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I'm Confused About My Calling Part 2

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October 4, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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I'm Confused About My Calling Part 2

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  • - God has been speaking
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  • your whole life.
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  • He's been speaking
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  • through painful things,
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  • He's been speaking
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  • through pleasure, passion,
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  • He's been speaking
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  • through rejection,
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  • He's been speaking
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  • through restlessness.
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  • It's not just
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  • when God speaks,
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  • it's when you get in your place
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  • and say, "God, here I am."
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  • You will realize God's purpose
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  • - The title of this message
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  • is something
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  • that I have heard people
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  • say to me of all ages,
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  • of all ethnicities,
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  • of all economic
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  • status positions.
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  • It goes like this,
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  • "I'm Confused About My Calling."
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  • There will always
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  • be something unsatisfied
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  • in you until you find
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  • that thing
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  • that we call a calling.
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  • And, yet, many
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  • of our cultural concepts
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  • of calling are really
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  • just self-help,
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  • individualistic,
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  • ambition-oriented delusions
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  • dressed up in Christian cliches.
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  • And rather than being
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  • in relationship with God,
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  • we want God to be a resource
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  • who is more like Siri
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  • than He is like a Savior.
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  • I wanna set you free today
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  • from the feeling
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  • that you have to find
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  • your calling.
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  • That's a cultural concept,
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  • it's not a biblical one.
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  • Because, if I will serve
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  • the purpose of the season
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  • that I'm in, in my life
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  • right now,
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  • - God brought you here today
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  • to let you know:
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  • "That was My voice calling you.
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  • That was Me
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  • that gave you that talent.
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  • That was Me
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  • that made you good at that.
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  • That was Me
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  • that opened the door for you.
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  • That was Me that gave you
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  • that responsibility.
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  • That was Me
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  • that gave you health.
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  • That was Me
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  • that gave you strength.
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  • That was Me that gave you
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  • that connection."
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  • [Applause]
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  • It was Him the whole time.
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  • It was the Lord
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  • that called Samuel,
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  • but it was Eli
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  • that Samuel ran to.
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  • What're you running to?
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  • If you're running to something
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  • that is not your purpose,
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  • you'll feel it
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  • in several ways,
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  • but one of the things
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  • I want to mention is
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  • I'm trying to surround myself
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  • in this stage of my life
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  • with people who bring out
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  • the God in me.
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  • And that's just me.
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  • Now, I don't mean
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  • I'm going to be mean to people
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  • who don't know the Lord
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  • or going to go on living
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  • in a monastery or something
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  • like that, but, you know,
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  • there are some texts
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  • that I don't return
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  • in the stage in my life
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  • because I feel like
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  • I'm in a season where
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  • I'm trying to do
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  • important things
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  • in my calling is valuable
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  • and, so, my contacts
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  • are very important
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  • because certain stuff
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  • is contagious
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  • and I know there are
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  • certain people
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  • when I get around them
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  • I feel something rise in me
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  • that lets me know
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  • I can overcome
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  • and I need them around me,
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  • I need them to rub off on me,
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  • I need them
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  • to speak into my life,
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  • I need them to encourage me.
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  • I don't need people
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  • who are laying back
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  • on the last thank God did
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  • in this season of my life,
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  • I need people
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  • to push me forward,
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  • yes, I do.
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  • Yes, I do.
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  • I've got to be careful
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  • reading the comments
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  • on my Instagram in this season
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  • because whatever
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  • I make contact with, I catch,
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  • and see, I need
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  • the word of the Lord,
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  • I need vision, I need hope,
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  • I need purpose, I need security.
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  • [cheering and applause]
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  • And, so, he runs to Eli,
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  • but Eli tells him
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  • it's God you need to speak to
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  • and the right contacts
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  • in your life
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  • will always point you back
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  • to the only One
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  • Who has real power.
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  • Thank You, God,
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  • for this word,
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  • I feel Your Spirit on this one.
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  • -- This gon' help you,
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  • 'cause watch,
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  • the concept of calling
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  • that most of us have
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  • is that you're gonna go
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  • on a 40 day fast
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  • in the holy land
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  • and God's gonna speak to you
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  • when you walk where Jesus walked
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  • in the sea of Galilee ,
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  • but the Lord
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  • is not gonna speak to you
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  • on the sea of Galilee
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  • from a voice on the water,
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  • he is gonna speak to you
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  • and I know you don't
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  • want to hear it because
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  • it's sexy to think
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  • that someday
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  • there's gonna be a voice
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  • that speaks from heaven,
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  • it's not gonna be like that,
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  • it's gonna sound like Eli.
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  • It's gonna sound like Eli
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  • and it is through Eli
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  • that God calls Samuel.
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  • Eli.
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  • This isn't Billy Graham;
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  • this is the dude who blew it.
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  • And this is how bad he blew it.
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  • Watch what ultimately happens
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  • when Samuel, after three times,
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  • -- everybody say, "Three times,"
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  • how many times do I have to --
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  • one time, Holly --
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  • she loses her temper
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  • with our kids a lot,
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  • y'all pray for her,
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  • just kidding,
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  • she's a very patient mom.
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  • But, one time,
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  • she was so mad at Elijah
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  • he was only about four,
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  • she said, "How many times
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  • do I have to tell you?"
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  • He got this real fear
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  • look in his eyes, he goes,
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  • "Three times?"
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  • [laughter]
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  • Look at verse 8 again.
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  • A third time.
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  • How many are glad
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  • that God has call waiting?
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  • That God will call you again?
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  • Ask Jonah.
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  • Jonah wasn't even
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  • a talented preacher.
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  • He didn't have funny stories,
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  • he didn't have good charisma,
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  • he didn't even like people,
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  • but God used him because
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  • when God calls you
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  • He will call back.
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  • You know how there are
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  • some people when you call 'em,
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  • you have to call them,
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  • and so you're secretly hoping
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  • you'll get their voicemail
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  • because you really don't
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  • wanna talk to them anyway?
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  • Some of you think
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  • God is like that
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  • like He really wants
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  • someone else
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  • and He's really glad
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  • that he doesn't
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  • have to deal with you.
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  • But God wants you,
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  • God wants you, God chose you,
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  • God put the genetics in you,
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  • the DNA in you,
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  • the passion in you,
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  • the opportunity is for you.
