN THAT. (APPLAUSE)
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  • I WON'T HAVE ANYBODY TO EAT
  • 00:07:34.200 --> 00:07:35.120
  • WITH." YES, YOU MAY BE LONELY
  • 00:07:35.120 --> 00:07:37.110
  • FOR A SEASON BUT GOD WILL BRING
  • 00:07:37.110 --> 00:07:39.050
  • YOU SOMEBODY BETTER. HE'LL
  • 00:07:39.050 --> 00:07:40.230
  • SEND AN EAGLE INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:07:40.230 --> 00:07:43.090
  • DAVID SAID, "DON'T SIT INACTIVE
  • 00:07:43.090 --> 00:07:46.060
  • IN THE PATH OF THE UNGODLY."
  • 00:07:46.060 --> 00:07:48.250
  • THAT MEANS DON'T SIT THERE AND
  • 00:07:48.250 --> 00:07:50.000
  • LET THAT GOSSIP POISON YOU FOR
  • 00:07:50.000 --> 00:07:52.090
  • THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS.
  • 00:07:52.090 --> 00:07:54.090
  • "WELL WHAT IF I HURT THEIR
  • 00:07:54.090 --> 00:07:55.020
  • FEELINGS." WHAT IF YOU MISS
  • 00:07:55.020 --> 00:07:56.190
  • YOUR DESTINY? YOU HAVE A
  • 00:07:56.190 --> 00:07:58.140
  • RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT WHAT
  • 00:07:58.140 --> 00:08:00.240
  • GOD HAS ENTRUSTED YOU WITH,
  • 00:08:00.240 --> 00:08:02.260
  • YOUR GIFTS, YOUR ASSIGNMENT,
  • 00:08:02.260 --> 00:08:04.060
  • YOUR TEMPLE.
  • 00:08:04.060 --> 00:08:06.020
  • DON'T KEEP GOING TO THE GYM
  • 00:08:06.020 --> 00:08:07.240
  • WITH THOSE SAME PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:08:07.240 --> 00:08:09.160
  • ARE CAUSING YOU TO COMPROMISE
  • 00:08:09.160 --> 00:08:11.020
  • YEAR AFTER YEAR. FIND NEW
  • 00:08:11.020 --> 00:08:12.220
  • FRIENDS. DON'T SIT INACTIVE.
  • 00:08:12.220 --> 00:08:15.160
  • IF YOU'RE EXPOSED TO
  • 00:08:15.160 --> 00:08:17.080
  • MEDIOCRITY LONG ENOUGH, THAT
  • 00:08:17.080 --> 00:08:19.250
  • MEDIOCRE SPIRIT WILL GET OFF
  • 00:08:19.250 --> 00:08:21.050
  • ON YOU. A FRIEND OF MINE MET
  • 00:08:21.050 --> 00:08:22.100
  • THIS OTHER MAN THAT WAS IN HIS
  • 00:08:22.100 --> 00:08:24.060
  • SAME FIELD IN HIS CAREER. OVER
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:26.230
  • THE NEXT FEW MONTHS THEY JUST
  • 00:08:26.230 --> 00:08:28.120
  • HIT IT OFF AND DECIDED TO
  • 00:08:28.120 --> 00:08:29.210
  • START A BUSINESS TOGETHER.
  • 00:08:29.210 --> 00:08:31.230
  • THIS OTHER MAN WAS SMART,
  • 00:08:31.230 --> 00:08:33.250
  • TALENTED, HE HAD A LOT GOING
  • 00:08:33.250 --> 00:08:34.280
  • FOR HIM BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM
  • 00:08:34.280 --> 00:08:36.250
  • WITH HIS TEMPER. WHEN WE WOULD
  • 00:08:36.250 --> 00:08:38.120
  • PLAY BASKETBALL HE WOULD LOSE
  • 00:08:38.120 --> 00:08:39.230
  • HIS COOL, GET UPSET. DURING THE
  • 00:08:39.230 --> 00:08:41.230
  • WEEK, IF HE MISPLACED HIS KEYS
  • 00:08:41.230 --> 00:08:43.290
  • OR MISSED AN IMPORTANT PHONE
  • 00:08:43.290 --> 00:08:45.140
  • CALL IT WOULD SET HIM OFF, HE
  • 00:08:45.140 --> 00:08:48.010
  • WOULD GET SO ANGRY. THEY HAD
  • 00:08:48.010 --> 00:08:49.220
  • THIS BUSINESS PLAN ALL PUT
  • 00:08:49.220 --> 00:08:51.080
  • TOGETHER, IT LOOKED LIKE A DEAL
  • 00:08:51.080 --> 00:08:53.000
  • THAT MY FRIEND COULDN'T REFUSE.
  • 00:08:53.000 --> 00:08:55.040
  • BUT AT THE LAST MOMENT HE TOLD
  • 00:08:55.040 --> 00:08:56.120
  • THIS MAN THAT HE DIDN'T FEEL
  • 00:08:56.120 --> 00:08:58.120
  • GOOD ABOUT IT AND HE WAS GOING
  • 00:08:58.120 --> 00:08:59.190
  • TO HAVE TO PASS. SEVERAL YEARS
  • 00:08:59.190 --> 00:09:01.220
  • LATER MY FRIEND MET ANOTHER
  • 00:09:01.220 --> 00:09:03.250
  • MAN, AN EAGLE, A MAN OF GREAT
  • 00:09:03.250 --> 00:09:06.040
  • CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY,
  • 00:09:06.040 --> 00:09:08.150
  • THEY STARTED A BUSINESS THAT
  • 00:09:08.150 --> 00:09:10.050
  • TODAY IS EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:09:10.050 --> 00:09:13.020
  • WHAT AM I SAYING? IF YOU'LL
  • 00:09:13.020 --> 00:09:14.130
  • LET GO OF THE WRONG PEOPLE
  • 00:09:14.130 --> 00:09:16.010
  • GOD WILL BRING THE RIGHT
  • 00:09:16.010 --> 00:09:17.260
  • PEOPLE. DON'T SETTLE FOR A
  • 00:09:17.260 --> 00:09:19.190
  • CHICKEN, GOD HAS AN EAGLE.
  • 00:09:19.190 --> 00:09:21.290
  • HE WANTS YOU TO SOAR.
