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Double Destiny | Episode 4

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June 11, 2018
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Mark Batterson: Chase the Lion

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Double Destiny | Episode 4

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  • (exciting music)
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  • - [Narrator] Quit livin' as if the purpose of life
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  • is to arrive safely at death.
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  • Run to the roar. (lion roar)
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  • Go after a dream that's destined to fail
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  • without divine intervention.
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  • Stop weighing out problems.
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  • Become part of the solution.
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  • Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
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  • Face your fears.
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  • Fight for your dreams.
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  • Grab opportunity by the mane and don't let go.
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  • Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
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  • Blaze new trails.
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  • Live for the applause of nail scarred hands.
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  • Dare to fail.
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  • Dare to be different.
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  • Quit holdin' out.
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  • Quit holdin' back.
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  • Quit running away. (lion roar)
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  • Chase the lion.
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  • (intense music)
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  • (wooshing)
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  • - Everything in your past is preparation
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  • for something in your future.
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  • In my experience, God doesn't download dreams all at once.
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  • That would overwhelm us.
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  • Dreams usually start out as single cell desires,
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  • but if you let that desire grow, it'll turn into
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  • a God-sized dream.
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  • As a young boy, Bass Reeves dreamed of fighting bad guys.
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  • Little did he know that this childhood desire
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  • was the seed of a far greater dream,
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  • one that would take him places and put him in positions
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  • that many would not have had the courage to step into.
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  • (fire crackling) (bugs chirping)
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  • (horse snorting) (hooves clapping)
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  • (gun clicking)
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  • - Whoa, easy.
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  • You don't want to go gettin' trigger-happy
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  • with a US Marshal.
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  • - Show me your badge.
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  • (gun clicking)
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  • - You know it is against Arkansas law
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  • to squat on private property.
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  • - You know it's illegal to trespass on private property.
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  • This is my land.
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  • I got the papers to prove it.
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  • - Why exactly are you campin' alone on your own property?
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  • - I plan on buildin' a home for my family here soon.
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  • Wanted to make sure I could see the stars
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  • where I was puttin' it.
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  • - And that?
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  • - You know precisely what I plan on doin' with that.
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  • - Well, you know, Mr. Thomas Moss been hidin' out
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  • in Indian Territories for quite some time now.
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  • None of my deputies been able to find him.
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  • - I ain't one of your deputies.
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  • I know where he been runnin' whiskey
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  • to the Choctaw for years.
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  • - And how do you know that?
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  • - While you all was off fightin' the war,
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  • I was livin' in the Territories,
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  • learnin' the language and the ways.
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  • The way I see it, marshal, the places I been
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  • is gonna get me to where I'm goin'.
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  • - Well, Mr. Bass, you are as interestin' as people say.
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  • I tell you what, why don't you give me the information
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  • you have on Moss and accompany me into the Territories
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  • and we can continue this conversation?
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  • - With all due respect, sir,
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  • just because I'm colored
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  • don't mean I'm simple.
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  • Now, there's a bounty on his head,
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  • and I aim on collectin'.
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  • As soon as I get me one of them sorrells, like what you got,
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  • I'll have his hands in chains.
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  • - Well, seein' as how we're after the same thing,
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  • why don't we cut a deal?
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  • I'll give you a horse, you ride as my scout,
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  • show me where Moss is hidin'.
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  • Me and my deputies will apprehend him,
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  • take him into Fort Smith, and all the while
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  • you'll be ridin' with the most powerful
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  • law enforcement agency in the West.
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  • - And the reward?
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  • - Oh, I'll split that down the middle, fair.
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  • After I've paid my cook and deputies.
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  • (Bass grunting)
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  • - I respectfully decline.
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  • - I'm sorry?
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  • - The way I see it, the only thing keepin' me from
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  • all that bounty is a horse to ride.
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  • There ain't nary a man 'round here
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  • that know this Injun Territory like I do.
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  • So tell me this.
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  • Why should I do all the work and only get half
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  • of what I'd get if I go in alone?
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  • - Okay.
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  • I'll tell you what.
