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I Will Know It When I See It

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September 4, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - female announcer: Coming up
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: Whenever
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  • he shuts a door,
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  • he opens another door.
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  • And you need to know that if
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  • your destiny was in Egypt, the
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  • Red Sea wouldn't have closed.
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  • It's going to take faith
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  • for what God is about to do
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  • in your life.
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  • It's going to take faith for you
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  • to step into your destiny and
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  • purpose.
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  • It's going to take faith for you
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  • to do it because you need faith
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Cora Jakes-Coleman: Hi,
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  • I'm Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman
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  • and you are watching,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • God has something special in
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  • store just for you, and you will
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  • know it when you see it.
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  • Listen as my father explains how
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  • God's guidance comes directly to
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  • your spirit to tell you which
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I'm going
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  • to use a text.
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  • It was God waiting.
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  • No doubt in pain.
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  • He's set up to inherit the
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  • family business.
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  • He's working in the family
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  • business.
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  • He's set up pretty good.
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  • Everything's going okay.
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  • But it's funny how everything
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  • can be okay and you still got
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  • this inner voice saying,
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  • "Something is wrong.
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  • I don't quite fit."
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  • I'm talking about Elisha plowing
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  • in the field.
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  • Got a job with 12 yoke of oxen
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  • and him on the 12th.
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  • And I'm telling you that even
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  • though when we step into the
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  • scene, everything looks normal
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  • and everything looks good,
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  • normal can be so painful.
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  • Ordinary can be so painful when
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  • you are built to be
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  • extraordinary.
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  • Nobody's torturing him.
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  • Nobody's pulling his toenails
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  • out.
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  • Nobody's plucking his eyes.
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  • Nobody's doing anything to
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  • torment him except that nagging,
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  • gnawing, inner-longing craving,
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  • ravenous spirit that, "Surely, I
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  • was born for more than this."
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  • Is there anybody here who has
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  • ever had that moment?
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  • "God, I'm not trying to be
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  • unthankful.
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  • I'm not trying to be ungrateful.
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  • I don't want to appear like I
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  • don't appreciate all the things
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  • that you gave me.
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  • I'm really grateful for this
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  • job.
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  • I'm really grateful for this
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  • situation.
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  • I'm really grateful for this
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  • friend.
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  • I'm really grateful for this
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  • family.
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  • I'm really grateful, but God,
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  • God, God, I got so much raging
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  • down inside of me that won't let
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  • me rest in mediocrity.
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  • And I'm not arrogant and I'm not
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  • trying to sound better than
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  • anybody else, I'm just saying
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  • that surely you've got something
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  • more for me than this.
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  • I get up in the morning, I go to
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  • work, I come home, I go to bed.
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  • I get up in the morning, I go to
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  • work, I come home, I go to bed.
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  • I get up in the morning, I go to
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  • work, I come home, and I go to
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  • bed.
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  • I can tell you what's going to
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  • happen for the next 3 days in my
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  • life.
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  • I'm sick and tired of not being
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  • excited.
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  • I'm sick and tired of not being
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  • shocked.
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  • I'm sick and tired of not being
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  • something else.
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  • Surely, I was born
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  • for more than this.
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  • I was born for more than this.
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  • And I cannot--for God's sake I
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  • cannot let death catch me
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  • without answering my question:
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  • why am I here?
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  • I don't want death to put its
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  • prickly cold, ice cold
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  • fingernail in my face and say,
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  • 'Come here, boy,' until I find
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  • my slot and hit my spot and do
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  • my thing I was designed to do.
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  • And once I do what I do like I
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  • was created to do, then come on
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  • and get me if you will.
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  • But I will go--I will go kicking
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  • and screaming until I find out
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  • why God formed me like he formed
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  • me and shape me like he shaped
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  • me, and I need to know why am I
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  • here?"
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  • Is there any other crazy person
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  • "So he departed thence, and
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  • found Elisha the son of Shaphat
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  • who was plowing with 12 yoke of
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  • oxen before him, and he with the
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  • 12th; and Elijah passed by him."