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  • What God has for you,
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  • it is for you.
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  • That's why you don't
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  • have to be jealous, insecure,
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  • bitter, resentful.
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  • That's why you don't
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  • have to get back,
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  • that's why you don't
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  • have to take revenge
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  • because what God has for you
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  • is for you.
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  • Y'all awake?
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  • - And that was really
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  • the answer because it's not only
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  • the culture that confuses us
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  • in our calling,
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  • it's not only our contacts
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  • sometimes, but it's
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  • the conflict of calling.
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  • The conflict of calling
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  • is great on an internal
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  • and an external level.
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  • Now, what Samuel did next,
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  • what a beautiful little story,
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  • right, to show us that
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  • God repeats things.
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  • That's one way
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  • I know He's speaking.
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  • You ever notice this?
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  • When God is trying
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  • to get your attention
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  • it's kind of like
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  • when you're shopping
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  • for a certain car
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  • and you start
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  • seeing them everywhere.
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  • When God wants to get
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  • a message across to you,
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  • He'll put you in the market
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  • for it and you never even
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  • looked at anyone else's Beats,
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  • but now you look,
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  • what's that one?
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  • How is that when different
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  • than that one and this one
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  • and the other one?
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  • "Cause, I'm in the market
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  • for God.
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  • When you get in
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  • the market for God,
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  • you start noticing
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  • that He's been speaking
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  • all along just
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  • like there was confirmation.
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  • I didn't have time to put
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  • this word in the sermon,
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  • it starts with the letter 'C'
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  • so it could be a bonus point;
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  • 'Confirmation'.
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  • God will speak something
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  • over here, over here,
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  • over here, and you'll
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  • start noticing it.
  • 00:08:02.270 --> 00:08:03.270
  • You'll start noticing
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  • little things
  • 00:08:04.200 --> 00:08:05.130
  • and then you hear it
  • 00:08:05.130 --> 00:08:06.180
  • in the sermon and then
  • 00:08:06.180 --> 00:08:07.160
  • you'll hear it in a movie
  • 00:08:07.160 --> 00:08:08.180
  • and then you hear it in a song
  • 00:08:08.180 --> 00:08:09.280
  • and then you hear it --
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  • see it on somebody,
  • 00:08:10.200 --> 00:08:11.270
  • the back of their window
  • 00:08:11.270 --> 00:08:12.270
  • and then you hear it through
  • 00:08:12.270 --> 00:08:14.080
  • your husband
  • 00:08:14.080 --> 00:08:15.100
  • and then you hear it
  • 00:08:15.100 --> 00:08:16.130
  • and you just see it and hear it
  • 00:08:16.130 --> 00:08:18.120
  • and you start seeing it
  • 00:08:18.120 --> 00:08:19.080
  • and you start hearing it
  • 00:08:19.080 --> 00:08:20.020
  • and then you have to discern,
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  • which is to separate,
  • 00:08:21.090 --> 00:08:22.080
  • that's what Eli did.
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  • He discerned,
  • 00:08:23.060 --> 00:08:23.250
  • the Hebrew word is 'bin',
  • 00:08:23.250 --> 00:08:25.110
  • he discerned,
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  • he separated,
  • 00:08:26.020 --> 00:08:26.200
  • he made a distinction.
  • 00:08:26.200 --> 00:08:27.250
  • He had a discernment to know
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  • this is the Lord
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  • calling the boy.
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  • So, He said,
  • 00:08:33.180 --> 00:08:35.000
  • "When it happens again..."
  • 00:08:35.000 --> 00:08:35.270
  • -- and this is the word
  • 00:08:35.270 --> 00:08:37.020
  • of the Lord for you:
  • 00:08:37.020 --> 00:08:37.250
  • "When it happens again,"
  • 00:08:37.250 --> 00:08:39.270
  • "When it happens again,"
  • 00:08:39.270 --> 00:08:40.140
  • -- if it happens again,
  • 00:08:40.140 --> 00:08:42.160
  • "Just say, 'Speak Lord,
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  • Your servant is listening.'"
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  • And I wanna show you something
  • 00:08:47.040 --> 00:08:48.020
  • that the Lord just showed me,
  • 00:08:48.020 --> 00:08:50.070
  • His greatest revelation
  • 00:08:50.070 --> 00:08:51.100
  • happened in rest.
  • 00:08:55.180 --> 00:08:58.180
  • Eli didn't say,
  • 00:08:58.180 --> 00:08:59.240
  • "Oh, that may be God,
  • 00:09:00.020 --> 00:09:03.020
  • you better run out
  • 00:09:03.020 --> 00:09:03.240
  • and catch Him before He leaves."
  • 00:09:03.240 --> 00:09:06.050
  • If God spoke to you,
  • 00:09:06.050 --> 00:09:06.280
  • you better chase Him down.
  • 00:09:06.280 --> 00:09:08.120
  • No, if it was God speaking,
  • 00:09:08.120 --> 00:09:11.030
  • He'll come back,
  • 00:09:11.030 --> 00:09:11.180
  • all you got to do
  • 00:09:11.180 --> 00:09:12.120
  • is be in position for it.
  • 00:09:12.120 --> 00:09:14.210
  • That's all you've got to do.
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:16.290
  • You don't have to find it,
  • 00:09:16.290 --> 00:09:17.260
  • it will find you, trust me,
  • 00:09:17.260 --> 00:09:20.030
  • God is not playing
  • 00:09:20.030 --> 00:09:20.290
  • hide and seek
  • 00:09:20.290 --> 00:09:21.240
  • in the tabernacle.
  • 00:09:21.240 --> 00:09:23.260
  • God is not running around
  • 00:09:23.260 --> 00:09:24.260
  • the tent, "Ha, ha, ha!
  • 00:09:24.260 --> 00:09:27.100
  • Maybe if I hide behind
  • 00:09:27.100 --> 00:09:28.010
  • this table of showbread
  • 00:09:28.010 --> 00:09:29.010
  • Samuel will never
  • 00:09:29.010 --> 00:09:29.220
  • find me back here."
  • 00:09:29.220 --> 00:09:31.040
  • Samuel.
  • 00:09:34.250 --> 00:09:37.250
  • God's not hiding behind
  • 00:09:37.250 --> 00:09:38.240
  • the laver, you know?
