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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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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm back, T! Tai wasn't quite ready once I got there. So, I just sent u that. LoL... :-) While waiting on him. I could tell u so many occasions of this & that. But all that mess, is just that mess. God is bigger than all that there. These years, I have also learned to appreciate being a mother to sons. :-) I have learned so much from doing so. I'm still learning. Boys are different. LOL! Yall think different, etc. Oh, & did I tell u, my father used to have us pick out my mother's birthday present, anniversary, mothers day gifts or etc. He would ask us or maybe we would remind him & we would tell me what she might like. He would keep getting a ring, a necklace, a suit, etc... Stuff like that. The difference in you & I, Tyler is, you know ladies to have been the backbone, etc. I/we personally, meaning my entire family knows it to be my father, along with my mother. They both did their parts. And u talking about a tag team. That was Mr & Mrs Tag Team! Even though we somehow still got away with some stuff. We feared my father & mother. Even though we did stuff wrong & or got in trouble(s). Lol... Let me tell you how bad Paulette got it. Ok, I was shipped to another jail. So, after a minute or two, I wasn't calling Paulette as much. Do u wanna know what she DID? I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM HER inside of jail. Like what! Them folks shipped me 3 times just for a 9 mos sentence. Tai didn't even call me momma when I got out. He was calling me by my name, what he heard my family calling me. Being I was away. Even though he was coming right along with them to see me. When he & moved to Dallas & I would try to explain to him that my nieces wasn't his sisters. He would have a fit! He had grown to think that they were. He was a little boy, he didn't know no better. My mother & father kept him til I got off paper. My mother had grown attached to him, too! But I couldn't let my mother keep my child. Could none of them knew how hurt I already was. And the pain of it to hear your son not call you mom but your name. Wow! Keep in mind, Tai, is my oldest. Both my sons have their father's last name. Not mines. At the time, I thought that was the right thing to do. My father didn't approve of it. He was a wise wise man. Too wise! I didn't know no better. Which is why I don't play NO GAMES right now! You think I care about any of them that left me? I don't. I'm actually happy & happier. That what u say, Thank You Jesus for! Grace & more Grace!!!

