What Is Purpose?
“Everything in life has a purpose. Everyone on this planet
was born with and for a purpose. It is this purpose that is
the only source of meaning. Without purpose, life is an
experiment or a haphazard journey that results in
frustration, disappointment and failure. Without purpose,
life is subjective, or it is a trial and error game that is ruled
by environmental influences and the circumstances of the
moment. Likewise, in the absence of purpose, time has no
meaning, energy has no reason and life has no precision.
Therefore, it is essential that we understand and discover
our purpose in life so that we can experience an effective,
full and rewarding life.” – Dr. Myles Munroe
On this broadcast, we dive into the root of what our purpose is and why it matters so much.
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Joshua T Berglan
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Hey everybody, what’s up? My name is Joshua and I’m the world’s Mayor so blessed to have you here today, we are broadcasting right now on the live mana network, which you can find us on your phone, your tablet, computer, or even your smart TVs app store. Just look for the live mana network. You can also find us on all of your favorite podcast platforms. And of course, look for us on Google News. Under the lip mana worldwide Foundation, which supports this network, which of course relies on your support. We’re a nonprofit media organization, we’re very passionate about being a voice for the voiceless. Actually, you know what, I’m not gonna go into that, because we made a video, changing some things on the website moving stuff around. Because we’re not just a broadcast network, we are genuinely passionate about what we do as a nonprofit organization. But I cannot give you better words than Well, myself giving it to you. We’ll be right back after this. My name is Joshua Bergland. And I am chairman and co founder along with my amazing wife, Jessica Lynn, of the live mana worldwide Foundation and the live mana network. We are a 501 C three nonprofit media organization that is driven to be a voice for the voiceless, but more importantly, to elevate other voices for the voiceless. And if you’re not ready to be a voice yet, well, we have services for you to that said, Our heart is for those that normally don’t have access to media services. They don’t have the budget for broadcasting or distribution, or even book publishing for that matter. We are here to serve the voiceless, the outcast, the misfits, the degenerates, the people that have been shunned from society, the same people that are working their butts off to rehabilitate their life, the same people that are not offered the opportunity because of their past, to have access to a decent paying job, or those that don’t have the finances for an education and frankly, can’t afford to go into 1000s of dollars of debt. We’re here to serve them. Now, we do not charge for our services that we do rely on the generosity of others, people that believe in our mission, believe in our vision, and believe in redistributing the power of the media into the hands of many to take from the few that are controlling the narrative for everyone. And redistributed out. We believe that not only what the truth setting will not only will the truth set you free. But more importantly, the truth will allow you and others to heal. The truth is painful sometimes. And frankly, that’s part of why we’ve dealt with so much censorship as an organization and why we have our own network to begin with. Truth in this day and age is not necessarily welcome. Our platform allows for truth, and we need your support to continue and to continually growing this mission of ours to put youth media literacy centers all over the world. Those of you have heard about Boys and Girls Clubs and other community centers like that. We want to create the same type of facility, but also have media literacy centers inside these buildings. Why? Because media allows you to monetize anything, media is the vehicle for you to leave a legacy for you to provide for your family, for you to really live the life of your dreams, regardless of your past, regardless of the failures you’ve made in the past. This is what media does, it gives you power. And it’s time to take the power back. Thank you for watching. Thank you for reading our vision. And thank you for partnering with us. God bless you. Oh, just chills actually I cut it off too soon, there was actually a really cute part at the end. I just butchered I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart to everyone that sews into our network and nonprofit media organization. We don’t do anything without your support.
