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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.

    She...talking! :-) S-talking! LOL & here's a song for it: Get My Bodied, listen to what it says. Anyway, its now my bedtime. Ttyl! 2 doves they represent peace. :-) Good night, T

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Thank you Love! :-) you already know I wanna put "LoL", which stands for Love out Loud, sometimes it could mean Laugh out Loud & for sure its Live out Loud! :P ...LoL... w/ a :-) . And I love u more today than I did on yesterday. LoL cause its just keep getting BETTER & BETTER; and GOODER & GOODER! When we gonna get to the good PART?! LoL... :-) I been waiting for you & on you! What took u so long? Due Season! Yeah yeah yeah!!!!!! That's how u like it, Baby! Mmmm good! The real thang! I done found what I been looking for. LoL.... I told u I was Special! That's how & why I know you are SPECIAL, too! :-) SpecialSpecial PeacePeace & VictoryVictory!!! That's what u call OVERCOMING. Tyler, what He gives when we overcome? Tell me that! :-) Song: I'll always love you! That's just what that is. It's called a second chance. I once heard a saying, "peace is not the absence of war." :-) So, we WIN THE WAR!!!!!! Who cares about the battle when u done WON(now) the war?! Not I! It was good for me/us that we been afflicted...! We glory in tribulations. I have a question for you TP, are you happy, NOW? I AM! I'm happy, I'm excited, I'm thrilled, I'm victorious, I'm glad, I'm cheerful, I'm joyful, I'm youthful, I'm sugar & spice & all that's nice. You ever seen the righteous forsaken? Our righteousness is not of yourselves. How u do that there.... How u do that there! We gonna start this...off right we got Tyler and Sheneith in the house tonight! LoL!!! The end of a matter is always better than the beginning. We're ending one season to enter our destiny, purpose (His purpose). You're a bad man T! I got to give it to you. :-) And Sheneith, love her some you. Do she even know u? LoL! I would love&like&be so honored to get to know u. And never let you go, at that. That's how much I love you. So, please don't make me cry cause I can sometimes easily cry. Just at your presence I just might start crying just so you know. But know that its all good. Fyi... So, u might not wanna have on something u don't want to get cried on. LoL.... :-) ok, thanks & I love you. And just in case words don't come out my mouth at that time. Just hold me, T! That's all I ask. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) I am in love & loved by Him/him. :-) Song: "At Last My Love has come along & lonely days are over... Life is like a song..." What? The Song of Solomon! Press my cheeks 2! :o !!!! Hallelujah to God our Father which ART in heaven...Forever. Amen I'm in love w/ him AND he's in love with me. :o !!!! How u do that there....How u do that there!! LOL lol LoL :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    TP, Good Morning! :-) Read Songs of Solomon to me today?. Thanks! The song of songs, which is Solomon's....Make haste, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag On the mountains of spices. :-) "I love you" Ttyl & thank you, too My Love. :-) Have a good day & Oh yeah, I'm thinking about you. 24/7 365 & 366. LoL! Now u tell me what's wrong about that? Now u tell me what's right about that? I'll be waiting, :-) I love you! Song: "I need Love" L L Cool J. "Spend My Life w/ You&you" King&king Lord&lord :-) You know my father IS the King of kings & The Lord of lords & The M***** of masters!. And I'm the Apple of His eye. Which means to me, that I can only be with that one somebody who is & will; And who plans on treating me accordingly. Thank you My Love, My Lover,My King, My Lord & My M***** with the Master's plan. Song: "Like Never Before" & "Back 2 Love!" "Pray For Me" :-) Have a good day! My Miracle.... :P :-)

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  • Tuwanna Westbrook Miami, Fl

    Thank you for that story. I plan on showing this to a couple of friends that need to know they need to keep digging until they get their breakthrough. You be encouraged and know that I am praying for you.

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  • Ne Los Angeles Co.

    Thanks a lot Tyler for that story of motivation.. Whew Life! Like babies first steps! We got back up till we got it.. So let me walk, run, skip, hop, and roll continue living this day! 1John 4:18

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    All means all! You will recover all! Pursue, Overtake, Recover all. David strengthen himself in the Lord his God! Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, "Please bring the EPHOD here to me." And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. SO David INQUIRED OF THE LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? (run thru troops, leap over walls) Shall I overtake them? And He ANSWERED him, "Pursue, for u SHALL SURELY overtake them AND withOUT fail RECOVER ALL." SO David went, he and the 600 men who were w/ him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. BUT David PURSUED, he & 400 men; for 200 stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.... "This is David's spoil." ....Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil(booty) to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord"--- .... David Recovers All! :-)

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  • Chasity J. Bartlett, TN

    All I can say after reading that is, "Thank You". #tears-rolling#

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  • Johannesburg South Africa

    Wow!what a moving story.Iv watched my brother dig through his marriage until he ended up burying himself,not only is he going through a divorce but he contracted the HIV virus!They were a couple who feared God,active in God's work always trying to do things by da holy book.I want to help him,bt I don't knw what to do!!!!

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  • Temi LA

    Am still digging dear... am still pressing.. am still Praying... I sure wont give up until I hit that River of blessings!!! Just heard of the press conference on your FB yesterday... its a VERY BIG GOOD DEED your are doing for Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos... It is only God the MOST HIGH.. that will reward you... Like I wrote @ Lucie Sylla.. who posted the link.... Its one of the reasons am Nuts 'bout you and all that you do... !!!! This Man of Faith Rocks!!! What came to mind as i opened the link was Job 29... most especially 12-17. Its one of my favorite chapters and What a blessing you are living it all out... Above and beyond All else, I pray... That YOUR FAITH SHALL NOT FAIL... Well done!!! and Baby?...Am Digging still..I'll keep digging....UNTIL..I BECOME A PRAISE ON THE EARTH... More grace

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Night My Love, kiss))) :-) Remember to talk to God/pray for me. :-) Thank you! Song: "So In Love" Have a good night TP. (((KISSES))) ...LoL... :)

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  • Fabiola Fort Lauderdale, FL

    How do you keep faith when with all the digging it starts to feel like you're being buried. Answer that.

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    • Temi LA #1790878

      Dear... your are not being buried... it depends on what you are doing with all them dirts....are you shaking them off.. or allowing them sit on you?.... i heard of the story of a great horse once.... it was being buried alive and they infact dug a great h*** to for this great horse... so in they threw the horse and they started attempting to fill the hole... they were shoveling sand back inside the h*** with the horse...BUT dear the horse was smarter than them all... rather than allow the dirt sits on him.. the horse will shake it off.. mash on it and press it down... they kept doing this.. and the horse also kept the rhythm ... shake..mash..and press..************* eventually the press kept lifting the horse out of the hole.. till he gained enough height to jump out of the h*** and run for its dear life... So my Dear Fabiola... watch what you are doing with all the dirts.. as you are digging. More grace.. and hugs

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    • Fabiola Morton hollywood, fl #1793064

      Thank you, I feel blessed to have posted this because I was really feeling buried. I thank God for creating you and I've been doung what tge story said and I'll keep you updated on my climb out to freedom.

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