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  • He passed by him.
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  • He passed by him.
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  • When opportunity passes by,
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  • potential powerful things can
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  • happen because all of a sudden
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  • opportunity walk past potential
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  • and all the pain of carrying
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  • unrealized passion says, "This
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  • is the moment.
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  • Pull the cord, boy.
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  • Get off the bus right here.
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  • It's time to make the switch.
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  • Something amazing is about to
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  • happen in your life."
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  • I don't know who I'm talking to
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  • this morning, but I feel like
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  • I'm speaking to somebody right
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  • now and it takes--it's going to
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  • take faith for what God is about
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  • to do in your life.
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  • It's going to take faith for you
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  • to step into your destiny and
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  • purpose.
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  • It's going to take faith for you
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  • to do it because you need faith
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  • to get away from the familiar.
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  • People say that fear is the
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  • antithesis of faith, but I say
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  • to you familiar is the
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  • antithesis of faith.
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  • You don't need faith for the
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  • familiar.
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  • You don't need faith for the
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  • comfortable.
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  • You don't need faith for the
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  • practical.
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  • You don't need faith for the
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  • historical.
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  • But when you are called from the
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  • familiar into the unknown,
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  • you're going to have to be a man
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  • of faith and a woman of faith or
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  • you will never be able to pull
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  • it off.
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  • Don't let Elijah pass by and
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  • leave you plowing on your
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  • deadbeat oxen when God has
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  • something for you to do.
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  • He passed by.
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  • There he is.
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  • A time factor involved
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  • There's a time factor involved
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  • in destiny.
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  • You don't have your whole life
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  • to think about it because
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  • opportunity is passing by.
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  • I wish opportunity would just
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  • come along--sit back in your
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  • seat.
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  • Just sit right there.
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  • I wish it would just come
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  • Been a long time since your
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  • little brother sat on your lap,
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  • isn't it?
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  • I wish opportunity would just
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  • take a seat and sit with you,
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  • but opportunity is so busy it's
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  • And if you won't take it, it'll
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  • come get you.
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  • If you don't take it, it'll come
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  • get you.
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  • Opportunity is not going to stop
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  • until it finds a taker.
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  • Are there any takers
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  • Elijah passed by and exposed him
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  • to something greater, and from
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  • that point on Elisha said, "Oh,
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  • I don't know if I'm going to be
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  • able to do this plowing.
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  • I don't know if I'm going to be
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  • able to do this plowing.
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  • I know that's what mama had in
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  • mind.
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  • I know that's what daddy looking
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  • out the window talking about,
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  • 'Oh, I'm so proud of my son.'"
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  • He said, "I'm getting ready to
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  • Finding your destiny will always
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  • disappoint people who have
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  • Finding your destiny will always
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  • disappoint people who have
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  • appointed you to theirs.
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  • Can you imagine this
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  • conversation this boy's going to
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  • have to have with his mom and
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  • dad?
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  • "I know you gave your whole life
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  • to buy on this property and to
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  • build this property and to buy
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  • these oxen."
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  • Oxen were expensive.
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  • "You got 12 yoke.
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  • And I know you were planning on
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  • me taking over the business, but
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  • I'm going with this guy I just
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  • met to do something I have never
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  • done in a place I have never
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  • been, performing in an area for
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  • which I have no experience at
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  • all.
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  • But I do want you to know I
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  • appreciate all that you did for
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  • me to bring me to this point
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  • that I'm at."
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  • It must have been something like
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  • that.
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  • Now, I cannot tell you how the
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  • parents responded.
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  • I know how mine would respond
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  • and I probably could not include
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  • that in the message, but this is
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  • a rough conversation anytime you
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  • break up with how you saw
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  • yourself.
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  • They didn't get it.
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  • I'm going to try it.
