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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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  • 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!

  • Caroline Kangwa Johnson City, TN

    Wow!!! Your devotion or whatever you may call it is life-inspiring. I know I could be much more than what I am right now. I turned 51 today and I am still trying hard to find my way home- to live the authentic life that God intended for me to. Today, you have infused me with a fresh outlook on my life, stirred up my faith and I truly believe I can be more than I am. I am more than what I am. Like the eagle, I was meant to soar and fly above the earthly crap! With God's help, I can do it. I can do it for me, for my kids and I can do it for him who made for a higher calling. I admire the way you are grounded with humility and yet have been blessed with so much. Keep on inspiring Hollywood that we have been blessed to bless. Bless you.

  • Lela Jefferson F**** Manvel, TX

    God bless you Mr. Perry for allowing the Holy Spirit to continue to use you in all the mediums he does! This email/communication was right on time and yet another confirmation of what the Lord has speaking to me about. My response is I hear ya loud and clear. Its time to step out in Faith and climb higher. Thanks again!

  • Alice Texas

    "That's just a whole lot of words," said 'Gavin'.

  • Sharon Walker Chicago

    Tyler, I read all of your emails/comments you send out. They are uplifting. ButI have to say this, prayer works immediately and then prayer the deliverance comes when it's you time. Look, I pray everyday. I pray for the Daddy, I pray for my sister and brother, I pray for my friends and family then I pray for me. What do I pray about, something I have worked on for years, just plain old happiness, security, adventure and love. I found my happiness, working on my security and looking for my adventure. God got the lover cover. So, when I read your comments sometimes I agree and others I do not. Well, today, I may have to challegne you on living your life slow. Some may live the life slow, becuase if the live it fast and go for what they want then the remaining parts of their life may or may not fall apart. I just think we should find our speed then GO FOR IT. Sharon

  • Crystal Atlanta

    Thank you so much for the encouraging message today ! I'm sitting here at work reading this message tears rolling down my face, because at the end of this week I will be out of a job. So I was asking God what to do and I got my answers from your message. I have big dreams ,but every time I go to start one of my businesses something always happens and I get fearful. I would always find myself getting back up and trying it again, but this time I didn't feel like I had the strength to do so ! But I will continue seeking high in the clouds ! Thanks again

    • Caroline Kangwa Johnson City, TN #1815785

      I pray that you find a job Crystal or whatever dream God has placed upon your life. I will believe with you for better things to come. Take care

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