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You know, this is what God has put on our heart to do full time. And yeah, we when we are able to get private gigs that we can charge for like acting or doing voiceover work or production or producing events, or consulting like those things that I get to do my wife gets to do on the side that just come to us, you know we do and that we put that money right back in the foundation. But as a whole, we do this work full time. And we’re passionate about it. But this is also the dream that God has given us in the purpose that God has given us. So that’s why like we do it this way, but at the same time we are completely reliant on the Lord to bless us which is basically hoping that God goes hey, you should So into them today. Well you sell into us today. So it’s a funny thing and what we’re talking about today why I wanted to show that video and why I’m talking about this now, because we’re going to continue talking about our purpose. And what is purpose today is what is purpose. And we’re gonna get into that, as the best purpose teacher I’ve ever heard in my life is Dr. Myles Munroe. And while I said this yesterday, I think I don’t agree with everything that he stands for, or what he talks about the principles that he teaches regarding the kingdom, kingdom, family, kingdom, husband, kingdom, wife, kingdom, kids Kingdom way of living, there is no one better I have yet to meet anyone that teaches a better than him. And I am to be honest, I he’s way more business minded than I am. I particularly just filled that to serve. And and so that’s mainly what we do. So we can’t continue doing the work that we do without you. Yesterday. I Gosh, it looks so different, like this. But since we started may 2020, we’ve supported eight different ministries, we’ve done over 250 Different broadcasts, I think it’s more than that actually. 250 different, why does that matter? This the network, that’s what we’ve put out. And this is, you know, the uncensored, it’s a different type of ministry. But essentially, this is what we’ve done. We’ve created eight new TV shows, that is TV shows that are on Apple, TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, of course, podcast, and so on. For over 50 individual consulting, that’s 50 people, because some of the people we do work with, we talked to multiple times, sometimes it’s just once. And then of course, our media training that we just did that’s on our website has had over 6000 people watch. And of course, I don’t know the percentages of like, how if they took the whole thing or not, but I 6000 people so far watched. And we want to do more that youth media literacy, youth media literacy centers are, it’s really more than just youth because we are here to serve convicts and ex cons to the same things that will teach will teach anybody, it’s on our website, that it’s available for anybody. But we do want to create a safe place for the youth. It is our vision, and our our booth. It’s our part of our vision to create a safe place for kids to go, to learn to grow to be fed both physically and spiritually. And I’m not talking about when I talk about feeding people spiritually. I’m not talking about throwing Bibles or Koreans or any other holy book at anyone. I’m just talking about being the love of Jesus to people. Do I love the Bible? Absolutely. Do I read from the Bible? Yep. Every day. And we’re going to get into Bible stuff today. But, but I’m not. We’re not here to judge people on what they believe we’re here to be a safe place. All are welcome here are welcome. And no one will be judged. I’m kind of fortunate that I that God hasn’t healed me all the way. And I maybe that’s a bad thing to say, I don’t know. But I’m not here with all the way. I’m not perfect. I’m not sinless yet. And I’m grateful that I’m not because I get to speak openly about that. Admit it, because I don’t want people ever going. No, he’s judging someone I want someone I want. I want to be a safe place. I want to be the kind of person and the kind of evangelist if you will, that you can come to and say I’m really struggling with cheating on my wife, my partner, my husband, I’m really struggling with the trauma of my past I’m really struggling with food. A god I know that one two, that is like the my remaining addictions. My food addiction is like cheese, some, you know, I don’t want to get rid of that one.
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That’s the one that I get to work on. Because my weight fluctuates like crazy all the time. And I still have enough of that. Anyway. Butterflies flying against the wall. Everything over here. Sometimes you’ll see me get distracted. It’s because back there is a nature preserve and there’s all kinds of stuff going on. Especially at this time of year in Minnesota. I thought it was fun during the springtime. Oh, well evidently fall, it’s got a whole other thing going on. And there’s all new wildlife. It’s it’s an adventure back there. So anyway, purpose vision with these media literacy centers are not just a safe place, but it’s also to provide the education that is going to be needed. It’s needed now. Like it hasn’t really hit people in the face yet. But I don’t know why it’s so hard for others to connect the dots to see what’s going on. But