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  • You accompany me and my posse down across the river,
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  • like we talked,
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  • and after we have Moss behind bars,
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  • you keep the rest of that bounty.
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  • You know, my instincts tell me you got the makin's
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  • of a marshal yourself.
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  • We have a deal?
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  • (exciting music fading in)
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  • Alright.
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  • - Like Bass Reeves, my dream didn't start out at full size.
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  • I'm glad it didn't.
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  • God lets us grow into our dreams,
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  • so don't despise the day of small beginnings.
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  • In August of 1989, God awakened me
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  • in the middle of the night.
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  • Now, nothing like it had ever happened before,
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  • and nothing like it has happened since.
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  • I knelt at the foot of my bed,
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  • and I felt led to open my Bible to Jeremiah one,
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  • and God revealed his calling for my life.
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  • It says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.
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  • "Before you were born, I set you apart.
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  • "I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
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  • No passage of Scripture is more personal to me
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  • than that one.
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  • It's my matrix for ministry.
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  • I won it and it owns me.
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  • It's not just Jeremiah's calling.
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  • In 1989, it became my calling.
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  • But there's a catch.
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  • One part of that passage made no sense to me.
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  • It says, "I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
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  • Honestly, I didn't feel called to the nations.
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  • I felt called to our nation's capitol.
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  • When I think of a prophet to the nations,
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  • I think of a missionary like J.W. Tucker or Jim Elliot.
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  • For the record, I think missionaries are the heroes
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  • of God's kingdom.
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  • But I felt called to be a pastor,
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  • so this verse of Scripture was my script,
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  • but it wouldn't make sense for more than two decades.
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  • It was an email from a pastor friend named Bryan Jarrett
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  • that led to a moment of revelation.
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  • He was at a leadership conference
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  • for the nation of Malaysia and he visited a bookstore
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  • in Kuala Lumpur, and believe it or not,
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  • found a copy of one of my books.
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  • He said, "I stopped to praise God for the influence
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  • "he has given you to the nations."
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  • I had never before connected the dots
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  • between my calling to write
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  • and God calling me to be a prophet to the nations.
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  • It had never even crossed my mind,
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  • even though my books had been translated
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  • into dozens of different languages.
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  • I don't speak a lick of Korean, or Russian, or Afrikaans.
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  • I speak English and just enough Spanish to be dangerous,
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  • but through the work of interpreters,
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  • my books have gone all the way around the world.
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  • Here are a few things I've discovered
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  • about the sovereignty of God.
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  • God is in the business of strategically positioning us
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  • in the right place at the right time.
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  • He uses our past experiences to prepare us
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  • for future opportunities.
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  • Here's one that takes a little bit of stress
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  • out of the equation.
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  • God wants you to get where God wants you to go
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  • more that you want to get where God wants you to go.
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  • He's awfully good at getting us there.
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  • Let me use chess as a metaphor.
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  • In the game of chess, there are
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  • a dozen different moves you can make.
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  • There are opening moves, quiet moves, counter moves,
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  • and the same is true in life.
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  • Listen, destiny is not a mystery.
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  • Destiny is a decision.
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  • Those decisions position us for God's plans and purposes.
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  • You know, Benaiah made a decision to chase the lion,
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  • but the reality is this.
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  • He had no idea where that decision would take him.
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  • That it would open the door
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  • to become King David's bodyguard.
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  • There's a move in chess called the pre-move.
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  • It's a move that sets up another move.
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  • I think that's how God works in our lives.
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  • I'm not omniscient, and neither are you,
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  • so we do our best to obey God, to live by faith,
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  • but at the end of the day, God has reasons
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  • that are beyond human reason.
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  • He has motives that are beyond human motive.
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  • When Laura and I moved to Washington D.C.
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  • we thought it was a move.
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  • 20 years later, I realize it was a pre-move.
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  • God was setting us up for everything he's done
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  • over the past two decades.
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  • During our first year as a church,
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  • the D.C. public school where we met
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  • was closed down because of fire code violations.
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  • It was scary when it happened.
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  • We were on the verge of becoming a homeless church.
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  • But I realize now it was a forcing move.