  • 00:09:21.290 --> 00:09:23.090
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:23.090 --> 00:09:24.160
  • MY FRIEND, HE COULD HAVE
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:25.070
  • IGNORED THE RED FLAG THOUGHT,
  • 00:09:25.070 --> 00:09:26.250
  • "OH BIG DEAL HE'S GOT AN ANGER
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:27.280
  • PROBLEM, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:09:27.280 --> 00:09:29.260
  • HOT TEMPERED, IT'S NOT GOING
  • 00:09:29.260 --> 00:09:30.180
  • TO AFFECT ME." NO HE UNDERSTOOD
  • 00:09:30.180 --> 00:09:32.060
  • THIS PRINCIPLE THAT EVENTUALLY
  • 00:09:32.060 --> 00:09:33.250
  • IT WOULD IMPACT HIS LIFE. HE
  • 00:09:33.250 --> 00:09:36.130
  • DIDN'T SIT INACTIVE. HE WAS
  • 00:09:36.130 --> 00:09:38.070
  • SMART ENOUGH TO WAIT FOR THE
  • 00:09:38.070 --> 00:09:39.240
  • RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:09:39.240 --> 00:09:41.280
  • WHAT YOU'RE UNWILLING TO WALK
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.190
  • AWAY FROM IS WHERE YOU STOP
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:45.160
  • GROWING. IF YOU WON'T SEPARATE
  • 00:09:45.160 --> 00:09:47.260
  • YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVE
  • 00:09:47.260 --> 00:09:49.100
  • RELATIONSHIPS YOU WON'T RISE
  • 00:09:49.100 --> 00:09:51.110
  • ANY HIGHER. GOD WILL NEVER ASK
  • 00:09:51.110 --> 00:09:53.220
  • YOU TO LET GO OF SOMETHING
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:55.260
  • WITHOUT GIVING YOU SOMETHING
  • 00:09:55.260 --> 00:09:57.090
  • BETTER IN RETURN. WHEN YOU DO
  • 00:09:57.090 --> 00:09:59.260
  • WHAT YOU KNOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED
  • 00:09:59.260 --> 00:10:00.270
  • TO EVEN WHEN IT'S DIFFICULT,
  • 00:10:00.270 --> 00:10:03.120
  • A BLESSING WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW.
  • 00:10:03.120 --> 00:10:05.130
  • A BLESSING IS ALWAYS ATTACHED
  • 00:10:05.130 --> 00:10:07.080
  • TO OBEDIENCE. BUT TOO MANY
  • 00:10:07.080 --> 00:10:09.070
  • PEOPLE ARE STUCK, THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:10:09.070 --> 00:10:11.110
  • GROWING, IT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE
  • 00:10:11.110 --> 00:10:12.230
  • STILL HANGING AROUND SOMEBODY
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:14.270
  • THEY KNEW YEARS AGO THEY WERE
  • 00:10:14.270 --> 00:10:16.180
  • SUPPOSED TO GET AWAY FROM.
  • 00:10:16.180 --> 00:10:18.220
  • THEY FELT THE UNEASINESS,
  • 00:10:18.220 --> 00:10:20.110
  • THEY SAW THE RED FLAGS BUT THEY
  • 00:10:20.110 --> 00:10:22.040
  • KEPT PUTTING IT OFF AGAIN AND
  • 00:10:22.040 --> 00:10:23.210
  • AGAIN. THE SOONER YOU MAKE
  • 00:10:23.210 --> 00:10:25.180
  • THESE CHANGES THE BETTER OFF
  • 00:10:25.180 --> 00:10:27.080
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE. DON'T SPEND
  • 00:10:27.080 --> 00:10:29.010
  • YOUR VALUABLE TIME WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:10:29.010 --> 00:10:31.090
  • THAT BRING OUT THE WORST IN
  • 00:10:31.090 --> 00:10:32.130
  • YOU. IF YOUR FRIENDS ARE
  • 00:10:32.130 --> 00:10:34.140
  • CAUSING YOU TO COMPROMISE,
  • 00:10:34.140 --> 00:10:36.090
  • BE NEGATIVE, COMPLAIN, LOSE
  • 00:10:36.090 --> 00:10:38.000
  • YOUR TEMPER, THAT'S A SIGN THAT
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:40.060
  • THEY'RE THE WRONG PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:40.060 --> 00:10:42.180
  • IF YOU'LL LET THEM GO GOD HAS
  • 00:10:42.180 --> 00:10:44.170
  • ALREADY LINED UP PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:10:44.170 --> 00:10:46.100
  • WILL BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU,
  • 00:10:46.100 --> 00:10:48.120
  • PEOPLE THAT STIR UP YOUR SEEDS
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:50.050
  • OF GREATNESS, PEOPLE THAT WILL
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:52.040
  • INSPIRE YOU RISE TO NEW
  • 00:10:52.040 --> 00:10:53.230
  • HEIGHTS. SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:10:53.230 --> 00:10:55.290
  • HOW DANIEL HAD AN EXCELLENT
  • 00:10:55.290 --> 00:10:57.260
  • SPIRIT. IF YOU STUDY HIS LIFE
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:11:00.150
  • YOU'LL FIND THAT HE HAD
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:02.020
  • EXCELLENT FRIENDS. YOU KNOW
  • 00:11:02.020 --> 00:11:04.030
  • WHO DANIEL HUNG OUT WITH,
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:05.150
  • SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:06.270
  • ABEDNEGO. THE THREE HEBREW
  • 00:11:06.270 --> 00:11:08.140
  • TEENAGERS THAT WOULDN'T BOW
  • 00:11:08.140 --> 00:11:10.060
  • DOWN TO THE KING'S GOLDEN IDOL.
  • 00:11:10.060 --> 00:11:12.120
  • NO WONDER DANIEL WAS A PERSON
  • 00:11:12.120 --> 00:11:13.290
  • OF EXCELLENCE. HIS FRIENDS WERE
  • 00:11:13.290 --> 00:11:16.040
  • PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY, PEOPLE
  • 00:11:16.040 --> 00:11:18.120
  • OF GREAT COURAGE, PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:11:18.120 --> 00:11:19.290
  • WOULDN'T COMPROMISE, PEOPLE
  • 00:11:19.290 --> 00:11:21.130
  • THAT HAD A BIG DREAM FOR THEIR
  • 00:11:21.130 --> 00:11:22.080
  • LIFE.
