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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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  • DubbauTee

    Hey, Tyler. What's going on with you, bro! This is such a great article that you've written, and I gotta say that I am motivated and inspired by it very, very much. So with that being said, I am gonna come straight out and ask you. Have you, yourself personally, stepped outside of the norm of what you usually do for your foundation, your cast members that you employ and other foundations and charities that you may donate to and donate or give to a total stranger? When I speak in terms of giving to a total stranger, I talking about assisting them in attaining their goals and dreams, especially if they aren't able to accomplished those goals and dreams on their own due to exhausting all of their resources and just basically not having the finances themselves. One other question, do you think that it's unrealistic or maybe uncommon or perhaps silly to go from being on a fixed income to owning a multitude of businesses, an exclusive home and all the favorite fine vehicles parked in the driveway of one's dream? I'll definitely like to hear your feedback because I am that person that wants to accomplish all of my goals and my dreams, and like you, from seeing you on the Steve Harvey show like a few days ago, I, too, would like to be a dad as well; to leave all of my assets, etc to him or her one day. But this can't happen for me due to not even being able to at least accomplish my dreams of becoming a successful, multiple business owner and home owner. I've even made a personal facebook page with all of my dreams and goals that I want to acquire. The search is "dreaminforthedream."

  • Cat Rice

    That is exactly parallel to where I am right now in life. To God be the glory for confirmation. See you soon - CatRice

  • Amma Johnson

    Extreeeeeeeemely ecouraging. Thank you.

  • Faith Armstrong St. Petersburg, FL

    Just want to say thanks Tyler this was such an inspiring sesame for me. May God continue to shine upon you and shower you with His blessings.

  • Ms. Proverbs Owings Mills, Maryland

    Hi there Tyler, Guess what..........I'm still smiling :-) :-) :-) God Bless You! Ms. Proverbs

  • mikaya Trinidad and Tobago WI

    It is so funny that I should read this message at a time like this, I was just telling someone about break- throughs and how if we turn back, we go through the same challenges over and over again, until we recognise the lesson. I don't know you personally but I feel like I do just by reading this. The movie temptations of all your movies made me read up on you and even look at the Oprah interview Spike Lees' comments etc. I found myself in a place of arguing/ defending the lessons and explaining the depth in that movie too soo many people even on facebook. I realise in a morally bankrupt world a finger is pointing to the moon and many are watching the finer! Continue doing a great job Mr Perry and don't let the world change you. God's continued blessings to you!

  • Dora MN.

    This is pure word of encouragement,so powerful and word of faith and hope,things are very tough my bible by my side and a what l have just read l know it shall be well in Jesus name amen.

  • Tynisha

    Tyler; Thank you for these encouraging words. I receive this message in its entirely. I have decided YES it's time that I began to LIVE LIFE. Yes, fear try to discourage me but I am walking by FAITH, SPIRIT and Gods WORD.

  • Gerri Iquo Abuja,Nigeria

    Mr. Perry, thank you for your Lovely message. God bless you. Yes Life is like riding through the rough Clouds in Bad Weather. But you can not breakthrough the Rough Clouds in the Bad weather with Human help like Having a Pilot fly a Plane. Mr. Perry you could go through the rough Clouds in Bad Weather because you had a Pilot God was using to fly your Plane. I believe Kudos should be given to God and the Pilots God used to fly your Plane through the Rough Clouds in Bad Weather. I know you would say God should be my Pilot in life to achieve my Breakthrough but God never and doesn't come down from Heaven to Pilot Planes or help people. God uses people like pilots to fly planes and God uses people to help other people. God uses Human beings and people as pilots to fly planes. No matter the Prayer fuel you use, a Plane can never take off or land until God uses a Pilot to take the plane off at the Airport and have it Land. My question to you Mr. Perry is how can you really experience your breakthrough in Life when you don't have any Human Being or person to help you like in a Pilot to fly a Plane? Please I need a reply from you Mr. Tyler Perry. Please don't tell me God is my Pilot cause God does not fly a plane, God uses Human beings and people to fly a planes for the Planes to take off and Land. No matter the prayer fuel you use, you still need a Pilot to fly your Plane. God cant fly no planes. God uses pilot to fly planes. Mr. Perry what happens in a situation in which you are ready for a Breakthrough in Life and you have used Prayer as fuel to fly, but you just cant breakthrough no matter the Prayer fuel you send up to God to send you a helper who will be the Pilot to fly your Plane to breakthrough. Then you go an extra mile to exercise your faith by Fasting and Praying to God to send you a Helper and Pilot to fly your plane to achieve your Breakthrough. You have fasted and Prayed countless times and gone on 3days Dry Fast and Prayer going without food and water for 3days for God to have mercy and send you a helper and Pilot to fly your plane to Breakthrough. But still you don't have a Pilot who will help you to achieve that breakthrough in Life? Yes you can use Prayer as a fuel but no matter the prayer you use as fuel God never Comes down from Heaven to fly or Pilot a Plane. God never comes down from Heaven to help Human being and people. God only uses Human being like Pilots who fly planes through rough Cloud in bad Weather to achieve their Breakthrough.

  • Michael Thomas Fisher MoreHouse College

    This totally explains my life and what I am dealing with. I feel that an INTERNSHIP with actually help me go higher. PLEASE let me show my POTENTIAL.

  • Lesa R Texas

    Tyler, When I was reading this message, it made me revisit a conversation that I had this pass weekend. I was complementing someone on the good job that they had done in raising, and preparing their kids for life, and this person allowed the devil to use them to do his work. My comment was that it's was wonderful when parents are able to give their children a solid foundation to start life. It makes a big difference in their outcome, and that I hope they appreciated it, and realized how blessed they were. Well this person persisted to tell me, and even if your parents didn't give you a solid foundation, ain't nothing to do but get out there and do it for yourself. Now that is true, but I knew that she was saying this to hurt me, and to make me feel as though I hadn't worked hard to give myself a good foundation, which God knows I have. So the conversation really threw me for a loop, because I've been going through storm after storm over the last two and half years. It almost brought me to tears, but I knew it was just the enemy trying to detour me from what I had to do. Ironically I was about to head out to a Saturday evening church service, and had I feel for the trap, I would have missed the message that God intended for me to hear. The message was; Acknowledging God first, and foremost in all ways, and went even deeper to say that we should show God our dependence on him, and in return God will reward those who acknowledge him, and seek first his kingdom. Again, I say thank you God for reassuring me that I am on the right path. Later I wanted to call this person up and tell them that when parents don't give you a solid foundation, and even when you can't give yourself one, God will give you a solid foundation, because he is my foundation, and my rock. Without him I am nothing, I have nothing, and can be nothing, and anything that you may have achieve or accomplished is only due to the grace of God, but instead I prayed about it, and decided to let God deal with this individual. In the mean time I pray, God please take me out of this storm, give me the strength to climb. Again thank you for your inspiration, because some days, the storms can get a little to rough. As soon as God provides me with the provisions, I borrowed that word from Joel, I love it, I will be starting a new life. He is taking me on a journey, and my first main stop will be Atlanta. I hope that God will bless me with the opportunity to meet you. In the words of Miley Cyrus's song: There's always gonna be another mountain, We're always gonna wanna make it move, there's always gonna be an uphill battle, sometimes you gonna have to lose, It ain't about how fast I get there, Ain't about what waiting on the other side, "It's the Climb." Until we meet face to face.

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