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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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  • Kim Moody Smyrna, TN

    Thank You!

  • Gwen Bridgeport, CT

    Very inspiring!

  • maureen lagos ,nigeria

    Thanks tyler! Its more of a blessing to give rather than receive.. May the almighty continue to keep us and give us opportunities to give As much as we can, selflessly n truly.

  • Val Crowdis Canada

    Thanks for that beautiful story. Val

  • Greg Boston, Ma

    Thank you for that.

  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    P.S. but T, what about when I be EXPECTING my phone call? And if I got to wait any longer then I'm not gonna keep on expressing myself. I might will cause its you! I don't know. We'll just have to wait & see. Who KNOWS?! :-) And I just rolled my eyes! FYI! :P :o !!!! LOL! :-) I LOVE YOU! :-)

  • Nerissa Montserrat

    Even though it tarries, wait for it. Great motivation today Tyler P.

  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Good Morning Tyler! And thank you, too! It's Friday, & what do u have for us to do today? Now, keep in mind, its taking away from your time, but at the same time its giving you some of my time. However, you like it. Whatever you feel. I trust u know best. And I'm thrilled to see & hear you this Friday morning. You already know deep down inside I'm happy, too! :-) Due Time! As long as you know, ALL I WANT IS YOU! You will be just what the Dr, Ordered. LoL... I had to say that. :-) Alright, I'm feeling better. :-) I love you T! With your serious self. Lord Jesus help me! ...LoL... :-) We going to have a Happy Friday T! Song: Love and Happiness! Lol... :-) !!!!

  • Claribel United Kingdom

    I shed a few tears while reading this.i was in need of some encouragement.thak you for allowing God to speak and encourage his people through you.God Bless you.

  • Chloe NC

    Thanks, Tyler.

  • Joan Nelson Illinois

    Those words in story are words of encouragement and faith for me to continue to be the person I am, though I mask my true feelings of anguish for the next person God said "your labor shall not be in vein" I thank you Mr Tyler Perry for allowing yourself to be a vessel of Gods truth today.

  • Jennifer Milwaukee

    I have learner that with God all things are possible. I work hard as a plus size model, singer, and actress. At times I find myself praying all day Lord remove these obstacles, make my path straight, and get thy behind me Satan. God has blessed me and I pray that he continues. I will do his biding and work the way he has instructed me always. Amen.

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