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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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  • DeEtta West Atlanta, Georgia

    What a wonderful, uplifting, encouraging word to receive this morning. Thanks so much for sharing and for allowing God to use you to be such a blessing to others. May God continue to overtake you with wisdom, peace and long suffering. Continue to walk in power! Do not be moved by what you see or what you feel. Only be moved by the spirit of the living God. He sees you and you make HIS heart smile. Stay blessed......DeEtta West aka Mama D

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  • Grace Virginia

    Thanks for this message, I needed to have it this morning as a reminder that God is true to His word. Peace and blessings.

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  • constance ramusi Pretoria,South Africa

    beautiful,good words of encouragement to begin the weekend....

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  • Elle Marino Nashua, NH

    Turned my iPad on this morning and this is one of the first postings I read. It was enough for me to realize that some of the smaller good deeds I do need to be bigger. Tyler Perry, from the "git go" I sensed someone very different in you.

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  • ARM Lagos, Nigeria

    I am deeply inspired by this story and I think Tyler you should do a movie about this woman and this story. If I have the honour to suggest, I'd call it "Sow A Seed". Everyday, I look within and around me for something I can give because I made it a duty to give something everyday. It may not always be a seed of money or material things. It may be a seed of a smile, a word of comfort/encouragement, a hug or even faith in a person and his course. Whatever the situation, there is always a seed that can be sown. This is what I would want your movie to portray. Thank you once more for sharing this with us. I'd always be a loyal fan. Cheers

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  • marilyn roberson fort worth texas

    Thanks Mr Perry.. I needed to hear that cause I had became so dismayed and hurt by things I had done for others we in vain, I never exspected or asked for anything in return ... But I see thry know my situtation and my back is against the wall...(but God) I recently had a headon collision and came out with minor injuries..(Gods glory inspite of) now my world has been turned upsided down. But to God be the glory...I shall turn my face to the wall and seek God, at this point God is all I have so I know God is all I need, he will send an answer..."God can make away out of no way... But thank you for this this story God Bless You..

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  • Jennifer Atlanta

    Thank you soooo much for posting this. I really needed to read this. I'm Weary in well doing. I just cried out to God this morning in my prayer time. I Know He heard my cry and used you to speak to me. Thank you and God Bless.

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    • Kina #1795340

      IT MAY TAKE AWHILE Thank you 4sharing. I've been very sad this past 2weeks my mother passed & I'm comforted knowing she's in the kingdom of glory. But the sadness is missing her. 2days ago I drop my son off @school & on my way home 2cars collided in front of me. I stop to help. Their was a little girl & her mother. Others stop 2help 2. I covered the little girl in a blanket I had in my car & she sat with me in my car until emergency vehicles arrived. Sadly her mother didn't survive. My pain 4losing my mom didn't matter so much because my heart hurts 4this little girl whom I can only imagine is hurting much more. I plan to get in touch with her & her family to give my condolences & hopefully let her know that although I'm a stranger I understand & maybe God place me by her side 4a reason.

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  • christi nyc

    In tears...I needed to hear that right now. Thank you more than you know.

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  • Michele-Rene

    y Uuuuuu make MeCryyyyyyy ...y? missU-_-TYLER ... LoveU*2^_^i*DU

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  • Dee Alabama

    Thanks so much for that. I really needed to hear that. I know it is true, but sometimes you just need to hear it again, especially when you feel that you are not appeciated no matter what sacrifices you make for others--I realized it is not about me, but everyone wants to be appreciated. Now, here I go, going on and on. Well, anyway. Thanks so much for the message. I so needed that encouragement today. Have a Blessed Day Tyler.

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  • Ndumi Johannesburg

    I was almost moved to tears, GOD bless you Tyler!!

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  • Chewrita Memphis, TN

    Thank you Tyler. As the commentor, Tomorra, stated "It is amazing how God works." Yet for me it calls to attention how much I have slacked in that area over the years. All I cared about AT ONE TIME was doing good deeds. Periodically I do some volunteer work, but certainly not enough. I pray a lot for those who are homeless and I give when I can yet I know more can be done by me. The Lord has certainly convicted me on this morning and I truly love Him for that. He is so amazing in my life. Yes if you sow a good seed you will truly reap a fruitful harvest. Amen....

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