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  • That closed door led us to the movie theaters
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  • at Union Station where we met for 13 years.
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  • 20 years later, we have eight campuses
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  • and all eight of those campuses are counter moves.
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  • Each one positioned us in a place
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  • where we can reach a unique community in Washington D.C.
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  • Thinking back on all the possible permutations in our lives
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  • can make us a little dizzy.
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  • But I find my equilibrium in God's sovereignty.
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  • God is moving.
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  • Now, sometimes it's a pre-move.
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  • Sometimes it's a forcing move.
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  • Sometimes it's a counter move.
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  • But one way or the other, God is moving.
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  • The book of Acts hints at this idea
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  • when it says that God has appointed the time
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  • and the place of your birth.
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  • When you live and where you live is no accident.
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  • Like Esther, you were born for such a time as this.
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  • It was a pre-move on God's part.
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  • I believe he ordains every zip code thereafter.
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  • Now let me go back to this idea of calling.
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  • God doesn't just call the qualified.
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  • He qualifies the called.
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  • God is the one who does the calling,
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  • and then he calls the shots.
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  • (wooshing)
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  • (inspirational music)
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  • - [Narrator] Far too often, we doubt our dreams
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  • and delay our destinies.
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  • Chase the Lion helps you understand
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  • why life's greatest fulfillment comes from living
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  • in your divine purpose,
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  • and you'll discover what happens when you fearlessly
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  • chase after your God-sized dream.
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  • With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author,
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  • Mark Batterson delivers a bold message
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  • to everyone with a big dream.
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  • To thank you for your gift of $25 or more,
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  • in support of the worldwide outreaches of TBN,
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  • Chase the Lion.
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  • For your gift of $75 or more, we'll also include
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  • In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day,
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  • and his latest book, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God,
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  • where Pastor Mark will introduce you
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  • to the seven love languages of God
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  • and how he speaks to us through them,
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  • each one unique and entirely divine.
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  • Right now, you can begin the journey
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  • that takes you from your God-given dream
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  • into your God-ordained destiny.
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  • Hear him, follow him, run to the roar.
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  • Call or go online right now
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  • to share a gift and request these powerful resources
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  • from Pastor Mark Batterson.
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  • (wooshing)
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  • - On August 15, 1987, Howard Schultz was faced
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:48.160
  • with the toughest decision of his life,
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:52.000
  • whether or not to buy a small chain of coffee houses
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  • with a strange name,
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  • Starbucks.
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  • Knowing what we know now, seems like a no-brainer,
  • 00:14:57.270 --> 00:15:01.110
  • but to Schultz, the $3.8 million price tag
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:05.010
  • felt a little bit like a 500 pound lion.
  • 00:15:05.010 --> 00:15:08.290
  • In his memoir, Pour Your Heart Into It,
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  • the architect behind the Starbucks brand
  • 00:15:11.180 --> 00:15:13.280
  • reflected on his fight or flight moment.
  • 00:15:13.280 --> 00:15:17.070
  • He said, "This is my moment.
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:19.190
  • "If I don't seize the opportunity,
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:21.120
  • "if I don't step out of my comfort zone
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:23.130
  • "and risk it all,
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:25.010
  • "if I let too much time tick on,
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:26.240
  • "my moment will pass."
  • 00:15:26.240 --> 00:15:30.000
  • He said, "I knew that if I didn't take advantage
  • 00:15:30.000 --> 00:15:32.200
  • "of this opportunity, I would replay it
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:35.180
  • "in my mind for my whole life,
  • 00:15:35.180 --> 00:15:37.010
  • "wondering what if?"
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:39.250
  • Howard Schultz made a defining decision to give up
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  • the safety net of his $75.000 salary
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  • to pursue his passion for all things coffee.
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:49.170
  • Starbucks' stock went public five years later,
  • 00:15:49.170 --> 00:15:53.070
  • on June 26, 1992.
  • 00:15:53.070 --> 00:15:56.160
  • I was the second most actively traded stock
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  • on the NASDAQ that day, and by the closing bell,
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:16:02.100
  • its market capitalization stood at 273 million.