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  • Anytime you break up with how
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  • you saw yourself, this is a
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  • painful conversation, but it is
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  • a very necessary conversation
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  • because you cannot be who you
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  • were and be who you are at the
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  • same time.
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  • There is no way to plow behind
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  • these oxen and still go with the
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  • prophet.
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  • Somebody in here is trying to be
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  • who you were and be who you are
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  • at the same time, but revelation
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  • will always bring you to
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  • Oh, God.
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  • Let's go further in the
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  • Scripture.
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  • "And he left the oxen, and he
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  • left the oxen, and he left the
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  • It's one thing to leave your
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  • past and it's another thing to
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:43.240
  • Tell somebody, "You better run."
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  • Don't stroll.
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:56.240
  • Don't meander.
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  • Don't be gradual.
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  • Don't be casual.
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  • Don't say some day.
  • 00:13:01.030 --> 00:13:02.220
  • Don't say, "I'm fixin' to."
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  • No gradually moving here.
  • 00:13:04.200 --> 00:13:06.190
  • Once you know where you are
  • 00:13:06.190 --> 00:13:09.100
  • supposed to be, you need to run
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:12.140
  • after Elijah.
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  • Run.
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  • Run.
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  • Do not walk.
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  • Do not hesitate.
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:18.230
  • Do not wait on everybody to
  • 00:13:18.230 --> 00:13:20.070
  • agree.
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:21.040
  • Don't wait on everybody to vote.
  • 00:13:21.040 --> 00:13:22.260
  • When God exposes you to your
  • 00:13:22.260 --> 00:13:25.130
  • destiny, you had better run.
  • 00:13:26.270 --> 00:13:29.270
  • Run means more might.
  • 00:13:29.270 --> 00:13:31.290
  • It means more effort.
  • 00:13:31.290 --> 00:13:33.170
  • It means more energy.
  • 00:13:33.170 --> 00:13:35.080
  • It costs more to do it.
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:36.270
  • You've got to spend more.
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:38.120
  • But run expedites the process.
  • 00:13:38.120 --> 00:13:41.040
  • It's more than walking.
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:43.000
  • You'll use more muscles.
  • 00:13:43.000 --> 00:13:44.220
  • You'll burn more fuel.
  • 00:13:44.220 --> 00:13:46.150
  • You'll expend more energy
  • 00:13:46.150 --> 00:13:48.060
  • because destiny is expensive.
  • 00:13:48.060 --> 00:13:50.240
  • You cannot step into a great
  • 00:13:50.240 --> 00:13:53.220
  • destiny with a mediocre effort.
  • 00:13:53.220 --> 00:13:56.200
  • You have to hit that thing with
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:58.100
  • all of your might and all of
  • 00:13:58.100 --> 00:13:59.290
  • your strength and all of your
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:01.190
  • power.
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:02.200
  • I don't know who I'm talking to,
  • 00:14:02.200 --> 00:14:04.080
  • - male: Bishop Jakes, I love
  • 00:14:12.060 --> 00:14:13.020
  • you and I appreciate you for
  • 00:14:13.020 --> 00:14:15.010
  • pouring into us and being that
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:17.010
  • constant mentor for people that
  • 00:14:17.010 --> 00:14:18.260
  • sometimes he has never even met.
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:20.290
  • - female: Thank you for
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:21.190
  • thinking about people like us,
  • 00:14:21.190 --> 00:14:23.130
  • whether we're big or small, and
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:25.030
  • just having the desire to teach
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:27.020
  • us and make us better.
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:28.150
  • - female: Thank you for
  • 00:14:28.150 --> 00:14:29.060
  • trusting God, trusting God and
  • 00:14:29.060 --> 00:14:31.150
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are not
  • 00:14:37.160 --> 00:14:38.240
  • in the room where changes
  • 00:14:38.240 --> 00:14:40.210
  • are occurring, you are stuck
  • 00:14:40.270 --> 00:14:43.270
  • in the yard where consequences
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:46.110
  • - Bishop Jakes: So Elijah had
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:19.100
  • the instinct to wait while
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:22.250
  • Elisha has the instinct to run.
