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T.D. Jakes: Discovering Your God-Designed Destiny

Bishop TD Jakes explains how to know what God designed you to do by discovering your destiny. Read Transcript


Terry: WHAT'S HOLDING

YOU BACK?

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE NOT

LIVING UP TO YOUR

POTENTIAL?

OR DO YOU FEEL AS IF YOU'RE

ENTIRE LIFE IS MISALIGNED

AND OUT OF SYNC?

IF SO, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

TAKE A LOOK.ç

MANY PEOPLE GO THROUGH

LIFE NOT KNOWING WHO THEY

ARE OR WHERE THEY'RE GOING.

THEY FLOAT ALONG FEELING

UNFULFILLED AND

UNSATISFIED.

OPPORTUNITIES PASS THEM BY

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT

TO DO OR WHEN TO DO IT.

THEY'RE BOUND BY FEAR AND

UNCERTAINTY.

BUT THERE IS HOPE.

BISHOP T.D. JAKES BELIEVES

THATç@QA1TO TRUST

THEIR GOD-GIVEN INSTINCTS.

Terry: JOINING US NOW,

AND WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE

HIM BACK, BISHOP T.D.

JAKES.

THANKS SO MUCH.

Terry: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FASCINATING BOOK.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE VALUE OF

THE BASIC INSTINCT THAT IS

AS MUCH A PART OF US AS THE

AIR WEBREATHE, YOU SAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THIS ALL STARTED WITH THEK3

TRIP YOUç TOOK TO

JOHANNESBURG.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

IWENT TO JOHANNESBURG,

AND I WAS ON A SAFARI THERE,

AND IT WAS MY FIRST TIME.

AND OUT THERE, I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF GOING ON THE

TOUR WITH A ZOOLOGIST, IN

THE COMPANYOF A ZOOLOO, AND

THE ZOOLOGIST IT WAS

EXPLAINING ALL ABOUT THE

GIRAFFES AND THEHEç COULD EXPLAIN DOWN TOELEPHANTS.

THE MINUTE DETAIL, THEIR

TEETH, THEIR MATING PATTERNS

AND SLEEPINGPATTERNS,

EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM.

BUT WHEN IT CAME TIME TO

FIND THEM, THE ZOOLOO SAID,

THE ELEPHANT IS OVER THERE.

AND I THOUGHT ALL OF THIS

INTELLECT CAN DESCRIBE IT,

BUT ONLY INSTINCT CAN FIND

IT.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT THAT.

YOU SAY IN THE BOOK IT'S

PARTOUR D.N.A., THAé HTç

IS BUILT INTO US.

YES.

FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

I THINK WE GRAPPLE WITH

THE COMPLEXITIES OF

UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE OF

GOD.

WE HAVE THE OVERALL VIEW

THAT IT IS REVEALED TO US

THROUGH THE WORD.

BUT THE SPECIFICITY OF WHAT

IS GOD'S PURPOSE FOR ME --

NOT THE CHURCH, NOT

ISRAEL -- FOR ME, THAT

LEAVES US STOMPED.

Iç BELIEVEç THAT GOD PUT OUR

DESTINY INSIDE OF US.

IF YOU WOULD GO WITH YOUR

GUT, IF YOU WOULD LISTEN

WITH YOUR HEART, AND TO

FOLLOW THOSE INSTINCTS WILL

PUT YOU ON A PATH WHERE YOU

ARE BEST SUITED, WHERE YOU

ARE THE MOST CREATIVE, WHERE

YOU ARE THE MOST FUNCTIONAL,

AND WHERE YOU ARE THE MOST

LOVED.

Terry: I KNOW THERE IS

SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT WHAT

YOU'RE WRITING HERE BECAUSE

I KNOW SOç MANY PEOPLEç LIVING

UNFULFILLED LIVES, UNHAPPY

WITH THEIR JOBS, AND THEIR

PERSONAL LIVES ARE MESSED

UP.

TALK ABOUT THAT BASIC

INSTINCT BECAUSE THAT COULD

BE A GOOD THING AND THAT

COULD BE A BAD THING.

HOW CAN WE ARE SURE IT IS

ALIGNED WITH GOD?

I THINK YOU HAVE TO

SEPARATE INSTINCTS FROM

URGES.

Terry: BOY, THAT'S

TRUE.

BECAUSE WEç ALL HAVEç THESE

URGES.

BUTINSTINCTS CENTER MORE

ABOUT WHAT HAS GOD PUT IN

ME?

NO WONDER I'M ATTRACTED THAT

WAY.

NO WONDER I WORK WELL IN

QUIET OR SILENCE.

OR MY STRENGTH IS

INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE.

AND THEN INVESTING IN YOUR

GIFT.

