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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.

Tyler

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  • Ms Platinumice Greensboro, NC

    Your comment has showed me to keep being who I am. I've wanted to give up on being nice and giving to people because of those who take advantage of my kindness. Now I know that I must keep on giving, just giving to someone else. Also I would like to add that giving comes in so many ways. People always assume that it's money or gifts. You can give of yourself, with your time and efforts to help someone that just needs some help. Amen

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  • pretty botswana

    just the words i needed to hear on this day. thanks. God bless you.

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  • Priscilla Georgia

    Words of wisdom, thank you.

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  • Pastor Julia Neufeld Portland, OR

    Dear Brother Perry, I was tremendously blessed by your 'Guard Your Heart.' As a pastor, a female, white female, who sings like an African American person, entrenched in Black Gospel, born raised in New Orleans, LA... now transplanted in the Pacific Northwest.... It's as you described. And to boot, my middle name is Darlene... It means 'keep your heart with all diligence, out of it flow the issues of life, as proverbs states. This ministered to me - and I'd love to receive more to recharge my life, so include me on the elist. Oh sir, I love you're work, I pray for you each time I think of you, see your name etc, your work on film, in community. May you continue to be used for the glory of the Most High God. May your life be continually an overflow and outworking of the Creator, Our Father's blessings. Pastor Julia Neufeld “I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health.”

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  • DELORES Memphis, TN

    Tyler Thank YOU!! for those kind words.Its so hard to give when so many people take from you.I get so frustrate sometimes that.I tell myself i am not going too help anyone.I am going to do for ME! ME! ME! but it never end up like that.Tyler i dont have the best JOB,the best home or stay in the best neighborhood.(BUT IM BLESSED)!!!! I have a JOB!! a ROOF!! over my head and a peace of MIND!!.Tyler i dont have much but i still help someone in need. Their are people that look down on me because or where i live and work.Well you know what i want to say too them right but i am a LADY for right now.Happy birthday Tyler love ya

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  • narsiadet malindi kenya

    thanks tyler i really needed that.i copy pasted it on my facebook page

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  • Georgian Walker Jacksonville, Fl

    I read your message: "Guard Your Heart and Mind" when I needed inspiration the most. I was really, really in a down mood because I am a giving person and always trying to help others in my spiritual life and my love life. Look like when you are down there is no one you can count on. I have been following you ever since talking to you behind stage in Jacksonville, Fl. after the end of your "I know I've Been Changed" Play. My only regret is the picture you sent me got destroyed when I had to move because of damages to my home, this was before you became such a big hit. A smile always come to my face when I think about meeting and talking to you in person and how nice you were, after the play when you played the part of Joe. I love you Tyler and I am so proud of you! Happy Birthday! GaBW

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  • Michelle Julia Kerekes Ontario, CANADA

    WOW!!! Sooo....today my journey began to find out who is this interesting man (YOU) who makes these brilliant movies that moved me beyond words. Then I actually had the opportunity to write you and thank you. Yeah, I know I've lived underneath a rock for the past decade. Ha! Ha! I honestly can not articulate what I've discovered or read currently on your website...sort of like Christmas of the mind and soul. Now I read this. I so needed to read this today Tyler. Thank you for this beautiful gift. I think you may possibly be our generation Shakespeare. Just saying!

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  • MURPHY BENNETT LOS ANGELES

    TYLER PERRY, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT !! BEEN THERE DONE THAT TWICE BEFORE I REALIZED I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TRUST AND LOVE SOMEONE IN THIS LIFE. SO I STARTED LETTING GO AND PLAYING IT BY FAITH !! I'VE MET SOME INTERESTING PEOPLE BUT NOT ABLE TO FIND THE ONE FOR WHOM I WOULD COMMIT. IT'S BEEN A WHILE BUT IM GOOD WHERE I AM AT THIS TIME !! IM OUTGOING,LOT'S OF FUN AND IM SPONTANEOUS. I ENJOY LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH,LONG DRIVES TAKING IN VARIOUS SIGHT'S.MY LIFE HAS BECOME VERY LAID BACK AND SOMEWHAT PRIVATE.I FELL WHEN THAT SPEACIAL PERSON COMES INTO MY LIFE I WILL DEFINITELY KNOW !!I FEEL SO GOOD GIVING AND HELPING FROM THE HEART, TO ME THERE'S KNOW BETTER FEELING ! LIFE AND LOVE ARE BEAUTIFUL . IT BASICALLY DEPENDS ON OUR FAITH,RESPECT AND CHOICES !!HERE I AM A YOUNG SIXTY-FOUR YEAR OLD WHO DEFINITELY KNOWS WHAT IS GOOD FOR ME FOR SURE !! I LOVE YOU TYLER PERRY FOR WHO YOU ARE. YOUR CREATIVE ABILITIES,SHARING, CARING,AND THAT GIVING NATURE OF YOURS.I'VE ALWAYS SAID IF I CAME INTO ALOT OF MONEY I WOULD BUY A BUILDING TO FEED AND HOUSE THOSE IN NEED !! I ASK GOD TO GIVE ME HEALTH AND STRENGTH SO I MAY HELP SOMEONE ELSE. MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND GOD BLESS

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  • Judy Bahamas

    Truer words have never been spoken, its indeed a lesson worth learning, take it personal and then wisely make application to your life. you can only be better for it, though it not easy it's worth it to keep a pure heart free from the contamination of hurt and pain. believe me its worth it.........Tyler what an awesome word. That right there is real taawlk Love it

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  • karl Williams new york

    Tyler I like your comment very much. like you I have given to friends, family and people I just think deserve it. I have seen things in my life that change the way I love and laugh and I am still breathing and giving whenever I can. Love you movies and sitcoms and may god bless you always.

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  • Sherri Braley Chattanooga, TN

    The day I received this message on my phone I felt as though this message was meant for me. I have been on an emotional roller coaster for the past three years and this came at the most opportune time. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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