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The Devil In 3D Part 2

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August 27, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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The Devil In 3D Part 2

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  • - When we never really believe
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  • that we are what God
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  • said we are.
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  • When we are constantly taking
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  • people's assessment of us
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  • as the ultimate reality,
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  • it limits our participation
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  • in the promise of God.
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  • It doesn't keep God
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  • from loving you,
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  • but it keeps God from being able
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  • to lead you
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  • in to the great
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  • and precious promises
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  • that have your name on them.
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  • God said,
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  • I just need you to trust me.
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  • I'm looking for you to trust
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  • - In order to resist the enemy,
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  • we've have to recognize Him,
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  • or we'll spend our whole life
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  • resisting all the wrong things.
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  • And so, let's take a look today
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  • at this idea
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  • of recognizing the enemy,
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  • so we can see how He's at work
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  • in our lives.
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  • I want to call this message,
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  • "The Devil in 3-D".
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  • Some of the stuff that works
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  • on the surface,
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  • costs us in the end.
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  • And I've noticed that when
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  • people get desperate,
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  • they start doing things
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  • they wouldn't normally do.
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  • Have you noticed this
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  • about yourself?
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  • That when you get desperate,
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  • you get edgy, you get touchy.
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  • And sometimes you're lashing out
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  • at people.
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  • And it's not about the people.
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  • Don't you understand
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  • that the reason
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  • that you've been fighting
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  • like you've been fighting,
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  • and even the reason,
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  • sometimes, that the Devil
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  • will get you focused
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  • on fighting against people,
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  • is because God is trying to
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  • bring you in to what
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  • He spoke over your life.
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  • And the promise
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  • of His inheritance
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  • and the Saints.
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  • And now, the closer you get
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  • to that promise,
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  • the greater conflict
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  • is going to be.
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  • And when a deficit
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  • is left unaddressed,
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  • you know what happens next.
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  • Disappointment sets in.
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  • So you understand
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  • that frustration operates
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  • when your experience
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  • is different
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  • than your expectation.
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  • So, when you are frustrated,
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  • it is not your life
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  • that you're frustrated with.
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  • It's your life compared to
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  • your expectation of your life.
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  • It's that it normally takes me
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  • 13 minutes to get there,
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  • and today it took me 30,
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  • and I didn't plan for that.
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  • And so, since I was already
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  • at a time deficit,
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  • and a sleep deficit,
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  • and I didn't put margin
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  • on this trip,
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  • now I find myself frustrated.
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  • I'm not really frustrated
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  • I'm frustrated about how long
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  • it's taking,
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  • compared to how long I thought
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  • it was going to take.
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  • And of the best things we can do
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  • for our peace of mind,
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  • is to crucify our expectations
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  • of others.
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  • I mean,
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  • really just put it up there
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  • on the cross
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  • and get to the place
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  • where we no longer have
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  • an expectation
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  • of people to meet our needs,
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  • because we understand
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  • that our water flows
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  • from a different rock.
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  • That our joy flows
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  • from a different place.
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  • Come on, E-Fam,
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  • shout at the phone.
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  • That I don't depend on people
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  • to provide for me
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  • what God has promised.
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  • It's already mine,
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  • and so they got really upset,
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  • man.
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  • And then Moses got upset,
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  • and he went to God,
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  • and he wanted God to be upset
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  • like he was upset.
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  • And Moses was mad
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  • because God wasn't mad.
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  • That's what happened here.
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  • He was disappointed.
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  • It never stops.
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  • After all I've done for you.
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  • I've been here before.
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  • I have been here before.
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  • Even in high school when I was
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  • the athletic trainer,
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  • "Water Boy"
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  • for the football team.
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  • Coach Meyer recruited me
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  • to be the athletic trainer.
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  • Said, you could get
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  • a scholarship.
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  • And one day I was mixing
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  • that Gatorade so sweet,
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  • and I thought, "I don't think
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  • they give scholarships
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  • for this."
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  • I think he tricked me
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  • into this, you know.
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  • I kind of didn't like anyway.
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  • It wasn't like I really cared
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  • too much about football.
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  • Football's fine,
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  • I'll turn it on.
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  • I'm not like some of y'all,
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  • fantasy line ups and stuff.
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  • I have a real life.
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  • I'm just kidding,
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  • I'm just kidding,
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  • I'm just kidding,
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  • I'm just kidding.
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  • It's fine, it's fine,
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  • it's fine, it's fine.
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  • I'm just kidding,
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  • I'm just kidding.
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  • It's fine, it's fine, it's fine.
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  • But man, it was a relatively
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  • simple job, I did it
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  • for over a year.
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  • And the main part of the job,
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  • you know, every once in a while
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  • they would let me
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  • tape a wrist or an ankle.
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  • I think it wasn't people
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  • that was really hurt.
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  • I think they just sent
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  • cast members over.
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  • Because if anybody
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  • was really hurt,
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  • Dr. Bounds came in.
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  • So, I don't even think I was
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  • really taping anybody.
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  • I don't even think it was --
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  • But I did have one job.
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  • And every time they would
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  • have a water break,
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  • it was my job
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  • to turn on the water.
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  • That's right.
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  • Bobby Boucher got nothing on me.
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  • Well, I did it like clockwork.
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  • They'd blow the whistle,
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  • I was positioned close enough
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  • to the spigot,
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  • which went to the PVC pipe.
