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Guard Your Heart and Mind

If you can get this, this will change your life… I was out taking my morning run. I love how still it is when I’m running. I can hear clearly and really commune with God. I wanted to share this with you. It’s a lesson I had to learn.

One of the keys to success is to be able to guard your heart. Now, usually when someone says guard your heart they are talking about keeping yourself from heartbreak. Although that is important (as long as you don’t go overboard... but that’s another conversation) that isn’t what I’m talking about. When we are born into this world we enter with such a pure heart but as we grow older situations, circumstances and people tend to make us change. Now I know it is nearly impossible to keep a childlike innocence in our hearts all of our lives, especially after people have betrayed, lied, mistreated and downright been the devil. Trust me when I tell you, I have seen it all. I have been there big time. If you’re like me you’ve been there too. But if this is your situation I want you to know two very important things about those moments of heartbreak. Number one, learn the lesson in it. See how it will work together for your good, because it will. Once you do, it’s easier to forgive and move on. Secondly, and this is just as important as the first one, you must not let that person or people change your heart. What do I mean by that? Well, if you are a giver and someone you have given to misuses your gift, don’t stop giving… just give to someone else. If you are a person that loves people and someone you love hates you, don’t stop loving… love someone else. Eventually, you will find people who appreciate your kindness and your love. Remember this, lots of people have been conditioned to not be able to accept purity of heart. They can’t take it in. Most times it’s not even their fault. It’s just what has happened to them on their journey in life. But don’t let them turn you into one of them. There will be a lot of people in your life who will not appreciate your pureness of heart. If they hurt you don’t stop being you… just be you with someone else.

Why is this so important? Because God blesses you according to what is in your heart. If you are being kind, giving, loving and sharing because it is in your heart and you are not looking for anything in return, then that is a heart that God wants to bless. If you change who you are because you’ve been hurt, then you’ve changed the thing that God wants to bless you according to, and that is your heart. The people who hurt you are not worth that. You can lose everything that you have, but don’t let anybody change your heart.


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  • Joan Blair Studio City, CA

    That's beautiful, Tyler. Thanks for sharing. I find myself in this situation often and am challenged to react to peoples' inability to accept love. I even give my time to help my students with their acting careers and some of them can't accept it. I see that it IS because some people don't know how to handle a person with an open heart. But, we mustn't react and close ourselves off. Love will always conquer if we don't give up.

  • Mary

    I am in tears right now because this really hit home. I know God has blessing for me, but so much hurt has left me confused and lifeless. I seek but I do not find, I cry out but the silents is like a knife in my heart.

  • Yadira Pressley Williston SC

    I sure did needed this. Thanks for letting God use you. Continue to be blessed and a blessing to others.

  • Rebecca Detroit mi

    I know this messages was gods way of telling me to let go and let god that my worries are not mine and this battle is his and he is my comforter my healer my provider and my source when I have none i am ever so great full to have god in my life and for him to provide people and words to me in my time of need thank you for sharing this because I have added to my motivation and strongness within myself for today and many more to come thank u Tyler again and praise god for his grace and mercy on my life yours and our family and friends pray for me as I pray for you!

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  • Briana Clearwater

    That was right on time for me. Thank you Tyler Perry :) -Briana Kimbrough-

    • James L. Kinston N.C. #1737870

      Thank you for the wisdom, much needed in my life right now, I let God be my center but the people that I love don't love me the same way so you have help me to move on in life, may God keep on blessing you with that gift that help other...

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