  • 00:11:22.080 --> 00:11:24.130
  • NOW IF YOUR FRIENDS ARE LARRY,
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:25.090
  • CURLY AND MOE, (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:27.120
  • THIS MAY BE A PROBLEM.
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:29.140
  • PSYCHOLOGISTS TELL US THERE'S
  • 00:11:29.140 --> 00:11:31.000
  • SOMETHING CALLED THE LAW OF
  • 00:11:31.000 --> 00:11:32.030
  • THE GROUP. THAT IS WE ASSOCIATE
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:34.110
  • WITH PEOPLE THE WAY WE SEE
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:36.020
  • OURSELVES. HAVE YOU NOTICED
  • 00:11:36.020 --> 00:11:38.080
  • HOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO GOSSIP
  • 00:11:38.080 --> 00:11:40.070
  • FIND OTHER PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO
  • 00:11:40.070 --> 00:11:42.180
  • GOSSIP. NEGATIVE PEOPLE
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:43.270
  • GRAVITATE TOWARD OTHER
  • 00:11:43.270 --> 00:11:45.100
  • NEGATIVE PEOPLE. COMPLAINERS
  • 00:11:45.100 --> 00:11:47.170
  • FIND OTHER COMPLAINERS.
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:49.190
  • THUS THE SAYING, "BIRDS OF A
  • 00:11:49.190 --> 00:11:50.160
  • FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER."
  • 00:11:50.160 --> 00:11:52.220
  • MY ENCOURAGEMENT, MAKE
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:54.000
  • SURE YOU'RE FLOCKING TO THE
  • 00:11:54.000 --> 00:11:55.180
  • RIGHT GROUP. VICTORIOUS PEOPLE
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:58.200
  • ASSOCIATE WITH OTHER VICTORIOUS
  • 00:11:58.200 --> 00:11:59.270
  • PEOPLE. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FIND
  • 00:11:59.270 --> 00:12:02.190
  • OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:12:02.190 --> 00:12:03.290
  • SUCCESSFUL. HAPPY PEOPLE HANG
  • 00:12:03.290 --> 00:12:06.030
  • AROUND OTHER HAPPY PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:06.030 --> 00:12:07.280
  • EAGLES SOAR WITH OTHER
  • 00:12:07.280 --> 00:12:08.270
  • EAGLES. YOUNG PEOPLE THIS IS
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:11.030
  • SO IMPORTANT. CHOOSING THE
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:12.270
  • WRONG FRIENDS CAN KEEP YOU
  • 00:12:12.270 --> 00:12:14.220
  • FROM YOUR DESTINY. DON'T HANG
  • 00:12:14.220 --> 00:12:16.110
  • AROUND PEOPLE AT SCHOOL THAT
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:18.030
  • HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE, THAT ARE
  • 00:12:18.030 --> 00:12:20.010
  • ALWAYS BUCKING THE SYSTEM,
  • 00:12:20.010 --> 00:12:22.040
  • ALWAYS GETTING INTO TROUBLE.
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:23.160
  • THAT MAY SEEM COOL BUT THAT'S
  • 00:12:23.160 --> 00:12:25.130
  • NOT COOL AT ALL, THAT'S DUMB.
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:27.050
  • THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE THEM
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:28.110
  • TO BE A CHICKEN WHEN THEY
  • 00:12:28.110 --> 00:12:29.210
  • WERE CREATED TO BE AN EAGLE.
  • 00:12:29.210 --> 00:12:32.070
  • FIND FRIENDS THAT ARE GOING
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:34.090
  • TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:35.050
  • THEIR LIFE. HANG AROUND
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.280
  • STUDENTS THAT ARE DISCIPLINED,
  • 00:12:36.280 --> 00:12:38.190
  • FOCUSED, PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.030
  • SOMEWHERE. DON'T WORRY ABOUT
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:41.290
  • BEING IN THE RIGHT GROUP,
  • 00:12:41.290 --> 00:12:44.030
  • HAVING THE MOST FRIENDS, BEING
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:45.120
  • THE MOST POPULAR.
  • 00:12:45.120 --> 00:12:46.290
  • LISTEN, TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW
  • 00:12:46.290 --> 00:12:47.290
  • NOBODY CARES WHO THE MOST
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:50.010
  • POPULAR ONE WAS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:50.010 --> 00:12:52.000
  • THE QUANTITY OF YOUR FRIENDS
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.280
  • IS NOT IMPORTANT; IT'S THE
  • 00:12:53.280 --> 00:12:55.270
  • QUALITY THAT REALLY MATTERS.
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:58.200
  • NOW I WOULD RATHER HAVE ONE
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:12:59.220
  • FRIEND THAT HAS THEIR HEAD ON
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:00.220
  • STRAIGHT, THAT'S GOING SOME
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:01.290
  • PLACE THAN TWENTY FRIENDS THAT
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:03.170
  • ARE ONLY MEDIOCRE. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:03.170 --> 00:13:05.290
  • IN SCHOOL THE SCIENCE FAIR IS
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:08.010
  • NOT THAT POPULAR, THE DEBATE
  • 00:13:08.010 --> 00:13:09.280
  • TEAM, THE MATH CLUB, THAT
  • 00:13:09.280 --> 00:13:11.210
  • NEVER GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION.
  • 00:13:11.210 --> 00:13:13.270
  • BUT WHEN YOU STUDY, YOU LEARN,
  • 00:13:13.270 --> 00:13:16.000
  • YOU MAKE GOOD GRADES, PEOPLE
  • 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:17.230
  • MAY MAKE FUN OF YOU, CALL YOU
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:19.120
  • A GEEK, BOOK WORM, NERD, DON'T
  • 00:13:19.120 --> 00:13:21.260
  • WORRY IN A FEW YEARS THEY'LL
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:23.190
  • CALL YOU BOSS. THEY'LL CALL YOU
  • 00:13:23.190 --> 00:13:25.050
  • SUPERVISOR, SENATOR, DOCTOR,
  • 00:13:25.050 --> 00:13:27.280
  • PASTOR, YOUR HONOR.