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  • In Monk's Corner, it was fancy,
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  • with a PVC pipe
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  • with the holes in it,
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  • a trough of sorts,
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  • with the water
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  • would come out of the pipe.
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  • But I was the man
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  • who turned it on.
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  • And I turned it on about three
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  • or four times every practice.
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  • And one day, I went over there
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  • to turn it on,
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  • and nothing came out.
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  • I don't know who forgot
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  • but nothing came out.
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  • And those football players
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  • went to drink,
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  • and they lined up
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  • at the PVC pipe,
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  • and nothing happened.
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  • And they started yelling at me,
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  • like these rebellious Israelites
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  • started yelling at Moses.
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  • Started yelling at me,
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  • calling me Steve.
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  • I don't even go by Steve.
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  • There's an "N" on my name.
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  • Pronounce the constant.
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  • This ain't "Wheel Of Fortune".
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  • Oh, I was mad.
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  • Yelling at me for the one time
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  • the water didn't come on.
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  • Hundreds of times
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  • the water came on.
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  • One time it didn't come on,
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  • and guess what?
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  • I'm not controlling the water.
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  • I'm just the one turning it on.
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  • So, they were yelling at me,
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  • so I -- I wasn't saved yet.
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  • Let me get that in.
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  • So, I turned around and said,
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  • "God bless all of y'all."
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  • Only instead of God bless,
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  • I said some different,
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  • B.C. vocabulary
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  • that is not appropriate
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  • for this church setting,
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  • and holy people
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  • such as yourself.
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  • And in that moment,
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  • I forgot
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  • they were bigger than me.
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  • Because I do have a level
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  • of crazy,
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  • that if it kicks in,
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  • I will stop caring how much
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  • bigger you are,
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  • and I would rather die
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  • than have you cuss me out.
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  • I got in my Toyota Tercel
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  • and I drove off.
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  • came back to me, man.
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  • I'm sorry.
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  • Because all these times --
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  • I get Moses's disappointment,
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  • I really do.
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  • All these times,
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  • and this one time,
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  • All the meals I've cooked,
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  • all the prayers I've prayed,
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  • all the compliments I gave,
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  • all the Christmas presents
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  • I bought,
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  • all the sacrifices I made.
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  • And you mean this one thing,
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  • this one time?
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  • And now you want to yell at me,
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  • and disrespect me,
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  • and ignore me?
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  • I figure Moses's tired
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  • of being taken for granted.
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  • Tired of people just assuming
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  • that you're always
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  • going to do it.
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  • And it's just easy for you.
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  • Until I realize that Moses
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  • wasn't really disappointed
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  • with the people.
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  • Moses was still dealing with
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  • a fear that he had
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  • carried with him,
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  • since the time
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  • that God met him
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  • at the burning bush,
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  • and possibly before that,
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  • 40 years earlier.
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  • When he killed an Egyptian,
  • 00:08:53.140 --> 00:08:55.240
  • to try to rescue one of
  • 00:08:55.240 --> 00:08:58.100
  • his fellow Hebrews.
  • 00:08:58.100 --> 00:08:59.260
  • And he never really fit in,
  • 00:08:59.260 --> 00:09:02.070
  • because he was raised
  • 00:09:02.070 --> 00:09:03.010
  • as an Egyptian.
  • 00:09:03.010 --> 00:09:04.100
  • But he was by birth a Hebrew.
  • 00:09:04.190 --> 00:09:07.190
  • And when he tried to defend
  • 00:09:07.190 --> 00:09:09.260
  • the people that he was one of,
  • 00:09:10.130 --> 00:09:13.130
  • from the people
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:14.050
  • that he had to live with,
  • 00:09:14.050 --> 00:09:15.250
  • Moses ended up having to run.
  • 00:09:15.250 --> 00:09:18.060
  • That's why he ended up
  • 00:09:18.060 --> 00:09:18.290
  • in the wilderness
  • 00:09:18.290 --> 00:09:19.240
  • with the shepherd staff
  • 00:09:19.240 --> 00:09:20.140
  • to begin with.
  • 00:09:20.140 --> 00:09:22.020
  • And that's why when God met him
  • 00:09:22.020 --> 00:09:22.290
  • at the bush, Moses said,
  • 00:09:22.290 --> 00:09:24.050
  • you got the wrong one.
  • 00:09:24.050 --> 00:09:25.170
  • Pick somebody stronger.
  • 00:09:25.230 --> 00:09:28.230
  • Pick somebody more capable.
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  • Pick somebody
  • 00:09:31.120 --> 00:09:33.210
  • with more experience.
  • 00:09:33.210 --> 00:09:36.130
  • Pick somebody
  • 00:09:36.130 --> 00:09:37.140
  • who doesn't struggle
  • 00:09:37.140 --> 00:09:38.050
  • with what I struggle with.
  • 00:09:38.050 --> 00:09:39.050
  • Because I'll let you down, God.
  • 00:09:39.050 --> 00:09:41.130
  • And I'll let them down.
  • 00:09:41.130 --> 00:09:44.030
  • And not only is Moses
  • 00:09:44.270 --> 00:09:47.270
  • dealing with this moment,
  • 00:09:47.270 --> 00:09:50.150
  • but he's dealing with
  • 00:09:50.150 --> 00:09:51.270
  • 40 years of frustration.
