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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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  • E Bullock Pennsylvania

    God uses you to convey great messages and reminders. I appreciate you for allowing Him to work through you. Thanks for always encouraging others to be humble during our process and relentless concerning our purpose!

  • Kayode W Atlanta Ga

    Thank you so much for the inspiration word this morning. I am sure I am not the only one that needed that word from God right at that moment. Some times in the middle of all the turmoil it's hard to remember that the calm airs are right ahead of you. I too almost forgot. Thank you for caring .

  • Sarita S. Jacksonville, FL

    Your messages continue to encourage me during the darkest times of my life. Thank you!

  • Bobbie Denise Pugh Atlanta Ga

    There are some things that God put in me that I have been sitting on for a while. God is telling me to step out on them because he is developing me in this area. Being afraid to do this for so many years because there have been so many people before me that have failed. But Mr Perry, You confirmed what God spoke into my spirit. I can not claim to be the next Tyler Perry, Because that is the gift God has given him. All I can do is be Bobbie and share the gift that God has given me. Thank You for the confirmation!

  • Azubah Guyana

    Thank you..it's like you were talking directly to me.

  • Robin Davidson Grand Prairie,TX

    Tyler Perry you are amazing....I needed to hear that this morning,I'm a big fan of yours..can you please bring back House of paynes....please

  • israel Abuja

    Great Word! God bless TP and the body of Christ!

  • Bronte' Brown Aberdeen, MD

    Amen Mr. Perry. You just spoke a Word right there. I thank God that He brought you thru what you went thru to get where you are at this moment. God has an appointed time for all things and He birthed you for this. You are an inspiration to single Moms or Dads like myself who feel like they can't make it but I know that thru Christ all things are possible. I pray that you have continued success and that God keeps guiding you to your next phase in life. God Bless!!

  • leyla Burke, VA

    Thank you for the wonderful email

  • Deshanon Little Rock Ar

    Thank u

  • Pastor Christopher Huddleston Baton Rouge, LA

    Thanks Man of God! I needed this. I have been faced with challenges from other Pastors who I thought I could trust, trying to hold me back. Started a church and have been faced with challenges, but I'm getting ready to "fly higher". Thanks!!

  • Sylvia New York

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I was just crying and came across your message on twitter. The past one month has been the roughest time of my life. Your messages have helped pull me through. Good bless youm Sylvia

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