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It May Take A While

It's funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn't have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, "You don't have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you."

I couldn't stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn't even think that I remembered her. It's funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I'm glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn't know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I'm saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have... time, money, love, help, whatever it is... if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don't be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don't notice, it doesn't matter. If they don't acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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  • Mary J. Jackson Richmond, VA

    Dear Tyler,. I just read your e-mail, "It May Take a While," and I cannot tell you how emotional I became. I had to read it to my husband. I read the message before letting him know who it came from. You are a blessing to many. The beauty of your life and how I underatand you is you have not forgotten where you came from and you seem to always put God first. It is amazing how God led you to find the woman who helped you twenty years ago. He had you to contact her right on time. You had no idea her house was in the processs of foreclosure. That is what it means when we say, "God stepped in right on time," or "He's an on time God, yes He is!" We are looking forward to seeing your next movie, "Temptation." I am going to suggest our Couples Ministry from church go as a group to see it. You're in my prayers and I am sure God will continue to bless you as you continue to bless others. With Peace and Blessings!

  • not gonna say. just a fan. Houston

    Thanks for the morning pep talk coach. My mom would call what you've described as the boomerang blessing. I believe in her boomerang blessing theory. If you give out mean,hateful, and evil actions to other, you will get that in return. Thanks for another reminder of my mother's love. Sometimes I think she is telling you what to say from heaven. Lol! Or maybe your mom just taught u the same things my mom taught me. Because I care, T Btw....got the dvd...and "liked" u as the avenging hero. Buuuuut, I still " love" you when u are being funny. (And not just as Madea. Uncle Joe is actually my fav)

  • doris singleton sumter, south carolina

    Thank You for those encouraging words.

  • Mary Missouri

    Thank you so very much for sharing this Tyler! Its right on!

  • JANE Worcester

    Thank you Tyler that is a very good story God bless you am happy to know you have not forgotten me this is the time i need your help where are you Tyler?keep me in prayers as well as i do your stories are very inspiring keep it up and never give up on doing well stay blessed.

  • Marilyn North Carolina

    Such a beautiful testimony. I don't believe it was a coincidence that you thought about that lady during during that specific time. I believe that God will align heaven and earth at the exact time to bless those who remain faithful to Him and His Word. There is nothing impossible with God! Every morning during my prayers, I tell God "yes to You and to Your will for my life today before I even knowwhat you will have me do". This prayer has led me on a journey of blessing and doing amazing things for people that I would have hesitated doing in my past. I know my treats is coming when I need it most, but for more I'm just glad to do something for God because He's done so much for me. God bless you!

  • Madea Fan Ky

    Hi Tyler that was a wonderful uplifting story. I've seen you talkk shows and know your story and you only had two options, to do good in the world or be a thug on the streets? You accomplished much more. I'm in Ky not Hollywood or that's my excuse? I'm bipolar manic manic depressive have been most my life only found out 11/09. I just wanted you to know when I watch your movies it takes me to different place? A happy place with no worries. Madea is funniest character ever thought of. I enjoy your movies over and over and over. You just can't make them fast enough? In your next movie or next movie could you do something regarding mental illness? It's not funny to have this illness, but I think you could work it into humor without offending? I would be honored to play that part? How could I get a role lol. Please hurry with your next movie?? I need some laughter? Best wishes and God Bless you.

  • Eniola

    Ps. 30:5...."weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning". One of my favorite Bible verses of all time and I am even more encouraged when I see this play out in someone's life. Beautiful story of how God took you from grass to grace,what's more beautiful is that like that one man out of 10 lepers, you are still in a mode of thanksgiving through your good deeds and acts of kindness. You understand the power of giving unlike some other "rich" people in America who do it for "charity", note my quotations, because I believe its not, for the most part, from a genuine place. I also believe that you are rich when you get the concept of giving because then you understand that your money is for a bigger purpose than....I'm going save my comment here:-) Glad you found the woman that helped you so many years ago because now you get to feel how she felt. Happy..other than just making the reciever of one's kindness happy, I have come to learn that there is soooo much joy and fulfillment that accompanies that simple act.I only wish, hope and pray that people could understand that giving is one of the best medicines in life, especially when one is filled and led by the Spirit to do so. All the best!

  • Bidemie Lagos

    WOW!!! It's just amazing. God bless you sir.

  • Kathy Orlando, FL

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. God bless you always!

  • Madichaba Cape Town, South Africa

    Your story is a living testament to many people out there to sow the seed of hope and love, I would love for my teenage boy to read a biography in a comic format by yourself, he will learn life lessons! I've assisted a few young girls, empowered them with skills and knowledge. Today they're successful and I'm proud that I contributed something towards their better livelihood, I know God is Blessing me everyday of my life. Keep on inspiring the World and may your heart and soul stay in tune with God's purpose for your life cos you already fulfilling it! Thank you, I'm your biggest fan!

  • Angela NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Wow......what a BEAUTIFUL story......!!!! I am a hard working woman and always WORKED for what I have and times do get hard........but when I see people standing on the corner holding up signs trying to get a few dollars .....I dig right in my purse and help them........I feel that EVERYONE HAS A STORY......and a reason they are the way they are.....and I DO NOT JUDGE PEOPLE for being that way. We don't know what bricks or stones were thrown their way.....we don't know how they were raised if they had a mother or father......BLESSED ARE THE POOR AND MEEK FOR THEY SHALL SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!! and that to me is the GREATEST BLESSING OR RICHES IN THE WORLD AND I HOPE TO ONE DAY SEE THE FACE OF JESUS!!!! You have been there and now are blessed and to SHARE your BLESSINGS is your way to the KINGDOM!!!!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!!