  • 00:09:52.080 --> 00:09:55.080
  • Forty years of frustration
  • 00:09:55.080 --> 00:09:57.130
  • that you could argue
  • 00:09:57.130 --> 00:09:58.150
  • were the result
  • 00:09:58.150 --> 00:09:59.080
  • of his lack of faith
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:00.180
  • when he didn't go in and fight
  • 00:10:00.180 --> 00:10:01.250
  • and take the land
  • 00:10:01.250 --> 00:10:03.090
  • God had promised.
  • 00:10:03.090 --> 00:10:05.080
  • In a sense, what they're saying
  • 00:10:05.080 --> 00:10:07.030
  • about Moses is true,
  • 00:10:07.030 --> 00:10:08.120
  • and he knows it.
  • 00:10:08.120 --> 00:10:10.090
  • It' not him that he's --
  • 00:10:10.090 --> 00:10:12.210
  • It's not them
  • 00:10:12.210 --> 00:10:13.170
  • that he is disappointed in.
  • 00:10:16.110 --> 00:10:19.110
  • So like, for me,
  • 00:10:19.110 --> 00:10:21.010
  • that my, my core fear
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:26.080
  • and a lot of the reason
  • 00:10:26.080 --> 00:10:28.140
  • that I withdraw,
  • 00:10:28.140 --> 00:10:30.110
  • and a lot of the reasons
  • 00:10:30.110 --> 00:10:31.140
  • that I lash out.
  • 00:10:31.140 --> 00:10:33.240
  • It really came to me one time,
  • 00:10:33.240 --> 00:10:35.180
  • early in my marriage to Holly.
  • 00:10:35.180 --> 00:10:37.290
  • And it was a low-key argument,
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:40.010
  • but all of the sudden
  • 00:10:40.010 --> 00:10:41.000
  • it just kind of erupted,
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:42.130
  • and I yelled at her,
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:43.060
  • "I'm not stupid."
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:44.150
  • "It never stops."
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:49.070
  • "I'm not stupid."
  • 00:10:49.070 --> 00:10:51.190
  • She said,
  • 00:10:51.190 --> 00:10:52.240
  • I didn't say you were stupid.
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:55.090
  • But I wasn't responding
  • 00:10:55.090 --> 00:10:56.110
  • to what she said,
  • 00:10:56.110 --> 00:10:57.070
  • I was responding to what I felt.
  • 00:10:57.070 --> 00:10:58.150
  • Somewhere in me,
  • 00:10:58.190 --> 00:11:01.210
  • was something that told me,
  • 00:11:01.210 --> 00:11:04.140
  • that I didn't know enough.
  • 00:11:04.140 --> 00:11:06.240
  • Probably back to my dad
  • 00:11:06.240 --> 00:11:09.090
  • in some ways.
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:10.110
  • He loved me.
  • 00:11:10.110 --> 00:11:11.140
  • he didn't love me.
  • 00:11:12.100 --> 00:11:13.120
  • But he kind of felt like it
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:14.100
  • was him against the world,
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:15.260
  • and he didn't have a full deck
  • 00:11:15.260 --> 00:11:16.230
  • to play with because of
  • 00:11:16.230 --> 00:11:17.230
  • the way he was raised.
  • 00:11:17.230 --> 00:11:19.260
  • And somewhere I probably
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:21.040
  • started thinking that I was
  • 00:11:21.180 --> 00:11:24.180
  • operating in life
  • 00:11:24.180 --> 00:11:25.140
  • out of a deficit
  • 00:11:25.140 --> 00:11:26.160
  • of intelligence.
  • 00:11:26.160 --> 00:11:27.270
  • And so my first instinct
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:29.150
  • when someone make me
  • 00:11:29.150 --> 00:11:30.130
  • What a phrase.
  • 00:11:31.130 --> 00:11:32.220
  • "When they make me feel stupid."
  • 00:11:32.260 --> 00:11:35.260
  • How much power
  • 00:11:35.260 --> 00:11:36.220
  • are you giving away
  • 00:11:36.220 --> 00:11:38.040
  • to other people?
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:39.170
  • When someone can make you
  • 00:11:39.170 --> 00:11:41.240
  • feel stupid.
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:43.150
  • That's a weak mind.
  • 00:11:43.150 --> 00:11:44.090
  • But that where
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:44.290
  • I find myself sometimes,
  • 00:11:44.290 --> 00:11:47.150
  • in that mental wilderness.
  • 00:11:47.150 --> 00:11:49.150
  • That mental wilderness.
  • 00:11:49.150 --> 00:11:51.170
  • Do you know
  • 00:11:51.170 --> 00:11:52.070
  • what I'm talking about?
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:52.290
  • I'm afraid.
  • 00:11:52.290 --> 00:11:54.150
  • I'm afraid, sometimes up here,
  • 00:11:55.110 --> 00:11:58.110
  • not that I'm going to get
  • 00:11:58.110 --> 00:12:00.140
  • the Bible wrong,
  • 00:12:00.140 --> 00:12:01.280
  • or that
  • 00:12:01.280 --> 00:12:02.240
  • I'm going to dishonor God.
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:03.170
  • But, unfortunately,
  • 00:12:03.170 --> 00:12:04.150
  • that I will disappoint you.
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:06.240
  • And every time we start
  • 00:12:07.280 --> 00:12:10.280
  • a new series I feel it,
  • 00:12:10.280 --> 00:12:12.070
  • you know.
