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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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  • Meredith Hunter Stone Mountain, GA

    Thank you so much Tyler for your inspiration of breaking through. I have a fear of flying and seeing how the weather was bad, I wouldn't have gotten on the plane, lol. Usually when situations go bad for me I will hide to run away from it but I will eventually run back to it. I can imagine the situation being so much better when you climb higher. God doesn't want anybody to stay in turmoil forever, he would want you to go through it and keep going until you come out of what ever situation to see the sunshine or as you put it getting to the higher elevation. Keep bringing the inspiration. It touches me and many others. Sincerely, Meredith Hunter

  • Hazel Grandview Mo

    Tyler you continue to inspire and uplift us in the most fascinating ways. We are truly blessed by the presents of your existence. I'll continue to wrap the arms of my affection around you. Take care and God bless.

  • Pamela Terrt Atlanta

    I truly Thank God for you, I've been a fan for a while , and have really enjoyed everything you have done! I'm amazed at your wisdom, and how your still allowing God to use you!? I always walk away from seeing your plays or movies with a sense of good will and hope and use what I have witnessed in my life .....With the natural eye people would look at you and try to put this world's value system on you because of what you have and all that you have accomplished, but I AM SOOO GLAD that your heart is still tender towards God and that you still allow Him to use you and move in the path that He has set for you! Your words are always filled with encouragement, hope, healing and power! Your words today ....... ( trying to get myself together here...... Lord have mercy! ) will catapult people out of destitute situations, to riding above the storm! I know cause it helped me to rise above ! So I Praise God for you, and pray that what God whispers to you in secret you keep proclaiming from the roof tops!

  • Pamela Brinson (Fellow Angel) Delray Beach Fla, 33444

    Thank you so much for that!!!(in tears)

  • dezrine florida

    tyler my dear, thank you for those words, its like you are seeing me go through some stuff, or god is talking to you about what I am going through, you see I am in that place right now so thank you for those encouraging words. I look in my mail every day to see if there is any word from you cause you always give me hope thank you and god bless.

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  • V. Champ Atlanta

    Thank you for such inspiring and encouraging words. It is time to go higher!

  • Diary plane

    Thank you, I needed that. Be blessed. xoxo #1Fan

  • SistahWarhol Kansas City, MO

    Hey there partner! So far I've weathered the storms of life and saw my beloved daughter for 2 days. Happy happy joy joy!! You've inspired this chickadee one too many times. Now I know I have to dream BIG. The words from the grave by others still plague my thoughts daily, I'm no good, unlovable, will never be nother or nobody you'll never have nothing....you get the voices from family and "friends". I shut the door on them constantly... I am what I am and I accept that. My victories are small but are mine and I help others, love God and my country and of course, my darling dearest child. Hey you, keep it fresh, do your own thing and remember to play and not by yourself !! Peaces pumpkin Pie

  • Ena CT

    Thanks Tyler, Such an on time message for me TODAY! Be Blessed Rowena.... www.blockpartyservices.com

  • Malerie California

    You better PREACH! As I sat and read "It's Time to Break Through," something leaped in my Spirit and I bless God for your ability to aid both the "natural" man and the "spirit" man. I recall seeing you in 2009 at the Full Gospel Baptist Church Convention, the week Michael Jackson died and you were there at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and Bishop Morton asked you to come up to the stage. You came up to the stage and told the audience that you had been filming and after Michael dying, you could not just stay there in the studio and you had to get out. So you came to the GWCC and begin speaking and before I knew it, you began praying and by then I "lost it" because the Spirit took hold of you and the utterance was made known and everybody could not contain themselves for THE ANOINTING was truly upon you!!! In closing, every time you release a new film or I get an e-mail from you, I either attend the showing and/or simply touch the computer screen and say "BLESS HIM GOD!" Sincerely, Malerie

  • Beverly Pearson Riverside,R.I.

    WOW!! Mr Tyler Perry...thank you for the encouraging words! May "God" continue to "Bless" you. I'm flying "Higher" as I'm typing because "Life" is hard as Bishop T.D. Jakes said...we got to hold on to our personal relationship with "God" because all things are possible with "God" in our lives. "God" love you and so do I!

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