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It May Take A While

It's funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn't have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, "You don't have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you."

I couldn't stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn't even think that I remembered her. It's funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I'm glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn't know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I'm saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have... time, money, love, help, whatever it is... if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don't be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don't notice, it doesn't matter. If they don't acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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  • Dandzra Spotsylvania,Va.

    God knows just what we have need of and He reminds us of his promises. Thanks for letting him use you, may the grace of God continue to surround you.

  • Carole Talley lynwood ├ža

    Thanks for the message, I get it. Tyler you are so inspirational, may God keep blessing you and you pass on your blessings

  • Sarah Waller New Port Richey, FL

    Dear Mr. Perry, I just got through watching"Madea get's a job." Thank you so much for being truthful, funny , and sharing your God-Given talent. I was a single-parent raising three children in the 70's thru the 90's. But, I shared the Bible with my children. I've seen the hand of God through out their lives. Again, Thank you - for just being you, and sharing yourself with others. When are you coming to Tampa FL ? I will be there to welcome you. Best Regards, Sarah Waller

  • Phillip Tennessee

    This is a beautiful reminder, thanks do much- God Bless you

  • Jo Lancaster, TX

    Thank you for posting this testimony, it really blessed me. I really needed to hear these words again. God Bless You Mr. Perry.

  • Bongi Peete Soweto- South Africa

    Thank you, Mr. Perry. For telling your stories, and for just being you. I trully blessed. And yes, I shall sow on.. God Bless YOU, Sir.

  • Larissa Walton Detroit

    Thank you

  • grace

    i read that and that really did mean something to me thank you for being such a great role model

  • Sharon Gray Maryland

    Mr. Perry, Thank you so much for reminding me about doing good to others. I've lived to see my grandmother plant that type of seed by feeding the neighbour's children in Kingston, Jamaica. She has left such a good example in my life that it's now apart of me, surely goodness and mercy shall follow those who distribute kindness to others. I thank you Sir, keep on being an inspiration to us. God Bless you Real Good !!! I hope to see one day to talk on your show about sowing good seed.

  • Monique Garner, NC

    I really wanted to thank you for that post. I have been feeling like I am in a place and nothing is moving except time . I try to help others and I am even taking care of my mom but I have often wondered will it ever be my time Lord. I jus thank you for saying hold on at that moment because sometimes I do feel like giving up but I jus hold on to his promise! Thanks again

  • Carmen Orlando, FL

    My dear, Tyler....what a blessing you are and thank God for giving you to the world.. you are pure of heart for being so giving and never losing touch of the real thing, if you know what I mean. Although you didn't post this message to receive praise, I just had to response and let you know, there are only a few people in this world that know the true meaning to act in the spirit of God and being Christ like, just like the lady that helped you years prior. What a blessing it was for you to be able to locate her, God is GOOOOD ALL THE TIME!! I TELL YOU. Like you said it is not just the bigger things that count, but all those "small" acts of kindness that make a difference. You make me laugh when times are tough, thanks for being you ....your number 1 fan....can't wait for your new movie to come out!! God Bless you and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY:) XOXOXO

  • Janice Wadlington Memphis,TN

    That story made me cry for several reasons. I love to give and I don't expect anything in return. However, my God is watching and I receive unexpected blessing all of the time. Whenever I am low my spirit is lifted by doing random acts of kindness. Thank you for sharing.

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