  • 00:12:12.070 --> 00:12:13.150
  • Because I try
  • 00:12:13.150 --> 00:12:14.120
  • to create expectation.
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:16.010
  • This is going to be
  • 00:12:16.010 --> 00:12:17.100
  • the best series ever.
  • 00:12:17.100 --> 00:12:19.110
  • And then I hope Baby Jesus,
  • 00:12:19.110 --> 00:12:20.230
  • and Mother Mary,
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:23.290
  • and the Holy Ghost,
  • 00:12:23.290 --> 00:12:25.110
  • will somehow help us,
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:27.000
  • because I don't want to
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:27.270
  • disappoint you.
  • 00:12:27.270 --> 00:12:30.140
  • And I'm sharing
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:32.080
  • this autobiographically,
  • 00:12:32.080 --> 00:12:33.200
  • but I'm wondering, is like,
  • 00:12:33.200 --> 00:12:36.140
  • do a lot of us function
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:37.270
  • in this place?
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:39.020
  • That I don't want to
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:39.240
  • disappoint you.
  • 00:12:39.240 --> 00:12:40.270
  • And that's why I hide.
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:43.030
  • And now, I find myself,
  • 00:12:43.030 --> 00:12:44.150
  • I don't even want to pick up
  • 00:12:44.150 --> 00:12:45.150
  • the phone when people call.
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:46.210
  • Because now, if I can text
  • 00:12:46.210 --> 00:12:49.010
  • them back, I can carefully craft
  • 00:12:49.010 --> 00:12:51.240
  • my response,
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:53.050
  • even in the smallest ways,
  • 00:12:53.050 --> 00:12:56.050
  • I see this fear.
  • 00:12:56.050 --> 00:12:57.140
  • I see myself withdrawing.
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:12:59.030
  • I see myself wanting to isolate.
  • 00:13:00.020 --> 00:13:03.020
  • And it's a tendency
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:04.280
  • that I don't fully understand
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:06.090
  • because I do love people.
  • 00:13:06.090 --> 00:13:08.160
  • I really do love people.
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:10.140
  • I've always loved people.
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:12.130
  • I was the dude
  • 00:13:12.130 --> 00:13:13.040
  • that hugged everybody
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:13.260
  • in his graduating
  • 00:13:13.260 --> 00:13:14.200
  • high school class.
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:15.200
  • The whole 230 of them.
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:18.030
  • Hugged them all.
  • 00:13:18.030 --> 00:13:19.200
  • But I find myself sometimes
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:21.160
  • wanting to withdraw.
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:23.270
  • Find myself wanting to walk out.
  • 00:13:24.040 --> 00:13:27.040
  • Find myself wanting to get out.
  • 00:13:27.040 --> 00:13:28.030
  • And I wonder why?
  • 00:13:28.030 --> 00:13:30.090
  • You know, like, am I losing
  • 00:13:30.090 --> 00:13:32.190
  • my love for people?
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.180
  • Is all this getting to me?
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:36.050
  • Like, lights and cameras,
  • 00:13:36.050 --> 00:13:37.130
  • and all that?
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:38.200
  • But I realized, I realized
  • 00:13:38.200 --> 00:13:40.050
  • in the weirdest way, one day,
  • 00:13:40.050 --> 00:13:41.220
  • what it was, when a lady
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:44.000
  • said to me, I've been going to
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:45.030
  • your church seven years,
  • 00:13:45.030 --> 00:13:47.170
  • and I've never met you.
  • 00:13:47.170 --> 00:13:48.070
  • And I said, I'm so sorry.
  • 00:13:48.070 --> 00:13:50.020
  • I took it like an accusation,
  • 00:13:50.020 --> 00:13:51.160
  • you know.
  • 00:13:51.160 --> 00:13:52.160
  • She said, no, no,
  • 00:13:52.160 --> 00:13:53.070
  • it's a big church.
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:54.050
  • We love the ministers.
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:55.130
  • Okay, good.
  • 00:13:55.130 --> 00:13:56.040
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:13:56.040 --> 00:13:56.190
  • I'm really sorry though.
  • 00:13:56.190 --> 00:13:58.150
  • That's bad, you haven't met
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:13:59.260
  • your pastor in seven years,
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:00.250
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:01.130
  • She said, it's fine.
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:02.100
  • It's fine.
  • 00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:03.050
  • Stop apologizing.
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:04.080
  • Now it's awkward,
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:05.060
  • because I'm making it awkward.
  • 00:14:05.060 --> 00:14:06.280
  • Then she made it awkward.
  • 00:14:06.280 --> 00:14:08.030
  • She said, you're much taller
  • 00:14:08.030 --> 00:14:09.010
  • Well, that helped.
  • 00:14:10.220 --> 00:14:11.250
  • You already see
  • 00:14:11.250 --> 00:14:13.090
  • I'm insecure, woman.
  • 00:14:13.090 --> 00:14:14.190
  • But I don't want to
  • 00:14:18.190 --> 00:14:21.190
  • let you down.
  • 00:14:21.190 --> 00:14:23.090
  • You know, so,
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:24.180
  • when Moses has this moment.
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:28.140
  • And I'm calling it a moment,
  • 00:14:28.140 --> 00:14:29.170
  • Because anytime something
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:33.100
  • comes bursting to the surface,
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:35.220
  • like Moses hitting
  • 00:14:35.220 --> 00:14:36.190
  • that rock twice,
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:38.150
  • when God specifically spoke
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:39.240
  • to him to speak to the rock.
