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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) "How Great Thou Art!" :-) lol...

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  • Anastasia Johnson Nassau, Bahamas

    Sir, when I first read this I was not able to stop the tears from running down my face. At first it just sounded like you were sharing a situation you experienced. To my surprised like a parable I was totally taken of balance when I finally understood where you were going with this. SIR it was like here I am feeling so down in the pits ready to give up on my dreams. The promise God gave me and about to get a regular job, surrounded by love one who did not or could not see my battle. The very day that I made up my mind to just walk away I read this. At that very moment I was reminded that my God is a God that never gives up on us, we give up on ourselves. Thank you sir for believing in me and reminding me of what is important. That His word is planted deep within me so I must just keep digging until I reach it. You speak between your word. POWERFUL man of God. God bless and thank you for everything you give so freely to me and many. Take care and be safe. Love you with the love of God :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Can u & I get cozy together? Do u or do u not have yourself that special someone Tyler? I been available just for you, over these last 5 yrs. 08-13! I been waiting for you to come & sweep me up off my feet, TP! Will the time be now? I must say, still, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have learned a lot! :-) I would love for me, I, you, to become "we" in reality. So we can get started on our cooking lesson, too! :-) As scary as that is, I trust you, Tyler! You be all over the place; but I love, like & trust you. And of course, I need you! Hello! :-) Have somebody ever said to you, they need you in every area of their life, T? Well, I just did! It's me. I really can't go on without you Tyler! Whether u know it or not. Is this is how I feel. Yes, we already know, ppl say, you're not suppose to feel that way about anyone except for God. Well, one thing is for sure: None of us could have woke up this morning without Him. Thing is I wanna be with you, too! And I have a need for you to wanna be with me, too! I already know & feel that I like and love you. However, I can't just be the only one. The man is to love this woman. One thing I have noticed, learned & I understand: When a man loves his woman its nothing anyone can do about it. Most times women feel like if she loves him; that's enough. That's so untrue! Man have such a love that it could be pretty dangerous when a man loves a woman, for real. Because men love is so so powerful! :-) As for women, women tend to fall in love with just any ole body. Not a man! A man knows just what he wants & what he don't want. Well, lots of times men tend to realize he was in love w/ a female after she has become fed up with him, when its too late. Things to that nature. As for me, I don't wanna have to live without you any longer. Not any longer do I! That's all I know. And I have now shared it with you as tears run down my face THIS MORNING! :-) And if by any chance I'm out here on this by myself. You can feel free enough to just let me know. And I promise you: I will just have to accept that! And the main reason would be: I can't be with any man who don't love me & is in love with me. :-) Have a Happy Monday Tyler. Song: I'll always love you. Peace

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I wanna see you in the morning TP! :-) All day long, too! ...LoL... Yes! Kiss

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  • shundra denise mcdonough, Ga.

    WOW! That reminds me of what God spoke to me: It may not be how I wamt it to be...but HE is sustaining me! So yes I will keep digging! THANKYOU

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Tyler, go to both sites & click on "ThePRIZEPACK" there u will get to see the ULTIMATE PRIZE PACKAGE of a lifetime. What does it mean to me? It means to me its mines, yours, ours, already, now, EVEN NOW!!! :o !!!!! (she is making noises) LoL!!! OMG! Check it out, let me know what u think? And that's actually how I like it. Just me & you. Go check it out!! LoL!!! 2013!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, has anything changed about this "True Story" being its been five years. You know I want to know. And if so, will u tell me. I ask, yes, I want to know. And for two, you already know why.

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  • Alzata Stocktom, CA

    Hello Mr Perry, Loved the well digging scenario, got the message. Don't know if you rememner me or not, but I once asked for your assistance doing what you do best. Check your mail in a few days and tell me what you think. May God bless you in all you do with abundance. Remember, no weapon formed against you shall prosper, as long as you continue to put God first.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I gotta cut Dee right now. By time I get back, I got lots of things to say about #MyTemptation. :o And I like it!

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  • Vanessa Bryant Rochester, NY

    I just finished watching "Madea get a job". First of all, let me say, I really enjoyed the movie. And I enjoyed all of the talented singers at the end very much. There was a part in the movie at the end that spoke to me SO LOUDLY, I couldn't help but to listen. I have learned over the past 37 years of my life, you can't predict where/how the message that God has for you comes to you. Paraphrasing, you said, if you have a dream, dust it off and continue to go after it. When you said, that sometimes it hurts too much to dream, but that you/we have to keep on going....it brought tears to my eyes. All I could say was, Yes Lord, I hear you. God gave me a vision/dream for my business 2 1/2 years ago and it was all that I lived, breathed and what brought joy into my life - outside of God and my family. But due to circumstances in my life, I had to put that dream on hold to get my life under control and relearn who Vanessa was. This journey has taken me through the valleys of depression, distance between my husband and I, and I sense of not know what is going on at all. I think one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make was to close my store down. That was where I was "me" at my best. That is where I had the most creativity, joy, sense of fulfillment and best of all PEACE. My store is now in boxes in my dining room. When I leave the house I have to pass by the dining room and I wont even look in that direction. Right now, I'm in the middle of transition in my life. I am relocating to Columbia, SC with my youngest son, my daughter has moved out and relocated to GA, my oldest son will go to stay with his father and I will be leaving my husband and stepson behind. The changes and stresses in my life have manifested itself in the form of an eczema that is taking over my body and all I want it to have my "old self" back, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There has been many obstacles that have come into my life over the last few months.... Then I come to your website to let you know how your play has touched me and I see your story/message about building wells. Sometimes you have to dig in a different area if you are not getting the "water" or results that you are looking for. I am having to dig down DEEP into myself and pull myself up by my boot straps and get back to what I know is my purpose. My business, BEAUTIFUL YOU! was gifted to my in the form of a vision from God while in church. Seeing this message from you, gives me confirmation that what I am doing is in the right direction. I leave next week to see where to 'place my flag" so that I can begin DIGGING MY WELL. Thank you Mr. Perry. You truly are an inspiration. ~Vanessa

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    It should read: ....Me being in charge is something that I GOT forced into being. LOL :P It's shocking to know that I see myself as a submissive woman? :P Save the best for last. Jesus do stuff like save the best wine til the end. Or wait til ppl are half way dead, old & pass age & stuff like that. LoL! Tyler, I enjoy the way Jesus thinks. What about you? It be like :o !!! OMG!!! LOL!!! :-) Anyway, let me move right on. #MyTemptation Let me stop. Cause I'm doing me. Dropping all these thoughts on this one post. Holding a conversation with u like you right here & I'm not even writing the whole conversation down. It never ends. LoL... :P This morning I typed in half sleep. And at night time, I fall asleep talking to you. :P or listening to you & or think on & about you. Don't say, its wrong! How a woman suppose to treat her man T? Ok, then! I been waiting on this. I'm just excited! To be in the presence of my man. That's what I'm talking about. LoL LoL LoL.... :-) I know Whose I Am. LoL!!! OMG Jesus!!! It's called: Him sharing His time with you by allowing me to do what I do. And I want you to know that none of this has been EASY at all! But its all been worthwhile. :o !!!!! :-) ...LoL... :-) I love you T! Kiss

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    How u want it? That's the question that needs to an answer. Because my aim is to please you, Baby! Only you, at that! If it makes u happy then it also makes me happy. You're in charge. You specialize in that. Me being in charge, is something I just forced into being. But I been determined to not lose my woman's touch when the time comes. It just gave me an edge, my edge. :-) LOL!!!

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