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Comparison is on the Mic Part 1

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February 14, 2021
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Messages of hope and redemption from Passion City Church in Atlanta; Georgia; with Louie Giglio.

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Comparison is on the Mic Part 1

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  • - The microphone was invented
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  • - The microphone was inventedto amplify sound.
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  • to amplify sound.Thus, the series that we're
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  • Thus, the series that we'rein is asking the question,
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  • in is asking the question,what voice is being amplified
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  • what voice is being amplifiedmost in your life?
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  • most in your life?In other words, what is it that
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  • In other words, what is it thatyou are hearing the loudest?
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  • you are hearing the loudest?What's impacting your emotions
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  • What's impacting your emotionsand your emotional
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  • and your emotionalwell-being the most?
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  • well-being the most?And what, in turn,
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  • And what, in turn,is dictating your actions?
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  • is dictating your actions?And we're asking that with
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  • And we're asking that withthe question, who's on the mic?
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  • the question, who's on the mic?In other words, who's got
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  • In other words, who's gotthe mic in your story today?
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  • the mic in your story today?And we want to make sure that we
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  • And we want to make sure that weknow that we have control over
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  • know that we have control overwho gets their hands on the mic.
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  • who gets their hands on the mic.And ultimately, we want that
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  • And ultimately, we want thatto be the voice
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  • to be the voiceof God on the mic.
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  • of God on the mic.But there are other voices
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  • But there are other voicesthat are trying to get
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  • that are trying to geta hold of the microphone.
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  • a hold of the microphone.And one of those is one that
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  • And one of those is one thatI'm guessing every single
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  • I'm guessing every singleperson in the gathering today
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  • person in the gathering todayhas been dealing with
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  • has been dealing withfor a long time.
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  • for a long time.And that is comparison
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  • And that is comparisonon the mic.
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  • on the mic.And that happens to us
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  • And that happens to uswhen we're born.
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  • when we're born.For some of you, your whole life
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  • For some of you, your whole lifeyou've been compared to your
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  • you've been compared to yourbrother or your sister.
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  • brother or your sister.Anybody had that going
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  • Anybody had that goingon your whole life?
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  • on your whole life?It's been never been
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  • It's been never beengood enough, or as smart
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  • good enough, or as smartas them, or as fast as them,
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  • as them, or as fast as them,or whatever as them.
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  • or whatever as them.For some of us it was being
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  • For some of us it was beingcompared to that other kid
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  • compared to that other kidin the class, or another person
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  • in the class, or another personon the team, or maybe we were
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  • on the team, or maybe we werebeing compared to this picture
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  • being compared to this picturethat our parent had
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  • that our parent hadof what we should be.
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  • of what we should be.This sort of imaginary,
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  • This sort of imaginary,unattainable goal that they
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  • unattainable goal that theyalways in their mind thought
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  • always in their mind thoughtthat we would be, and no matter
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  • that we would be, and no matterwhat we did, how good or how
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  • what we did, how good or howbad, it always was compared
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  • bad, it always was comparedto what their expectation was.
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  • to what their expectation was.Or maybe you put an expectation
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  • Or maybe you put an expectationon your own life and you've been
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  • on your own life and you've beencomparing yourself to that
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  • comparing yourself to thatexpectation for your whole life.
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  • expectation for your whole life.But when comparison gets
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  • But when comparison getson the mic, it leads
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  • on the mic, it leadsto two primary responses.
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  • to two primary responses.One response is,
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  • One response is,"I'm not good enough."
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  • "I'm not good enough."And some of have been living out
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  • And some of have been living outof that response as long
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  • of that response as longas we can remember.
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  • as we can remember.The other response is,
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  • The other response is,"You just watch me because
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  • "You just watch me becauseI'm gonna become better
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  • I'm gonna become betterthan everybody else."
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  • than everybody else."And those two responses often
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  • And those two responses oftentrace their roots back
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  • trace their roots backto comparison being on the mic.
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  • to comparison being on the mic.It's looking out the window
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  • It's looking out the windowat our neighbors;
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  • at our neighbors;and their house is newer,
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  • and their house is newer,their car's newer,
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  • their car's newer,their kids are nicer,
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  • their kids are nicer,the school that they got
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  • the school that they gotin is better than the school
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  • in is better than the schoolthat we got in,
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  • that we got in,the promotion that they got
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  • the promotion that they gotat work is better than
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  • at work is better thanthe promotion that
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  • the promotion thatwe got at work,
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  • we got at work,they went to Barbados
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  • they went to Barbadosfor their vacation,
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  • for their vacation,we went to Dollywood
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  • we went to Dollywoodfor our vacation.
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  • for our vacation.And it's always like --
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  • And it's always like --Or maybe you're like,
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  • Or maybe you're like,"No, they went to Barbados
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  • "No, they went to Barbadosbut we went to Dollywood.
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  • but we went to Dollywood.Hello!"
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  • Hello!"I mean I don't know how it works
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  • I mean I don't know how it worksin your world but it's always
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  • in your world but it's alwayslooking over here at this
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  • looking over here at thisfamily, or at the person
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  • family, or at the personat the office next to yours,
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  • at the office next to yours,or the person in the program
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  • or the person in the programin grad school that's right
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  • in grad school that's rightahead of you, or someone
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  • ahead of you, or someoneon the cover of a magazine
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  • on the cover of a magazineeven and saying, you know,
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  • even and saying, you know,"How do we measure up?"
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  • "How do we measure up?"And once again it puts us
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  • And once again it puts usin that position
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  • in that positionof "I'm not good enough,"
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  • of "I'm not good enough,"or "I'm gonna do whatever
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  • or "I'm gonna do whateverit takes to make sure
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  • it takes to make sureI become the best."
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  • I become the best."But here's the problem:
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  • But here's the problem:At the end of the day,
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  • At the end of the day,comparison comes from
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  • comparison comes froma seed called sin.
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  • a seed called sin.In other words, if you go all
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  • In other words, if you go allthe way back to Eden,
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  • the way back to Eden,as soon as Adam and Eve got
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  • as soon as Adam and Eve gottheir eyes off of the Creator
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  • their eyes off of the Creatorand onto things that were
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  • and onto things that werecreated, that's when comparison,
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  • created, that's when comparison,jealousy, and sin entered
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  • jealousy, and sin enteredinto the story.
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  • into the story.And it trickles immediately
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  • And it trickles immediatelyinto their offspring,
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  • into their offspring,Cain and Abel.
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  • Cain and Abel.So one was comparing his
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  • So one was comparing hisoffering to the offering
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  • offering to the offeringof his brother.
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  • of his brother.Jealousy set in, anger set in,
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  • Jealousy set in, anger set in,and then a murder happened
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  • and then a murder happenedeight verses after Adam and Eve
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  • eight verses after Adam and Eveleft the Garden of Eden.
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  • left the Garden of Eden.The destructive patterns
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  • The destructive patternsare everywhere.
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  • are everywhere.You'll know comparison
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  • You'll know comparisonis on the mic because it will A:
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  • is on the mic because it will A:devalue your uniqueness.
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  • devalue your uniqueness.You're gonna need to write down
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  • You're gonna need to write downquite a few things today,
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  • quite a few things today,and I'd start with that.
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  • and I'd start with that.When comparison gets on the mic,
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  • When comparison gets on the mic,it devalues your uniqueness.
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  • it devalues your uniqueness.You're looking out the window,
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  • You're looking out the window,or onto the screen going,
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  • or onto the screen going,"But look what they have.
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  • "But look what they have.But look what they can do.
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  • But look what they can do.But look how they look."
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  • But look how they look."And once we start down
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  • And once we start downthat road, ultimately it erodes
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  • that road, ultimately it erodesthe sense that you are fearfully
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  • the sense that you are fearfullyand wonderfully made.