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like this need to learn media is in everyone’s face, it’s hitting people over the face quick because robots are taking more and more jobs. And the only way to stay ahead of the of the robots is to be able to provide value for the world and do it in a very unique way. And that is providing multiple revenue, like, knowing media allows you to monetize multiple different things. And we could have gone into the private media business could have, could have, but God told us to do different. And that kind of sucks, because I’m sitting here preaching to everybody, Hey, bring in all of these different revenue streams, you can do that with media. And you don’t need a huge team. Right now. It’s just my wife. And I, like I don’t have a big team. And we’re doing most of what we can do as a media and broadcasting network. And there’s a lot of work there. But really to do everything we need to do, we need 10, we need 10 People 10 volunteers. No, that’s not true. I’m sorry, five, five now, and then 10. But there’s layers to it. So because I don’t want to do everything all at one time. And then if those of you who take our media training, which is on our website, live mana.org. Those of you who take that, I promise, I have a message today. But those of you who take that media training, you’ll be able to see like you want to learn it in layers, because there’s so much going on, you don’t want to try to do everything at one time, it’s too much. But it’s good to do it in steps, we’re ready to grow, we have our foundation finally built out that where it’s now time to launch. So I’m looking for somebody that can do merchandising, like, in other words, has an eye for creating merchandise. That part’s key, I’m looking for producers, and I’m looking for content creators, I’m looking for writers, all that stuff like we please contact us, you can actually go to where to go this live mana.org. There’s our website, you can also scan that barcode that’s there. But that goes right to our website, and you go to the very bottom of the page, there’s a contact me and there’s also another contact step tab on the website, where you can just book time with us. And we’re we’re ready to grow, we have the foundation built, and I’m excited. And it’s I you know, it’s been a long journey. But at the same time, I’m grateful for the way it’s all played out. But what I was saying is that you don’t really need a lot of people to do it, but there’s so many different parts, if you’re able to have somebody share some of the responsibility with you, it makes it much much easier. So that training on the website that load monitor.org It says free training on there, take that it’s gonna it’s it’s it gives you all the foundational pieces that you need. And then there’s a deeper training within the training that will show you even more. And then once you’ve done that you can come to us and do one on one consulting. And there’s never any question about you know, like, hey, you need to pay me or anything like that we’re here to serve. That is our dream and our vision. We know that these youth media literacy, literacy centers will help pull people out of poverty, help people do break cycles, it’ll help people also, you know, step into their gifts early and have their gifting. It’s like the expressing your gifting encouraged. I mean, I don’t know how many people have, you know, gifts and talents that they want to express. But the people around them are like saying That’s stupid, you’re never going to succeed, you’re never going to do what all those other people can do. Now, who do you think you are You think you’re better than us, or that we don’t have enough money for that. You don’t have the education for that. We want to change all of that. And if also these these facilities, facilities, these youth mid media literacy centers, that can be partner with a regular Community Center, we don’t need the buildings. We don’t need our own buildings, we can partner with your building, we can partner with your ministry, like what we teach is what we teach. And and the thing is the way that we teach it, it’s meant for you to to pay it forward. Because you need to know the skills, you need to know them. But then also having a place where people can go a safe place. I know that when a kid feels safe, that they’re going to be honest, and the truth will come out of them. The fact that they’re being abused or bullied or neglected. They’re not being taken care of at home. They’re being you know, again, abused, and neglected, whatever it may be, that’s going to come out when they feel safe. And what I know from personal experience, and why I’m so passionate about this is that my own talk show is what helped me heal. Yes, it was the Lord. And yes, it was the Lord of lords instructions to just share it all to share the truth to talk about the truth. Do you think I think that subject matter that I talk about is really what I set out to talk about. I wanted to do dick jokes and boob jokes and fart jokes and, and anything else that was titillating and shocking. And I wanted to be a mega celebrity. That’s what I wanted to be. I had that those are the aspirations I had house in the Hollywood Hills. Guess what, I still want to have a house. I still get to have a house in the Hollywood Hills. Why do I want it? Well, if you’ve seen the views, that’s why I want it
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really easy, anyway. But I know it’s a selfish personal desire, but it is a goal of mine. Absolutely. And if you’ve lived in LA, you’ll understand. You’ll understand of course, driving, I needed a helicopter to take me up there. Because driving in the hills absolutely is terrible. Anyway, my point, I don’t even lost my point. I got so excited talking about a house in the hills, I forgot where I was going with this. Oh, being a famous like, look, I don’t I don’t care about that stuff as much anymore. I mean, yes, you know, I have personal goals. But ultimately, what I want to see happen with these youth media literacy centers, I want to see kids step into their gifts, whether it’s art, poetry, any form of art, because that hip hop, rap. Singing is a form of art sculpting form of art, painting, drawing, form of art, creating video games form of art, broadcasting form of art. I mean, you don’t always have to like the artists, but I mean, you know, it’s a form of art. Acting, art, it’s all art, it’s a skill, it’s a beautiful skill to have, it’s a creative skill to have. And honestly, it’s creators that are going to save