  • 00:14:39.240 --> 00:14:42.040
  • Not to strike it.
  • 00:14:42.040 --> 00:14:44.060
  • And I know why he struck
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:45.240
  • the rock,
  • 00:14:45.240 --> 00:14:46.190
  • because this the third issue.
  • 00:14:46.190 --> 00:14:47.270
  • It's the issue of dependence.
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:51.100
  • You know, the staff
  • 00:14:51.100 --> 00:14:53.270
  • was the thing
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.090
  • that he carried with him
  • 00:14:55.090 --> 00:14:56.020
  • like Tom Hanks had a volleyball.
  • 00:14:56.090 --> 00:14:59.090
  • Moses had a stick.
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:02.150
  • And now, in this moment
  • 00:15:02.150 --> 00:15:05.050
  • when the community needs water.
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:08.110
  • And this is to be
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:09.060
  • their last test,
  • 00:15:09.060 --> 00:15:09.230
  • but they don't know it.
  • 00:15:09.230 --> 00:15:10.270
  • This is to be their last test
  • 00:15:10.270 --> 00:15:12.070
  • to see if they really trust God.
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:14.130
  • What I could not understand is,
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:20.020
  • why did God tell him
  • 00:15:20.020 --> 00:15:21.220
  • to take the stick,
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.010
  • if he didn't want him
  • 00:15:23.010 --> 00:15:24.130
  • to use it?
  • 00:15:24.130 --> 00:15:26.010
  • Why did God tell Moses,
  • 00:15:26.040 --> 00:15:29.040
  • take the staff
  • 00:15:29.040 --> 00:15:31.110
  • just hold it,
  • 00:15:35.120 --> 00:15:37.000
  • and speak to the rock.
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:40.010
  • Until I remembered
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:41.250
  • what Moses said to God
  • 00:15:41.250 --> 00:15:44.160
  • when God first called Moses.
  • 00:15:44.190 --> 00:15:47.190
  • I'm not good at speaking.
  • 00:15:50.200 --> 00:15:53.200
  • And before God could let Moses
  • 00:15:56.050 --> 00:15:59.050
  • lead his people
  • 00:15:59.050 --> 00:16:01.190
  • into the promise,
  • 00:16:01.190 --> 00:16:04.070
  • He had to know,
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:05.220
  • do you trust me enough?
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:09.100
  • When God, said Moses,
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:12.060
  • you can't lead the people,
  • 00:16:12.060 --> 00:16:13.260
  • it wasn't for punishment,
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:15.210
  • it was for protection.
  • 00:16:15.210 --> 00:16:17.290
  • If Moses would have led them in,
  • 00:16:17.290 --> 00:16:20.050
  • in the condition
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:22.220
  • that his heart was in,
  • 00:16:22.220 --> 00:16:24.040
  • with years, and years,
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:25.240
  • and years, and years
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:27.100
  • of resentment building up,
  • 00:16:27.100 --> 00:16:29.110
  • they would have all
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:30.070
  • got killed the first time
  • 00:16:30.070 --> 00:16:31.290
  • God spoke and they didn't
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:32.260
  • do what he said.
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:34.070
  • Because God needs someone
  • 00:16:34.070 --> 00:16:36.000
  • who is not dependent
  • 00:16:36.000 --> 00:16:37.010
  • on their staff.
  • 00:16:37.010 --> 00:16:38.170
  • I know you that you struck
  • 00:16:40.030 --> 00:16:43.030
  • the Nile River and the Red Sea.
  • 00:16:43.030 --> 00:16:45.290
  • And I know that this staff
  • 00:16:45.290 --> 00:16:47.000
  • has been used to perform
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:48.230
  • great miracles.
  • 00:16:48.230 --> 00:16:50.120
  • And I want you to hold it
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:51.100
  • in your hand, but have
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:52.020
  • the faith not to use it.
  • 00:16:52.020 --> 00:16:53.150
  • I want you to speak to the rock.
  • 00:16:54.200 --> 00:16:57.200
  • And he struck it instead.
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:17:01.010
  • And God said
  • 00:17:01.010 --> 00:17:02.210
  • you don't trust me enough.
  • 00:17:02.210 --> 00:17:04.280
  • You've allowed this resentment
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:06.240
  • to build to a point
  • 00:17:06.240 --> 00:17:08.150
  • that it has killed
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:10.020
  • your potential.
  • 00:17:10.020 --> 00:17:12.210
  • When we allow resentment
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:14.070
  • to build, and build,
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:16.140
  • and build, and build,
  • 00:17:16.140 --> 00:17:19.140
  • when we never really believe
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:20.210
  • that we are what God
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:21.280
  • said we are,
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:23.180
  • when we are constantly taking
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.260
  • people's assessment of us
  • 00:17:24.260 --> 00:17:26.240
  • as the ultimate reality,
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:29.160
  • it limits our participation
  • 00:17:29.160 --> 00:17:31.210
  • in the promise of God.
  • 00:17:31.210 --> 00:17:33.200
  • It doesn't keep God
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:35.060
  • from loving you,
  • 00:17:35.060 --> 00:17:37.040
  • but it keeps God from being able
  • 00:17:37.040 --> 00:17:38.240
  • to lead you into the great
  • 00:17:38.240 --> 00:17:40.250
  • and precious promises
  • 00:17:40.250 --> 00:17:42.220
  • that have your name on them.