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:32.030
  • PROVERBS 27 SAYS, "AS IRON
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:34.010
  • SHARPENS IRON, SO A FRIEND
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:35.280
  • SHARPENS A FRIEND." YOUR
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:37.240
  • FRIENDS SHOULD BE SHARPENING
  • 00:13:37.240 --> 00:13:39.140
  • YOU, MAKING YOU BETTER. NOW
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:41.220
  • SOMETIMES YOU CAN OUTGROW
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:43.280
  • A FRIEND. GOD HAD THEM IN YOUR
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:45.290
  • LIFE FOR A SEASON. YOU BLESSED
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:48.030
  • THEM, THEY BLESSED YOU. BUT NOW
  • 00:13:48.030 --> 00:13:50.170
  • THAT SEASON IS OVER. MAYBE
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:53.040
  • YOU'RE GROWING AT A DIFFERENT
  • 00:13:53.040 --> 00:13:54.140
  • RATE. YOU HAVE TO RECOGNIZE
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:56.160
  • WHEN THEIR PART IN YOUR STORY
  • 00:13:56.160 --> 00:13:58.080
  • IS OVER. IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT
  • 00:13:58.080 --> 00:13:59.290
  • YOU CAN NEVER SEE THEM BUT
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:01.190
  • YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T SPEND THE
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:03.070
  • SAME AMOUNT OF TIME AND BECOME
  • 00:14:03.070 --> 00:14:04.270
  • WHO YOU WERE CREATED TO BE.
  • 00:14:04.270 --> 00:14:07.090
  • TRUE FRIENDS WILL UNDERSTAND
  • 00:14:07.090 --> 00:14:08.290
  • THIS, TRUE FRIENDS WON'T TRY
  • 00:14:08.290 --> 00:14:10.290
  • TO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY, KEEP
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:12.080
  • IT THE SAME. THEY'LL BE HAPPY
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:13.230
  • FOR YOU. THEY'LL CELEBRATE
  • 00:14:13.230 --> 00:14:14.290
  • WHERE YOU'RE GOING.
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:17.020
  • SEE JUST AS GOD OPENS DOORS,
  • 00:14:17.020 --> 00:14:19.000
  • GOD CLOSES DOORS. YOU CAN'T
  • 00:14:19.000 --> 00:14:21.010
  • GET STUCK TRYING TO HOLD ON
  • 00:14:21.010 --> 00:14:22.220
  • TO SOMETHING THAT'S OVER AND
  • 00:14:22.220 --> 00:14:24.040
  • DONE. WE DON'T LIKE CHANGE.
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:26.210
  • WE WANT IT TO BE JUST LIKE IT
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:28.030
  • WAS WHEN WE WERE HANGING OUT,
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:29.150
  • GROWING UP TOGETHER. BUT NOW
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:31.080
  • IT'S A NEW DAY. SOMETIMES THE
  • 00:14:31.080 --> 00:14:33.170
  • PEOPLE THAT KNEW YOU BACK
  • 00:14:33.170 --> 00:14:34.260
  • THEN, WILL TRY TO KEEP YOU IN
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:36.230
  • THAT BOX, KEEP IT ALL THE SAME.
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:39.110
  • BUT GOD WORKS IN SEASONS.
  • 00:14:39.110 --> 00:14:41.270
  • I'VE SEEN IN MY LIFE HOW GOD
  • 00:14:41.270 --> 00:14:43.280
  • MOVES PEOPLE OUT OF THE WAY
  • 00:14:43.280 --> 00:14:45.120
  • AND BRINGS NEW PEOPLE IN.
  • 00:14:45.120 --> 00:14:47.140
  • BOTTOM LINE IS EVERYBODY
  • 00:14:47.140 --> 00:14:49.160
  • CANNOT GO WHERE GOD IS TAKING
  • 00:14:49.160 --> 00:14:51.090
  • YOU. THE HIGHER YOU GO THE
  • 00:14:51.090 --> 00:14:53.130
  • TIGHTER YOUR CIRCLE HAS TO
  • 00:14:53.130 --> 00:14:54.280
  • BECOME, THE MORE SELECTIVE
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.140
  • YOU HAVE TO BE. GENESIS 12,
  • 00:14:56.150 --> 00:14:59.150
  • GOD TOLD ABRAHAM TO LEAVE
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.030
  • LEAVE HIS RELATIVES, LEAVE HIS
  • 00:15:01.030 --> 00:15:02.210
  • FATHER'S HOUSE AND GO OUT TO
  • 00:15:02.210 --> 00:15:04.150
  • A NEW LAND. GOD PROMISED HE
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:06.150
  • WOULD BLESS HIM IN AN AMAZING
  • 00:15:06.150 --> 00:15:08.070
  • WAY. WELL ABRAHAM WENT OUT,
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:10.160
  • BUT HE TOOK HIS NEPHEW LOT.
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:13.120
  • GOD JUST TOLD HIM TO LEAVE HIS
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:14.050
  • RELATIVES.
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:15.120
  • IT WASN'T LONG AFTER THAT THAT
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:16.290
  • HE AND LOT HAD A DISAGREEMENT.
  • 00:15:16.290 --> 00:15:19.140
  • THE LAND WASN'T BIG ENOUGH TO
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:20.250
  • SUSTAIN BOTH THEIR CATTLE AND
  • 00:15:20.250 --> 00:15:22.150
  • LIVESTOCK. THEIR WORKERS BEGAN
  • 00:15:22.150 --> 00:15:24.150
  • TO ARGUE, GOT INTO STRIFE.
  • 00:15:24.150 --> 00:15:26.220
  • IT WAS A BIG MESS. IT COULD
  • 00:15:26.220 --> 00:15:28.050
  • HAVE ALL BEEN AVOIDED IF
  • 00:15:28.050 --> 00:15:29.270
  • ABRAHAM WOULD HAVE LEFT WHO
  • 00:15:29.270 --> 00:15:31.170
  • HE WAS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE.
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:33.180
  • HOW MUCH CONFLICT DO WE
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:35.140
  • ENCOUNTER? HOW MUCH HEARTACHE
  • 00:15:35.140 --> 00:15:37.080
  • DO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:38.230
  • BECAUSE WE'RE STILL HANGING
  • 00:15:38.230 --> 00:15:40.000
  • AROUND SOMEBODY THAT WE
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:41.230
  • KNEW YEARS AGO WE WERE
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:43.040
  • SUPPOSED TO WALK AWAY FROM?