ONCE YOUIDENTIFY IT, YOU

HAVE TO INVEST IN IT.

YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT IT.

YOU HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF IN

AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU CAN

STRIVE.

Terry: HOW MUCHç DOES

PASRYON PLAY IDENTIFYING

IT?

BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO

HAVE A HARD TIME FIGURING

OUT WHAT IS MY BASIC

INSTINCT?

WHAT ARE MY GIFTS?

I TRY TO BREAK IT DOWN IN

SUCH A WAY THAT EVEN PEOPLE

WHO ARE NOT DEEPLY SPIRITUAL

CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH WHO

THEY ARE.

AND PART OF IT IS WHAT JESUS

SAID?

WHO DO MEN SAY I AM?

HOW DO I MAKE YOUçç FEEL?

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW

YOU MIRROR WITH PEOPLE, AND

PEOPLE BEGIN TO REFLECT BACK

TO YOU WHO YOU ARE, AND

HELPS YOU DEFINE HOW YOU

ARE, THINGS YOU DON'T NOTICE

ABOUT YOURSELF.

YOU CANNOT UTILIZE WHAT YOU

CANNOT IDENTIFY.

Terry: UH-HUH.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE YOU BECOME

YOUR OWN SELF-FULFILLING

PROPHECY ONCE YOU IDENTIFY

THAT.

RIGHT.

Terry: TALK Aç LITTLE(%%já

DO BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE

DESTINY?

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: HOW DO YOU MATCH

THIS INSTINCT YOU'RE WANTING

TO DISCOVER IN YOURSELF, AND

YOUR PURPOSE, WITH THE

DESTINY OF YOUR LIFE?

DESTINY AT ITS ROOT IS

YOURDESTINATION, THEN YOUR

INSTINCTSYOUR

TRANSPORTATION.

IT IS THE G.P.S.-GUIDED

SYSTEM THAT HELPS YOU TOGET

TO WHAT YOU ARE PREDESTINED

TOç DO.

THAT ARE NOT BROKEN.

THERE IS A REASON WHY YOU

ARE WHO YOU ARE.

THERE IS A REASON YOU'RE

CREATED THIS WAY, SO YOU CAN

FULFILL YOUR DESTINY.

INSTEAD OF TRYING TO TURN

INTO MY BEST VERSION OF

SOMEBODY ELSE, WHAT I WANT

TO BE MY BEST EXPRESSION OF

MYSELF.

AND TO APPRECIATE THAT I AM

FEARFULLY AND MARVELOUSLY

MADE.

AND THE REASON I'M SHAPED

THIS WAY IS BECAUSEZÑ FIT¿

THIS PART OF THE PUZZLE.

Terry: AND YOU SAY THAT

INSTINCT MULTIPLIES

SUCCESS.

YES.

YES.

Terry: SO WHEN WE TUNE

IN WITH WHAT YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT, WHEN WE IDENTIFY IT

AND GET AHOLD OF THAT, IT

CHANGES OUR WHOLE LIFE.

WE BEGIN TO PROSPER

FINANCIALLY BECAUSE WE'RE

THE MOST FRUITFUL WHERE WE

ARE THE MOST GIFTED.

AND THEN WE BEGIN TO INVEST

INTO THAT.

AND MORE THAN MONEY --

BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE

HAVEN'T FOUND PURPOSE.

Terry: BOY, ISN'T THAT

TRUE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY BUT

THEY'RE SAYING, THERE IS

SOMETHING ELSE IN ME.

IF YOU LISTEN, IT IS ALMOST

LIKE THE PACING OF A LION IN

THE CAGE.

THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

ROARING DOWN INSIDE OF YOU.

PAY ATTENTION TO THAT.

FIND THE GATE TO THAT CAGE

AND OPEN THAT CAGE.

RUN THAT WHILEç YOU STILLç

HAVE THE ENERGY AND STRENGTH

TO DO IT.

Terry: IT IS

INTERESTING THAT YOU

MENTIONED MONEY.

BECAUSE SO OFTEN WHEN WE

FEEL THAT PACING GOING ON

INSIDE OF US, WHEN

EVERYTHING ISN'T CLICKING

AND GOING WHERE WE WANT IT

TO, WE LOOK FOR THE ANSWER

OUTSIDE OF US.

NOT JUST MONEY, BUT

RELATIONSHIPS, FRIENDS,

WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.

AND ALL THE TIME THAT GOLDEN

TREASURE IS IN YOU.

YOU CANNOT GIVEç YOURSELF

TO SOMEONE IFç YOU DON'T KNOW

WHO YOU ARE.

Terry: YOU SHOULDN'T.

YOU SHOULDN'T.