the world anyway, because you’re going to need, we’re going to need a whole bunch of fresh new ideas come in pretty soon. But we need everybody needs to learn media, everyone needs to be operating in their gifting. Because this is what you were created for. This is what you were created to do. Media is the vehicle to take you there. Dr. Myles Munroe 40 years ago, 50 years ago was talking about all of this, what we’re talking about today, he was talking about 50 years ago, 40 years ago, whatever. I don’t even know what today is. But like he was teaching this stuff. And like to hear it now going, Gosh, gosh, this guy was warning us about media warning us about the dangers, but also showing the value and how important it is talking about it, then, it’s never been more important to know than now. And then on top of that kids are expressing themselves or using their talk shows they’re sharing their truth. Well, when you put the truth out in the universe, for people truth as a way of attracting your tribe, truth also has a way of setting people free, including yourself. And you get comfortable telling the truth, even if it’s behind a camera, and you’re pretending like hey, I’m not even really talking to anybody. But then you’re telling the truth, I God has a funny way of using that. And sometimes airing out what it’s true for you, allows you to find out that maybe that’s not true after all. But all of it has a healing effect that is so supernatural and powerful. And when you’re a young kid, and you’re sharing your truth, and you talking about whatever you’re going through, and then having resources and people around you to support you and love you and go because here’s the one thing I know about art, I am not intending I did not intend to go off on this for 20 minutes. But here’s what I know about art. It gives you permission to be crazy. And what is deemed crazy in this world, people to go their own road. People that decide to go pursue their own purpose, not do what the rest of the world says just because somebody said to do it
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think we should all just call ourselves artists, because then maybe we just go with asteroid. I’m gonna be crazy. It’s gonna be awesome. Now I could just be a weirdo. I can express myself how I feel like expressing myself. I’m just going to be an artist. I’m supposed to be weird that you’ve given yourself permission. You know who else gave you permission to be weird God. Weird God means you’re independent. You have unique DNA, you have a unique purpose. So you should step into that God created you to do that. So therefore he made you to be weird as far as the world is concerned. Okay, so let’s get into this. I’m not gonna play the intro video. I don’t care about that right now. What is purpose? Everything in life has purpose. Everyone on this planet was born with and for a purpose. It is this purpose that the only source Wait is this purpose. That is the only source of meaning. Without purpose, life is an experiment or a haphazard journey that results in frustration, disappointment and failure. Without purpose, life is subjective, or it is a trial and error game that is ruled by environmental influences, and the circumstances of the moment. Likewise, in the absence of purpose, purpose, time has no meaning energy has no reason in life has no precision. Therefore, it is essential that we understand and discover for our purpose in life, so that we can experience an effective, full and rewarding life. When we are in our purpose, we don’t have time to be racist idiots. We don’t have time to judge people on what they’re doing. You’re doing the Bible wrong, you’re reading it wrong, you don’t know the interpretation. Well, the Hebrew says and blah, blah, blah, says And the bottom line is, you don’t have time to argue. And you don’t have time to insert yourself into other people’s business. Because ultimately, all that is is pulling you out of your purpose. And you fell into a distraction. And guess what, folks, the enemy does not have to do anything to you, but distract you to when he didn’t need to break your knees didn’t need to hit you over the head of the bottle. There’s water in that I shouldn’t do that. Borax water as a matter of fact, he doesn’t need to break your kneecaps, he’s not in the mafia, he just needs to distract you. And those distractions can come in a lot of ways, getting distracted with sex. That’s my weakness. Just it I and I working on breaking that. But I mean, that just sometimes it becomes an over desire. And that can be a distraction, I get caught up in fantasy world sometimes get caught up, you know, getting Oh, actually, I’m because I’m not on social media anymore. This has really helped a lot. But I used to get caught up in other people’s what they were doing. And I’m comparing myself to them. And I get pissed off. Because I know that I’m more talented, something some of those people that are getting their breakthroughs. And I’m not saying this to be cocky, maybe I am. Maybe it’s a little cocky. But it’s also honest, and, and it’s what I believe. I know, a talented guy. God created me to be talent, and I worked my butt off. I know that doesn’t mean everyone’s gonna like me. But I’m gonna talent, a guy who do a lot of different things. And I And I’m grateful for that. But I don’t, why I get consumed with other people’s success and what they have, and why they’re getting their breakthrough before me when I’m like, I’m going to observing you obediently. Where the heck are you? Where are you at? Like, where’s my shine, like, get caught up in that crap. And I don’t really even care. Because here’s what I know. I know this fact, more now than I did a year ago, six months ago, two years ago and beyond. But I know that I don’t want what God has for me until God’s ready for me to have it. Because when I get things sooner than when I’m supposed to. I’m usually not prepared for it.