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:44.220
  • LIKE ABRAHAM GOD PROMISED TO
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:47.010
  • BLESS US, BUT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T
  • 00:15:47.010 --> 00:15:49.200
  • LEAVE WHO WE WERE SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:51.070
  • LEAVE NOW WE'RE HAVING TO DEAL
  • 00:15:51.070 --> 00:15:53.030
  • WITH THINGS THAT WE SHOULD
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:54.160
  • HAVE NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH
  • 00:15:54.160 --> 00:15:55.230
  • IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:57.140
  • ABRAHAM AND LOT, THERE WAS
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:15:58.200
  • SO MUCH CONFLICT THEY HAD
  • 00:15:58.200 --> 00:16:00.160
  • TO SEPARATE. IT'S FUNNY HOW
  • 00:16:00.160 --> 00:16:02.210
  • GOD WILL ALWAYS EVENTUALLY
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.180
  • GET HIS WAY. BUT ABRAHAM MEANT
  • 00:16:04.180 --> 00:16:06.270
  • WELL TAKING LOT, THIS WAS HIS
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:09.290
  • NEPHEW. BUT JUST BECAUSE
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.270
  • SOMEBODY IS RELATED TO YOU
  • 00:16:11.270 --> 00:16:14.000
  • DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE CONNECTED
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:15.080
  • TO YOU. THEY MAY HAVE YOUR
  • 00:16:15.080 --> 00:16:17.110
  • BLOOD BUT THEY DON'T HAVE YOUR
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:19.010
  • SPIRIT. THEY MAY NOT HAVE HEARD
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:20.230
  • THE CALL THAT GOD PUT ON YOUR
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:22.150
  • LIFE. THIS DOESN'T MAKE THEM A
  • 00:16:22.150 --> 00:16:24.120
  • BAD PERSON, IT JUST MEANS GOD
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:26.280
  • HAS A DIFFERENT ASSIGNMENT FOR
  • 00:16:26.280 --> 00:16:28.000
  • THEM, OR PERHAPS THEY'RE AT A
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:29.270
  • DIFFERENT LEVEL IN THEIR
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:31.000
  • GROWTH, BUT FOR SOME REASON
  • 00:16:31.000 --> 00:16:32.250
  • THEY'RE NOT RIGHT FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:32.250 --> 00:16:34.280
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST
  • 00:16:34.280 --> 00:16:35.210
  • THINGS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH
  • 00:16:35.210 --> 00:16:37.010
  • LETTING GO OF PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:16:37.010 --> 00:16:38.210
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:16:38.210 --> 00:16:41.190
  • I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:16:41.190 --> 00:16:42.120
  • HUSBAND OR WIFE. I ALWAYS LIKE
  • 00:16:42.120 --> 00:16:43.260
  • TO CLARIFY THIS. SOMEBODY
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:45.250
  • FLIPPING THROUGH THE CHANNEL
  • 00:16:45.250 --> 00:16:46.240
  • THOUGHT, "I JUST GOT MY WORD
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:47.200
  • FROM THE LORD TODAY."
  • 00:16:47.200 --> 00:16:49.140
  • (LAUGHTER) THANK YOU JESUS!"
  • 00:16:49.140 --> 00:16:52.020
  • NO YOU'RE STUCK. THEY'RE
  • 00:16:52.020 --> 00:16:52.260
  • PERMANENT. BUT IN ALL
  • 00:16:52.260 --> 00:16:55.090
  • SERIOUSNESS THERE ARE FAMILY
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:57.030
  • MEMBERS AND RELATIVES THAT
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:58.190
  • CANNOT GO WHERE YOU'RE GOING.
  • 00:16:58.190 --> 00:17:00.260
  • YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TREAT YOUR
  • 00:17:00.260 --> 00:17:02.100
  • FAMILY WITH RESPECT, BUT YOU
  • 00:17:02.100 --> 00:17:03.250
  • DON'T HAVE TO SPEND TWENTY-FOUR
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:05.010
  • HOURS A DAY WITH THEM. SOME OF
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:06.150
  • YOUR RELATIVES YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:07.280
  • LOVE FROM A DISTANCE. THAT
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:10.170
  • FAMILY REUNION ONCE A YEAR IS
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:11.250
  • ALL GOD'S ASKING OF YOU.
  • 00:17:11.250 --> 00:17:13.180
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:14.290
  • NOW THAT WAS WORTH COMING TO
  • 00:17:14.290 --> 00:17:15.160
  • CHURCH FOR. (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:17.280
  • BUT FOR ABRAHAM, IT KEPT
  • 00:17:17.280 --> 00:17:19.070
  • GETTING WORSE. HE AND LOT
  • 00:17:19.070 --> 00:17:20.220
  • SEPARATED. LOT WAS ATTACKED
  • 00:17:20.220 --> 00:17:23.040
  • AND CAPTURED BY AN ARMY. THEY
  • 00:17:23.040 --> 00:17:25.100
  • STOLE ALL OF LOT'S POSSESSIONS,
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:27.020
  • IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS DONE.
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:28.220
  • WHEN ABRAHAM HEARD IT, HE
  • 00:17:28.220 --> 00:17:29.250
  • THOUGHT, "OH MAN, IT'S MY FAULT,
  • 00:17:29.250 --> 00:17:31.080
  • I LET HIM COME. I'VE GOT TO DO
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:32.190
  • SOMETHING ABOUT IT."
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:33.270
  • SO ABRAHAM ROUNDED UP ALL OF
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:35.070
  • HIS MEN. WENT AND FOUGHT THIS
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:36.190
  • BIG BATTLE, THIS BIG ENEMY AND
  • 00:17:36.190 --> 00:17:37.290
  • RESCUED LOT. BUT ONCE AGAIN HE
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:40.210
  • WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN RESCUING
  • 00:17:40.210 --> 00:17:42.270
  • PEOPLE, GOING TO ALL THIS TIME,
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:45.010
  • ENERGY, TROUBLE, IF HE WOULD
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:46.180
  • HAVE LEFT WHO HE WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:17:46.180 --> 00:17:48.170
  • TO LEAVE. ABRAHAM WAS A LOT
  • 00:17:48.170 --> 00:17:50.200
  • LIKE US. HE WANTED TO BE GOOD
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:53.030
  • TO LOT. HE THOUGHT, "GOD
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:54.150
  • I KNOW, YOU SAID DON'T TAKE MY
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.050
  • RELATIVES BUT LOT WANTS TO
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:17:58.000
  • COME AND I DON'T WANT TO
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:17:59.000
  • DISAPPOINT HIM." HE DID IT OUT
  • 00:17:59.000 --> 00:18:01.010
  • OF THE KINDNESS OF HIS HEART.
