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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.

    ...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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  • Thank you, Tyler

    I am still PUSHing.

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  • 'Bode Modupe Nigeria, Africa

    God bless you T.P. I just read this New Year message and the post on Whitney and I am greatly touched. We must all understand that true joy is in Jesus. He is the true example of sufferings, of biting criticism, of gross misrepresentation and true success story. And we must follow Him completely, no half measure. He is the High Priest who himself partakes of our pains. I see all that criticism against your works. But you remain encouraged. And most important separate because the Lord knoweth them that are His. Thanks.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Song: "Because you loved me" Good Morning Love! :-) Warm embrace & a kiss :-) ...LoL.. :-) lol!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I love you, Baby! And Let's go to bed. :)

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  • Teresa near Athens,Ga

    Mr. Perry, T=thank you for those words of wisdom.I needed to hear that. God used you to speak to my heart today. I have been waiting upon God in my situation for a while. I have prayed every day for almost three years ....I am still praying......God speaks to us in so many ways if we will just pay attention. Take care and thank you .....I hope someday my Mom who is about to be 71 soon and I can meet you in person....Mom loves Madea....and you

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  • Double "L" Los Angeles

    Hi Tyler how are you? I really enjoy all your movies and TV shows? I am just curious if you truly read all these comments? If I don't get a response, I'll know the answer, lol!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Cause I'm ready to cuddle up with you. Good night BABE! LoL... :-) I love you! And we'll see each other in the morning. Bright & early. What time u need to get up? What your calendar/appointment book look like for tomorrow? Are we taking a vacation together this 2013 summer? I sure hope so! :-) kiss good night my love.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, :-) I know its early, & I know I took a nap today. But I'm already sleepy & I haven't even picked up Tai from work yet! So, tonight, just in case I'm sleep when you get in. Feel free to wake me up. Or just hold me/embrace me, pray over your girl, kiss me, tell me you love me. :-) I'll wake up then! Full of energy. LOL!!!! :-) At your voice, I'll get up. Not until then though. :o !!! LOL!!! OMG!!! Well, if I happen to wake up during the night. I'll reach out & touch you, too! You know we stuck like glue, right?! It's all good, I like it, too! Yes! Embrace, I love you, Baby! Good night. And say something to me when u get here. Cause I really cuddle with you, too! kiss

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  • Dorothy Williams Kankakee, IL

    My husband and I have seen most of the Tyler Perry movies, but have PURCHASED most of the plays. Mr Perry has an incredible eye for talent. I find myself tearing up and crying alot during the songs. Thank you. There also always is a message/moral to the story. THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU. My only regret is that I wasn't AWAKENED to your works until now.....any plays in the future??? Would drive, take vacation days and get a hotel room to see one.

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