  • 00:09:38.240 --> 00:09:40.240
  • He's not hiding.
  • 00:09:40.240 --> 00:09:42.240
  • And even though
  • 00:09:42.240 --> 00:09:43.250
  • God is always moving,
  • 00:09:43.250 --> 00:09:44.280
  • He's never hiding.
  • 00:09:44.280 --> 00:09:46.280
  • That's what the tabernacle was,
  • 00:09:46.280 --> 00:09:48.000
  • it was a portable structure
  • 00:09:48.000 --> 00:09:48.260
  • and they set it up
  • 00:09:48.260 --> 00:09:49.150
  • in the wilderness
  • 00:09:49.150 --> 00:09:50.020
  • because they never knew
  • 00:09:50.020 --> 00:09:50.240
  • when God was gonna say, "Stop,"
  • 00:09:50.240 --> 00:09:51.290
  • and when God
  • 00:09:51.290 --> 00:09:52.110
  • was gonna say, "Go."
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:53.140
  • Why?
  • 00:09:53.140 --> 00:09:54.070
  • Because God does not want you
  • 00:09:54.070 --> 00:09:55.240
  • to depend on His will,
  • 00:09:55.240 --> 00:09:57.160
  • He wants you to depend on Him.
  • 00:09:57.160 --> 00:09:59.010
  • There's a difference.
  • 00:09:59.010 --> 00:10:00.100
  • One is, "God, just show me
  • 00:10:00.100 --> 00:10:01.210
  • what to do,
  • 00:10:01.210 --> 00:10:02.050
  • that way I won't need You."
  • 00:10:02.050 --> 00:10:04.090
  • The other one is,
  • 00:10:04.090 --> 00:10:05.000
  • "God, I want You,
  • 00:10:05.000 --> 00:10:06.190
  • wherever You lead me,
  • 00:10:06.190 --> 00:10:07.200
  • wherever You take me,
  • 00:10:07.200 --> 00:10:08.230
  • whatever it means,
  • 00:10:08.230 --> 00:10:09.260
  • whatever it costs,
  • 00:10:09.260 --> 00:10:11.260
  • But here's the conflict
  • 00:10:16.130 --> 00:10:17.100
  • because Samuel goes
  • 00:10:17.100 --> 00:10:19.030
  • and he lays down,
  • 00:10:20.190 --> 00:10:23.190
  • the Bible says,
  • 00:10:23.190 --> 00:10:24.030
  • "He didn't note the Lord yet."
  • 00:10:24.030 --> 00:10:26.180
  • He knew how to bake the bread
  • 00:10:26.220 --> 00:10:29.220
  • in the tabernacle,
  • 00:10:29.220 --> 00:10:30.130
  • that was his job,
  • 00:10:30.130 --> 00:10:31.050
  • he knew how to open the doors
  • 00:10:31.050 --> 00:10:32.150
  • so people could come worship,
  • 00:10:32.150 --> 00:10:34.130
  • he knew how to
  • 00:10:34.130 --> 00:10:35.090
  • follow Eli around,
  • 00:10:35.090 --> 00:10:36.090
  • "And get me this
  • 00:10:36.090 --> 00:10:36.270
  • and get me that,"
  • 00:10:36.270 --> 00:10:38.290
  • but there's a big difference
  • 00:10:38.290 --> 00:10:40.210
  • between the rituals of religion
  • 00:10:40.210 --> 00:10:42.260
  • and a relationship of God.
  • 00:10:44.210 --> 00:10:47.210
  • And if you're going through
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:48.150
  • the motions like, you know,
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:51.050
  • singing songs
  • 00:10:51.050 --> 00:10:53.010
  • not really thinking
  • 00:10:53.010 --> 00:10:53.220
  • about the words,
  • 00:10:53.220 --> 00:10:54.160
  • just kind of singing them
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:55.140
  • or just kind of like
  • 00:10:55.140 --> 00:10:57.100
  • hearing little forgettable
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:58.270
  • things that I say
  • 00:10:58.270 --> 00:10:59.170
  • in my sermon that you know
  • 00:10:59.170 --> 00:11:01.080
  • you won't even remember
  • 00:11:01.080 --> 00:11:02.220
  • what it was about,
  • 00:11:02.220 --> 00:11:05.200
  • 15 minutes after I'm done,
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:08.100
  • it's possible that
  • 00:11:08.100 --> 00:11:10.130
  • you don't know the Lord yet.
  • 00:11:10.130 --> 00:11:13.070
  • I don't mean
  • 00:11:13.070 --> 00:11:14.000
  • you're not a Christian,
  • 00:11:14.000 --> 00:11:14.220
  • not necessarily,
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:16.150
  • I don't mean
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:16.280
  • you don't believe in God,
  • 00:11:16.280 --> 00:11:18.070
  • not necessarily,
  • 00:11:18.070 --> 00:11:20.190
  • but to know Him
  • 00:11:20.190 --> 00:11:21.110
  • is to know His voice.
  • 00:11:22.130 --> 00:11:25.130
  • And when you know Him like that,
  • 00:11:25.130 --> 00:11:28.060
  • you can hear things
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:29.000
  • that're hard to hear,
  • 00:11:29.000 --> 00:11:31.180
  • but you can know that
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:32.090
  • even when He says things
  • 00:11:32.090 --> 00:11:34.030
  • that are hard for you to hear
  • 00:11:34.030 --> 00:11:36.170
  • He says them from
  • 00:11:36.170 --> 00:11:37.080
  • a spirit of love,
  • 00:11:37.080 --> 00:11:39.030
  • grace, purpose.
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:43.110
  • One of my friends
  • 00:11:43.110 --> 00:11:45.230
  • is a real over-texter,
  • 00:11:46.250 --> 00:11:49.250
  • I can't keep up with him,
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:51.280
  • and I love him,
  • 00:11:51.280 --> 00:11:53.200
  • but my thumbs hurt
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:56.050
  • and I can't do it
  • 00:11:56.050 --> 00:11:57.010
  • and I don't voice text
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:57.290
  • because it's annoying
  • 00:11:57.290 --> 00:11:58.260
  • because it corrects
  • 00:11:58.260 --> 00:11:59.190
  • the wrong words the wrong way
  • 00:11:59.190 --> 00:12:01.030
  • and you can get
  • 00:12:01.030 --> 00:12:01.200
  • in trouble that way
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:02.080
  • and say something you
  • 00:12:02.080 --> 00:12:02.260
  • didn't mean to say,
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.070
  • end up firing somebody
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:05.040
  • you meant to hire,
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:06.010
  • but it changes
  • 00:12:06.010 --> 00:12:06.210
  • and it doesn't know
  • 00:12:06.210 --> 00:12:07.160
  • because your voice, anyway.