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:07.100
  • Not bad for a $3.8 million investment.
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  • A few decades later, it seems like there's
  • 00:16:11.120 --> 00:16:14.160
  • a Starbucks everywhere you look.
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:17.150
  • But if you reverse engineer Starbucks
  • 00:16:17.150 --> 00:16:19.220
  • all the way back to its humble origins,
  • 00:16:19.220 --> 00:16:22.170
  • it started with Howard Schultz's moment of truth.
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  • Do I run away from what I'm afraid of?
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:29.160
  • Or do I run to the roar?
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  • The question, of course, is this.
  • 00:16:31.260 --> 00:16:33.180
  • How do I know whether or not the dream is from God?
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:38.180
  • How do I know if it's God's dream for me?
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  • It's not easy to discern destiny,
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:44.290
  • but let me share three keys to discovering your destiny,
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:48.190
  • and defining your voice.
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  • First of all, you have to inventory your history.
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:55.010
  • A few years ago I spent a few days with a life coach
  • 00:16:55.010 --> 00:16:58.000
  • putting together a life plan.
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:17:00.230
  • One of the exercises we did
  • 00:17:00.230 --> 00:17:02.240
  • was identifying defining moments.
  • 00:17:02.240 --> 00:17:05.210
  • He called them life gates.
  • 00:17:05.210 --> 00:17:08.070
  • We came up with 44 of them,
  • 00:17:08.070 --> 00:17:10.140
  • and each one impacted my life in a unique way.
  • 00:17:10.140 --> 00:17:14.260
  • One way you discover your destiny
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:17.030
  • is by studying your history.
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  • The seeds of our dreams are usually buried in our past.
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:24.240
  • They aren't just buried in the good memories.
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  • Sometimes they're buried in the bad memories.
  • 00:17:27.250 --> 00:17:30.260
  • They're buried in our brokenness.
  • 00:17:30.260 --> 00:17:33.030
  • Robert Bly said, "Where a man's wound is,
  • 00:17:33.030 --> 00:17:37.030
  • "that's where his genius will be."
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:39.290
  • That's certainly true of David.
  • 00:17:39.290 --> 00:17:41.170
  • The Psalms are pure genius,
  • 00:17:41.170 --> 00:17:44.180
  • but their genius is the byproduct of David's pain.
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  • The greatest Psalms came out of the most painful experiences
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  • in his life, and that's why we identify with them
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  • thousands of years later.
  • 00:17:56.110 --> 00:17:59.120
  • Over the past three decades, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 00:17:59.120 --> 00:18:02.190
  • has raised awareness and recruited more than
  • 00:18:02.190 --> 00:18:06.060
  • three million members in their cause to stop drunk driving.
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  • It's impossible to calculate
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  • the number of lives they've saved,
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  • but MADD has made a difference.
  • 00:18:15.090 --> 00:18:18.010
  • What you might not know is the that the genesis
  • 00:18:18.010 --> 00:18:20.290
  • of their life-saving mission traces back
  • 00:18:20.290 --> 00:18:24.000
  • to a tragic moment.
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  • The founder, Candy Lightner, lost her 13 year old daughter
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:29.260
  • to a drunk driver.
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  • She could have wallowed in her personal pain.
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:34.170
  • She could have drowned in the anger she felt
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  • towards the driver who took her daughter's life,
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:40.200
  • but instead of getting mad, she formed MADD.
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  • She redeemed the pain and discovered her destiny.
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  • Our greatest gift to others is sometimes found
  • 00:18:48.270 --> 00:18:53.010
  • in our greatest personal pain.
  • 00:18:53.010 --> 00:18:55.170
  • That isn't how or where we want to discover our destiny,
  • 00:18:55.170 --> 00:18:59.120
  • but it's in working through our own tragedies,
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:01.290
  • our own pain, our own problems,
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  • that we're able to help other people
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  • with their tragedies, their pain, and their problems.
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  • That's what happened for Morgan Muleski.
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  • It was on a mission trip to Uganda
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  • that she discovered that her past could be used
  • 00:19:16.160 --> 00:19:19.020
  • to help bring healing to others.