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:45.030
  • God said, I just need you
  • 00:17:45.030 --> 00:17:47.200
  • to trust me.
  • 00:17:47.200 --> 00:17:49.050
  • I know you stutter,
  • 00:17:49.050 --> 00:17:50.230
  • I know stammer,
  • 00:17:50.230 --> 00:17:52.090
  • I know you're afraid
  • 00:17:52.090 --> 00:17:53.270
  • of letting me down,
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  • but it's never been about you,
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  • Moses.
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  • It was never about your mouth.
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  • It was about my mighty hand,
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  • and my outstretched arm.
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  • It was never about your rod.
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:07.080
  • It was about the rock.
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  • So, what are you trusting
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  • in today, my friend?
  • 00:18:14.230 --> 00:18:16.220
  • The rod?
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  • Or the rock?
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  • Because 1 Corinthians 10,
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  • tells us plainly,
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  • that this happened
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  • as an example for us.
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  • That the Israelites,
  • 00:18:29.010 --> 00:18:31.050
  • who wandered in the wilderness
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  • were an example for us,
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  • for you and me.
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  • In our daily lives,
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  • in our efforts to trust God
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  • in the face of our own frailty.
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  • He said the -
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  • Apostle Paul said, verse 4:
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  • "They drank the same
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  • spiritual drink.
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  • They drank from
  • 00:18:54.160 --> 00:18:55.060
  • the spiritual rock
  • 00:18:55.060 --> 00:18:56.070
  • that accompanied them... "
  • 00:18:56.070 --> 00:18:58.040
  • Here's the revelation.
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  • "And that rock was Christ."
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  • It wasn't about Moses.
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  • It's not about me.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:09.070
  • It's not about you.
  • 00:19:09.070 --> 00:19:11.050
  • Yes, I will let you down.
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  • Yes, I will disappoint you.
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  • You know how good that makes me
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  • feel to know I'm not the rock?
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  • I don't have to force it.
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  • I don't have to fight it.
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  • I don't have to explode in anger
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  • when it doesn't go my way.
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  • I'm not the --
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  • He is my stable place.
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  • He is my solid ground.
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  • On Christ,
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  • the solid rock I stand.
  • 00:19:37.150 --> 00:19:39.090
  • is sinking sand.
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  • Please stand, I'm closing.
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:47.270
  • Please stand, I'm closing.
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  • "These..."
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  • Verse 13: "These were the waters
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  • of Meribah, where the Israelites
  • 00:19:54.120 --> 00:19:56.290
  • quarreled with the Lord."
  • 00:19:57.030 --> 00:20:00.030
  • They quarreled with the Lord.
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:05.190
  • In verse 2, it said
  • 00:20:05.190 --> 00:20:08.040
  • they quarreled with Moses.
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:10.220
  • But really, they were quarreling
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  • with the Lord.
  • 00:20:12.240 --> 00:20:15.160
  • It wasn't even about Moses.
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  • It's not even about you.
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  • It's not even about me.
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  • We've been taking
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  • things personally, you know.
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:28.020
  • And we let it build.
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  • And then it explodes.
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  • Not in church.
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  • Oh, you look so fancy in here.
  • 00:20:35.150 --> 00:20:38.150
  • Your little boujee
  • 00:20:38.150 --> 00:20:39.000
  • blessed self,
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:40.030
  • come up in the House of God,
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:41.070
  • carrying a big ol' thick Bible.
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  • It explodes when you get home.
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  • It explodes when
  • 00:20:46.210 --> 00:20:47.140
  • you're all alone.
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  • And you find yourself crying out
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:50.160
  • desperate for connection.
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:53.190
  • And disappointed with your life,
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:57.170
  • so you start striking rocks.
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  • And you start trying to get,
  • 00:21:00.180 --> 00:21:03.110
  • you know, the water came out
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  • of the rock.
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  • And it worked on the surface.
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  • But Moses did not get to enter
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  • into the promise of God.
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  • Did God still love Moses?
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:14.230
  • Absolutely.
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  • Is he the God of second chances?
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  • I sure hope so.
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  • I know he is.
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  • I know He's not going to
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  • punish me for one mistake.
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  • I can prove it.
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  • I can prove it to you.
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  • Give them that verse
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  • I sent you earlier, Psalm 114:8:
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  • But it said that God
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  • "Turned the rock into a pool,
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:35.060
  • the hard rock into springs
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  • of water."
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  • And God spoke to me
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  • through that verse.
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  • And said, if they'll let me,
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  • the place
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  • of their greatest mistake
  • 00:21:46.010 --> 00:21:47.260
  • will become the place
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  • of my mercy
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:50.030
  • and their greatest miracle.
  • 00:21:53.220 --> 00:21:56.220
  • we can't keep it all up inside.
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:02.250
  • And keep exploding
  • 00:22:02.250 --> 00:22:05.040
  • in situations.
  • 00:22:05.040 --> 00:22:07.040
  • And exploding --
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:08.020
  • It's not anger for everybody.
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:08.290
  • Sometimes it's much more subtle
  • 00:22:08.290 --> 00:22:10.280
  • than that.
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:12.170
  • It's the little way
  • 00:22:12.170 --> 00:22:13.190
  • from those that you love
  • 00:22:15.180 --> 00:22:16.270
  • because I don't want to be
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:18.130
  • disappointed again.
