I needed this today, I am not just saying this, I mean it! A lot of us (gifted people) we think/feel we are doing all of the right things and it still seems like we're still not there(where we desire/think we should be). The Bible says, "faith without works is dead." We put our faith in action and step out on things,however again, seems we're still not there. It can make us feel discouraged, want to throw in the towel, and can also make one question if this is Gods will. Even in the midst of all of that, I still believe in my mind, heart, body and soul, God has not forgotten about me or what He created in me to do. It's just like you stated Tyler, I have been hidden for a purpose! I will continue to remind myself of this each and everytime. Yesterday the Pastor stated, "some of you feel like you're trapped and there is no way out." Just know that's when God has us right where He wants us. It's simple, just Surrender to Him and allow the "Arrested Development" process to take place. I have stopped trying to figure this out because when it is all said and done I/we have to know only He knows the plans He has for us... His plans are to prosper us and NOT to harm us... In the meantime, I will continue to dwell in the secret place of the MOST HIGH! Thank you for helping me this day... May God richly bless and keep you in His perfect peace!!!
I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND this message, but ABSOLUTELY HATE this answer. You would think that being in a dark place for 23-yrs would be long enough, but I can guarantee you that I have learned some things along the way (both good and bad); while others I choose not to face them in their realities. I battle everyday with wanting to be in a much simpler place/space, but too much has since evolved in my life to ever allow me to go back there. I try, but reality always shoves those thoughts to the ground and fear mocks me. I have been torn down and shattered and am now a fragment of who I used to be as an outgoing, energetic, hopeful, confident and strong young woman. [I have been abused, misused and mistreated] I am fragile, weakened, timid and ashamed. I still dream a big dream, but it has gotten dimmed and distorted along the way. I know that I want to do something "BIG" for God, but TOO MANY grande thoughts and aspirations, genuine and sincere want-to-do deeds, keep me totally disorganized. There is not enough "me's" or time in the days to do/be everyone/everything that I want to. The saddest thing of all is that I seem to be helpless and clueless as to how to even begin to get started on even ONE of them.The only thing that I am sure of is that while I have a zillion different ideas, the only thing that I am actually skilled/good at is "LOVE". I don't know how to do anything but [love mankind]. I feel trapped, confused and unproductive. Those things alone can lead to a sense of depression with a feeling of uselessness and worthlessness. Location, financial freedom, higher education, being a female/woman, and married while raising a family, always seem to be hindering factor (in my mind) to me; which is why I thank God (and while they are not women) for the Tyler's, Dr. Martin Luther Kings, Michael Jackson's and President Obama's (because they too all have a story to tell). They seem to have had NO EXCUSES. Why is this so hard for me then? 42-yrs down and 60+ more to go (prayerfully). Why won't He open doors for me when He knows that I am a WILLING WORKER? Although I know that there is nothing too hard for God, when will my time come?
yes you truly are an ispiration to me and i love you so much mr tyler perry i believe my purpose is just to wait on the lord and be encouraged and thanking him for the things i have as well as for the things i dont thank you for being the vessel that god uses to touch peoples lives and hearts i truly believe that oneday our purpose will allow us to connect in the spirit of god to be able to see you standing in the pulpit of kccc where james hassell is the pastor and a very excellent man of god along with his wife lady hassell. I truly hope the hidden purpose will be that you come speak at our church it would be such an honor to have you come to yonkers you are truly a blessed man of god and your presence is truly being awaited upon and i know the annointing of god will just flow from you and in this i truly am confident may god continue to bless you alway u are truly blessed and thanks for all that you have done to be an inspiration in peoples lives
As tons and tons of steel scattered across America, she saw bits and pieces of herself like never before. Faith is an indication that limits were pushed beyond its physical sight. Some things just seem to have more value when its earned ... wisdom.
For me ... For you.
In the mean time prepare and never despise small beginnings. I am appreciative of every small event I have done thus far. GOD is good! I am thankful that you are now exposed to encourage others. GOD bless you with those words!
Thank you again for being a willing vessel for The Lord! I received another answer! Praise Him!!!
needed to hear this God bless you Sir,
THANKS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT. I AM JUST NOW READING BUT IT CAME TO "FOR SUCH A TIME LIKE THIS" (BOOK ESTHER) ALSO I JUST READ YOUR MESSAGE ABOUT REVERSE MOOD (GO CART) THAT WAS RIGHT ON TIME. I AM REALLY GOING THROUGH BUT YOUR MESSAGE INSPIRE ME BY NOT GOING BACKWARD (PAST) I AM TO MOVE FORWARD (FUTURE) I NEEDED THAT. ON TIME WORD. ALSO I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. i AM A WRITER (POEMS,SONGS AND BOOKS) I HAVE A BOOK IN THE PUBLISHER HANDS NOW BEEN THERE SINCE 2001 ( BRENTWOODS PUBLISHER COMPANY). IT BECAUSE OF FEAR. NOW I AM READY AND I'M ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. i JUST READ YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WRITERS AND DIRECTORS. WELL, I'M READY. GOD HAS BLESS ME TO WRITE 9-15 BOOKS IN A YEAR (SHORT STORIES) I ASK FOR 5 IN THE YEAR BUT HE BLESS ME WITH DOUBLE FOR MY TROUBLE. WILL YOU GIVE ME A CHANCE THANK YOU AND BE BLESS. P.S. I WANT TO WRITE A PIECE TO A COUPLE OF YOUR PLAYS. AND AGAIN I HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. I LOVE ALL YOUR WORK. I LOOK AT THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM GOING THROUGH OR IN A BAD MOOD. I JUST PUT IN ONE OF YOUR WORKS AND IT CHANGES THE AIR IM IN AND GIVES ME ENCOURAGEMENT, STYRENGTH TO MOVE ON
Hi! I have a question for you, T. What do we call a person who don't fit in? Maybe they just don't wanna fit. What u think? Anyway, tell my babies I said hello. See them soon. :-) ... (-:
Tyler, thank you so much for sharing the wisdom you've gleaned from your life experiences! I respect the progress you've made in & through the Entertainment business, and truly enjoy your films. Thank you for persevering when you where "being hidden on purpose," and things didn't happen as fast as you would have liked. Because you did, the world is a better place! My mission is to help women to improve their Relationships, know their Worth & experience greater LOVE. You continue to serve as an inspiration to me!
As the old folks say in North Carolina, "Bless yo heart!" That was good to me! Thank you for being an inspiration.
"Thank God most of all", and yes thank you,thank you,thank you. You have a special sweet spirit inside your heart. God be with you and may God continue to Bless you and staff.