T. D. Jakes Quotes

Stop watering things that were never meant to grow in your life. Water what works, what's good, what's right. Stop playing around with those dead bones and stuff you can't fix, its over...leave it alone! You're coming into a season of greatness. If you water what's alive and divine, you will see harvest like you've never seen before. Stop wasting water on dead issues, dead relationships, dead people, a dead past. No matter how much you water concrete, you can't grow a garden.

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God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing

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There are people who can walk away from you... let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you... Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over.

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If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.

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Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.

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Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!"

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When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.

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Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.

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When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.

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Not everyone will be happy when you begin to better yourself. Those who are for you will not just celebrate in your triumphs, but they will also pray with you through your tribulations.

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Real value isn’t in what you own, drive, wear or live. The greater value is found in love and life, health and strength, friends and family!

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Come hell or high water you will never take me back to the place I was before. I have been through too much to let life whoop me again. My faith is stronger than it's ever been, my mind is more tenacious than it's ever been, my soul is more absolute.

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God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.

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Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers. The antidote for a snakebite is made from the poison, and the thing that made you go backward is the same force that will push you forward.

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You can't be who you are going to be and who you used to be at the same time.

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God is a businessman. He is not going to do business with someone who shows no sign of potential return. He invests in people who demonstrate an ability to handle what He has given them.

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Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level.

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As much as it pleases God to bless you, there will be moments when everything you try goes up in smoke. There will be moments when the one you counted on most walks away and leaves you groping through blinding tears and wailing questions of why. Plans and goals can be circumvented by the most disappointing of times, leaving you learning the art of patience and the acceptance of a denied request.

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If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.

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If you dont like the way your life is going, redesign it. Redeem the years you lost. Restore your vision, revive your passion for living, and reclaim what was dormant inside of you. I cannot give you the dream but I can give you the tools to reach the dreams you have inside.

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You don't know how much you've grown- until trouble comes back for an encore.

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You don't even have to be the one praying, but if you get around somebody who really know how to pray-prayer will lift you when you've fallen, prayer will catch you when you've lost your grip, prayer will stop you from going overboard, prayer will bring you out!

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Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.

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If you don’t find a way to love a flawed person, secretly you’re teaching yourself that you are not lovable because of your flaws.

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There are some fires you can't get out of- you've got to go through the fire - you've got to go through the flood - you've got to go through the test - you've got to go through the struggle that you might decrease and he might increase.

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You cannot change what you will not confront.

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God's not going to promote you because you have a dream, He's going to promote you because you've maximized where you are so now you're ready to go to the next level.

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You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history.

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God's grace and mercy have brought you through. Quit acting as if you made it on your own.

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Nobody wants somebody who wants them for what they have or the position their in- you want somebody who wants you for you. In case it all goes crazy and it all turns to dust. I want somebody who loves me in the welfare line, eating gumbo, eating fish,black eyed peas and rice. I want somebody that loves me. God wants you to love him, not his cars, not his house, not his blessing- love him.

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Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It's the same in the Spirit. People who don't understand God's timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don't get His rhythm - and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.

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Somebody is n the hospital begging God for the opportunity u have right now. Step into your moment.

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Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.

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A lot of can't deal with life because they lack the patience to become who they want to be.... Everything happens by process. If you don't go through the process to get it, you don't have the power to keep it.

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Stress and worry is a residual of relying on yourself and being your own god, in control of everything. Worship allows us to rely on God's power to steer us through life.

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You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look

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Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.

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God will give you anything as long as you understand that he is the primary and not the secondary.

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When God blesses you, don't let no devil in hell move you out of your place of blessing!

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We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.

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No matter where you are in life right now, know this: God put you on this earth to fulfill the promise He has predestined for your life.

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If you can disappoint yourself as much as you love yourself and you still manage to disappoint yourself then why are you shocked when other people that you love disappoint you.

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God gives you the resources for success. But it is up to you to recognize them and use them to their fullest.

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There is no room for God in a mind that's full of self.

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Some of the best people with whom you can have a relationship are the people who challenge your thinking.

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You must realize that if you are going to reach the heights you have been called to reach, you may elicit some criticism from those who are jealous, petty or angry because they were left behind.

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There’s something you learn from helping other people with their dreams that prepares you for your own.

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The most dangerous thing in the world is to have no purpose.

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Isn't it funny how something that will later be a blessing can be a curse if you get it too soon.

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There is a higher power, a higher influence, a God who rules and reigns and controls circumstances and situations that are beyond your area and realm of authority.

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