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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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  • Rochelle New York

    Hello Mr. Perry, This was a most inspiring story. God is good about placing situations before us to build our faith, work for oir good and bring awesome glory to His name. I pray you have a most blessed year and that you are inspired the greater to keep using your gifts for God's glory and for the good of all. Never compromise your jeart for God, your love for Jesus...and even in the face of what seems to be the best for you in your world. Be not unequally yoked but rather lead souls to deliverance and healing that only comes through Jesus Christ. You can have unbelieving friends in life without uniting with them amd compromising your unwaivering knowledge of God for the sake of peace and harmony. Just be careful of those you love whose hearts are not fully or truly fixed on Jesus Christ. God bless you always!

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  • Sylvester Emmanuel Nana Kwasi Asante Accra

    Truly great minds thinks alike. Watched your movies(some) and instantly becomes a crusader of it. Cudos Bro. Soon to invite you over to Ghana.

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  • Naylah Scott United States

    Grandmother of four needs serious help in trenton new jersey. Please respond

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning, My Love, what is God gonna do for us today? I'm expecting His best, looking for His good. Something good will happen for us today, Tyler. :-) I love you Baby! Now let me get your son off to school. Kiss Kiss! See you when I get back. Where u wanna go today? Let's go! It's time. :-) ...LoL... :-) Song: 4th of July

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  • Jeanette Webley carthage, missouri 64836

    Mister Tyler I love your movies they're so inspiring for me. I am Disabled now and cannot get out an about as Much as I to. I cannot thank you enough for the entertainment and joy you bring to my heart. God has blessed you with great talent and great Blessings in your life and I am so happy for you and I pray for you and your family All the time and thank you again for the joy you bring to my life. I have suffered gravely at the hands of my husband as well as his horrible verbal abuse and I no longer have any friends because he hurt me so bad when he broke my neck that I became dependent on his help until I was able to get in home care, he has made it clear how much worse he can make my life if i should say anythung. I do not want to burden you w/my priblems. he cleaned out my bank account and makes me sleep on a twin size air matress while he sleeps in the queen size bed. i lost my big beautiful 3bedroom/2barh home because he moved me away from my friends and family. god bless u and ur family alwys.. jeanette webley

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  • Brittany Jackson va

    Tyler than was so inspirational and so true. We at times don't want to endure the pain, and the hard work it takes to go where God wants us to go. I thank God for you for you are one of a kind. You don't find a lot of people who are so giving and cares for others like you do. God bless you Tyler i wish you so much more success and I hope one day I can meet you. You are my inspiration, that why I know God is in you. God bless!

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  • Mea Astoria, NY

    Just when you feel like the walls are caving in and you ask yourself, will there ever be hope as the fairy tale of a family you wish you had as a kids has died. God works in mysterious ways. While on face book I bump into your site and this letter to the world has given me hope. I will continue to dig deeper. A new chapter in my life. Thank you Mr Perry.

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  • Tammy Euclid

    Never give up, I needed to read this again.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Hallelujah to God! And I'm excited Tyler!!! Today is your movie #Temptation's Red Carpet Event. Live!!!!! :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!! :P

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler Perry, do you know I love, like, & respect you? :-) Their is no other person I would want to spend my life with other than yourself. :-) And I hope & pray to God that this is His will for my/our life. That's all I can tell you. I hope you understand.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I will like to see you. Good night, too! :-) Oh, and save all the excuses. I'm sleepy now. Some married couple never get a chance to even have sex, make love or anything to that nature. Especially if both are working all dat everyday. Or even if one is. If anyone of the two is tired & to exhausted that is not a good look. But for some unknown reason or another ppl have been placing all this other stuff over what is really valuable & extremely needed & important. No wonder why so many ppl think love is hurtful. Somebody done told somebody wrong!!! R Kelly has a song: When a is fed up. There is nothing u can do about it. My hopes today is, they men will stop pushing women to those extreme points. We all must remember, we do reap what we sow. And sowing & reaping is so much bigger than money. Time is what none of us are in control of. :-) Good night. I gotta get up early to get Tai to work for 5:45 A.M. Which means I should be already sleep or not go to sleep one. I hope u had a good day. Maybe on Thursday, I'll spend more time over here just chatting. Doing what I like to do. It's been too long. :-) And thanks Tyler for taking care of that that I ask of you to do. I appreciate you. :-) P.S. People might struggle with cheating & all types of other stuff cause the two ain't into each other like they need to be. Something to think about! Smh!! Those were great questions u asked. But when do u plan on answering them? Questions: By now, do guys even know what makes a woman happy? That's right! We each are different. And what makes one happy. Just might not work for the other. Which therefore mean, somebody might wanna find out. And find out really soon. Or at least make the effort to do so. Ttyl T!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey Baby! :-) How's your day going?

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