  • 00:12:07.160 --> 00:12:10.100
  • One time he texted me
  • 00:12:10.100 --> 00:12:11.060
  • and he said, "How come
  • 00:12:11.060 --> 00:12:12.170
  • our conversation is all grey?"
  • 00:12:12.290 --> 00:12:15.290
  • On iPhone, when they text you,
  • 00:12:15.290 --> 00:12:18.110
  • it's grey,
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:19.000
  • when you text back,
  • 00:12:19.000 --> 00:12:19.190
  • it's blue.
  • 00:12:19.190 --> 00:12:21.100
  • When he said that,
  • 00:12:21.100 --> 00:12:22.260
  • I wondered if sometimes
  • 00:12:22.260 --> 00:12:23.220
  • my relationship with God
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:25.030
  • is all grey
  • 00:12:25.260 --> 00:12:28.260
  • to where He is speaking
  • 00:12:28.260 --> 00:12:31.160
  • and He is prompting
  • 00:12:31.160 --> 00:12:33.140
  • and He is provoking ,
  • 00:12:33.160 --> 00:12:36.160
  • but God can speak, speak, speak
  • 00:12:36.160 --> 00:12:38.220
  • three times, He did it,
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:40.040
  • God didn't say
  • 00:12:40.040 --> 00:12:40.230
  • anything different
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:41.120
  • the third time,
  • 00:12:41.120 --> 00:12:41.280
  • except this:
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:44.020
  • When he said, "Speak Lord,
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.280
  • Your servant is listening,"
  • 00:12:45.280 --> 00:12:47.270
  • and he laid down in his place,
  • 00:12:47.270 --> 00:12:50.060
  • -- I got to hit that real quick,
  • 00:12:50.060 --> 00:12:51.130
  • I know we are running
  • 00:12:51.130 --> 00:12:52.010
  • out of time, but it says,
  • 00:12:52.010 --> 00:12:53.150
  • "Samuel went and laid down
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:56.290
  • in his place,"
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:12:57.250
  • that's verse 9, put it up.
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:12:59.040
  • "Samuel went and laid down
  • 00:12:59.040 --> 00:13:01.170
  • in his place,"
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:02.260
  • In his place, in his place.
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:05.180
  • You will realize God's purpose
  • 00:13:05.180 --> 00:13:07.250
  • when you get in your place.
  • 00:13:07.250 --> 00:13:10.010
  • Touch somebody
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:10.230
  • next to you and say,
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:11.120
  • "Gget in your place."
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:13.210
  • 'Cause if God is
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:14.060
  • dropping off the mail ,
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:15.060
  • but you're not home,
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:16.110
  • you won't get it,
  • 00:13:16.110 --> 00:13:17.150
  • and you'll think
  • 00:13:17.150 --> 00:13:17.270
  • He didn't send it
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:18.200
  • and you will think
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:19.090
  • He didn't speak ,
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:20.170
  • but I learned something
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:21.100
  • with my friend,
  • 00:13:21.100 --> 00:13:22.130
  • it was not just the conflict
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.200
  • of the calling,
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:25.200
  • it was the color,
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:26.290
  • it was all grey,
  • 00:13:26.290 --> 00:13:28.150
  • but the breakthrough
  • 00:13:28.150 --> 00:13:30.010
  • is in the blue.
  • 00:13:30.010 --> 00:13:31.180
  • It's not just when God speaks,
  • 00:13:31.180 --> 00:13:34.030
  • it's when you get in your place
  • 00:13:34.030 --> 00:13:36.000
  • and say, "God, here I am,
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:38.050
  • the real me, the honest me,
  • 00:13:38.050 --> 00:13:40.050
  • the open me, the ready me,
  • 00:13:40.050 --> 00:13:42.040
  • the humble me,
  • 00:13:42.040 --> 00:13:43.030
  • the broken down me,
  • 00:13:43.030 --> 00:13:44.120
  • the me that is ready
  • 00:13:44.120 --> 00:13:45.080
  • to do Your will
  • 00:13:45.080 --> 00:13:46.060
  • because I've done my will
  • 00:13:46.060 --> 00:13:47.110
  • and I saw how that worked out
  • 00:13:47.110 --> 00:13:48.270
  • and I'm ready to do Your will."
  • 00:13:48.270 --> 00:13:50.210
  • That's what Isaiah said.
  • 00:13:50.210 --> 00:13:52.060
  • He said, "I'm an unclean man
  • 00:13:52.060 --> 00:13:54.000
  • with unclean lips ,
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:55.110
  • but if You'll take that coal
  • 00:13:55.110 --> 00:13:56.240
  • and touch my lips,
  • 00:13:56.240 --> 00:13:57.280
  • I'll speak for You
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:13:59.050
  • because holy, holy, holy
  • 00:13:59.050 --> 00:14:01.020
  • is the Lord God Almighty
  • 00:14:01.020 --> 00:14:02.220
  • so here I am, I'll go."
  • 00:14:02.220 --> 00:14:05.020
  • Moses stood at a bush,
  • 00:14:05.020 --> 00:14:06.160
  • he turned aside,
  • 00:14:06.160 --> 00:14:07.140
  • took off his shoes and said,
  • 00:14:07.140 --> 00:14:08.190
  • "God, I'm slow of speech,
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:10.100
  • I'm not eloquent,
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:11.170
  • and You saw the things I did
  • 00:14:11.170 --> 00:14:13.000
  • that put me in this predicament,
  • 00:14:13.000 --> 00:14:14.140
  • but if it is You calling,
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:15.220
  • here I am."
  • 00:14:15.220 --> 00:14:16.180
  • Somebody shout, "Here I am."
