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Encouraged by a cell phone

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To all of you that use the cell phone light like I do, I just want to say this.  For me, as I was walking through my dark house trying to get to my bedroom, it was truly an exercise in faith. I could only see the light at my feet. I had to trust that even though I could only see three feet in front of me, if I kept following this light, I would get there.

It reminded me of a scripture in the bible, Psalm 119:105 "The word is a lamp unto my feet and a light into my pathway." Back in those days when people would travel through the night, they would use little lamps that were attached to their feet. The lamp only gave them enough light to see just a few steps in front of them.  As long as they kept moving, they could find their way. If they stopped moving, so did the light.

This moved me because this is how I have lived my entire life. I have always walked by faith. Sometimes there was only a little light, a little hope that kept me moving.  There were so many times that I didn’t know how I was going to make it. So many times I didn’t know where my next meal was coming from, if my hope would be realized or if my dreams would come true. But no matter how dark it got, I kept moving.  That is one of the keys to making your dreams come true. JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

If you’d allow me to, I’d like to challenge you to do more of that this year. Live by faith! No matter what you see happening around you, no matter how dark it may be, follow the lamp at your feet that God provides to us all, no matter who we are.  A small step is still a step forward.

At the top of every year, I stop and go away to reflect. I will usually take out my journal and read over some of the past years and look at all the things God brought me through, no matter how dark the times. What rereading my journal taught me is that there was always a lamp at my feet. I think if you look at your life, you’ll see a lamp too. :-)  If you don’t, look closer. I promise you it's there!

If you’re struggling in any way, financially, school, business, relationships, children, sickness, heartache, I so believe that God will be a light unto your pathway. IF YOU LET HIM!!  Stop looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and look at the light at your feet and you’ll get there.

I hope you remember this every time you use your cell to light a path.  God Bless you in 2012! You can make this your best year yet, through faith.

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  • Pamela J Lee Augusta, GA

    Psalm 27:1, David eloquently states that, "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?" Psalm 27:1, according to ole Mr. Johnson down the street, "The Lord is my light, He's got my front and my back. So, I ain't scared of you. Now get back, Jack!"

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  • latonia jester United States

    I think that was the most en lighting thought that I've read so far this year step out on faith and fol your feet and what God has put in your heart I a so far fro the past and when I try to reread my journals it just makes me laugh at how much I have changed through the faith of God my chapters has change completely and now I know he knows what truly in my heart destination the stars that dwell among us. Thank you, Mr. Perry, I needed that. Latonia Jester

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  • Betselot South Africa

    hey don't think am crazy too but i normally walk through the dark touching that and touching this until i reach to my bed and you made me to realise that after the knocking all around we will get to where we want and God will always be there through out the knocks.

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  • Ignatius Magudya South Africa

    Amen

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  • Terri Kirkland

    Amen

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  • Monica South Africa

    If u made it then I'll make it. Your testimony is what I live on each and every day as we speak it's very dark in my life but there's still small hope that helps me move towards my Dream. To crack a joke this morning i came 2 work with two slices of bread as my lunch that's the only food i have for this day i don't know where will my next meal come from but i know i won't sleep hungry. Keep the good work God entrusted u, we love u....

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  • Mary Wade Mobie,Alabama

    Tyler that was beautiful. I found out yesterday That two of my cousins passed away in 2009. I found out not from family but from the wife of a friend I had found on line after many many years. I was feeling lonely and sad. Feeling like no one cares. Then I read your post and realize that I have been searching and looking at the light at the end of the tunnel instead of the light at my feet to guide me. Tyler, yes I accept your challenge to follow the light at my feet to light my path. One thing I had on my list of things I want to do this year, the first one was to give my problems to God and not take them back. By always looking for the light at the end of the tunnel I have missed a lot of my life. I will follow the light at my feet and watch the path I an taking. My prayer for you is a happy healthy wealthy. 2012. Thank you for entertaining and inspiring us. God bless and keep you from harm.

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  • Nothando Glenda South Africa

    I believe God sends Angels to meet us on our paths and say just what we need to hear to make through the day. I'm not suicidal but I can't help thinking I would be better off dead. I'm in a relationship its been 8yrs we have been customarily married for the last 4yrs we are planning our white wedding for December 2012 yet we can't spend a day without fighting . I don't know what to do we fight over stupid things that are not worth fighting over. Its like tgis spiriyt of destruction has taken over my home . We were a praying family but of late its not going good. Last night my four year old son said let's pray and he just walked out of the room we had been arguing before I don't know whether I should take this as a sign that we should go our separete ways or I should fight to keep my family together I want to fight but I'm loosing hope at an alarming rate. We will apologise to each other only to fight again your message has given me some hope I pray its enough for us to pull through this thank you

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    • boyo Durban,SA #1616322

      devil is a liar!!!

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  • Cecilia Atlanta, Georgia

    Wow Tyler...what an awesome testimony. Thanks. I accept your challenge. Faith is an area that I really need to focus on! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you the best and most prosperous 2012! Cecilia

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  • Bonita North Carolina

    That was very Beautiful, I hope that what was said comes from your heart and not the people who work on your staff...Action speak louder then word to me.

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  • Johnny Johnson SOUTH DAKOTA

    Tyler Perry you just made me realize something. I need to listen to that little voice in the back of my head. I know its GOD telling me what to do, but i'm not listening to it. I don't know why i'm just realizing i need to listen to the voice, but i'm so happy for this message you sent. I'm in a bad situation, but now i know i just need to listen to God and he will take me to ware i need to be. Thank you Tyler, and you are an amazing person. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Megan Brown Chicago

    A new year gives everyone a chance to start fresh. Thank you for reminding us to keep moving forward. It is not always easy to do but if we let the Lord provide the light we will have a path to follow.

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