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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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  • Katie Day Preston GA

    Hi Mr Perry.. Looking 4 open casting calls! Please let me know when I need a miracle in my life..and yes I have all that it takes....:)GOD is my leader !

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Good morning Love, what will today be like? What u doing? What u wanna do & what's on your mind? Let me know! :-) Ttyl no, ttyToday & later. For always. :-) ...LoL... :-)

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  • Michele Ohio

    This message is right on time...God knows how to get a word to you and I am listening with my heart, eyes, and spirit wide open to all that He has for me and I wont stop because I know the water is there. ~The Best Is Yet To Come

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Did u tell me Good night, Tyler? :-) ...LoL... Good night & Good morning. What is today going to be like? Oh, & how was your Friday? If you only knew. Do you know? Yeah u know! And u know just what to do. Let me know when you are ready. Thanks My Love! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    It took your message! Meaning your site. So, I guess I just needed to hear myself say that. And experience being vulnerable like that. I'll fill you in later T! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey TP!!! Guess what I'm listening to? Madea: DON'T MAKE A BLACK WOMAN TAKE OFF HER EARRINGS. :-) Its been a minute or two since I have listen to this....LoL... :-) LoL.... LoL... !!!!!!! Live Laugh & Love.....LoL.... Life & Love Relationships. LoL!!! I got a question for you: Would u like for someone to treat you this way? I'm just asking, cause I would like to know. LoL!!!! That's all I wanna know, for tonight. At this day & time in your life, how would u like to be treated by your woman? Real talk. :-) Think about it & let a sister know what's up. LoL... :-) Ttyl :-) P.S. It was sure a pleasure to have u around on today. I ain't even gonna lie. You came just in time to stop me from having a moment. Have ever asked yourself or felt like: REALLY what am I doing? Am I kidding myself? Smh!!! Anyway, today has been actually a really good day, after all! :-) Why did you leave out, "For Colored Girl?" Was there any particular reason? Let me share my thought with u concerning "Madea!" If Madea is your brand, your franchise, your doing; and it is! And its appreciated by many, including myself. Why & how would you dare let ANYONE have a problem with what works (so well) for you? Excuse I just had to bring that up. :-) You have what no one else have. Which is so beautiful! You are so wonderful & SPECIAL at the same time. Some years back, I used to say to myself I hope he don't change. :-) Oh course it was after the question in my head. -Who is this person Tyler Perry! :-) LoL!!! Putting his name in front of everything? You are off the chain!! That's for sure. I'm very thrilled just to interact with u. I really enjoy myself just to do so. And no, I not seeking any job from you. I'm seeking to know you, you! That's ALL! I'm just chilling & HOT at the same time. LoL.... That is too funny, to me. I tend to believe you're worth it. Worth what? My time & Attention. See, I really don't care to do stuff I don't love to do. That gets on my last nerve, when I do! SO, I DON'T DO IT, for the most part. ....cont....

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    It's you T, that's so strong! It's not me! It's you, T! And has been two men that somehow I know that I can trust beyond me even understanding it. It's been Bishop Jakes & now its you. Don't ask me how I know. I can't tell u. That's all I have to say for right now. Ttyl!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    What will today be like? And how many times do I have to say to you, "I'm not for everybody else!?" How many times! I'm one person. If ppl could just get it thru their heads. It would make such a big, huge difference! I wish I could express what I really mean by this!!! Lord knows I do! Let me say it this way: when its time for me to be around other ppl, I will! I'm not trying to say, I will never. What I am saying is, its for you T! It's all for you! And I'm not playing right now. Ok, Ttyl! P.S. However you would/will like for it to be. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good morning My T, :-) Song: "Make It Last Forever Don't Let Our Love End..." LoL... :-) When I say, "I wanna hold u (TP)" that's exactly what I mean. After day before yesterday, which was the day, I was getting several questions from other ppl concerning me. All the way up to some I didn't know. And after it happening several times in one day. I was like Oh!!! As for family, I can understand them. They mean nothing by it. And, or at least, we are always laughing at one another or etc. So, whatever. Remember this: its like when D'Andre asked, "did u get his autograph?" And I just closed to door & left out the room. I wasn't trying to hear that. Anyway, what's a "Celebrity Crush?" Well, enough about that. What are you doing today? And will "For Better Or Worse" be back on tonight? How are you feeling, T? I think I need to play a song, right now. Let me get back with you. Have a good day!!! And I will talk w/ you soon & later. :-) ...LoL... Candy: "Now & Later" lol :-) Thinking bout u, Thinking about u! LoL! :P :-) Song: "I need love"

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    My faith first #MFF. Hi T! Song: "I can't take my eyes off of you." :-) LOL... "Spend My Life with you" I wanna hear the sound of your heartbeat(s). When I asked were there something u wanna for yourself. Is there? Ttyl...

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  • Mala Williams Grand Blanc Michigan

    God Bless you! I needed to hear this one, it was just for me. Sounds like a prayer, and the prayer I need and should be appying to self in order to maintain my focus. I will keep digggingggg! Thank you Mala

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  • Melissa

    Wow, that message is very strong and as always, you hit home. A sincere thank you to you for your continued connection. As always, Tyler, sending you blessings and lots of love. I appreciate you keeping that candle lit through the storms. Right now I am going through a few dark days but I take pride in saying that god gives me what I need to move forward and maintain the days to come. Finding my inner strength ;-)

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