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:02.280
  • HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE HANGING
  • 00:18:02.280 --> 00:18:04.110
  • AROUND SOMEBODY THAT WE KNOW
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:06.050
  • IS NOT GOOD FOR US BUT WE DON'T
  • 00:18:06.050 --> 00:18:07.260
  • WANT TO HURT THEIR FEELINGS,
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:09.180
  • WE DON'T WANT TO LET THEM DOWN,
  • 00:18:09.180 --> 00:18:11.120
  • SO WE KEEP PUTTING IT OFF,
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:12.280
  • HOLDING ON TO WHAT WE KNOW
  • 00:18:12.280 --> 00:18:14.140
  • WE SHOULD LET GO OF.
  • 00:18:14.140 --> 00:18:15.270
  • HERE'S THE PROBLEM, LIKE WITH
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:16.290
  • ABRAHAM LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:19.290
  • THERE'LL BE TROUBLE, CONFLICT,
  • 00:18:19.290 --> 00:18:22.290
  • UNNECESSARY HEARTACHE,
  • 00:18:22.290 --> 00:18:24.010
  • WE COULD AVOID IT IF WE WOULD
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:25.030
  • MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES TODAY.
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:27.080
  • WHAT AM I SAYING? "MAKE SURE
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:28.210
  • YOU LET GO OF WHAT GOD IS ASKING
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:31.040
  • YOU TO WALK AWAY FROM." ANOTHER
  • 00:18:31.040 --> 00:18:33.210
  • THOUGHT; YOU SHOULDN'T SPEND
  • 00:18:33.210 --> 00:18:35.120
  • A LOT OF TIME WITH PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:36.250
  • ARE ALWAYS NEGATIVE, PEOPLE
  • 00:18:36.250 --> 00:18:38.280
  • THAT ARE ALWAYS DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:41.050
  • YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM CHEERED
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:42.160
  • UP, KEEP THEM FIXED. AND I'M
  • 00:18:42.160 --> 00:18:43.120
  • ALL FOR HELPING PEOPLE, I'M ALL
  • 00:18:43.120 --> 00:18:46.100
  • FOR BEING A BLESSING. SOMETIMES
  • 00:18:46.100 --> 00:18:48.040
  • WE HAVE TO LOVE PEOPLE BACK
  • 00:18:48.040 --> 00:18:49.180
  • INTO WHOLENESS. BUT IF YOU'RE
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.080
  • ALWAYS GIVING AND NEVER
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:53.240
  • RECEIVING THAT IS AN UNHEALTHY
  • 00:18:53.240 --> 00:18:56.090
  • RELATIONSHIP. YOU NEED TO
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:58.050
  • GRADUALLY MAKE SOME CHANGES.
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:19:00.280
  • DON'T LET THEM CONTINUE TO
  • 00:19:00.280 --> 00:19:02.070
  • CONTROL YOU, MAKE YOU FEEL
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:04.040
  • GUILTY BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:19:04.040 --> 00:19:06.010
  • THERE AT THEIR BECKONED CALL.
  • 00:19:06.010 --> 00:19:08.070
  • UNTIL YOU PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN,
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:09.260
  • THEY'LL CONTINUE TO USE YOU.
  • 00:19:09.260 --> 00:19:11.170
  • PUT THEIR DEMANDS ON YOU,
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:13.200
  • DRAIN ALL YOUR ENERGY TRYING
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:15.220
  • TO KEEP THEM HAPPY. THIS IS THE
  • 00:19:15.220 --> 00:19:17.250
  • REASON MANY PEOPLE ARE WORN
  • 00:19:17.250 --> 00:19:18.280
  • OUT, STRESSED OUT, DON'T HAVE
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:21.110
  • ANY ENERGY, THEY HAVE THIS
  • 00:19:21.140 --> 00:19:24.140
  • FALSE SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY,
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:26.030
  • CARRYING THIS HEAVY LOAD OF
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:27.220
  • TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY.
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:29.220
  • BUT HERE'S THE KEY, YOU ARE NOT
  • 00:19:29.220 --> 00:19:31.120
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER PEOPLE'S
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:33.110
  • HAPPINESS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:35.100
  • FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS.
  • 00:19:35.100 --> 00:19:37.080
  • EVERYBODY, I'VE LEARNED, DOESN'T
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:39.030
  • REALLY WANT TO BE HAPPY. THEY
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:41.020
  • LIKE THE ATTENTION THAT IT
  • 00:19:41.020 --> 00:19:42.150
  • BRINGS FROM ALWAYS NEEDING
  • 00:19:42.150 --> 00:19:44.050
  • SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:44.050 --> 00:19:45.010
  • AS LONG AS YOU FEEL GUILTY AND
  • 00:19:45.010 --> 00:19:46.040
  • KEEP GIVING IN THE ONE PERSON
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:48.100
  • THAT'S GOING TO BE UNHAPPY IS
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:49.170
  • YOU.
  • 00:19:49.170 --> 00:19:50.270
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE THERE WAS A
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:52.100
  • PARALYZED MAN. HE HAD FOUR OF
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:54.130
  • HIS FRIENDS CARRY HIM TO A CITY
  • 00:19:54.130 --> 00:19:56.250
  • WHERE JESUS WAS TEACHING. YOU
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:59.040
  • KNOW THE STORY, THEY LET HIM
  • 00:19:59.040 --> 00:20:01.010
  • DOWN THROUGH THE ROOF, JESUS
  • 00:20:01.010 --> 00:20:02.040
  • TOUCHED THE MAN AND HE WAS
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:03.060
  • HEALED. THERE ARE TIMES IN
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:04.250
  • LIFE WE NEED TO BE LIKE THESE
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:06.280
  • FRIENDS AND CARRY SOMEBODY,
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:09.070
  • HELP THEM MOVE FORWARD.
