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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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  • Stacy Los Angeles

    as always, you say the right things at the right time. personal stories and inspiration mean the most.

  • Muzicmaykr NYC

    I'm in tears.

  • Vera

    Tyler, thanks for the reminder. Its good to be reminded why we are here: To be a blessing to some one else. Its funny that I was just asked a question a few hours ago. The person as me: "when my blessing come what are you going to do with it?" I told them help people in need. Another person made a statement like: "you are not going to buy a plane and go to the Bahamas?" My answer was No. God is really showing himself strong in my life right now. Tyler, if you and I was sitting in a room together I will tell you but since millions are watching I have to do my praise break in my house right now. Have a bless night and know I am praying for you and you are a blessing to me more then words can express. Take Care!!

  • Glendina Nassau, Bahamas

    God is so amazing in that He allowed that lady to be a blessing to you. It was not by chance that you thought about her, it was God's timing for Him to use you to bless her in her time of need. Continue to be the vessel God uses because He gets the glory. God Bless.

  • Simone Seattle

    Thanks for the post! I find that you rarely get to see the full circle as you did but oh how sweet it is either way! I'm sure the lady who helped you never did it with any intention of being repayed for her kindness. I wonder if she felt happy just to have had what you needed when you needed it. It's amazing how God does that...gives us just what the person needs when they ask. Anyway, thanks for sharing yourself. I find myself checking your site entirely too much just to hear a sweet positive word like that. Be Blessed!

  • Frederick Lawson West Virginia

    Beautifully said brother. Beautifully said!!!!!Amen

  • satara williams MIAMI FLA

    HEY, MR ,TYLER PERRY THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUU;;;;;;;;; FOR THE PLAY MADEA GET A JOB. THE SONG I need love that me. but you see , my life story is , who will com and recrue me. when I was little child, that was my cry. see my mother was on drugs. every body came for my other sister and brother,but they left me. standthere. with tears in eyes. but madea let know IDON,T HAVE CRY NO MORE. THERE IS HOPE . IN GOD. I WILL FIND LOVE. I WILL FIND JOY. I WILL FIND MY SOUL MATE. THAT WE WILL LOVE GOD. AND EACH OTHER. ONCEMORE THANK YOU. MR PERRY.

    • Vera #1795919

      Count it all done!!! God hears your heart.

  • charlene lane st louis, mo

    Tyler, So good to hear from you. I understand what you are saying. It is so good that we have the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truths. We have to learn to be sensitive to his voice, though. I'm getting better at this. I just wonder how much better my life would have been if I had known this earlier in my life. Charlene

  • Patricia Loff Alberta

    Good man Mr. Perry.

  • Shonda Turner Virginia

    Tyler, It's true when they say god know exactly what we need. Thank you for those words, I needed that. I'm a giver and it's beautiful. There are times when I know it's not appreciated and I have learned to accept because when it's your purpose it will forever exist. Purpose is what make us human and I thank god everyday for making me this way. Thank You Again :)

  • Rosa Inwood Heights, NYC, NY

    OMG Tyler. Thank you for this message today. Sometimes you think no one notices and then a message comes right on time and sometimes from somewhere or someone we never expected it from. I have a friend who is constantly complaining that she does all these favors, or good deeds an that no one notices, acknowledges or even appreciates it. I try to remind her that the reward of giving is in the giving itself. The nature of a "gift" or favor is that you give it freely with no thought to recompense or reciprocation. That is what makes it a gift. Whatever happened to doing the right thing for just the sake of it being the right thing? Helping someone just because they need your help and you have it within your power to help them? Thank you for today's message once again Tyler. You are right-He knows and He is always watching. God bless you.

  • Stacie

    This is right on time! Sometimes it feels like my kindness is abused, and I was starting to think I shouldn't be so kind. I don't give for credit, but sometimes everyone wants to feel appreciated! I know you're right! Because you helped her, you'll be blessed again!