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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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  • 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!!!

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  • 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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  • Rennie Riccardo Namibia

    Amen!!!

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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

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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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  • Dandzra Spotsylvania,Va.

    God knows just what we have need of and He reminds us of his promises. Thanks for letting him use you, may the grace of God continue to surround you.

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  • Carole Talley lynwood ├ža

    Thanks for the message, I get it. Tyler you are so inspirational, may God keep blessing you and you pass on your blessings

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  • Sarah Waller New Port Richey, FL

    Dear Mr. Perry, I just got through watching"Madea get's a job." Thank you so much for being truthful, funny , and sharing your God-Given talent. I was a single-parent raising three children in the 70's thru the 90's. But, I shared the Bible with my children. I've seen the hand of God through out their lives. Again, Thank you - for just being you, and sharing yourself with others. When are you coming to Tampa FL ? I will be there to welcome you. Best Regards, Sarah Waller

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  • Phillip Tennessee

    This is a beautiful reminder, thanks do much- God Bless you

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