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  • and wonderfully made.The second thing that
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  • The second thing thatcomparison does to us
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  • comparison does to usis it disrupts our calling.
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  • is it disrupts our calling.In other words, it gets
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  • In other words, it getsin the way of the fact that
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  • in the way of the fact thatthere is a specific role that
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  • there is a specific role thatGod wants each one of us
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  • God wants each one of usto play in the world.
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  • to play in the world.And as long as I'm looking
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  • And as long as I'm lookingat somebody else and what
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  • at somebody else and whatthey're doing in the world,
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  • they're doing in the world,it's distracting from
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  • it's distracting fromor disrupting my particular
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  • or disrupting my particularcalling in the role that I need
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  • calling in the role that I needto play in the world.
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  • to play in the world.The third thing it does in our
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  • The third thing it does in ourlives is it diverts our focus.
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  • lives is it diverts our focus.That's the thing that's
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  • That's the thing that'sso difficult for all of us
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  • so difficult for all of usbecause staying focused is
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  • because staying focused ischallenging in the world that we
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  • challenging in the world that welive in right now, but God's got
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  • live in right now, but God's gotsomething for you everyday.
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  • something for you everyday.He has assignments for you.
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  • He has assignments for you.He wants you to be in tune with
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  • He wants you to be in tune withhis voice to hear that still,
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  • his voice to hear that still,small voice, the gentle whisper
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  • small voice, the gentle whisperthat we talked about last week,
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  • that we talked about last week,so that you'll know how to do
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  • so that you'll know how to dowhat you see the Father doing
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  • what you see the Father doingand say what you hear
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  • and say what you hearthe Father saying.
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  • the Father saying.But when comparison gets
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  • But when comparison getson the mic, it's always telling
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  • on the mic, it's always tellingyou there's something else going
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  • you there's something else goingon somewhere else in the world.
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  • on somewhere else in the world.We coined the phrase in our
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  • We coined the phrase in ourculture called "FOMO."
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  • culture called "FOMO."And FOMO is comparison when
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  • And FOMO is comparison whenyou get right down to it.
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  • you get right down to it.FOMO came into our lexicon
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  • FOMO came into our lexiconofficially in 2010 when it was
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  • officially in 2010 when it wasput in the Guardian Glossary
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  • put in the Guardian Glossaryof youth internet vocabulary.
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  • of youth internet vocabulary.But it started all
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  • But it started allthe way back 2004.
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  • the way back 2004.Check it out.
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  • Check it out.A Harvard grad school student
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  • A Harvard grad school studentwho hanging out with his friends
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  • who hanging out with his friendsin the winter, at their winter
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  • in the winter, at their winterski house, that they had
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  • ski house, that they hadrented in the mountains
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  • rented in the mountainsso when they weren't in class
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  • so when they weren't in classat Harvard grad school during
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  • at Harvard grad school duringthe week, and were at their ski
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  • the week, and were at their skihouse on the weekend --
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  • house on the weekend --Sounds just like when
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  • Sounds just like whenI went to Georgia State.
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  • I went to Georgia State.When they were at their winter
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  • When they were at their winterski house, they would use
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  • ski house, they would usethe term all the time, "FOBO:"
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  • the term all the time, "FOBO:"Fear of Better Options.
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  • Fear of Better Options.And then they said,
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  • And then they said,"Oh, that sounds better
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  • "Oh, that sounds betterif we make it "FOMO."
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  • if we make it "FOMO."And so they came up
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  • And so they came upwith a term in 2004 --
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  • with a term in 2004 --Are you just tracking
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  • Are you just trackingwith the irony here?
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  • with the irony here?Some Harvard grad students,
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  • Some Harvard grad students,who have a winter ski house
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  • who have a winter ski housethat they've rented,
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  • that they've rented,are afraid of missing out.
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  • And at the very same time,
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  • And at the very same time,same year, 2004, another Harvard
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  • same year, 2004, another Harvardstudent was creating a social
  • 00:08:15.320 --> 00:08:17.656
  • student was creating a socialmedia platform which
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  • media platform whichwas called the Facebook.
  • 00:08:19.157 --> 00:08:22.427
  • was called the Facebook.And the Facebook was created
  • 00:08:22.494 --> 00:08:25.564
  • And the Facebook was createdto compare students based
  • 00:08:25.630 --> 00:08:29.367
  • to compare students basedon their appearance.
  • 00:08:29.434 --> 00:08:31.836
  • So at the same time as these
  • 00:08:34.739 --> 00:08:38.376
  • So at the same time as theseguys were afraid of missing
  • 00:08:38.443 --> 00:08:40.011
  • guys were afraid of missingout while they were
  • 00:08:40.078 --> 00:08:40.812
  • out while they wereat their ski house --
  • 00:08:40.879 --> 00:08:42.280
  • at their ski house --Not knocking them
  • 00:08:42.347 --> 00:08:43.048
  • Not knocking themor their ski house.
  • 00:08:43.114 --> 00:08:46.084
  • or their ski house.Another student at possibly
  • 00:08:46.151 --> 00:08:49.054
  • Another student at possiblythe most prestigious school
  • 00:08:49.120 --> 00:08:50.689
  • the most prestigious schoolon the planet is creating
  • 00:08:50.755 --> 00:08:55.360
  • on the planet is creatinga social media platform,
  • 00:08:55.427 --> 00:08:58.863
  • a social media platform,which obviously now has evolved
  • 00:08:58.930 --> 00:09:00.565
  • which obviously now has evolvedinto something far more than
  • 00:09:00.632 --> 00:09:01.933
  • into something far more thanjust rating students based
  • 00:09:02.000 --> 00:09:04.769
  • just rating students basedon their appearance.
  • 00:09:04.836 --> 00:09:07.072
  • on their appearance.A platform that 1 in 8 people
  • 00:09:07.138 --> 00:09:09.040
  • A platform that 1 in 8 peopleon planet Earth are users of.
  • 00:09:09.107 --> 00:09:14.446
  • on planet Earth are users of.And out of both of them came
  • 00:09:14.512 --> 00:09:16.381
  • And out of both of them camesomething that is in you
  • 00:09:16.448 --> 00:09:18.149
  • something that is in youand is in me, and it's called
  • 00:09:18.216 --> 00:09:19.751
  • and is in me, and it's calledthe human condition.
  • 00:09:19.818 --> 00:09:22.854
  • the human condition.And it is what happens when we
  • 00:09:22.921 --> 00:09:24.589
  • And it is what happens when wetake our eyes off of who God
  • 00:09:24.656 --> 00:09:27.759
  • take our eyes off of who Godis and what He has called us
  • 00:09:27.826 --> 00:09:30.395
  • is and what He has called usto do, and all of sudden
  • 00:09:30.462 --> 00:09:34.499
  • to do, and all of suddencomparison diverts our focus.
  • 00:09:34.566 --> 00:09:41.506
  • comparison diverts our focus.It's like, if there are any
  • 00:09:41.573 --> 00:09:42.440
  • It's like, if there are anyolder people here today,
  • 00:09:42.507 --> 00:09:43.508
  • older people here today,which you probably aren't,
  • 00:09:43.575 --> 00:09:44.609
  • which you probably aren't,and could remember all the way
  • 00:09:44.676 --> 00:09:46.578
  • and could remember all the wayback to the day when there was
  • 00:09:46.645 --> 00:09:48.313
  • back to the day when there wasthis store called K-Mart.
  • 00:09:48.380 --> 00:09:49.881
  • this store called K-Mart.I don't know if anybody
  • 00:09:49.948 --> 00:09:50.582
  • I don't know if anybodyremembers K-Mart or not.
