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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.

    All over you, meaning all over you! I don't mean in a bad way! I mean like, the song: I need Love, the one that's created beTween a girl & a boy. That kinda all over you ACTION! :-) I just felt the need to clarify what I meant towards you. :) And for the record, when u do decide to make that move/phn call, just make sure you understand it'll mean to me you ready to gain & have my undivided attention, each & every day for the rest of our lives. One thing, no, two things u don't have to worry about Sheneith doing: I will not pick up the phone & call you. And I will not show up at your place/studios/city for that matter. Cause I already know what I like/love/want/desire & gotta have. I just thought I should tell u that. I really would like to think that, you, being Tyler already know better. Meaning, if u so choose. That choice is left up to you. I also would like to think that u, Tyler knows what's best for you. And I believe with all my heart that you do. :-) ...LoL... :-) I just wanted it to be known how I feel about it. Now back to your regular scheduled program. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    So, Tyler, are you going to answer all of those 13+ questions for me? Or am I to answer them? LoL! :-) We both are. I will tell u this: if I wanted to be upset with u, it would be due to the fact that I have NOT received one phone call from you. Now, would u like to know why I choose not to be upset? One would not have been enough in the first place. And I also would expect to hear from you every day! :P And I just kept telling myself, "at least he(u) have put in this work all these years. So at least, I can do this. :-) As bad as I would want to be all over you, by now. I will let you have it your way! (now, we getting somewhere!) LoL! :-) I choose to say that because, to me I feel you know the way! And u know what you are doing! And you are awesome to me. I really do love & respect you, Tyler! :-) I think sometimes, you are 10 ppl in 1! And all this time, I chose not to commit to other things. Due to the fact that I do understand that marriage is the 1st ministry. It's one all by itself. And what I been wanting & needing & longing to sit down & just really share with you who I am. I can trust that u wouldn't lead me wrong. So, u don't have to keep telling me you're imperfect. I thank you for it though. And I appreciate it, too! However, I just feel/believe/wanna believe & trust that you are so perfect for me. Did u hear what I just said? I think you are so perfect for me. You already are aware that my LoL to u aren't always Laugh out loud. Sometimes it is & so much more, also. Well, I'll come back & share more in just a little bit. P.S. when I tell u, I love u! I like telling you that I do. That's the one thing we didn't say much while growing up in my household. And once any of us said it, it felt/sounded strange, for us older ones. By time my nieces got us. Those words were used more often. :-) My family isn't perfect! However, God placed me into the family He felt I belong. I have learned to respect it. :-) There has been times I had be mad with each of them. God knows! And He understanding & He knows our heart(s). I love you Tyler! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Love, you are better than good. I have question Tyler, how long have you known?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    What are you doing T? Are you awake?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :) Tyler, are u up waiting on me? Yes, I'm sleepy. You holding me tonight? :-) All night long! LoL!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    We need to talk. :-) Seriously

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  • Bulou V. Robanakadavu Menlo Park, Ca

