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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Teresa V.J. United States

    Lets try this with my glasses on. =) To Tyler Perry I am an older Women. I have written 2 short childrens books, Christian Books. My Husband Could Careless about my writing. I write what cames to me. I fill, feeling in writing. I can't explain how it feels but its a very special feeling. Mylife is centered around GOD. I feel He told me to share the poem of Teach Them with you and the World. I did finish it the other day. I write over and over and over, It keeps getting better and more improved. I even feel good to explain this unto you. sorry I didn't have on my glasses before I sent the other blog. Thanks for listening. Teresa P.S. Do You Really Read These Yourself?

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  • Teresa V.J. United States

    I am older, GOD has blessed me with a talent. I have written @ short childrens books and so many poems i can't count. I have been waiting for something to good to happen in mylife. I love the LORD, and I don't want to step out of His will for my life. My Sister says I'm really good. But My Husband seems to to care. everyone makes me fell like Its not Good. so I stopped writing. But writing makes me feel. I know there are so many books inside of me. crying to come forth. I have 2 part time, full time jobs I hate. But I do what I have to do. I come home drained both jobs I clean sites. The more I clean the more they want cleaned. In as let time as possible. I want to do something for me?

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  • Denise Rembert Waterford Mi 48327

    Tyle perry you are my hero,because i fight my cancer every day i am a single mom with two girl god bless.I need you help please prey for me and my kids we need it,i'ts so hard to take care of them food them and pay bills on one income every mouth,I wish that i can talk to you on the phone if you can call me that is a blessing i alway wented to see you. God bless you please dont forget to prey for my health and kids health.

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  • Sees Oahu, HI

    Such an inspiring story! :) Every message I read is just amazing! Thank you. God Bless!

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  • Ashley Tennessee

    I had received this in an email from you a while back! A word came forth from the pulpit about digging wells!!! Thank you for sharing your life stories with us!! This may be an old post but it's an on time word now!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins here

    Now where were we?

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  • Cara Mia Quebec

    First, Congratulations on your amazing career. Thank you for all the hilarious, tender, philosophical moments and wisdom that Madea shares with the rest of the world. She reminds me of my late beloved grandma! Just finished reading your story about digging for water. I must admit just had a HA!HA! moment. I have been struggling to lose weight for basically all my life. I've embarked on a journey three years ago, it ain't easy ride and I am getting slowly but surely off track. Your story it HOME! I should not give up. As your story, I have dugged too far to just give up. In my case, I know I have a long way to go but if I give up now, I will never really know I close I got to my goal. THANKS AGAIN for every moment that you have taken me into your world and put a smile on my face.

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  • Jonetta Scott Cleveland, Ohio

    I just want to "Thank You" for continuing to allow God to use you!!! Temptations is an Excellent movie!!! I loved it so much that I went to see it twice!!!

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  • levi tchongwe east chicago.

    I am responding to your story of january 4th 2013, first of all, I did not see this wonderful story of digging wells, till this evening. I am very encouraged, because I used to be a quitter from so many things I attempted to do in the past before I became a pastor, You teach like our Lord Jesus Christ, because He used to tell short meaningful stories to the jews. There was a sower, there was a richman, there was a widow.....every story Jesus talked about to His listeners, He always related to their present on going life styles at that time. Even after digging 9,000 feet, hit a rock, you still told him to keep on digging no matter how expensive it will cost you, You never got discouraged at all. Your story kindles fire of courage within me, and in the hearts of all those who have ready it. Since now I am so close to your ministry, I will look for all your movies I have not watched. Thanks Tyler, stay blessed.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ...In 2013 I want u to apply that to your life.... Some time you will spend time on a thing & it will produce no water. DON BE AFRAID to move on to another spot. You can't HAVE FEAR! I DON'T care how much time u put into it.... Not ONLY where you WANT TO BE BUT where GOD wants you TO BE, THEN KEEP DIGGING IN THAT SAME SPOT. DON'T STOP!.... YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL! Pursue, overtake and we shall recover it ALL! Eph.3:20! David re-covers the spoils... 1Samuel 30 David a man after God's own heart. Once just a little shepherd boy. Samuel anointed him as king, then sent him back out there to feed the sheep. There David learned what others was too afraid to even do. David was doing what he was called to do. And if/when God be for you/us who can be against us? He is for us. He loved us when we didn't/couldn't even love ourselves. He is God!! Song: Nobody Greater!!! Nobody Greater!! And thank You Jesus. :-) Hallelujah to God our Father. He knows all! And He careth for us. So FAITHFUL!!!!! :-) THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD! :-)

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  • Maggie Atlanta, Ga

    GM Mr. Perry A pledge for help. I know you are a busy man, but I have a son that 18 years old that in the 12th grade ( that was in the 12th grade) . His dad drop him off for work on March 20, 2013. He text us a message around 10:00pm saying ( I love you both but I need to go an learn things on my own. I have a place to stay and I'm not coming home . I'm going to continue to go to school and work. The only thing I ask is if you can keep my phone on. ) Now, he hasn't been to school since the 20th of March 2013 and the other day he send us a picture of him. He has cut off his hair. His father and I don't know where to turn . We have try to talk with him about his decision, he is three months away from graduate. We don't understand his rash decision. I was hoping, I could have you speak to him over the phone of course. Maybe he will listen to you. Sincerely, Maggie

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    • VHuron Tx #1812122

      Dearest Mrs Maggie, I read your plea for help and want to encourage you that God is with you. Believe and be hopeful that God works for the good of all that love Him. Jesus spoke the story of the prodical son. Through this story we learn the greatness of God's Grace and Mercy towards us. How He patiently waits for us. I pray that you will be strengthened in faith. No one can do more than God can do! I'll be praying with you.

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  • Rochelle New York

    Hello Mr. Perry, This was a most inspiring story. God is good about placing situations before us to build our faith, work for oir good and bring awesome glory to His name. I pray you have a most blessed year and that you are inspired the greater to keep using your gifts for God's glory and for the good of all. Never compromise your jeart for God, your love for Jesus...and even in the face of what seems to be the best for you in your world. Be not unequally yoked but rather lead souls to deliverance and healing that only comes through Jesus Christ. You can have unbelieving friends in life without uniting with them amd compromising your unwaivering knowledge of God for the sake of peace and harmony. Just be careful of those you love whose hearts are not fully or truly fixed on Jesus Christ. God bless you always!

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