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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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  • Cortney McGee Dallas,TX

    Mr Perry you can't have me at work crying like this just ain't right lol... But truly this hit home for me I keep saying that I know my blessings are coming but this was definitely confirmation. Thanks for the inspiring words. God Bless you sir.

  • Qetsiyah

    Every word of encouragement is worth a thousand more..Thank YOU and enjoy the California weather.

  • Andrea Washington, DC

    I don't comment on here often to never! But today Mr. Perry!!!!!! You hit it on the nose! This confirmed what God has been saying to me this past weekend and the last 2 days! I'm ready to go forth! Leaving the past behind! Accepting that the chapters in my book of life are just the mind blowing cant put the book down waiting to see what happens next read that will impact millions of people! Be encouraged!

  • Not gonna say. just a fan Houston

    as always coach, you have impeccable timing and your message brought me to tears before I finished because I knew where it was going. I had an awesome week before Easter Sunday. the sun was dining all week in my life. My life since Easter has been sickness, car problem, financially hit, confusion in my class, and the list goes on. ( those dark stormy clouds and turbulence) I spoke to a friend last night and she said you know the devil is mad because you drove from Houston to Dallas just to hear the word of God and he did not like that. he is gonna try to discourage you because he is afraid of you and what God is gonna do in your life. Your message is confirmation of what she said and what God has already told me. I needed this today. thank you. T by the way... aren't you suppose to be enjoying a cruise right about now? Lol!

  • Ysenia Tucson, Az.

    I discovered how powerful your peaceful words are and have made use of them in everyday life. I believe it's awesome how you personaly make anyone feel great no mater who they are or where we're from. You continue to open up our minds and our hearts, showing us / me a different side of the same picture I see everyday. Keep doing what you do being who are. Your are a beautiful person. Mi familia sends blessings and prayers to you :-)

  • 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!

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