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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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  • 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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  • Leslie Malveaux Baton Rouge

    That was very beautiful. That gave me so much inspiration.

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    • Connie Chicago #1815568

      Thank you.

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  • Vanessa Naidoo South Africa

    Thank you. This exactly what I needed to hear. I have been sick with worry with all the dramatic and painful moments in my life right now. Needed to be reminded about faith.

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  • Valerie ILes Hawkins Gardena, CA

    Tyler if I may, thank you so much for your words of encourgement and the directive to move forward. These words where a blessing to me. I have been dealing with junk at work however; through it all my Heavenly Father is merciful and I am handling it very well. I am ready to sore, take off and be even more magnanimous. Thank you again for all your loving , caring, thoughts and sharing your self with me. Be Blessed, Valerie ILes Hawkins Gardena, CA

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  • Leixa

    Great words of blessings n courage Jah bless

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  • Kathy Lathon Louisiana

    Jesus has already given us our boarding pass to come up higher when He said in St. John 19:30 - "It is finished". Absolutely ANYTHING that a believer in Christ is faced with in life has already been victoriously secured by the Son of God!

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  • Michelle Chesterton,IN

    What an astounding analogy and so much irony and conformation for me (I pray it is for you too)! Former Flight Attendant here, who also used to be afraid to fly (30 yrs ago in 9th grade my bf was killed in an airplane crash, I still have the articles). My first airline interview flight ORD-ATL we went through a horrifying lightening storm, that's the moment I put my hand in His and said, Lord I trust You. The airline I was interviewing for was a DELTA connector. Well I want to climb higher in my FA career and fly on corporate jets, hmmm, know anyone hiring? Its bizarre I also felt compelled a few weeks ago, after I applied for a position with TPS to put aside the articles of the plane crash?! Irony, both once afraid to fly, first airline interview to ATL for a Delta carrier, interesting!

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  • Tomeka Mckinney Texarkana Tx 75501

    Amen Mr. Tyler Perry that was very incouraging!! Love ya Mr. TylePerry always,, keep what you been doin @ god will see you through, i love all your movies @ playsl, just went see temptation at the movies it was very awesome @amazing movie!! Keep up the good work god has placed in you

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  • Yvonne Louisiana

    Thanks I needed this flying higher!!!

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