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:21.020
  • I don't want be
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:21.240
  • a disappointment.
  • 00:22:21.240 --> 00:22:23.030
  • So, I'm living my whole life
  • 00:22:23.030 --> 00:22:25.200
  • trying to avoid disappointment.
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:28.050
  • I'm bringing my expectations
  • 00:22:28.050 --> 00:22:30.010
  • down, down, down, down,
  • 00:22:30.010 --> 00:22:32.020
  • down, down, down, down,
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  • because now,
  • 00:22:34.140 --> 00:22:35.140
  • no one can disappoint me.
  • 00:22:35.140 --> 00:22:36.200
  • And I'm bringing myself back,
  • 00:22:36.200 --> 00:22:37.230
  • back, back, back,
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:40.020
  • because I don't want to
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:40.290
  • disappoint you.
  • 00:22:40.290 --> 00:22:42.090
  • It's not about you.
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:44.070
  • This is the test.
  • 00:22:44.070 --> 00:22:46.230
  • This is the test.
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  • With the rod in your hand,
  • 00:22:48.230 --> 00:22:51.190
  • to remember
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:52.220
  • all that God had done for you.
  • 00:22:52.220 --> 00:22:54.140
  • The presence of God.
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  • Speak to it.
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  • Don't strike it.
  • 00:23:00.290 --> 00:23:02.150
  • Speak to it.
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  • Confess it before God.
  • 00:23:04.200 --> 00:23:06.180
  • Speak to your weakness.
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:08.210
  • Own your inadequacy.
  • 00:23:08.210 --> 00:23:11.130
  • God said,
  • 00:23:11.130 --> 00:23:13.040
  • I'm not looking for you
  • 00:23:13.140 --> 00:23:16.140
  • I'm looking for you to trust
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:21.170
  • in what I already am.
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:24.000
  • And so when Moses said,
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:26.080
  • I'm not.
  • 00:23:26.080 --> 00:23:28.130
  • God said, I am.
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.290
  • When Moses said, I'm not.
  • 00:23:29.290 --> 00:23:32.100
  • God said, I am.
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:34.250
  • When Moses said, I'm not.
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:35.230
  • God said, I am.
  • 00:23:35.230 --> 00:23:38.000
  • When Moses said, I'm not.
  • 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:39.080
  • God said, I am.
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  • Do you trust Him enough
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:45.200
  • to let Him handle
  • 00:23:46.070 --> 00:23:49.070
  • those who have hurt you?
  • 00:23:49.070 --> 00:23:50.220
  • Do you trust him enough
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:51.220
  • to allow him to use everything
  • 00:23:51.220 --> 00:23:53.220
  • that's happened for your good
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:23:55.180
  • - A lot times we hear a message
  • 00:23:58.180 --> 00:24:00.110
  • and it really, really hits home
  • 00:24:00.110 --> 00:24:01.160
  • for us, but we go on
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:02.200
  • to the next thing,
  • 00:24:02.200 --> 00:24:03.220
  • and don't really do anything
  • 00:24:03.220 --> 00:24:05.000
  • about it.
  • 00:24:05.000 --> 00:24:06.070
  • And so, we end up hearing
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:07.050
  • a lot of good stuff,
  • 00:24:07.050 --> 00:24:08.010
  • but it doesn't get deep
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:08.290
  • in our heart.
  • 00:24:08.290 --> 00:24:10.120
  • And that's why I want to
  • 00:24:10.120 --> 00:24:11.070
  • tell you about a resource today.
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:12.250
  • "Triggered, Taking Back Your
  • 00:24:12.250 --> 00:24:14.030
  • Mind in the Age of Anxiety".
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:16.000
  • We all struggle
  • 00:24:16.000 --> 00:24:17.080
  • with it on some level.
  • 00:24:17.080 --> 00:24:18.250
  • Some of us worry
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:19.160
  • more than others.
  • 00:24:19.160 --> 00:24:20.130
  • But I think we can all use
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:21.090
  • a little help of unraveling
  • 00:24:21.090 --> 00:24:22.260
  • our emotions according to
  • 00:24:22.260 --> 00:24:24.100
  • God's word.
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:25.250
  • So that we can take control
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:26.270
  • of our emotions
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:27.180
  • by the help of His spirit.
  • 00:24:27.180 --> 00:24:28.290
  • or go online right now.
  • 00:24:29.270 --> 00:24:31.050
  • And when you do, I'm going to
  • 00:24:31.050 --> 00:24:32.040
  • send you this six part message
  • 00:24:32.040 --> 00:24:33.200
  • series called, "Triggered".
  • 00:24:33.200 --> 00:24:35.250
  • We're going to talk about,
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:36.230
  • not only what
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:37.290
  • you're struggling with,
  • 00:24:37.290 --> 00:24:39.020
  • everybody can identify that,
  • 00:24:39.020 --> 00:24:40.070
  • but why.
  • 00:24:40.070 --> 00:24:41.180
  • What's at the heart of it?
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:42.230
  • What's at the root of it?
  • 00:24:42.230 --> 00:24:44.100
  • And moving forward,
  • 00:24:44.100 --> 00:24:46.100
  • what am I going to
  • 00:24:46.100 --> 00:24:47.060
  • do differently,
  • 00:24:47.060 --> 00:24:48.030
  • so that I can have a clear sense
  • 00:24:48.030 --> 00:24:49.280
  • of purpose that results
  • 00:24:49.280 --> 00:24:50.260
  • in a Godly confidence?