  • 00:09:50.649 --> 00:09:52.283
  • remembers K-Mart or not.K-Mart, I don't think,
  • 00:09:52.350 --> 00:09:53.585
  • K-Mart, I don't think,is still with us anymore.
  • 00:09:53.652 --> 00:09:55.220
  • is still with us anymore.K-Mart's long gone.
  • 00:09:55.286 --> 00:09:56.888
  • K-Mart's long gone.But K-Mart was a thing.
  • 00:09:56.955 --> 00:09:58.523
  • But K-Mart was a thing.I mean Target is cool,
  • 00:09:58.590 --> 00:09:59.658
  • I mean Target is cool,but not as cool as K-Mart was.
  • 00:09:59.724 --> 00:10:01.660
  • but not as cool as K-Mart was.And K-Mart was where
  • 00:10:01.726 --> 00:10:03.294
  • And K-Mart was wherethe common man shopped.
  • 00:10:03.361 --> 00:10:04.462
  • the common man shopped.And so we would be
  • 00:10:04.529 --> 00:10:05.797
  • And so we would beat the K-Mart, and I can always
  • 00:10:05.864 --> 00:10:08.366
  • at the K-Mart, and I can alwaysremember being in there,
  • 00:10:08.433 --> 00:10:09.334
  • remember being in there,whether I was with my mom
  • 00:10:09.401 --> 00:10:10.669
  • whether I was with my momor whether she'd given me
  • 00:10:10.735 --> 00:10:11.703
  • or whether she'd given mea list of things to get
  • 00:10:11.770 --> 00:10:12.871
  • a list of things to getand I was there by myself.
  • 00:10:12.937 --> 00:10:14.139
  • and I was there by myself.And I'm minding my own business,
  • 00:10:14.205 --> 00:10:15.140
  • And I'm minding my own business,I'm going down the aisle with
  • 00:10:15.206 --> 00:10:16.174
  • I'm going down the aisle withmy cart, I know how much money
  • 00:10:16.241 --> 00:10:17.776
  • my cart, I know how much moneyI have 'cause back then
  • 00:10:17.842 --> 00:10:19.244
  • I have 'cause back thenit probably wasn't a debit card.
  • 00:10:19.310 --> 00:10:21.146
  • it probably wasn't a debit card.It was like, "Here's twenty
  • 00:10:21.212 --> 00:10:22.247
  • It was like, "Here's twentydollars and here's all
  • 00:10:22.313 --> 00:10:23.148
  • dollars and here's allthe things you're going to get
  • 00:10:23.214 --> 00:10:23.882
  • the things you're going to geton the list and you're
  • 00:10:23.948 --> 00:10:24.816
  • on the list and you'rebringing me the change."
  • 00:10:24.883 --> 00:10:26.051
  • bringing me the change."And so you're going down
  • 00:10:26.117 --> 00:10:27.052
  • And so you're going downthe thing and you're minding
  • 00:10:27.118 --> 00:10:27.986
  • the thing and you're mindingyour own business until they
  • 00:10:28.053 --> 00:10:30.255
  • your own business until theycame up with this brilliant
  • 00:10:30.321 --> 00:10:31.823
  • came up with this brilliantthing at K-Mart called
  • 00:10:31.890 --> 00:10:33.825
  • thing at K-Mart calledthe Blue Light Special.
  • 00:10:33.892 --> 00:10:36.695
  • the Blue Light Special.Does anybody know what
  • 00:10:36.761 --> 00:10:37.696
  • Does anybody know whatI'm talking about?
  • 00:10:37.762 --> 00:10:38.263
  • I'm talking about?I mean I know this is a lot
  • 00:10:38.329 --> 00:10:39.230
  • I mean I know this is a lotof people and you're like,
  • 00:10:39.297 --> 00:10:40.098
  • of people and you're like,"I don't know.
  • 00:10:40.165 --> 00:10:40.699
  • "I don't know.I get stuff delivered to me
  • 00:10:40.765 --> 00:10:41.666
  • I get stuff delivered to meby a drone so I don't really --
  • 00:10:41.733 --> 00:10:43.101
  • by a drone so I don't really --I'm not following you."
  • 00:10:43.168 --> 00:10:44.335
  • I'm not following you."But they would literally have
  • 00:10:44.402 --> 00:10:47.005
  • But they would literally havethis blue light siren-type
  • 00:10:47.072 --> 00:10:49.340
  • this blue light siren-typething on a pole with wheels
  • 00:10:49.407 --> 00:10:51.976
  • thing on a pole with wheelsand they would roll it around
  • 00:10:52.043 --> 00:10:53.178
  • and they would roll it aroundthe store and they would get
  • 00:10:53.244 --> 00:10:54.279
  • the store and they would getto the certain item that they
  • 00:10:54.345 --> 00:10:55.447
  • to the certain item that theyaccidentally over-ordered on.
  • 00:10:55.513 --> 00:10:58.183
  • accidentally over-ordered on.And you would be, like,
  • 00:10:58.249 --> 00:10:59.451
  • And you would be, like,on your aisle, you know,
  • 00:10:59.517 --> 00:11:00.752
  • on your aisle, you know,looking at whatever,
  • 00:11:00.819 --> 00:11:02.253
  • looking at whatever,and then they would come
  • 00:11:02.320 --> 00:11:04.155
  • and then they would comeliterally on the mic.
  • 00:11:04.222 --> 00:11:06.524
  • literally on the mic.Anybody?
  • 00:11:06.591 --> 00:11:08.660
  • Anybody?What are the words
  • 00:11:08.727 --> 00:11:09.194
  • What are the wordsI'm about to say?
  • 00:11:09.260 --> 00:11:14.132
  • I'm about to say?"Attention shoppers at K-Mart."
  • 00:11:14.199 --> 00:11:17.335
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:11:17.802 --> 00:11:21.005
  • And, man, it didn't matter
  • 00:11:21.673 --> 00:11:22.340
  • And, man, it didn't matterwhat you were getting,
  • 00:11:22.407 --> 00:11:23.274
  • what you were getting,you were like...
  • 00:11:23.341 --> 00:11:25.410
  • you were like...Arrested in my tracks right now.
  • 00:11:25.477 --> 00:11:29.013
  • Arrested in my tracks right now.And then you know.
  • 00:11:29.080 --> 00:11:29.848
  • And then you know.You know what's coming.
  • 00:11:29.914 --> 00:11:30.782
  • You know what's coming.You know --
  • 00:11:30.849 --> 00:11:31.649
  • You know --You're already --
  • 00:11:31.716 --> 00:11:32.517
  • You're already --Your blood pressure's going up,
  • 00:11:32.584 --> 00:11:33.885
  • Your blood pressure's going up,your palms are getting sweaty,
  • 00:11:33.952 --> 00:11:35.286
  • your palms are getting sweaty,you're starting to think,
  • 00:11:35.353 --> 00:11:36.154
  • you're starting to think,"I'm about to have
  • 00:11:36.221 --> 00:11:36.988
  • "I'm about to haveto knock somebody out."
  • 00:11:37.055 --> 00:11:39.290
  • to knock somebody out."This is the precursor
  • 00:11:39.357 --> 00:11:40.525
  • This is the precursorto Black Friday specials
  • 00:11:40.592 --> 00:11:42.360
  • to Black Friday specialsand fights at the Walmart.
  • 00:11:42.427 --> 00:11:43.628
  • and fights at the Walmart.This is where all that started.
  • 00:11:43.695 --> 00:11:45.230
  • This is where all that started."Attention shoppers.
  • 00:11:45.296 --> 00:11:46.531
  • "Attention shoppers.Welcome to K-Mart.
