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It's Time To Break Through

First, let me just say thanks for another great weekend for Temptation. The movie is doing just what I hoped it would do. It is speaking to marriages and relationships all over. Thank you for seeing it in the theaters. It really is changing lives.

Now on to why I'm writing. It's about 6am here. Really quiet. The kind of quiet where even a still small voice can sound like a scream. I was sitting here thinking about the first time I took a flight on a small private jet. Many of you know that I'm an aviation buff. I love planes and flying. That's crazy, seeing as how my passion for it started out as a way to get over my fears. And my first flight was my scariest.

That morning, when I got to the airport, it was cloudy, raining and cold. I told the pilots that I was a nervous flyer and asked how the weather was. He said, "it’s rough down low but great up high." Now I'm looking at the sky, it didn't look so great up high to me. But I said a prayer and got on. We took off. It was so turbulent. I was bouncing all over the place. I sat there thinking, "why would they tell me the weather was fine?"

After about ten minuets of being bounced around I asked the pilots why it was so rough. They told me that it would get better as soon as they were allowed to climb higher. I asked who was holding us at that altitude and they said Air Traffic Control. There were a lot of planes in the area and for our own safety we had to stay at that altitude. I sat down, bouncing around some more, white knuckled and all, until the flight attendant told me that we had just been cleared to climb higher. I felt the plane pitch up and the thrust of those powerful jet engines kick in. We bounced around some more. It seemed to have gotten worse. Visibility through my window was non-existent. I was about to ask them to land and let me off the plane. But then we broke through the clouds. There was the sun and the air was so smooth that it didn't even feel like we were moving.

By now, I'm sure you're wondering, "why am I reading all this?" Well, I’ll tell you. Flying through rough weather is a lot like making it through life. Sometimes there are a lot of dark clouds, a lot of bad moments. So bad that you want to give up or turn around like I wanted to. Sometimes you can't go higher because something or someone is trying to hold you back or you're being held at that altitude for your own safety. Sometimes you’re not ready to go higher. God is protecting you from yourself because he knows that you can’t handle going higher. Sometimes he’s hiding you, preparing you to be ready. (That gave me a million thoughts. I’ll save that for another email). Sometimes it's so dark you can't see which way to go. But just like air traffic control had to give us permission to go higher, this morning I wanted to give you permission to go higher. Climb!! The weather is so much better up there. The sun is shinning bright up higher. Stop living your life so low.

Now it's not going to be easy to get through those clouds. You’re going to have to hold your head up and use all the strength in your soul to get through, but you will. Use prayer as your fuel and go higher. You have just been given permission to climb higher. Fly above it all.

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  • Evangelist Corean Walker Marion, Indiana

    Tyler: Thank you for these words of encouragement as they have truly blessed me this morning.God in heaven knows, I stand in the need of a breakthrough. I pray that one day God will bless me to be a blessing to others. I pray your continued success knowing that you keep God first. Tyler have a blessed day in the Lord and continue to soar as high as God has already ordained for you to soar.

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  • AD

    Good Morning Tyler..I just wanted to say that this is a awesome ontime message. I cry as I type this because I hear the LORD telling me to keep going and dont give up. Dream Big and Live Bigger. It's so easy for me to encourage others to do it. But I feel like sometimes yes GOD I trust you...BUT WHEN??? When am I going to be able to enjoy this life...but I keep going serving and working...knowing that my time is coming...but I'm tired and feel weary alot lately. Anyway i'm probaly rambling...I just wanted to thank you for the encouragement this morning...I truly needed it!!

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  • Beverly Hall Savannah

    Hello Tyler, you've done it once again! Not just the movie, but your messages always, always seem to come at the right time in my life when I need to hear it. That is amazing! My journey is like that flight and I feel the turbulance and the holding back until I'm really ready to go higher. Oh my God, thank you so much! I'm going to fly above it all and it's not easy, but if success was easy everyone would be successful. It's not the end result, it's the journey that you took along the way that will lead you to another journey, a different journey that you can learn from and share with others that are trying to climb higher, to try and let them know that the road may be rough, the going may be tough and the hills are hard to climb but if you've decided to make a choice (God) and prayer, you can make it through. Thank you for all that you do, Beverly

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  • Anita Florida

    Thank you Tyler for that message, I am in need of a break through. God bless you maybe one day soon I'll be able to work for you or with you.

