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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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    Good Morning, Thank you for that Word this morning I needed to hear that. It was confirmation of a conversion I had last night about why I give and help others that it do not matter because I give from the heart not looking for anything in return I give as unto GOD.So I thank you and GOD Bless.

  • Ebru

    Hi Mr. Perry, Love your story ...... thanks for sharing.... Have you ever consider to make this story as a book for the little kids? Because I will tell this story to my 3 years old son . It would be great if I read this story with a book by looking at the pictures together :).......

  • Sarah Mansaray 118parkway Dr, fairburn GA.

    Hi Mr. Perry I am happy to hear from you today because signup on this page to receive your messages I never thought you will be so open about your life to me, so I am glad you are even more board then I thought. Mr. Perry I don't know if my post is going to be view by you but I will really love to meet you. I am a Liberian girl who wish to follow her dreams of beening an actress but don't know where to stsrt accept i can't get you off my mind and it like this "if I have to follow this dream of mine it has to be with Mr. Perry because he is the only person I can trust right now" please help me Mr. Perry I am counting on you and I problem not to disapoint you sir. I pray that God touch your heart for me.

  • Veronica Mccrae Fayetteville ga

    Hi Tyler, I got chillls just reading your passage. I can remember a time that I gave to a mother and her daughter. I work in TJMAXX and I was putting out the new christmas shipment. I over heard them privately discussing how they were going to be able to get a gift for the younger girl's classmate (because they had pulled names at school), also the mother was talking about buying her husband something (he was at home with a injured back and he was out of work). This lady walked over to my co-worker to ask if we could hold a $5.00 mens shirt for her until she got paid at the end of the week and my co-worker told her "NO". It appeared that they only had a limited amount of money that they were working with. Well, I have been in both of those situations. I have been a little girl that was unable to give a gift when my class pulled names and I also have been a statistic of a closed down job. I don't have alot but I felt drawn to do something. I stop what I was doing and quietly walked over and gave from my heart. Needless to say, she thanked me over and over again. A coworker witness me doing this and said although it was a nice gesture, we don't make enough to help everyone that comes in with a sob story. I told her that I didn't want anyone to witness me doing that because I was just glad that I was able to do something that I nightly pray for and that is to be on the giving end and not always the recieving end. Keep up the good work and I'm proud of you!

  • Shamika Dallas, TX

    Thank you for this encouragement. I, too, am a testament that if you faint not God will harvest that which you've sowed into good ground. I was blessed this week to pay off my car, received a promotion and a raise at work, and was offered a position at another company that pays more than what I make with my raise. God is great and greatly to be praised! By the way I bought both DVDs that came out this week and I love them!

  • Marletta Priscilla Fomby flowery Branch Georgia is a long way away from Michigan, right, but i like it, God is working on me..........

    God Ty You don't know the head space I was in. I was in denial of my mother's passing. She passed feb 12 but they prounced her gone on feb 13 2012. She is my bestfriend, and everything I told her of my plans are on course but what am I to do when they all come too and pass, I was thinking so hard about it and I cried and I dreamed of her. I said everyone needs a place to call home. My father and mother were murded but are in a better place. Here in this world is the people who took them from me for the love of another. They took my loves away or did they. I have them in me and that gaves me more power to love even harder. So for their selfiness I gained out of this world unconditional love. All I ever wanted to do was take care of my parents, I went to the medical field to prepair for their wisdom age. I have won that as well my heavenly father has the upper hand and released us. So you see what was meant to hurt me really made me stronger, my worst nightmares had gone away and placed in my heart for the good. No one can take away what is mine by fivine right. I am not alone, for I am love and have even more to give to the world, listen to me, hear my story, walk through the pain and recieve this love that the father has given to you through me. You all be blessed because if you don't feel loved, know that you are loved in more than one way.

  • P. A. Louisiana

    Very touching story. Who knew that she would be blessed in that way. You were in need when she came through for you and she was in need at the very moment that you came through for her. Sounds like God to me.

  • Casey Gift Nyambe Ndola, Zambia

    I am faced with that decision to sow that 'invaluable' seed into my students' every day and how I wish I could reach out to all of them. Thank you so much for sharing this principle. I have also learnt that life happens one day at a time. God bless you Tyler.

  • Bill Reagan sevierville,Tn.

    ...follow the spirit of God doing whats in your heart..what an awesome feeling...where He leads He provides...

  • Natalie chicago

    This truly blessed me your test is now your testimony. That is why I love you because you encourage people to walk in their purpose. You encourage people to give more and the givers that their gift of giving does not go unnoticed. Thanks for sharing and as my 4yr old would say.... She is so full of personality and would love to be in one of your projects. :) Thanks

  • Dennis Waldrop Murray, KY

    Thanks brother. I really needed that today. I thank God for how he as used you and I pray our Lord Jesus will continue to bless you to be a blessing to others!

  • Natalie Chicago

    This story or Testimony truly touch me because your test is truly your testimony you just used it to help someone give more and encourage those who give. That is why I love you because of the things you do from the heart. God bless you! As my 4yr old would say.... (watch 9s video:) She's is so full of personality and would love to be in one of your movies :) Luv Ya, Keep walking in your purpose.

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