  • 00:20:09.070 --> 00:20:11.080
  • BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE WHO
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:12.150
  • YOU WERE CREATED TO BE, YOU
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:14.100
  • CAN'T ALWAYS DO THE CARRYING.
  • 00:20:14.100 --> 00:20:17.090
  • IF THIS MAN HAD NOT HAD FRIENDS
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:19.120
  • THAT COULD CARRY HIM HE WOULD
  • 00:20:19.120 --> 00:20:21.070
  • HAVE NEVER MADE HIS DESTINY.
  • 00:20:21.070 --> 00:20:23.240
  • IF YOU ONLY HAVE PEOPLE AROUND
  • 00:20:23.240 --> 00:20:25.050
  • YOU THAT NEED TO BE CARRIED,
  • 00:20:25.050 --> 00:20:27.200
  • PEOPLE THAT NEED ENCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:20:27.200 --> 00:20:28.280
  • NEED HELP, NEED ADVICE, NEED A
  • 00:20:28.280 --> 00:20:30.120
  • RIDE, THAT'S OUT OF BALANCE.
  • 00:20:30.120 --> 00:20:32.180
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:34.020
  • CAN CARRY YOU. PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:20:34.020 --> 00:20:36.050
  • CAN HELP LIGHTEN THE LOAD.
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:39.040
  • IT'S EASY TO THINK YOU CAN DO
  • 00:20:39.040 --> 00:20:40.010
  • IT ALL, RAISE THESE CHILDREN
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:41.200
  • BY MYSELF, RUN MY BUSINESS,
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:43.180
  • ALWAYS GIVING, SERVING,
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:45.040
  • SACRIFICING. BUT THAT'S
  • 00:20:45.040 --> 00:20:47.000
  • CHEATING YOURSELF. GOD HAS
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:49.120
  • ALREADY LINED UP PEOPLE TO COME
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:51.130
  • INTO YOUR LIFE TO HELP LIGHTEN
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:53.080
  • THAT LOAD, PEOPLE THAT WILL
  • 00:20:53.080 --> 00:20:55.170
  • MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER, TO
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:57.170
  • ENCOURAGE YOU, TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:59.090
  • ADVICE, PEOPLE THAT WILL OPEN
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:01.150
  • DOORS THAT YOU COULD HAVE
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:02.250
  • NEVER OPENED. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:04.140
  • BUT IF YOU ARE WORN OUT
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:05.220
  • TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:07.220
  • THEN BECAUSE YOU'RE SO
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:09.060
  • CONSUMED TRYING TO CARRY THE
  • 00:21:09.060 --> 00:21:11.150
  • WEIGHT YOU'RE NOT TAKING TIME
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:13.180
  • TO CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS THAT
  • 00:21:13.180 --> 00:21:15.130
  • CAN CARRY YOU. SOMETIMES IT'S
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:17.280
  • PRIDE WE THINK, "WELL I DON'T
  • 00:21:17.280 --> 00:21:19.000
  • NEED ANY HELP. I CAN DO THIS
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:20.110
  • ON MY OWN." THE TRUTH IS YOU
  • 00:21:20.110 --> 00:21:21.220
  • CANNOT REACH YOUR HIGHEST
  • 00:21:21.220 --> 00:21:24.010
  • POTENTIAL ON YOUR OWN. WHAT
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:26.040
  • GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU IS
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.270
  • GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN JUST
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:29.080
  • YOUR FAITH. THE FAITH OF ONE
  • 00:21:29.080 --> 00:21:31.100
  • IS NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH.
  • 00:21:31.100 --> 00:21:33.190
  • LIKE THIS MAN YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:35.010
  • NEED THE FAITH OF FIVE. YOU'RE
  • 00:21:35.010 --> 00:21:36.180
  • GOING TO NEED FOUR FRIENDS
  • 00:21:36.180 --> 00:21:38.040
  • THAT CAN LIFT YOU, CARRY YOU,
  • 00:21:38.040 --> 00:21:40.050
  • HELP PUSH YOU INTO YOUR
  • 00:21:40.050 --> 00:21:41.100
  • CAN'T BE SO BUSY SOWING INTO
  • 00:21:43.120 --> 00:21:44.270
  • SERVING, THAT YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:21:47.030 --> 00:21:48.120
  • CAN CARRY YOU.
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:52.210
  • GOD HAS FRIENDS LINED UP FOR
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:54.130
  • YOU THAT DON'T NEED ANYTHING.
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:56.280
  • THEY ARE STRONGER, SMARTER,
  • 00:21:56.280 --> 00:21:58.260
  • THEY HAVE MORE INFLUENCE,
  • 00:21:58.260 --> 00:22:00.090
  • MORE EXPERIENCE. YOU DON'T
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:01.200
  • HAVE TO CHEER THEM UP, THEY'LL
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:03.040
  • CHEER YOU UP. YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:04.150
  • TO INSPIRE THEM, THEY'LL
  • 00:22:04.150 --> 00:22:05.230
  • INSPIRE YOU. BUY YOU DINNER,
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:07.180
  • INTRODUCE YOU TO THEIR
  • 00:22:07.180 --> 00:22:08.290
  • CONNECTIONS. MAKE SURE YOU
  • 00:22:08.290 --> 00:22:10.260
  • HAVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE THAT
  • 00:22:10.260 --> 00:22:13.080
  • CAN CARRY YOU.
  • 00:22:13.080 --> 00:22:14.190
  • I SAW SOMETHING ON THE NEWS
  • 00:22:14.190 --> 00:22:15.250
  • ABOUT A LITTLE BOY NAMED OWEN.
  • 00:22:15.250 --> 00:22:18.090
  • HE HAD A RARE MUSCULAR DISEASE,
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:20.210
  • ONLY THIRTY CASES WORLDWIDE,
  • 00:22:20.210 --> 00:22:23.000
  • WHERE HIS MUSCLES WOULD TIGHTEN
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:25.000
  • UP. HE COULDN'T WALK. IT CAUSED
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:26.170
  • HIM A LOT OF PAIN.