  • 00:14:16.180 --> 00:14:18.270
  • Jeremiah said,
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:19.200
  • "I'm too young for this
  • 00:14:19.200 --> 00:14:21.000
  • and Your people are stubborn
  • 00:14:21.000 --> 00:14:22.190
  • and You know they're
  • 00:14:22.190 --> 00:14:23.130
  • not gonna listen ,
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:24.070
  • but if it's You calling me,
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:25.180
  • here I am."
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:26.200
  • Somebody shout, "Here I am."
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:29.070
  • And the reason
  • 00:14:29.070 --> 00:14:29.270
  • I'm confused about my calling is
  • 00:14:29.270 --> 00:14:31.210
  • because I don't just have one.
  • 00:14:34.200 --> 00:14:37.200
  • This is what I didn't know
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:38.230
  • in my twenties because I felt
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:41.280
  • like God called me to preach.
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:43.150
  • You ever felt like
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:44.030
  • God called you to do something,
  • 00:14:44.030 --> 00:14:45.070
  • put you somewhere?
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:46.080
  • I mean, maybe it wasn't
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:47.020
  • something big, spectacular,
  • 00:14:47.020 --> 00:14:48.230
  • maybe you're not gonna do
  • 00:14:48.230 --> 00:14:49.190
  • a halftime show
  • 00:14:49.190 --> 00:14:50.270
  • at the Super Bowl with it,
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.100
  • but God called you
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:53.050
  • to do something.
  • 00:14:53.050 --> 00:14:53.290
  • I just saw your Patriots gear,
  • 00:14:53.290 --> 00:14:55.050
  • made me think of the Super Bowl.
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:56.140
  • God bless you, man.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:57.040
  • Congratulations on that,
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:58.070
  • I hope you're happy now.
  • 00:14:58.070 --> 00:14:58.280
  • How many is it gonna take
  • 00:14:58.280 --> 00:14:59.220
  • for you guys
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:00.080
  • to shut up about it?
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:02.130
  • There is a blessing in it,
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:04.220
  • there's a blessing in it
  • 00:15:04.220 --> 00:15:05.170
  • even though it's a small thing.
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:06.210
  • And he said, okay,
  • 00:15:06.210 --> 00:15:07.140
  • God called me to do this ,
  • 00:15:07.140 --> 00:15:08.100
  • but then what happens is,
  • 00:15:08.100 --> 00:15:09.090
  • look, I was called
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:10.040
  • to preach, right?
  • 00:15:10.040 --> 00:15:10.210
  • So, I start preaching,
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:11.140
  • I start going around preaching.
  • 00:15:11.140 --> 00:15:12.110
  • I'm preaching everywhere,
  • 00:15:12.110 --> 00:15:13.040
  • preaching everywhere
  • 00:15:13.040 --> 00:15:13.250
  • they asked me to come preach.
  • 00:15:13.250 --> 00:15:14.180
  • I'm preaching at the lock in,
  • 00:15:14.180 --> 00:15:15.180
  • I preach one time
  • 00:15:15.180 --> 00:15:17.020
  • so late in the night,
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:18.070
  • it was 3 AM,
  • 00:15:18.070 --> 00:15:19.080
  • and I had this sermon
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:20.020
  • illustration where I would
  • 00:15:20.020 --> 00:15:20.270
  • take a mirror and I would
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  • break the mirror
  • 00:15:21.290 --> 00:15:22.230
  • and I would preach Genesis 1:26
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.180
  • about the image of God
  • 00:15:24.180 --> 00:15:25.270
  • and Holly can tell you
  • 00:15:25.270 --> 00:15:26.270
  • we knew where the mirrors were
  • 00:15:26.270 --> 00:15:28.070
  • and every Wal-Mart
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:29.130
  • in the state of South Carolina
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:30.260
  • because every time
  • 00:15:30.260 --> 00:15:31.170
  • we get to a new little town
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:32.230
  • to preach to 15 kids
  • 00:15:32.230 --> 00:15:33.290
  • I would go in
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:34.190
  • and get a mirror
  • 00:15:34.190 --> 00:15:35.050
  • and then I would break it
  • 00:15:35.050 --> 00:15:35.280
  • with a hammer and I would say,
  • 00:15:35.280 --> 00:15:36.250
  • "This is what sin does to you."
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:38.210
  • You know, but the condemnation
  • 00:15:38.210 --> 00:15:40.020
  • on the young people,
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:41.130
  • just put it on hard,
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:42.200
  • breaking mirrors.
  • 00:15:42.200 --> 00:15:43.160
  • And one point,
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:44.020
  • went to the emergency room
  • 00:15:44.020 --> 00:15:45.120
  • because the glass flew up
  • 00:15:45.120 --> 00:15:46.110
  • and hit him in the eye
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:47.160
  • and I had to call his parents
  • 00:15:47.160 --> 00:15:48.270
  • and tell them not to sue me,
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:50.010
  • I'm a man of God
  • 00:15:50.010 --> 00:15:51.030
  • and I got a ministry
  • 00:15:51.030 --> 00:15:52.090
  • and if you sue me,
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:53.020
  • God's gonna curse you,
  • 00:15:53.020 --> 00:15:55.060
  • but I didn't say that.
  • 00:15:55.060 --> 00:15:55.270
  • But I was running around
  • 00:15:55.270 --> 00:15:57.050
  • preaching, right?
  • 00:15:57.050 --> 00:15:58.030
  • But then I married Holly
  • 00:15:58.030 --> 00:15:59.190
  • and I realized I'm called
  • 00:15:59.190 --> 00:16:00.210
  • to be her husband, too.
  • 00:16:00.210 --> 00:16:03.130
  • Come on,
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:04.150
  • it's the conflict of calling,
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:07.070
  • it's complicated.
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:09.050
  • You can make it sound simple,
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:10.030
  • find your calling, which one?
  • 00:16:10.050 --> 00:16:13.050
  • Because then I was called
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:14.010
  • to be a preacher
  • 00:16:14.010 --> 00:16:15.150
  • and a husband.
  • 00:16:15.150 --> 00:16:17.140
  • And sometimes they needed
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:18.170
  • different techniques.
  • 00:16:18.170 --> 00:16:20.130
  • What if I walked home and said,
  • 00:16:20.130 --> 00:16:21.250
  • "Holly, give Him
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:22.190
  • a shout of praise!"?
  • 00:16:22.190 --> 00:16:24.130
  • It's different callings.