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:27.070
  • And Elisha is running and Elijah
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:29.110
  • is waiting, and Elisha is
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:30.220
  • running and Elijah is waiting,
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.150
  • and Elisha is running and Elijah
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:33.270
  • is waiting.
  • 00:15:33.270 --> 00:15:34.230
  • And Elijah says to Elisha, "Wash
  • 00:15:34.230 --> 00:15:36.230
  • my hands.
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:39.010
  • Pour water on my hands.
  • 00:15:39.010 --> 00:15:40.260
  • Make a campfire.
  • 00:15:40.260 --> 00:15:43.060
  • Push the walls back.
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:45.100
  • Set up the tent."
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:47.090
  • "I didn't--"
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:48.200
  • Can you imagine Elisha, "I
  • 00:15:48.200 --> 00:15:49.220
  • didn't leave 12 yokes of oxen to
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:52.250
  • be running around pouring water
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:55.030
  • on your hand."
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  • Yes, you did.
  • 00:15:56.140 --> 00:15:58.080
  • Yes, you did.
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:00.020
  • Yes, you did because there's
  • 00:16:00.020 --> 00:16:02.190
  • something that you learn in the
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:04.010
  • process that gives you the power
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:07.150
  • to manage the promise.
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:10.010
  • I'm talking about instincts.
  • 00:16:10.010 --> 00:16:11.210
  • Touch somebody and say, "He's
  • 00:16:11.210 --> 00:16:12.090
  • So Elisha--let's go back a
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  • minute.
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:21.060
  • The Bible said he left the oxen
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:22.200
  • and ran after Elijah and said,
  • 00:16:22.200 --> 00:16:23.180
  • "'Let me, I pray thee, kiss my
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:24.290
  • father and mother and then I
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:26.170
  • will follow thee.'
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.140
  • And he said unto him, 'Go back
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:29.270
  • again for what have I done to
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:31.160
  • thee.'
  • 00:16:31.160 --> 00:16:32.270
  • He--then he goes--"
  • 00:16:32.270 --> 00:16:34.010
  • Give me my next verse.
  • 00:16:34.010 --> 00:16:35.020
  • Give me the 21st verse.
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:36.110
  • "And he returned back from him,
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:37.170
  • and took a yoke of oxen and slew
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:39.210
  • them and boiled their flesh with
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:45.080
  • the instruments of the oxen and
  • 00:16:45.080 --> 00:16:47.270
  • gave them to the people, and
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:50.080
  • they did eat."
  • 00:16:50.080 --> 00:16:53.000
  • He completely destroyed the
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:57.220
  • possibility of going back.
  • 00:16:59.150 --> 00:17:02.170
  • You got it.
  • 00:17:02.170 --> 00:17:03.080
  • You got it.
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:04.150
  • You got it right there.
  • 00:17:04.150 --> 00:17:06.190
  • This says, "My instinct for my
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:08.240
  • future is so much stronger than
  • 00:17:09.060 --> 00:17:12.060
  • my proclivities from my past
  • 00:17:12.060 --> 00:17:14.270
  • that I have burned up any
  • 00:17:14.270 --> 00:17:16.280
  • possible way of me returning
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:19.250
  • back to being who I used to be.
  • 00:17:19.250 --> 00:17:22.190
  • Now I got to throw everything
  • 00:17:23.010 --> 00:17:26.010
  • after you 'cause I've got
  • 00:17:26.010 --> 00:17:27.260
  • nothing to go back to."
  • 00:17:27.260 --> 00:17:30.160
  • Is there anybody in this room
  • 00:17:30.200 --> 00:17:33.200
  • who has come to the point that
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:35.080
  • you have nothing to go back to?
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:38.170
  • You have burned your oxen,
  • 00:17:38.170 --> 00:17:40.250
  • burned up the plough, set the
  • 00:17:40.250 --> 00:17:43.100
  • whole plough on fire, fed the
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:46.070
  • All of this is about instincts.
