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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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  • 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

  • Vicki Bray F**** Sanford, FL

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shirley Rayford Crockett Tx

    I am TEARING-UP..... you closed with such encouraging words!!! Sometimes we feel not even God notices our giving. (That's just a spirit of DISCOURAGEMENT) However, deep within I do know HIS word is true & will not return to HIM void. Thank you Tyler, & God bless!!!

  • Belinda New Haven, CT

    OMG! Tyler, you are always on time with your messages. Although I'm just reading it, I believe God didn't allow me to get to read it until I needed it. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. You are truly a blessing to world and I know your mother was/still is so proud of you. Now don't you appreciate the craziness in life? :-)

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  • Mimi Las vegas

    I know how difficult it is to be famous. People tend to love you for what they see through tv, movies, theater,etc. Not for the human in you and what you went through or the events that led you to be who you are today. Just a reminder that suffering is a part of life and I believe that it helps the purpose of life which is to reach heaven after we die. I admire all celebrities who think of doing good in communities and help others. Celebrity or not, we are all humans and we are all alike. I had my share of suffering and I made the deal of doing good deeds instead of becoming bitter. Abused childhood is never forgotten but it is up to us to forgive, which is the toughest of all. It is all a matter of choice in life. Take care and God bless you. :) Ps. at least you are lucky, you have so many admirers... I don't! LoL

  • Joni White GA

    Dear Mr Tyler, God smiles when you testify! Continue to do the work God has ordained you to do. Encourage people to be kind and loving. Also to the children share and love each other. Its the natural thing to do. Tyler please help protect children from sexual abuse. Tell them to call on Jesus and his blood in the time of distress. It is time to fight back with the Blood that will never loose its power. God continue to bless you and annoint you with His Holy Spirit. I Love you and will do you no harm!

  • Laura Jefferson County NYS - 10 mins from Canada

    A burnt-out teacher is what I am. I've fought bitterness and resentment from giving, loving and caring and receiving endless negativity, but know I'm losing. Colleagues who don't much care amble on just fine, while I wallow in regret for spending 20+ years seemingly for naught. Your post was very uplifting, not that I now await accolades or money from a former student who makes it big, but being reminded that we don't know the effects of our efforts. By the way, Mr. Perry, if you read these, my mother has been dead 15 years; it takes way longer than others realize to become even partly the person you were before. I still am surprised not to see her in the kitchen with a cup of coffee and I literally can see her laughing gloriously sitting next to me watching Medea's antics!

  • Ashira Yael CityOfLove-StateOfForgiveness

    Its 4:42a.m. and I'm up waaaaaay up.....I'm SURE of it,I was led here to get confirmation and clarity on some things....I appreciate you too Tyler.....Blessings and Loads of Love!

  • Sheronda Ypsilanti, MI

    Wow! It's amazing how God works! After all those years He put a desire in your heart to contact her just when she needed it. God has a way of letting us know without doubt that He is God almighty! Praise God for your obedience and hers!

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