YOU WOULDN'T BE VALUED

APPROPRIATELY IN THE

RELATIONSHIP.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU

BRING TO THE TABLE, WHETHER

YOU'RE GOINGINTO A

RELATIONSHIP, OR GOING INTO

ABUSINESS, OR GOING INTO A

JOB.

YOU CAN'T JUST GO TO A JOB

WANT ME TO DO.

WHAT IS YOUR CONCLUSION?

WHAT IS THE DERIVITIVE?

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU

WHAT JOEL TALKED ABOUT, AND

WHAT MY HAVE BEEN MISSING

DURING THATç TIMEç WAS

DISCIPLESHIP.

AND YOU TALK ABOUT INSTINCT

TO SHIFT.

AND YOU SAID, OUR GENERATION

HAS DONE THE WORST JOB OF

WINNINGOUR CHILDREN'S

GENERATION TO CHRISTIN THE

HISTORYOF THE CHURCH.

HOW DO WE FIX THAT?

IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM.

I THINK THEPROBLEM IS WE

GOT SO CAUGHT UP IN MAKING A

LIVING, WE LOST THE ABILITY

TO MAKE A LIFE.

AND WITH BOTH PARENTSç

WORKING -- LET'S BEGINç WITH

THBABY-BOOMERS -- THE KIDS

WEREALONE.

THE COMPUTERSTHE

LAPTOPS ANDTHE TELEVISION

RAISEDTHEM.

AND RAISEDTHEM THROUGH

VEHICLES WE HAD NOT ENTERED

INTO.

Terry: AND DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE

BEHIND IT.

AND WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

THE MESSAGE AND THE POWER OF

THE MESSAGE.

I THINK WE HAVE TO SIT DOWN

AND HAVE THOSE TALKS.

IN OUR GENERATION, WE MIGHT

HAVE BEENAWAY,ç BUT WE CAME

BACK TO IT BECAUSE IT IS IN

OUR ROOTS.

THE MILLENNIUMS ARE NOT

CHURCH ORIENTED.

THEY HAVE NOT BEEN TO BIBLE

SCHOOL.

EVEN THOUGH WE DRIFTED AWAY

AND WENT INTO THE WILDNESS

OF THE '60s, WE HAD A

FOUNDATION TO DRAW BACK TO.

I'M CONCERNED WE NEED TO DO

MORE TO BUILD THEIR

FOUNDATION.

Terry: BOY, I'M WITH

YOU ON THAT ONE.

LET ME SHIFT GEARS FOR A

MINUTE.

I WANT TOç MENTION THAT YOUç

ARE NOW, IN ADDITION TO ALL

OF THE THINGS THAT YOU DO, A

MOVIE PRODUCER.

YOU PRODUCED THIS MOVIE

"HEAVEN IS REAL."

TALK ABOUT THAT.

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

MEETING THE BERBOS.

AN AMAZING FAMILY.

I WAS SPEAKING AT ED YOUNG'S

CHURCH WHEN TODD BERPO WAS

IN THE CROWD.

HE APPROACHED MEçç AFTERWARDS

AND SAID, LISTEN, I'VE GOT

THIS BOOK WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT BRINGING TO A MOVIE,

AND I WANT YOU TO BE THE

PRODUCER.

AND I SAID, OKAY, SEND ME

THE BOOK.

AND I READ THE BOOK, AND I

COULDN'T BELIEVE THE BOOK.

Terry: IT IS AN AMAZING

STORY.

ABOUT A LITTLE BOY WHO

ALMOST DIED ON AN OPERATING

TABLE AND COMES BACK WITH

DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN AND

LOVED ONES AND PEOPLE THAT

HE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW.

AND IT IS A TRUEçç STORY.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S SO

POWERFUL ABOUT IT.

AND THANKFULLY SONY AGREED

TO JUMP IN AND BE PART OF

IT.

IT IS COMING OUT THIS EASTER

WEEKEND.

A VERY IN INSPIRATIONAL

MOVIE.

Terry: I WANT TO PLUG

BOTH OF THE THINGS YOU'RE

INVOLVED WITH.

THE BOOK IS CALLED

"INSTINCT, THE POWER TO

UNLEASH YOUR UNBORN DRIVE."

YOU WANT TO BE SURE TOç GET

YOUR COPY.ç

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

WITH BISHOP JAKES, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbn.com, WHERE

HE SITS DOWN WITH US FOR A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SEGMENT

CALLED "IN THE GREEN ROOM."

AND DON'T THE FORGET TO

WATCH FOR THAT MOVIE COMING

UP AT EASTER TIME.

WHAT A PERFECT TIME TO

RELEASE THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS ALWAYS A TREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

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