  • 00:16:24.130 --> 00:16:25.190
  • [laughter]
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:31.070
  • "Touch three people!"
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:32.040
  • She's, "It's just us."
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:33.240
  • [laughter]
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:38.160
  • And then by the time
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:40.180
  • I'm getting these callings,
  • 00:16:40.180 --> 00:16:41.230
  • you know, how many of you got
  • 00:16:41.230 --> 00:16:43.020
  • at least two callings
  • 00:16:43.020 --> 00:16:43.240
  • in your life?
  • 00:16:43.240 --> 00:16:44.090
  • At least two things
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:44.280
  • that you're responsible for
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:45.290
  • and they're in conflict,
  • 00:16:45.290 --> 00:16:46.280
  • sometimes?
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:47.260
  • Here she comes, pregnant,
  • 00:16:47.260 --> 00:16:50.050
  • four years into marriage,
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:52.020
  • here she turns up, pregnant
  • 00:16:52.020 --> 00:16:53.200
  • and now I'm called
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:54.150
  • to be a parent.
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:57.170
  • Now I'm called to --
  • 00:16:57.170 --> 00:16:59.270
  • you ever feel like
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:00.180
  • you're not just putting on
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:01.090
  • different hats,
  • 00:17:01.090 --> 00:17:03.070
  • but you actually have, like,
  • 00:17:03.070 --> 00:17:04.120
  • different heads?
  • 00:17:04.120 --> 00:17:07.100
  • I read that
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:07.230
  • in that Sittser book,
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:08.250
  • "The Will of God
  • 00:17:08.250 --> 00:17:09.160
  • as a Way of Life."
  • 00:17:09.160 --> 00:17:10.080
  • He said, "I felt like
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:11.060
  • I didn't just have
  • 00:17:11.060 --> 00:17:11.230
  • different hats,
  • 00:17:11.230 --> 00:17:12.250
  • I had different heads
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:15.180
  • and this is
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:16.000
  • the conflict of calling."
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:18.210
  • But the answer is
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:19.100
  • always availability.
  • 00:17:21.020 --> 00:17:24.020
  • Presence, access.
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:28.060
  • When he said, "Speak, Lord,
  • 00:17:28.060 --> 00:17:29.110
  • Your servant is listening,"
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:31.070
  • it created access
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:33.270
  • not only for God's work
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:35.080
  • to come to him ,
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:37.170
  • but for God's work
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:38.060
  • to come through him.
  • 00:17:38.110 --> 00:17:41.110
  • And what God said
  • 00:17:41.110 --> 00:17:42.070
  • was difficult.
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:43.240
  • He said, "I'm transitioning,
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:45.070
  • not only am I transitioning
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:46.070
  • you from an apprentice
  • 00:17:46.090 --> 00:17:49.090
  • to a priest
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:49.290
  • from a priest to a prophet,
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:50.290
  • but I'm transitioning Eli
  • 00:17:50.290 --> 00:17:53.050
  • and his sons
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:53.190
  • out of the earth
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:54.140
  • so that my purpose
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:55.060
  • can be fulfilled."
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:57.070
  • I'm transitioning,
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:17:58.170
  • I'm transitioning,
  • 00:17:58.170 --> 00:17:59.110
  • and you're gonna have
  • 00:17:59.110 --> 00:17:59.280
  • to go through a difficult
  • 00:17:59.280 --> 00:18:00.260
  • transition right now.
  • 00:18:00.260 --> 00:18:02.110
  • But by the time
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:03.030
  • we get to 1 Samuel 4:1,
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:08.050
  • the Bible says that,
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:09.130
  • "...Samuel's word
  • 00:18:09.130 --> 00:18:11.140
  • came to all Israel."
  • 00:18:11.140 --> 00:18:13.080
  • I was curious
  • 00:18:13.080 --> 00:18:14.000
  • why it didn't say
  • 00:18:14.000 --> 00:18:14.240
  • God's word through Samuel?
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:18.030
  • But by this point
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:19.290
  • in 1 Samuel 4
  • 00:18:19.290 --> 00:18:22.100
  • because Samuel said,
  • 00:18:22.100 --> 00:18:23.120
  • "Here I am, speak, Lord,"
  • 00:18:23.120 --> 00:18:25.260
  • we have now gone from,
  • 00:18:25.260 --> 00:18:27.030
  • the word of the Lord
  • 00:18:27.030 --> 00:18:28.110
  • was rare
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:30.100
  • to the word of Samuel
  • 00:18:30.100 --> 00:18:32.180
  • came to all Israel
  • 00:18:32.180 --> 00:18:34.110
  • because he had gotten to a point
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:36.240
  • where he heard God's voice
  • 00:18:36.240 --> 00:18:37.280
  • on the level
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:39.070
  • that when He spoke,
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:41.110
  • what He spoke
  • 00:18:41.110 --> 00:18:42.200
  • came directly
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:44.040
  • from the throne of God.
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:46.180
  • God wants to get us to the place
  • 00:18:46.180 --> 00:18:49.050
  • where we are not running around
  • 00:18:49.050 --> 00:18:50.140
  • all the time
  • 00:18:50.140 --> 00:18:51.210
  • talking about
  • 00:18:51.210 --> 00:18:52.130
  • what we're gonna do one day.
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:55.030
  • Some of you are using
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:56.230
  • the concept of a calling
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:59.060
  • as a crutch
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:00.230
  • to not fully embrace
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:02.070
  • the season of life
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:03.060
  • that you're in
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:03.220
  • and that is not
  • 00:19:03.220 --> 00:19:04.130
  • the will of God for you.
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:06.270
  • And you may be called
  • 00:19:06.270 --> 00:19:07.270
  • to be a mom one day,
  • 00:19:07.270 --> 00:19:09.020
  • but if you're not a mom
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:09.260
  • right now,
  • 00:19:09.260 --> 00:19:11.000
  • can you say, "Here I am,"
  • 00:19:11.000 --> 00:19:12.010
  • to this season?
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.110
  • And you may be called to own
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:14.200
  • your own business one day,
  • 00:19:14.200 --> 00:19:16.100
  • but can I just say that
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:17.050
  • in the meantime
  • 00:19:17.050 --> 00:19:18.080
  • the only thing
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:19.100
  • that God has ever wanted
  • 00:19:19.100 --> 00:19:21.040
  • from you was all of you.