  • 00:11:46.598 --> 00:11:48.733
  • Welcome to K-Mart.For the next few moments
  • 00:11:48.800 --> 00:11:50.034
  • For the next few momentswe are running the blue light
  • 00:11:50.101 --> 00:11:51.236
  • we are running the blue lightspecial on aisle 13."
  • 00:11:51.302 --> 00:11:53.438
  • special on aisle 13."And immediately you're like,
  • 00:11:53.505 --> 00:11:54.239
  • And immediately you're like,"What aisle am I on?
  • 00:11:54.305 --> 00:11:54.873
  • "What aisle am I on?I'm on 7.
  • 00:11:54.939 --> 00:11:55.740
  • I'm on 7.Okay.
  • 00:11:55.807 --> 00:11:56.274
  • Okay.I got six aisles to go to get
  • 00:11:56.341 --> 00:11:57.876
  • I got six aisles to go to getto wherever we're going here."
  • 00:11:57.942 --> 00:11:59.811
  • to wherever we're going here.""We're running a special
  • 00:11:59.878 --> 00:12:01.112
  • "We're running a specialon number two pencils.
  • 00:12:01.179 --> 00:12:02.547
  • Four packs for 99 cents."
  • 00:12:07.786 --> 00:12:10.255
  • I don't need any pencils,
  • 00:12:14.092 --> 00:12:14.993
  • but I am now doing
  • 00:12:18.963 --> 00:12:21.065
  • but I am now doinga wheelie with my cart.
  • 00:12:21.132 --> 00:12:22.834
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:12:23.268 --> 00:12:25.003
  • And I'm coming down aisle 13
  • 00:12:25.670 --> 00:12:27.338
  • And I'm coming down aisle 13and you better get
  • 00:12:27.405 --> 00:12:28.273
  • and you better getout of the way.
  • 00:12:28.339 --> 00:12:30.675
  • out of the way.All of a sudden,
  • 00:12:30.742 --> 00:12:31.876
  • All of a sudden,everyone in the Walmart --
  • 00:12:31.943 --> 00:12:33.878
  • everyone in the Walmart --I mean, in the K-Mart,
  • 00:12:33.945 --> 00:12:35.547
  • I mean, in the K-Mart,is converging now into aisle 13.
  • 00:12:35.613 --> 00:12:40.485
  • is converging now into aisle 13.Coming around every corner,
  • 00:12:40.552 --> 00:12:42.153
  • Coming around every corner,screeching in, sliding left,
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:44.556
  • screeching in, sliding left,sliding right, bumping people
  • 00:12:44.622 --> 00:12:46.257
  • sliding right, bumping peopleout of the way, grabbing stuff.
  • 00:12:46.324 --> 00:12:48.593
  • out of the way, grabbing stuff.Why?
  • 00:12:48.660 --> 00:12:49.394
  • Why?Because I got FOMO.
  • 00:12:49.460 --> 00:12:51.830
  • Because I got FOMO.I don't wanna miss out
  • 00:12:51.896 --> 00:12:52.764
  • I don't wanna miss outon the special that's going on.
  • 00:12:52.831 --> 00:12:55.567
  • on the special that's going on.I had a list, I had plan,
  • 00:12:55.633 --> 00:12:57.936
  • I had a list, I had plan,I have a budget,
  • 00:12:58.002 --> 00:12:59.170
  • I have a budget,and now I'm completely diverted
  • 00:12:59.237 --> 00:13:02.674
  • and now I'm completely divertedby some sense of that same
  • 00:13:02.740 --> 00:13:07.378
  • by some sense of that samething deep down inside
  • 00:13:07.445 --> 00:13:08.746
  • thing deep down insideof all of us that makes
  • 00:13:08.813 --> 00:13:09.914
  • of all of us that makesus look to the left
  • 00:13:09.981 --> 00:13:10.782
  • us look to the leftand look to the right
  • 00:13:10.849 --> 00:13:11.683
  • and look to the rightand wonder, "Am I good enough?"
  • 00:13:11.749 --> 00:13:13.551
  • and wonder, "Am I good enough?"Or, "What do I need
  • 00:13:13.618 --> 00:13:14.986
  • Or, "What do I needto do to become the best?"
  • 00:13:15.053 --> 00:13:18.323
  • to do to become the best?"And that's what happens
  • 00:13:18.389 --> 00:13:19.390
  • And that's what happensto you and me when comparison
  • 00:13:19.457 --> 00:13:22.327
  • to you and me when comparisonis on the mic.
  • 00:13:22.393 --> 00:13:23.895
  • is on the mic.Some of you, just if you wanna
  • 00:13:23.962 --> 00:13:25.563
  • Some of you, just if you wannacheck out on the message right
  • 00:13:25.630 --> 00:13:27.065
  • check out on the message rightabout here, are on aisle 13
  • 00:13:27.131 --> 00:13:30.301
  • about here, are on aisle 13and God needs you on aisle 5.
  • 00:13:30.368 --> 00:13:34.906
  • and God needs you on aisle 5.But you've gotten diverted
  • 00:13:34.973 --> 00:13:41.045
  • But you've gotten divertedand distracted because you
  • 00:13:41.112 --> 00:13:44.382
  • and distracted because youdidn't feel good enough
  • 00:13:44.449 --> 00:13:45.717
  • didn't feel good enoughor you're determined
  • 00:13:45.783 --> 00:13:46.684
  • or you're determinedyou're gonna be the best.
  • 00:13:46.751 --> 00:13:49.287
  • you're gonna be the best.And you are somewhere that
  • 00:13:49.354 --> 00:13:52.156
  • And you are somewhere thatyou are never intended
  • 00:13:52.223 --> 00:13:53.258
  • you are never intendedto be because comparison
  • 00:13:53.324 --> 00:13:55.827
  • to be because comparisonis hogging the mic.
  • 00:13:55.894 --> 00:13:59.597
  • is hogging the mic.The last thing I want to touch
  • 00:13:59.664 --> 00:14:01.366
  • The last thing I want to touchon that comparison does
  • 00:14:01.432 --> 00:14:03.067
  • on that comparison doesis it destabilizes your sense
  • 00:14:03.134 --> 00:14:06.004
  • is it destabilizes your senseof accomplishment.
  • 00:14:06.070 --> 00:14:07.605
  • of accomplishment.So it devalues you,
  • 00:14:07.672 --> 00:14:09.874
  • So it devalues you,your uniqueness.
  • 00:14:09.941 --> 00:14:10.675
  • your uniqueness.It disrupts your calling,
  • 00:14:10.742 --> 00:14:12.076
  • It disrupts your calling,it diverts your focus,
  • 00:14:12.143 --> 00:14:13.745
  • it diverts your focus,but more insidious,
  • 00:14:13.811 --> 00:14:16.247
  • but more insidious,it destabilizes your sense
  • 00:14:16.314 --> 00:14:18.216
  • it destabilizes your senseof accomplishment.
  • 00:14:18.283 --> 00:14:19.117
  • of accomplishment.So you worked hard,
  • 00:14:19.183 --> 00:14:20.618
  • So you worked hard,you did your best,
  • 00:14:20.685 --> 00:14:22.053
  • you did your best,you really did try to honor God,
  • 00:14:22.120 --> 00:14:24.622
  • you really did try to honor God,but at the end of the day
  • 00:14:24.689 --> 00:14:26.090
  • but at the end of the daywhen you got finished your work,
  • 00:14:26.157 --> 00:14:29.093
  • when you got finished your work,you looked left
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:30.295
  • you looked leftor you looked right
  • 00:14:30.361 --> 00:14:31.496
  • or you looked rightand you saw what they did
  • 00:14:31.562 --> 00:14:33.464
  • and you saw what they didand what they did and all
  • 00:14:33.531 --> 00:14:35.233
  • and what they did and allof a sudden that famous quote
  • 00:14:35.300 --> 00:14:37.168
  • of a sudden that famous quoteof Theodore Roosevelt landed
  • 00:14:37.235 --> 00:14:38.736
  • of Theodore Roosevelt landedin your household, "Comparison
  • 00:14:38.803 --> 00:14:42.273
  • in your household, "Comparisonis the thief of joy."
