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If you can get this, this will change your life… I was out taking my morning run. I love how still it is when I’m running. I can hear clearly and really commune with God. I wanted to share this with you. It’s a lesson I had to learn.

One of the keys to success is to be able to guard your heart. Now, usually when someone says guard your heart they are talking about keeping yourself from heartbreak. Although that is important (as long as you don’t go overboard... but that’s another conversation) that isn’t what I’m talking about. When we are born into this world we enter with such a pure heart but as we grow older situations, circumstances and people tend to make us change. Now I know it is nearly impossible to keep a childlike innocence in our hearts all of our lives, especially after people have betrayed, lied, mistreated and downright been the devil. Trust me when I tell you, I have seen it all. I have been there big time. If you’re like me you’ve been there too. But if this is your situation I want you to know two very important things about those moments of heartbreak. Number one, learn the lesson in it. See how it will work together for your good, because it will. Once you do, it’s easier to forgive and move on. Secondly, and this is just as important as the first one, you must not let that person or people change your heart. What do I mean by that? Well, if you are a giver and someone you have given to misuses your gift, don’t stop giving… just give to someone else. If you are a person that loves people and someone you love hates you, don’t stop loving… love someone else. Eventually, you will find people who appreciate your kindness and your love. Remember this, lots of people have been conditioned to not be able to accept purity of heart. They can’t take it in. Most times it’s not even their fault. It’s just what has happened to them on their journey in life. But don’t let them turn you into one of them. There will be a lot of people in your life who will not appreciate your pureness of heart. If they hurt you don’t stop being you… just be you with someone else.


Why is this so important? Because God blesses you according to what is in your heart. If you are being kind, giving, loving and sharing because it is in your heart and you are not looking for anything in return, then that is a heart that God wants to bless. If you change who you are because you’ve been hurt, then you’ve changed the thing that God wants to bless you according to, and that is your heart. The people who hurt you are not worth that. You can lose everything that you have, but don’t let anybody change your heart.

Tyler

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  • Pamela F. Cocoa Beach, FL

    Praise the Lord! Thank you Mr Perry. I pray everyday for a sign and guidance in my life and you post this message. I am going through an extremely difficult time in my life (facing a divorce after 29 years). The circumstances are unfortunately beyond my control and a situation not many I believe have had to face before. Nevertheless, with a broken heart and no idea what I will do or how I will survive after this I believe there is a lesson for me in what you have shared. I truly believe that the Lord in heaven uses you/us as messengers and I look to your ltrs./posts often for strength and encouragement. Thank you again for being the kind and caring person you are and the inspiration you bring to us all.

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  • MARY T GOD WILL GET IT OUT

    THANK YOU, FOR REAL THANK YOU. I REMEMBER POSTING ON TWITTER HOW WHEN YOU HAVE A BURNING TESTIMONY, AND MAY NOT GET THE CHANCE TO TELL IT BECAUSE SOMEONE TOOK UP ALL THE TIME( GOT IT BEFORE YOU DID) WELL THIS MORING I SEND YOU A MESSAGE ALONG THE SAME LINES AS HEARTBREAK BUT IT DID NOT POST. BUT LOOK AT GOD HE SPOKE THROUGH YOU ABOUT MY HEART, HE GOT IT OUT ANY WAY. IN THE MESSAGE I WAS SHARING WITH YOU I SAID TELL THE PEOPLE THAT IF THEY TRUST THEIR DREAMS OF FINDING TRUE LOVE TO GOD HE WILL SHOW THEM HOW GOOD IT REALLY IS. GOD SPOKE THROUGH YOU SO BEAUTIFULLY. THIS IS HOW GOD WORKS WHEN WE GET ON ONE ACCORD. I AM SO GLAD YOU HAVE A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE FATHER. AND KNOWS HOW TO HEAR HIS VOICE. I LOVE YOU DEARLY, COACH YOU ARE A WONDERFUL SON TO OUR FATHER (GOD). YOU ARE DOING HIM (GOD) AND YOUR MOTHER (MAXCINE) PROUD. BLESS YOU, I MEAN IT!!!!!!!. GOD NEVER LEAVES US UNINFORMED. HE REVEALS BECAUS HE LOVES US. : ) AND I SHOW NUFF LOVE HIM

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  • Izzie

    I need that today. Glad I ran into this post on twitter. Thank You.

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  • Write Michigan

    "just be you with someone else". Amen to that! Very powerful statement. Sometimes you just need to tell people to "kick rocks".

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  • Lesa R Texas

    I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who conects with God through my daily workout routine. It my quit time, God & I on a journey. After two years filled with hurts, pains,lose & disappointments, i've spent this yr. regrouping from the inside out. I know people think I am acting strange right now but I just don't have time for the negativity anymore. Can't allow situations, circumstances or people tot be a roadblock between you & God's purpose for your life. May we all be Blessed to live & forfill God's purpose.

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  • Rena Warm Springs Or

    Good Morning Tyler, Just had to say confirmation is so beautiful. I really thank you for your encouraging words. It seems as if you are one of God's angels, because whenever I am going through something he brings confirmation from your words. I hope I don't sound like I am putting you on a pedastal, but that is the way I see it. Blessing to you on this wonderful day.

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  • Harriet Garner Rio Vista, CA

    Thank you so much Mr. Perry for bringing life and shining lights into our ever changing lives. A friend on Facebook wondered about coping with people who continuously hurt her heart. I sent her the link to this web page after reading the email I received from you this morning. I pray that Father God continues to bless you and everyone.

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  • Betty Chicago

    I love you so very much! You will never know the extent of your words and the impact they have had on my life! :) <3 u!

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  • Vickie Texas

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know that after reading this post, I was like WOW....because I have been reading the Bible meditating questioning myself. This is something I new but needed it validated because I have been struggling through a trial that has tested my character (trying hard to keep my Joy). Because I love everyone and treat others better than I do myself, people I meet for the first time tend to think that I'm fake or either crazy for having a pure and a kind heart. I'm the person that alway have a smile on my face and laughter in my heart whenever you meet me any time of the day and I use to believe everyone had that ability and would change their way of thinking and behaving if you gave them a chance. But it took one supervisor, losing my job (wrongfully) and fighting for unemployment for me to realize some people just dont have it in them to be a good person. On a Happy note I Love your show For Better or Worse..I have my entire household watching every tv show/movie you have. Thanks and May God Continue To Bless You!!!

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  • Cheryl st. louis, mo

    I just want to thank you for conformation in requards to you message. You really spoke all those words directly to me. Thank you

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  • Jennifer W. Montgomery, AL

    Thank you so much for sharing this... not only I, but my best friends also, needed this. Forwarding to them now.

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  • Yolanda Williams Marietta

    Wow I need this message, and it is so true. We need to stay true to our own heart no matter what. Thanks for the word, helped solve a problem. God is amazing.

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