  • 00:19:21.040 --> 00:19:23.100
  • The only thing that
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:24.100
  • God has ever asked of you
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:26.170
  • is here I am,
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:27.280
  • it's what Jeremiah said,
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:29.200
  • it's what Moses said,
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:31.080
  • it's what Isaiah said,
  • 00:19:31.080 --> 00:19:32.280
  • it's what Samuel said.
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:34.260
  • And when he made himself
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:36.230
  • available the word of God
  • 00:19:36.230 --> 00:19:39.030
  • became abundant.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:42.010
  • I want you to stand to your feet
  • 00:19:42.010 --> 00:19:44.150
  • because God has been
  • 00:19:44.150 --> 00:19:45.180
  • speaking your whole life.
  • 00:19:45.180 --> 00:19:48.120
  • He's been speaking
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:49.170
  • through hard things,
  • 00:19:49.170 --> 00:19:52.110
  • He's been speaking
  • 00:19:52.110 --> 00:19:53.110
  • through painful things,
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:55.240
  • He's been speaking
  • 00:19:55.240 --> 00:19:56.130
  • through pleasure, passion,
  • 00:19:56.130 --> 00:19:59.060
  • He's been speaking
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:19:59.290
  • through rejection,
  • 00:19:59.290 --> 00:20:02.010
  • He's been speaking
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:02.210
  • through restlessness.
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:05.120
  • It wasn't that God
  • 00:20:05.120 --> 00:20:06.120
  • wasn't speaking,
  • 00:20:06.120 --> 00:20:08.120
  • it's that the people had lost
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:10.140
  • their ability to listen.
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:12.120
  • And, so, God said to Samuel,
  • 00:20:12.120 --> 00:20:14.240
  • "Before you can speak for Me,
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:17.010
  • I need you to learn to listen."
  • 00:20:17.080 --> 00:20:20.080
  • This is what God wants
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:21.090
  • to fine tune in our lives,
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:23.090
  • over the next few weeks.
  • 00:20:23.090 --> 00:20:25.120
  • This is what God wants to do
  • 00:20:25.120 --> 00:20:26.290
  • in your heart
  • 00:20:26.290 --> 00:20:27.150
  • over the next few weeks
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:28.210
  • because, honestly,
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:30.100
  • some of you are still running
  • 00:20:30.100 --> 00:20:31.150
  • to Eli when it's really God.
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:36.140
  • Some of you are running
  • 00:20:36.140 --> 00:20:37.090
  • trying to find something
  • 00:20:37.090 --> 00:20:38.130
  • out there when God is trying
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:40.160
  • to speak to you in your place.
  • 00:20:41.220 --> 00:20:44.220
  • That's what got me this time
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:46.060
  • because I didn't preach
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:46.250
  • that last night ,
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:47.210
  • but when I was speaking to you,
  • 00:20:47.210 --> 00:20:49.250
  • God was speaking to me
  • 00:20:49.250 --> 00:20:51.100
  • and I try to listen
  • 00:20:51.100 --> 00:20:52.280
  • and He said, "Tell them,
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:53.270
  • "Stay in your place."
  • 00:20:53.270 --> 00:20:55.250
  • Samuel didn't wake up
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:56.270
  • that morning looking
  • 00:20:56.270 --> 00:20:57.270
  • for a calling and maybe
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:20:59.180
  • that's the problem with us,
  • 00:20:59.180 --> 00:21:02.120
  • maybe it's that we made
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:03.060
  • this thing about calling
  • 00:21:03.060 --> 00:21:05.020
  • and what God has for my life.
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:06.220
  • What if what God
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:07.230
  • has called you to
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:08.140
  • first and foremost
  • 00:21:08.140 --> 00:21:09.090
  • is Himself?
  • 00:21:13.000 --> 00:21:16.000
  • Wouldn't that set you free?
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:21.180
  • That the will of God
  • 00:21:21.180 --> 00:21:22.130
  • is not which job,
  • 00:21:22.170 --> 00:21:25.170
  • the will of God
  • 00:21:25.170 --> 00:21:26.040
  • is not which school
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.040
  • you put your kids in,
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:29.050
  • my God, I was talking
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:29.250
  • to buck the other day,
  • 00:21:29.250 --> 00:21:30.230
  • one thing I love about
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:31.140
  • Moncks Corner
  • 00:21:31.140 --> 00:21:31.280
  • better than Charlotte,
  • 00:21:31.280 --> 00:21:33.170
  • there were two schools
  • 00:21:33.170 --> 00:21:34.060
  • you could go to,
  • 00:21:34.060 --> 00:21:37.000
  • there was just two.
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:39.060
  • It was the public one
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:40.060
  • and the one that everybody
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:41.060
  • that smoked weed
  • 00:21:41.060 --> 00:21:42.200
  • at the public one got sent to,
  • 00:21:42.200 --> 00:21:44.160
  • the Christian school.
  • 00:21:46.090 --> 00:21:49.090
  • But listen to me,
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:51.230
  • we've made the will of God
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:52.280
  • a resource,
  • 00:21:52.280 --> 00:21:53.230
  • it's not a resource;
  • 00:21:53.230 --> 00:21:54.140
  • it's a relationship.
  • 00:21:54.140 --> 00:21:56.160
  • It's a relationship,
  • 00:21:56.160 --> 00:21:57.250
  • it's a relationship.
  • 00:22:01.000 --> 00:22:04.000
  • So I want us to go through
  • 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:04.270
  • this next several weeks
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.200
  • not looking for clarity,
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:08.240
  • certainty,
  • 00:22:08.240 --> 00:22:10.040
  • but confidence to know
  • 00:22:10.040 --> 00:22:12.070
  • that if I will
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:12.230
  • make myself available
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:14.220
  • to this calling
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:15.040
  • in this moment
  • 00:22:15.160 --> 00:22:18.160
  • He'll speak.
  • 00:22:18.160 --> 00:22:20.060
  • He will speak, question is,
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:23.160
  • will you respond?
  • 00:22:23.160 --> 00:22:26.060
  • What I've learned to do now
  • 00:22:26.060 --> 00:22:28.260
  • is not necessarily say
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:30.170
  • this is God or this isn't God,
  • 00:22:30.170 --> 00:22:33.040
  • I got this new thing,
  • 00:22:33.040 --> 00:22:34.240
  • it may be God, I dunno know.
