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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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  • Viviana Jersey City, NJ

    Good Day Mr. Perry: I am really excited and can't wait to see your new movie Temptation; I have two questions for you: 1) Does the release or making of this movie has anything to do with the Chinese Year of the Snake or is it a mere coincidence? 2) Have you given any consideration to Ellen's movie proposal "Sisters from another Mista" ? and I you have..could you please include Sofia Vergara in it. I must confess to you that my guilty pleasure is to spend Sunday afternoon watching youtube videos of Ellen and Sofia and They always make me laugh so hard that just the thought of having Madea , Ellen and Sofia in a cast, well, I think that would be just plain hilarious lol. God Bless! Viviana

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  • Jocelyn Marie Florissant, MO

    Good Evening Mr. Perry, I am so looking forward to seeing your movie, Temptation. I just love your messages of valuing each person God has assigned in our lives to perfect and mature us. I do think this message will be well received. I am hoping you can call and wish me a Happy Birthday. I have had a tough week, and it would really make my day to hear your voice . Now, I know you are a VERY busy man, so if I do not hear from you, I promise to have a blessed day anyways. I will be celebrating with my children and my new internet boyfriend. I hope we all just get along. This new age dating is risky but fun. I hope you have a wonderful premier of Temptation. See you at the movies on Good Friday!

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  • Mariela Curacao Willemstad-N.A.

    ... speechless.. i'm broken hearted right now. my boyfriend left me 1 week ago for his ex.. reading this made me cry. cause i helped him so much and he pay me back by hurting me bad. but i guess i don't have to hate the world for what he has done to me. i just have to keep on moving and be the helpfull/ caring and lovely girl i am.

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  • Nana Shembe South Africa

    wow that mouthfull...

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  • Ja' nett Jacksonville, FL

    Hi Tyler. I too was homeless at one time in my life after an electrical fire in my apartment so my son and I slept on the bus and in my car, we bathed in the hospital vacant rooms and ate what we could get to eat. I was a special needs school bus driver for 23 years and got injured on the job and my job refused to send me to a nuerologist so I had to continue working because I needed the bus for housing as well as my job to support my son and I so I drovr that bus by the power of God until I could no longer hold my head up.I had 3 attorneys for wc and neither one got me medical care or lost wages so I filed for disability in 2004 the first attorney held my case for a year and ahalf then he told me if it was him he would try to wait one more year needless to say I couldn't give up because I was in a situation where the disc in my neck had swollen to the size of plums so I prayed and asked God to send me an angel to guide md through this task because I couldn' t give up this job was also my therapy because in 1986 I lost 2 kids in a near drowning accident and they were over medicated at the hospital and died from cardiac arrest so this position as a special needs driver helped me to cope with the lost of my kids because I treated them with dignity and respect. I had very severely handicap kids that I transported to school daily sometimes the treach would come out of one of the kids throat and I would have to keep them calm until help arrived but when I felt that I could not lift my head and be the chauffeur that they onceI had to give it up and to this day I receive phone calls from my parents asking when will I be ahle to return but I am not able to return and that hurts me more than you could imagine. I have neck, Left Shoulder, Left Hip and Lower Back injuries and spinal stenosis has set in and because I had to wait until 2010 to have my neck fusion surgery and in a few weeks I will be having my back surgery because I keep falling andI am in a lot of pain I still lift my head to the hills from whense cometh my help.Becayse my job is playing rushin roulette with the system lying that tgey did wc and I have had to go several times to prove that they haven't. Then I am so mad once I make it back home I pop one of your movies in the blue ray player and once it is played through to the end I am back to my calm self again but still in severe pain because all I could afford is a walker. Tyler please keep up your good works and keep those movies coming because the help me so much while I am trying to heal . MAY GOD SHINE UPON YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE AND LET YOUR LIGHT KEEP SHINING MY BROTHER BCAUSE YOU ARE A BLESSING TO THE WORLD .....Ja'nett

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  • Tyler

    I see your HALO!

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  • carla butler cleveland,ohio

    YES I CAN RELATE MY MOM TOLD ME IT'S NOT WHAT YOU DO IT'S HOW YOU DO..ALSO WE NEVER KNOW WHAT LIFE HAS IN STORE FROM MINUTE TO MINUTE. PLANTING SEEDS IS NOT LIMITED TO MONEY. SOWING SEEDS OF LOVE, INSPIRING OTHERS IS ONE OF MY GIFTS FORM THE LORD. I CAN REMEMEMBER THE STRUGGLES OF LIFE AND LIKE THE BIBLE STATES WE MAY BE ENTERTAINING ANGELES, SO MR.T.PERRY THAT WAS JESUS WAY OF SAYING LO I AM WITH THEE....

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  • Ann Smith Boston

    Blessed to be a blessing! Thank you for sharing your heart on matters of life. This maybe your greatest gift to the world.

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  • Patricia Ngene Nigeria

    God is so good and everything He does is perfect. This is so true;God sees and takes note;nothing escapes Him . Iam so glad that lady was responsive to what God was saying;and you were too. It really does go round;what you sow comes back, even though it may tarry.It may take time, but God is never late.Thanks Tyler ,for sharing this message

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  • Vicki Bray F**** Sanford, FL

    She felt led to help you because she recognized your light.

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  • Melissa Detroit

    I read this message when you first posted it Tyler. And I got it and understood it and I digested it. So today I read it again because the pure love, concern and care I gave an individual at their lowest time in their life it was direspected and not appreciated and I am still struggling with it (abandoment). I knew then that when you do from the heart and work in not invain. So, this reminds me when I hurt, GOD GOT ME! Thanks for the reminder. Be Bless

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  • Tammie Atlanta, GA

    I have no idea why or how I go to this comment page. But I am truly blessed and inspired by the last paragraph. I have been in a very dark place lately thinking my children don't appreciate me and all my hard efforts not to become a statistic has failed. All I hear from others is about my faults and it can be discouraging, but to know that I only need to please God has put a smile on my face. May God countinue to bless your spirit Tyler Perry so you may be a blessing to others. TW

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