  • 00:19:19.020 --> 00:19:22.070
  • It was in a place of pain that she found hidden
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  • her greatest passion.
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:27.270
  • (wooshing)
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:30.050
  • (calming music)
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  • - [Morgan] You know when you're a kid, family is everything.
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  • It's your solid place to land.
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  • Your place of security, laughter, community.
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  • It's your identity.
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  • But when I was 16 years old, my parents started
  • 00:19:47.020 --> 00:19:49.080
  • going through a messy divorce.
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  • As the oldest of five siblings, I felt responsible
  • 00:19:50.220 --> 00:19:53.090
  • to hold the family together.
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  • I began experiencing anxiety and fear,
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  • and I struggled with an eating disorder.
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  • I knew God, but I felt disconnected from him.
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:03.050
  • It wasn't until we started going to a new church
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  • that I began developing a real relationship with him.
  • 00:20:05.170 --> 00:20:08.120
  • Two years passed, but I still felt like I needed a change.
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:11.250
  • I'd always had a heart to work with the poor and orphans,
  • 00:20:11.250 --> 00:20:15.000
  • so I decided to move to Uganda for four months
  • 00:20:15.000 --> 00:20:17.090
  • and volunteer at a home for children with HIV/AIDS.
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:20.080
  • The day I arrived, a 14 year old girl
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:22.210
  • named Irene also arrived.
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  • She had been born with HIV/AIDS and her brother
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:27.130
  • had kept her in a basement like an animal,
  • 00:20:27.130 --> 00:20:29.130
  • because he thought she would probably die anyway.
  • 00:20:29.130 --> 00:20:32.060
  • She had contemplated suicide several times.
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:34.170
  • She almost never spoke, and when she did,
  • 00:20:34.170 --> 00:20:37.060
  • she didn't lift her voice above a whisper.
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  • She refused to make eye contact
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  • and would just sit and cry for hours,
  • 00:20:40.250 --> 00:20:43.270
  • tucked in a little ball.
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  • This went on for weeks.
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:47.070
  • She would say she was sick,
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  • but the doctors couldn't find anything wrong.
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:50.160
  • My heart broke for Irene.
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  • I couldn't stand seeing her buried under the weight
  • 00:20:52.130 --> 00:20:54.140
  • of her depression.
  • 00:20:54.140 --> 00:20:55.290
  • So one day, while she was curled up and crying,
  • 00:20:55.290 --> 00:20:58.010
  • I asked her to go on a walk with me.
  • 00:20:58.010 --> 00:20:59.200
  • She initially said no, but I got her shoes
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  • and said we were going anyway.
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  • As we walked, hand in hand, down the dirt road
  • 00:21:03.290 --> 00:21:05.280
  • towards the river, I told Irene
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  • I knew her life had been difficult.
  • 00:21:07.210 --> 00:21:09.200
  • I knew that she had been severely hurt
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:11.090
  • and that thinking about it was making her sick.
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  • I explained that it was okay and right to grieve,
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:16.050
  • but that God was with her,
  • 00:21:16.050 --> 00:21:17.190
  • and that he wanted to carry those burdens for her.
  • 00:21:17.190 --> 00:21:20.100
  • I explained to Irene that God sees her as pure
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  • and beautiful when he looks at her.
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  • He doesn't see a disease.
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  • He sees a princess.
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  • "He's the only one who will give you
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:28.200
  • "peace, hope, and security," I assured her.
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  • He will always protect you and never violate you.
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  • He'll take care of you, heal you, and love you.
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  • He'll restore your joy, bring back your laughter,
  • 00:21:37.250 --> 00:21:40.070
  • and give you freedom if you allow him to.
  • 00:21:40.070 --> 00:21:43.100
  • Around this time we came to a bridge over the river.
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:46.020
  • I asked Irene if I could pray over her
  • 00:21:46.020 --> 00:21:48.090
  • and she quickly agreed.
  • 00:21:48.090 --> 00:21:49.250
  • We stood there on the bridge and prayed through all the pain
  • 00:21:49.250 --> 00:21:52.180
  • that a traumatic life had inflicted on her heart.