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  • Njaire Shabazz Detroit, Michigan

    Good day Mr. T.P, I hope all is well with you. I just wanted to thank you for sending out the It's Time to Breakthrough email. I needed to read that for reassurance. I love the concept you gave about the plane, it was very appropriate for your point. Thanks again, and have a wonderful and prosperous day! Ms.Njaire Shabazz

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  • Lia Greatheat Poughquag, NY

    The movie TEMTATION WAS GREAT! Love2Love

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  • Lia Greatheat Poughquag, NY

    Dear Oprah and Tyler, First, I just want to thank God for leading me to Oprah. Second, TEMPTATION was SO GREAT! The casting, creatativity in the writing, sytling, music, scenery, make-up, hair cars, houses every thing was perfect. True. Understanding is knowledge...it was dynamic, fantastic, phenomenal work Tyler! There's so much I want to share with both of you. Giving you my story to touch lives younger generation of viewers...! God led me to Oprah and I will

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  • Pamela Friday Round Rock, TX

    Good morning Mr. Perry, Thank you so much for this message today. It was just what I needed to hear. I have so much going on that I brought on myself. I don't care too much for me right now and I have made many wrong decisions over the years. I am in a place right now that I just can't seem to get out of. However, encouraging words from you and others have helped me to hang in there. I will go higher in Jesus' Name for I know He's working it out for my good. God has truly been good to me. Be blessed and continue to be TYLER PERRY. You're pretty wonderful. God Bless You!

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  • CIJI Breaux Bridge LOUISIANA

    I love u so much ... I live in a small town where your dreams barley comes true u make me believe .. u inspire me to want more . I love every last 1 of your movies cause u never leave GOD OUT . I grew up with not much I'm 28 & I'm trying 2 make the best out what GOD gave me. U are living prove of what GOD can do .. THANKS TYLER FOR U BEING YOURSELF N ALWAYS KEEPING GOD 1st ... I LOVE YOU!!

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    • Nikki Jourdan SC #1815654

      Greetings Tyler, Your post is right on time. I believe God gives what is needed for a specific group of people to be encouraged; and to bless us to be a blessing as well. Your story is one of hope in overcoming fear. Fear is a spirit that will consume and control if no action is taken to disarm it. I exhort women to break through childhood-abuse fear and live in God's freedom everyday. How? Choose love as a lifestyle. There are so many in leadership roles that are stuck, trapped and paralyzed by fear. I know. I am a world overcome in Christ and no longer a professional- victim; a pro at thinking, feeling, saying and acting like a victim in life. It is a choice based on understaning God's unconditional love for us. In Christ, we can write a new and different ending to the story we have lived through. Our past is merely one page in our history; it does not define our destiny or God-given assignment. Until we meet, continue to allow God to use you, in Him. Thanks for impacting so many precious lives including mine.

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  • Jessica Gjerde Orlando, FL

    Mr. Perry, I never comment, but I have read every single one of your messages and own all of your plays/movies. For awhile, I thought you might have been following me because every message is always so relevant to what is going on in my life. After I got over myself, I realized that everyone is going through something. Your work is so powerful because everyone can relate in some way. My pastor had a similar message to yours this week from Joshua 3:1 and Psalm 30. His message was "Don't miss your turn!" God takes us through so many things to get us where He wants us to be, and sometimes we get so caught up trying to reach our destination that we fail to realize just how much He's brought us through. We forget our journey. This is so true and so powerful. I was in a relationship with a man I believed I would marry. He cheated, and then last week he physically assaulted me after apologizing for the first wrong he did. I'm not mad at God. Like He tells me to do in Psalm 30, I sing. I'm so grateful for the things He has helped me get through and people like you to help me get through them. You have said so many times that you read your message boards, and I really hope that you took the time to read this (even though it's a bit long-winded)...smile. You are such an inspiration, and I hope that some day I can tell you just how much you've impacted my life. Be blessed, Jessica

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  • Robinson Bogota - Colombia

    Great and encouraging message. Thanks Mr. Perry for your words. God bless you, my best wishes for you and your team.

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  • Denisa Manchester, CT

    Tyler, I was brought to tears with your last post. It seem to speak to me directly, like you knew I needed to read it! I feel like you in that plane right now and are looking to see the brighter side of things but I just keep seeing turbulance. Thank you for this and I'm looking to not only fly above it all but rather soar! God bless you and continue to do what you do.

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