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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.

Tyler

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  • Pamela Stowers Anderson, SC

    Awesome, I always tell people continue to be who you are and let people be who they are. I told my daughter if you are a giver don't let people make you change that b/c they have abuse your giving just give to others who will appreciate & also when you give it don't say it is going to come back to you from the hands that you gave to. I love to give and help others so just continue to give and it will come back to you press down shaken together men will give into your bosom. Thanks b/c I knew that I was telling her right & this confirms it. God is so good and I thank God that I stumbled upon this n***** ( your website).

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  • Ishaq Zimbabwe

    strong words to live by. thanks Tyler. I'm going through a change phase in my life and its nice to be reminded that you don't have to change much. Good "change" is from God

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  • Michele Zimbabwe

    God bless you Tyler...You have opened my eyes and my heart. I used to let people hurt me so much but your words will guide my heart and mind. Thank you!

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  • Dale Gretna LA

    Continue to appreciate the wisdom given you from above and you won't go wrong......so proud of you

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  • Khaista Diamond Antigua and Barbuda

    I get it. Thank You Mr. Perry you've just helped me make a decision in my life. (Thumbs Up)

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  • Geraldine Iquo Okon Abuja,Nigeria

    Mr Tyler,thanks for this Wonderful message. Sometimes your messages are very good that I can't help but Wonder if you are a real Human being. Are u for real? But I know Good is a Great & Wonderful God who knows how to place a Special Angel like you to be an encouragement & a Hero to uplift people who are not too strong like me. Thanks Mr Tyler for being there ffor me. God bless you.

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  • Renee Indiana

    First I just want to tell you think you for being you. This message and comments have help me alot I was at the point where do I go now and through your words you have help me more than you think. I just want to say thank you very much and have a bless day...

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  • MONICA M. SMITH 837 JOURDAN AVE.

    ALEX CROSS OCTOBER 19, 2012 I'll be @ the movies that day or night GOOD LUCK TYLER PERRY!!!!!!!

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  • Paulette Chappill San Francisco

    I read this and I just experience something like this. But I have learned quite a bit from moving on and forgiving. I talk to my father and he gives me the needed signs. I have always given, loved unconditionally and the devil has always tried me on this. I just keep right on giving and loving but in the direction that he guides me to. So I know what you are saying is very much the truth and what one has to come to grips with or they will always be hurt or disappointed. My mother always said "do what you are suppose to do and do not worry about the other person cause God has it in his hands". I think she knew what she was talking about. I am a professional singer, dancer and actress so I have had a lot of users come at me but I now see them before they get here. Thank you for word on this. Paulette P.S. See me on facebook.

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  • Demeara Mississippi

    Wow….. Ok, I agree. It’s easier said than done…. The world is cold and it’s hard to keep a pure and loving heart. I often sit back and wonder have people always been this way? So many lies, deceit, hate, jealousy and anger everywhere I turn. It seems like it gets worse every day! I am a good person with a giving and loving heart, but everybody’s not like me. When I give unconditionally, because I feel it on my spirit to do so and people take advantage of my kindness, it puts me in a quiet place. I guess I should explain why I say that. When my mother was on her death bed I made up my mind that I was going to put everything on hold to take care of her. I didn’t care what I had to do she was my main focus. I was going to quit school and all of the extra community projects that I was working on to take care of her every need. I spent countless days and nights at the hospital by her side allowing the doctors to do all these operations on her to make her get better-she didn’t, and then it hit my spirit. She was ready to go! My mom passed on Nov 22, 2011 and telling the doctors to take her off of life support was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. I can’t even explain the overwhelming sadness I felt and still feel! After she died the Lord started dealing with me and gave me a better understanding of why she left. I have purpose on my life- I can’t quit… My heart is in the community and if I can’t give back or do something to make a person in need life better, I have no happiness, but situations, people’s deceit and greediness is taking a toll on me! I’m struggling trying to stay afloat. Every night I lay down I pray for God to continue to keep my heart humble and pure-I don’t want my mother passing to be in vain. I really needed this-You just don’t know…. Thank you so so so so much Mr.Perry. -Demeara

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  • Pauline BRONX NEW YORK

    TYLER GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO DO WHAT YOU DO BEST, AND TO INSPIRE PEOPLE AS YOU GO ALONG. HOPE WE STAY IN TOUCH LOVE YOUR WORK THE MADEAS AND NO MADEA IT IS GOOD I SEE EVERY LAST ONE OF UR MOVIES AND ALL THE PLAYS I WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN , I EVEN GET THE OPPERTUNITY OF MEETING A MEMBER OF ONE OF UR CAST FROM THE MADEA FAMILY REUNION. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS AND GOD BLESS U CONTINULLY.

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  • Anne Kamukazi Kampala, Uganda.

    Wow, this is so true. i was fighting with something like this. i was trying to forgive and let go of some people and what they did to me and the devil he is a liar. he told me i was foolish and stupid for being so open, trusting, loving and all that because i am one of those people where it is everything or nothing at all with me. i go all out when i love, when i give, when i trust. anyway when i was struggling with all this and thinking i was so stupid to even believe in people and what they said, i heard the voice of the Lord in my heart.. he said to me " you don't have a problem. just because u have met people that haven't appreciated you or the gift of your heart doesn't mean you have a problem. one day you will meet people who do but just don't let the devil in and get bitter." That was like the best message ever and iam glad i didn't turn dark or bitter or cold. i am still a giver and a lover..I have HOPE above all.

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