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:52.090
  • I want you to request
  • 00:24:52.090 --> 00:24:53.030
  • this series today.
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:54.250
  • Here's a video
  • 00:24:54.250 --> 00:24:55.170
  • - I know you wanna be healed
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:25:00.030
  • of something, even though
  • 00:25:00.030 --> 00:25:00.260
  • you've been covering it up.
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:02.090
  • And I know you use your charisma
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:04.170
  • And I know nobody knows
  • 00:25:07.060 --> 00:25:08.140
  • how dark the thoughts
  • 00:25:08.140 --> 00:25:09.080
  • can really get for you,
  • 00:25:09.080 --> 00:25:10.070
  • sometimes.
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:11.180
  • But I've been doing this
  • 00:25:11.180 --> 00:25:12.110
  • too long to sit there
  • 00:25:12.110 --> 00:25:13.100
  • and preach your armor.
  • 00:25:13.100 --> 00:25:14.240
  • If life has really been
  • 00:25:14.240 --> 00:25:15.120
  • a fight for you,
  • 00:25:15.120 --> 00:25:16.120
  • if you've had to fight
  • 00:25:16.120 --> 00:25:17.070
  • for your mental health,
  • 00:25:17.070 --> 00:25:18.040
  • or you had to fight
  • 00:25:18.040 --> 00:25:18.260
  • for your emotional health,
  • 00:25:18.260 --> 00:25:19.260
  • or if you've had to fight
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:20.180
  • through issues of bitterness
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:21.260
  • and forgiveness,
  • 00:25:21.260 --> 00:25:22.220
  • because of abuse,
  • 00:25:22.220 --> 00:25:23.240
  • if you've had to
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:24.160
  • fight on your own,
  • 00:25:24.160 --> 00:25:25.190
  • fight to make it
  • 00:25:25.190 --> 00:25:26.040
  • or if you had to fight
  • 00:25:26.040 --> 00:25:27.000
  • your own family.
  • 00:25:27.000 --> 00:25:28.110
  • When you've had to fight
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:28.290
  • over and over again,
  • 00:25:28.290 --> 00:25:29.260
  • Everything looks like a threat.
  • 00:25:32.250 --> 00:25:34.150
  • Everything sounds
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:34.290
  • like an insult.
  • 00:25:34.290 --> 00:25:36.100
  • Every time somebody
  • 00:25:36.100 --> 00:25:37.020
  • doesn't check on you,
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:38.030
  • it feels like abandonment.
  • 00:25:38.030 --> 00:25:39.040
  • It's the trauma
  • 00:25:39.040 --> 00:25:39.230
  • that's being triggered.
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:40.190
  • [screeching]
  • 00:25:40.190 --> 00:25:43.180
  • [waves crashing]
  • 00:25:43.180 --> 00:25:45.000
  • I'm going through
  • 00:25:45.000 --> 00:25:45.170
  • this season of my life where
  • 00:25:45.170 --> 00:25:48.120
  • I don't wanna keep
  • 00:25:48.120 --> 00:25:49.060
  • blaming my environment
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:50.140
  • or consulting things
  • 00:25:50.140 --> 00:25:52.150
  • that happened in my life,
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:53.150
  • because today's attack
  • 00:25:53.150 --> 00:25:55.040
  • can become tomorrow's advantage.
  • 00:25:55.040 --> 00:25:56.270
  • Quit calling it an attack.
  • 00:25:56.270 --> 00:25:58.170
  • Quit trying to run from it,
  • 00:25:58.170 --> 00:25:59.240
  • hide it, and numb it,
  • 00:25:59.240 --> 00:26:01.020
  • and cover it up.
  • 00:26:01.020 --> 00:26:01.260
  • Quit calling it a weakness.
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:03.120
  • Because it is in your weakness
  • 00:26:03.120 --> 00:26:05.030
  • that He is strong.
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:06.110
  • - ANNOUNCER: You have
  • 00:26:09.160 --> 00:26:10.010
  • the advantage over the enemy.
  • 00:26:10.010 --> 00:26:11.250
  • Victory is before you now,
  • 00:26:11.250 --> 00:26:13.190
  • but you have to take action.
  • 00:26:13.190 --> 00:26:15.080
  • Call or go online
  • 00:26:15.080 --> 00:26:16.070
  • to get your copy of
  • 00:26:16.070 --> 00:26:17.100
  • "Triggered:
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:18.020
  • Taking Back Your Mind
  • 00:26:18.020 --> 00:26:19.080
  • - As I walk
  • 00:26:29.180 --> 00:26:31.050
  • Let Your love
  • 00:26:36.160 --> 00:26:38.060
  • Like the sun
  • 00:26:43.140 --> 00:26:45.040
  • In my weakness
  • 00:26:50.160 --> 00:26:52.260
  • I'm not enough
  • 00:27:02.130 --> 00:27:05.130
  • Unless You come
  • 00:27:05.190 --> 00:27:08.190
  • Will You meet me
  • 00:27:08.190 --> 00:27:09.290
  • 'Cause all I want
  • 00:27:16.040 --> 00:27:19.040
  • Is all You are
  • 00:27:19.210 --> 00:27:22.210