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[Applause] [Music] one of the things I saw you doing this sermon living on purpose where you came out and you actually sat on the speaker and you say that most people or many people are sit are using their life as a speaker when in fact there it it they’re under using their purpose [Laughter] I was sitting on a speaker and I said this speaker will bear the weight of my body it will make a chair in a pinch it will get me out of the crisis it will be a chair but it was not designed to be a chair I am not using it for its highest and best use I said many times we are pushed into functioning in an area that is not our highest and best use because somebody needed us to be something that we were not created to be [Applause] you also say that people confuse this happens all the time anybody who can sing just a little bit or they can write a piece of a poem they think they’re supposed to be my Angelou and you say people confuse talent with purpose yes because some it so many times you have a modicum of talent in an area maybe just enough talent to appreciate people who are really called to that area it doesn’t mean that you need to necessarily go out and do that thing you must understand that the purpose is it’s an underlying chemistry that makes you live your life it may not be you may not have a strong time let me give an example color mr. miner let me give you an example i have talented the musician i can play the piano not well enough to be maestro but i have a modicum of talent in that area but that was not my purpose it but many many times we start working in an area that we have talent but it’s not our purpose i tell my kids this you may start out doing something that it’s not the thing you were created to do it may only be the thing that leads to the thing you were created to do you understand what i’m saying so you can’t don’t stop at where you are as if it were the destination when in fact in reality it may be the transportation that brings you into that thing you are created to do [Music]
In this video, Bishop T.D. Jakes shares with Oprah Winfrey that many people believe having a talent is the same as living with purpose. Find out why he says being good at something isn’t necessarily your life’s calling and learn how to keep your eyes open to recognize your true purpose.
Source: Oprah Winfrey Network
About The Potter’s House Church
The Potter’s House is a nondenominational church that was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1996. Since then, the church has grown from 50 families to more than 30,000 members. The Potter’s House is consistently ranked among the largest and most influential churches in the U.S.
Accelerated church growth and shifting demographics have led the ministry to expand to additional campuses in North Dallas (Frisco, Texas), Fort Worth, Texas and Denver, Colorado. The church brings together people from all walks of life to worship and serve together in one or more of the 59 different ministries.
About Bishop T.D. Jakes
Bishop T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas, Texas.
His motivating messages have reached the world through best-selling books, award winning music, critically acclaimed plays, and record-breaking events, like his highly recognized Mega Fest family festival. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s Touch, has become a favorite program throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe and the Caribbean.
About Mrs. Serita Jakes
Serita A. Jakes is an author, speaker and visionary. She serves alongside her husband, Bishop T. D. Jakes of the legendary 30,000-member Dallas-based church, The Potter’s House. As executive director of women’s and children’s affairs at The Potter’s House, she oversees several major ministry and mentoring programs.
Her biblically-grounded knowledge allows her to share with believers and non-believers alike through appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, CNN, Oprah’s Next Chapter and Fox News. She also has been profiled in such notable publications as Ebony, The Washington Post, Essence and Rolling Out.
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