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:55.210
  • When I said amen, she looked deep into my eyes
  • 00:21:55.210 --> 00:21:57.260
  • for the first time, with a huge grin on her face
  • 00:21:57.260 --> 00:22:00.180
  • and she wrapped her arms around me to hug me.
  • 00:22:00.180 --> 00:22:02.280
  • I said, "Irene, I think you're experiencing freedom
  • 00:22:02.280 --> 00:22:05.030
  • "for the first time."
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:06.220
  • I wanted her to let her voice resurface
  • 00:22:06.220 --> 00:22:08.100
  • and to make a declaration of her freedom,
  • 00:22:08.100 --> 00:22:10.160
  • so I had this idea.
  • 00:22:10.160 --> 00:22:12.000
  • "Irene," I said, "I want you to stand on this bridge
  • 00:22:12.000 --> 00:22:14.060
  • "and shout 'My name is Irene, and I am free.'"
  • 00:22:14.060 --> 00:22:17.190
  • We stood together and she started with a whisper,
  • 00:22:17.190 --> 00:22:20.060
  • but slowly worked up the courage until she was shouting
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:22.130
  • over and over again, "My name is Irene, and I am free!"
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:27.080
  • This was a moment of freedom for Irene,
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:29.270
  • but not only for Irene.
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.080
  • It was for me as well.
  • 00:22:31.080 --> 00:22:32.280
  • Helping her find healing, I found healing for myself.
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:35.220
  • Helping her find her voice, I found my own.
  • 00:22:35.220 --> 00:22:38.220
  • And helping her find a path out of depression,
  • 00:22:38.220 --> 00:22:40.280
  • I discovered mine.
  • 00:22:40.280 --> 00:22:42.110
  • Today I now work for Compassion International,
  • 00:22:42.110 --> 00:22:45.010
  • an organization that releases children from poverty
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:48.010
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:22:48.010 --> 00:22:49.160
  • We care for millions of poor and vulnerable children
  • 00:22:49.160 --> 00:22:51.180
  • around the world,
  • 00:22:51.180 --> 00:22:53.030
  • and I have the opportunity to work with sponsors
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:55.050
  • and help them understand how their involvement
  • 00:22:55.050 --> 00:22:57.210
  • can change the life of a child.
  • 00:22:57.210 --> 00:22:59.250
  • That moment on the bridge with Irene
  • 00:22:59.250 --> 00:23:01.150
  • connected me to my future.
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:03.060
  • As I helped her find healing, I found healing for myself,
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:06.160
  • and I realized I had so much more to give.
  • 00:23:06.160 --> 00:23:09.050
  • The pain of my past didn't stop my destiny.
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:11.180
  • It served as a launching pad for my destiny.
  • 00:23:11.180 --> 00:23:14.220
  • (wooshing)
  • 00:23:21.070 --> 00:23:23.180
  • - Pain doesn't need to stop us.
  • 00:23:23.180 --> 00:23:25.180
  • In fact, it can be the catalyst for a cause
  • 00:23:25.180 --> 00:23:28.180
  • that can make all the difference in the world,
  • 00:23:28.180 --> 00:23:31.060
  • just like it did for Morgan.
  • 00:23:31.060 --> 00:23:33.130
  • But in order to leverage it,
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:35.090
  • you have to inventory your history.
  • 00:23:35.090 --> 00:23:37.190
  • The second way to discover your dream
  • 00:23:37.190 --> 00:23:40.000
  • is to inventory your personality.
  • 00:23:40.000 --> 00:23:43.180
  • Next to knowing God, nothing is more important
  • 00:23:43.180 --> 00:23:46.220
  • than knowing yourself.
  • 00:23:46.220 --> 00:23:49.130
  • I think I've taken every personality assessment
  • 00:23:49.130 --> 00:23:51.270
  • under the sun.
  • 00:23:51.270 --> 00:23:54.020
  • I've used Myers-Briggs, I've used Strengths Finder,
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:57.120
  • I've used the DiSC Profile, but my new favorite
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:24:00.150
  • is the nine-point typology called the Enneagram.