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:28.050
  • WHEN HE WAS AROUND SIX YEARS
  • 00:22:28.050 --> 00:22:29.010
  • OLD HE GOT TO A POINT WHERE HE
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:30.280
  • DIDN'T WANT TO GO OUTSIDE. HE
  • 00:22:30.280 --> 00:22:32.180
  • WAS EMBARRASSED AT HOW HE
  • 00:22:32.180 --> 00:22:33.150
  • LOOKED. GOT TIRED OF PEOPLE
  • 00:22:33.150 --> 00:22:35.030
  • STARING AT HIM IN THE
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:36.050
  • WHEELCHAIR. HE BECAME VERY
  • 00:22:36.050 --> 00:22:37.130
  • DEPRESSED, JUST SPENT ALL DAY
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:39.020
  • ALONE IN HIS ROOM. HIS PARENTS
  • 00:22:39.020 --> 00:22:41.200
  • OF COURSE WERE SO DISCOURAGED
  • 00:22:41.200 --> 00:22:43.160
  • AND CONCERNED. THEY DID
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  • EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO
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  • CHEER HIM UP WITH NO SUCCESS.
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  • ONE DAY THE MOM WAS ON
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  • FACEBOOK AND SHE SAW THIS BIG
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  • DOG THAT WAS BEING PUT UP FOR
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  • ADOPTION. SOMETHING LIKE A
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  • SAINT BERNARD. WHEN SHE SAW
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  • A PICTURE OF THAT DOG STARING
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  • BACK AT HER SHE FELL IN LOVE
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  • WITH HIM. COME TO FIND OUT THIS
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  • DOG HAD BEEN TIED TO RAILROAD
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  • TRACK BY PEOPLE TRYING TO GET
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  • RID OF IT, UNFORTUNATELY IT
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  • WAS HIT BY A TRAIN AND LOST
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  • ONE OF HIS LEGS. THEY ADOPTED
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  • THIS DOG AS A SURPRISE TO THEIR
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  • SON OWEN. WHEN OWEN SAW THIS
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  • THREE LEGGED DOG THERE WAS
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  • AN INSTANT CONNECTION. THIS
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  • BIG DOG WHEN HE FIRST SAW OWEN
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  • CAME IN AND PUT HIS HEAD ON
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  • OWEN'S LAP RIGHT THERE IN THE
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  • WHEELCHAIR. JUST VERY GENTLY
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  • A VERY MOVING SCENE. OWEN
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  • TURNED INTO A DIFFERENT PERSON.
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  • NOW HE WANTED TO GO OUTSIDE.
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  • HE WASN'T EMBARRASSED, HE
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  • COULDN'T WAIT TO SHOW PEOPLE
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  • HIS THREE LEGGED DOG. HE WAS
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  • SO PROUD OF THIS DOG HE ASKED
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  • HIS PARENTS IF HE COULD ENTER
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  • IT INTO THIS PRESTIGIOUS DOG
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  • SHOW OVER IN BRITAIN. THEY
  • 00:23:46.030 --> 00:23:48.050
  • ENTERED THE DOG AND IT WON
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  • FIRST PLACE FOR BEST RESCUE
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  • DOG. WELL OWEN WANTED TO DO
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  • IT AGAIN SO HE ENTERED IT INTO
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  • ANOTHER DOG SHOW AND ANOTHER
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  • AND ANOTHER. TODAY THEY HAVE
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  • WON FIRST PLACE IN DOZENS AND
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  • DOZENS OF DOG SHOWS.
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  • HERE'S MY POINT, IF GOD CAN
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  • BRING A DOG INTO A LITTLE
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  • BOY'S LIFE TO HELP HIM MOVE
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:08.030
  • INTO HIS DESTINY, HOW MUCH
  • 00:24:08.030 --> 00:24:09.280
  • MORE WILL GOD BRING THE RIGHT
  • 00:24:09.280 --> 00:24:11.240
  • PEOPLE INTO YOUR LIFE?
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO CONNECT YOU
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:16.090
  • WITH EXACTLY WHO YOU NEED.
  • 00:24:16.090 --> 00:24:18.150
  • HE'S ALREADY LINED UP THE RIGHT
  • 00:24:18.150 --> 00:24:20.190
  • PEOPLE TO GET YOU TO WHERE
  • 00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:22.090
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. NOW
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:23.270
  • REMEMBER THIS PRINCIPLE, IF
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:25.030
  • YOU DON'T GET RID OF THE WRONG
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  • PEOPLE, YOU'LL NEVER MEET THE
  • 00:24:26.150 --> 00:24:27.230
  • RIGHT ONES. WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:29.020
  • UNWILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM IS
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:30.280
  • WHERE YOU'LL GET STUCK. SO ON
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  • A REGULAR BASIS EVALUATE YOUR
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  • FRIENDSHIPS. MAKE SURE YOU'RE
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  • HANGING AROUND EAGLES, PEOPLE
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  • THAT INSPIRE YOU AND MAKE YOU
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  • BETTER. IF YOU'LL DO THIS I
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  • BELIEVE AND DECLARE GOD IS
  • 00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:43.190
  • GOING TO CONNECT YOU TO THE
  • 00:24:43.190 --> 00:24:45.070
  • RIGHT PEOPLE FOR EVERY SEASON,
  • 00:24:45.070 --> 00:24:47.180
  • HE'S GOING TO BRING EAGLES
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:48.230
  • ACROSS YOUR PATH, YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:24:48.230 --> 00:24:49.260
  • GOING TO GET STUCK, YOU'RE
  • 00:24:49.260 --> 00:24:50.260
  • GOING TO SPREAD OUT YOUR WINGS
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:52.200
  • AND SOAR INTO THE FULLNESS OF
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  • YOUR DESTINY, IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT TODAY CAN YOU
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:24:58.140
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  • SINS. COME INTO MY HEART. I
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  • MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
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  • TAKE YOU PLACES THAT YOU'VE
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  • PERFECT. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO
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  • > VICTORIA: GOD DOESN'T
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  • WASTE ANYTHING WE GO
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  • THROUGH. WE ALL EXPERIENCE
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  • HARDSHIPS, THINGS WE DON'T
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  • FAITH. GOD IS USING EVERY
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  • > JOEL: YOUR BEST DAYS ARE
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