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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.

    I see what u have done here. :o !!!!! Count down 16-15-14.....3-2-1!!!! Tyler Perry's #Temptation (www.TemptationTheMovie.com) is in theaters 3/29/2013!! Good Friday is opening day/weekend!!!!!! The MOST POWERFUL & PROVOCATIVE Movie he has EVER done. This is a MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Judith), Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Robbie Jones (Harley), Renee Taylor, Brandy & ..... Prepare yourself! SIZZLING!!! QUESTION: Are Christians allowed to share a full range of passion, intimacy, and pleasure without condemnation and judgment? Are Christian couples stronger than others in resisting the #Temptation of...?

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  • Melly Whitehorse, Yukon

    I really needed this kind of written visual. Inspiring! Thanks Tyler :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    LoL... Tyler, what am I doing up & its Spring Break? Lol... :-) Talking to you! Having conversation. Enjoying myself, blushing & smiling. Enjoy the blessing from the Father, our Father. :-) Yes! Kiss, hug, embracing. Song: Just me & you... LoL ... :-) ....LoL.... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Review: Sometimes we need to step back & let God take control. God has something better than what u left behind. Nothing is impossible w/ God. If u are lost, God will find u. Victory is mines. :-) Let God decide what path is best for you. God sees your effort(All the effort u are making will ultimately pay off.) When Jesus opens a door for u, no one can shut it. Love overcomes all. We're called & set apart for heavenly purpose. Let all that u do be done in love. Good things come to those who have strong Faith. Be patient in trouble & keep praying (all prayers). Jesus loves you. For-give. Feeling lost? My Book is your map. God! I praise u because I Am fearfully & wonderfully made. And thank u God for not giving up on me. IT IS FINISHED! :-) Don't worry God is always on time. Be still & know that I Am God! Take the world, but give me Jesus! :-) Pray Prayer. There is immeasurable power in it (Absolutely In Love w/him). No matter how many trials come our way, REMEMBER that God is w/ us EVERY STEP OF EVERY DAY! Show God your faith & He'll show u his FAITHFULNESS. :-) She... Sheneith is clothed in STRENGTH & DIGNITY, & she LAUGHS w/o fear of the future. :-)...LoL... :-) To God BE ALL THE GLORY. Amen :-) Thank You Jesus! Thank u Tyler. We can do all.... us. God is The Faithful one. And He know those who are His very own. His plans for our lives even amazes us. He is good. He is the head man in charge. I answer to God & my man. Anybody & anything else is not happening. I follow my man as he follow our God. Blessed! Who don't understand that, that's their own problem to figure out w/ God himself. Bad company can corrupt good character. Happy in love day Monday Baby! Love Love Love!!! LoL!!! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Good Morning My Love, I love laying up in your arms. I sleep like a baby. How was your night? Kissing......

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Sometimes you HAVE TO go DEEPER TO GET what u are after, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST! When Jesus went down all thought it was over. Joseph went down, they thought it was over. Which wasn't the case! My times in the Presence of God has been great. Many ppl on the outside have not been able to quickly relate. Which had become okay with me to a certain extent. It's been lonely & painful when it comes down to ppl. But in God's Presence its been great, outstanding, wonderful. Like no other. I like David, cause David was a man after God's own heart. I like Joseph, because he endured & then became & then he had to supply the ones who had left him for dead. When Joseph wept. He hurted, but he was just blessed to be. And the truth of the matter is God chose who would go thru what & when & how they were each to come out. If I hadn't been thru all the things I have had to go thru. I couldn't be who I am. And to be led by the Spirit of God is powerful, awesome, wonderful, outstanding & most times lonely. But u have to do what u have to do. My best times are in His Presence. I can't lie about it. He has been great for me. I'm going to get ready for bed now. Have a good night T & I love you. Ttyl... :-) SOON! KISS LOL :-) I hope u had a pleasant day. I hope u have an even better tomorrow. One thing about me u must know. When I get into my Word I'm there for periods & periods of time. Cause it gets so good to me. I never worry about a title because the personal relationship that He has had with me has been all so wonderful in itself. I know He is with me & I know I can talk with Him & I know He hears & He cares. That's enough for right now. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, are u awake?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, :-) #SuperSoulSunday & #IAMBLESSED :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    We have recovered it all! Amen

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ...you can't stop believing in anyway. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Good Morning Love, its Sunday what do u have planned/set aside for us today? Kiss!!! :-)

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  • K. Ogbe Hurricane, WV

    Mr. Perry, this is great info. Just what I was thinking for Stephanie Perry Moore with her vision to create a film for the young adults, "Staying Pure." I see that when she tried with Georgia Skies, it did not go as far as I feel it should have gone for others to see the dynamic message it brought. I am going to continue to encourage her to go forth until it is birthed to it's fullest to get that message to many of our young adults today. I had a children's home and saw how much her story needed to be told. You know it is something when they take it to school to share with their classmates. I want to view Georgia Skies so if you have any information as to how I can get a hold of it, let me know. I don't know if you ever considered having something for the young adults from your studio, but if you ever do, you may want to consider her a part of your team because she has a lot to offer from seeing her work. Our youth and young adults need the positive and real message you and Stephanie Perry Moore delivers.

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