  • 00:24:00.150 --> 00:24:05.120
  • What I love about it is that it helps us identify
  • 00:24:05.120 --> 00:24:08.120
  • the deadly sin we're most susceptible to.
  • 00:24:08.120 --> 00:24:12.090
  • Ian Cron and Suzanne Stable describe it this way.
  • 00:24:12.090 --> 00:24:16.010
  • Each personality's deadly sin is like an addictive,
  • 00:24:16.010 --> 00:24:20.070
  • involuntary, repeated behavior that we can only be free of
  • 00:24:20.070 --> 00:24:24.250
  • when we recognize how often we give it
  • 00:24:24.250 --> 00:24:27.230
  • the keys to drive our personality.
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:31.110
  • Listen, there is healthy and holy manifestation
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:34.210
  • of your personality,
  • 00:24:34.210 --> 00:24:36.290
  • but there is also an unhealthy and unholy manifestation.
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:41.260
  • There's often a fine line between those two things.
  • 00:24:41.260 --> 00:24:45.050
  • When Sarah Kareens was in high school,
  • 00:24:45.050 --> 00:24:48.070
  • she dreamed of being a missionary,
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:50.170
  • but she had a huge problem with shyness.
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:53.030
  • She said, "Then I realized that shyness was not
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:56.060
  • "my personality.
  • 00:24:56.060 --> 00:24:58.090
  • "My shyness was actually fear."
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:25:02.030
  • Once Sarah called it what it was,
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:04.120
  • the bondage of shyness was broken in her life.
  • 00:25:04.120 --> 00:25:08.080
  • Sarah faced that fear, confessed that excuse,
  • 00:25:08.080 --> 00:25:12.230
  • and chased the lion all the way to South Africa
  • 00:25:12.230 --> 00:25:15.130
  • as a missionary.
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:17.070
  • Inventory your history.
  • 00:25:17.070 --> 00:25:19.090
  • Inventory your personality.
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:21.270
  • Finally, inventory your passions.
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:24.170
  • I had a professor in graduate school who said,
  • 00:25:24.170 --> 00:25:28.170
  • "What makes you cry or pound your fists on the table?"
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:33.040
  • In other words, what makes you sad or mad?
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:36.280
  • I think we have to add glad to the mix,
  • 00:25:36.280 --> 00:25:39.250
  • and it's those three passions
  • 00:25:39.250 --> 00:25:41.240
  • that help us identify our purpose.
  • 00:25:41.240 --> 00:25:44.270
  • But we should be more known for what we're for
  • 00:25:44.270 --> 00:25:47.080
  • than what we're against.
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  • I try to live by Michaelangelo's maxim.
  • 00:25:49.030 --> 00:25:52.080
  • Criticize by creating.
  • 00:25:52.080 --> 00:25:54.280
  • Quit complaining about what's wrong
  • 00:25:54.280 --> 00:25:57.000
  • and do something to make a difference.
  • 00:25:57.000 --> 00:26:00.120
  • Write a better book.
  • 00:26:00.120 --> 00:26:01.270
  • Start a better business.
  • 00:26:01.270 --> 00:26:03.080
  • Create a better product.
  • 00:26:03.080 --> 00:26:04.210
  • Run a better campaign.
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  • Draft a better bill.
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  • Produce a better movie.
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  • How?
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  • With the help of the Holy Spirit.
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  • (wooshing)
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  • Chase the Lion is more than a book, more than a series.
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  • It's a call to action.
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  • Here's the good news.
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  • You're one decision away from a totally different life.
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  • Quit running away from what you're afraid of
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  • and run to the roar.
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  • (inspirational music)
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  • - [Narrator] Far too often, we doubt our dreams
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  • and delay our destinies.
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  • Chase the Lion helps you understand
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  • why life's greatest fulfillment comes from
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  • living in your divine purpose.
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  • And you'll discover what happens
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  • when you fearlessly chase after your God-sized dream.
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  • With grit and gusto, New York Times bestselling author,
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  • Mark Batterson delivers a bold message
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  • to everyone with a big dream.
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