  • 00:14:42.340 --> 00:14:45.877
  • is the thief of joy."And where you felt good about
  • 00:14:45.944 --> 00:14:47.912
  • And where you felt good aboutwhat you did five minutes ago,
  • 00:14:47.979 --> 00:14:49.881
  • what you did five minutes ago,all of a sudden now you feel
  • 00:14:49.948 --> 00:14:51.215
  • all of a sudden now you feellike a complete failure over
  • 00:14:51.282 --> 00:14:53.551
  • like a complete failure overwhat you did because what
  • 00:14:53.618 --> 00:14:55.753
  • what you did because whatyou did wasn't as good
  • 00:14:55.820 --> 00:14:57.121
  • you did wasn't as goodas what they did.
  • 00:14:57.188 --> 00:14:58.523
  • as what they did.It's every preacher who goes
  • 00:14:58.589 --> 00:14:59.991
  • It's every preacher who goeshome on Sunday night after
  • 00:15:00.058 --> 00:15:01.926
  • home on Sunday night afterthey've tried to build
  • 00:15:01.993 --> 00:15:02.860
  • they've tried to buildthe church and they're like,
  • 00:15:02.927 --> 00:15:03.828
  • the church and they're like,"Man, we baptized some people
  • 00:15:03.895 --> 00:15:05.396
  • "Man, we baptized some peopletoday and it was amazing.
  • 00:15:05.463 --> 00:15:06.965
  • today and it was amazing.We preached the gospel.
  • 00:15:07.031 --> 00:15:07.966
  • We preached the gospel.We led people in worship.
  • 00:15:08.032 --> 00:15:09.701
  • We led people in worship.We served our community.
  • 00:15:09.767 --> 00:15:11.202
  • We served our community.We gave in to the causes
  • 00:15:11.269 --> 00:15:13.371
  • We gave in to the causesof the Kingdom today.
  • 00:15:13.438 --> 00:15:14.739
  • of the Kingdom today.We saw people encouraged and set
  • 00:15:14.806 --> 00:15:16.374
  • We saw people encouraged and setfree and people find a place."
  • 00:15:16.441 --> 00:15:18.376
  • free and people find a place."And then you get home and you
  • 00:15:18.443 --> 00:15:19.777
  • And then you get home and youpull up your social media
  • 00:15:19.844 --> 00:15:21.746
  • pull up your social mediaand your other pastor friend
  • 00:15:21.813 --> 00:15:23.614
  • and your other pastor friendhappily posts, "We saw 709
  • 00:15:23.681 --> 00:15:28.286
  • happily posts, "We saw 709people put their faith
  • 00:15:28.353 --> 00:15:29.420
  • people put their faithin Jesus today."
  • 00:15:29.487 --> 00:15:32.056
  • in Jesus today."And you're like,
  • 00:15:32.123 --> 00:15:32.557
  • And you're like,"Lord, I'm so sorry.
  • 00:15:32.623 --> 00:15:33.591
  • "Lord, I'm so sorry.We're such people of small
  • 00:15:33.658 --> 00:15:34.959
  • We're such people of smallfaith and we failed.
  • 00:15:35.026 --> 00:15:38.896
  • faith and we failed.We had 19 people go
  • 00:15:38.963 --> 00:15:40.565
  • We had 19 people gofrom death to life."
  • 00:15:40.631 --> 00:15:43.001
  • from death to life."And all of a sudden,
  • 00:15:43.067 --> 00:15:45.336
  • And all of a sudden,what was an amazing day,
  • 00:15:45.403 --> 00:15:48.906
  • what was an amazing day,because of comparison
  • 00:15:48.973 --> 00:15:50.141
  • because of comparisonif you let it,
  • 00:15:50.208 --> 00:15:51.843
  • if you let it,is destabilized and your sense
  • 00:15:51.909 --> 00:15:54.412
  • is destabilized and your senseof accomplishment
  • 00:15:54.479 --> 00:15:56.280
  • of accomplishmentgoes out the window.
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  • goes out the window.The problem is that if you let
  • 00:16:00.585 --> 00:16:03.888
  • The problem is that if you letcomparison hog the mic,
  • 00:16:03.955 --> 00:16:06.824
  • comparison hog the mic,it pushes you into the red
  • 00:16:06.891 --> 00:16:10.895
  • it pushes you into the redand it robs you of the rest.
  • 00:16:10.962 --> 00:16:14.866
  • and it robs you of the rest.See, in every dashboard of a car
  • 00:16:14.932 --> 00:16:17.368
  • See, in every dashboard of a carin the day, there was
  • 00:16:17.435 --> 00:16:19.270
  • in the day, there wasa tachometer there.
  • 00:16:19.337 --> 00:16:20.571
  • a tachometer there.It was that thing that --
  • 00:16:20.638 --> 00:16:21.939
  • It was that thing that --That little needle that went up
  • 00:16:22.006 --> 00:16:23.541
  • That little needle that went upfrom the black numbers up
  • 00:16:23.608 --> 00:16:25.343
  • from the black numbers upto about six into the red
  • 00:16:25.410 --> 00:16:26.944
  • to about six into the rednumbers from six and a half
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  • numbers from six and a halfto seven, eight, and nine.
  • 00:16:28.579 --> 00:16:30.348
  • to seven, eight, and nine.It's measuring the RPM's,
  • 00:16:30.415 --> 00:16:32.283
  • It's measuring the RPM's,the Revolutions Per Minute
  • 00:16:32.350 --> 00:16:33.718
  • the Revolutions Per Minuteof your engine.
  • 00:16:33.785 --> 00:16:35.887
  • of your engine.And say 4.000 is not too bad,
  • 00:16:35.953 --> 00:16:38.523
  • And say 4.000 is not too bad,but 8.000 is unsustainable,
  • 00:16:38.589 --> 00:16:41.759
  • but 8.000 is unsustainable,and when comparison
  • 00:16:41.826 --> 00:16:42.927
  • and when comparisonis on the mic
  • 00:16:42.994 --> 00:16:43.928
  • is on the micand it destabilizes our sense
  • 00:16:43.995 --> 00:16:46.364
  • and it destabilizes our senseof accomplishment,
  • 00:16:46.431 --> 00:16:47.932
  • of accomplishment,it pushes us into the red
  • 00:16:47.999 --> 00:16:49.934
  • it pushes us into the redand that's why a lot of us
  • 00:16:50.001 --> 00:16:51.602
  • and that's why a lot of usare at the breaking point.
  • 00:16:51.669 --> 00:16:53.071
  • are at the breaking point.We're at the breaking point
  • 00:16:53.137 --> 00:16:54.439
  • We're at the breaking pointbecause we're trying to prove
  • 00:16:54.505 --> 00:16:55.540
  • because we're trying to provethat we actually are
  • 00:16:55.606 --> 00:16:57.208
  • that we actually aregood enough after all
  • 00:16:57.275 --> 00:16:58.776
  • good enough after alland we're gonna do whatever
  • 00:16:58.843 --> 00:16:59.944
  • and we're gonna do whateverit takes to make sure
  • 00:17:00.011 --> 00:17:01.612
  • it takes to make surethat we're the best.
  • 00:17:01.679 --> 00:17:03.147
  • that we're the best.And so we stay in the red our
  • 00:17:03.214 --> 00:17:05.650
  • And so we stay in the red ourwhole lives when Jesus
  • 00:17:05.716 --> 00:17:07.518
  • whole lives when Jesusis inviting us into the rest.