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:02.190
  • As I close, one of the hardest
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:07.200
  • things for me to learn to
  • 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:10.080
  • rejoice in, it was very
  • 00:18:10.120 --> 00:18:13.120
  • difficult, is when God shuts the
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:15.180
  • door.
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:19.290
  • I like to keep all doors open.
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:25.090
  • I don't like, "No," and then
  • 00:18:25.220 --> 00:18:28.220
  • God shuts the door.
  • 00:18:30.060 --> 00:18:33.060
  • He shut the door.
  • 00:18:33.060 --> 00:18:35.110
  • Completely shut it.
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:37.240
  • But I learned that whenever God
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:43.100
  • So all of you who secretly
  • 00:18:59.040 --> 00:19:01.070
  • grieve over shut doors, you have
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:05.270
  • The God that I serve whenever he
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:17.130
  • shuts a door, he opens another
  • 00:19:19.090 --> 00:19:22.090
  • door.
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:24.090
  • And you need to know that if
  • 00:19:24.090 --> 00:19:26.210
  • your destiny was in Egypt, the
  • 00:19:27.070 --> 00:19:30.070
  • Red Sea wouldn't have closed.
  • 00:19:31.100 --> 00:19:34.100
  • It wasn't so much that he closed
  • 00:19:34.100 --> 00:19:36.080
  • in the Red Sea to kill Pharaoh
  • 00:19:36.080 --> 00:19:39.080
  • 'cause he could have killed
  • 00:19:39.080 --> 00:19:40.090
  • Pharaoh without water, but he
  • 00:19:40.090 --> 00:19:42.260
  • closed up the Red Sea so that no
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:45.240
  • matter how hard it got in the
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:47.120
  • desert you could never go back
  • 00:19:47.120 --> 00:19:50.020
  • to Egypt because the way he made
  • 00:19:50.020 --> 00:19:52.280
  • for you to get out is not the
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:55.070
  • way that he made for you to get
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:56.290
  • back in.
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:19:58.260
  • Slap somebody and tell them,
  • 00:19:58.260 --> 00:20:00.090
  • Now, this is what I want you to
  • 00:20:13.070 --> 00:20:13.280
  • get.
  • 00:20:13.280 --> 00:20:14.190
  • I want you to get this.
  • 00:20:14.190 --> 00:20:15.080
  • Sit down.
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:15.290
  • I'm just talking to you for a
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:16.170
  • minute.
  • 00:20:16.170 --> 00:20:17.130
  • I'm almost there.
  • 00:20:17.130 --> 00:20:18.100
  • This is what I want you to get.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:21.250
  • If Elijah would have passed by
  • 00:20:21.250 --> 00:20:23.090
  • Elisha and even tossed his
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:26.290
  • mantle on him, he was still
  • 00:20:28.190 --> 00:20:31.190
  • moving when he did it.
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:35.060
  • If Elisha didn't have the
  • 00:20:35.060 --> 00:20:37.250
  • instinct to follow--there was no
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:41.170
  • Nobody told him to follow except
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:52.240
  • his instinct.
  • 00:20:52.240 --> 00:20:54.270
  • His instinct said, "This is a
  • 00:20:55.130 --> 00:20:58.130
  • destiny moment.
  • 00:20:58.260 --> 00:21:01.280
  • This is a destiny moment.
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:09.060
  • This is a destiny moment."
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:12.080
  • Sometimes I have guys working
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:13.140
  • with me, helping me get things
  • 00:21:13.140 --> 00:21:15.080
  • done, move papers, make sure
  • 00:21:15.080 --> 00:21:17.030
  • everything's pressed,
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:18.080
  • everything's ready, doing all
  • 00:21:18.080 --> 00:21:19.060
  • kinds of stuff, and I watch
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:21.030
  • them.