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I learned my lesson before with coming into a bunch of money. learn my lesson. I gotta learn my lesson. Just as a reminder, I really did learn my lesson. I’m not going to that again. Because I’ll tell you one thing I was very cocky. And just my my ego was gross. And it really had no reason to have an ego. I don’t even know where it came from. Because inside I was dying. And it was miserable. But yet on the outside of this giant ego and was such a freakin diva was not a good steward of anything. None of that. And you know what? I? Every blessing in my life I took for granted. And I lost all of it. Money, family, kids, friends, opportunity, family. Relationships, hurt people that didn’t deserve to be hurt. I’ll tell you that even though this seven years of walking with the Lord has been the best of my life, it’s been the most challenging, stressful, for most, sometimes confusing. But it’s only confusing when I take my eyes off of what really God’s laid out in front of me to focus on, which is him his promises, and my purpose. Because he ultimately gave me that purpose. So when I get distracted with the other stuff, that’s when I get a little greedy, and I get a little, you know, impatient, and let my ego roar. So anyway, purpose is the original intent for the creation of a thing, the original reason for the existence of a thing, the end for which the means exist, the cause for the creation of the thing, the desired result that initiates production, the need that makes the manufacture or produce a specific product on an overnight purpose, therefore, is the original intent in the mind of the Creator that motivated him to create a particular item. Think about the creator of Lamborghini, or Ferrari Enzo was an Enzo Ferrari. Why they create that car? What did they create it to do? They didn’t create it to go mountain climbing. Well, maybe the new SUV did. But like, think about the purpose for its creation, there’s a purpose for every creation, purpose, and sometimes that creation has, well, benefits or purposes that may not have been so obvious the beginning, sometimes purpose spills over into other things. Anyway, I may get lost there. So I’m going to stop. In other words, before any product is made, there is a purpose established in the mind of the manufacturer that gives conception to the idea that becomes the substance for the design and the production of the product. Thus, purpose precedes production. Every product is produced by purpose for a purpose. It exists for its original purpose, and thus can find its true fulfillment only in performing the purpose for which it was created. Until purpose is discovered existence has no meaning. I’m gonna say that one more time, until purpose is discovered. Existence has no meaning. Wow. No wonder if you people feel lost because they don’t know the purpose. Right, so many people, older people don’t know their purpose. And it’s mind blowing to me. Young people don’t know their purpose. But I think so this is kind of a strange thing. Because our purpose isn’t about us. It’s it’s our gifts and talent, being used to bless and build up and raise up others. It’s building the kingdom with your purpose, you’re sowing into others. At the same time, which is kind of confusing, I think, for some people is that they worry too much about other people and they’re too much in other people’s business. To be able to recognize their own purpose, like they’re trying to live someone else’s purpose.