  • 00:17:07.585 --> 00:17:10.588
  • is inviting us into the rest.He said in Matthew 11,
  • 00:17:10.655 --> 00:17:11.889
  • He said in Matthew 11,"Come to me, all you who are
  • 00:17:11.956 --> 00:17:14.058
  • "Come to me, all you who areweary and burdened,
  • 00:17:14.125 --> 00:17:15.827
  • weary and burdened,and I will give you rest."
  • 00:17:15.893 --> 00:17:18.096
  • and I will give you rest."Now rest doesn't mean
  • 00:17:18.162 --> 00:17:19.397
  • Now rest doesn't meanan eternal, spiritual retreat
  • 00:17:19.464 --> 00:17:22.300
  • an eternal, spiritual retreaton the mountainside because
  • 00:17:22.366 --> 00:17:23.801
  • on the mountainside becausethe very next verse He says,
  • 00:17:23.868 --> 00:17:25.136
  • the very next verse He says,"Take my yoke upon you
  • 00:17:25.203 --> 00:17:27.472
  • "Take my yoke upon youand learn from me."
  • 00:17:27.538 --> 00:17:29.474
  • and learn from me."That means we're gonna
  • 00:17:29.540 --> 00:17:30.441
  • That means we're gonnatill some ground.
  • 00:17:30.508 --> 00:17:31.476
  • till some ground.We're gonna plow up the dirt.
  • 00:17:31.542 --> 00:17:33.411
  • We're gonna plow up the dirt.We're gonna plant a crop.
  • 00:17:33.478 --> 00:17:35.313
  • We're gonna plant a crop.We're gonna see a harvest,
  • 00:17:35.379 --> 00:17:36.948
  • We're gonna see a harvest,you and me.
  • 00:17:37.014 --> 00:17:37.748
  • you and me."But take my yoke upon you,
  • 00:17:37.815 --> 00:17:39.717
  • "But take my yoke upon you,learn from me, for I,"
  • 00:17:39.784 --> 00:17:41.552
  • learn from me, for I,"Jesus said, "am gentle
  • 00:17:41.619 --> 00:17:42.687
  • Jesus said, "am gentleand humble in heart,
  • 00:17:42.753 --> 00:17:44.155
  • and humble in heart,and you will find rest
  • 00:17:44.222 --> 00:17:45.890
  • and you will find restfor your souls.
  • 00:17:45.957 --> 00:17:48.459
  • for your souls.For my yoke is easy
  • 00:17:48.526 --> 00:17:50.828
  • For my yoke is easyand my burden is light."
  • 00:17:50.895 --> 00:17:54.365
  • and my burden is light."In other words, there's a way
  • 00:17:54.432 --> 00:17:55.867
  • In other words, there's a wayto connect our lives to Jesus
  • 00:17:55.933 --> 00:17:58.369
  • to connect our lives to Jesusin such a way, to link arms with
  • 00:17:58.436 --> 00:18:01.005
  • in such a way, to link arms withHim in such a way that we know
  • 00:18:01.072 --> 00:18:03.307
  • Him in such a way that we knowthere's a role to be played.
  • 00:18:03.374 --> 00:18:04.709
  • there's a role to be played.That I know I have a job to do,
  • 00:18:04.775 --> 00:18:07.411
  • That I know I have a job to do,I know that God has something He
  • 00:18:07.478 --> 00:18:09.213
  • I know that God has something Hewants me to accomplish,
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:10.915
  • wants me to accomplish,and He has something that He
  • 00:18:10.982 --> 00:18:12.183
  • and He has something that Hewants me to leave behind
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:13.217
  • wants me to leave behindfor the next generation.
  • 00:18:13.284 --> 00:18:14.819
  • for the next generation.But one way of doing that puts
  • 00:18:14.886 --> 00:18:17.255
  • But one way of doing that putsme in the red, and another way
  • 00:18:17.321 --> 00:18:19.190
  • me in the red, and another wayof doing that puts me
  • 00:18:19.257 --> 00:18:20.658
  • of doing that puts mein the rest, and it's linking
  • 00:18:20.725 --> 00:18:22.260
  • in the rest, and it's linkingarms with Him and knowing
  • 00:18:22.326 --> 00:18:25.229
  • arms with Him and knowingwhat contentment means.
  • 00:18:25.296 --> 00:18:27.698
  • what contentment means.Not ease, but meaningful work
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  • Not ease, but meaningful workjoined together with
  • 00:18:30.401 --> 00:18:31.769
  • joined together withthe power and the calling
  • 00:18:31.836 --> 00:18:33.237
  • the power and the callingof Jesus himself.
  • 00:18:33.304 --> 00:18:35.573
  • of Jesus himself.Knowing that if I'll link
  • 00:18:35.640 --> 00:18:37.608
  • Knowing that if I'll linkarms with Him in the work
  • 00:18:37.675 --> 00:18:40.211
  • arms with Him in the workHe's given me to do,
  • 00:18:40.278 --> 00:18:41.579
  • He's given me to do,He'll take care of the rest.
  • 00:18:41.646 --> 00:18:47.285
  • He'll take care of the rest.So if that's what comparison
  • 00:18:47.351 --> 00:18:50.788
  • So if that's what comparisondoes on the mic, then how do we
  • 00:18:50.855 --> 00:18:53.624
  • does on the mic, then how do weget comparison off the mic?
  • 00:18:53.691 --> 00:18:56.327
  • get comparison off the mic?I think it's five verbs that we
  • 00:18:56.394 --> 00:18:58.229
  • I think it's five verbs that wefind in a passage that a lot
  • 00:18:58.296 --> 00:19:00.198
  • find in a passage that a lotof us know well in Hebrews 12.
  • 00:19:00.264 --> 00:19:03.568
  • of us know well in Hebrews 12.In just reading the first few
  • 00:19:03.634 --> 00:19:05.269
  • In just reading the first fewverses it says, "Therefore,
  • 00:19:05.336 --> 00:19:07.672
  • verses it says, "Therefore,since we're surrounded by such
  • 00:19:07.738 --> 00:19:09.607
  • since we're surrounded by sucha great cloud of witnesses,
  • 00:19:09.674 --> 00:19:11.375
  • a great cloud of witnesses,let us throw off everything that
  • 00:19:11.442 --> 00:19:13.144
  • let us throw off everything thathinders and the sin that
  • 00:19:13.211 --> 00:19:15.279
  • hinders and the sin thatso easily entangles, and let us
  • 00:19:15.346 --> 00:19:17.848
  • so easily entangles, and let usrun with perseverance
  • 00:19:17.915 --> 00:19:19.750
  • run with perseverancethe race marked out for us."
  • 00:19:19.817 --> 00:19:24.388
  • the race marked out for us."Key phrase.
  • 00:19:24.455 --> 00:19:25.890
  • Key phrase."Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
  • 00:19:25.957 --> 00:19:30.161
  • "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,the author and perfecter of our
  • 00:19:30.228 --> 00:19:32.096
  • the author and perfecter of ourfaith, who for the joy set
  • 00:19:32.163 --> 00:19:34.599
  • faith, who for the joy setbefore Him endured the cross,
  • 00:19:34.665 --> 00:19:37.602
  • before Him endured the cross,scorning its shame,
  • 00:19:37.668 --> 00:19:39.503
  • scorning its shame,and sat down at the right hand
  • 00:19:39.570 --> 00:19:42.039
  • and sat down at the right handof the throne of God.