  • 00:21:21.030 --> 00:21:22.220
  • Some of them will do anything
  • 00:21:22.220 --> 00:21:25.080
  • you ask them to do, but nothing
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:29.290
  • And if I have to stop and tell
  • 00:21:43.130 --> 00:21:46.130
  • you everything to do, I might as
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:50.230
  • The quickest way to get hired in
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:00.160
  • a place is to volunteer because
  • 00:22:01.000 --> 00:22:04.000
  • in the volunteering process we
  • 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:05.270
  • get to see your work ethic.
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:09.280
  • Anybody you have to spoon-feed
  • 00:22:10.120 --> 00:22:13.120
  • every command is a liability.
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:18.080
  • What you want is somebody who
  • 00:22:18.080 --> 00:22:20.280
  • instinctively sees something
  • 00:22:21.170 --> 00:22:24.170
  • that they can contribute to the
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:26.290
  • goal and they add it without
  • 00:22:26.290 --> 00:22:29.280
  • command.
  • 00:22:29.280 --> 00:22:31.250
  • You do not want to hire somebody
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:34.260
  • on the team that you have to
  • 00:22:34.260 --> 00:22:37.080
  • micromanage because you are
  • 00:22:37.080 --> 00:22:39.270
  • draining your budget.
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:41.280
  • The cost of you and them is
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:44.190
  • being wasted in a moment you
  • 00:22:44.190 --> 00:22:46.070
  • wouldn't have to have if you
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:48.030
  • hired somebody with instincts,
  • 00:22:48.210 --> 00:22:51.210
  • and the only people who like to
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:53.030
  • hire people you have to tell
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:54.120
  • them everything to do is people
  • 00:22:54.120 --> 00:22:56.080
  • with ego complexes who need to
  • 00:22:56.080 --> 00:22:58.170
  • Close your eyes for a minute and
  • 00:23:10.100 --> 00:23:11.110
  • think about this.
  • 00:23:12.020 --> 00:23:15.020
  • Every hell you ever went
  • 00:23:15.020 --> 00:23:18.010
  • through, every bad decision,
  • 00:23:21.240 --> 00:23:24.240
  • crazy person you got involved
  • 00:23:24.240 --> 00:23:26.140
  • with, dead-end job you ever
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:29.060
  • took, house you bought turned
  • 00:23:30.070 --> 00:23:33.070
  • out to be a disaster, if you go
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:36.130
  • back, there was some instinct
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:43.010
  • that warned you.
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:46.190
  • You had to override it just to
  • 00:23:47.080 --> 00:23:50.080
  • do it.
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:52.130
  • Keep your eyes closed.
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:53.150
  • Every wonderful moment that
  • 00:23:53.150 --> 00:23:55.240
  • happened into your life, that
  • 00:23:55.240 --> 00:23:58.120
  • you didn't even expect it to
  • 00:23:58.120 --> 00:24:00.080
  • happen, it took a risk and God
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:02.290
  • blessed it, there was some
  • 00:24:02.290 --> 00:24:05.210
  • unction that said, "That right
  • 00:24:10.010 --> 00:24:13.010
  • there.
  • 00:24:13.010 --> 00:24:14.280
  • That building.
  • 00:24:14.280 --> 00:24:17.240
  • That job.
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:21.010
  • That's your husband.
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:24.010
  • That one right there, she's the
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:28.040
  • one.
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:29.120
  • That's your pastor.
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:32.290
  • You should study this.
  • 00:24:33.010 --> 00:24:36.010
  • You should go after that."
  • 00:24:36.010 --> 00:24:39.010
  • The answers--keep your eyes
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:40.100
  • closed.
  • 00:24:40.100 --> 00:24:41.060
  • The answers that you've been
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:42.270
  • looking all around you to get,
  • 00:24:43.140 --> 00:24:46.140
  • they are not around you.