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And, and in by doing that they’re void of their own. So even though the purpose is about how we help, help and bless others, it doesn’t really say we need to be in each other’s business and trying to live their lives. No, I’m going to stay in my lane. I’m going to operate in my gifting my talents, I’m going to do the things that I love. And then I’m going to use that to bless others. It is different, but I see how people can confuse it. I hope that made sense. Let us consider, for example an electric fan. If it were possible for us to enter the mind of the person who invented this product, we might see a desire or intent to circulate or move air, thus producing a cooling effect. This intent would be established both as a desired end result and the predetermined purpose for the product which is the first stage of production after that Purpose of the product has been determined. The second stage of production follows, which is the development of a design to produce the function that is the will for the purpose way, the design dictates the necessary components and materials for production. So, God designing you, he’s dictating the materials that are needed for you to produce what he’s created you to do. So why you don’t need to worry, when you’re living in your purpose. Why you don’t need to worry about how you’re going to pay for things is because God is required to provide for you, when you’re doing what he’s assigned for you to do. What kind of crap? Would it be like, All right? You got to go to school, you got to go to school, but we’re not going to provide you with any of the materials that you need to learn. You got to figure that out yourself. Wait, doesn’t college do? Did I just make an argument for free college on accident? It is kind of odd. Well, I’m going to say my rants of the education system right now. God is not going to say I want you to defy everything of the world to serve me, and then him not equip you. That’s a better way to explain it. Because ultimately, I mean, yeah, the school system, the banking system, our governmental system, all that is just basically fueled by health juice. It’s just health. None of none of it is of God, if you ask me, because if it was, then why would God say, tell you to leave the world behind and follow him. The ways of the world, the ways of this world of the banking system, the school system, the healthcare system, Big Pharma, banking system, all that stuff. That’s the devil system. So God wants you to defy all that to serve Him. So if God is a good daddy, if God is a good creator, He’s going to provide for you to do what he’s created you to do. Everything you need. That’s how it works. But we can’t be half in half in half and half out with it. We can’t straddle the fence gonna be all in. That’s the only option. It is essential to note that the production of the product does not begin until the purpose for the product has been established. And the success of the project is not determined until the product does exactly what its purpose requires. Thus, authen Thus, all things begin and end with purpose. This principle pervades all creation, nature abounds with evidence of this eternal law, the master of manufacture, God Almighty, of all creative things, has made all his creations for the definite purpose and has established that a purpose, that purpose as the ultimate definition of success, you and I are products of his purpose, school creating. This is the last thing. Your purpose is an integral part of you. Like the manufacturer who created the electric fan for a specific purpose. So God created you with a definite purpose in mind. Your existence is evidence that this generation needs something that your life contains.
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Your existence is evidence that this generation, this generation, the one you’re living in, needs something that your life your life creates, contains. You are the creation that can meet God’s desired result. You think God doesn’t love you? You think God has abandoned you? Maybe you’ve abandoned God. Maybe you’ve abandoned your faith. Maybe you quit trusting him. Maybe you never trusted him. Maybe you never even exercised trust with God by saying your will? Not mine. I surrender my will for yours. Take my life. It’s yours. I trust your plan. More than mine. I want My heart to align with your plan for my life. I want to co create with you your existence is evidence that this generation generation needs something that your life contains. I can’t stress to you enough how important you are to God it’s sometimes hard to wrap my own head around it. Especially when I’m looking around going, how am I going to pay this? How I’m going to do that? How am I going to fulfill this vision that you’ve given me? How’s that going to happen?
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Because it looks bleak, right now. How some of you ever experiencing loved ones dying, turned, turning against you. Some of your stuck in abusive relationships. Like there’s some women of your women in this. I mean, I can say that this happens to guys too. But you get in a relationship and you decide that you’re gonna live together, and you’re not married, you know, and but you choose to live together. And then one of you cheats, or one of us beaten the crap out of the other one, or you’re both abusing each other, but then you’re dependent on each other, not just emotionally, but also financially, and you’re stuck and you got no place to go. Is when you’re telling yourself like can’t leave. Because there’s no other option for me. I know how hard that is. I think my exes would even tell you how hard it is to leave. And I needed to be left. But they stay because they kept seeing the good in me
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when I wasn’t I mean, I wanted to be kinda, but not really not enough. Not enough to say okay, God, I surrender my life to you. Because that’s was the only option for me. I tried my all my other ways. And then it took me realizing that if I’m operating the ship, we’re doomed all of us. Me without God. It’s a pretty evil and scary proposition. Sometimes I’m still scary. But not like I was
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I don’t I wish I wish I could help everyone understand just how awesome God is.
