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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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  • Damaris Florida

    Amen, wonderful story and glory to God! 1 Samuel 2:7-The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. Amen Mr. Perry, God bless you more and give you more humility in the mighty name of Jesus! Blessing you in all areas God knows that you are needing for He is the almighty 'I AM'.

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  • satara williams MIAMI FLA

    HEY, TYLER PERRY It's funny How you mention it may take while. well you see, I love to sow the see of love. You remind me, of what matter the most. God command Us to love each other . You see , A seed of life is a seed of God. When you sow a seed of Love , that's a seed that grows, God Give a pure hart and when , He rain on my Hart that's when I'm able to give a over flow. that He name me A LIVING ROSE. God Bless You.

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  • Sallie Phoenix,AZ

    Reading your email just now made my heart feel comfort. I know the young man I helped will remember the kindness from my heart, because of your story. Just like the lady who helped you. I only did what I was suppose to do, have compassion for others. I truly thank you for sharing with all of us. God has used your story to help others and myself today. You are truly a righteous man.

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  • Mary T

    How did you know, I been talking to God all week about this. I've been pouring my heart out to God and crying out to him about feeling unappreciated. And He told me the same thing not to be weary in well doing for in due season I will reap. Thanks you for pouring out of your pure heart and letting God use you : )

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  • Shirlette Atlanta,Ga

    Dear Mr.Perry, God is good all the time and all the time God is so good, I say this because every time you have been writing me back your emails they always come just when i pray to my God about things that's going on in my life and He send my answer thru you i dont kno why maybe its because i dont have any one i can talk too besides my HEAVENLY FATHER so HE send the answer thru you but sayin all this to o say Thank You!!!!! Cause I felt like giving up cause im always helpin people giving my last to my family & my so call friends, i also helped the homeless ,i helped every one if i have it but, now i dont have to give people are turnin their back on me puttin me out their house everything but im tryin to hold on to my Faith cause i know in the end @ less.. I Pray in the end our God got it all in control,& He will work it out for me. Well Mr. Perry thank you again for that email i needed that God kno how too answer just in time when we less expect Him too.... Have a Bless, Shirlette :)

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  • Bethany Bartlett WEST ORLANDO

    HI, TYLER +++GOD+++BLESS! I WAS THINKING OF YOU JUST THE OTHER DAY WONDERING WHEN YOU WAS GOING TO TEXT YOUR WONDERFUL MESSAGE THAT+++GOD+++BLESS+YOU+TO GIVE US THE SAINTS!WOW! YOU TEXT JUST WHAT I NEEDED BECAUSE I HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DID NOT APPRECIATE IT BUT YOU ARE RIGHT+++GOD+++WILL BLESS THOSE THAT SOW GOOD SEED! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR SOWING IN LIFE BECAUSE I SURE DO FEEL A LOT BETTER!SMILE YOUR, COUSIN+QUEEN GETUSFREE+IN+++JESUS+++NAME I DO PRAY!+AMAN+

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  • Roxanne Williams Glendale, Arizona

    Tyler, Thank you for sharing... Such a amazing story it did indeed bring tears to my eyes. I would like to say that I'm very glad to know that people like the lady you spoke of & yourself as well as others do exist. You just insured me that I can still be who I am & get the riches I deserve in other ways besides money & material things. Thanks for sharing.... I now know that what I feel about God is real & he shall not be unrighteous he is very rewarding..........

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  • Audrey Maryland

    Tyler, you have no idea how much this message Blessed my heart right now, it made me cry and I believe Jesus was speaking to me through this message so Thank you :)

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  • JACQUELINE LAGOS - NIGERIA

    This is truly a wonderful and inspiring testimony, if only more people can fully understand that beautiful scriptural verse ..."God Loves a Cheerful Giver". Its amazing how giving selflessly can be so Fulfilling spiritually and physically. Thanks a lot for sharing this and several others, i pray to hear of your full time vineyard ministration involvement. Peace and Grace be upon you.

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  • Tracy Asher colorado springs

    Tyler, Thank you for sharing.. It may take awhile. It brought me to tears because it reminded me that God is not unrighteous to forget and that what i do for him will not go unrewarded. Continued blessings

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  • susan suitland, maryland

    I do believe that the greatest thing in life is to bless someone in life sometimes we may not recognize the impact we might have on someone life, myself I decided to stay home and become a homemaker in the process I cared for my three sons and decided to become a foster/adoptive parent I cared for fragile sickly children which a lot of foster parents shyed away from during those times, in 1995 I adopted myself four foster children whom I love dearly as my own, but I believe they have blessed my life more than I have blessed them with a loving home, Iam raising all of them alone they are young adults are doing well, lesson learn your knowledge, love, advice can be so important in uplifting someone else life, GOD BLESS

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  • Malveaux Compton

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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