  • 00:24:46.140 --> 00:24:49.110
  • - Cora: If you have questions
  • 00:24:57.010 --> 00:24:58.040
  • or anxiety about where you are
  • 00:24:58.040 --> 00:25:00.040
  • headed, I want to pray with you
  • 00:25:00.040 --> 00:25:01.160
  • before we go.
  • 00:25:01.160 --> 00:25:03.100
  • Father God, I thank you that you
  • 00:25:03.100 --> 00:25:05.210
  • are not only provider, but you
  • 00:25:05.210 --> 00:25:07.210
  • are peace.
  • 00:25:07.210 --> 00:25:08.220
  • You are able to keep us in
  • 00:25:08.220 --> 00:25:10.080
  • perfect peace, and then you give
  • 00:25:10.080 --> 00:25:12.140
  • us access to peace that
  • 00:25:12.140 --> 00:25:14.000
  • surpasses all understanding.
  • 00:25:14.000 --> 00:25:16.110
  • I thank you, God, that you tell
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:18.020
  • us to be anxious for nothing,
  • 00:25:18.020 --> 00:25:19.290
  • and we don't have to be anxious
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:21.120
  • because we know that you are the
  • 00:25:21.120 --> 00:25:22.260
  • giver of all that we need, that
  • 00:25:22.260 --> 00:25:24.200
  • you will place promises in our
  • 00:25:24.200 --> 00:25:26.130
  • way for us to grab a hold of
  • 00:25:26.130 --> 00:25:28.050
  • them.
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:29.030
  • So give us the courage, the
  • 00:25:29.030 --> 00:25:30.080
  • boldness to know who we are
  • 00:25:30.080 --> 00:25:32.140
  • because of who you are.
  • 00:25:32.140 --> 00:25:34.000
  • Give us the courage and the
  • 00:25:34.000 --> 00:25:35.080
  • boldness to stare anxiety and
  • 00:25:35.080 --> 00:25:37.020
  • depression and anything else
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:39.020
  • that we may be dealing with in
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:40.100
  • the face and say, "I am fully
  • 00:25:40.100 --> 00:25:42.140
  • persuaded that God is my
  • 00:25:42.140 --> 00:25:44.220
  • Redeemer, he's my Savior, and in
  • 00:25:44.220 --> 00:25:46.230
  • him I will trust."
  • 00:25:46.230 --> 00:25:48.100
  • Who will you trust in today?
  • 00:25:48.100 --> 00:25:50.110
  • I pray that you trust in the
  • 00:25:50.110 --> 00:25:52.010
  • Lord with all your heart.
  • 00:25:52.010 --> 00:25:54.020
  • Lean not to your own
  • 00:25:54.020 --> 00:25:55.100
  • understanding, but in all your
  • 00:25:55.100 --> 00:25:57.010
  • ways acknowledge him, and I
  • 00:25:57.010 --> 00:25:59.280
  • promise you, the Word says, he
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  • will direct your path.
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  • And we believe that it is so and
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  • so it is.
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  • Amen.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: A pacemaker's
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  • design is to take a heart that's
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  • not in rhythm and get it back in
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  • rhythm again.
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  • - announcer: Get your life back
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  • in rhythm today with Bishop
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  • Jakes' new "Pacemaker" series.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you're
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  • after God's heart,
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  • he will promote you.
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  • - announcer: For any gift to
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  • the ministry, you will receive
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  • "Bridges to Destiny" on CD and
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  • Romans 8:28 art print.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You got to see
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  • the hardship and understand that
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  • the devil wouldn't be fighting
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  • me if God wasn't about to bless
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  • me.
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  • - announcer: When your gift is
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  • $90 or more, we will add "The
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  • Pacemaker" series on CD and DVD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Whenever you
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  • play on the high sounding
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  • cymbals, you're giving
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  • - male: It was just an amazing
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  • time, and I thank God
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  • for his glory.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: God understands
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  • what you're trying to tell him.
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  • - announcer: For your gift of
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  • $140 or more, we'll add the
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  • "Praying the Psalms" book and
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  • If in Canada, products are only
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  • available in mp3
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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