  • 00:19:42.106 --> 00:19:44.575
  • of the throne of God.Consider Him," Jesus,
  • 00:19:44.642 --> 00:19:47.878
  • Consider Him," Jesus,"who endured such opposition
  • 00:19:47.945 --> 00:19:49.880
  • "who endured such oppositionfrom sinful men,
  • 00:19:49.947 --> 00:19:51.916
  • from sinful men,so that you will not grow
  • 00:19:51.983 --> 00:19:53.384
  • so that you will not growweary and lose heart."
  • 00:19:53.451 --> 00:19:56.988
  • weary and lose heart."Five verbs I think
  • 00:19:57.054 --> 00:19:59.423
  • Five verbs I thinkwill absolutely get
  • 00:19:59.490 --> 00:20:01.859
  • will absolutely getcomparison off the mic.
  • 00:20:01.926 --> 00:20:03.527
  • comparison off the mic.The first verb is see.
  • 00:20:03.594 --> 00:20:07.131
  • The first verb is see.What the writer of Hebrews wants
  • 00:20:07.198 --> 00:20:09.333
  • What the writer of Hebrews wantsus to understand is that
  • 00:20:09.400 --> 00:20:12.203
  • us to understand is thatwe are in a grand story
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:14.138
  • we are in a grand storyon a long ark with massive
  • 00:20:14.205 --> 00:20:16.340
  • on a long ark with massiveeternal implications.
  • 00:20:16.407 --> 00:20:18.409
  • eternal implications.And the way he explains that to
  • 00:20:18.476 --> 00:20:20.011
  • And the way he explains that tous is by setting up chapter 11,
  • 00:20:20.077 --> 00:20:22.346
  • us is by setting up chapter 11,which we call the hall of faith,
  • 00:20:22.413 --> 00:20:24.582
  • which we call the hall of faith,or the chapter of faith.
  • 00:20:24.649 --> 00:20:26.083
  • or the chapter of faith.And he describes how important
  • 00:20:26.150 --> 00:20:27.685
  • And he describes how importantfaith is, but then he gives us
  • 00:20:27.752 --> 00:20:29.186
  • faith is, but then he gives usall these examples of faith
  • 00:20:29.253 --> 00:20:30.788
  • all these examples of faithand faithful people.
  • 00:20:30.855 --> 00:20:32.556
  • and faithful people.You know their names.
  • 00:20:32.623 --> 00:20:33.557
  • You know their names.Abraham and Sarah,
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  • Abraham and Sarah,and David, and Samuel,
  • 00:20:35.092 --> 00:20:37.928
  • and David, and Samuel,and Gideon.
  • 00:20:37.995 --> 00:20:39.330
  • and Gideon.You know these people.
  • 00:20:39.397 --> 00:20:40.798
  • You know these people.And Moses.
  • 00:20:40.865 --> 00:20:42.099
  • And Moses.You've seen how their faith
  • 00:20:42.166 --> 00:20:44.101
  • You've seen how their faithchanged history.
  • 00:20:44.168 --> 00:20:45.736
  • changed history.But the back half of chapter 11
  • 00:20:45.803 --> 00:20:48.372
  • But the back half of chapter 11are people that we don't
  • 00:20:48.439 --> 00:20:49.440
  • are people that we don'tknow their names.
  • 00:20:49.507 --> 00:20:50.408
  • know their names.They were thrown
  • 00:20:50.474 --> 00:20:51.475
  • They were thrownto the wolves basically.
  • 00:20:51.542 --> 00:20:52.843
  • to the wolves basically.They were persecuted for their
  • 00:20:52.910 --> 00:20:54.111
  • They were persecuted for theirfaith but they didn't give
  • 00:20:54.178 --> 00:20:55.346
  • faith but they didn't giveup their hope in God.
  • 00:20:55.413 --> 00:20:57.114
  • up their hope in God.They were pushed to the limit
  • 00:20:57.181 --> 00:20:58.683
  • They were pushed to the limitphysically and they were
  • 00:20:58.749 --> 00:21:00.051
  • physically and they weremartyrs for their faith
  • 00:21:00.117 --> 00:21:01.452
  • martyrs for their faithin Jesus but they never
  • 00:21:01.519 --> 00:21:03.321
  • in Jesus but they neverwavered and trusting
  • 00:21:03.387 --> 00:21:05.656
  • wavered and trustingin His sovereign plan.
  • 00:21:05.723 --> 00:21:08.459
  • in His sovereign plan.And so as this next section
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  • And so as this next sectionof scripture starts, he says,
  • 00:21:11.195 --> 00:21:12.730
  • of scripture starts, he says,"Oh, and by the way,
  • 00:21:12.797 --> 00:21:14.131
  • "Oh, and by the way,I want you to see that you are
  • 00:21:14.198 --> 00:21:16.967
  • I want you to see that you aresurrounded by such a great
  • 00:21:17.034 --> 00:21:19.970
  • surrounded by such a greatcloud of witness."
  • 00:21:20.037 --> 00:21:21.305
  • cloud of witness."In other words, imagine that
  • 00:21:21.372 --> 00:21:23.007
  • In other words, imagine thatas you're running your race,
  • 00:21:23.074 --> 00:21:24.775
  • as you're running your race,and you're coming to the tough
  • 00:21:24.842 --> 00:21:26.177
  • and you're coming to the toughpart of your race,
  • 00:21:26.243 --> 00:21:27.845
  • part of your race,there's a stadium full
  • 00:21:27.912 --> 00:21:29.914
  • there's a stadium fullof these faithful saints
  • 00:21:29.980 --> 00:21:32.016
  • of these faithful saintsand they are cheering for
  • 00:21:32.083 --> 00:21:34.452
  • and they are cheering foryou as you run your race.
  • 00:21:34.518 --> 00:21:39.623
  • So while you're looking out
  • 00:21:43.527 --> 00:21:45.029
  • So while you're looking outthe window at the family next
  • 00:21:45.096 --> 00:21:46.764
  • the window at the family nextdoor wondering why their kids
  • 00:21:46.831 --> 00:21:49.667
  • door wondering why their kidsare more amazing, or more this
  • 00:21:49.734 --> 00:21:52.770
  • are more amazing, or more thisor more that, than your kids,
  • 00:21:52.837 --> 00:21:54.972
  • or more that, than your kids,the writer here is saying,
  • 00:21:55.039 --> 00:21:56.574
  • the writer here is saying,"I want you to notice that
  • 00:21:56.640 --> 00:21:58.275
  • "I want you to notice thatthere's an entire stadium
  • 00:21:58.342 --> 00:22:01.145
  • there's an entire stadiumfilled with people like Abraham
  • 00:22:01.212 --> 00:22:05.015
  • filled with people like Abrahamand they're cheering for you
  • 00:22:05.082 --> 00:22:07.752
  • and they're cheering for youin your race."
  • 00:22:07.818 --> 00:22:08.919
  • In other words, while you're
  • 00:22:12.656 --> 00:22:13.758
  • In other words, while you'rewondering if you're good enough
  • 00:22:13.824 --> 00:22:15.526
  • wondering if you're good enoughor determining that you're
  • 00:22:15.593 --> 00:22:17.061
  • or determining that you'regonna be the best, there's
  • 00:22:17.128 --> 00:22:18.429
  • gonna be the best, there'san entire cloud of witnesses
  • 00:22:18.496 --> 00:22:24.602
  • an entire cloud of witnessesand they're cheering for you.
  • 00:22:24.668 --> 00:22:29.473
  • and they're cheering for you.As you, now,
  • 00:22:29.540 --> 00:22:34.245
  • As you, now,run the race that God
  • 00:22:34.311 --> 00:22:38.249
  • run the race that Godhas called you to run.
  • 00:22:38.315 --> 00:22:39.183
  • has called you to run.As you run the lap,
  • 00:22:39.250 --> 00:22:42.286
  • As you run the lap,having taken the baton
  • 00:22:42.353 --> 00:22:43.554
  • having taken the batonfrom them, that it's
  • 00:22:43.621 --> 00:22:46.090
  • from them, that it'syour turn to run.