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Don’t get caught up in the legalism of you know, knowing every interpretation of Scripture possible in every denomination and every book. I don’t get caught up in any of that. Because I’m, I want to know the truth. I’m seeking truth I get questions. But I will tell you this. The one thing I don’t question is my faith in the Lord. And I will never question my decision to give my life to Him. It has been far greater than I could have ever experienced. Even with all the challenges. Here’s the thing I want to say. I would rather be challenged living the life that I was created to live then be challenged doing something I know I’m not supposed to do. Because my life was challenging before Christ. But it was challenging because I’m like always looking over my shoulder. Someone see me on that sex app. Oh my god it was it was I with that person last night? He doesn’t look at me because or she doesn’t look at me or he or sometimes didn’t know for sure. If you know you know the I be out in public constantly worried. Every time my phone rang. I hope it’s not one of the people that I was messaging trying to hook up with. Oh god, oh god, she’s on my computer. Oh shoot. What am I going to do? I’m
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struggling financially, but being so addicted and needing the drugs that I don’t care about things that I should care about paying for. Or being a steward of like, now I need to find a way to get drugs, because my sole focus so that I could go do crazy sex acts
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the challenges that I face now are really just things that I look at as my the testing of my faith. I feel like it’s very similar to the story of Job. And I’m not an expert on the story of Job but feels that way. And I think a lot of people are going through a job season. And all I can say to you is Look how that turned out. God’s plan for you is a plan that allows you to experience joy. It removes fear, it removes any real doubt. And you get to see the impossible happen. Serving God was the greatest decision of my life. And even though I’m not where I want to be, individually, even in my family, like with the goals that I have for our family hard by our supernatural I mean, I like they’re huge, and we haven’t reached it yet. But it sure is awesome trying. I remember when I first started broadcasting, and stored on my phone, and I’ve told the story a bunch started on the phone. But I wanted to show that the concept would work. Nope. Zoom it. Wait, is it not? Are you not going to? Come here? You gotta love the AI camera here. Well, there’s a behind the scenes shot. Fan. So that goes
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no, it’s too far. My hand gestures are not willing to work with me today. Here we go. For the radio and podcast audience, I was fiddling with my AI camera, okay. Which caused me to lose my train of thought, which happens so much. So grateful that you were here. And and I assure you that choosing God, choosing God’s plan for your life will be the most rewarding decision you ever make. I promise you, it’ll be the most exhilarating fun, you will see miracles, you will see blessings. And yes, you will experience pain and loss and heartbreak. But you will, because of that. Also experience a joy and happiness and a sense of purpose. unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. I promise you that. I promise you, I promise you if I if I can live this life. After the life I live before Jesus before the Lord it you can’t do. You can live the life of your dreams. And you know what the life of your dreams really has very as very, very, very, very little to do with money and finances or anything else. But it really takes God to see that I believe in man when he lifts the veil off. And you start to see the world the way God wants you to see the world the way that we really were designed to see the world. It changes everything. And it’s not the religious bullcrap that gets thrown in your face every day is so much different Thank you for watching. God bless you and watch me one more time. My name is Joshua Bergland. And I am chairman and co founder along with my amazing wife, Jessica len of the live mana worldwide Foundation and the live mana network. We are a 501 C three nonprofit media organization that is driven to be a voice for the voiceless, but more importantly, to elevate other voices for the voiceless. And if you’re not ready to be a voice yet, well, we have services for you to that said, Our heart is for those that normally don’t have access to media services. They don’t have the budget for broadcasting or distribution, or even book publishing for that matter. We are here to serve the voiceless the outcasts, the misfits, the degenerates, the people that have been shunned from society, the same people that are working their butts off to rehabilitate their life, the same people that are not offered the opportunity, because of their past, to have access to a decent paying job, or those that don’t have the finances for an education and frankly, can’t afford to go into 1000s of dollars of debt. But we’re here to serve them. Now, we do not charge for our services. But we do rely on the generosity of others. People that believe in our mission, believe in our vision, and believe in redistributing the power of the media into the hands of many to take from the few that are controlling the narrative everyone and redistributed out. We believe that not only will the truth CETI will not only will the truth set you free. But more importantly, the truth will allow you and others to heal. The truth is painful sometimes. And frankly, that’s part of why we have dealt with so much censorship as an organization and why we have our own network to begin with. Truth in this day and age is not necessarily welcome. Our platform allows for truth, and we need your support to continue and to continually growing this mission of ours to put youth media literacy centers all over the world. Those of you have heard about Boys and Girls Clubs and other community centers like that. We want to create the same type of facility, but also have media literacy centers inside these buildings. Why? Because media allows you to monetize anything. Media is the vehicle for you to leave a legacy for you to provide for your family, for you to really live the life of your dreams, regardless of your past regardless of the failures you’ve made in the past. This is what media does. It gives you power. And it’s time to take the power back.
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Thank you for watching. Thank you for reading our vision and thank you for partnering with us. God bless you. Amazing grace how sweet