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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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  • Michael Thomas Fisher MoreHouse College

    This totally explains my life and what I am dealing with. I feel that an INTERNSHIP with actually help me go higher. PLEASE let me show my POTENTIAL.

  • Lesa R Texas

    Tyler, When I was reading this message, it made me revisit a conversation that I had this pass weekend. I was complementing someone on the good job that they had done in raising, and preparing their kids for life, and this person allowed the devil to use them to do his work. My comment was that it's was wonderful when parents are able to give their children a solid foundation to start life. It makes a big difference in their outcome, and that I hope they appreciated it, and realized how blessed they were. Well this person persisted to tell me, and even if your parents didn't give you a solid foundation, ain't nothing to do but get out there and do it for yourself. Now that is true, but I knew that she was saying this to hurt me, and to make me feel as though I hadn't worked hard to give myself a good foundation, which God knows I have. So the conversation really threw me for a loop, because I've been going through storm after storm over the last two and half years. It almost brought me to tears, but I knew it was just the enemy trying to detour me from what I had to do. Ironically I was about to head out to a Saturday evening church service, and had I feel for the trap, I would have missed the message that God intended for me to hear. The message was; Acknowledging God first, and foremost in all ways, and went even deeper to say that we should show God our dependence on him, and in return God will reward those who acknowledge him, and seek first his kingdom. Again, I say thank you God for reassuring me that I am on the right path. Later I wanted to call this person up and tell them that when parents don't give you a solid foundation, and even when you can't give yourself one, God will give you a solid foundation, because he is my foundation, and my rock. Without him I am nothing, I have nothing, and can be nothing, and anything that you may have achieve or accomplished is only due to the grace of God, but instead I prayed about it, and decided to let God deal with this individual. In the mean time I pray, God please take me out of this storm, give me the strength to climb. Again thank you for your inspiration, because some days, the storms can get a little to rough. As soon as God provides me with the provisions, I borrowed that word from Joel, I love it, I will be starting a new life. He is taking me on a journey, and my first main stop will be Atlanta. I hope that God will bless me with the opportunity to meet you. In the words of Miley Cyrus's song: There's always gonna be another mountain, We're always gonna wanna make it move, there's always gonna be an uphill battle, sometimes you gonna have to lose, It ain't about how fast I get there, Ain't about what waiting on the other side, "It's the Climb." Until we meet face to face.

  • Lesa R Texas

    Breaking Through The Clouds It is during the quiet times in our lives that we can hear ourselves think, or better yet hear the silent voice of the Holy Spirit, God speaking to us, from within our own consciousness. It is when we look our fears straight in the eyes, and face them head on that we conquer them, take control of them, and come to realize that there was never anything to be afraid of, but the Holy Spirit is nudging us on to take a "Leap of Faith", to that which we find a true love, a long desired dream, a new found passion. Yes, and sometimes we find dark clouds hovering over our heads, bad things happening in threes, and we're on number six, you're feeling like giving up. you want to turn back, but something inside of you won't allow you too. Then there are those times when God knows you're not properly prepared to move to the next level, so he creates delays to protect you from what he already knows is in store. Like the air traffic controllers, who navigate the airways, God navigates our lives, for our own safety, to prevent us from colliding with another plane, aka; the brick walls, or head on trains, that we sometimes can't see coming. But then when you are prepared, strengthen with a shield of armor, God gives the green light for you to move forward. It's your turn to step onto the runway, and the opposing team, the enemy, creates a hazard on the runway, and you find yourself stuck on the tarmac, anxiously awaiting to take flight. Just like God allowed that plane to power it's way through the storm, and rise above the clouds, he will give us the strength, the power to preserver the storms, obstacles, and delays that life, and the enemy puts before us. Like you said, I know that God does not want us to stay in the clouds. He does not want us to be afraid to fly. He wants us to fly through the storms, above the clouds, over the rainbow, and into the sunset to our intended destinations. Thank you God for your reassurance through Tyler's message.

  • Mishka Bridgeport Connecticut

    Hi Tyler this message could not have come at a better time than this it was such an upliftment for me. I was so down and depressed where I thought about giving up and your message made me stop and think. Just want to say thank you and keep doing what you do. Much love and may the Lord continue to bless you.

  • Lancelot South Afrika

    Very inspiring message. I am definitely going to use it the next time a give a presentation to visitors at my squadron . I go through the same scenario a lot as a pilot and an it's very difficult for me to explain the feeling to anyone except my fellow aviators bout pinching through clouds into still air and rays of sunshine and from hearing all the noise that jet makes and bouncing all over the place, to listenng to the silence within. Thanks again , didn't know that Madea knew so much bout flying. I'll always think of this from now on when watching your movies .

  • John Pope Greytown South Africa

    Thanks so much for the encouragement Tyler. I have reposted your post on my blog (hope you dont mind) as i felt it was a real encourgement to Christians all over the world. I trust that you continue to keep strong in all that you do. "Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed" Ciao Johno

  • Rachelle Avondale, AZ

    God is never late! Thank you Tyler, God spoke through you to get this message to me. If it had not been for The Lord on my side.....I can't even imagine where I'd be.

  • Alma Byhalia,Ms.

    Hello Tyler, I just read your e-mail, you are such an Indiviualist. I absolutely get such great inspiration out of your revelations that you receive. I could use that phrase for a sermon "It Get Better The Higher You Get." I just might steal that phrase. When I receive your messages it gives my heart something to ponder, just like Mary. It is so true, the closer we get to God the more peace we receive. Keep on Inspiring us. We never tire of your messages.

  • Ms. Proverbs Owings Mills, Maryland

    Tyler.....Tyler..... Tyler.... Thank You for Sharing your "BIG HEART" with us and Speaking Life to us....I receive it...So very kind and sweet of you...I'm sending it right back to you 100 fold....Tyler you keep me smiling :-) :-) (*-*) God Bless You...Nighty Night..Ms. Proverbs

    • Ms. Proverbs Owings Mills, Maryland #1816120

      Tyler , Beautiful and Peaceful picture of the sky and the clouds ...I absolutely love to fly..Believe it or not I feel more at peace higher in the sky when I'm flying on the plane....Tyler, I'm praying that God help me overcome the fear of cruising... Ok.my eyes are so heavy right now...LOL!..Night Night :-) Ms. Proverbs

  • Glendina Bahamas

    Good night. Thank you for sharing your story. It certainly takes courage to confront our fears. Daily I start with my mind set to go the extra mile. I believe that trying is better than not doing anything at all. Yes there will be bumps and hurdles to overcome, however if we persist we will succeed. God Bless.

  • Angel Washington, DC

    Hi Tyler: Thank you for this message- how timely, no this is divine. I've never visited your webpage before even though I liked you on my facebook. Today I saw your fb post about the cloud and had to see the rest of it. You see, I'm in the turbalent period-or the climb, I know there is something more I'm suppose to be doing but the fear of ( leaving my good govt job, change, and taking a risk is delaying my progress). I've always been a dreamer, I am one of those that can see the vision so clearly, but I lack the faith to activate it. This is my continual prayer has been, Lord help me to move beyond the vision and into realization. Thank you for this confirmation that its time! Angel

  • L.C. New York

    This morning this message was my breakfast, it was nourishment to my soul. I truly thank God for you Tyler your Amazing! Your encouraging words this morning helped me to start flapping my wings again, I truly believe I too can fly and I believe it's just a matter of time before I'm able to touch the sky. I'm soaring right now can you see me?!!! (smile) Your words always come on time. Your the best!!! :) Thank you so much:):)

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