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:38.250
  • Only way for me to find out,
  • 00:22:38.250 --> 00:22:41.050
  • the only way
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:41.170
  • I can experience
  • 00:22:41.170 --> 00:22:42.030
  • the breakthrough
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:43.190
  • is in the blue.
  • 00:22:43.190 --> 00:22:45.010
  • "So, speak, Lord,
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:46.210
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:48.250
  • a privilege to share
  • 00:22:48.250 --> 00:22:49.230
  • God's word with you.
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:50.210
  • Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:22:50.210 --> 00:22:51.270
  • But each week we just have
  • 00:22:51.270 --> 00:22:53.140
  • a little bit of time together
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  • and I'd love to take
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  • the conversation
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  • beyond just a TV program.
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • if you wanna connect
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  • on another level,
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  • you can call
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  • or go online right now
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  • and request exclusive resources
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  • from today's message.
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  • We'll make them available
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  • to you with your gift
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  • of any amount to the ministry.
  • 00:23:09.240 --> 00:23:11.210
  • But I wanna tell you about
  • 00:23:11.210 --> 00:23:13.040
  • something else too.
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  • Live, every single Sunday,
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  • we broadcast a message
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  • from Elevation Church,
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  • the church where I pastor,
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  • and so you can tune in,
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  • worship with us,
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  • hear a message,
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  • experience the ministry live
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  • as it happens.
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  • And what's even better,
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  • you can connect
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  • with a community of people
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  • from all over the world.
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  • We call it eFam.
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  • "E" like Elevation.
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  • "E" like extended.
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  • It means a lot
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  • of different things.
  • 00:23:36.270 --> 00:23:37.240
  • But it's just our way to connect
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  • with you beyond this broadcast.
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  • I would love for you
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  • to join us live this weekend.
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  • And you can go online,
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  • StevenFurtick.com/live.
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  • Don't forget the slash live.
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  • It will take you directly
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  • to the details
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  • and the times so do it now.
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  • Visit the website.
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  • - I wanna set you free today
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  • from the feeling
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  • that you have
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  • to find your calling.
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  • Because if I will serve
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  • the purpose of the season
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  • that I'm in, in my life
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  • right now,
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.150
  • my calling will find me.
  • 00:24:13.100 --> 00:24:16.100
  • - So, in this season
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  • in my life, right now,
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  • I feel like God's placed me
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  • to be a leader over people
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  • that I work with,
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  • and just to serve
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  • and just to help them out.
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  • And I feel like
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  • that's gonna propel me
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  • to the next situation,
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  • the next season in my life
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  • that I'll be able
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  • to flourish more in.
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  • - A lot of the decisions
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  • that you make,
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:30.280
  • you don't know
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  • if they're big or not
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:34.040
  • when you're making them.
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  • And then you've got
  • 00:24:35.180 --> 00:24:36.050
  • some decisions that
  • 00:24:36.050 --> 00:24:37.090
  • you don't think are very big,
  • 00:24:37.090 --> 00:24:38.280
  • but they're pivotal.
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  • It means that sometimes
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  • it's the small moves
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  • that set the direction.
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  • God says move toward it,
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  • it may work
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  • and even if it doesn't, I will.
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  • It is the power
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  • to move on a maybe.
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:54.230
  • - -- remember applying
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  • for a job one time
  • 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:57.000
  • and just feeling like
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:24:57.190
  • really inexperienced
  • 00:24:57.190 --> 00:24:58.170
  • and I kinda was
  • 00:24:58.170 --> 00:24:59.020
  • moving on a maybe
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  • by applying and, you know.
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  • God ended up working it out
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  • for me and I was able
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  • to actually get that job
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:04.090
  • - My faith is not
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  • the expectation
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  • that circumstances
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  • will be pleasant.
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  • My faith is the expectation
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  • that the voice of the Lord
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Don't put
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  • your expectations
  • 00:25:16.230 --> 00:25:17.230
  • on your situations,
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  • Call or go online now
  • 00:25:22.160 --> 00:25:23.240
  • to receive your copy of,
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:25.090
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:25:28.010 --> 00:25:28.220
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:29.290
  • to be seriously considered
  • 00:25:29.290 --> 00:25:31.060
  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:33.000
  • The device is inherently
  • 00:25:33.000 --> 00:25:34.090
  • of no value to us."
  • 00:25:34.090 --> 00:25:35.270
  • -- Western Union,
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  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:25:39.250 --> 00:25:41.080
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:25:41.080 --> 00:25:42.160
  • a novelty, a fad."
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  • -- President of
  • 00:25:44.130 --> 00:25:44.280
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
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  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:51.280
  • because people will soon
  • 00:25:51.280 --> 00:25:52.270
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:54.040
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:25:54.040 --> 00:25:55.290
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
  • 00:25:55.290 --> 00:25:57.140
  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:25:59.200 --> 00:26:00.190
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:26:02.140 --> 00:26:03.040
  • for any individual
  • 00:26:03.040 --> 00:26:04.110
  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:06.080
  • -- World Future Society
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  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:26:10.190 --> 00:26:11.240
  • people have made
  • 00:26:11.240 --> 00:26:12.150
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:26:12.150 --> 00:26:13.210
  • assumptions.
  • 00:26:13.210 --> 00:26:15.220
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:16.260
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:26:16.260 --> 00:26:18.280
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:26:19.120 --> 00:26:22.120
  • It is our main form
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  • of communication,
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  • of connecting
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  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:26:25.280 --> 00:26:28.190
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:26:28.190 --> 00:26:30.190
  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:34.060
  • it connects us in ways
  • 00:26:34.060 --> 00:26:35.060
  • - Hey, daddy,
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  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:26:43.090 --> 00:26:43.230
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:46.100
  • [gasping]
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  • - We aren't just limited
  • 00:26:51.090 --> 00:26:52.050
  • - -- take their first ride
  • 00:26:53.290 --> 00:26:55.030
  • into space.
  • 00:26:55.030 --> 00:26:56.050
  • Aerodynamic structure,
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  • - Industries thrive
  • 00:27:00.100 --> 00:27:01.030
  • on the ability
  • 00:27:01.030 --> 00:27:01.250
  • to utilize technology
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