  • 00:22:46.157 --> 00:22:48.459
  • your turn to run.And he said, "You have
  • 00:22:48.526 --> 00:22:49.293
  • And he said, "You haveto see the cloud."
  • 00:22:49.360 --> 00:22:53.798
  • The first name in the cloud
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  • The first name in the cloudis Abel.
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  • The one who is almost sucked
  • 00:23:04.642 --> 00:23:08.245
  • The one who is almost suckedin to the vortex of comparison
  • 00:23:08.312 --> 00:23:14.585
  • in to the vortex of comparisonwhich led to his own demise.
  • 00:23:14.652 --> 00:23:19.490
  • which led to his own demise.So all the way back to one
  • 00:23:19.557 --> 00:23:22.426
  • So all the way back to onesacrifice versus the other,
  • 00:23:22.493 --> 00:23:24.395
  • sacrifice versus the other,this one was better
  • 00:23:24.462 --> 00:23:25.362
  • this one was betterthan that one,
  • 00:23:25.429 --> 00:23:26.330
  • than that one,that makes me jealous,
  • 00:23:26.397 --> 00:23:27.865
  • that makes me jealous,that made me anger...
  • 00:23:27.932 --> 00:23:29.333
  • that made me anger...I let the anger burn
  • 00:23:29.400 --> 00:23:30.801
  • I let the anger burnand eventually there was death.
  • 00:23:30.868 --> 00:23:33.170
  • and eventually there was death.That same pattern all
  • 00:23:33.237 --> 00:23:35.172
  • That same pattern allof a sudden appears right
  • 00:23:35.239 --> 00:23:36.941
  • of a sudden appears rightin the cloud of witnesses
  • 00:23:37.007 --> 00:23:40.277
  • in the cloud of witnessesthat are cheering you on.
  • 00:23:40.344 --> 00:23:41.812
  • that are cheering you on.The second verb that we see
  • 00:23:41.879 --> 00:23:43.247
  • The second verb that we seein this chapter is run.
  • 00:23:43.314 --> 00:23:46.417
  • in this chapter is run.Run the race that is marked
  • 00:23:46.484 --> 00:23:49.487
  • Run the race that is markedout for you.
  • 00:23:49.553 --> 00:23:51.822
  • out for you.In other words,
  • 00:23:51.889 --> 00:23:52.723
  • In other words,God has a specific assignment
  • 00:23:52.790 --> 00:23:56.060
  • God has a specific assignmentfor each one of us.
  • 00:23:56.126 --> 00:23:57.661
  • for each one of us.And the enemy's plan to keep you
  • 00:23:57.728 --> 00:23:59.396
  • And the enemy's plan to keep youfrom your assignment
  • 00:23:59.463 --> 00:24:00.698
  • from your assignmentis multi-layered, multi-faceted.
  • 00:24:00.764 --> 00:24:05.069
  • is multi-layered, multi-faceted.He doesn't just have one way
  • 00:24:05.135 --> 00:24:06.670
  • He doesn't just have one wayto keep you from running
  • 00:24:06.737 --> 00:24:08.305
  • to keep you from runningthe race marked out for you.
  • 00:24:08.372 --> 00:24:10.474
  • the race marked out for you.But for sure one of those ways
  • 00:24:10.541 --> 00:24:13.944
  • But for sure one of those waysis by getting you to look
  • 00:24:14.011 --> 00:24:15.346
  • is by getting you to lookat the people who are
  • 00:24:15.412 --> 00:24:16.547
  • at the people who arein the lanes next to you.
  • 00:24:16.614 --> 00:24:18.482
  • in the lanes next to you.But understand in the economy
  • 00:24:18.549 --> 00:24:20.017
  • But understand in the economyof God.
  • 00:24:20.084 --> 00:24:20.651
  • of God.He didn't make you like
  • 00:24:20.718 --> 00:24:21.585
  • He didn't make you likethe people in the lanes
  • 00:24:21.652 --> 00:24:23.120
  • the people in the lanesnext to you.
  • 00:24:23.187 --> 00:24:24.255
  • next to you.In Romans 12,
  • 00:24:24.321 --> 00:24:25.222
  • In Romans 12,Paul writes it this way,
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  • Paul writes it this way,"For just as each of us has one
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  • "For just as each of us has onebody with many members,
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  • body with many members,and these members do not all
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  • and these members do not allhave the same function,
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  • have the same function,so in Christ we, though many,
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  • so in Christ we, though many,form one body.
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  • form one body.And each member belongs
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  • And each member belongsto all the others."
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  • to all the others."But look at verse 6,
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  • But look at verse 6,"We have different gifts."
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  • "We have different gifts."Can I just say that again?
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  • Can I just say that again?God made us all different.
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  • God made us all different.He didn't want you to be like
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  • He didn't want you to be likethe person sitting next to you.
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  • the person sitting next to you.He didn't want you to look like
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  • He didn't want you to look likethem, talk like them, laugh
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  • them, talk like them, laughlike them, process information
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  • like them, process informationlike them, have the aptitude,
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  • like them, have the aptitude,the gifts, the abilities,
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  • the gifts, the abilities,the opportunities like them.
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  • the opportunities like them.That wasn't the plan
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  • That wasn't the planof God for you.
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  • of God for you.His plan was to make
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  • His plan was to makeyou different.
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  • you different.To give you different gifts,
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  • To give you different gifts,"according to the grace given
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  • "according to the grace givento each of us.
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  • to each of us.If your gift is prophesying,
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  • If your gift is prophesying,then prophesy in accordance
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  • then prophesy in accordancewith your faith.
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  • with your faith.If it is serving, then serve.
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  • If it is serving, then serve.Teaching, then teach.
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  • Teaching, then teach.If it's to encourage,
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  • If it's to encourage,then give encouragement.
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  • then give encouragement.If it's giving,
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  • If it's giving,then give generously.
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  • then give generously.If it's to lead,
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  • If it's to lead,then do it diligently.
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  • then do it diligently.If it's to show mercy,
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  • If it's to show mercy,do it cheerfully."
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  • do it cheerfully."In other words, run your race.
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  • In other words, run your race.So the most important thing
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  • So the most important thingto me is to discover God's
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  • to me is to discover God'scalling on my life and to get
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  • calling on my life and to getbusy getting on with what God
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  • busy getting on with what Godhas called me to do.
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  • has called me to do.But what sin wants to do,
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  • But what sin wants to do,what comparison wants to do,
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  • what comparison wants to do,what jealousy wants to do --
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  • what jealousy wants to do --I want to look at the list.
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  • I want to look at the list.Well, why didn't I get prophesy?
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  • Well, why didn't I get prophesy?I like prophesy.
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  • I like prophesy.I wanted prophesy more
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  • I wanted prophesy morethan encouragement.
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  • than encouragement.Why did you give them
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  • Why did you give themencouragement and you gave
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  • encouragement and you gaveme generosity?
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  • me generosity?Or give them leadership
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  • Or give them leadershipand give me mercy?
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  • and give me mercy?Why don't I have what they have?
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  • Why don't I have what they have?And God's saying,
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  • And God's saying,"Because I decide who
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  • "Because I decide whogets what gifts.
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  • gets what gifts.And I've decided which gift
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  • And I've decided which giftI'd like to give to you.
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  • I'd like to give to you.And now I would love for you
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  • And now I would love for youto play your part in my story
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  • to play your part in my storyby exercising your gift
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  • by exercising your giftin your lane because you're
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  • in your lane because you'rethe only person who can run
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  • the only person who can runin your lane."
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  • And you got a crowd
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  • And you got a crowdwho's cheering you on.
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