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It's Time To Break Through

First, let me just say thanks for another great weekend for Temptation. The movie is doing just what I hoped it would do. It is speaking to marriages and relationships all over. Thank you for seeing it in the theaters. It really is changing lives.

Now on to why I'm writing. It's about 6am here. Really quiet. The kind of quiet where even a still small voice can sound like a scream. I was sitting here thinking about the first time I took a flight on a small private jet. Many of you know that I'm an aviation buff. I love planes and flying. That's crazy, seeing as how my passion for it started out as a way to get over my fears. And my first flight was my scariest.

That morning, when I got to the airport, it was cloudy, raining and cold. I told the pilots that I was a nervous flyer and asked how the weather was. He said, "it’s rough down low but great up high." Now I'm looking at the sky, it didn't look so great up high to me. But I said a prayer and got on. We took off. It was so turbulent. I was bouncing all over the place. I sat there thinking, "why would they tell me the weather was fine?"

After about ten minuets of being bounced around I asked the pilots why it was so rough. They told me that it would get better as soon as they were allowed to climb higher. I asked who was holding us at that altitude and they said Air Traffic Control. There were a lot of planes in the area and for our own safety we had to stay at that altitude. I sat down, bouncing around some more, white knuckled and all, until the flight attendant told me that we had just been cleared to climb higher. I felt the plane pitch up and the thrust of those powerful jet engines kick in. We bounced around some more. It seemed to have gotten worse. Visibility through my window was non-existent. I was about to ask them to land and let me off the plane. But then we broke through the clouds. There was the sun and the air was so smooth that it didn't even feel like we were moving.

By now, I'm sure you're wondering, "why am I reading all this?" Well, I’ll tell you. Flying through rough weather is a lot like making it through life. Sometimes there are a lot of dark clouds, a lot of bad moments. So bad that you want to give up or turn around like I wanted to. Sometimes you can't go higher because something or someone is trying to hold you back or you're being held at that altitude for your own safety. Sometimes you’re not ready to go higher. God is protecting you from yourself because he knows that you can’t handle going higher. Sometimes he’s hiding you, preparing you to be ready. (That gave me a million thoughts. I’ll save that for another email). Sometimes it's so dark you can't see which way to go. But just like air traffic control had to give us permission to go higher, this morning I wanted to give you permission to go higher. Climb!! The weather is so much better up there. The sun is shinning bright up higher. Stop living your life so low.

Now it's not going to be easy to get through those clouds. You’re going to have to hold your head up and use all the strength in your soul to get through, but you will. Use prayer as your fuel and go higher. You have just been given permission to climb higher. Fly above it all.

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  • Leslie Malveaux Baton Rouge

    That was very beautiful. That gave me so much inspiration.

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    • Connie Chicago #1815568

      Thank you.

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  • Vanessa Naidoo South Africa

    Thank you. This exactly what I needed to hear. I have been sick with worry with all the dramatic and painful moments in my life right now. Needed to be reminded about faith.

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  • Valerie ILes Hawkins Gardena, CA

    Tyler if I may, thank you so much for your words of encourgement and the directive to move forward. These words where a blessing to me. I have been dealing with junk at work however; through it all my Heavenly Father is merciful and I am handling it very well. I am ready to sore, take off and be even more magnanimous. Thank you again for all your loving , caring, thoughts and sharing your self with me. Be Blessed, Valerie ILes Hawkins Gardena, CA

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  • Leixa

    Great words of blessings n courage Jah bless

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  • Kathy Lathon Louisiana

    Jesus has already given us our boarding pass to come up higher when He said in St. John 19:30 - "It is finished". Absolutely ANYTHING that a believer in Christ is faced with in life has already been victoriously secured by the Son of God!

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  • Michelle Chesterton,IN

    What an astounding analogy and so much irony and conformation for me (I pray it is for you too)! Former Flight Attendant here, who also used to be afraid to fly (30 yrs ago in 9th grade my bf was killed in an airplane crash, I still have the articles). My first airline interview flight ORD-ATL we went through a horrifying lightening storm, that's the moment I put my hand in His and said, Lord I trust You. The airline I was interviewing for was a DELTA connector. Well I want to climb higher in my FA career and fly on corporate jets, hmmm, know anyone hiring? Its bizarre I also felt compelled a few weeks ago, after I applied for a position with TPS to put aside the articles of the plane crash?! Irony, both once afraid to fly, first airline interview to ATL for a Delta carrier, interesting!

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  • Tomeka Mckinney Texarkana Tx 75501

    Amen Mr. Tyler Perry that was very incouraging!! Love ya Mr. TylePerry always,, keep what you been doin @ god will see you through, i love all your movies @ playsl, just went see temptation at the movies it was very awesome @amazing movie!! Keep up the good work god has placed in you

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  • Yvonne Louisiana

    Thanks I needed this flying higher!!!

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  • Cortney McGee Dallas,TX

    Mr Perry you can't have me at work crying like this just ain't right lol... But truly this hit home for me I keep saying that I know my blessings are coming but this was definitely confirmation. Thanks for the inspiring words. God Bless you sir.

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  • Qetsiyah

    Every word of encouragement is worth a thousand more..Thank YOU and enjoy the California weather.

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  • Andrea Washington, DC

    I don't comment on here often to never! But today Mr. Perry!!!!!! You hit it on the nose! This confirmed what God has been saying to me this past weekend and the last 2 days! I'm ready to go forth! Leaving the past behind! Accepting that the chapters in my book of life are just the mind blowing cant put the book down waiting to see what happens next read that will impact millions of people! Be encouraged!

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  • Not gonna say. just a fan Houston

    as always coach, you have impeccable timing and your message brought me to tears before I finished because I knew where it was going. I had an awesome week before Easter Sunday. the sun was dining all week in my life. My life since Easter has been sickness, car problem, financially hit, confusion in my class, and the list goes on. ( those dark stormy clouds and turbulence) I spoke to a friend last night and she said you know the devil is mad because you drove from Houston to Dallas just to hear the word of God and he did not like that. he is gonna try to discourage you because he is afraid of you and what God is gonna do in your life. Your message is confirmation of what she said and what God has already told me. I needed this today. thank you. T by the way... aren't you suppose to be enjoying a cruise right about now? Lol!

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