    True words indeed, Mr T.Perry ... Thank you for sharing this message ... God bless ! Appreciate all the good works you and your fellow workers have and are doing ~ Thank Y'all :) :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ..He loves me WITHOUT a shadow of doubt... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Let me not leave out, all of the guys where his friends & deacons & etc of the church. Really! And he, as he was, just stood there letting them talk all that none sense to me. Thats why I was so hot. On top of them being there, one or two was talking trash all up in my face & was saying nothing as usual. I refuse to be with a guy who doesn't have his own mind. And who will not speak for himself & who can not love me as I am to be loved. I just refuse to! I'm going to know my man loves me with a shadow of doubt. Believe that! I will not have it any other way. :-) Thank you! ...LoL... :-) :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, it was on Nov.15, 2007 when I parted from a marriage. It was Jan. 2008 when I was served my papers. Thank the Lord for that! Since this time this person & I have not once come into contact with one another besides to get the car back while I was at work in the Barber Shop, see thru windows all over the shop & I see 6-7 guys out there messing with the car. What did I do? Do u know? And after that situation was over & I just left the shop, got in the car & told them, "please follow me home! Since all yall wanna be coming up here with all this foolishness!" I actually was trying to keep my cool. I had to go out there though. I was trying to be nice. Up until they keep on & on. So, I decided after the police showed up & left to just. Go inside, get my keys & belongs & I drove home. You talking about mad!? After I cooled off I went back to the shop. The manager told me how my eyes was looking when I looked out at them. I didn't notice it. All I know is I was shocked at it took 6-7 of yall, really to come up to my job with all of this? They never showed up at the house & man, wasn't I mad! You already know who I called to tell about this right here. Paulette will know when I have been pushed to a place no one wants to go. Anyways, on Valentine's Day they pulled something & the car lot got it & he got it back. I wasn't even gonna worry about that right there. It was 1month later, back in Dallas,Tx. Oh, I was the only female working in the Barber Shop with about 7 guys. So, all I can assume is they thought one of them was gonna get involved or something. I don't know but that wasn't the case. Not one of my co-workers got in that. They asked was I okay when I came back in. Me not knowing at the time that my manager, which was an much older man was able to look in my eyes & see I wasn't. I said all of this to say, to avoid any & all misunderstanding over these last 6 yrs. I have just tried to keep myself together (keep my cool). Like, are you serious! Really! Really! For the 1st couple of years I would try to see if he had completed all paperwork & etc. However, each & every phone call got me hotter & hotter til I just stopped. Forget it! It's all good! That's fine the man who wants me, he will have to untie me, if he wants me bad enough. And that's how I looked at it. All I was doing was upsetting myself by just contacting him & trying to be as nice as I could. :-) There u have it!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    LoL!!!!! Ok, let me start over!LoL!!!! Yesterday after dropping Tai off at work. I made it back here. Knowing I had suppose to been & done something for Paulette. So, I had to pick up the phn & let her know I was getting to it right then. It was all good. I did what I told her I would do. LoL!!!! So, I took it on myself to call her back. Lol!!! She said, "Neke, yeah, I can imagine its hard being engaged to a celebrity! (u already know what I said, what u say, Paulette? while we both laughing) Yeah, I can imagine its hard being engaged to a celebrity! Mines think he one or something" lol!!! I said, "yeah, he one! With all them ppl he like to be around him all the time!" We was cracking up! LoL!!! Then she really got me, when she said, "yeah, Ted told Momma on Sunday, "he ain't gonna be surprised if Tyler be at Tai's Graduation!"" Boy, you know, I really cracked up then & I told Paulette, "I did just ask him!" LoL!!! Now she cracking up! Smh... I'm like, y'all think I be playing or something!? She told about, "I know u ain't playing tell my brother in law, ....." something she said! We just still laughing. I told Paulette, "Tyler already know about u, Baby!" She said, "I hope it was...." something! I said, "Girl, you're the sweetest & nicest person a person could meet. And he already know that! And he know u his sister!" She started blushing & saying, "well, u about the only one who think that!" My reply to her was, lol... "And you too about the only one who think that about me! Cause you know me & we know each other!" We both just laughed. :-) You got to keep in mind, Paulette have 2 oldest daughters & 4 sons. :o !!! Each of them have a child or children besides her two youngest sons. :-) By time u have all them, me & mines & other relatives & all Al company over that's a party by itself. Lord, have mercy Jesus... For 28yrs, Lord Jesus! The truth is, if we arrive there & nobody is there that's odd, strange! You start asking where so & so. Or the next day, dude, where were u yesterday. Or do u ever go home? LoL!!! Father God! God is Good! My Brother just stopped calling me, "BISHOP!" LoL!! Or, do Bishop know u doing this or that? Whatever!! It used to make me mad. LoL!!!

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