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  • Mayelyn Bronx

    Thank you for this! I appreciate these words :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    How are you feeling T? :-) Oh course, in my life there has been hurt on top of hurt & hurt on top of hurt. I come to realize that God does let everything work together for good. And what the enemy meant for bad, that God meant/means it for my/our good. If I had never been thru any of these things. I wouldn't be able to trust Him like I do. He has done for me, even what my parents could not do. He also has done for me & my sons what He didn't allow either of their fathers to do. So, yes I can talk, praise, worship, cry, etc to Him if I so choose to. And there is nothing no one can ever do about it. Period! Hallelujah to GOD, FATHER, SON & THE HOLY GHOST. I LOVE HIM! AND GUESS WHAT? I KNOW HE LOVES ME. CAUSE HE CAME HIMSELF FOR ME! I ain't mad at nobody. Believeth that. Nor do I hate anybody! I will kick them to the curb before I hate them. I ain't got time to be hating on nobody. For what!!! The devil is a liar!! That's what he is. God is good, love, patient, kind, intelligent, smart, all knowing, all seeing, all hearing, everywhere at the same time. He's my AGENT, GOD, LORD, FATHER, KING, FRIEND, KEEPER, LEADER, GUARD, GUIDE, DIRECTOR, ETC... HE'S ALL THAT & THEN SOME. HALLELUJAH!!! I got to go pick up Tai, now. :-) Talk to u when I get back. Right back, too! LoL!!! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Maybe u would like to know that it was 4 of them & 1 me. The 4 included 2males & 2females. One males was my infant son, at the time father. Which Tai is now 17yrs old. Or maybe u would like to know, I had to do 9 months in jail behind that when the judge saw me as wrong. Him not looking at it as 2 against 1myself. It is to this day, God has not told me did he use His hands to stop the bullets or was an my angel positioned between me & the bullets. Like I said, He was saying, God has something in stored for you, God has something in stored for you. I got out the in a few hours, the next evening or so. My father came to pick me up. Tai was at their house. This happen in 1996! Those people was trying to give me 20yrs for two counts of agg. Battery. My mind kept telling me anybody in their right mind should know this is/was self defense. You trying give me 10yrs on each count. It's two ppl against 1 person. Smh! I lost all respect for that system. But God has been Mmmm good to me & mines anyway, always & forever. Thru it all! When I heard you say 20yrs, it did something. Baby, they don't know who or who do or don't have a relationship with God. And God can do what He wanna do, when He wanna do it & just How He choose to have it done. That's right! I trust him even if I can't trust myself. He has been found to be faithful AGAINST ALL ODDS. Also, ask me how this made me feel being the youngest of my parents children, female at that, raised & going to church. That was horrible. But God, Baby! I know Him to be Good. I'll cont.. this some other time. Thanks for listening T, & thanks for loving & caring. I love you, too.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    T, there were times in my walk with God that I thought I had arrived or something. And believe me, I got over that! Baby! What! And here's the thing. I didn't call myself. My experience with Father been just w/ He(The Invisible One) & I. That it knocked me to my knees. My own family couldn't even understand, neither could I. (note: Do u think Paulette ever changed? No!) This experience I been having with God has been His own doing. This is one reason that I DONOT try to change ppl or whatever. Cause if & when God, Himself do it. Can't NOBODY tell u anything different. What? You wanna know that while I was being shot at with a 9mm..red after getting into with 2 females after the night club when I was suppose to be at work that night. But I was at the club & after the club we fought in front of my oldest son house. The house i had moved out from with him earlier that year. And they thought they were gonna jump me, I cut them, 1 was shooting after I got back in my car & God allowed the bullets to have holes in my car on the passenger side & thru that passenger window while I was sitting in the driver's seat of my car. And the Holy Spirit was talking to me, saying, "God has something in stored for you (repeatedly)" as I drove off, etc. Me not really know the depth of what had just happen. Cause I was never introduced to the Holy Spirit, at that time. But raised in up in church my whole entire life. Going all my life. Baptist! At that time!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I had to play you some music, T! :-) You are the music man. :) You know it, too!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Oh Tyler, I apologize! I don't know if u would have wanted me to stay & continue to console you. So, what do you want? Would u like for me to stay; because you are enjoying the attention I'm giving you. :-) I will stay, if you would like me, too! How will I know? You'll come up with something. I'm sure. FYI...I'm willing to do it your way. You just gotta say it, so I know it. LoL... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I gotta go! I will be back after about 9 or so. Around that time. You already know. Join in if u want to. :-) okay, :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Better yet Tyler, I need to see a picture of this really large flower arrangement that was so large it hurt someone's back. And I'm tell u, if u EVER need to do that again or not! :-) Thing is, I'm sure it was lovely. First of all because it came from you. Unless u let somebody else order it! What color(s) was it, T? Somebody send me a picture or post it(you already know where). :-) I wanna see, too! Will u do that for me, Tyler? I can hear Oprah saying your name. Every since the LiveChat pretending your WitnessProtection Movie. You remember that? Oprah was like, OKAY TYLER! :-) I HEAR YOU! And u were just a laughing....LoL... :-) That was too too funny, me. And adorable. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Or would u like it if I made you somehow laugh? Like how Paulette be doing to me. I could be feeling so bad, or hurt, anger, mad, pissed off, or you name it. And who can I call? It's Paulette! I can come Paulette at any angle Tyler. Any one of them. And she gonna listen. If I'm pissed off & need to just vent to get over that thing. I can't call Momma with that. No sir, No sir! :-) Not at all! Not Mrs P. Hawkins. Now, my brothers & somebody else can call Momma like that. But NOT me! LoL!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    What can I do to make you feel better Tyler? Tell me that! This is what I would like to know, from you! :-) How would Tyler like to be comforted at times like this? You want me to hold you close & assure you everything will be just fine? :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm here! How are you feeling, really? Did Oprah have to go to the hospital??

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